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Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Organ Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Guest Recital: Douglas Cleveland, organ. “In Douglas Cleveland’s hands the organ seemed to squeeze the air into towering sculptures.” (The Chicago Tribune)Internationally acclaimed organist Douglas Cleveland gained prominence when he won first prize in the 1994 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Dallas. Since then he has performed in 49 of the United States and in prestigious venues around the world.  He will perform works by Bach, Bruhns, Bohm, Dahl, Decker, and Mendelssohn. Skinner Hall, 3 pm. (845) 437-7319  http://www.music@vassar.edu
Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Written by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015.  The story line is focused on young Christopher Boone, who likely has autism, and his quest to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog.  In the process, Christopher challenges his relationships with his parents, and with his teacher. Director Andy Weintraub reflects that “Christopher’s life experience is no different from our own.  Like us, he confronts the mysteries and challenges of the world around him. In some instances, he succeeds. In others he fails.  His determination to solve a problem is a potent blend of emotional inputs and rational considerations.  Most significantly, Christopher’s dreams about his future are bolstered by vivid fantasies of unlikely outcomes. In all these regards, Christopher’s life is like everyone’s.” 3 pm. 845-876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org→
Documentary
Millerton: Moviehouse: Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso. Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona, and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. Explaining how this young artist acquired his craft, the film looks carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – taking us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona, Paris; this film explains how he rose to great heights. 1 pm. 518.789.3408 http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/site/showtimes→
Chorale
Lakeville, CT: Trinity Church: Crescendo: Concerto delle Donne—The Consort of Ladies, Revolutionary Italian Vocal Music of the Late Renaissance. In 1580, in Ferrara, Italy, the Concerto delle Donne performed formal concerts for members of the inner circle of the Ferrara court as well as important visitors. The singers were renowned for their technical and artistic virtuosity. Most likely the first of their gender as women performing together, they revolutionized the role of women in professional music. The ensemble’s founding has been called the most important event in secular Italian music in the late 16th century. As word spread of their work, other similar groups were founded in the powerful courts of the Medici and Orsini.Composers of the time wrote music expressly for them. Crescendo’s Artistic Director Christine Gevert describes their music as “wonderful, exquisitely ornamented and melodic - and highly expressive, often of the bittersweet contradictions of love. It is at times also breathtakingly virtuosic.”Honoring the innovative artistry of the 16th century Concerto delle Donne will be sopranos Catherine Hancock, Rebecca Palmer and Jennifer Tyo. They will perform works by the Ferrara Court composer, Luzzascho Luzzaschi, as well as Italian Baroque arias and duets by Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi and others who followed this tradition in the early 17th century. Accompanying the singers will be Artistic Director Christine Gevert (organ and harpsichord), and Hideki Yamaya (theorbo). Christine Gevert conducts. Tickets for this concert are $35 general seating, $60 premium and $10 students. 64pm.
Theater
Lakeville, CT:  Hotchkiss School: The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association is pleased to announce the staging of Noël Coward's classic comedy of manners Hay Fever at The Hotchkiss School's Walker Auditorium. Parker Reed, instructor in English and theatre at The Hotchkiss School, will direct the production. Noël Coward, an English playwright, composer, actor, and singer, earned an outsized reputation for his wit and his satire of high society. Hay Fever features some of Coward’s most memorable characters, Judith Bliss, a retired actress, her husband David, a writer, and their grown children, Simon and Sorel - and of course their unsuspecting houseguests.  Hay Fever continues this season’s theme of rebellion and aims to offer the audience the gift of “Bliss”: a fantastic farce under ninety minutes. Tickets are $10; $5 for students and seniors.2:30 pm. (860) 435-4423  "http://www.hotchkiss.org/arts→
Concerto Competition
Annandale: Bard College: Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, Final Round. Finalists from the Bard Conservatory compete for the opportunity to perform with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, and the American Symphony Orchestra.Sponsored by: Bard College Conservatory of Music. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, 5:30 pm. Free and open to the public.  845-758-6822  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/bcom-concerto-competition/

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Written by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015.  The story line is focused on young Christopher Boone, who likely has autism, and his quest to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog.  In the process, Christopher challenges his relationships with his parents, and with his teacher. Director Andy Weintraub reflects that “Christopher’s life experience is no different from our own.  Like us, he confronts the mysteries and challenges of the world around him. In some instances, he succeeds. In others he fails.  His determination to solve a problem is a potent blend of emotional inputs and rational considerations.  Most significantly, Christopher’s dreams about his future are bolstered by vivid fantasies of unlikely outcomes. In all these regards, Christopher’s life is like everyone’s.” 8 pm. 845-876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org→

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Baroque band ACRONYM—an "outstanding young early-music string ensemble" (The New Yorker)—is dedicated to giving modern premieres of the wild instrumental music of the seventeenth century. Faculty member Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, joins ACRONYM in vocal works by Valentini, Rosenmüller, Capricornus, and Ebner. Skinner Hall, 8 pm.  845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=109348
Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Written by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015.  The story line is focused on young Christopher Boone, who likely has autism, and his quest to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog.  In the process, Christopher challenges his relationships with his parents, and with his teacher. Director Andy Weintraub reflects that “Christopher’s life experience is no different from our own.  Like us, he confronts the mysteries and challenges of the world around him. In some instances, he succeeds. In others he fails.  His determination to solve a problem is a potent blend of emotional inputs and rational considerations.  Most significantly, Christopher’s dreams about his future are bolstered by vivid fantasies of unlikely outcomes. In all these regards, Christopher’s life is like everyone’s.” 8 pm. 845-876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org→
Concert
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: Pianist Leonel Morales performs with Hotchkiss Orchestra, a 52-piece student ensemble conducted by Fabio Witkowski, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and director of the music program. Works by Beethoven and Chopin, accompanied by the Hotchkiss Orchestra.7 pm, free. 860-435-4423  http://www.hotchkiss.org/arts

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Theater
Rhinebeck:  Center for Performing Arts: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Written by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015.  The story line is focused on young Christopher Boone, who likely has autism, and his quest to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog.  In the process, Christopher challenges his relationships with his parents, and with his teacher. Director Andy Weintraub reflects that “Christopher’s life experience is no different from our own.  Like us, he confronts the mysteries and challenges of the world around him. In some instances, he succeeds. In others he fails.  His determination to solve a problem is a potent blend of emotional inputs and rational considerations.  Most significantly, Christopher’s dreams about his future are bolstered by vivid fantasies of unlikely outcomes. In all these regards, Christopher’s life is like everyone’s.” 3 pm. 845-876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org→
Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College & Community Wind Ensemble. James Osborn, conductor. Skinner Hall, 3 pm, free. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=109364

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College Conservatory of Music students perform an hour-long program at noon. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building. 845-758-719  http://bard.edu/conservatory

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Written by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015.  The story line is focused on young Christopher Boone, who likely has autism, and his quest to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog.  In the process, Christopher challenges his relationships with his parents, and with his teacher. Director Andy Weintraub reflects that “Christopher’s life experience is no different from our own.  Like us, he confronts the mysteries and challenges of the world around him. In some instances, he succeeds. In others he fails.  His determination to solve a problem is a potent blend of emotional inputs and rational considerations.  Most significantly, Christopher’s dreams about his future are bolstered by vivid fantasies of unlikely outcomes. In all these regards, Christopher’s life is like everyone’s.” 8 pm. 845-876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College Orchestra. Eduardo Navega, conductor. Skinner Hall, 8 pm. free. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=109366
Recital
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Senior Recital: Emily Drossell, soprano. Music of Mozart, Duparc, Strauss, Griffes, Flaherty, and others. Assisted by Susan Brown, piano. Skinner Hall, 1:30 pm, free. https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=109365  845 437-7294
Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Written by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015.  The story line is focused on young Christopher Boone, who likely has autism, and his quest to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog.  In the process, Christopher challenges his relationships with his parents, and with his teacher. Director Andy Weintraub reflects that “Christopher’s life experience is no different from our own.  Like us, he confronts the mysteries and challenges of the world around him. In some instances, he succeeds. In others he fails.  His determination to solve a problem is a potent blend of emotional inputs and rational considerations.  Most significantly, Christopher’s dreams about his future are bolstered by vivid fantasies of unlikely outcomes. In all these regards, Christopher’s life is like everyone’s.”  8 pm. 845-876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org→

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Theater
Rhinebeck:   Center for Performing Arts: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Written by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2015.  The story line is focused on young Christopher Boone, who likely has autism, and his quest to find the killer of his neighbor’s dog.  In the process, Christopher challenges his relationships with his parents, and with his teacher. Director Andy Weintraub reflects that “Christopher’s life experience is no different from our own.  Like us, he confronts the mysteries and challenges of the world around him. In some instances, he succeeds. In others he fails.  His determination to solve a problem is a potent blend of emotional inputs and rational considerations.  Most significantly, Christopher’s dreams about his future are bolstered by vivid fantasies of unlikely outcomes. In all these regards, Christopher’s life is like everyone’s.” 3 pm. 845-876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org→
Recital
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Faculty Recital: Thomas Sauer, piano. Featuring J.S. Bach's magnificent French Overture BWV 831, works by Mendelssohn, American composer, Peter Lieberson, and études by Chopin, Liszt, Abrahamsen and Ligeti. Skinner Hall, 3 pm, free.

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College Conservatory Orchestra. Mark Russell Smith, guest conductor and Dawn Upshaw, soprano. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater. Samuel Barber Symphony in One Movement, Op. 9; Oliver Knussen “Requiem—Songs for Sue”; Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/BCOM-March-2019/