ROUND TOP- The Altamura Center for the Arts, located on Winter Clove Road, has been a treasure trove of exciting and dynamic performances these past 15 years. And 2015 is no exception.
The Center was founded by world renowned opera soprano, and her husband Leonard Altamura in 2000, with the purpose of promoting understanding among world people through the study of music. Throughout the years the Center has played host to such performers as actress Celeste Holm, Roger Malouf(Director & Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera), Camille Coppola (co-founder New Rochelle Opera), Kwang Kyu Lee ( Bass-Baritone), and many more.
The 2015 line up of performances is a diverse offering of the performing arts at its best. From Jazz to Opera to Broadway the Center is always looking to appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes.
The Season kicks off on April 26th with a fundraiser being held for Center at Brandywine Restaurant from 2-6pm. Featured performers from this year will be on hand to perform a few selections as a taste of what to expect from the Center this year. Seating will be limited.
May 3rd will showcase Mandolins & Celebrated Melodies Alla Napoletana; June 28th: ALL THAT JAZZ; July 26th: Spain alla Rossini; August 23rd: “Il Matrimonio Segreto” (The Clandestine Marriage) A fully staged hilarious comedy opera orchestra directed by Francesco Santelli. Rounding out the 2015 Season on August 29th “LOVERS & OTHER STRANGERS” by well known actors and writers husband and wife team Joe Bologna & Renee Taylor.
This year the Center is offering a Series Package. For those wanting to attend all the performances, and for groups of 10 or more, a 10% discount will be offered on the total. Bus groups are also welcome. All performances are accompanied by a delicious buffet luncheon provided by local restaurants.
With six acres of beautiful grounds and the Catskill Mountains as its backdrop, The Altamura Center is also available for Weddings, Private Events, Conferences, Worskhops, Faires, Festivals, Concerts and parties. A cottage on site offers Bed & Breakfast amenities and sleeps 4 to 6 people comfortably.
2015 will see the Center expanding its repertoire and services to encompass an even wider demographic. Potential performances in addition to the Series are still in the works and will be announced as they are finalized.
For more information about the Center, please visit our website @ www.altocanto.org or like us on Facebook.
For information about attending the Fundraiser, purchase performance tickets, or to book the Center for an event please contact M.A. Tarpinian, Event Director @ 518-610-33332.