MUSE SWIRL AT CEDARMERE ON JULY 29 AND 30
The Friends of Cedarmere, Inc. presents “MUSE SWIRL…a Celebration of the Greek Muses (with Ice Cream),” on Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30, at William Cullen Bryant’s Cedarmere Estate in Roslyn Harbor. Saturday’s exciting line-up, beginning at 5:30 pm, features Dance Visions NY, in an outdoor program of Grecian-inspired dance classics by the great modern dance innovator Isadora Duncan, as well as by the company’s visionary director Beth Jucovy. Sunday’s inside schedule marks the Cedarmere debut of Long Island’s rising-star baritone, John Brakatselos, in a program of celebrated opera arias, beginning at 3pm and repeated at 5pm. (Cedarmere’s Great Room seating capacity is limited to 45 guests per concert.)
CEDARMERE. . . OUTSIDE & IN
Saturday’s program, “Myths a la Mode” will be performed in Cedarmere’s Sunken Garden and it’s harborside Lawn Amphitheater until sunset. The seating areas are open and generous, but advance reservations to this event are strongly recommended. Tickets include tours of the property, a visit to the Main House, Great Room and Bryant’s Cedarmere Library, where a newly acquired copy of his translation of Homer’s Illiad will be on display. Free refreshments include ice cream by all-time favorite Henry’s Confectionery, of Glen Cove, as well as Greek-style youghurt provided by Noosa, an Australian-based, local New York creamery. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn blankets or lawn chairs.
Sunday’s recital introduces Long Island concert-goers to the splendid talents of Manhasset-native John Braketselos. John comes from a musical background (his father directs the choir at the Greek Orthodox Church in Brookville); and, from a young age, our artist developed an uncommon facility with languages, as well as a mastery of musical styles. His naturally glorious voice and commanding presence will serve him well on the operatic stage, and Cedarmere is thrilled to showcase John Braketselos, before he sets out to conquer the musical world. A reception with Greek wines and appetizers will be held for all ticket-holders at 4pm. Advance reservations are required; any remaining tickets will be sold at the door only upon availability.
Reservations for either or both events can be made at www.friendsofcedarmere.org. The Friends of Cedarmere website offers a secure PayPal link, which accepts all major credit cards. Advance ticket sales may also be paid by check or money order to PO Box 214, Roslyn, NY 11576. Parking is available in two lots, to the north and south of Cedarmere, with a few handicapped spaces in the lot reserved for staff and services only, immediately in front of the house. On-street parking is available along either side of Bryant Avenue, but only within the white lines, as marked. Parking is also available at a short distance in nearby Roslyn Village, under the William Cullen Bryant Viaduct.
Tickets are priced: $15 (Saturday; $10 Seniors/Students), $20 (Sunday; $15 Seniors/Students), $30 (Weekend Bundle), $25 (Seniors/Students Bundle). Cedarmere is located at 225 Bryant Avenue, north of Rte 25A. As ever: “See you at Cedarmere!”