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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Chamber Music Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Music Alive! Curated by Joan Tower and Blair McMillan. Conservatory musicians perform Sebastian Currier, a Gawemeyer Award-winning composer, and Derek Bermel, clarinetist, Grammy-nominated composer, and Artistic Director of the American Composers Orchestra. Lazlo Bito Building. 3 pm, free. 845-752-2380  http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/
Concert
Annandale: Annandale: Bard: Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra: Frank Martin Six Monologues from Jedermann. Eerie and emotionally charged with Nathaniel Sullivan, baritone, a winner of the Bard College Conservatory 2016 Concerto Competition; Beethoven Symphony No. 9. “Who doesn’t love this piece? It’s joyous, epic, and monumental.” –Dan Honaker, tuba with Chloe Olivia Moore, soprano; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano; John Pickle, tenor; Alfred Walker, bass-baritone; and the Bard College Chamber Singers & Bard Festival Chorale. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/?year=2017&month=10&type=&sponsor=&subject=→
Concert
Great Barrington: Club Helsinki: Natalia Zukerman comes equipped with a triple-threat toolbox: she’s an incisive songwriter with the vocal phrasing of a jazz-blues singer and a phenomenal instrumental talent on anything with strings. She’s a master of guitar, slide guitar, Dobro, lap-steel guitar, and banjo – and she’s even been seen to pick up a violin on occasion.  Zukerman will premieres her new multimedia program, “The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits,” connecting the dots between her songwriting and her visual art - at Club Helsinki Hudson as part of the Rogovoy Salon, at 7pm. Tickets, $15. 518.828.4800  http://helsinkihudson.ticketfly.com/event/1557413-natalia-zukerman-rogovoy-hudson/

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Recital
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Faculty Recital: Danielle Farina, viola, and Thomas Sauer, piano. Featuring Hans Werner Henze’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, Kenji Bunch’s Suite for Viola and Piano, and Paul Hindemith’s Sonata Op. 11 No. 4 for Viola and Piano. Skinner Hall, 8 pm. 845 437-7294 kandresen@vassar.edu  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Remembering World War I
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: “Remembering the Great War: Songs, Poetry, and Images of WWI.” A multi-media evening dedicated to the art of WWI with art song, popular song used to rally the forces, poetry of the period, and projections of posters, art, and photographs. Faculty performances by Miriam Charney, piano, Drew Minter, narrator, Rachel Rosales and Susan Botti, sopranos, James Ruff, tenor, and guest artist Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone. Skinner Hall, free, 8 pm. 845 437-7294  https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/
Chorale
Great Barrington: Crescendo: THROUGH TRUTH WE TRIUMPH - FROM MARTIN LUTHER TO J.S. BACH. Music by J.S. Bach, Luther, Telemann, Schütz, Praetorius and others. All compositions are based upon eight of Martin Luther's chorales. Natural trumpet and period Baroque instruments. Saint James Place - 352 Main St. 6 pm. 860-435-4866  http://worldclassmusic.org/contact/

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Chorale
Limerock, CT: Limerock: Crescendo: THROUGH TRUTH WE TRIUMPH - FROM MARTIN LUTHER TO J.S. BACH. Music by J.S. Bach, Luther, Telemann, Schütz, Praetorius and others. All compositions are based upon eight of Martin Luther's chorales. Natural trumpet and period Baroque instruments. Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd. 4 pm. 860-435-4866 http://worldclassmusic.org/contact/→
Chamber Music Concert
Annandale: Bard: Visiting Artists: Icarus Quartet. Two pianists, two percussionists. 20th and 21st century repertoire. Lazlo Bito Building, free. 8 pm. 845-758-7196  http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/events/
Protestant Reformation
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Panel Discussion & Concert. Join panelists Bishop Robert Alan Rimbo, Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ (Sisters of St. Joseph), Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University, with Rev. Samuel Speers, Vassar’s Director of Religious & Spiritual Life, moderating a discussion on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The performance will include J.S. Bach’s Reformation Cantata Ein feste Burg, and a commissioned work by James Fitzwilliam. Sponsored by the Music Department, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, Bruderhof Communities, St. John’s Evangelical Church, Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Cappella Festiva.  3 pm panel; conceft 4:30. Vassar Chapel, free. (845) 437-7294  https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College Conservatory students in an hour-long concert, free admission. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building. 845-758-7196  http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/events/

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Recital
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Senior Recital: Michael Oosterhout, baritone. Music of Mozart, Schubert, Fauré, and Barber. Assisted by Gregg Michalak, piano and the Vassar Chamber Music string quartet. Skinner Hall, 1:30 pm. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Chorale
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: A choral concert honoring Vassar’s Eleventh President, Elizabeth H. Bradley. Featuring Handel's "Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened," Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Ola Gjeilo’s Luminous Night of the Soul, and a newly commissioned work “I cannot hold thee close enough” by Eric William Barnum with text by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, class of 1917. The Vassar College Choir, Women's Chorus and members of the Orchestra perform with guest artist Rita Costanzi, harp, and faculty members Linda Quan, violin, and Sophie Shao, cello. Christine Howlett, conductor. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Skinner Hall. Free.

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Pablo Aslan Quintet - World Music. Argentine bassist and producer Pablo Aslan plays jazz-infused contemporary tango, but sometimes he serves it up straight. He performs with a stellar quintet of New York-based Argentine musicians. Skinner Hall, 8 pm, free. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/
Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater. Maestro Botstein will lead the Conservatory Orchestra in Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat with soloist Szalbocs  Kocszur, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, and Mahler’s Symphony  No. 1, "Titan." All ticket sales benefit the Scholarship Fund. Suggested donation $20(orchestra seating), $15 (parterre, first balcony); free for the Bard community with ID. fishercenter.bard.edu 845-758-7900

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Brentano String Quartet. Currently Artists in Residence at Yale University, the Brentano String Quartet has been described as “passionate, uninhibited, and spellbinding.” Known for especially imaginative projects combining old and new music, the program will include works by Gesualdo, Brahms, and Shostakovich. Skinner Hall, 8 pm, free. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/