The Hyperion String Quartet is in residency this week at The Sembrich, and a concert is planned for Aug. 27.
Chamber auction/dinner set
The Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce will be holding their popular auction dinner Tuesday Sept. 13 at The Sagamore Resort.
This annual event has been one of the most popular dinner meetings of the Chamber, with great food, lots of laughs and wonderful silent and live auctions items, event organizers say. It’s a great way to wind down after a busy summer season.
Those who would like to attend or donate an item to be auctioned, contact the Chamber at 644-3831.
Time changes for barbecue
A time change has been announced for the Aug. 28 barbecue in honor of international students, to be held at the Bolton Free Library.
The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Between these hours, on the Bolton Library lawn, library volunteers will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs while area residents socialize with the foreign students. Also, library Trustees will be preparing side dishes for the dining pleasure of those attending. Local residents are encouraged to stop by to enjoy some good food and conversation.
St. Sacrement lottery still open
A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase in St. Sacrement Church’s annual lottery. Only 200 tickets are sold at $100 each. $10,000 will be awarded to the holder of the winning ticket. $5,000 will be donated to the Bolton Public Library and $5,000 will be retained by the church for improvements to buildings and grounds. The drawing will take place Sunday, Sept. 4 at Rogers Memorial Park.
Ticket holders don’t have to be present to win. Individuals are urged to obtain tickets before they are sold out. To participate, call the church at 644-9613.
Sembrich’s season continues
On Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. the Hyperion String Quartet will offer a concert at The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive in Bolton. Admission is $25.
On Monday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. a free screening “The Last Station” will be shown at the Bolton Library.
The Sembrich's final concert of the season will be a piano recital by Thomas Pandolfi at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Pandolfi will perform works by Liszt, Scriabin, Chopin, and Gershwin. The cost is $25.
A Members Appreciation Night will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 with the screening of the film "Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey," followed by music for theremin and piano by Jason Smeltzer and Wayne Smith. The exclusive members-only event is free.
Last summer concert set
On Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7:15 p.m., “The In Crowd” will perform at Rogers Park for the last concert in the summer series presented by the town Recreation Department. The group performs up-tempo mix of well-known songs by such classic groups as the Beatles, the Byrds, Police, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow & Smashmouth.
Harvest fest planned
In celebration of the end of the first season of the Bolton Community Garden, a harvest festival is planned for Sept. 24 at the Conservation Center. The event includes a barbecue, square dancing, and activities including pressing apples, and games for children. Details will be published in a future issue.
Hyperion quartet to hold concert
The Hyperion String Quartet is presenting a performance of classical music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at The Sembrich, concluding their week-long residency at the venue.
Their concert features works of Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich. The cost of the concert is $25.
This residency is in honor of the Flonzaley Quartet, one of the most prestigious chamber groups of the early 20th century.
The group was established in 1902 by Eduard de Coppet, whose daughter Juliette was the founder of the Sembrich Museum.
The residency was partially underwritten by Melissa Vito of Diamond Point.
Based in Saratoga Springs, The Hyperion String Quartet was formed in 1999 at the Eastman School of Music. Members include violinist Amanda Brin, violinist Jamecyn Morey, violist William Hakim, and cellist Jonathan Brin.
“We are very excited about the inaugural year of the Flonzaley Quartet residency,” says Brin, cofounder of the Hyperion.
The award-winning Hyperion Quartet routinely performs around the world at venues ranging from New York's Lincoln Center to Japan's Izumi Hall.
Bolton Seniors’ upcoming events
• Sunday, Aug. 28 — Laura Roth’s 1911 Vaudeville Show, 2 p.m. at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls. High-energy performance. Cost: $14,
• Wednesday, Aug. 31 — Washington DC trip travelogue, 10:30 a.m. at the Bolton Senior Center. Presented by the Pratts and the Worobeys. Lunch follows.