HudsonValleyWeekend

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

The Suitcase Junket Brings Indie-Blues to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Matt Lorenz, the Northampton, Mass.-based indie-blues singer-songwriter who performs under the name The Suitcase Junket, bring his box of creative tricks to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, June 3, at 9pm. Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose will warm up the crowd. A one-man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a dumpster guitar, railing…

Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz Perform Russian Works at Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – NPR radio host and pianist Christopher O’Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz perform a duo program of sonatas by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich at Hudson Hall on Friday, June 2, at 7pm. The performance is the final concert in the Classics on Hudson season of artists redefining classical music. Christopher O’Riley and Matt…

Juilliard String Quartet to Play Bartok and Beethoven at Bard

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Juilliard String Quartet will kick off the Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle (HVCMC) series in Olin Hall at Bard College in a program of works by Bartok and Beethoven on Saturday, June 3, at 8pm. Upcoming concerts in the series include the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio on Saturday, June 17, in a program…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, May 26-29, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including vintage rock ‘n’ roll; a tribute to a legendary Yiddish advice column; a folk-rock jam band; and a whole lot more.     LARA HOPE & THE ARK-TONES BRING ROCKABILLY SOUNDS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) –…

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones Bring Rockabilly Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Kingston, N.Y.-based Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones bring their vintage rock ‘n’ roll sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, May 26, at 9pm. The concert comes on the heels of the release of the group’s brand-new album, “Love You to Life.” Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones were named “Best Up-And-Coming Band…

Legendary Yiddish Advice Column Staged at Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – A free staged reading of “A Bintel Brief: Sixty Years of Letters from the Lower Eastside to the Jewish Daily Forward,” takes place at Hudson Hall on Sunday, May 28, at 3pm. The event will feature live musical accompaniment and a diverse cast of actors who will bring to life the history,…

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…