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Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Concert
Annandale: Bard College:The Sound of Spring. A Chinese New Year Concert with The Orchestra Now. Celebrate Lunar New Year and look forward to Spring with a lively concert of Chinese orchestral works performed by The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai and guest conductor Chen Bing from the Central Conservatory of Music, China. Soloists from the Central Conservatory's world-class faculty in traditional instruments will perform on Chinese percussion, erhu, pipa, and sheng. Sosnoff Theater, 7 pm. 845-758-6822  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2020&month=1
Jazz concert
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: MICHAEL MUSILLAMI TRIO with Michael Musillami - guitar; Joe Fonda - bass; George Schuller - drums; Jason Robinson - saxophones & flute; Thomas Heberer - trumpet. Critics have called the group's music "truly original" (Michael G. Nastos, AllMusic.com), "challenging and adventurous" (Bill Beuttler, Boston Globe), "scintillating and provocative" (Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound) and "honest, frequently surprising and consistently exciting" (Ron Wynn, JazzTimes). "Working on an almost telepathic level," adds Cadence reviewer Troy Collins, "they have developed an innate familiarity with each other that enables them to second guess abrupt tempo changes and harmonic detours with split second timing. Although the trio certainly doesn't need any help navigating Musillami's compelling tunes, they are occasionally joined by a few guest soloists, always to remarkable effect." Elfers Hall, 7 pm, free. 860-435-4423  http://www.hotchkiss.org/arts
Classical Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Special Event: The Sound of Spring. Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music, China. Celebrate Lunar New Year and look forward to Spring with a lively concert of Chinese orchestral works performed by The Orchestra Now. Soloists from the Central Conservatory’s world-class faculty in traditional instruments will perform on Chinese percussion, erhu, pipa, sheng and suona. Chen Bing, conductor (first half); Jindong Cai, conductor (second half) with Wang Jianhua, percussion, Wang Lei, sheng, Yu Hongmei, erhu, Zhang Hongyan, pipa, Zhang WeiWei, suona, plus Ji Tian, Shaanxi folk singer. Tickets: $20. Sosnoff Theater, 7 pm.   845-758-7900  https://www.theorchestranow.org/event/the-sound-of-spring/

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Chorale
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Reflect: Back from India. Join us for the opening concert and reception of Modfest 2020 with a performance by the Vassar Chamber Singers, Choir, and Women’s Chorus featuring music from their recent tour of India. Skinner Hall, 7 pm. (845) 437-7319  https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/2020-modfest.html

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Chorale
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Join us for the opening reception of Modfest 2019 with a performance by the Vassar College Women’s Chorus featuring “Its Motion Keeps” by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. 6:30 pm. Skinner Hall. Free. (845) 437-7319  http://www.themillbrookindependent.com/node/add/calendar-event

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Chorale
Great Barrington: Saint James Place: Crescendo presents Thanksgivings for Life and Love, a program that illustrates a parallel between spiritual issues set to music by Spanish Renaissance masters, and social justice and human rights matters expressed musically in a merging of folklore themes, popular songs and classical contemporary works by famous 20th century Latin American composers. Works by some of Spain’s most remarkable Renaissance composers such as Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero and Antonio Lobo are featured. And, in contrast, choral and instrumental arrangements based on Latin American folk melodies by Carlos Guastavino (Argentina), Violeta Parra and Victor Jara (Chile) will be performed.Artistic Director Christine Gevert draws the connection: “Renaissance Polyphony appeals to us because of its complexity, its formal balance, and its melodic flow. It can transport us into a state of meditation and contemplation and provide a still place. The Latin American works, connected to those early works by a common theme or word, reach us on a different level. They appeal directly to our emotions with their lively rhythms, and transport us to a different cultural environment with their colorful instruments. The Latin American ‘Nueva Canción,’ a folk-inspired musical genre with socially committed lyrics, appeared in the 1960s and 1970s.” 4 pm.  http://www.worldclassmusic.org

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Honorary Adene and Richard Wilson Concert. Featuring Vassar College faculty members Danielle Farina, viola, Anna Elashvili, violin, Frank Cassara, percussion, Trevor Babb, guitar, Marija Ilic, piano, and the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble, New York Polyphony. Skinner Hall of Music, 3 pm. (845) 437-7319  https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/2020-modfest.html
Chorale
Lakeville, CT: United Methodist Church: Crescendo presents Thanksgivings for Life and Love, a program that illustrates a parallel between spiritual issues set to music by Spanish Renaissance masters, and social justice and human rights matters expressed musically in a merging of folklore themes, popular songs and classical contemporary works by famous 20th century Latin American composers. Works by some of Spain’s most remarkable Renaissance composers such as Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero and Antonio Lobo are featured. And, in contrast, choral and instrumental arrangements based on Latin American folk melodies by Carlos Guastavino (Argentina), Violeta Parra and Victor Jara (Chile) will be performed.Artistic Director Christine Gevert draws the connection: “Renaissance Polyphony appeals to us because of its complexity, its formal balance, and its melodic flow. It can transport us into a state of meditation and contemplation and provide a still place. The Latin American works, connected to those early works by a common theme or word, reach us on a different level. They appeal directly to our emotions with their lively rhythms, and transport us to a different cultural environment with their colorful instruments. The Latin American ‘Nueva Canción,’ a folk-inspired musical genre with socially committed lyrics, appeared in the 1960s and 1970s.” 4 pm.      http://www.worldclassmusic.org

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Recital
Annandale: Bard College: Faculty Recital: "Spring and Storm" Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Todd Phillips, violin, and guest artist, Rachel Yunkyung Choo, piano. The first in a three-concert cycle of Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano featuring Conservatory faculty member Todd Phillips with guest artist, Rachel Yunkyung Choo. This program highlights the interplay between light and dark in the chosen works: VIOLIN SONATAS: Op.12, No. 2 in A Major; Op.24 in F Major "Spring"; Op.30, No. 2  in C Minor. Olin Hall, 7 pm. 845-758-7196  https://bard.edu/conservatory.

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Classical Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Beethoven's Eroica. Leon Botstein, conductor. Anna Polonsky, piano. Beethoven, The Consecration of the House Overture; Piano Concerto No. 4; Symphony No. 3, Eroica. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Beethoven-Eroica→

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Faculty Recital: Pianist Drew Minter. Down with Love. A Valentine’s Day cabaret of a different stripe, dedicated to all those who have been stiffed by love, couldn’t care less about being in love, or just want to call the whole thing off. Featuring songs by Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill and a host of others, including the premiere of Alpher and Litt’s new smash commission for this very evening, “Luv, Schmuv!” Skinner Hall, 8 pm, free. (845) 437-7319  https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Classical Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Celebrating György Kurtág: 50 Musicians Perform Works for Piano and Chamber Groups. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 2pm. 845-758-7196  https://bard.edu/conservatory