TO SAY WE'RE IS HONORED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! From ESDC: "As we begin our 2022-2023 season, we are delighted to invite you to join us for The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company’s Fall Gala on Sunday, October 2nd in a celebration of modern dance in the Capital Region. This year’s gala event, entitled A Sunday Soirée, will again take place at the magnificent Loft 433 that features both indoor and outdoor patio space on the top floor of the Hedley Building in Troy, NY. In celebration of the collaborating artists who have been part of Ellen Sinopoli’s many artistic projects over the past 32 years, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company invites you to a very special evening as we celebrate the notable talents of sculptors CAROLINE RAMERSDORFER and JOHN VAN ALSTINE, and musicians BRIAN MELICK and MARIA ZEMANTAUSKI. The evening will feature a unique sampling of their many talents as well as a fascinating look into our past and future collaborative projects with them. You are invited to join us for an evening of delectable and innovative gourmet food offered by Mazzone Hospitality and an open bar with a broad selection of wine, beer and cocktails. It will be an evening noted for its fun-filled energy, fine food, stunning décor and, of course, for a dance party like no other. We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to having you gather with us October 2nd! Presenting Event Sponsors: Karen & Chet Opalka Silver Sponsors: Nancy & David Rosenblum"

Ticket prices are varied and begin at $150

Maria Z Ensemble

Oneonta NY

The Maria Z Ensemble, under the direction of guitarist and composer, Maria Zemantauski, has been described as ‘an elegantly understated global music ensemble.’ Their programs are a celebration of their diverse musical styles — fiery flamenco, classical, Latin, roots and bluegrass. Together, they create a vibrant, rich and refreshing sound. Their rhythmically driven repertoire takes the listener on a journey of traditional classics, innovative arrangements and stunning original compositions. With Spanish and flamenco dancer, La Nina, guitarist/mandolinist, Sten Isachsen and percussionist, Brian Melick, get ready for an evening of passion, fire, grace — and fun!

Maria Zemantauski & Sten Isachsen

Rocky Top Concert Series

Located on a main road halfway between Albany and Utica, Rocky Top is a private residence, perched upon a limestone escarpment overlooking a waterfall. You need go no further than the deck to see it. Our floor plan is open as kitchen, dining and living rooms merge into a 470 ft2 “warm” room, highlighted by large beams which support a ceiling of Southern Yellow Pine. This room can seat 35-40 friendly people and a few select times a year it becomes home to the “Rocky Top Concert Series”. From the road, Rocky Top cannot be seen; only a sign by the road (above) gives it away. There is ample off-street parking. Many guests arrive early so they can visit our gardens or the orchid greenhouse and partake in a pot-luck meal. Others stay on and jam, inspired by the music they have just witnessed. Please call or email Roland Vinyard for ticket information: (518-673-3212)