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NEWSLETTER
VANGUARD - ALBANY SYMPHONY, INC.
APRIL 2015, NO. 148
35th Annual Vanguard Designer
SHOWHOUSE 2015
‘Rockledge: A Hudson River
Symphony ’
158 Van Wies Point Road, Glenmont, NY
April 28 – May 17, 2015
Vanguard Newsletter Issue No. 148, April 2015, published four times annually by Vanguard- Albany Symphony, Inc., 19 Clinton Avenue,
Albany, NY 12207. Mission: All funds support the Albany Symphony Orchestra and its educational programs.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
For this particular newsletter I am not going to take up a lot of space with a message from me because the
message during this time is all about our 2015 Showhouse and those working so hard to make it possible.
So many dedicated people have already stepped forward, working hard behind the scenes to make it a
success. Thanks go out to Barbara Zautner, Bill Zautner, Ruth Cook (the most reliable and stalwart of
volunteers), Mary and Ramon Rodriquez, Pat Fallek, Susan Jacobsen, Judy Ciccio, Kathy De Weese, Julia
Smart, Andrea Angerame, Anne Brewster, Dee Burkins, Diane Davison, Jean Fogarty, Peg Schalit, Gloria
Van Derpoel, Barbara Hallenbeck, Jan Satin, Reese Satin, Judy Coppie, Sue Haswell, Steve Corson, Cathy
Lowenski, Maureen Neal, Rosemary Brown, Marcia Cockrell, Lucy Song and our own behind the scenes,
Hazel Smith. Thank you to the Woman's Club of Albany for stepping up this year and volunteering to hostess
one full day and evening. Thank you to Maestro David Alan Miller for finding us a beautiful Preview Party
house. And thank you to Lynne Nisoff for putting this very special issue of the newsletter together.
There are many, many more thanks to come but for now let this suffice.
Suzie Waltz, President
SHOWHOUSE 2015
Rockledge, located at 158 Van Wies Point Rd., Glenmont, was built on a bluff overlooking the majestic
Hudson River. It was constructed in 1904 as a summer home for Chauncy Hakes, a prominent dealer in
the early days of the automobile industry. Mr. Hakes was President of the Hakes and LeBourveau
automobile firm and head of the Albany Garage. Subsequent owners of the home were John G. Myers
(of the Myers Department Store in Albany) and Dr. Sherman Gates, an endocrinologist . The current
owner of the home is Frank Salamida, Sales Manager of Capital Cities Imported Cars in Glenmont. Mr.
Salamida enlarged the original structure adding a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen. Rockledge stands on
a 1.66 acre lot with 200 feet of Hudson River frontage. Its 5,573 square feet include four bedrooms, two
full bathrooms and one half bath. An in-ground pool overlooks the river. The views are spectacular.
Please turn to Page 3 of this Newsletter to review the dates and hours to view this magnificent estate
along with the times to attend our special events.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR VANGUARD’S
PREVIEW PARTY
Our Showhouse 2015 Preview Party on Sunday, April 26, starts with a tour of our magnificent home from
3 pm to 5 pm, followed by a party at 81 Mosher Road from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, the home of Charles H.
Buchanan, DDS, of Guilderland Orthodontics. It promises to be a fine one, with delicious and satisfying food
and drink catered by Old Daley Inn, along with old and new friends celebrating the start of another successful
fundraiser. There will be music, with Michael T. Lampkin playing the Hardman Baby Grand in the living room.
Dr. Buchanan bought the former house and property, occupying 12 acres, in 2001. The old house had to be
demolished and the new house was completed in 2006. It has two stories and two beautiful porches, one
welcoming us across the front, another with a breathtaking river view in the back. The house, in Victorian
farmhouse style, is 3200 square feet.
The barn was restored between 2001 and 2003 and is now the carriage house. In the old barn Dr. Buchanan
discovered a stained glass window which he restored and which is now in the house. On the western side of
the property is Frothingham Lake, which empties into the Hudson River via a stream that runs along the
south side of the house.
We thank Dr. Buchanan for generously offering his lovely home and we hope you all join us. Watch for your
invitation in the mail.
Jean Fogarty and Peg Schalit, Co-Chairs
SHOWHOUSE HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday – 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday – 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday – 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Admission $18 (watch for Coupons in the Times Union)
In all cases, last admittance is one hour before closing
Please check Vanguard’s website - www.vanguard-aso.org - for directions to pick up the Shuttle
SPECIAL EVENTS
We are pleased to offer the following lectures and events FREE of charge with the price of admission:
Designer Days will be held on the following days:
Saturday, May 2 – 12:30 pm 3:30 PM
Wednesday, May 6 – 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Tuesday, May 12 – 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
“Ice Harvesting on the Hudson” presented by Susan Leath, Historian for the Town of Bethlehem,
on Thursday, April 30, at 11 am
Potted Plants” presented by the Bethlehem Garden Club,
on Tuesday, May 5, at 2 pm
“Light Houses on the Hudson” presented by David Chinery, Cornell Cooperative Extension,
on Thursday, May 7, at 4:30 pm
“A Bloom Through Time: The History of the Dutch Floral Market” presented by Louis Bannister, Proprietor of
The Enchanted Florist on Friday, May 15, at 2 pm
“Designing with (Re)Purpose” presented by Louis Bannister, Proprietor of The Enchanted Florist,
on Saturday, May 16, at 11 am
Please keep checking our website at www.vanguard-aso.org to find out about other exciting events that will
take place during our SHOWHOUSE.
CAFÉ
Our very popular café will be catered this year by 333 Café in Delmar. For information regarding
the menu and to make reservations, please call (518) 368-8130 .
SNEAK-A-PEEK WRAP-UP
This year's Sneak-a-Peek was held on Sunday
afternoon, March 1, 2015 from 2 to 5 pm. The
Showhouse is located at 158 Van Wies Point Road
in Glenmont and folks were very excited about
getting an early look inside the house. There were
approximately 42 people in attendance. Some work
has already been started and the designers are
anxious to spin their magic. This will truly be a
house not to be missed.
The original house has many intricate and interesting
rooms to discover as well as the large addition.
There is a roomy kitchen with a breakfast nook, as
well as huge living and dining rooms. The house is
located on the Hudson and the many windows
throughout the house make it very easy to spot the
daily activity on the river.
Homemade cookies and coffee, tea and punch were
served to the guests.
Mary Rodriguez and Jean Fogarty, Co-Chairs
Our guests visiting with
our wonderful designers!
DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS
Alpin Haus
Mark Dietrick
Diana Cook Decorative Painting
Diana Cook
FunCycled
John and Sarah Trop
Interior Image
Sharon Askew
K. D. Ellis Interiors
Kristina Ellis
The Martin Boys
Lynne O’Donnell, George Martin
Min Studio
Jae Schalekamp
Rae Rau Paintfx
Rae Rau
Paula McCormick Interiors
Paula McCormick
Pearl Grant Richmans
Barry Richman
Starlily Design Studio
Stephanie Salway
Stickley-Audi & Co.
Barbara Bishop
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
More volunteers for SHOWHOUSE are always
welcome. Don't be shy! Volunteer! Bring a friend!
Orientation April 22 and 23; call Anne Brewster (2694380) for particulars or contact Dee Burkins at
[email protected]
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Vanguard’s Annual Meeting will be held on
Thursday, June 18, at 6 pm at the Wolferts Roost
Country Club. All members are invited to this
important occasion when chairs give presentations
regarding their events, when the membership votes
on officers for 2015-16, culminating with the
presentation of the check for all our hard work
during the year to the Albany Symphony.
Watch your mailboxes in May for your invitation.
You won’t want to miss this fun and informative
dinner!
Bernice Allison and Cathie Horvath, Chairs
ATTIC TREASURES
Start your spring cleaning and think what you can
donate to the Vanguard Showhouse that you feel
would be worth displaying in our wonderful gift
shop. When you have your items together,
please call Gloria VanDerpoel at 462-1004 for a
drop off time. If you need your donations to be
picked up, please call Gloria. Items should be
delivered no later than April 20, 2015 so they can
be brought to the Showhouse to be priced and
displayed. No drop-offs will be accepted at the
Showhouse. Let’s make this a successful event!
HOP ON BOARD
Our Annual Vanguard Travel Event will take us
to Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts for an allday event to this authentic 18th Century New
England Village featuring many beautifully
restored historic buildings. The trip will include
a delightful lunch at the 1884 Deerfield Inn
featuring a harvest menu. Also included will be
access to the Flynt Center of Early New
England Life featuring a textile exhibition,
furniture exhibitions and museum collections.
There will be a guided bus tour of the street, a
tour of the Hinsdale and Anna Williams house,
with shopping time at the museum bookstore for
literature items. An optional visit of the Sheldon
house will also be available.
The event will take place on April 19, 2015
leaving from Crossgates (behind Macy*s) at
9:00am and from Delmar Parking which is at the
end of the Delmar by-pass at 9:30am. We will
also visit the Yankee Candle factory before
heading home. Do hope to arrive in Albany
approximately 5:00pm. Watch your mail for the
invitation!
Barbara Hallenbeck & Gloria VanDerpoel, Co-Chairs
APRIL IS
VOLUNTEER MONTH
It is that time of year again to recognize and
thank all our wonderful volunteers who make
Vanguard such an effective organization. It is
because of all the hard-working members that
we are able to have a VERY successful
SHOWHOUSE along with many fun-filled
events during the year. Our hats go off to our
outstanding men and women!
“The difference between a successful person and
others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
Vince Lombardi(1913-1970)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – ENJOY THE FABULOUS CONCERTS AND SUPPORT THE ASO
AN EVENING WITH TIME FOR THREE
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015, 7:30 PM, PALACE THEATRE
TIME FOR THREE
Zach DePue, Violin
Nick Kendall, Violin
Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass
COPLAND - Billy The Kid Suite
JENNIFER HIGDON - Concerto 4-3
DVORAK - Symphony No. 9, "From The New World"
The genre-crossing, dynamic classical string trio Time For Three brings their unique twist on classical tradition
to the Albany Symphony for the first time in this Americana-inspired program. Hear Zach DePue, Nick Kendall,
and Ranaan Meyer perform Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3, a work written specifically for them that uses the
language of Classical music and combines it with bluegrass technique and folk themes. Then join us as we
team up with Aaron Copland to chase down the infamous outlaw with his Billy The Kid Suite and sit back and
listen as you travel back in time with Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 “From The New World”.
AMERICAN MUSICA FESTIVAL – MIGRATIONS
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015, 7:30 PM, EMPAC
AMY PORTER - Flute
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY - Trail of Tears Concerto for Flute & Orchestra
DEREK BERMEL - Migration Series for Jazz Orchestra
ANDREA REINKEMEYER - New Work (World Premiere)
CLINT NEEDHAM - We Are All From Somewhere Else (World Premiere)
Amy Porter
Join us as we conclude our season with the main event of our flagship American Music Festival. This
“Migrations” program focuses on the traditions surrounding American History and features Michael Daugherty’s
Trail Of Tears Concerto with Amy Porter on flute, world premieres from Composer Educator Clint Needham
and Andrea Reinkemeyer, and Derek Bermel’s Migration Series for Jazz Orchestra.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VANGUARD’S PREVUES
Each Friday before the ASO concerts, Vanguard hosts Prevues at the Albany Public
Library at noon. It is a wonderful opportunity for concert-goers to get an insight into the
selections which will be played.
Seen at the February 20 Prevue were Carol Jantsch, principle tuba in the Philadelphia
Orchestra, and Julia Davis, third grader and tuba student at the Montessori Magnet
School in Albany. Vanguard welcomed seven music students and two supervisors
from the Magnet School. David Alan Miller arranged for the group to receive concert
tickets and we were pleased to learn that they attended the Sunday afternoon ASO
concert.
Photo Courtesy of
Derek Smith
Won’t you mark your calendars now so you don’t miss the final two events, April 17
and May 15 – you won’t be sorry you attended!
“That is one good thing about this world….there are always sure to be more springs.”
L.M Montgomery (1874-1942)
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news
regarding Vanguard and its events.
Visit its website at www.vanguardaso.org to be informed!!
VANGUARD OFFICERS
President
Suzanne Waltz
Vice Presidents
Administration
Jean Fogarty
Development
Lynne Nisoff
Designer Showhouse
Education & Community Jan Satin
Orchestra Support
Dale Gogan
Recording Secretary
Ruth Cook
Corresponding Secretary Estelle Wall
Treasurer
Reese Satin
Assistant Treasurer
Technology Administrator Lucy Song
Past President
Barbara Richer
ASO Concert
ASO Gala
Tea and Symphony
VANGUARD/ASO
SCHEDULE 2014-2015
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7 pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:30 pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2-4 pm
489-5923
438-4740
482-9170
767-3509
462-9464
439-5629
767-3509
487-1331
512-3438
SEASON
Palace Theatre, Albany
60 State Street, Albany
Home of Moses Kafka &
Ron Nichols, 1 Englewood Pl.,
Delmar Reformed Church
Lynne Nisoff
Albany Public Library
Palace Theatre, Albany
Delmar Reformed Church
Albany Public Library
Palace Theatre, Albany
Palace Theatre, Albany
Delmar Reformed Church
Home of Jeanne & Don
Bourque
Palace Theatre, Albany
Board Meeting
Newsletter Deadline
Pre-Concert Prevue
ASO Concert
Board Meeting
Pre-Concert Prevue
ASO Concert
Sunday Symphony
Board Meeting
Holiday Party
Monday, September 22, 2014, 9:30 am
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014, noon
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:30 am
Friday, November 21, 2014, Noon
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3 pm
Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:30 am
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Magic of
Christmas
Pre-Concert Prevue
ASO Concert
ASO Concert
Newsletter Deadline
Pre-Concert Prevue
ASO Concert
Board Meeting
Sunday Symphony
Pre-Concert Prevue
ASO Concert
ASO Concert
Board Meeting
Sunday Symphony
Newsletter Deadline
Pre-Concert Prevue
ASO Concert
ASO Concert
Board Meeting
Pre-Concert Prevue
ASO Concert
Spring Luncheon
Preview Party
Board Meeting
Showhouse 2015
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3 pm
Tiny Tots Concerts
Tiny Tots Concert
Pre-Concert Prevue
American Music
Festival
Board Meeting*
Annual Meeting
Board Meeting
Tues. & Wed., April 28-29, 2014
Thurs. & Fri., April 30 & May 1, 2014
Friday, May 15, 2015, Noon
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Albany Public Library
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Lynne Nisoff
Albany Public Library
Palace Theatre, Albany
Delmar Reformed Church
Zankel Hall, Skidmore College
Albany Public Library
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Delmar Reformed Church
Palace Theatre, Albany
Lynne Nisoff
Albany Public Library
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Delmar Reformed Church
Albany Public Library
Palace Theatre, Albany
Normanside Country Club
81 Mosher Rd., Glenmont
Delmar Reformed Church
158 Van Wies Point Road,
Glenmont, NY
Museum of Dance, Saratoga
Ohav Shalom, Albany
Albany Public Library
EMPAC, RPI, Troy
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:30 am
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015, 9:30 am
Delmar Reformed Church
Wolfert Roost Country Club
Delmar Reformed Church
Friday, December 19, 2014, Noon
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3 pm
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015, Noon
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 am
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 3 pm
Friday, February 20, 2015. Noon
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm
Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:30 am
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3 pm
Friday, March 13, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015, Noon
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3 pm
Monday, March 23, 2015, 9:30 am
Friday, April 17, 2015, Noon
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015, 9:30 am
Tuesday, April 28-Sunday, May 17, 2015
Vanguard extends a warm welcome to
our newest members. Thank you for
joining and we are looking forward to
meeting with you soon!
Andrea Angerame of Delmar
Patricia Beeler of Delmar
Jaclyn A. Brilling of Delmar
Patricia Leonard of Albany
If you are interested in becoming a
member, please call Julia Smart at 7653622.
VANGUARD COMMITTEE CHAIRS
ANNUAL MEETING
Bernice Allison
383-0568
Cathie Horvath
477-6162
CONCERT PREVUES
Marcia Cockrell
459-1229
FALL/SPRING LUNCHEON
Judy Ciccio
439-6503
Barbara Zautner
439-4634
GARDEN PARTY/TEA & SYMPHONY
Joy Emery
584-0582
Dale Gogan
867-4011
HISTORIAN
Ursula MacAffer
463-1716
HOLIDAY PARTY
Crystal Gordon
429-7804
Barbara Hallenbeck
512-3495
Jan Satin
767-3509
MAILING
Jean Fogarty
438-4740
MEMBERSHIP AND DIRECTORY
Julia Smart
765-3622
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR STUDENTS
Jill Rifkin
439-1843
NEW MEMBERS
Marilyn Hunter
279-9353
NEWSLETTER
Lynne Nisoff
482-9170
NOMINATING
Ruth Cook
462-9464
Betty Gross
438-8148
ORCHESTRA HOSPITALITY
Pat Corbett
784-4352
David Emanation
235-1775
Joy Emery
584-0582
PUBLIC RELATIONS & PUBLICITY
TBD
SCHOLARSHIPS
Rosemary Brown
439-6832
SUNDAY SYMPHONIES
Lucy Neubauer
869-1088
SYMPHONY GUESTS
Pat Fallek
765-4692
Sylvia Kaminsky
439-7173
TELEPHONE
Sharon Awramik
438-1317
TINY TOTS – ALBANY
Margaret DeJohn-Tolar
237-6740
Jan Satin
767-3509
TINY TOTS – SARATOGA
Jan O’Hare
383-4768
Ruth Weintraub
899-7610
TRAVEL
Gloria VanDerpoel
462-1004
Barbara Hallenbeck
512-3495
USHER LIAISON
Concetta Bosco
456-8030
*Please note change of Day for Board meeting.