(Woodstock, NY) November 12, 2010:
On Saturday, December 4 at 8pm, the Kleinert/James Art Center
will be host to “Songs From the Silver Screen,”
a gala benefit concert for the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission FILM CENTER capital campaign.
In August of 2010, WFF and HVFC launched a FILM CENTER capital campaign to purchase 13 Rock City Rd, Woodstock with a goal of raising $50,000 by years' end. In the last few months, $18,000 has been raised thanks to the generosity of Festival and Commission supporters. But they're not there yet. Both organizations are hopefull this concert will get them closer to their 50k goal.
For details, visit Capital Campaign.
Performed by jazz cabaret duo Ann Osmond & Dennis Yerry and joined by writer-performer Robert Burke Warren, this elegant and festive evening will feature an eclectic mix of memorable movie music, straddling many decades and styles.
“From Fred Astaire and Judy Garland to Tom Jones and Dionne Warwick, from Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen to Burt Bacharach and Simon & Garfunkel; we’ve had a great time compiling this world-class material,” say Osmond and Yerry. “And it’s such a treat collaborating with Robert Warren. The three of us have wanted to work together for some time and the FILM CENTER campaign provides the perfect opportunity.”
Ann Osmond is a singer and actor with roots in the theatre and Dennis Yerry is an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Their collaboration results in fresh interpretations of beloved songs and their intimate cabaret style has an air of timeless elegance. The duo performs at venues throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City and also at private and corporate events of all sizes. www.annosmond.com
Robert Burke Warren is a writer, performer, teacher and musician. He has toured Europe and the U.S. as bassist in garage-rock titans the Fleshtones, performed the lead in the hit West End jukebox musical Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story, released seven CDs as himself and his alter ego Uncle Rock, and written both music journalism and fiction. www.unclerock.com
Doors open at 7:30 for an 8:00 performance.
Tickets start at $15.00 and may be purchased online at http://woodstockfilmfestival.com/fundraising/silverscreensongs.php
If available, tickets will also be sold at the door, but advance purchase is strongly recommended.