SARAH LEE GUTHRIE and JOHNNY IRION UNVEIL NEW SOUND at HELSINKI HUDSON
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion bring their new sound and new repertoire of songs from their third studio album, Wassaic Way, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 9pm. Produced by Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone of Wilco, the 11-song album introduces a new Guthrie and Irion, with resonant melodies amid lush soundscapes that vividly evoke a range of moods, from carefree and playful to contemplative and melancholy, taking advantage of the beautifully organic blend of the duo’s harmony vocals.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Bard College Conservatory of Music celebrates composer Joan Tower, one of America’s most important living composers, with a gala concert, Joan Tower and Friends Celebrate Her 75th Birthday, to benefit the Joan Tower Composition Scholarship, on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the László Z. Bitó Conservatory Building Performance Space at Bard College.
JEFFREY L. NEUMANN PAINTINGS PORTRAY a VANISHING AMERICA at SHARON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
(SHARON, Conn.) – An exhibition of paintings by Copake, N.Y., artist Jeffrey L. Neumann – who some consider an inheritor of a torch figuratively passed down by Edward Hopper, in terms of Neumann’s vision of the loneliness of small-town life in America – opens at the Sharon Historical Society and Museum with an artist’s reception on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 5 to 7pm, and runs through Friday, October 25. There will be an artist’s Walk and Talk on Sunday October 13, at 3pm.
EMMYLOU HARRIS and RODNEY CROWELL to PLAY HITS-ON-THE-HUDSON
(SAUGERTIES, N.Y.) – Americana music legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who collectively boast 13 Grammy Awards between them, join forces to perform at HITS-on-the-Hudson on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 5pm. The longtime friends and occasional musical partners recently released Old Yellow Moon, their first duo album.
(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Pianist Vincent Adragna will join duo parnas – violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas – to play works by Prokofiev, Brahms, and Schubert, as part of the Tannery Pond Concerts series in the barn at the Darrow School, on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 8pm. The Parnas sisters grew up in nearby Stephentown, and enjoy a devoted loyal following.