Heading up the programming for the center and in charge of operations is David Carlucci, president and executive director of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Carlucci has worked for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he was Director of Operations and Programming for 17 years.Before that he held a similar position at the Blossom Music Festival near Cleveland, Ohio.For 12 years he was the general manager of House of Blues Concerts Midwest.
"We will kick off our center on July 1, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. with a performance by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra," Carlucci
said."The exact program has not yet been selected.There will be a piano soloist and a vocal soloist at this event." Carlucci
then described what future programming would be like."We'll have jazz festivals, Christian Music festivals,something that is becoming very popular,country music, rock and roll, both old and new, an anniversary week around the dates of August 15, 16 and 17 to commemorate Woodstock," he
...Carlucci has been in communication with the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), Sullivan County's arts council, located in Narrowsburg, NY, in order to hold a date for screening films for the third annual DIGit Media Exposition.
"We plan an ongoing relationship with DVAA
, to work to better the arts in the county," Carlucci
Bethel Woods will hold "shake down" events in June 2006 to try out the center."These events will test the acoustics of the pavilion," Carlucci
said."One will be an orchestral event and the other will be high school 'battle of the bands' kind of thing, sometimes called a 'rock-off'."Details will follow, he
...David Carlucci (Click for larger version)