Oneonta’s Music History On Exhibition
(Press release from the Greater Oneonta Historical Society)
“Musical Notes from the City of the Hills: Oneonta's Music History” will open on Saturday May 13 at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main Street. This new exhibition, funded by a grant from the Jackson H. Fenner Foundation, will offer examples of Oneonta’s rich musical history from the earliest years of the village of Oneonta to the present. Included in the exhibition are the Oneonta Theatre; Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta’s contributions; Al Gallodoro; Jerry Jeff Walker; Local 443 of the American Federation of Musicians, the McCammon and Shearer piano companies; performances of musical luminaries to Oneonta, including John Phillip Sousa, Marian Anderson, John Denver, and Bruce Springsteen; and much more! There will be an opening reception on May 13, beginning at 2:00 PM. The reception is free. Refreshments will be served.
Each month during the exhibition, the History Center will also host a live music event. The entertainment begins on Sunday May 21 when Kathy Shimberg and Erik House will play traditional music on a variety of instruments. The free performance begins at 1:00 PM. The live music series is funded in part by an Otsego County Community Events grant.
For more information, contact 607-432-0960 or info@OneontaHistory.org.