A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including indie-folk artists celebrating the earth; a post-classical string quartet; a guitar quartet; a restored historic artist’s house; and a whole lot more.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – String quartet Brooklyn Rider brings its “post-classical” approach and a program of works by Beethoven, Janacek, Philip Glass, and Colin Jacobsen, to the Hudson Opera House on Sunday, May 7, at 5pm, as part of the Classics on Hudson concert series. Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings Magazine), Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.
The program for Brooklyn Rider’s Hudson debut includes String Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’ by Philip Glass, String Quartet No. 1 ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’ by Leoš Janá?ek, BTT by Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen and Beethoven’s Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, ‘Serioso’.
(CATSKILL, N.Y.) – Two new landmark exhibitions, “The Parlors” and “Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills,” are now open at the newly restored Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Each explores, in a way that has never been done before, the Hudson River School of landscape painting – America’s first major art movement – and illuminates the relationship between humankind and the environment. The 2017 season runs through October. Both exhibitions will be on view throughout that period.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Regional indie-folk artists Dust Bowl Faeries and Luis Mojica join forces for “Tear of the Clouds: A Musical Ritual for the Earth,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, May 7, at 8pm. Pre-show music will be provided by Hudson guitarist Rick Warren.
Tear of the Clouds is a unique performance of collaborative music, dance, and ritual created by Dust Bowl Faeries and Luis Mojica. The performers will interweave songs throughout the night to raise awareness, inspire minds, and offer hope, with deep intentions of healing the Earth and its people. Video, trapeze, and a special Butoh dance by Jenn Hicks will round out the evening’s program.
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet brings its eclectic blend of critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks to the Mahaiwe on Saturday, May 6, at 6pm, as part of the Close Encounters With Music series. The program includes haunting works from the time of Cervantes; an arrangement of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; a transcription from the opera “Carmen”; Far East and Irish classics; and works by famed guitarists Chet Atkins and Pat Metheny.