ALTAMONT — One of only three musicians invited from the United States to be part of the Maxence Larrieu Flute Competition, Amanda Dame, of Altamont, will be on of 62 candidates competing in this high-level international competition, taking place in Nice, France this month.

The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will hold auditions in October for male singers interested in joining the club for its 108th season. Interested tenors and basses are invited to rehearse with the club on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7:15 p.m. at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church at 916 Western Ave. in Albany.

SCHOHARIE — The Depot Lane Singers, a 70-voice community chorus based in Schoharie, is looking for singers to join them for winter concerts as it begins its 37th season. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, Sept.

Popular bands will perform on the Northrup Stage and in the Grange building afternoons and evenings, allowing music fans on either side of the fairgrounds plenty of chances to enjoy some tunes.

The 15-year-old from Voorheesville is one of approximately 275 entrants to the “Oh, Say Can You Sing the National Anthem at the Great New York State Fair?” online competition.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Artists from around the world will gather in August at The Carey Institute for Global Good in the Helderbergs for the Catskill High Peaks Music Festival.

Nancy Frueh, East Berne

Yvette Terplak, president, Altamont Free Library Board

This weekend, artists and groups with musical traditions spanning the globe will converge on the fairgrounds in Altamont, for the 35th annual Old Songs Festival.

Visitors to the Schoolcraft Cultural Center on Sunday perused artwork, and went back in time listening to the classical sounds of of flute, played by Caitlin Ippolito, and guitar, by Marcello Iaia.


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