HudsonValleyWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.

Regional Cultural Preview, August 10-16, 2020

This week’s cultural highlights in our region include classical, avant-garde, folk-rock, contemporary art, and a whole lot more…..       Tanglewood Recitalists Stream Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Duke Ellington, David Lang (LENOX, Mass.) – Members of the BSO will perform a diverse array of horn-heavy works ranging from Bach to Beethoven, Debussy, and Duke…

Conor Hanick to Play Russian Piano Sonatas at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Pianist Conor Hanick will tackle 20th century Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonatas No. 4, 5, and 6 live at PS21 on Saturday, August 15, as part of PS21’s Modern Music Fest. Seating in PS21’s 350-seat outdoor Pavilion Theater will be distanced and limited to 50. Each concert will run approximately one…

Seth Rogovoy to Moderate Discussion with Author Robert Kolker for Spencertown Academy Festival of Books

(SPENCERTOWN, N.Y.) – Author and journalist Seth Rogovoy will moderate a conversation with author and journalist Robert Kolker as part of the virtual Spencertown Academy Festival of Books on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:30pm. The discussion will focus on Kolker’s narrative nonfiction book, Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, a heartrending…

Regional Cultural Preview, Aug 3-9, 2020

by Seth Rogovoy   Yo La Tengo Brings Indie-Rock Back to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Yo La Tengo — one of the most celebrated and adventurous bands in rock history — returns to MASS MoCA for two acoustic concerts on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, both at 8:30pm. The unassuming, self-effacing…

Hudson Jazzworks Host Concert and Workshops Online from Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.)  – A free, live-streamed Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert featuring HJW co-directors pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas with bassist Jay Anderson on Sunday, August 9, at 4pm, is the culminating event of a series taking place as part of the 14th annual 2020 Hudson Jazz Workshop, including a two-day Online Composers Forum…

Regional Cultural Preview, July 27-Aug 2, 2020

by Seth Rogovoy       Rhiannon Giddens, Yo-Yo Ma Top Week’s Tanglewood Online Offerings (LENOX, Mass.) – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be featured in performances of works by Copland, Bernstein, and John Williams recorded in 2018 streaming tonight, Friday, July 27, at 8pm, as part of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances series.…

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Goes Virtual

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – The annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival at Dodds Farm will be presented virtually this summer, with festival stalwarts including the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, the Storycrafters, Gaslight Tinkers, Vance Gilbert, and Susan Werner “returning.” Other favorite performers include The End of America, Oshima Brothers, Alisa Amador, The Empty…

Stephen Bluhm and Brian Dewan Headline TSL’s ‘Parking Lot Live!’

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Innovative regional musical artists Stephen Bluhm and Brian Dewan headline the Parking Lot Live! program at Time & Space Limited (TSL) on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, at 8pm. The outdoor concert in TSL’s 20,000-sq.-ft. parking lot will be followed by a screening of Dewan’s filmstrip entitled “The Tide Waits…

Regional Cultural Preview, July 20-26, 2020

by Seth Rogovoy   Brooklyn Rider Live from Tanglewood (LENOX, Mass.) – Cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider are featured in a live recording from Studio E at Tanglewood available for streaming beginning Wednesday, July 22, at 8pm, through Wednesday, July 29, as part of Tanglewood’s Recitals from the World Stage series. Hosted by Karen Allen,…

Calidore String Quartet to Perform Beethoven at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The Calidore String Quartet will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven at PS21 on Friday, July 24, at 6pm and 8pm. The internationally acclaimed, award-winning Calidore String Quartet will celebrate their own 10th anniversary and the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth at PS21 in the quartet’s first concert in PS21’s…