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Pam Fisher aims to get ‘Loopy’ at the Wood Theater

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

“I am tired of having to walk into venues and declare my disability,” says Pam Fisher of Glens Falls.

She’s launched a capital campaign, in conjunction with the Adirondack Theatre Festival and with the approval of the Wood Theater, to raise the $16,000 needed to install state-of-the-art “looping” technology at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls.

As a hearing-impaired person, a member of the …

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Qby. teen Kyra Lombard plans her orchestral debut on Sunday

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Kyra Lombard, a 16-year-old 11th grader at Queensbury High School, is the guest solo pianist for the Schenectady Symphony’s Mother’s Day concert.

She’ll perform Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the orchestra this Sunday, May 12, at 3 p.m. on the main stage at Proctors Theatre. Tix: $15 and $22, children and students free with adult.

Box office: 346-6204.

It’s Ms. Lombard’s orchestral debut, a …

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GF Symphony kicks off all-Beethoven & Bernstein season

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

On Sunday, the Glens Falls Symphony dashed from the starting line in what will be a marathon season of exclusively Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein, celebrating the composers’ 250th and 100th birthdays (in 2019 and 2018, respectively).

Opening the festivities was Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, an intentional choice equating both composers to the Titan who stole fire from the gods …

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Tomb triplets graduate at top at Johnsburg

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Seamus, Casey and Brendan Tomb — collectively referred to as “The Boyz” by their mom Suzanne — will graduate from Johnsburg Central School on Saturday afternoon as Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Number-Four in their class of 23 students.

Valedictorian Seamus will attend the U.S. Naval Academy, planning to major in cyber operations. “I like the military environment,” Seamus says, especially after attending his grandfather’s 50th …

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SPAC chief looks ahead –
Elizabeth Sobol’s view

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

New director Elizabeth Sobol ended her first year at the helm of Saratoga Performing Arts Center on a high — a sold-out concert in early December, where the esteemed St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra performed all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos before about 700 patrons at Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs.

It’s exactly the kind of off-season success Ms. Sobol told The Chronicle she’s …

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