In case you missed it, we hosted an amazing discussion with Lucian Ban last week as part of our Celebrating Bartók series! Ban presented "Retracing Bartók – From Transylvania to Saranac Lake," discussing Bartok’s lifelong dedication and passion for the folk music of Romanian people, and his research trips and field recordings at the beginning of the Twentieth Century in Transylvania and beyond. The entire presentation is now available to watch on our YouTube channel. Please share the link with anyone who might enjoy learning more about Bartók!
If you are interested in Ban's album of folk recordings, it can be found on BandCamp.
All previous recordings from this series are available on our YouTube channel as well.
And finally, learn more about the remainder of the series on our website. The Celebrating Bartók series is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.
August is National Dog Month, so why not take your best friend out for an adventure? This unidentified dog and his human companion were in search of the finest fish Lake Flower had to offer! We don't know if they caught anything though...
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 344. Gift of Anna Ferree.]
Bartók fans, don't miss out on a special performance by Loon Lake Live tonight, August 1, at 8:30PM! The "house band" of the Saranac Laboratory Museum will be performing a new arrangement of Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto, in addition to an old arrangement of WA Mozart’s Romance from Horn Concerto #4, and two fantastic string quartet pieces: Javier Alvarez’s Metro Chabacano and Jessie Montgomery’s Strum.
Conveniently, you can catch this and many other Loon Lake Live performances in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Learn more about the entire summer series on Loon Lake Live's website.
If you can't join them tonight in person, you can still watch a wonderful performance in partnership with Catherine Beeson on our YouTube channel.
Stay up to date on all the news and happenings from Historic Saranac Lake at the Saranac Laboratory Museum!