(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte – a recent transplant to Hudson – and featuring many great upstate New York musicians will kick off a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Monday, August 19, at 8pm.
(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Ordinary Festivals, a dance-theater piece for 300 oranges, seven performers, and two knives, is among those that will be performed by Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, 2013, as part of PS21’s comedy-themed season.
(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Pianists Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova will perform works by Chopin and Rachmaninov in the Tannery on the grounds of the Darrow School as part of the Tannery Pond Concerts chamber music series on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 8pm. The program features Primakov playing a selection of Chopin, followed by the duo playing Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 Suite No. 2, Op. 17.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Stockholm, an award-winning play by Tony Award-nominated playwright Bryony Lavery, gets its American premiere at Stageworks/Hudson from Wednesday, August 14, through Sunday, September 1, 2013.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – On Saturday, August 17, 2013, Helsinki Hudson will become “New Orleans on the Hudson,” when the kitchen and the stage are turned over to the flavors and sounds of the Big Easy, with an all-New Orleans menu served up by Helsinki Executive Chef Hugh Horner — a native of Louisiana — and a dance party fueled by singer and trombonist Glen David Andrews and his funky, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul band, starting at 9pm.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Man Show, a group exhibition exploring aspects of masculinity through nine contemporary artists, will be on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery from Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, September 15, 2013, with an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 17, from 6 to 8pm. There will be a talk by several of the artists in the show preceding the reception from 5 to 6pm. Artists represented include David Konigsberg, Allan Skriloff, Joseph Heidecker, Mark Beard, David Austin, Robert Flynt, Jacob Fossum, David Paulson and Darshan Russell.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The world-renowned Bard Music Festival’s examination of Igor Stravinsky continues this weekend with “Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles” (Aug 16– 18), following Stravinsky to post-war Hollywood, and investigating his subsequent shift in style from neoclassicism to serialism.
(HUNTER, N.Y.) – Season of the Midnight Sun, the second concert of the Catskill High Peaks Festival, highlights a range of Russian and Nordic composers, including Edvard Grieg (Norway’s national composer), Igor Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, on Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m. at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center. Performers include Mischa Bouvier, baritone; Michael Chertock, piano; Ara Gregorian, violin and viola; Elmar Oliveira, violin; and cellist Yehuda Hanani.