The Dorsky presents three Tuesday evening concerts in October

NEW PALTZ – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art announces “Music at The Dorsky,” a three-event series of music concerts to be presented in the museum’s Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery in October 2011. On each of the three evenings, The Dorsky’s exhibition galleries will be open to the public from 5:00-6:00 pm. The public is also invited to a reception to be held prior to each concert from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Doors to the Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery will open at 6:15 pm.

The concerts take place as follows:

Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 pm

Bella Winds, a woodwind trio comprised of flute, clarinet, and bassoon will perform world music that includes traditional Irish, Jewish, Ragtime, and Broadway. $8 general admission / $6 seniors, faculty, staff / $3 students

Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 pm
MUSIC AT THE DORSKY: Electro-Acoustic Concert 6:30 pm

A concert of manipulated and generated sound, written and produced by adventurous student composers. Fun and Free

Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm
MUSIC AT THE DORSKY: Choral & Jazz Vocal Fest 6:30 pm

An evening of classical and jazz vocal music, featuring the SUNY New Paltz Concert Choir and the Vocal Jazz students. $6 general admission, seniors, faculty, staff / $3 students


Bella Winds, comprised of flute, clarinet and bassoon, was created in 2010 by three professional Hudson Valley woodwind musicians wanting to explore and promote the colorful and virtuosic repertoire for woodwind trio. These woodwind trio selections, composed mainly by 20th and 21st century composers, such as Bozza, Muczynski, Mellits, Sung, D’Rivera, Piston and Corea, demonstrates Bella Winds flexibility in performing both classically and jazz inspired works. Since Bella Winds inception, they have performed on numerous recital series as well as private events in and around the tri-state area.

Bella Winds – (left to right) Elisabeth Romano, Rachel Grasso, and Kirsten Economy.

“Music at The Dorsky” is made possible in part through funds provided by Campus Auxiliary Services. Exhibitions and programs at The Dorsky are supported by the Friends of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and the State University of New York at New Paltz.


The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, is fast becoming the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, the Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system.

This program is part of a series of exhibitions and programs that celebrate The Dorsky’s tenth anniversary year. Since its founding in October 2011, The Dorsky has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff and Carolee Schneemann.

For more information about The Dorsky and its programs, visit, or call (845) 257-3844.