Cazenovia Counterpoint

July 22 Cazenovia Counterpoint: Strawberry Fields

A view of the John Lennon shrine in New York's Central Park the setting for Michael Torke's one-act opera, "Strawberry Fields"

‘Strawberry Fields’ adds a touch of Central Park, and John Lennon’s imagination, to Cazenovia

Torke’s one-act opera, the centerpiece of Wednesday’s Society For New Music’s Cazenovia Counterpoint program, draws a capacity crowd

By David Abrams

Cazenovia turned into Central Park Wednesday evening, if only briefly, as the Society For New Music mounted Michael Torke’s one-act opera Strawberry Fields to the delight of a packed-house audience at Cazenovia College’s historic opera house, the Catherine Cummings Theater.

Strawberry Fields is the name of the 2.5-acre “shrine” in New York’s Central Park that serves as a memorial to Beatles’ songwriter-guitarist (and peace activist), John Lennon. At the center of the shrine lay a magnificent mosaic with the word “IMAGINE” radiating from its center…

July 19 Cazenovia Counterpoint: The Wind in the Willows

Society for New Music stages a whimsical and wistful ‘The Wind in the Willows’

The Society’s production, a musical setting of the treasured Kenneth Grahame children’s classic, is a delightful reminiscence of childhood

By Jon Fredric West

On Friday, July 19th my wife and I spent a lovely evening at The Catherine Cummings Theater in Cazenovia…