Great Weekend at the Clayton Opera House


By Craig Thornton

Different strokes for different folks -three very distinctly different musical performances this weekend at the North Country's premiere venue.
Monica Behan with the Everybody’s Hooked Orchestra 
Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm  BUY NOW
Ms. Behan, a Watertown native who splits her time between New York City and her home on the St. Lawrence River is performing in anticipation of her CD release - “Right Where I Need to Be” will be released this fall.  “It’s a good composite of snapshot moments in a journey,” Ms. Behan said of the songs on her fourth album. 
Bret R. Zvacek, director of jazz studies at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, was the arranger for the orchestra on “Right Where I Need to Be” and will conduct the 12-piece ensemble, the Everybody's Hooked Orchestra, for the jazz portions of the concert. 

Steppin' Out Live With Ben Vereen
Saturday, July 20 at 8:00pm  

Presented by TIPAF

Tony Award winner and Broadway legend, Ben Vereen, dazzles audiences throughout the United States with his one man show. The show travels through Ben’s stage and television career while paying tribute to his iconic journey on Broadway and highlighting the work of Frank Sinatra and Ben’s long time friend and mentor, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Best known for his role in "Pippin" on Broadway and as "Chicken George" in the miniseries "Roots", Ben Vereen is back singing and dancing his way through life.  Join us...for an hour or two.  We've got Magic to Do, just for you.  

Philadelphia Orchestra: Simon Rattle Conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral”
Sunday, July 21 at 4:00pm  BUY NOW
Presented by TIPAF
Part of the Sidney T. Cox Memorial Concert Series
Join us for this rebroadcast on our digital cinema system with surround sound.
Featured in Disney’s Fantasia, the “Pastoral” Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides. Both Webern’s Passacaglia and Berg’s Wozzeck received their U.S. premieres in Philadelphia as part of Stokowski’s vision for 20th-century music. Barbara Hannigan stuns audiences with her dramatic portrayal (and provocative costuming) in scenes from Ligeti’s thrilling opera, Le Grande Macabre.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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