HudsonValleyWeekend

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

HudsonValleyWeekend May 18-22, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including gritty rock poetry; violin classics; flamenco; Bob Dylan; courage; and a whole lot more.   SEAN ROWE BRINGS GRITTY ROCK POETRY to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Sean Rowe, a Troy, N.Y. native and lifelong naturalist, brings…

Flamenco Guitarist Maria Zemantauski at Athens Cultural Center

(ATHENS, N.Y.) – A program of flamenco music and dance featuring renowned guitarist Maria Zemantauski and dancer La Niña will take place at the Athens Cultural Center on Saturday, May 20, at 7pm, as part of the One World Music Series curated by percussionist Brian Melick, who will also perform. Maria Zemantauski is one of…

Tim Fain Brings Violin Classics to Hudson Hall 

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Violinist Tim Fain headlines First Loves and Fresh Ink, a program featuring works by Philip Glass, Bach, Kreisler, and Tchaikovsky, among others, at Hudson Hall on Saturday, May 20 at 7pm, as part of the Classics on Hudson series. Fain will be accompanied by pianist Roman Rabinovich and flutist Eugenia Zukerman, artistic…

Sean Rowe Brings Gritty Rock Poetry to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Sean Rowe, a Troy, N.Y. native and lifelong naturalist, brings his gritty style of singer-songwriter folk-rock back to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, May 18, at 8pm. A throwback to 1970s-era soulful rock poets like Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison, Rowe boasts an impossibly deep and rich baritone, a gift…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, May 11-16, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including an Americana hero; a century of jazz; a literary reading; dream-pop; and a whole lot more.       SHANNON McNALLY to BRING SOULFUL AMERICANA to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Americana singer-songwriter Shannon McNally brings her…

Ora Cogan to Bring Dream-Pop to Half Moon

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Ora Cogan brings her haunted, jazzy chamber-folk and her band to the Half Moon on Tuesday, May 16, at 8pm. Jeffrey Lewis warms up the crowd for the Vancouver-based Cogan, who is touring in support of her forthcoming album, “Crickets.” Cogan’s hauntingly unique voice and engaging performance lends her live show a…

Bard Concert Celebrates a Century of Jazz

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – To mark the centennial of the first jazz recording in 1917, trombonist Chris Washburne leads an international group of all-stars in a celebration of the roots and influences of jazz, in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, May 13, at 8pm. The concert, “Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz,” will explore…

Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron to Bring Solo Show to The Barn

(SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Chris Barron, best known as lead singer of Spin Doctors, brings his acoustic guitar and witty original pop-rock tunes to the Egremont Barn on Friday, May 12, at 8pm. Long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, Chris Barron was an even goofier kid with an acoustic…

Shannon McNally to Bring Soulful Americana to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Americana singer-songwriter Shannon McNally brings her rootsy songs and soulful vocals to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, May 13, at 9pm. With a time-stopping voice, born in New York but simultaneously roughed up and refined by New Orleans and Mississippi, Shannon McNally has cut a singular path through the musical landscape –…