(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Where (we) Live, a multimedia theatrical performance featuring new-music ensemble So Percussion and guitarist Grey McMurray, takes place in the LUMA Theater of the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, February 14, at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 15, at 3pm. The performance blends music, video, and storytelling in a theatrical creation that reflects on notions of community and home. The performances, directed by Ain Gordon, feature guitarist Grey McMurray, choreographer Emily Johnson, and guest artists Aron Sanchez and Caroline Wallner.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Indie-rock singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins brings her blend of pop-fueled hooks and moody introspection to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, February 14, at 9pm, providing a perfect soundtrack for a modern-day Valentine’s Day adventure. Atkins’s unique blend of styles connects the dots from Roy Orbison to the Shangri-Las to Janis Joplin to Led Zeppelin to Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and Radiohead – all tied up in a unique, compelling package of her own. And you’d better be careful with it, because it could steal your heart – and it’s Valentine’s Day.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Dan Tepfer, a New York-based pianist and composer, one of the most formidable jazz musicians on the international stage, will perform his solo project, “Goldberg Variations/Variations,” at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, February 14, at 7pm, as part of the inaugural season of Classics on Hudson, designed to showcase internationally celebrated artists performing music from treasured classics to the present day.
(ATHENS, N.Y.) – Soloist Sean Gaskell will perform traditional songs on the kora, a 21-string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa, at the Athens Cultural Center on Friday, February 13, at 7pm. Kora music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots. The kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, in contrast to its musical repertoire, full of songs recounting ancient stories of war and hardship.
(LENOX, Mass.) – WAM Theatre’s production of “Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” by Lauren Gunderson will make the rounds of three locations in the Berkshires and the Capital Region of New York, reviving this critically acclaimed enhanced staged reading this week, beginning Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30 pm, at the ’62 Center at Williams College; continuing in the Performing Arts Center at State University at Albany on Thursday, February 12, at 7:30 pm; and concluding its three-night run at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 pm, as part of the Pittsfield 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival. This enhanced staged reading will feature some audio and visual elements from the original production.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser, bandleader and composer Bobby Previte and featuring many great upstate New York musicians, continues its 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 Friday, February 13, at 9pm; and again on Friday, March 13, at 9pm.