HudsonValleyWeekend

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

Bard Music Festival Celebrates All Things Chopin

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, who transformed the aesthetic potential of the piano, will be celebrated at the Bard Music Festival, running for two weekends (August 11-13 and August 18-20) in the Fisher Center at Bard College. Twelve themed concert programs will be complemented by pre-concert lectures, panel discussions, two special events, and…

Abstractions Exhibition Opens at Carrie Haddad Gallery

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Abstractions, a new multi-artist exhibition featuring works by Jenny Nelson, Stephen Walling, Juan Garcia-Nunez, Bruce Murphy, Christopher Engel, Joe Wheaton, and John Griebsch goes on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery on Wednesday, August 9, and runs through Sunday, September 24. A reception for the artists takes place on Saturday, August 12, from 5…

Caleb Teicher Taps Into PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Caleb Teicher & Company brings its mix of tap, lindy hop, and vernacular jazz dance to PS21 on Friday-Saturday, August 11 and 12, at 8pm, as part of the Chatham Dance Festival. The PS21 program will include Variations, in which three tap dancers make Bach’s Goldberg Variations leap from the page; Small…

Jazz Workshop Culminates with Freddie Bryant at Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jazz guitarist/composer Freddie Bryant headlines the 11th annual Hudson Jazz Workshop concert at Hudson Hall on Sunday, August 13, at 4:30pm. Bryant will perform with Hudson Jazzworks artistic directors Armen Donelian (piano) and Marc Mommaas (saxophone) as well as an international line-up of workshop participants. The concert is preceded by a free…

Claire McMillan to Discuss New Novel at The Mount and Spotty Dog

(LENOX, Mass., and HUDSON, N.Y.) – Claire McMillan, author of the brand-new novel, “The Necklace,” will discuss her new book at The Mount on Thursday, August 10, at 3:30pm, and at Spotty Dog Books, as part of the free Volume Reading Series, on Saturday, August 12, at 7pm. McMillan’s “The Necklace” was inspired in part…

High Peaks Festival Celebrates Female Composers at Basilica Hudson 

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Catskill High Peaks Festival brings its summer-long focus on women composers to Basilica Hudson on Friday, August 11, at 8pm. The event features various chamber music combinations and crossover repertoire including cello chorus, violin and mandolin ensembles, and the High Peaks Chamber orchestra, in works by Vivaldi and notable women composers,…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 2-6, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a Grammy Award-winner; a jazz legend playing R&B; an Obie Award-winning play; an opera by Dvorak; and more.     GRAMMY-WINNER MARC COHN BRINGS SOULFUL FOLK-ROCK to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer songwriter…

Don Byron and Friends to Explore Early Soul Music at Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jazz legend Don Byron brings his group of musician friends back to Club Helsinki Hudson for a tribute to early soul, featuring the music of R&B legends Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Junior Walker, and other soul, funk, and jazz artists, on Saturday, August 5, at 9pm. Joining Byron is an…

Obie Award-Winning ‘We’re Gonna Die’ Gets Ancram Opera House Staging

(ANCRAM, N.Y.) – Maria-Christina Oliveras stars in the Obie Award-winning play “We’re Gonna Die” by Young Jean Lee at Ancram Opera House on Friday-Saturday, August 4-5, and again on Friday-Saturday, August 11-12. All shows are at 8pm. A blend of storytelling, music, and theater, “We’re Gonna Die” examines the universal experience of life’s unavoidable truths.…