Season 2007-2008 Event
Manhattan Transfer with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts proudly presents
with The Hudson Valley Philharmonic
at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, NY
The Manhattan Transfer was officially "born" in the fall of 1972. In its formative years, the group developed a strong cult following while playing such iconic New York clubs as Trudy Heller's and Max's Kansas City. In 1975 they cut their self-titled debut album and landed their own highly experimental television show on CBS. In 1981, the Manhattan Transfer made music history by becoming the first group to win Grammy Awards in both pop and jazz categories in the same year: "Boy From New York City," for Best Pop Performance, and "Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)" for Best Jazz Performance. Since their inception, the group has enjoyed an impressive, non-stop creative career including studio and live releases and an eclectic collection of shows. They are often asked to appear at special musical events such as The Essence Awards, the Goodwill Games and even a Christmas performance for the Pope. Though they have been together for more than 30 years, they aren't slowing down! They continue to tour, delighting audiences worldwide with their music. The Manhattan Transfer has something special for big band fans of every age and every taste.
Appearing with the Manhattan Transfer is the region's premier symphony orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP), whose focus since 1959 has been on developing new audiences for classical music. In addition to its very successful annual symphony season at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie where the orchestra has regularly featured internationally renowned soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Beverly Sills, and Natalie Merchant, the orchestra has been featured since 2001 at the SUNY New Paltz Piano Summer under the direction of pianist/music director Vladimir Feltsman. Since 2005 the HVP has also performed summer concerts with America, Peter Frampton, and Kenny Loggins at the Bowdoin Park Band Shell in Wappingers Falls, NY. The Hudson Valley Philharmonic looks forward to a long relationship with the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Concert Calendar For a complete list of events and membership packages, please visit www.BethelWoodsLive.org Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is approximately 90 minutes from New York City, in Sullivan County. The Amphitheater and Museum are set within nearly 1,700 pristine farmland acres. The Bethel Woods Artistic Directors believe in the importance of presenting a diverse selection of live musical performances, including classical, pop, rock, and country. In keeping with the relaxed, family spirit of picturesque Sullivan County, a Bethel Woods live show is the perfect embellishment to a weekend excursion. By providing artists with the opportunity to perform on one of music's most legendary grounds, Bethel Woods is committed to building its status as a must-see cultural destination. Season Memberships are available to the concert enthusiast and arts patron. Pavilion Features include: a 7,500-square-foot stage, a 4,800-seat copper-covered pavilion, lawn seating with generous sight lines accommodating up to 12,000 people, parking in close proximity to the main entrance at no additional charge, and a wide variety of food & beverage choices.