Corning Civic Music: The Paul Winter Consort
- Corning Museum of Glass
- One Museum Way
- Corning, NY 14830
- February 23, 2019 to February 23, 2019
From our 2005 season we bring back the Paul Winter Consort, who have performed worldwide for half a century. The Consort event had their music carried into space by the astronauts of Apollo 15! Winners of seven Grammy awards, Paul and the Consort have been long-term artists-in-residence at the world’s largest cathedral, New York’s St. John the Divine, where they have presented over 100 special events, including the annual Solstice Celebrations. The group became one of the earliest exponents of world music, combining elements from African, Asian, and South American cultures with jazz. The Consort has pioneered a new genre, “earth music,” by interweaving classical, jazz, and world music with natural sounds and voices from what Paul calls “the greatest symphony of the earth.”
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glass Breaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $20. AAA/CAA, Military, College Student, and 62+ receive a 15% discount ($17). Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.
The Corning Museum of Glass is part of the Points of Inspiration Architecture Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit www.pointsofinspiration.net.