(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – The Hudson Valley Philharmonic concludes its 53rd season on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 8pm at the Bardavon with a concert featuring the continental United States premiere of Avner Dorman’s Cello Concerto, with Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev, who commissioned the work, joining the orchestra. Also on the program, led by HVP music director Randall Craig Fleisher, are Debussy’s Prélude à “L’Après-midi d’un faune” (Afternoon of a Faun) and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.
GOLEM BRINGING ITS MIX of YIDDISH, KLEZMER, PUNK and EASTERN EUROPEAN FOLK to CLUB HELSINKI
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Golem, widely considered one of the best Yiddish-klezmer ensembles on a vibrant, international scene, will perform its unique blend of Eastern European folk and theatre songs as well as original numbers at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 8p.m. Led by singer/folklorist/accordionist Annette Ezekiel, Golem performs Yiddish folk and theater music with Balkan, Slavic and Gypsy influences.
BOB CRIMI PAINTINGS and JOEL MARK FURNITURE SHOWCASED at NEUMANN FINE ART
(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – Oil paintings by Bob Crimi and custom-made furniture by Joel Mark are on display through June 2, 2013, at Neumann Fine Art in Hillsdale, the gallery’s second group show. Crimi’s work is influenced by the great jazz bebop players he used to go hear in clubs in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1977 Joel founded Joel Mark Cabinetmakers, Inc., a custom architectural woodworking company located in Brooklyn, N.Y.
GRAPHIC NOVELIST to SHARE MEMORIES and RECIPES at HUDSON OPERA HOUSE
(HUDSON, NY.) – Graphic novelist Lucy Knisley will share excerpts from her newest memoir, Relish, on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 4pm, at the Hudson Opera House (HOH). The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist and New York Times bestselling author comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Knisley (the K is silent) traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe — many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Knisley’s original inventions.