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Rising Stars concert to feature local grad

July 16

7 p.m.: "The Ugly Duckling," St. James Catholic Church, 6 Green St., Cazenovia. $5, family fee $20 (available at the door). Staged world premiere of a children's musical, The "Ugly Duckling," set in the Adirondacks, a little west of Lake George, and based on Hans Christian Andersen's folk tale.Music and libretto by Charles Lupia Stage Director: Gerard Moses; Music Director: Neva Pilgrim; Set painting: Juan Cruz, assisted by Cazenovia High School students; Lighting: JT Lee; Sound Artist: Ed Ruchalski Cast: Marissa Rae Roberts, Daniel and Nicholas Fields, Victoria King, Adina and Rebecca Martin, Dominic Fortunato, Aidan, Spencer, Frank and Suzie Procopio, Donnie Williams, Lucy DiGenova, Lauren Gruenberg, Gabrielle, Arianna and Talia Masse, Kate Sheehan, Jillian Carafa, Christof Deboni, with chamber ensemble.

July 17

2 p.m.: Douglas Quin Austral Soundscapes, Stone Quarry Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia, free. A presentation of stories and listening focusing on Antarctica. Readings from journals and field notes are combined with extended listening and a short electro-acoustic performance of processed soundscapes. This program coincides with Taiga Records release of Fathom, a vinyl collection of Quin's underwater soundscapes from the polar regions of the earth.

3 p.m.: Writer's Corner, Stone Quarry Art Park, Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia, free. Poet Estha Weiner, author of The Mistress Manuscript (Book Works, 2009) and Transfiguration Begins at Home (Tiger Bark Press, 2009), is a 2008 nominee for a Pushcart Prize, a 2005 winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize, and a 2008 Visiting Scholar at The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England. Estha is founder and director of The New York Writers Nights Series for Sarah Lawrence College.

For more events, see societyfornewmusic.com.

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