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.
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