Summer Concert Series announced

LONG LAKE - The Long Lake Friends of Music will present a series of five concerts this summer, most featuring artists who have a connection to the area.

All the concerts will be held in the sanctuary of the Long Lake United Methodist Church, next to the Town Hall, at 7:30 p.m., on various Thursday evenings, and will be followed by receptions to meet the performers. Donations are appreciated at each event to help defray the costs of the series.

The dates and artists are:

-- July 25, Somerset Winds, a classical quartet with clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn;

-- Aug. 1, North Country Artists featuring Reflections and the Garrison-LeBlanc Trio, bands from Tupper and Long lakes;

-- Aug. 8, Ustad Shafaat Khan, classical music from India and Pakistan played on the sitar, surbahar and tabla with an Indian dinner by Cyber Creek Cafe preceding the concert;

-- Aug. 22, "Madrigals, Motets, and Merriment," a North Adirondack vocal ensemble, a small group of chamber singers and the Four Winds Recorder Consort directed by Andrew Benware; and

-- Aug. 29, Herb Chatzky, classical piano.

This series is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County the program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

For further information call (518) 624-2056.