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Bert Salmirs – September 1st

Bert Salmirs – Afternoon Piano Jazz

1-2:30pm, Full Lunch, no cover

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 tier since the 70’s in venues such as the College Club, Brennens, Fountainbleau and the Jefferson Hotel.

Lunchtime Music 8/25TBA

Afternoon Lunch Music

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Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

Dogpatch String Quartet – 8/18

Afternoon Lunch Music

Mac Benford has been a leading figure in the preservation and performance of traditional Appalachian stringband music for more than forty years. He began playing clawhammer banjo in 1960, while a student at Williams College. His interest in the authentic mountain styles of playing the 5-string led him to the greatest living masters of the time – players like Wade Ward, Kyle Creed, Tom Ashley, and Roscoe Holcomb who would provide life-long inspiration and models in the formation of his own style. Mac has long been known for his solid mastery of a variety of traditional banjo styles. His highly evolved clawhammer style, showcased on his recent releases, Kentucky Favorites and Half Past Four, have recently made him a much sought-after instructor at banjo camps across the country. He has been a staff member at Ashoken, Augusta Heritage, Fiddle Tunes, Banjo Camp North, Suwannee Banjo Camp, American Banjo Camp, Midwest Banjo Camp, and Mars Hill Old Time Week, to name only a few.

Judy Hyman, with roots in classical training, Appalachian fiddle music, and modern rock, is a founding member of the alt-folk rock band The Horse Flies. Judy composes music for film, television, and multi-media. Critics have described her work as haunting, gorgeous, sepia-tone, stirring, powerful, impressive, beautiful, rousing, playful

Sally Fruend is a local Hector gal, is an accomplished rub board and triangle player who visits Louisiana frequently and knows the dances like the back of her hand. She plays locally in the Old Time band, Long John and the Tights, as well as the Zydeco Trail Riders.

Jeff Claus has performed and recorded extensively with two bands, and who, with his wife, Judy Hyman, composes and records for feature films and television documentaries.

Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

Ivy Walz, Zach Sweet, and Pej Reitz

Sunday Lunchtime Music

Red Newt Welcomes Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano, Zach Sweet, Cello, and Pej Reitz, piano to the Sunday lunchtime music series on Sunday August 11th, 1-2:30pm.

Ivy, Zach and Pej bring you a collaborative chamber music program with works by Andre Previn, Jake Heggie, Ernst Bloch, John Tavener and Eric Whitacre. This program was born out of  a desire to create a program featuring composers from the Jewish culture and faith. This desire is combined with a twenty and twenty-first century American chamber music vibe.

MAQ Jazz

Red Newt welcomes MAQ: Eric Aceto, Doug Robinson, Chad Lieberman, Harry Aceto for Sunday lunchtime music.

MAQ is a musical ensemble based in Ithaca, NY comprised of some of the area’s best seasoned jazz and Brazilian-music musicians. Its members have individually toured throughout the United States and Europe, in venues from concert halls to clubs, performing everything from classic and modern jazz to Brazilian bossa and folk music.

The Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

Tom Mank and Sera Smolen

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Red Newt welcomes Tom Mank and Sera Smolen to a special Saturday lunchtime music event.  1pm-2:30pm

With Ellen Shae (Guitar, Vocal) and Rich Depaolo (Guitar)

Tom Mank and Sera Smolen have been performing and writing music together since 1994. Mank, a self-taught singer-songwriter, and Smolen, a conservatory trained cellist, blend their musical languages into an eclectic style. Guitar, voice, and cello have many ways of blending, with the cello as bass, and doubling with guitar or soloing. Mank’s eloquent writing of instrumentals is contrasted well with his poetic lyrics. Their newest CD, Unlock the Sky, will be released later in 2016.  Like their 3 previous CDs (Swimming in the Dark, Paper Kisses, and Where the Sun Meets the Blue), the new one was recorded primarily in Bearsville, NY, but also in Minneapolis, MN, Ithaca, NY, and in Belgium, with Ithaca, Woodstock, and European musicians and vocalists contributing.

Tom Mank, a US-based independent singer-songwriter for the past twenty years, has played in folk, blues, and bluegrass bands collaborating with a host of singers and instrumentalists in Boston, MA, Brattleboro, VT, Keene, NH, and Ithaca, NY. He currently performs with Smolen and many other musicians and continues to generate new music.

Dr. Sera Jane Smolen is an active performer of many genres of music, including four centuries of classical music. In addition to her collaboration with Mank, she has performed extensively with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Albert Consort (New Violin Family), Tri-Cities Opera, Mansfield University Piano Trio, Ithaca Piano Trio, Trio Melange, Chiron Festival of the Creative Spirit, and Cornell University Hesterian Musicism. She has taught at Mansfield University, Alfred University, Hobart & William Smith, and Ithaca College. She is the assistant director of the New Directions Cello Festival, a founding member of the Binghamton Cello Festival, and a guest clinician around the US and Canada.

Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

Gerard Burke

Afternoon Lunch Music with Gerard

Delta bluesman Gerard Burke has entertained listeners across New York’s Southern Tier and Central New regions with his unique brand of acoustic finger blues, played in the style of the old masters.

Burke’s professional motto, ‘One man, one guitar’, is an efficient description of his solo musical act. Using a resonator and standard acoustic guitars, finger picks and a brass slide, he creates a sound that is appropriate for almost any-sized venue.

When people hear blues, they usually imagine a combo – a group of like-minded individuals – who share a love for the genre and love playing it even more. Gerard is a pleasant reminder that it was all started by solo players traveling across Mississippi’s Delta region in the early 1900s. With each performance, Gerard Burke provides an authentic experience and a glimpse into history .

Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

Hoot and Holler

Sunday Afternoon Music with Hoot and Holler / Americana Roots Duo

Brought together by a mutual love for American folk music, Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) have been entertaining audiences all over the U.S. with their tight duo sound since 2013. They call themselves Hoot and Holler as a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in the south. After cutting their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning roots music scene for two and a half years, they could not help but heed the call of the open road, and spent the better part of 2016 touring nationally while living in their camper van “Irene”. Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. Their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Both are Berklee College of Music alumni, and the listener can expect the polished technique of conservatory training, in tandem with the grit, drive, and soul of musicians like Roscoe Holcomb or Ola Belle Reed.

Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

 

July Winemakers’ Dinner

Red Newt Chef Jeremy Personius has prepared a series of wine and food pairing dinners that will span April until November featuring wines from the cellar Team at Red Newt. Join our Winemaking team as we taste through some great wines paired with four courses created by Chef Jeremy and gain insight behind wine and vintage.

Summertime on the Grill

Duck Liver Pate, Truffle Butter Bergenost Cheese, Pickled Garlic Scapes, House Pickles and Crostini
~ 2014 Dry Riesling… from our magnum library ~

Rhubarb Barbeque Pork Ribs,  Blue Cornbread with Cardamom Cream Sauce and Swiss Chard
~ 2018 Rose Of Cabernet Franc ~

Grilled Flank Steak With Maple Soy Glaze and Kale Slaw
~ 2012 Merlot – Glacier Ridge Vineyards ~

Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcakes with Mint Simple Syrup and Maple Whipped Cream
~ 2013 Lahoma Riesling ~

The details…

  • Dinners the second Friday of each month
  • 6:00pm arrival with thematic wine tasting
  • 6:30pm seating for Dinner
  • advance sales only – tickets available online, in person or by phone
  • seating limited to 44 guests $75 (+ sales tax) per person

Click here to purchase tickets online

…or call 607-546-4100 ext 1

Travis Knapp

Afternoon Lunch Music

Red Newt welcomes folk singer Travis Knapp on Sunday July 7th from 1:00 to 2:30pm

Relax with lunch and a local brew.
No cover charge, no reservations

Travis Knapp is a songwriter from Ithaca, NY who plays clawhammer banjo and jazz piano. His songs provide a perfect uplifting mood for any cold winter afternoon.

You can listen to all four of his original albums, including the latest, “One By One,” and learn more at his website:
www.travisknapp.com

Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.