(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – Two-time Grammy Award-winners the Soweto Gospel Choir bring their fusion of inspiring South African gospel music and dance to the Bardavon on Friday, November 13, at 8pm. The 26-member choir blends elements of African gospel, African-American spirituals, reggae and American popular music, and has performed with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and with Peter Gabriel.
SPOTTY DOG HOSTS NEW READING SERIES
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Volume, a new free reading and music series hosted by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French at Spotty Dog Books and Ale on the second Saturday of each month, kicks off on Saturday, November 14, at 7pm, with readings by authors Amanda K. Davidson, Lee Matthew Goldberg, and Rebecca Wolff, followed by a quick DJ set.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jessica Lea Mayfield brings her blend of dream-pop and grunge to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, November 12, at 8pm. While Jessica Lea Mayfield has often earned comparisons to the Black Keys (Dan Auerbach produced her debut album, and she was the first guest vocalist ever to be featured on a Black Keys album) and Foo Fighters (she counts Dave Grohl as a key influence), and some call her “the female Kurt Cobain,” it’s never hard to hear Mayfield’s musical roots – she first performed with her family bluegrass band One Way Rider at the age of 8. They began touring as a family band, boarding a 1956 tour bus (once belonging to Bill Monroe, Kitty Wells, and Ernest Tubb) and headed south from Kent, Ohio, to Tennessee.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – A celebration for the printing of “In|filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson Valley River,” edited by area poets Anne Gorrick and Sam Truitt, featuring readings by innovative area poets interspersed with musical performances, will take place at at TSL Warehouse on Friday, November 13, at 7:30.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — The Orchestra Now, an innovative master’s degree program and training orchestra founded by Bard College, continues its inaugural performance season at the Fisher Center at Bard College this weekend, Saturday, November 14, at 8pm and Sunday, November 15, at 3pm, with a concert featuring Mendelssohn’s Ruy Blas Overture, Stravinsky’s Symphony in C, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.
(COPAKE, N.Y.) – Soprano Kristina Bachrach stars in “From Opera to Broadway: Music for the Stage,” a program of opera selections from Monteverdi, Mozart, Johann Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Puccini, and show tunes by Gershwin, Weill, Kern, Rodgers, Sondheim and Wilson, at Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Saturday, November 14, at 5 pm. Bachrach will be accompanied by pianist Mitchell Vines.