Mother's Day Concert and Brunch Featuring Stringwynde

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will host a concert and brunch in honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 5, 11:30-1 p.m., in their Grand Gallery at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville. Tickets are $35 and available at or by calling 518-661-9932.

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The brunch menu will include quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salad greens, refreshments and desserts. The concert features Stringwynde, a duo comprised of flautist Melanie Chirignan and harpist Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher.

Stringwynde, formed in 2017, hails from the southern Saratoga region. Chirignan and Rees-Rohrbacher each hold graduate degrees in music and regularly perform in a variety of genres. As individual performers, their appearances have included solo recitals, chamber ensembles, symphonies and private events. They are also versatile educators who have both taught music privately and in classrooms at area public and private schools.

Rees-Rohrbacher holds a doctoral degree in vocal performance and literature. Initially trained as a classical vocalist and pianist, she begin studying the harp after moving to Upstate New York and has since pursued a multi-faceted career as a harpist, arranger, singer and conductor. Her musical skills have taken her from formal, orchestral concerts to intimate chamber performances wearing historical costumes. She is a well-known composer whose harp arrangements are sold internationally, and she has published many articles in harp journals.

Chirignan has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a master’s in Flute performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Originally from Hauppauge, NY, Chirignon has collaborated with many performers and ensembles, including the New York Chamber Players Orchestra, the Chelsea Symphony and the Hartt Independent Chamber Orchestra. She has also worked closely with many other composers to premiere new works by a variety of artists, several of which are available on iTunes and Amazon.

The Revival Comes to the Nigra Arts Center Thursday, June 9!

The second installment of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts' 2016 concert series will take place on Thursday, June 9, with a performance by local multi-genre cover band The Revival. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the arts center's facility at 2736 State Highway 30 in Mayfield. Admission is $15 and tickets are available at the door or for advance purchase by clicking here.   

Composed of musicians who have played locally, nationally and internationally, The Revival features an extensive library of cover songs that span generations and genres. They come from a variety of musical backgrounds and produce a sound that is unique and fun. The Revival believes that audiences should be entertained rather than just played to, so audience engagement and participation are essential ingredients to their shows. The comedic exchanges, distributing percussion, great music and audience interaction create a one-of-a-kind and fun experience at every concert.