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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

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

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra at Red Newt

CCO logo

Red Newt is pleased to announce an intimate chamber music concert in the Bistro on Sunday, June 16th. Guests at our Sunset Chamber Music concerts enjoy world class performances in an intimate space with delicious food & wine, and a spectacular view.

CCO  Wind Quintet

Red Newt Bistro – June 16th program

Umoja – The First Day of Kwanzaa (2003) Valerie Coleman (b.1970)
Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17)

  • Prelude
  • Fugue
  • Menuet
  • Rigaudon
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
arr. by Mason Jones
Sechs Bagatellen (1953)

  • Allegro con spirito
  • Rubato. Lamentoso
  • Allegro grazioso
  • Presto ruvido
  • Adagio. Mesto (Bela Bartok in memorium)
  • Molto vivace. Capriccioso
György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Wind Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 88, No.2

  • Lento-Allegro moderato
  • Menuetto: Allegro
  • Poco Andante – Grazioso
  • Finale: Allegretto
Anton Reicha (1770-1836)
Lebertango (c. 1974) Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
arr. by Jeff Scott

Concert Details…

Doors open at 5pm for table seating in the Bistro.  Orders for wine and food from our concert menu will be taken from 5pm – 5:45pm.  Seating is limited, so seating will be assigned by our staff.  If you have preferences of seating with a particular party, please let us know when ordering tickets.

Concert begins at 6pm.

The Musicians…

Wendy Herbener Mehne is professor of flute at Ithaca College where she wendy herbenerwas a 1995-96 Dana Teaching Fellow and the 2004 London Sabbatical Scholar.  She is a member of the Cohen/Mehne Duo, a flute and guitar duo that is one of the School of Music’s faculty ensembles, and principal flutist with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.  With Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Steven Stucky, and colleagues from Ithaca College and Cornell University, she was a founding member of the new music group, Ensemble X.  Together they made recordings of chamber music by Steven Stucky, Judith Weir, and John David Earnest.   Dr. Mehne has been a guest artist and given master classes throughout the United States, and has performed with the Chautauqua Symphony and at the Skaneateles Festival.  As a member of the Ithaca Wind Quintet, she gave the world premiere of Karel Husa’s Cayuga Lake (Memories) at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Dana Wilson’s Mirrors at the 1993 National Flute Association convention in Boston.  She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Constitution Hall, the national ACDA and SEAMUS conferences, the International Guitar Festival in Fort de France, Martinique, numerous National Flute Association conventions, and in broadcasts by affiliates of National Public Radio and Public Television.  Dr. Mehne is a contributing author for Flutist Quarterly, Flute Talk and the Instrumentalist and has recorded for Koch, Albany, Mark, and Open Loop labels. She has been secretary of the National Flute Association, served on its executive board, and is currently a member of their board of directors.  Her new CD, The Conjurer: Chamber Music for Flute by Dana Wilson, was released in August 2016.


John Lathwell (James and Dianne Orcutt Chair) is currently the principal john lathwelloboist of the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Tri-Cities Opera as well as the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. He is also very active as a chamber musician in the central New York area and has appeared as a soloist with the Syracuse Society for New Music, the Binghamton Philharmonic and on numerous occasions with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. In the New York City area he has performed with the Orchestra of Saint Lukes, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra as well as many others. Since moving to the Washington DC area he has performed with the American Festival Pops Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony and the Annapolis Symphony. Mr. Lathwell has taught at Ithaca College and was on the faculty at Binghamton University for 27 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, and his Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. His primary teachers have been Joseph Robinson, principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic, and Richard Killmer, professor of oboe at the Eastman School of Music.


Sarah Chandler is Second Clarinet with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.  She sarah chandleris also currently Second Clarinet of the Binghamton Philharmonic and a member of the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra and has performed as substitute clarinetist with the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra.  Her past orchestral experience includes the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, the New World Symphony and the Spoleto (Italy) Festival Orchestra. She was a prize-winner at the International Clarinet Society Competition three times and won the grand prize in 1988. She served as Lecturer of Clarinet at Binghamton University from 2007 until 2013.  Ms. Chandler holds a BM from Northwestern University, an MA from the University of Iowa and an MLIS. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her teachers include Russell Dagon, Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody.  She also has pursued a career as an academic librarian, having most recently held positions at Binghamton University and Cornell University, in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  She is proud to serve her fellow musicians as current President of Binghamton Local 380, American Federation of Musicians and as a Delegate to the Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA).


An honors graduate from the University of Michigan, Gregory Quick joined gregory quickthe Syracuse Symphony Orchestra as principal bassoonist in 1977. He had several concerto performances with the SSO, including John Williams ‘Five Sacred Trees’, and additionally served as the Symphony personnel manager from 1995 to 2006. He currently performs with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and Michigan Opera Theatre. He has also performed with the Skaneateles Festival, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians, the Summer Music Festival of Arkansas, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, New Hampshire Music Festival, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, and the Toledo Zoo Band.


In addition to serving on the music faculties of Dickinson College and tyler oglivietSusquehanna University, Tyler Ogilvie currently serves as principal horn of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (Corning-Elmira, NY) and the Utica Symphony (Utica, NY). He has appeared on stage with the critically acclaimed, “Rhythm and Brass” and has performed with various other ensembles at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland, and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. At Dickinson College, he performs regularly as a member of the Faculty Woodwind and Faculty Brass Quintets. In addition to his freelance work in the New York and Pennsylvania areas, Tyler is a commissioned composer of electroacoustic music utilizing pre-recorded soundtracks and visual multimedia elements. He is a strong advocate for music education having spent time as a public school music teacher in New Jersey and Connecticut while balancing a career as a professional musician. Tyler was inducted to the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society in 2010. His principal teachers include Alex Shuhan and Edward Albinski.

Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale – Jazz

Afternoon Lunch Music

Red Newt welcomes Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale in the Bistro for afternoon lunch music June 16th at 1pm.

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 dozens of internationally recognized artists and groups such as John Hollenbeck, Gary Versace, Red Rodney, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Cab Calloway, Jeff Tyzik, Natalie Cole, Billy Taylor, Mel Torme, Branford Marsalis, Billy Hart, Paquito D’Rivera, Jason Robert Brown and the Mingus Big Band. During daytime hours, Mike directs the jazz studies program at the Ithaca College School of Music, where he teaches jazz saxophone, arranging, improvisation, theory, and directs the hard-swinging Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble.

Catherine Gale was raised in a family of musicians and has been singing since the age of three. She has sung with many groups in Central New York, including the Ithaca Jazz Quartet, the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, and Walter White’s “Small Medium @ Large.” For more than 15 years, she performed as a freelance singer in and around New York City, singing with a variety of groups including The Warren Vache Quintet, The Peter Deutchen Orchestra, Manhattan Sound, The Bronx Arts Ensemble and The Swing Mavens. Though much of her work is as a featured singer, Ms Gale has always been a fan of, and a performer in jazz vocal groups. She toured extensively with Swing Fever, and over the years has been a member of such groups as The Swing Syndicate, Lance Hayward Singers, New Voice of Hope, & Sharp Five. She attended Oberlin College and completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music. She currently teaches at Opus Ithaca.

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.

Tenzin Chopak

Afternoon Lunch Music

 Tenzin Chopak has assumed many guises throughout his career, regularly veering into the realms of prog, chamber folk, world beat, trance, electronica and improvisational music while enthusiastically collaborating with whatever musicians are eager to embrace his vision. Chopak’s versatility on a variety of instruments (guitar, piano, bass, cello and voice) and his deeply rooted spiritual beliefs (a devotee of Tibetan culture and religion, he was given his present name during an eight month sabbatical in northern India), imbue his music with both a rustic and religious regimen, providing his work with a mystic sheen in the process. 

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.

John Bunge – jazz and ragtime banjo

John Bunge is a banjo player from Ithaca, New York. He is a veteran of the late ’70’s/early ’80’s Minneapolis New Wave scene, and holds a BA in music from Macalester College. He is the author of “Music of Scott Joplin on the Banjo” (transcriptions); “Open String Chords for Plectrum Banjo”; and “Open Chord Advantage” for guitar (Hal Leonard). He is a performer\composer with Blue Cayuga Jazz.

Listen to John Bunge at:  https://johnbunge.bandcamp.com/

(Bert Salmirs, regularly scheduled first for the first Sunday each month, is ill this week but will return to Red Newt on July 7th!)

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.

 

Joe Marshall – All Strung Out

Afternoon Lunch Music

Joe Marshall and All Strung Out

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.

Scott Adams & Doug Robinson

Afternoon Lunch Music

Scott B. Adams is a singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who has played at the White House, has guested with Symphony Orchestras and has headlined Big Johnson’s Sports Bar in Hector. (Did we mention Big Johnson’s?) Doug Robinson has performed at Carnegie Hall and is a musician extraordinaire who is a multi-instrumentalist and a much sought after studio and stage performer. He has performed with too many great musicians to even mention.

Scott and Doug have been collaborating since the 90s and as part of the Scott B Adams Acoustic Ensemble have had music featured on PBS television specials and NPR. The duo will be performing Scott’s original music inspired by the Adirondack Mountains, The Finger Lakes and beyond as well of a smattering of tunes yet to be predicted. Scott will be performing on guitars, banjo, and mandolin and Doug will be performing on acoustic bass. Join us for this mostly unplugged and very enjoyable afternoon within the fabulous acoustics of Red Newt Winery.

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.

Ground Up Ithaca

Afternoon Lunch Music

Ground Up! is an acoustic guitar / singer-songwriter duo out of Ithaca playing compelling original pop songs in a variety of genres.

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.

 

May 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.

Menu

Clams in wine and butter broth, baguette and chive oil
2007 Pinot Gris – Curry Creek Vineyard
Asparagus risotto with shiitake mushrooms, parmesan, and cured egg yolk
2007 Gewurtraminer – Curry Creek Vineyard
Pan seared duck breast over wild rice and red beet purée
2010 Riesling – Sawmill Creek Vineyard
Flourless chocolate torte with blueberry sauce
2012 Vintage Hellbender

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

Bert Salmirs – Afternoon Piano Jazz

First Sunday of Every Month

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.