The Adirondack Baroque Consort will use rare and historic instruments to bring music of the past to life in a Sunday, May 21, concert at Bethlehem Public Library. Enjoy early music on the same instruments it was originally composed for, including recorders, rauschpfeife, crumhorns, hurdy-gurdy, pig-snout and bowed psalteries, harpsichord and viol, among others. The concert, “Five Composers of the Hudson Valley,” begins at 2 p.m. and includes works by Kubik, Cowell, Raksin and Mageau.
The Adirondack Baroque Consort, known as the ABC, was formed more than 50 years ago by the late Dr. Maurice C. Whitney, who was director of music for the Glens Falls City Schools. The musicians regularly perform and conduct musical lectures at historic houses, schools, colleges, libraries, churches and senior residences in the area and have played at the Troy Music Hall, Saint Paul’s of Troy, Albany’s All Saints Cathedral, Schuyler Mansion and “First Night” celebrations in Albany and Saratoga.
The concert is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 439-9314.
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Things that go bloom
Get your hands dirty with us as we mix up some wildflower seed bombs on Wednesday, May 24, at 4 p.m. The program is for ages 9 and up. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 439-9314.
Bethlehem Public Library will be closed Memorial Day weekend Saturday-Monday, May 27-29. Access the library catalog and other library services online anytime at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Glimmerglass seats going fast
The library Friends are once again sponsoring two trips to Glimmerglass Opera this summer: “Oklahoma” on Monday, Aug. 14, and “Porgy and Bess” on Monday Aug. 21. Seats tend to fill quickly, so act soon to be a part of this annual summer tradition.
The bus will leave CDTA’s Delaware Avenue park-and-ride lot next to Mercato’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the performance. The cost is $135, and includes transportation and lunch at the Otesaga Hotel. Your check, made payable to Friends of the Library, is your reservation — no refunds unless your seat is sold. For more information, contact Polly Hartman at 439-3291. Reservation forms are in the May/June edition of Footnotes and online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Other upcoming events
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar.
For more information, call 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Friday, May 19
Story Walk at the Park
Meet at Elm Avenue Park to hear some stories and take a walk to exercise your mind and body, 10 a.m. Gather under the trees at the head of the Fit Trail and wear appropriate footwear. For kids and families.
Coffee & Conversation: JFK and Camelot
Marking what would have been the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy, Professor Eric Martell will discuss his presidency and the “Camelot” years. 1 to 3 p.m. Hourlong program is followed by a coffee hour featuring beverages and light refreshments.
Stop by for some paper folding fun. Bring a project or start something new, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. For kids and families.
Monday, May 22
Spend an hour writing with the final half hour for optional sharing and feedback. Open to anyone interested in writing; all abilities and genres are welcome, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
— Kristen Roberts