Seth Rogovoy to Explore Jewish Roots of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen in Multimedia Talks

Aston Magna Chamber Players to Perform ‘Masterpieces of the Late Baroque’

‘Savage Winter’ Brings Down Curtain on PS21’s Modern Opera Series

Hudson Eye Festival 2021 Expands Diversity and Outreach

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Aston Magna Chamber Players to Perform ‘Masterpieces of the Late Baroque’

(HUDSON, N.Y., and GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — The Aston Magna Chamber Players will perform two September concerts of baroque music, live in-person, at Hudson Hall in Hudson, N.Y., on Saturday, September 25, at 7pm and at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Mass., on Sunday, September 26, at 3pm. Concertgoers must present proof of vaccine…

‘Savage Winter’ Brings Down Curtain on PS21’s Modern Opera Series

by Seth Rogovoy (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Douglas J. Cuomo’s Savage Winter, a contemporary reimagining of Wilhelm Müller’s poetry cycle Winterreise, will bring down the curtain on PS21’s Modern Opera Fest on Thursday, September 9, at 7pm. In Savage Winter, composer Cuomo has created a thought-provoking opera that mirrors the complexity of modern life and relationships.…

Hudson Eye Festival 2021 Expands Diversity and Outreach

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – This year’s The Hudson Eye, an annual festival of arts and performance, features a diverse array of artists in free and ticketed events at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues throughout Hudson from Friday, August 27, to Monday, September 6.   Artists include Claudia Bruce, Pauline DeCarmo, Shelley Hirsch, Reginald Madison, Linda…

Maya Beiser to Premiere New Philip Glass Project at Hudson Hall

by Seth Rogovoy (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Renowned avant-garde cellist Maya Beiser will be joined by a group of all-star cellists to perform works from her new solo album, Maya Beiser x Philip Glass, at Hudson Hall on Saturday, July 24 at 7pm. The venue is most appropriate for the music’s world premiere, as the album…

Seth Rogovoy to Host Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Virtual Tribute Concert

(LONDON, U.K.) – Bob Dylan turns 80 years old on Monday, May 24, 2021, and to celebrate and pay tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning rock poet, Seth Rogovoy will produce and host a global, all-star, Jewish-oriented virtual tribute concert, featuring Socalled (Montreal), Niki Jacobs (Amsterdam), Daniel Kahn (Berlin/Hamburg), and Lail Arad (London).   In “Happy…

A Writer’s Room for Hudson?

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The founders of the very successful DC Writers Room are focusing their attention on Hudson as a likely site for their next project. They want to hear from local writers to gauge their interest in such an effort. Charles Karelis and his son, Alexander Karelis, founded a writers’ space in Washington, DC,…

Virtual Concert Pays Tribute to Holocaust Survivors

(WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) – A dozen regional musicians will take part in Holocaust Survivors: A Concert of Resilience and Hope, which will be livestreamed from the Bearsville Theatre on Sunday May 23, at 4pm. Performers include Elizabeth Clark, Michael Veitch, Jen Clapp, Vicki Russell, Bonnie Meadow, Elise Pittelman, and Judy Kass. Musical director is Julie Last,…

Seth Rogovoy Launches New Substack Newsletter for Original Writings

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seth Rogovoy has launched Reflections & Illuminations, a newsletter devoted to his creative, original writing, on the widely popular Substack platform. The newsletter, which will be delivered to subscriber inboxes two to three times per week, is free and will include Rogovoy’s writings and thoughts on culture, politics, and life itself. To…

Yidstock 2021 Goes Global with Virtual Program Featuring a Dozen Artists

(AMHERST, Mass.) – YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will feature a dozen musical artists from around the world—including Eleanor Reissa, Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics, and Daniel Kahn and Sveta Kundish from Berlin—in a program of Yiddish songs of social justice streaming on Sunday, July 11, at 4pm (ET). The ninth annual YIDSTOCK—what…

Rogovoy to Discuss Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Klezmer and More in Spring 2021

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – In spring 2021, Seth Rogovoy will deliver virtual talks, presentations, and classes and host and produce several online concert events on topics ranging from Bob Dylan to Leonard Cohen to klezmer and more. Seth’s virtual spring kicks off with his participation in BOB DYLAN: JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON HIS REPERTOIRE: Themes of Prophecy…

Seth Rogovoy to Speak at Bob Dylan Symposium

(EUGENE, Ore.) – Seth Rogovoy will deliver a multimedia program for BOB DYLAN: JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON HIS REPERTOIRE: Themes of Prophecy and Redemption, a virtual symposium bringing together a wide spectrum of Dylan scholars, academics, students, musicians and fans to discuss Bob Dylan’s repertoire through a Jewish lens, on Sunday, March 14, 2021, noon-8pm (Eastern…

Seth Rogovoy to Give Virtual Lectures on Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen

(EVANSTON, Ill.) – Author Seth Rogovoy will be presenting two virtual multimedia lectures on Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen on behalf of Beth Emet: The Free Synagogue, of Evanston, Ill., on Thursday, November 12, at 8pm Eastern Time (Dylan) and on Thursday, November 19, at 8pm Eastern Time (Cohen). Each talk will be followed a…