Stewart’s Signature Series at Skidmore College

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Celebrate Women in the Arts

Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family support the arts and are proud to Celebrate Women in the Arts with the Stewart’s Signature Series sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at Skidmore College.

Bria Skonberg
Friday, May 10, 8 pm

New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. 

Arthur Zankel Music Center

Tickets: $25 General Admission

Promotional and Community Partner: Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Cherish the Ladies
Saturday, May 11, 2 pm

Under the leadership of All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, named by The Irish Voice Newspaper as one of the Top 25 most influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show.

Arthur Zankel Music Center

Tickets: $35 General Admission, $65 VIP (includes premier reserved seating, & meet and greet with Cherish the Ladies)

Promotional and Community Partner: Caffe Lena

STREB Extreme Action
Friday, June 14, 7 pm

The Streb Extreme Action Company, founded by MacArthur “Genius” Award-winner and choreographer Elizabeth Streb, is known for physically demanding performances that combine virtuosity, technical skill, and popular appeal. Witness this company defy gravity in feats of extreme action at the Tang Museum. Elizabeth Streb is the resident choreographer at Skidmore’s Summer Dance Workshop and the subject of a Tang Museum exhibition curated by Dayton Director Ian Berry.

Tang Teaching Museum

Free and Open to the Public

Partner:  The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Sylvia Cuenca Quintet
Tuesday, July 9, 8 pm

Drummer Sylvia Cuenca has been sharing the bandstand with jazz legends for years. She has toured extensively with jazz greats Clark Terry and Joe Henderson among others as she mixes “rhythmic righteousness”. Her all-star quintet features Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), Ralph Bowen (saxophone), Gerald Gold (organ) and Paul Bollenback (guitar).

Arthur Zankel Music Center

Tickets: $8 Adults/$5 Seniors/Free for students and children

Partner:  Skidmore Jazz Institute

Literary readings with Margo Jefferson and Peg Boyers
Monday, July 15, 8 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, Margo Jefferson [Negroland, winner National Book Critics Circle Award] joins poet Peg Boyers [executive director of Salmagundi magazine and author of To Forget Venice] as they read from their latest works of fiction and poetry.

Gannett Auditorium

Free and Open to the Public

Partner:  NYS Summer Writers Institute