Sunday, April 19, 2015

Theater in HD
Moviehouse, Millerton: Bolshoi Ballet, Live in HD: Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic Ivan the Terrible, with music by Sergei Prokofiev. 12:55 p.m. $20. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022.
Bard College: Conservatory Sundays: Bard Percussion and Sō Percussion. 3 p.m. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building. (845) 752-2380.    
Choral concert
Bard College: First Songs: Dawn Upshaw performs with pianist and Bard faculty Kayo Iwama, the singers of the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program at the Longy School, and the Bard Conservatory Collaborative Piano Fellows. World premiere of Garden Songs by Argentinian composer Pablo Ortiz; new and recent works by Shawn Jaeger and Bard composer Tamzin Elliott, among others. Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music at Bard College. 3 p.m. (212) 685-0008;        
Science seminar
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Beaver Ecology Walk, led by Cary Institute ecologist Dr. Clive Jones. Learn how beaver activity alters streamside environments, shaping the lives of other plants and animals. 1 p.m. Space limited; registration required. Wear boots and long pants and sleeves. Departs from Main Campus parking lot. 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook.
Montgomery Place: Volunteer meeting for the Hudson Valley Garden Fair, a fundraising event planned by Hudson Valley Garden Association. 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts for set-up on Friday, May 1, and on the day of event, Saturday, May 2. Montgomery Place, 25 Gardener Way, Red Hook.    
Trinity Church, Lime Rock, CT: Crescendo: Music by Claudio Monteverdi and contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre. Artistic Director Christine Gevert conducts. 3 p.m. $30/$50.  Pre-concert talk 30 minutes before concert. 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, CT.
Garden tour
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Free tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion, conducted by Vanderbilt Garden Association volunteer interpreters. Tours begin at the entrance to the gardens, 1 p.m.–4 p.m. (weather permitting). Route 9, Hyde Park. (845) 229-6432;      
Theater in HD
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: National Theatre Live in HD: Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner. 3 p.m. $17. 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-0100.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Book event
Bard College: Author Jay Cantor reads from his new book, Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka. Introduced by Bradford Morrow. 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Campus Center, Weis Cinema. (845) 758-7054.    
Bard College: Concert and lecture: Composer Alan Fletcher, president of Aspen School and Festival. Zhi Ma, violin; Chloe Ya-Ping Lo, piano; Matthew Morris, baritone; Judith Gordon, piano. 4:30 p.m. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building. (845) 758-7196.    

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bard College: Noon Concert: Conservatory students in concert. 12 p.m. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building. (845) 752-2380.    
Bard College: 2015 Eugene Meyer Lecture: Professor Mark Lytle, Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies speaks on Nixon and Kissinger: Transatlantic Relations, the Nixon Doctrine, and Détente. 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Reem-Kayden Center László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building Auditorium. (845) 758-7398.    
Poetry reading
Vassar College: Poet Eamon Grennan, performance. 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Sanders Classroom 212—Spitzer Auditorium. 124 Raymond Avenue.
Live music
UPAC: Jeff Beck, one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. 8 p.m. $89; $79. Bardavon box office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie (845) 473-2072; 601 Broadway, Kingston (845) 339-6088.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bard College: The Zozulka Trio performs selections from the rural Ukrainian repertoires featured on Ensemble Hilka’s newly released recording Chornobyl Songs Project: Living Culture from a Lost World, as well as lyrical songs from neighboring regions. Concert opens with a short set featuring Bard’s new Eastern European Ensemble. 8 p.m. Bard Hall. (845) 752-2405.    
Fountains, Millbrook: Joyce Heaton of J.E. Heaton Jewelers will present the History of Jewelry. Participants may bring a piece of their own jewelry and get advice on how to date and identify the item. Must RSVP.  2 p.m. RSVP requested. 79 Flint Road, Millerton. (845) 905-8000.
Moviehouse, Millerton: Planetary: A special screening in celebration of Earth Day. Post-screening moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A with Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, Dr. Clive Jones, and other Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies scientists. 7 p.m. $10. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022.
Identity theft
Millbrook Free Library: Protecting Your Identity from Fraud: Bank of Millbrook’s Clarissa Goins (VP, Compliance) and Karen Osterhoudt (VP, Operations) will discuss protecting your identity from fraud and what to do if your identity is stolen. 6 p.m.–7 p.m. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. (845) 554-3541.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bard College: Piano Duo Concert, featuring Maki Namekawa and Hiroko Sakurazawa. Music by Shostakovich, Reich, J. S. Bach transcribed by György Kurtág, and Cowell, and the U.S. premiere of Toshi Ichiyanagi’s Paganini Personal for two pianos. 7:30 p.m. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building. (845) 758-6822.    
Moviehouse, Millerton: NY Film Critics’ Series Live in HD: The Water Diviner, directed by Russell Crowe, who also stars. Live, big-screen HD simulcast interviews; interactive Q&A moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers. 7:30 p.m.; preshow introduction at 7:00 p.m. $15. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022.