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Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Concert
Hudson, NY: Hudson Hall: BLITHEWOOD ENSEMBLE. Bard College Conservatory of Music colleagues mezzo-soprano Teresa Buchholz, violist Marka Gustavsson, and pianist Erika Switzer perform a variety of works from Brahms’ soothing lullabies, through the holiday-like bells and dances of Loeffler, to a contemporary setting of Peter Everwine’s evocative poetry. 3 pm, free,  reservations encouraged. (518) 822-1438  https://hudsonhall.org/2017/01/02/blithewood-ensemble/
Holiday concert
Sharon, CT: Sharon Playhouse: Ho-Ho Holiday Concert. Local Broadway actors sing with children's chorus. An appearance by Santa Claus! Adults, $25, Children $10. Limited seat at Bok Theater. 2 pm.  (860) 364-7469 https://triarts.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F5A00000OWoBuUAL→
Chorale
West Park, NY: Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents its annual service of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Monastery, 615 Route 9W, West Park, New York. The Kairos Consort's program includes seasonal works by Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, and Heinrich Isaac; German and American folk songs; and a medieval motet. The performance is held in the beautiful, intimate, and acoustically superb chapel at the Monastery. It is suggested that audience members arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to secure seating. 845-256-9114  http://www.kairosconsort.org
Concert
Woodstock: Woodstock Playhouse: Bop Island Big Band with Randy Brecker. Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. 8 pm. (845) 679-6900  http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/bopislandbigbandwithrandybrecker

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College Community Orchestra Fall Concert. Music Director Zachary Schwartzman and conductors Erica Kiesewetter and Michael Patterson with faculty cello soloist Raman Ramakrishnan in Gabriel Fauré’s “Elegie” and other repertoire. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm, free. 845-758-6822  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2018&month=12

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: The Graduate Vocal Arts Program presents Poetry into Song. A concert of music inspired by the words of three icons of poetry: Goethe, Verlaine, and Dickinson. Performed by the first-year singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the postgraduate Piano Fellows. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 7 pm, free. 845-758-7196,   http://bard.edu/conservatory

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College:  Luigi Cherubini Médée Overture; Mozart Symphony No. 25; Beethoven Incidental music to Egmont. Conducted by Zachary Schwartzman with soprano Paulina Swierczek. Olin Hall, 7:30, free, no rsvp required. 646-237-5034   http://theorchestranow.org/mozarts-symphony-no-25/

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Concert
Hudson, NY: Hudson Hall: Led by The Orchestra Now’s associate conductor and Hudson resident James Bagwell, TON returns to Hudson Hall with an invigorating evening of classical greats with a dash of festive reverie for this special pre-Christmas musical treat. The program includes Corelli’s Christmas Concerto followed by Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante and Beethoven’s colossal Symphony No. 2. 7 pm.   (518) 822-1438  hello@hudsonhall.org

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: HOLIDAY CONCERT: Cécile McLorin Salvant and Dan Tepfer in 
Les Belles Chansons Françaises. Multiple Grammy Award–winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Fisher Center for a special winter concert. Accompanied by Franco-American virtuoso pianist Dan Tepfer, Salvant presents the enchanting music of the French Songbook, from Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel to Serge Gainsbourg and more. A world– premiere performance presented in partnership with Catskill Jazz Factory, Les Belles Chansons Françaises will be performed on Saturday, December 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater. Tickets start at $25; for additional ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at fishercenter.bard.edu or call 845-758-7900.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Bolshoi Ballet in HD
Millerton: Moviehouse: Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker. Live from Moscow. 518.789.3408  http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/site/special_events

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Concert
Great Barrington, MA: Saint James Place: "Sublime Love"—A Celebration of the Life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Called ‘The Tenth Muse’ and ‘Mexican Phoenix,’ the nun Sor Juana Inés De la Cruz is considered one of the finest poets of the Spanish New World Golden Age. She was also a philosopher, scholar and composer. Her life will be depicted through music, artwork and poetry readings of her own writings. Crescendo collaborates with El Fuego, an early music ensemble from North Carolina, in a program designed by their Artistic Director, Salomé Sandoval. The program features a selection of sacred and secular cantatas from the 1600s New World Colonies (mainly Mexico, Peru and Guatemala), with vocal compositions by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, Manuel de Zumaya, Juan Padilla, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and other contemporaries. The works are by Baroque composers from, and are meant to underline aspects of the life of the controversial nun. The program also includes narrations of Sor Juana’s life story, and excerpts of her poetry, as well as images and paintings of her times. 484 Lime Rock Rd., 6 pm. 860-435-4866  http://worldclassmusic.org→

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Concert
Lakeville, CT: Trinity Church: "Sublime Love"—A Celebration of the Life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Called ‘The Tenth Muse’ and ‘Mexican Phoenix,’ the nun Sor Juana Inés De la Cruz is considered one of the finest poets of the Spanish New World Golden Age. She was also a philosopher, scholar and composer. Her life will be depicted through music, artwork and poetry readings of her own writings. Crescendo collaborates with El Fuego, an early music ensemble from North Carolina, in a program designed by their Artistic Director, Salomé Sandoval. The program features a selection of sacred and secular cantatas from the 1600s New World Colonies (mainly Mexico, Peru and Guatemala), with vocal compositions by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, Manuel de Zumaya, Juan Padilla, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and other contemporaries. The works are by Baroque composers from, and are meant to underline aspects of the life of the controversial nun. The program also includes narrations of Sor Juana’s life story, and excerpts of her poetry, as well as images and paintings of her times. 484 Lime Rock Rd., 3 pm. 860-435-4866  http://worldclassmusic.org