A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a clarinet-piano duo; ballet at Bard; Biblical oratorios; and a whole lot more.
Krakauer-Tagg Duo (photo Tasja Keetman)
KRAKAUER/TAGG DUO to BRING INVENTIVE NEW SOUNDS to HELSINKI HUDSON
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Krakauer/Tagg Duo, featuring world renowned clarinetist David Krakauer and experimental keyboardist Kathleen Tagg, brings its innovative blend of world music, jazz, classical, experimental techniques, and electronics to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, July 2, at 7pm, as part of the Rogovoy Salon, a new music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth Rogovoy.
Lydia Wellington and NYC Ballet MOVES perform In Creases by Justin Peck (photo Paul Kolnick)
BARD SUMMERSCAPE OPENS with NYC BALLET MOVES
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – New York City Ballet MOVES kicks off the 2017 Bard SummerScape Festival on Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2, ushering in seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. For its first SummerScape engagement, MOVES presents a triple bill of works by Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, and Justin Peck.
MOVES is a rotating selection of NYCB principal dancers, soloists, members of the corps de ballet, and musicians under the leadership of NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. The SummerScape program traces the NYCB’s outstanding choreographic lineage to the accompaniment of live music.
The program includes Dances at a Gathering (1969) by famed NYCB co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins, set to piano works by Chopin, subject of the 2017 Bard Music Festival; Duo Concertant (1972), by legendary NYCB co-founder George Balanchine, set to Stravinsky’s neoclassical violin and piano duet of that name; and In Creases (2012), the first creation for NYCB by its resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck, set to music for two pianos by minimalist master Philip Glass.
Dominique Labelle (photo John Budz)
ARIAS and SINFONIAS from BIBLICAL ORATORIOS at ASTON MAGNA
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., and ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Soprano Dominique Labelle will perform works by Caldara, Handel, Purcell and Clerambault in Arias and Sinfonias from Biblical Oratorios, accompanied by the Aston Magna string ensemble, at Bard College on Friday, June 30 at 8pm, and at Saint James Place in Great Barrington on Saturday, July 1, at 6pm, as part of Aston Magna Music Festival.
CARRIE HADDAD SUMMER EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS REGIONAL ARTISTS
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Paintings by Mark Beard and Corinne Robbins and works on paper by Claire Lofrese, Anne Francey, Sue Bryan, David Seiler, and the duo Kahn & Selesnick, are on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery from Wednesday, June 21, through Sunday, August 6.