Music at Red Newt

There are three tracks to the music programming at Red Newt.

The Sunset Chamber Music series take place in the early evening in order to capture the beauty of the Finger Lakes sunset over Seneca Lake.  These programs draw on incredible well of musical talent in the Finger Lakes as well as from musicians across the globe.  Several performances are planned each fall and spring, and the focus is not only great music, but in making a connection with the musicians through music and  conversation in an intimate space.  Admission is by reservation and doors open early to allow guests to take a table and order from our special menu of lite fare prior to the start of the concert.  Of course a  great selection of Red Newt wines are also served.

The Lunchtime Music Series is very informal and eclectic.  Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.  Music starts a 1pm and is open to guests free and without reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from our regular menu from 11am – 3pm.

Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm – 7pm.  An eclectic mix of folk, blues, jazz and old-time music.  Up close and personal with great wine, beer, cider and localvore fare from the Bistro kitchen. (through November 23rd)

Fireside Music – Every Sunday – All Winter!  1:00pm – 2:30pm  For the cold, dark winter months, our Happy Hour performers are coming on Sunday afternoon.  Cozy up to the fire and enjoy! Up close and personal with great wine, beer, cider and localvore fare from the Bistro kitchen.
(starting November 25th)

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TOiVO

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes the Toivo for  Friday Happy Hour. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover Toivo is a band from Trumansburg, N.Y. playing music for social dancing - waltzes, tangos, polkas, cajun two steps, cheek to cheek slow dances, schottisches, hambos, reels, swing, and blues. Their music is a danceable mix of instrumentals and vocals with inspiration from the cajun dance halls of Louisiana, the Tex-Mex borderlands, country honky-tonks, and the Finnish dance halls and porches of…

Susan Waterbury (violin) & Dmitri Novgorodsky (piano)

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Red Newt welcomes Susan Waterbury and Dmitri Novgorodsky for an informal lunchtime recital Sunday afternoon at 1pm - 2:30pm. Sunday afternoon program: Bach - Sonata in c minor for violin and piano Lutoslaski - "Subito" for violin and piano Debussy  - Sonata for violin and piano Free admission, no reservations – serving lunch 11-3pm Hailed by the press as a "breathtaking" and "stunning" pianist,  Dmitri Novgorodsky was born to a musical family in Odessa, Ukraine. He began to play the…

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Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Mike Titlebaum (sax) and Catherine Gale (vocal) for Friday Happy our. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover Saxophonist Mike Titlebaum and vocalist Catherine Gale lead a jazz group for an evening of great songs and beautiful, swinging jazz. Mike Titlebaum has played at infamous musical venues such as the Blue Note, Smalls, Augies, Fez/Time Café and the legendary CBGB’s as well as the pit orchestra of the Broadway musical “Cats.” He has performed with…

Andrew Zhou – lunch concert – solo piano

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Red Newt Cellars welcomes Andrew Zhou for an informal afternoon of solo piano music and conversation. Informal performance starts at 3:30 Bistro Lunch is served 11am-3pm, lite bites until 5pm. American pianist Andrew Zhou has been noted for his “great sensitivity” and luminous technique” (Anaclase), as well as performances of “extraordinary energy” (ResMusica). Finalist and laureate of four prizes at the Concours International de Piano d’Orléans (France), Mr. Zhou has toured throughout France and has appeared in major venues such as the KKL (Lucerne Festival), Metropolitan Museum…

Jamie Lee

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Jamie Lee in the Bistro on Friday,  November 2nd  for 5pm Happy Hour. no cover, no reservations, wine, beer and Happy Hour Bistro menu!

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Bert Salmirs – Sunday Afternoon Piano

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

First Sunday of Every Month, 1pm Please join us at lunchtime on Sunday for this special treat!Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity. Some of you may remember him tickling the ivories with the "Bert Sal Trio" across the southern…

Katie Ballantyne

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Katie Ballantyne in the Bistro on  Friday, November 9th for 5pm Happy Hour. no cover, no reservations, wine, beer and Happy Hour Bistro menu!

i3 degrees

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome pianist i3 degrees (Nicholas Walker, double bass; Greg Evans, drums; Nick Weiser piano) to the  Sunset Music series on Saturday, November 10th.  Come and experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset. Doors open at 5pm for seating (table seating/concert seats) and a special concert food menu available until 5:45pm.. Music starts at 6 pm - admission is $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door. Click here…

Blue Skies (jazz violin, mandolin, )

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Blue Skies in the Bistro on Friday – November 16th for 5pm Happy Hour. no cover, no reservations, wine, beer and Happy Hour Bistro menu! BLUE SKIES is known for their acoustic interpretations of vintage jazz & blues standards. Their musical style is a mixture of "Paris Hot Club", "NY City Cabaret" and “Dixieland Blues” with some "Old Fashioned String Band” thrown in, all done on Violin, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars & Bass with combinations of solo &…

Richie Stearns

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Richie Stearns in the Bistro on Black Friday - November 23rd for 5pm Happy Hour. no cover, no reservations, wine, beer and Happy Hour Bistro menu! He’s been described as one of the major innovators of 5-string banjo playing, a wonderfully idiosyncratic musician. Fellow musician Tony Trischka calls him“a transcendentally clawhammering force of nature” and Bela Fleck says simply, "Richie is a wonderful musician. I love his mantra-groove spooky-banjo style." For Natalie Merchant, it’s his ability to…

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