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FEBRUARY 2019

Vol. 9, Issue 2

University Club Hosts Musicians of Ma’alwyck Performance
Screening of WWI Film “Under Four Flags” with Live Score
Sunday, 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.

I
n early 1918, S. L. “Roxy” Rothafel, the impresario
behind New York City’s famed movie palaces, was
approached by the U.S. Government to produce a short film
on the joint effort of four Allied nations in overcoming the
armies of Germany in the First World War. The 25-minute black-
and-white movie was shot on location in 1918, mostly in France.
The scenes are not staged and convey with great immediacy the
devastation and death, the comradeship, drama, tender nursing and
everyday life of the doughboys “over there.”
A special screening of the movie, “Under Four Flags,” with a live
performance of the film score will be presented by Musicians of
Ma’alwyck on Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the National
Register-listed University Club. Tickets for the screening and per-
formance are $25 per person which includes delicious appetizers
and a cash bar with signature WWI drinks. Meet the composer and
musicians and learn about the composition process. Tuneful, mem-
orable and thought-provoking, this is a musical afternoon not to be
missed. Visit www.musiciansofmaalwyck.org or call
814-441-0852 to RSVP.
Musicians of Ma’alwyck is a flexible-size chamber ensemble in
residence at the Schuyler Mansion New York State Historic Site
and SUNY-Schenectady. Founded in 1999 by violinist and director
Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, the group specializes in music per-
formed in America during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centu-
ries. Many of the performing materials are drawn from the Special
Collections of the New York State Library. To mark the centennial
of Armistice Day, Musicians of Ma’alwyck commissioned com-
poser Max Caplan to develop a new score to accompany “Under Four Flags,” first performed in November,
2018. Written for violin, cello and piano, the accompaniment captures the feel of the movie’s content, while
maintaining a contemporary perspective.
The film shows the desolate fields of Belgium and France, the long lines of marching troops, moments in the
Battles of Belleau Wood and Chateau-Thierry in June 1918, and President Poincaré and General Mangin of
France inspecting captured German trophies. Also shown are part of the town of Saint-Mihiel, scene of a major
U.S. triumph in mid-September, and the aftermath of victory with French veterans parading through the village
streets. Images were captured by Photographic Section teams attached to each of the divisions with the Ameri-
can Expeditionary Forces.
Will we c u @ the UC?

Opening Reception for Annual Super Bowl Party Message from President
Artist in Residence Sun. 2/3 - 3 p.m. Amy Hines Kramer
Fri., 2/1 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Greetings fellow Club members,
Your Club leaders and staff are
hard at work creating a warm and
welcoming clubhouse, filled with
great food and delightful events
for members to enjoy together in
Join us for Sunday Funday at the the remaining winter days.
UClub. You don’t need to love I maintain that our Club has the
football for this party! Shoot most diverse and impressive
some pool, bowl a couple of membership in the region, and we
frames and enjoy some great inject vibrancy into our Club
game-day snacks! when we spend time in the club-
We’ll “kick off” the festivities at house for relaxation, meal, or
3:00 p.m. with drink specials and event.
lite snacks. The grand buffet will I hope you will join me and note
From February through April, the start at 5:00. The cost is $20 our special member events on
University Club will present a per-person. Please RSVP at your calendars. For example,
solo exhibition of the works of 518-463-1151. make plans to join us at the Club
Michael Mirsky, Ph. D., who will for a sumptuous meal and delight-
serve as the Club’s Artist in Resi- Torch Club Dinner Talk ful fete for St. Valentine’s Day.
dence. A portion of the proceeds “The Marvelous Milky Way”
of artwork sold will benefit the Mon. 2/4 - 5:30 p.m. And ask anyone, your University
nonprofit University Club Foun- Club is the premier location in
dation. Heidi Jo Newberg is an Albany to share Irish cheer, enjoy
American astrophysicist a festive buffet, and observe the
Scheduled to run through April, St. Patrick’s Day Parade on
the exhibition will be on view known for her work in
understanding the struc- March 16.
during public and special events
at the Club, and by appointment ture of our Milky Way Sprinkle in member luncheons,
with the artist, who is a member galaxy. Among her lectures, musical performances
of the University Club. Previous team's findings are that the Milky and a cocktail or two… and
Artists in Residence have includ- Way is cannibalizing stars from Spring will arrive swiftly for Uni-
ed Ken Ragsdale, SUNY Chan- smaller galaxies and that the sys- versity Club members.
cellor Nancy Zimpher and David tem is larger and has more ripples
than was previously thought. See you at the Club,
Hinchen. Amy
Mike and his wife Iona were on a Newberg is a Professor of Phys-
river cruise through France in ics, Applied Physics, and Astron-
2016 when he decided to take a omy at RPI and a Fellow of the
watercolor painting class, and the American Physical Society.
rest, as they say, is history. After The cost for dinner is $35, entrée
they returned home, Mike took a choices are Scallops, Chicken
few classes at the Sidney Albert Marsala, Vegetable Lasagna.
Albany Jewish Community Cen- Presentation at 6:00 p.m. fol-
ter but is otherwise self-taught. lowed by questions and dinner at
7:00 p.m. RSVP 518-463-1151.

President Amy Hines Kramer and her
husband Jason Kramer at Burns Supper
MORE SPECIAL EVENTS

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Albany Roundtable 8th Annual Burns Supper
Thursday, February 14th Tue. 2/19 - 12 to 1:00 p.m. a Big Success!
CDPHP President and CEO A sellout crowd enjoyed bagpipes
Dr. John Bennett discusses a and whisky, appetizers and short-
healthy start to 2019 bread, neeps & tatties and more.
There was not a spoonful of hag-
gis left in the Club!
Phil Bayly, former WNYT
Join us for a heartfelt good time anchor, gave a talk on a book
as we celebrate the special people called “How the Scots Invented
in your life. There will be drink the Modern World” by Arthur
and food specials along with Herman.
some fun giveaways. The cost is Thanks to Master of Ceremonies
$40 per-person and includes a John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, Duncan Hunter, Piper Jack
glass of bubbly. Appetizers and FACP was named president and O’Connell, and to Eric Hoppel,
cocktails will start at 6:00p.m. CEO of CDPHP in July of 2008 for a rousing recitation of Burns’
and dinner will follow at 7. after serving more than 10 years famous Address to a Haggis.
The menu will be announced by as chair, vice chair, and board
email. RSVP by February 11 — member of the Capital Region's
518-463-1151 or email leading not-for-profit health plan.
mfahy@universityclubalbany.com . During this time, CDPHP has
been recognized as one of the top-
Movie Night Returns rated plans in the nation and has
been named one of the Best Com-
Thu. 2/21 - 6:30 p.m. panies to Work for in New York
The Business of Fancydancing for 11 consecutive years.
Dr. Bennett will discuss how cur-
Phil Bayly
rent events and social factors can
have a significant impact on a
person’s health.
The cost for the February lunch-
eon is $20, which may be paid at
the door. The Roundtable also
offers its guests the option
Join the Member Movie Club! of paying in advance with a credit
Enjoy food and drink specials, card. The University Club will
and discussion after the movie. serve a hot and cold buffet from
This month’s film has been 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the Duncan Hunter

chosen by Catherine Dickert. program commencing at 12:30.
Reservations for the February 19
Based on a collection of stories luncheon are required by Friday,
and poems by Sherman Alexie, February 15 and may be made by
the movie tells the story of prepaying online, by calling and
Seymour Polatkin, a successful, leaving a message to register at
gay Native American poet from 518-992-5360, or by email at
Spokane who confronts his past albanyroundtable@gmail.com.
when he returns to his childhood
home on the reservation to attend
the funeral of a dear friend. Board Secretary Rob Crudden, Eric Hoppel, and
Jack O’Connell address the Haggis.
University Club
Board of Directors Save the dates!
2018-2019

OFFICERS March 16
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Amy Kramer: President April 21
Jim Davies: Vice President
Chuck Seifert: Treasurer
Easter Sunday Brunch
Rob Crudden: Secretary April 22
Nate Maloney: Past President
Spring Dyngus Day
DIRECTORS
will be here before you May 11
Off the Record
Teresa Casey know it!
Jeffrey Hill May 12
Geoffrey Hoderath Book your special Mothers Day Brunch
Michael Lieberman occasion today. Jackie Rae Daniels
Bob Sheehan Call 518-463-1151.
Damon Stewart is coming back!
Tim Varney Date TBA

February 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Lunch / Club closed
First Friday
Artist Opening

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Super Bowl Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch Club closed
3p.m. Torch Club

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Club closed Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch Club closed
Valentine’s Day

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Musicians of Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch Club closed
Ma’alwyck Roundtable Movie Night
1:00 p.m.

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Club closed Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch/Dinner Lunch Club Closed
Members Lunch

As a reminder, the Grille Room is routinely open Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for lunch,
dinner, and happy hour. On Fridays the Grille Room is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Grille
Room may be open at other times for special events. The Clubhouse is open all day Monday through Friday if
you want to come by and work, relax, or socialize—or even shoot pool or bowl a few frames!