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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Library Conversation
Lenox, MA: The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home: Be inspired by the books that inspired Edith Wharton! Library Conversations explores different topics and themes using Wharton’s personal library as a catalyst for dialogue. Free for Members; $10 General. Space is limited. Reservations at EdithWharton.org. 5 pm.    
Book signing
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: Elizabeth Strout, OLIVE, AGAIN In conversation with Joe Donahue, WAMC Northeast Public Radio. Elizabeth Strout, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and #1 New York Times bestselling author, returns with her beloved, inimitable character, Olive Kitteridge! When Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for Olive Kitteridge, the citation said the novel-in-stories packed “a cumulative emotional wallop, bound together by polished prose and by Olive, the title character, blunt, flawed and fascinating.” The book has sold nearly 1.5 million copies, and Frances McDormand played the titular character in an HBO adaptation that won 8 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series.Tickets $30. Includes one copy of OLIVE, AGAIN Ms. Strout will be signing books after the presentation.  Walker Auditorium, 7 pm. 518-789-3797  http://www.oblongbooks.com
Translation
Annandale: Bard College: Words Forever Young: Russian Avant-Garde Poetry in Translation. This panel explores the joys and challenges of translating Russian Avant-Garde and late Modernist poetry to English. Maria Khotimsky of MIT and Ainsley Morse of Dartmouth College address the question of translatability of Hylea and Cubo-Futurist poetry, with examples from Guro, Kruchenykh, Khlebnikov and Mayakovsky, and discuss the complexities of contemporary readers' perception and interpretation of late Mandelstam's poetry in translation. Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium, 5:30-7pm.

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Concert
Pine Plains: Stissing Center: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. “It is no exaggeration to say that Bruce Molsky is one of the greatest American fiddlers of all time. His playing is mesmerizing and transporting, and best experienced live” – WBUR (Boston NPR). 7:30 pm.  https://thestissingcenter.org/

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Classical Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Sibelius and Shostakovich. Xinran Li, a winner of Bard Conservatory’s concerto competition, takes on Sibelius’ touching violin concerto. Then, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10—his first written after the death of Stalin—takes us from dark intensity to ecstatic joy. The Orchestra Now with Leon Botstein, conductor. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm.   845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/sibelius-and-shostakovich

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Classical Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Sibelius and Shostakovich. Xinran Li, a winner of Bard Conservatory’s concerto competition, takes on Sibelius’ touching violin concerto. Then, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10—his first written after the death of Stalin—takes us from dark intensity to ecstatic joy. The Orchestra Now with Leon Botstein, conductor. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm.   845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/sibelius-and-shostakovich→

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Musical
Annandale: Bard College: Promenade. A cast of lowlife convicts and uptown swells sing a glorious score that blends nostalgic ballads, vaudeville, campy maximalism, and Broadway showstoppers.  Bard alum Morgan Green ’12 returns to direct this kaleidoscopic, gorgeous, and utterly unconventional work, which premiered in 1965 at Judson Memorial Church—a center of the thriving off-off-Broadway theater scene—and transferred to off-Broadway in 1969. 7:30 pm. 845-758-6822  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/promenade/

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Musical
Annandale: Bard College: Promenade. A cast of lowlife convicts and uptown swells sing a glorious score that blends nostalgic ballads, vaudeville, campy maximalism, and Broadway showstoppers.  Bard alum Morgan Green ’12 returns to direct this kaleidoscopic, gorgeous, and utterly unconventional work, which premiered in 1965 at Judson Memorial Church—a center of the thriving off-off-Broadway theater scene—and transferred to off-Broadway in 1969. 7:30 pm. 845-758-6822  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/promenade/→

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Musical
Annandale: Bard College: Promenade. A cast of lowlife convicts and uptown swells sing a glorious score that blends nostalgic ballads, vaudeville, campy maximalism, and Broadway showstoppers.  Bard alum Morgan Green ’12 returns to direct this kaleidoscopic, gorgeous, and utterly unconventional work, which premiered in 1965 at Judson Memorial Church—a center of the thriving off-off-Broadway theater scene—and transferred to off-Broadway in 1969. 2 pm & 7:30 pm. 845-758-6822  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/promenade/→
Art Event
FallsVillage, CT: David M. Hunt Library: Spirit Animals Exhibition. Over twenty artists exhibiting through November 30. Opening Reception Oct. 26, 4-6 pm. 63 Main Street. 860-824-7424  https://www.huntlibrary.org/
Concert
Hudson, NY: Hudson Opera Hall: Soprano Hai-Ting Chinn will perform her solo opera “Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments” that includes arias, fun costumes and real live scientific experiments! SCIENCE FAIR is an opera singer’s love-song to science. Conceived and performed by mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, Science Fair uses physical demonstrations and experiments, a libretto created from the words of scientists, and original music to illuminate our current understanding of the natural world. Celebrating curiosities like the formation of our solar system, the structure of the atom, and the ancient legacy of DNA, Science Fairpairs light-hearted humor with luscious operatic vocals to uplift the ordinary into the realm of wonder. This fully-staged, theatrical presentation presents lyrics by well-known scientists and writers, including an astronomer, a chemist, a particle physicist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, and a middle school science teacher. The performance includes live demonstrations of basic scientific concepts that shape our understanding of the world, familiar classroom experiments elucidated and illuminated, slideshows with illustrations by comic artist Maki Naro, and even a wearable model of the solar system. 7 pm. (518) 822-1438  https://columbiacountytourism.org/event/clarion-concerts-an-opera-with-experiments/
Chorale
Great Barrington: Saint James Place: Crescendo: Baroque Splendor: Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Coronation Anthems. Bach wrote the Magnificat in 1723 in Leipzig, for the Christmas Vespers, and later revised it, in part to make it more suitable for the trumpets. Conceived on a grand scale, it requires five soloists, a five-part choir and, for its time, an unusually large orchestra consisting of three trumpets, two flutes, two oboes, strings and continuo. In its splendor and jubilation the piece anticipates the great choruses of Bach’s later works, such as the Mass in B minor. The Magnificat, the canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has been set to music more often than any liturgical text other than the mass itself. The program will  also include excerpts from Bach’s much loved Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 with opportunities for audience participation.  Handel's four Coronation Anthems use text from the King James Bible and were originally commissioned for the coronation of Great Britain’s George II. They have become standard for later coronations. From the time of their composition the four ceremonial anthems, “Zadok the Priest,” “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened,” “The King Shall Rejoice,” and “My Heart Is Inditing,” have been popular and regularly played in concerts and festivals–even during Handel's own lifetime. They were originally composed for an enlarged choir of the Chapel Royal, with an orchestra of 160 players. 4 pm. 860.435.4866  http://worldclassmusic.org/
Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard Conservatory Orchestra Family Weekend Concert. Ives The Fourth of July from Holiday Symphony. Sibelius Symphony No. 7; Honegger Symphony No. 3, Liturgique; Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture. Directed by Dr. Leon Botstein. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm.

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Chorale
Lakeville, CT: Trinity Church: Crescendo: Baroque Splendor: Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Coronation Anthems. Bach wrote the Magnificat in 1723 in Leipzig, for the Christmas Vespers, and later revised it, in part to make it more suitable for the trumpets. Conceived on a grand scale, it requires five soloists, a five-part choir and, for its time, an unusually large orchestra consisting of three trumpets, two flutes, two oboes, strings and continuo. In its splendor and jubilation the piece anticipates the great choruses of Bach’s later works, such as the Mass in B minor. The Magnificat, the canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has been set to music more often than any liturgical text other than the mass itself. The program will  also include excerpts from Bach’s much loved Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 with opportunities for audience participation.  Handel's four Coronation Anthems use text from the King James Bible and were originally commissioned for the coronation of Great Britain’s George II. They have become standard for later coronations. From the time of their composition the four ceremonial anthems, “Zadok the Priest,” “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened,” “The King Shall Rejoice,” and “My Heart Is Inditing,” have been popular and regularly played in concerts and festivals–even during Handel's own lifetime. They were originally composed for an enlarged choir of the Chapel Royal, with an orchestra of 160 players. 4 pm. 860.435.4866  http://worldclassmusic.org/→
Chorale
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: A collaborative performance featuring the Concert Choir of Children's Chorus of Maryland, Susan Bialek, conductor, and Cappella Festiva Treble Choir and Cor Capriccio Children’s Choir, Matthew Zydel, conductor, and Elizabeth Clifton, conductor. Skinner Hall, 1 pm, free. (845) 437-7319  https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/
Musical
Annandale: Bard College: Promenade. A cast of lowlife convicts and uptown swells sing a glorious score that blends nostalgic ballads, vaudeville, campy maximalism, and Broadway showstoppers.  Bard alum Morgan Green ’12 returns to direct this kaleidoscopic, gorgeous, and utterly unconventional work, which premiered in 1965 at Judson Memorial Church—a center of the thriving off-off-Broadway theater scene—and transferred to off-Broadway in 1969. LUMA Theater, 4 pm. 845-758-6822  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/promenade/→

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Book signing
Salisbury, CT: White Hart Inn: Elaine Sciolino, THE SEINE: The River That Made Paris. Longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best- selling author Elaine Sciolino returns to The White Hart with her new book - a vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine. Elaine Sciolino is a contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs. Sciolino was decorated as a chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the highest honor of the French state, in 2010 for her "special contribution" to the friendship between France and the United States. She and her husband have lived in Paris since 2002. 6 pm. 518-789-3797  http://www.oblongbooks.com

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Readings
Ancram: Ancram Opera House: Readings of short stories by David Rabe, Ashley Mayne, Harris Lahti, Courtney Maum and Rhea Dhanbhoora, read by AOH audiences' favorite actors. 8 pm. (518) 329-0114  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1