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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Concert
Hudson, NY: Basilica Hudson: Bard College’s The Orchestra Now performs two masterworks in the unparalleled acoustics of Basilica Hudson, including Benjamin Britten‘s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Please join us for this very special, up-close encounter with a full symphony orchestra. PROGRAM: Felix Mendelssohn: Ouverture Meeresstille unde Glückliche Fahrt; Benjamin Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. 7 pm, free.  https://basilicahudson.org/the-orchestra-now-free-concert/

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: CENTERstage Productions proudly presents a workshop of the new musical Boiler Room Girls by Kevin Archambault and Cheryl B. Engelhardt. The musical takes a close look at a historic incident in the late 1960's; the politics, relationships, and the events leading up to it. This mystery-meets-social-commentary examines the humanity behind ambition, privilege, and competition. Watch as events unfold that cause six women to form an unbreakable bond of silence, and how they find their true source of power. Directed & Choreographed by Kevin Archambault.  Musical Direction by Cheryl B. Engelhardt. 8 pm. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/boiler-room-girls?category_id=34

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Concert
Great Barrington, MA: Saint James Place: Joined this evening by stellar flutist and Clarion Concerts Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman, the Manhattan Piano Trio is one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in America. Now in its 15th season, MPT has been among the busiest groups in the classical music scene, having performed hundreds of concerts for enthusiastic audiences throughout the U.S., and in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Ravinia Festival. The Manhattan Trio and Eugenia Zukerman will perform music by Doppler, Dvorak and Mendelssohn. 5 pm. 413-551-9901  https://www.clarionconcerts.org/artist.php?view=cal&cid=41987
Musical
Rhinebeck:  Center for Performing Arts: CENTERstage Productions proudly presents a workshop of the new musical Boiler Room Girls by Kevin Archambault and Cheryl B. Engelhardt. The musical takes a close look at a historic incident in the late 1960's; the politics, relationships, and the events leading up to it. This mystery-meets-social-commentary examines the humanity behind ambition, privilege, and competition. Watch as events unfold that cause six women to form an unbreakable bond of silence, and how they find their true source of power. Directed & Choreographed by Kevin Archambault.  Musical Direction by Cheryl B. Engelhardt. 8 pm. (845) 876-3080 http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/boiler-room-girls?category_id=34→
Concert
Amenia: Weathersfield: Wethersfield Presents: Violin and Vistas, an intimate afternoon concert series of classical music in the breathtaking setting of the Wethersfield Estate and Gardens. This series of five concerts will feature a classical music program curated and performed by concert violinist in residence, Akiko Kamigawara. Plan your day at Wethersfield now. Enjoy the sounds of music wafting on the breeze as you explore the inner garden. Sit on the Orange Blossom Terrace and take in the spectacular views of Dutchess County as you listen. Or take the rare opportunity to watch the live performance in the comfort of the mansion's elegant Flutist, Carl Gutowski, and pianist, Alexandra Beliakovich, will join Akiko for the final concert of the series on Saturday, September 21 at 3 pm, admission $5.00. Concert Program: Mozart: Duo for flute and violin; Boimortier: Duo for flute and violin; Mel Bonis: Une flute soupire (A Sighing Flute); Mel Bonis: Air Vaudois; Alexander Scriabin: Nocturne for Left Hand Alone, Op. 9 No. 2; Alexander Scriabin: Etude Op. 8 No. 12 in D-sharp Minor 9; J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata from Music Offering. Seating is limited in the living room. If you would like to reserve a place, please email info@wethersfield.org.
Cinema
Pine Plains: Stissing Center: the New York Theatre Organ Society will present the film The Phantom of the Opera, accompanied by John Baratta performing the original music score. This event will be free. 2 pm. 518-771-3340  https://thestissingcenter.org

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain: Juilliard String Quartet. SPECIAL CONCERT. BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18 #1 (1799); GYORGY KURTAG: 6 Moments Musicaux, Op. 44 (1999-2005); BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826). Gordon Hall, 3 pm. (860) 824-7126  https://www.musicmountain.org/event/8d3d39dac3ef0cabdfc171b5a291a655
Recital
Annandale: Bard College: Visiting Artist: Robert Silverman, piano. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C# minor, WTC I, No. 4; Copland: Variations (1930); Beethoven: Sonata No 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110; Schubert: "Wanderer" Fantasie, Op. 15, D.760; Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. In a career spanning more than five decades, Robert Silverman performed in concert halls throughout North America, Europe, the Far East and Australia. Under the batons of renowned conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, John Eliot Gardiner, and Kiril Kondrashin, he appeared with orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as every major orchestra in Canada. He was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia for thirty years, including a 5-year term as Director of the School of Music. A long-standing Steinway artist, he is frequently heard on the CBC and has recorded for EMI, Stereophile, Marquis Classics, OrpheumMasters and Isomike. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 3 pm, free. 845-758-7196  https://www.bard.edu/conservatory/
Musical
Rhinebeck:  Center for Performing Arts: CENTERstage Productions proudly presents a workshop of the new musical Boiler Room Girls by Kevin Archambault and Cheryl B. Engelhardt. The musical takes a close look at a historic incident in the late 1960's; the politics, relationships, and the events leading up to it. This mystery-meets-social-commentary examines the humanity behind ambition, privilege, and competition. Watch as events unfold that cause six women to form an unbreakable bond of silence, and how they find their true source of power. Directed & Choreographed by Kevin Archambault.  Musical Direction by Cheryl B. Engelhardt. Last perfromance, 3 pm. (845) 876-3080 http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/boiler-room-girls?category_id=34→

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Reading
Annandale: Bard College: A Reading by Dinaw Mengestu. Dinaw Mengestu came to the United States with his family from Ethiopia at the age of two. Since earning his MFA at Columbia University in 2005, he has published three novels, all of them New York Times Notable Books, including How to Read the Air (Riverhead, 2010), The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead, 2007), and his most recent, All Our Names (Knopf, 2014). A 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Mengestu also earned a 2007 National Book Foundation Under 35 Award and was included on the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” list in 2010. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fiction Fellowship, Guardian First Book Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among numerous other awards. His work has been translated into more than 15 languages. Mengestu is also a freelance journalist who has reported from sub-Saharan Africa about life in Darfur, northern Uganda, and eastern Congo, and has had his work published in Harper’s, Granta, Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. He has taught writing at Brooklyn College and Georgetown University and is currently the director of Bard’s Written Arts Program. Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium. 4:45 pm, free.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard Conservatory Concert: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Noon, free. 845-758-7196  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Book signing
Annandale: Bard College: A reading and conversation, with book signing after the talk. "In a single decade Russia changes a lot, but in two centuries — not at all." Maxim Osipov; "...extraordinary short stories of provincial life shine with a dark Chekhovian comedy." The Guardian. RKC 103, 6 pm.
Lecture on Music
Annandale: Bard College: Lecture: Conservatory Dean and Composer Tan Dun speaking on Music and Film. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater. Free but should reserve tickets. 7 pm. 845-758-6822 k.t.mceneaney@gmail.com  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/bcom-tan-dun-lecture/

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts:  Rhinebeck Theatre Society is pleased to present The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running musical, written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (both in the Songwriters Hall of Fame). This is the romantic and funny story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love through the cunning use of reverse psychology. The handsome and sophisticated El Gallo, our narrator, leads the young lovers from the dreamy moonlight into the sun, where weaknesses in their relationship are illuminated. They grow apart and finally find their way back to each other discovering a more mature, meaningful love, and realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words: “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” With songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” the music is as timeless as the story itself. Directed by Tina Reilly, music directed by Michael Berkeley, choreographed by Amber McCarthy, and produced by Dorothy Luongo.Starring: Chris Backofen,  Michael Britt, Thomas Byrne, Austin Carrothers, Andy Crispell, Patrick McGriff, Lou Trapani & Katie Nicole Weiser. 8 pm. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/the-fantasticks?category_id=34

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Documentary
Annandale: Bard College: Beethoven in Beijing is an upcoming documentary film chronicling the historic journey of the Philadelphia Orchestra to China in 1973. Meet the film producers and members of the orchestra at a preview screening with discussions concerning the history and future of classical music as a bridge connecting China with the United States. Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of MusicSponsored by: US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Noon to 1:30 pm.  845-758-7026  https://www.barduschinamusic.org/china-now-music-festival
Documentary
Annandale: Bard College: Beethoven in Beijing: Film Preview and Discussion. Beethoven in Beijing is an upcoming documentary film chronicling the historic journey of the Philadelphia Orchestra to China in 1973. Meet the film producers and members of the orchestra at a preview screening with discussions concerning the history and future of classical music as a bridge connecting China with the United States. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center. Noon, free. 845-758-7026  https://www.barduschinamusic.org/china-now-music-festival
Musical
Rhinebeck:  Center for Performing Arts:  Rhinebeck Theatre Society is pleased to present The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running musical, written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (both in the Songwriters Hall of Fame). This is the romantic and funny story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love through the cunning use of reverse psychology. The handsome and sophisticated El Gallo, our narrator, leads the young lovers from the dreamy moonlight into the sun, where weaknesses in their relationship are illuminated. They grow apart and finally find their way back to each other discovering a more mature, meaningful love, and realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words: “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” With songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” the music is as timeless as the story itself. Directed by Tina Reilly, music directed by Michael Berkeley, choreographed by Amber McCarthy, and produced by Dorothy Luongo.Starring: Chris Backofen,  Michael Britt, Thomas Byrne, Austin Carrothers, Andy Crispell, Patrick McGriff, Lou Trapani & Katie Nicole Weiser. 8 pm. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/the-fantasticks?category_id=34→
A Martial Arts Trilogy
Annandale: Bard College: A Martial Arts Trilogy. Tan Dun, Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, conducts the Conservatory Orchestra in a film with live orchestra performance featuring excerpts from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and The Banquet. With Daniel Phillips, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Blair McMillen, piano; Benjamin Hochman, piano. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/bcom-tan-dun/

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts:  Rhinebeck Theatre Society is pleased to present The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running musical, written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (both in the Songwriters Hall of Fame). This is the romantic and funny story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love through the cunning use of reverse psychology. The handsome and sophisticated El Gallo, our narrator, leads the young lovers from the dreamy moonlight into the sun, where weaknesses in their relationship are illuminated. They grow apart and finally find their way back to each other discovering a more mature, meaningful love, and realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words: “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” With songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” the music is as timeless as the story itself. Directed by Tina Reilly, music directed by Michael Berkeley, choreographed by Amber McCarthy, and produced by Dorothy Luongo.Starring: Chris Backofen,  Michael Britt, Thomas Byrne, Austin Carrothers, Andy Crispell, Patrick McGriff, Lou Trapani & Katie Nicole Weiser. 3 pm. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/the-fantasticks?category_id=34→
Classical Guitar
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Faculty Recital: Yenne Lee, guitar. Known for her sensitive playing, award-winning guitarist Yenne Lee will present classical pieces including Asturias by Albéniz, selections from Canciones populares Catalanas arranged by Llobet, and Manhã de Carnaval by Bonfá, as well as her own arrangements of popular melodies and jazz standards including “One-note-Samba,” “Over the Moon,” and “Autumn Leaves.” Skinner Hall, 3 pm. Free. (845) 437-7319  https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/

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