A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Iva Bittová, the Moravian violinist, vocalist, singer, actor and dancer, returns to Hudson Opera House on Saturday, February 13, at 7pm, with violinist Helena Baillie, in “Folktales and Myths: Travels through Hungary and Beyond,” a program featuring the music of Béla Bartók and Leoš Janá?ek in special arrangements for voice and string quartet, performed with students from the Bard Conservatory of Music. The program is presented as part of the Classics on Hudson series, of which Baillie is co-artistic director.
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Orchestra Now, conducted by music director Leon Botstein, will perform works by Bruch and Mahler in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, February 13, at 8pm, and again on Sunday, February 14, at 3pm. The program includes one of Bruch’s signature pieces, his 1880 Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra, a four-movement work on Scottish folk melodies. The performance will also present one of Mahler’s best-loved works, Das Lied von der Erde, “The Song of the Earth.”
(SPENCERTOWN, N.Y.) — Intentional Jazz, a six-piece ensemble boasting a cast of Northeast U.S. jazz all-stars, will perform a tribute to the Blue Note era, featuring music by the likes of Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver, in the kickoff of a four-concert jazz series at Spencertown Academy Arts Center on Saturday, February 13, at 7:30pm. Led by trumpeter Rob Fisch, the group includes Aaron Dean, (sax), Dave Pickard (trombone), David Bartley (piano), Dave Christopolis (bass), and Steve Collins (drums).
(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – A behind-the-scenes look at the Parsons Dance Company during their 2015 summer residency at PS21 will be the subject of an exhibition of photographs by PS21 photography intern Jake Stockman, opening at the Joyce Goldstein Gallery (16 Main St.) with a reception on Saturday, February 13, from 6:30 to 8:30pm with live music performed by the B-Side Trio.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Emerging female authors and poets including Branda C. Maholtz, Shannekia McIntosh, Hallie Goodman, and Dani Grammestorf French will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, February 13, at 7pm, as part of Volume, the free monthly reading and music series every second Saturday of the month. The readings will be followed by a set by DJ Dan Bunny.