Saturday, July 22, 2023

Upcoming Events at The Sembrich

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BOLTON LANDING – Boyd Meets Girl, the popular guitar-cello duo will perform at The Sembrich on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM as part of the lakeside museum’s Trailblazers summer festival. Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo has toured the world sharing their eclectic mix of music from Debussy and Bach to Radiohead and Beyoncé, and their two studio albums have been streamed well over 2 million times on Spotify alone.
“We’re delighted that Boyd Meets Girl is able to join us this season at The Sembrich” says Artistic Director Richard Wargo. “Boyd Meets Girl is precisely the type of ensemble that we had in mind when we established our outdoor Promenade Series a year ago — engaging, virtuosic performers; an eclectic, imaginative mix of repertoire presented with sophistication and wit.”

Boyd Meets Girl Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and as “a player who deserves to be heard” by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Break of Reality and The Overlook has been called “brilliant” by Gramophone. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, India, Nepal, New Zealand, and every state and territory in Australia, including engagements at Caramoor, Newport Music Festival, Bargemusic, Moab Music Festival and many others.

The duo arranges much of their repertoire themselves, drawing inspiration from artists across all genres, and often speak from the stage about the works to create an engaging, conversational concert experience that breaks down boundaries not only between musical genres but between audience and performer.
Tickets can be purchased via phone at (518) 644-2431 or online.


Friday, July 28 
Seagle Festival will present the children’s opera The Ugly Duckling at The Sembrich on Friday, July 28 at 10 AM. This charming children’s opera by composer Andrew Duncan and librettist Steven Malone, will be sung in English and is appropriate for children pre-K to 6th grade. “We are delighted to continue our annual partnership with Seagle Festival and bring the children’s opera here to Bolton Landing,” says Artistic Director Richard Wargo. “Every year, we welcome children from across the
Lake George region to experience opera at The Sembrich, one of the Adirondack’s most unique operatic landmarks.”

The production is approximately 35 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A session. Admission to the event is free. Reservations are encouraged and can be made via phone at (518) 644-2431 or online.

Wednesday, August 2
The traditional music trio Grosse Isle was born out of the “absolutely magical” collaboration between three exceptional musicians from Quebec and Ireland (The Irish Music Magazine). Together, Sophie Lavoie du Lac-St-Jean (fiddle, piano, vocal), André Marchand the legendary (guitar, vocal), and Fiachra O’Regan, Irish champion (uilleann pipes, whistle, banjo) shine with their rich and enveloping music. These musicians all have a national and international reputation as a duo mainly in the case of Sophie & Fiachra and within several groups for 40 years as far as André Marchand is concerned (La Bottine Souriante, Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer and others).
Grosse Isle

The band name refers to the story of the mass arrival of the Irish in the 19th century, on Grosse Île in the St. Lawrence River, as they fled the Great Famine. It is a striking encounter between two peoples and two cultures.

About The Sembrich
Experience music, history, and nature at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. The Sembrich features museum exhibitions and an annual summer festival with an exciting mix of world-class musicians, noted musical scholars, a free film series, and the opportunity to enjoy it all on the beautiful shores of Lake George. Listed on the National Historic Register, The Sembrich was once the teaching studio of Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich, one of the most famous musicians at the turn of the 20th century. Visitors can discover her storied
legacy, which includes over 400 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and faculty positions at both the Juilliard Graduate School and the Curtis Institute of Music. With a treasured museum, performance series, and over four wooded acres of nature trails to explore, The Sembrich is truly a unique cultural experience!


The Sembrich’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
The Sembrich is located at 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814. For more information, visit or contact us at (518) 644-2431 or email

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