Thursday, April 20, 2023

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts announces Weekend Series concerts

Classical string ensemble Euclid Quartet.

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) has announced its 2023 lineup for its Weekend Series of concerts, featuring a variety of musical genres, including classical, funk rock, musical theatre, and Americana folk. Performers will range from the world-renowned Euclid string quartet, to the award-winning Buffalo band Organ Fairchild, to the return of Arts Center favorites like the Bob Stump band. Tickets and more information will be available soon on the Arts Center’s website at

The Weekend Series kicks off on Saturday, June 24 with the classical duo of cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki. On Saturday, July 15, the Euclid Quartet makes its Arts Center debut with a program of classical music including works by Haydn, Hugo Kauder, and Beethoven, and the beautiful Crisantemi by Puccini. The quartet features violinists Jameson Cooper and Aviva Hakanoglu, cellist Justin Goldsmith, and violist Luis Enrique Vargas.

Jam-band Organ Fairchild

Jam-band, Organ Fairchild. Photo provided by Catherine Drake of Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

On Friday, July 21, the exciting young Plattsburgh-based indie/psychedelic rock band Ursa and the Major Key makes its Arts Center debut, followed by the funk jam-band Organ Fairchild, led by Dave Ruch, on Friday, August 11.  Classical pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia, as Duo Stephanie & Saar, will perform a program of music for piano four-hands on Saturday, August 19.

In September, the Seagle Music Festival returns with their brand-new touring revue, Almost Like Being in Love – Music of Lerner & Loewe, on Friday, September 15. To close out the Weekend Series, local favorites the Bob Stump Band will be rocking the Arts Center with their blend of bluegrass and Americana-inspired originals on Friday, Sept. 22.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Arts Center, located at 3446 Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake. Tickets for the Weekend Series will be going on sale this April and can be purchased on our website at, along with more information and announcements on other upcoming programming, including the Adirondack Lakes Theatre Festival, adult workshops, Kids’ Arts Camp, and more.

Sponsors for the Arts Center’s Weekend Series include Tony Zazula and Mark Chamberlain, the Joe and Rita Coney Memorial Fund, and other generous sponsors and donors. Everything the Arts Center does is funded and supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.


Photo at top: Classical string ensemble, Euclid Quartet. Photo provided by Catherine Drake of Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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