Zambello and D’Ambrosio Headline Upcoming Food For Thought Lunch-and-Lecture Program

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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:

Food for Thought: Exploring the World of Art and Opera
Wednesday, August 7 from 12:30–2:30 pm

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Come enjoy Exploring the World of Art and Opera, a discussion with Francesca Zambello, Artistic and General Director of the Glimmerglass Festival, and Paul D’Ambrosio, President and CEO of the Fenimore Art Museum. This “Food for Thought” presentation on Wednesday, August 7, from 12:30–2:30 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum is a unique opportunity to learn more about these two cultural institutions, their collaborations, and this summer’s productions and exhibitions.

Focusing their insight and expertise on the ideals of the Romantic movement, Zambello and D’Ambrosio will discuss operas by two of the most important 19th-century composers, Verdi and Wagner, and the art of the Hudson River School, a loosely knit group of artists who forged a self-consciously American landscape vision grounded in the exploration of the natural world as a resource for spiritual renewal and as an expression of cultural and national identity.

Food for Thought programs are held on Wednesdays from 12:30–2:30 p.m. at the Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY. Cost: $22 for members of the New York State Historical Association / $25 non-members. Register for three or more Food for Thought programs at once and receive a discounted price of $20 members/$23 non-members per program. Please call (607) 547-1461 if you have questions regarding pricing.

Food for Thought Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel before noon on the Friday before the program will receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel after noon on the Friday before the program will not receive a refund unless the participant’s spot can be filled. If the Fenimore Art Museum cancels a program because of weather, insufficient registration, or any other reason, registrants receive a full refund.

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Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
July 2013