The West Kortright Centre, in East Meredith, NY presents “The Civil War: A Musical Journey,” with guest singer, guitarist, and music historian Reggie Harris on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. This program is presented in collaboration with the Delaware County Historical Association. Reggie Harris will present a narrated concert of words and music from the epoch of slavery through contemporary social action on September 27, providing added insight to the performance of “Four Seasons, Four Years – The Civil War: A Musical Journey” on September 30 (see below).
A resident of upstate New York, Reggie has been touring with his wife, Kim Harris for over 30 years performing music relating to peace, freedom, hope, and the social injustice movement. As a result of their CDs Steal Away and Get On Board and materials developed in their work with the Kennedy Center, Kim and Reggie are recognized contributors to the resources and knowledge base of the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement. They have eight releases on the Folk Era and Appleseed Recordings labels and are featured on compilations, films, and education projects worldwide. The duo started touring in 1980 and they still perform an average of over 200 yearly performances. Kim and Reggie Harris “offer a fine, contemporary performance that speak to ages past and melds something important at a lot of levels.” –Chris Spector, Midwest Record
People are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy before the show, weather permitting. Tickets for this concert are $10; $5/with a ticket to the September 30 program (see below). For more information, call (607) 278-5454, or visit http://www.westkc.org/performances. The West Kortright Center is located at 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, NY, halfway between Oneonta, Delhi, and Stamford. Follow signs from State Route 23 in Davenport Center, or State Route 10 east of Delhi. For more precise travel directions, please visit our website.
West Kortright Centre arts and community programs are funded in part by our Members, contributors to the 2012 Program Fund Drive, donations from Bert Santora Trust and Thornwood Center for the Performing Arts, by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the O’Connor, Robinson-Broadhurst, Arthur, and Dewar Foundations.