HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 23-25, 2016

Hudson Valley Music All-Stars Unite for Concert to End Gun Violence at BSP Kingston

The Orchestra Now Kicks off Bard Season with Works by Copland and Bruckner

Gilbert Gottfried, Susie Essman Headline Woodstock Comedy Festival

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 23-25, 2016

Trixie Whitley

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a comedy festival; chamber music; art openings; a concert against guns; brooding indie-rock; an orchestral concert; and a whole lot more.       GILBERT GOTTFRIED, SUSIE ESSMAN HEADLINE WOODSTOCK COMEDY FESTIVAL (WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) – Comedian Gilbert Gottfried and…

Gilbert Gottfried, Susie Essman Headline Woodstock Comedy Festival

Gilbert Gottfried

(WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) – Comedian Gilbert Gottfried and Susie Essman of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame are featured guests in the fourth annual Woodstock Comedy Festival, a three-day weekend event from Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25, based mostly at the Bearsville Theater and other venues around Woodstock. In addition to stand-up comedy, the festival includes…

Tribute to Butoh Founder at Hudson’s Second Ward

Takao Kawaguchi

(HUDSON, N.Y.)  – Dancer-choreographer Takao Kawaguchi will perform “About Kazuo Ohno — Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces,” at the Second Ward Foundation on Saturday, September 24, at 7pm, in a presentation by the Hudson Opera House, which is currently undergoing renovation. Kawaguchi joins Hudson-based choreographer Adam H. Weinert in conversation at The Inn at Hudson…

Paul Green Rock Academy Opens New School in Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Woodstock, N.Y.-based Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) is opening its second of a planned six locations in October at the Liberi School in Hudson. There will be an open house for prospective parents and new students aged 8 to 18 on Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 5pm at the school,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 22-25, 2016

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A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including chamber music; pottery shows; art exhibitions; and experimental indie-rock.       THE SEBASTIANS to PLAY BAROQUE in MUSIC & MORE SERIES (NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Early music ensemble The Sebastians will perform vocal and instrumental works by Alessandro…

Shanghai Quartet to Play Mozart, Grieg, Foote and Zhou Long in Chatham

Shanghai Quartet

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The internationally acclaimed Shanghai Quartet will be joined by flutist Eugenia Zukerman in a program entitled “From East to West,” at St. James Church on Saturday, September 24, at 7:30 pm, as part of the Leaf Peeper Concert Series presented by Clarion Concerts. The Shanghai Quartet’s elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern…

Third Annual Southern Berkshire Pottery Tour

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(SOUTHERN BERKSHIRES, Mass.) – Six leading potters of the Southern Berkshires will open their studios the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, for the third annual Berkshire Pottery Tour. Studios will be open from 10 to 5 each day. Admission is free and families are welcome. The self-guided motor tour takes art lovers through…

Trixie Whitley to Bring Original Indie-Rock to Club Helsinki Hudson

Trixie Whitley

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Indie-rock scion Trixie Whitley – the daughter of the late Texas experimental blues musician Chris Whitley – will bring her unique brand of moody, melodic indie-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, September 25, at 8pm. Experimental rocker Indigo Street warms up the crowd for Whitley. Trixie Whitley is one-of-a-kind. The 29-year-old…

Jewish World Music Ensemble to Perform at Simon’s Rock

The Hevreh Ensemble

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Hevreh Ensemble, an instrumental group dedicated to the performance of music that reflects or was inspired by Judaism and Jewish culture, will perform at Simon’s Rock College in the Kellogg Music Center on Sunday, September 25, at 3pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Hevreh Ensemble performances…

The Sebastians to Play Baroque in Music & More Series

The Sebastians (photo Michael Kushner)

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Early music ensemble The Sebastians will perform vocal and instrumental works by Alessandro Stradella, Handel, Buxtehude, Biber, and other baroque masters in “Over the Alps,” a program tracing the musical evolution of the Italian style as it migrated over the mountains to the Austro-German regions, as part of the Music &…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 15-18, 2016

Vieux Farka Toure

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including a heavy-rock and art festival; a huge bluegrass and roots-music festival; a solo piano recital; a world music scion; and a whole lot more. GUITARS, ARTWORKS and READINGS FEATURED at BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Minimalist-metal duo Bell Witch,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 15-18, 2016

Alison Brown

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a huge bluegrass and roots-music festival; a solo piano recital; world music; guitar rock; political cartoons; and a whole lot more.       ROSANNE CASH, RICKY SKAGGS, OLD CROW, and GLEN HANSARD HEADLINE FRESHGRASS at MASS MoCA (NORTH…

Dance Institute’s Sneak Peek Event Introduces New ‘Lumberyard’  

Groundbreaking event for Lumberyard

(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – Dancer-choreographers Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker, and Dan Hurlin will perform excerpts from their work at American Dance Institute’s “End of Summer Shindig” – which will also mark the debut of the organization’s reinvention as a multidisciplinary performing arts organization called Lumberyard, paying tribute to the new space being renovated at a former…

Guitars, Artworks and Readings Featured at Basilica SoundScape

Angel Olsen

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Minimalist-metal duo Bell Witch, black-metal duo Wolves in the Throne Room, indie-folk rocker Angel Olsen, and Texas post-rockers Explosions in the Sky headline this year’s Basilica SoundScape festival, at Basilica Hudson on Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. Artists featured include Cal Lane, Heather Benjamin, and Lisa Laratta. Spoken-word performers, reading…

Vieux Farka Touré to Bring World Music Sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson

Vieux Farka Toure

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Vieux Farka Touré will bring his signature blend of Malian blues and world-music fusion to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, September 16, at 9pm. On his own and with collaborators from all over the world, Vieux Farka Touré has forged a distinctive musical blend, drawing on the music of his native…