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Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Baroque Musical
Hudson, NY: Churchtown Dairy farm: Caroling to the Cows. A selection of carols from the Oxford Book of Carols will be performed from the balcony in the iconic round barn at Churchtown Dairy. Owned now by Abby Rockefeller—and in the Rockefeller family for many years—Churchtown is a working Biodynamic farm that intends to serve as a beacon for those promoting sustainable agriculture and regenerative communities. For more information about Churchtown Dairy go to churchtowndairy.org. Crescendo singers and brass players provide a short prelude with carol settings, teach a few new carols to the community singers, and then lead the caroling in the presence of the cows. With Crescendo Chorus, Period Brass Quartet, and Singers of the Community, led by Christine Gevert. 5 pm - Churchtown Dairy, 357 Co Rd 12. 860.435.4866  http://churchtowndairy.org/
Piano concert
Annandale: Bard College: Faculty and Student Pianists Perform Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésu. Pianists of the Bard Conservatory and Music Program including faculty members Blair McMillen, Benjamin Hochman, and  Isabelle O'Connell, perform Messiaen's epic cycle of piano work. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 3 pm. Free. 845-758-7196  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2019&month=12
Jazz concert
Kent, CT: St. Andrew's Church: Christ Church: Jazzing it Up! Ted Rosenthal and Eddie They join a most talented group of accomplished New York musicians including Thomson Kneeland (double bass), Chris Parker (drums), Susan Rotholz, (flute) and Bailen (cello) in an exciting program where the classics meet jazz with a special Holiday set in addition to songs by Gershwin and Bailen - and standards with Eddie. Also, works by Villa Lobos, Stamitz, Rosenthal and Parker.Barbash. Two jazz giants in sync! Holiday music with a twist. Children under fifteen free. Meet and Greet Reception to follow. 4 pm. (860) 355-5930  http://www.shermanchamberensemble.org/→
Christmas concert
Millbrook: Lyall Federated Church: Millbrook Community Festival Choir. Daniel Michael Koch, conducting. Reception with artists to follow. Donations are appreciated, admission is free and all are welcome! 7 pm.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Christmas concert
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: A Festival of Lessons and Carols. This traditional service of Christmas readings and choral music features the Hotchkiss Chorus led by faculty member Jack Brown. They will be assisted by Joe Rose, organist. Hotchkiss Chaplain and faculty member Dr. Jason Larson will lead the service. The audience is invited to join in singing several traditional carols throughout the program. Following tradition, the evening closes with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight. This year, the chorus is assisted by student instrumentalists, two of whom were winners in the recent Music Teachers National Association state-level competition, strings category. The audience for this event includes students, faculty, staff, family and community members. There is no admission charge, however seating is limited, so please arrive early to ensure a seat. Hotchkiss Chapel, 7 pm, free. (860) 435 – 4423  http://www.hotchkiss.org/arts

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Da Capo Chamber Players Presents Premieres of Student Composers. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 5 to 7pm. Free. 845-758-6822  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2019&month=12

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Chorale
Annandale: Bard College: Winter Songfest. James Bagwell, conductor: Bard Conservatory Orchestra with members of Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Bard College Symphonic Chorus, Bard College Chamber Singers, and Bard Preparatory Chorus. 3 pm. 845-758-6822  https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/BCOM-Winter-Songfest-2019/

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Contemporary Jazz Composers concert. Blum Hall, 8:30-10:30. Free.

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Christmas concert
Pawling: Trinity High School: Atlantic Brass Quintet. This holiday program fuses familiar tunes (perhaps a rendition of The Nutcracker, certainly seasonal Baroque music) in arrangements both pleasing and sophisticated.  We dare you not to smile and hum.7 pm. 845-855-3100  https://pawlingconcertseries.org/performances.html#performance3

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

Baroque Opera
Great Barrington: St. James Place: A Tale of Divine Love and the River Spirit. Acis y Galatea—A Spanish Baroque Semi-Staged Comic Opera with English Dialogues Antonio de Líteres’s Acis y Galatea (1708) is a zarzuela in two acts with a libretto by José de Cañizares. The work quickly became one of the most famous of zarzuelas, the Spanish popular music-drama form that flourished in the late Baroque. Zarzuelas were a blend of sung and spoken episodes, usually performed by women actors who took both male and female roles, featuring characters that often are a mixture of gods, mythological creatures and rustic or pastoral comedy characters. This work tells of the love between mortal Acis and the sea-nymph Galatea, and of other love triangles between shepherds and sea creatures - all 'threatened' by the (comically) powerful cyclops Polifemo. Líteres brilliantly weaves together Italianate da capo arias, French sung minuets, and Spanish seguidillas (sung popular dances). The singers are accompanied by traditional Baroque instruments and castanets, which give a typical Spanish flavor. A small group of ensemble singers act as a traditional opera chorus, commenting in fast-moving and rhythmical responses on the dramatic action. 4 pm. 860.435.4866  http://worldclassmusic.org/buy-tickets/

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Baroque Opera
Lakeville, CT: Lakeville Methodist Church: St. James Place: A Tale of Divine Love and the River Spirit. Acis y Galatea—A Spanish Baroque Semi-Staged Comic Opera with English Dialogues Antonio de Líteres’s Acis y Galatea (1708) is a zarzuela in two acts with a libretto by José de Cañizares. The work quickly became one of the most famous of zarzuelas, the Spanish popular music-drama form that flourished in the late Baroque. Zarzuelas were a blend of sung and spoken episodes, usually performed by women actors who took both male and female roles, featuring characters that often are a mixture of gods, mythological creatures and rustic or pastoral comedy characters. This work tells of the love between mortal Acis and the sea-nymph Galatea, and of other love triangles between shepherds and sea creatures - all 'threatened' by the (comically) powerful cyclops Polifemo. Líteres brilliantly weaves together Italianate da capo arias, French sung minuets, and Spanish seguidillas (sung popular dances). The singers are accompanied by traditional Baroque instruments and castanets, which give a typical Spanish flavor. A small group of ensemble singers act as a traditional opera chorus, commenting in fast-moving and rhythmical responses on the dramatic action. 319 Main St. 4 pm. 860.435.4866  http://worldclassmusic.org/buy-tickets/→