(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Andrea Gibson, the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, brings her pointed spoken-word poetry to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 30, at 9pm. Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.
AUTHOR to DISCUSS INDIE-ROCK MEMOIR with KAREN SCHOEMER at THIRD FLOOR GALLERY
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Acclaimed author, editor and musician Jon Fine will discuss his new memoir, Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear), with poet, author and music journalist Karen Schoemer at Third Floor Gallery (above Hudson Wine Merchants) on Sunday, November 1, at 3pm.
EPIC WORK by NATURE THEATER of OKLAHOMA GETS BARD COLLEGE SCREENING
(ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Obie Award–winning Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s “Life and Times: Episodes 7–9,” part of an epic multi-platform performance work, will be screened in the LUMA Theater at the Fisher Center at Bard College on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2pm. A pre-show conversation with Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, artistic directors of Nature Theater of Oklahoma, and Gideon Lester, director of theater programs at the Fisher Center, will take place at 1pm in the LUMA Theater. An epic spectacle nearly a decade in the making, “Life and Times” is a nine-part project that encompasses and surpasses the genres of musical theater, disco, dance, science fiction, illuminated manuscript, animation, detective drama— and now, in the final three episodes, film.
(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – The famed Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club brings its “Adios Tour” to the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Friday, October 30, 2015, at 8pm. Almost two decades after the release of the original, Grammy Award-winning album and documentary film, the Buena Vista Social Club concludes its stint as ambassadors of Cuban music with concerts featuring Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, and Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Byron Adams in the Sosnoff Theater at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College on Sunday, November 1 at 3pm. The concert is part of the Conservatory Sundays series, and all proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra will perform Byron Adams’s Concerto for violincello with faculty soloist Raman Ramakrishnan; Beethoven’s Symphony No.7; Richard Strauss’s Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration); and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.