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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Jazz
Salisbury, CT:  St John’s Church: Joel Martin Jazz ​artist, with Doug,​ will show us, in both a dJoel Martin Jazz ​artist, with Doug,​ will show us, in both a delightful and academic way, how Jazz and the Baroque work together.elightful and academic way, how Jazz and the Baroque work together. 5 pm. 860-435-1000  http://www.northwestmusicassociation.com

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Jazz Concert
Annandale: Bard College: The Unsung Jazz Geniuses of Prohibition with The Ghost Train Orchestra. Trumpeter Brian Carpenter leads the inspired Ghost Train Orchestra - a little big band renowned for performing almost-forgotten musical gems - in a concert of the unearthed works of the lesser-known and rarely-heard composers and band leaders that served as fixtures of the dance halls, speakeasies, and nightclubs of the late prohibition-era years of the Southside of Chicago and Harlem. Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/The-Unsung-Jazz-Geniuses-of-Prohibition.
Piano Concert
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: LEONEL MORALES-HERRERO Schumann - Humoreske op. 20; Prokofiev - Sonata No. 8 in Bb Major, op. 84. Elfers Hall, 7:30 pm, free. (860) 435 - 3775  https://www.hotchkiss.org/our-school/summer-programs/summer-concert-series
Cinema
Annandale: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center. Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002, Russia/Germany/Canada/Finland, 96 minutes), 7 pm. $10. The 2018 SummerScape Film Series will explore the influence of Russian nationalism, folk music, and exoticism in pieces by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, other members of The Five, and the pioneering Mikhail Glinka on international filmmaking through a group of overlapping pairs. Two of the films – Aleksandr Sokurov’s single-shot exploration of the Hermitage museum and the socialist realist biopic Man of Music – use the music of Glinka to address questions of aesthetic continuity across the tumultuous history of modern Russia. A pair of adventurous animated films screening during the first weekend adapt Modest Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain in strikingly original ways, setting the stage for the stylistic exuberance of the Classical Hollywood features the following weekend. Nationalist concerns are central to the third weekend’s pair of films, which demonstrate the dramatic stylistic transformation that took place in the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev’s “secret speech” (The Cranes are Flying is the emblematic film of the Thaw period). A final pair of realist films utilize music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Aleksandr Borodin – Terence Davies employs part of the same Borodin String Quartet that inspired the musical Kismet – to complement their nuanced, outsider’s views of American life.Sponsored by: SummerScape Film. 845-758-6822,  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133934
Cinema
Hudson: Basilica Hudson: BLOWIN' UP. “It’s called blowin’ up when you leave your pimp...so I blew up.” - Kandie. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal. Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the Queens criminal courtroom to life, ​BLOWIN’ UP​ celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face. 7 pm, free. (518) 822-1050  http://basilicahudson.org

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Opera
Annandale: Bard College: New Production of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon. Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today.Based on the renowned fantasy poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Demon boasts rich choral writing and a fiery libretto. The work vividly depicts the isolation and despair of a fallen angel doomed to eternal damnation. All is upended by a chance encounter with the princess Tamara with whom he falls desperately in love. Tamara’s attempts to resist him and her eventual submission end in tragedy. The 2018 Summerscape production will be conducted by Leon Botstein and directed by the renowned American director Thaddeus Strassberger with sets by Paul Tate dePoo and costumes by Kaye Voyce. An all-Russian cast will be led by the sparkling-voiced soprano Olga Tolkmit (last seen at Bard in Dimitrij) in the role of Tamara alongside baritone Efim Zavalny in his American debut in the title role. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133854.
Folk music
Annandale: Bard College: One of only three women to perform solo at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Melanie Safka has embarked on a half-century musical journey to earn her rightful place as one of America’s folk music treasures. From “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” to “Brand New Key” and “Ruby Tuesday,” Melanie brings her spirit and spunk to her Spiegeltent debut. 8:30 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Melanie.
Musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: 42nd Street. The time-honored theatrical tradition of the understudy going on to save the show is at the heart of this Tony Award winning, tap-dancing, musical extravaganza. Directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault for Up in One Productions. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin & Johnny Mercer, and music by Harry Warren. Starring Jacob Anspach, Brandon Argento, Lynne Czajka, Chris Gilbert, Amy LeBlanc, Nataha Lende, Alan Lipper and Michelle Moughan. 8 pm. Tickets: $27 / $25. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/42nd-street?category_id=34

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Piano Concert
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: GRAND FINALE CONCERT Young and Guest artists share the stage for an exciting final performance. Elfers Hall, 7:30 pm, free. (860) 435 - 3775  https://www.hotchkiss.org/our-school/summer-programs/summer-concert-series
Musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: 42nd Street. The time-honored theatrical tradition of the understudy going on to save the show is at the heart of this Tony Award winning, tap-dancing, musical extravaganza. Directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault for Up in One Productions. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin & Johnny Mercer, and music by Harry Warren. Starring Jacob Anspach, Brandon Argento, Lynne Czajka, Chris Gilbert, Amy LeBlanc, Nataha Lende, Alan Lipper and Michelle Moughan. 8 pm. Tickets: $27 / $25. (845) 876-3080 http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/42nd-street?category_id=34→

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Opera
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College: New Production of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon. Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today.Based on the renowned fantasy poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Demon boasts rich choral writing and a fiery libretto. The work vividly depicts the isolation and despair of a fallen angel doomed to eternal damnation. All is upended by a chance encounter with the princess Tamara with whom he falls desperately in love. Tamara’s attempts to resist him and her eventual submission end in tragedy. The 2018 Summerscape production will be conducted by Leon Botstein and directed by the renowned American director Thaddeus Strassberger with sets by Paul Tate dePoo and costumes by Kaye Voyce. An all-Russian cast will be led by the sparkling-voiced soprano Olga Tolkmit (last seen at Bard in Dimitrij) in the role of Tamara alongside baritone Efim Zavalny in his American debut in the title role. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133854.→ Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm.
Jazz Concert
Annandale: Bard College: You won’t want to miss Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy’s final performance of the Clark Terry Big Band and the Milt Hinton Big Band. In this grand finale, culminating two weeks of dedicated study, 42 of the top high school jazz musicians in the country will perform timeless jazz standards selected from across from the past century of jazz. This special performance promises to be a memorable showcase of the immense talent rising up within the next generation of jazz artists.Olin Hall, 7 pm. 845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/summer-jazz-academy-big-band-finale-2018/.
Chamber Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain: Harlem String Quartet. Fei-Fei Dong, Piano. Beethoven: Piano Quartet #1 in E Flat Major, WoO 36 (1785); Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29 #1, D. 804 “Rosamunde” (1824); Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (1864). 3 pm. (860) 824-7126  https://musicmountain.org/events/category/chamber/
Musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: 42nd Street. The time-honored theatrical tradition of the understudy going on to save the show is at the heart of this Tony Award winning, tap-dancing, musical extravaganza. Directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault for Up in One Productions. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin & Johnny Mercer, and music by Harry Warren. Starring Jacob Anspach, Brandon Argento, Lynne Czajka, Chris Gilbert, Amy LeBlanc, Nataha Lende, Alan Lipper and Michelle Moughan. 3 pm. Tickets: $27 / $25. (845) 876-3080 http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/42nd-street?category_id=34→

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Opera
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College: New Production of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon. Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today.Based on the renowned fantasy poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Demon boasts rich choral writing and a fiery libretto. The work vividly depicts the isolation and despair of a fallen angel doomed to eternal damnation. All is upended by a chance encounter with the princess Tamara with whom he falls desperately in love. Tamara’s attempts to resist him and her eventual submission end in tragedy. The 2018 Summerscape production will be conducted by Leon Botstein and directed by the renowned American director Thaddeus Strassberger with sets by Paul Tate dePoo and costumes by Kaye Voyce. An all-Russian cast will be led by the sparkling-voiced soprano Olga Tolkmit (last seen at Bard in Dimitrij) in the role of Tamara alongside baritone Efim Zavalny in his American debut in the title role. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133854.→
Cello concert
Salisbury, CT: St. John's Church: Sergey Antonov, one of the youngest cellists ever to win a Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. 5 pm. 860-435-1000  http://www.northwestmusicassociation.com

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Jazz Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bix & Tram: A Red Hot Retrospective with the Patrick Bartley Orchestra. Grammy-nominated saxophonist Patrick Bartley, Jr. leads his orchestra in a celebration of the recordings of jazz age legends Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer. Now recognized among the most important and influential recording in jazz history, this concert recreates them with impeccable period authenticity and affords a rare opportunity to hear this music note for note as it was recorded close to a century ago. Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, 8 PM. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Bix-and-Tram.

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Theater
Ancram: Ancram Opera House: Homebody by Tony Kushner. Taking place just before 9/11, an inquisitive middle-aged British housewife grapples with Afghanistan's turbulent history--and her own unremarkable life--in Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner's tour-de-force one act play. 8 pm. (518) 329-0114  https://www.ancramoperahouse.org/2018-season/
Musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: 42nd Street. The time-honored theatrical tradition of the understudy going on to save the show is at the heart of this Tony Award winning, tap-dancing, musical extravaganza. Directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault for Up in One Productions. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin & Johnny Mercer, and music by Harry Warren. Starring Jacob Anspach, Brandon Argento, Lynne Czajka, Chris Gilbert, Amy LeBlanc, Nataha Lende, Alan Lipper and Michelle Moughan. 8 pm. Tickets: $27 / $25. (845) 876-3080 http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/42nd-street?category_id=34→
Opera
Annandale: Bard College: New Production of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon. Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today.Based on the renowned fantasy poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Demon boasts rich choral writing and a fiery libretto. The work vividly depicts the isolation and despair of a fallen angel doomed to eternal damnation. All is upended by a chance encounter with the princess Tamara with whom he falls desperately in love. Tamara’s attempts to resist him and her eventual submission end in tragedy. The 2018 Summerscape production will be conducted by Leon Botstein and directed by the renowned American director Thaddeus Strassberger with sets by Paul Tate dePoo and costumes by Kaye Voyce. An all-Russian cast will be led by the sparkling-voiced soprano Olga Tolkmit (last seen at Bard in Dimitrij) in the role of Tamara alongside baritone Efim Zavalny in his American debut in the title role. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133854.→

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