HudsonValleyWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.

HudsonValleyWeekend February 23-26, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including Grammy-nominated Americana and Americana-inspired art; three-dimensional surreal sculptural art; a 20th century American opera classic; and a whole lot more.     LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS to BRING AMERICANA SOUNDS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Husband-and-wife duo…

The Orchestra Now Tackles Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ at Bard

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Orchestra Now, under the baton of James Bagwell, presents a semi-staged concert performance of Leonard Bernstein‘s acclaimed opera “Candide,” at the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, February 25, at 8pm, and Sunday, February 26, at 2pm.  Bernstein’s work is based on the immortal comic classic by Voltaire. Stephen Sondheim and Lillian Hellman contributed to Richard Wilbur’s libretto. The…

Chloe Zerwick Conjures the Surreal in Exhibition at Hudson Opera House

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Inside the Box,” a solo exhibition of sculptural work by Hudson-based artist Chloe Zerwick, opens at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, February 25, with a reception with the artist from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition, in which the artist transforms everyday objects into enigmatic, three-dimensional statements framed inside boxes, will be…

Punk-Rock Legend John Doe Brings Brings ‘Psychedelic Soul’ to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – John Doe, cofounder of seminal California punk-rock band X, brings his new “psychedelic soul” along with musical selections from his entire four-decade career, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, February 23, at 8pm. With Exene Cervenka, John Doe was a cofounder, co-vocalist, and chief songwriter of legendary California punk-rock outfit X, which…

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams to Bring Americana Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Husband-and-wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will bring their award-winning Americana music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, February 25, at 9pm. The Woodstock, N.Y.-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell is a Grammy Award-winning producer and an Americana icon whose career has been inextricably intertwined with the likes of Judy…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 8-12, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including soul-folk; an Americana art exhibit; chamber music; bluegrass banjo; a literary reading; and a whole lot more.       BIRDS OF CHICAGO BRING SOUL-FOLK to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Folk-soul duo Birds of Chicago brings…

20th Century Music for Strings and Women’s Voices at The School

(KINDERHOOK, N.Y.) – “20th Century Music for Strings and Women’s Voices,” a program of works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and Foote, takes place at The School | Jack Shainman Gallery on Sunday, February 19, at 1pm, as part of the Concerts in the Village (CITV) series. CITV artistic director David Smith will conduct…

Music Inspired by ‘Candide’ at Hudson Opera House

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works inspired by Voltaire’s “Candide” by Haydn, Schumann, Prokofiev, Brahms, Golijov, and others will be performed by musicians from The Orchestra Now in “Candide’s Journey” at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, February 11, from noon to 5pm. The casual event, to be held in the Opera House’s intimate West Room, is…

Noam Pikelny Brings Inventive Bluegrass to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated musician Noam Pikelny, the preeminent banjoist of his generation, will play old favorites and preview new songs from his upcoming album, “Universal Favorite,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, February 10, at 9pm. Pikelny is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, and was awarded the…