Basilica Farm & Flea Springs Forth

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Apr 20-May 1, 2016

Window Quartet to Bring Innovative Jazz to Hudson Opera House

The Orchestra Now Tackles Sibelius, Ives, Tchaikovsky at Bard College

Latest Posts

Basilica Farm & Flea Springs Forth

Farm and Flea vendor Catskill Mill

  (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Basilica Farm & Flea, an artisans and farmers market at Basilica Hudson produced in collaboration with Hudson River Exchange, inaugurates its first Spring Market on Saturday, May 7, from 10 to 6, and Sunday, May 8, from 11 to 5. This year’s inaugural event incorporates the annual spring Ramp Fest. Basilica…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Apr 20-May 1, 2016

Carrie Rodriguez

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place over the next two weekends in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including new Tex-Mex music by Carrie Rodriguez, a 24-hour dronefest at Basilica Hudson, avant-jazz group Window Quartet, and the final concert of The Orchestra Now’s debut season at Bard College.     CARRIE RODRIGUEZ BRINGS NEW TEX-MEX SOUNDS…

Window Quartet to Bring Innovative Jazz to Hudson Opera House

Window Quartet

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Window Quartet, led by Czech-born composer-pianist Antonin Fajt, performs at Hudson Opera House on Saturday, April 30, at 7pm. In addition to Fajt, the members of Window Quartet are Carolyn Hietter, saxophone; Julian Lampert, bass; and Matt Norman, drums. The members of the avant-jazz quartet met during their studies at Bard…

The Orchestra Now Tackles Sibelius, Ives, Tchaikovsky at Bard College

Leon Botstein conducts The Orchestra Now (photo Jito Lee)

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — The Orchestra Now, under the direction of Leon Botstein, will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Ives, and two world premieres by Bard students Tamzin Elliott and Daniel Zlatkin in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, April 23, at 8pm, and Sunday, April 24, at 3pm. The concerts conclude the Orchestra’s…

Second Annual 24-Hour Drone-Fest at Basilica Hudson

Lea Bertucci at 2015's 24-Hour Drone Fest (photo Jeff Economy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The second annual 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music festival takes place at Basilica Hudson beginning Saturday, April 23, at 3pm and running through Sunday, April 24, at 3pm. The immersive event – featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone, which are sustained tones shaped by voice…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 20-May 1, 2016

Carrie Rodriguez

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshires region, including an avant-jazz ensemble at Williams College, led by an alumnus; a new Jack Kerouac-inspired dance program at MASS MoCA; a world-renowned string quartet playing for free at Williams College; and the queen of Tex-Mex at Club Helsinki Hudson.  …

Carrie Rodriguez Brings New Tex-Mex Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Carrie Rodriguez

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Austin-based Americana singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez brings her new Tex-Mex sound to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 30, at 9pm. The acclaimed Austin-based roots-music artist recently released the album “Lola,” on which the Chicana singer/songwriter realizes her dream of presenting her deeply personal take on the Tex-Mex music of her ancestors. Rodriguez…

Chris Lightcap’s Jazz Ensemble Bigmouth to Play Williams College

Bigmouth

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Avant-jazz ensemble Bigmouth, led by bassist-composer Chris Lightcap (Williams ’93), performs a free concert in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at Williams College on Wednesday, April 20 at 8 pm. Bigmouth’s music is characterized by the twin tenor saxophones of Tony Malaby and Chris Cheek, Craig Taborn’s keyboards, Gerald Cleaver’s musical drums, and Lightcap’s…

New Kerouac-Inspired Zvidance Program at MASS MoCA

ZviDance (photo Stephan de las Heras)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – New York City-based contemporary dance company ZviDance will present in a work-in-progress showing of “On The Road” in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, April 23, at 8pm. Inspired by Beat author Jack Kerouac’s novel by the same title, “On the Road” is an evening-length, multimedia dance piece that…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, April 14-17, 2016

Francesca dePasquale

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a recital by a rising violin star; a full orchestral and choral rendition of Leonard Bernstein’s “Kaddish”; South African jazz all-stars; and a chamber concert of Jewish music.         VIOLIN VIRTUOSO FRANCESCA DEPASQUALE to MAKE ‘DISTINCTIVE…

Estelle Parsons to Narrate Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Kaddish’ with Hudson Valley Philharmonic at Bardavon

Leonard Bernstein, Estelle Parsons

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.)  – Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish” will get a complete rendering by large orchestra, choir, vocal soloist, and narration – by Academy Award-winning, five-time Tony Award nominee Estelle Parsons – when the Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs under the baton of music director Randall Craig Fleischer at the Bardavon on Saturday, April 16,…

South African Jazz All-Stars to Perform at Bard

TK Blue

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Uhadi, an all-star South African jazz quintet, performs in the Fisher Center at Bard College in the final performance of their 2016 nationwide tour on Saturday, April 16, at 8pm. The program, Salute to Africa!, is presented in conjunction with the Jazz at the Fisher Center spring concert series, a collaboration between…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Apr 14-17, 2016

Sarah McElravy

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshires region, including the kickoff a new play reading series; a chamber concert devoted to Jewish music; Ethiopian pop-funk at MASS MoCA; and an album release concert by a local favorite.     CHAMBER CONCERT to EXPLORE ‘WHAT IS JEWISH MUSIC?’ (GREAT…

Bella’s Bartok Celebrates New CD at the Colonial

Bella's Bartok

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Bella’s Bartok celebrates the release of its new album, “Change Yer Life,” with a “CD Release Masquerade Show,” featuring special guests Whiskey Treaty Roadshow and DJ BFG, at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, April 16 at 8pm. Bella’s Bartok, birthed in the Berkshires and now based in Northampton, is a six-piece ensemble…

Debo Band Brings Ethiopian Pop-Funk to MASS MoCA

Debo Band

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Debo Band, a large, Boston-based ensemble led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, brings its groove-inducing style of “Ethio-pop” to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, April 16, at 8pm, culminating a day featuring the opening of three new exhibitions in the galleries. The…