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Opera on Long Island’s North Fork

July 18, 2015 by QuintessentialsInc

A previous year's performance of opera on the deck at the Horton's Point Lighthouse featured arias from Verdi and Puccini.

A previous year’s performance of opera on the deck at the Horton’s Point Lighthouse featured arias from Verdi and Puccini.

Opera on the North Fork of Long Island? Yes. All summer long, opera events are taking place, some well publicized, others, not. It’s one thing to enjoy opera, quite another to enjoy it in the beautiful bucolic setting of wine country. One of my fondest memories was listening to members of the Opera of the Hamptons performing in the pavilion behind Pindar Winery. It was a hot but clear summer night and the sun was setting just beyond the field of sunflowers as the talented troupe performed aria excerpts from Puccini’s “La Boehme,” in particular, “O Soave Fanciulla.” The amazing music, which has endured through the ages, and the gorgeous setting combine to create an experience the finest opera houses of Europe would be hard pressed to duplicate.

This weekend’s opera at Duckwalk Vineyards honors Dr. Herodotus Damianos, a patron of the arts and a  supporter of Opera of the Hamptons from their very first performance. Everyone knew he was a real Opera Lover, and especially fond of the works of Puccini. His influence and love of opera credits him as being one of the North Fork’s earliest supporters of this type of open air opera. Performing at this opera will be the incomparable soprano, “Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends”:”From Opera To Broadway,” Saturday, July 18th 7:00pm-9:30pm. You can get tickets through Brown Paper Tickets : 1-800-838-3006 event 1673300 or  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1673300.

Opera on the North Fork continues with Diliberto Winery hosting their annual Summer Concert Series with two special opera performances on Saturday, July 25 and August 15, both beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will feature performances by international and local performers for a unique North Fork experience. Tickets are $39 per person in advance, or $49 at the door. All tickets include a select complimentary glass of wine, and may be purchased by calling 631.722.3416 or online at bit.ly/summerconcertseries2015.

And to let you in on the North Fork’s best kept opera secret, August 2 is the Belle Voci Opera at the Horton’s Point Lighthouse. Attendees of this event, sponsored by the Southold Historical Society are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinner as they enjoy opera music in this truly unique setting. The hilly lawn rolls down to the woods where they have a wooden deck which serves as the evening’s stage. The curtain back drop are trees and wild grape vines at the edge of the woods and just to your right, the sun sets beyond the cliffs and over the sound. Behind you is the majestic lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at 3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold, NY. Concert of Opera Music begins at 6pm, tickets are $10 for adults, children under 12 are free. In case of rain, the concert will be performed at the Southold Presbyterian Church, located at 53100 Route 25, Southold, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Romance Mid-week Packages at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa

July 6, 2015 by QuintessentialsInc

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Heat up your summer romance with a mid-week special at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa. Start off your week on Monday. After you check in, tour the wineries, your hostess, Sylvia will reserve a table of your choice at one of Greenport’s world class North Fork restaurants. After dinner, stroll to Mitchel Park and the marina in the center of the seaport village, where you can enjoy a magical evening of dancing in the park. The Greenport Monday Night Dances in Mitchel Park continues throughout the summer with a line up of talented bands.

July 6: Bobby Nathan Band – Cool, Classic, Entertainment

July 13: Swingtime Big Band – Authentic Swing in Living Color

July 20: Swan Live  – Soul, Motown, R&B

July 27: Golden Fists Of Fury –  Funk, Ska, Reggae

August 3: Latinology –  Latin, Cha-Cha, Merengue

August 10: Southbound –  Keep’n it Country

August 17: Winston Irie – Roots, Reggae – Huge following…come early!

August 24: Pamela Betti Band – L.I.’s Blues Diva

August 31:  Gene Casey & The Lonesharks –  Maximum Rhythm & Twang

But none of this can happen unless, you book a room at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa.  We created a series of specials to make it easier for you.  Click here to view them all. I would recommend the Romantic couples All inclusive getaway package, but go to our specials page and pick for yourself. Book online or call 631-477-9400 for availability.  Enjoy our newly refurbished bedrooms, then wake up to an international styled, farm-to-table breakfast, including our made-to order omelet specialties, and sides.

Last Chance to See Great Live Acts This Weekend

March 27, 2015 by QuintessentialsInc

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This weekend is the last weekend you can see all the great live acts performing in the line up for the 8th annual Live on the Vine, Long Island Winterfest. And they’re going out with a bang- more acts than ever including the iconic 10,000 Maniacs playing at the Aquarium! So make the last week of Live On The Vine special by booking a romantic stay at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa. And to help you figure out which one of these amazing acts you want to see we have listed the schedule and collected a sample video of each act to help you make up your mind. But if that isn’t enough Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa is offering a 2 consecutive nights stay and take home a Quintessentials Spa Gift and a bottle of North Fork merlot until Winterfest is over, March 31st. Call 631-477-9400 for availability. Enjoy our newly refurbished bedrooms, then wake up to an international styled, farm-to-table breakfast, including our (new) made-to order omelet specialties, and sides.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

DAVE MARCH
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Acoustic Covers
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no
Video not available

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

BUTCHERS BLIND DUO
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Original Acoustic Rock
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

DAVID CLARK PRES. SONGS IN THE ATTIC – A BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Billy Joel Tribute
Covercharge: $30
Free glass of wine included: no

GENE CASEY & MICHAEL WEISKOPF
AT COFFEE POT CELLARS
1:30 pm – 3:30 am 31855 Main Rd Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Acoustic duo, Americana
Covercharge: $15 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

Michael Weiskopf performing with Klyph Black

MATT MARSHAK & AN ALL STAR JAM
AT RAPHAEL WINERY
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

“THE FISH”
AT WATERS CREST WINERY
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Non-Musical Event – Food Demo
Covercharge: $35 RSVP
Free glass of wine included: no

RICKY ROCHE
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Tribute
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

GENE CASEY & MARTY ATTRIDGE
AT COFFEE POT CELLARS
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 31855 Main Rd Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Acoustic duo, Americana
Covercharge: $15 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

Marty Attridge performing solo

GEORGE TEBBIT
AT A LURE
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type: Acoustic pop
Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

George Tebbit on guitar

ROB BORRIE & THE JAZZ STAFF
AT HARMONY VINEYARDS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 169 Harbor Road, St. James, NY 11780
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: 2 drink min.
No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

Video not available

COLD SPRING HARBOR
AT MARTHA CLARA VINEYARDS
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 6025 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Billy Joel Tribute
Covercharge: $25 at the door
advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included: Yes

ALEX CLOUGH
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

10.000 MANIACS
WITH SPECIAL GUEST GABRIELLE ROSS, AT LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM & EXHIBITION CENTER
7:00 pm 431 East Main St. Riverhead NY 11901
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: $ 45 at the door, $35 advance sales, $75 VIP Package
Free glass of wine included: no

STEVE ADELSON STICK-TET TRIO
AT HOTEL INDIGO BALLROOM
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Fusion, Jazz
Covercharge: pls. contact Hotel for tickets
Free glass of wine included: no

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

BOB WESCOTT
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Folk
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

MATT MARSHAK AT RAPHAEL WINERY
DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type: Jazz, R&B
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

TAKE BERLIN
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $25
Free glass of wine included: no

JON DIVELLO & CHRIS TEDESCO
AT JAMESPORT VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1216 Main Road, Rte. 25 Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Variety
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:
included in “at the door” price

Chris Tedesco on the trumpet

SOUTHBOUND
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Country, Covers, Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Video not available

THE DAYS BENEATH US
AT A LURE
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type: Acoustic pop
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

REZA KHAN
AT SPARKLING POINTE
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 39750 County Road 48 Southhold, NY 11971
Music Type: Jazz, World
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: Yes

Quintessentials kicks off 8th annual Live on the Vine

February 17, 2015 by QuintessentialsInc

Music and fun from Live on the Vine Heats up Quintessentials and makes the east end hop!

Music and fun from Live on the Vine Heats up Quintessentials and makes the east end hop!

This week the 8th annual Long Island Winterfest, Live on the Vine starts on Friday February 20th and is literally bigger and better than ever with 128 performances at 19 different venues over the 6 week period. As the annual East End event gains momentum, it is attracting top shelf entertainers such as the Smithereens, 10,000 Maniacs and Stanley Jordan to name a few. To ensure that you experience “maximum enjoyment potential” from this event, Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa is offering a 2 consecutive nights stay and take home a Quintessentials Spa Gift and a bottle of North Fork merlot until Winterfest is over, March 31st. Call 631-477-9400 for availability. After a great night sleep in one of our newly refurbished bedrooms, wake up to an international styled, farm-to-table breakfast, including our (new) made-to order omelet specialties, and sides, then spend the afternoon and evening going from one terrific music event to another, all the while enjoying a taste of the North Fork and having fun!
This year there are so many different performances, you may have trouble deciding on which one to attend. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Starting this Thursday our blog will include not only the list of performers, but YouTube video clips of each one, so you can sample them and see if they interest you before choosing to attend their performance.

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