HudsonValleyWeekend

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

Piano Duo to Play Chopin and Rachmaninov in Tannery Pond Concert

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Pianists Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova will perform works by Chopin and Rachmaninov in the Tannery on the grounds of the Darrow School as part of the Tannery Pond Concerts chamber music series on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 8pm. The program features Primakov playing a selection of Chopin, followed by…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 8-11, 2013

WE HAVE FREE TICKETS FOR YOU The summer cultural season is in the home stretch, but there still are plenty of shows to see and meals to be eaten. All four major Berkshire theater companies and several top restaurants want to reward you for your support of the Rogovoy Report with a free night out,…

Hudson to Get Three-Day Music Festival

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The streets, alleys, parks, galleries, nightclubs and restaurants of Hudson will be pouring forth with music this weekend when the third annual Hudson Music Festival, featuring free performances throughout the city, takes place from Friday, August 9, through Sunday, August 11, 2013. The festival will showcase artists from around the region and…

High Peaks Festival Showcases Russian and Scandinavian Composers

(HUNTER, N.Y.) – Celebrating “White Nights” of the Russian tradition, two charismatic international performers — pianist Vassily Primakov and cellist Yehuda Hanani — join forces to present a program of Russian masters Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, in the opening concert of the Catskill High Peaks Festival, a collaboration between Close Encounters With Music and the…

Sheila Jordan Headlines Jazz Workshop Performance

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan headlines the Hudson Jazzworks’ 7th annual Hudson Jazz Workshop Performance featuring Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas, and participants in the workshop, on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 3:30pm, at the Hudson Opera House. There will also be a free “Meet the Artists” symposium before the performance. Special guest artist/clinician…

Chuck Prophet Brings Original Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Chuck Prophet, one of contemporary rock’s greatest songwriters, brings his group, the Mission Express, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, August 10, at 9pm. Noir-rockabilly artist Sarah Borges will open the show. Both performers are favorites of Helsinki audiences, and are performing during the city’s all-encompassing Hudson Music Festival. Chuck Prophet writes…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 1-4, 2013

MONICA BILL BARNES & CO. KICK OFF PS21 DANCE PROGRAM (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – New York City-based Monica Bill Barnes & Company (MBB & Co) will perform two evenings of humorous, contemporary dance at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3, 2013, at 8pm. As part of PS21‘s…

Monica Bill Barnes & Co. Kick Off PS21 Dance Program

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – New York City-based Monica Bill Barnes & Company (MBB & Co) will perform two evenings of humorous, contemporary dance at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3, 2013, at 8pm. As part of PS21‘s summer season of comedy, Monica Bill Barnes and her dance…

Simi Stone Brings ‘Mountain Motown’ to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Woodstock singer-songwriter Simi Stone brings her signature, upbeat “Mountain Motown” style of music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 8pm. The multi-talented multi-instrumentalist tours with Simone Felice’s band, the Duke and the King, and has performed with Denis Leary’s band on Conan O’Brien’s TV show. Simi Stone can’t…