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CONTACT: Steven Stull, Jeanne Goddard


CRS Barn Studio Opens 25th Season with Songs for a Summer Night

CRS Barn Studio is delighted to announce its twenty-fifth season of high quality, entertaining music and dance events at the CRS Barn Studio, one of Ithaca's most attractive summer performance venues. Artistic directors Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard will kick off the silver anniversary season with Songs for a Summer Night: An Evening of Arias and Duets, with performances Friday through Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30PM. The varied program includes operatic favorites from Handel, Mozart, and Rossini, and popular songs and duets from musical theatre. As always, performances will take place in a beautiful outdoor setting with spectacular views of Cayuga Lake. In case of rain, performances will move to the indoor stage. Tickets are available at the door.

Songs for a Summer Night features singers known for their performances with Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Opera Ithaca, and the CRS Barn, and for their many appearances with orchestras and opera companies throughout the region and nationally. Artists scheduled to appear include: Steven Stull, David Neal, Zachary James, Rebecca Leistikow, Deborah Montgomery Cove, Fred Diengott, Tamara Acosta, Ivy Walz, Lynn Craver. Also performing will be pianists William Cowdery, Richard Montgomery, Diane Birr and John White, with Peter Chwazik on bass and guitar.

The twenty-fifth anniversary season, sponsored by Triphammer Arts Inc., continues with three more productions: the annual choreographers’ showcase, Moving Landscapes, on August 23, and in the fall a performance of Grant Cooper's Boyz in the Wood (a musical retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story), and a concert reading of the American operetta Robin Hood by Reginald DeKoven.  

Triphammer Arts Inc. offers high quality, audience-friendly music and dance productions both outdoors and indoors at the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm on Triphammer Road. Artistic directors Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard are known for their originally scripted productions as well as their unique stagings of favorite opera and musical theatre pieces. Recent events include productions of The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel, Don Quixote at the Marriage of Comacho, andthe now legendary Opera Cowpokes Alive! Audiences return again and again for the relaxed atmosphere, the quality of the performances, and the sensational sunset views of Cayuga Lake.

Goddard and Stull value and support local artists and have consistently brought together dancers and musicians from Ithaca, Cortland, Binghamton, Geneva, and Syracuse. Both directors have over 30 years' experience performing, writing, directing, and producing music and dance events in traditional and non-traditional venues. Stull holds degrees in vocal performance from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, sings with opera companies and orchestras nationally and internationally, and has collaborated with directors and choreographers on a wide range of projects. Goddard came of age in the avant-garde dance world of the 1970's, trained and performed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and many other choreographers, and has run the dance program at Wells College since 1987.

Triphammer Arts Inc. programming is sponsored in part with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.


Songs for a Summer Night
July 24-26, 7:30pm
CRS Barn Studio
2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca
Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10, Children 12 and under free

Moving Landscapes
Sunday, August 23 at 7:30 pm
CRS Barn Studio
2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca
Free admission


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The purpose of the organization is to promote excellence and innovation in
dance, music and multidisciplinary performance forms (such as opera and musical theatre) by providing opportunities to create new works and to approach existing works from new

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To help support our programs, please contact us at the email or phone above.

Triphammer Arts Inc. programming is sponsored in part with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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