The summer social season is already in full swing in Saratoga Springs, and this week we’ve got two great events that we are going to cover for you both happening on Tuesday, June 19th. The Tattlers are going to split up to give you full coverage of both events!
First up is the retirement party for Linda G. Toohey, a mainstay of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years, who is retiring this year. Toohey was Executive Vice President of the Chamber from 1980 until she semi-retired in June 2005, becoming Vice President of its Leadership Saratoga program, which she founded in 1985. The model leadership training program graduated its 25th class in 2011 and now counts more than 600 local volunteers among its alumni association. The event honoring Linda will take place at The Hall of Springs on Tuesday, June 19th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
Two Yaddo artists – composer Nathan Barr and author Will Hermes – will entertain friends and supporters at the 2012 Yaddo Summer Benefit with a lively exchange about the New York City music scene in the mid-1970s, the subject of Hermes’s latest book, Love Goes to Buildings On Fire: Five Years in New York City That Changed Music Forever.
Barr has scored all four seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning series True Blood, and he is currently at work on Season 5. He has composed music for more than 30 feature films in addition to his television experience. This year, Barr is writing original music for Lionsgate’s upcoming comedy The Wedding, starring Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. He also scored IFC Films’ The Ledge, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Other credits include: 20th Century Fox’s Shutter, Warner Brothers’ The Dukes of Hazzard, and Film for Thought’s Hood To Coast. In addition to writing his compositions, Barr performs all of the instruments heard in much of his work, and he is skilled in many styles and genres ranging from orchestral to rock.
The 2012 Yaddo Summer benefit will be held Tuesday, June 19th, in the Music Room of the Yaddo Mansion. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the program begins at 8 p.m., and a party will follow the performance.