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Friday, October 19th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: China Now Music Festival. Facing the Past, Looking to the Future: Chinese Composers in the 21st Century. The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai. In partnership with the Central Conservatory, Beijing. The Orchestra Now with Jindong Cai, conductor and artistic director of the festival program, includes contemporary compositions by Ye Xiaogang, Zhou Long, and Cheng Yi inspired by the Opium Wars and the Nanjing Massacre, and world-premiere performances of commissioned works by composers from the Central Conservatory of Beijing. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-7026  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/china-now-music-festival
Concert
Pawling: Trinity-Pawling School: Donal Fox Inventions Trio - The Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project. Donal Fox and his Inventions Trio - piano, percussion and bass - will bring a fusion of jazz, Baroque, Afro-Latin, and classical music when they take the stage at Gardiner Theater on October 19. Praised by The Boston Globe as "unique and utterly commanding," pianist-composer Donal Fox has forged a fusion of styles, inspired by Bach, Monk, Schumann, Piazzolla, Coltrane, Stravinsky, and others. Fox premiered his "Monk and Bach Project" at Jazz at Lincoln Center, his "Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project" at Tanglewood, and his "Peace Out for Improvised Piano and Orchestra" at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. 8 pm. 845-855-3100  www.pawlingconcertseries.org

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Meshell Ndegeocello. Lush, subversive, and sublime, the music of Meshell Ndegeocello sparked a new movement in soul music, and has earned her 10 Grammy nominations over her astounding career. With the release of her new album, Ventriloquism, Ndegeocello tackles covers of songs that redefined black pop and R&B in the ’80s and ’90s, by artists such as Prince, Janet Jackson, TLC, Tina Turner, and more, offering a fresh perspective and a musical refuge in these uncertain times. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Meshell-Ndegeocello/.
Opera live from the Met in HD
Millerton: Moviehouse: Samson et Dalila. When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years. 12:55 pm. (518) 789-0022  http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/showtimes#st_cn_s1
Cabaret
Annandale: Bard College: Lush, subversive, and sublime, the music of Meshell Ndegeocello sparked a new movement in soul music, and has earned her 10 Grammy nominations over her astounding career. With the release of her new album, Ventriloquism, Ndegeocello tackles covers of songs that redefined black pop and R&B in the ’80s and ’90s, by artists such as Prince, Janet Jackson, TLC, Tina Turner, and more, offering a fresh perspective and a musical refuge in these uncertain times.Sponsored by: Fisher Center. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Meshell-Ndegeocello/.

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Concert
Millbrook: Lyall Federated Church: Lotus Chamber Music Collective: Identity in Music, 4 pm. Beethoven, Dvorak, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. Reception with artist to follow.  Donations are appreciated, admission is free and all are welcome! ​ (845) 677-3485  https://www.lyallmemorial.org/music-at-lmfc
Concert
Danbury, CT: Danbury Music Center: Charles Ives Birthday Celebration. To celebrate Ives's 144th birthday, the Series will present a program of Ives's music and his influences: Brahms, Beethoven, and a pioneering American woman, Amy Beach, whose music is of the iconic, but often forgotten generation American of American composers that preceded Ives. The program will feature selections from Beethoven's Bagatelles for solo piano, Amy Beach's Romance for violin and piano, Brahms's C Minor Piano Trio alongside Ives's Largo and a selection from his groundbreaking Piano Trio. Featured artists include three familiar faces to the Ives Series and Danbury community: Violinist Chelsea Starbuck Smith grew up Redding and has been acclaimed as a violinist of “compelling presence, fearless attack, and technical aplomb and bravado” by New London's The Day. A graduate of Juilliard, she regularly performs on Broadway and has  made solo appearances with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in Charleston, SC, the Southern Finger Lakes Orchestra in Corning, NY, and with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. 256 Main Street in Danbury, 3 pm. Tickets $20; students $10. (203) 748-1716  http://danburymusiccentre.org/charles-ives-concert-series/

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Jazz
Annandale: Bard College: The String Trio of New York. Bard alum Julius Masri will be opening the performance. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 8 pm. Free. 845-758-6822  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Vijay Iyer and Teju Cole: Blind Spot. Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and Nigerian American writer and photographer (and Bard faculty member) Teju Cole present a powerful new collaboration. With images and text from Cole’s newly released book of the same title alongside Iyer’s live score, Blind Spot investigates humanity’s blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history. In this innovative synthesis of words, music, and images, Cole leads us through a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel: from a park in Berlin to a mountain range in Switzerland, a church exterior in Lagos to a house in Tivoli, NY; landscapes and interiors, beautiful or quotidian, that inspire Cole’s memories, fantasies, and introspections. Iyer at piano, with Patricia Brennan on vibraphone and Stephan Crump on bass, create the improvised music in real time, using as a score, in Cole’s words, “the images, the words I’m reading, and the pace at which I move to the next image, our collective presence and those of us on the stage and those of us in the audience.” Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/blind-spot/.

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Concert
Hudson, NY: Hudson Hall: New York Polyphony presents Oltremontani, 16th Century Choral Music - Four male voices and music of the Renaissance in our Annual Newell Jenkins Baroque & Early Music Concert. a Selection of sacred and secular Renaissance chorale music from France, Holland, Spain, Italy, and England. Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts,” (National Public Radio) New York Polyphony is one of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today. The four men, “singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure,” (The New Yorker) give vibrant, modern voice to repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to cutting-edge compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered Renaissance and medieval works, has not only earned New York Polyphony two GRAMMY nominations and wide acclaim, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream. 7 pm. Tickets, $25. Children are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. (518) 822-1438  http://www.leafpeeperconcerts.org/artist.php?view=cal&cid=37992
Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College Conservatory Orchestra. Leon Botstein, Music Director. Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg. Joan Tower Tambor. Serge Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 111  Sponsored by: Bard College Conservatory of Music. 8 pm.  845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/BCOM-October-2018/.
Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College Conservatory Orchestra: Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg; Joan Tower Tambor; Sergey Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 111.   845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/BCOM-October-2018/

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Recital
Annandale: Bard College: Visiting Artist Recital: Double Bassist DaXun Zhang, with Pianist Frank Corliss perform works by Schubert and Vanhall. Double Bassist DaXun Zhang has established himself as an unparalleled artist, earning the highest praise from both critics and audiences alike.  The recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Zhang holds the distinction of being the youngest artist to win the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition in 2001 as well as the first double bass player to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.  In 2007, Mr. Zhang was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant, which confirms his eminence as a soloist on this unusual instrument. Mr. Zhang has appeared as a soloist with prominent orchestras such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Tokyo Symphony and the Pacific Symphony.  He travels around the world, bringing his diverse recital programs consisting of repertoire ranging from western classical music to Chinese folk music.  Mr. Zhang makes frequent appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and various chamber music festivals.  He has also performed extensively with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, free, 7:30 pm. 845-758-7196  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Cinema
Annandale: Bard College: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live, original score by Chris Washburne. Featuring Rags and Roots. Presented with Catskill Jazz Factory. The classic silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari comes to new life accompanied by the live, original music of jazz genius Chris Washburne and his ensemble, Rags and Roots. Drawing on melodies from 1921, the year the film was made, the score features a live tap dancer and a septet of top jazz artists accompanying a newly remastered print of the film. Sosnoff Theater, 7: 30 pm. 845-758-6822  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2018&month=11

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Charles Ives “Decoration Day” from the Holidays Symphony; Walter Piston Symphony No. 2; Elliott Carter Variations for Orchestra; Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait. Conducted by Leon Botstein, Music Director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm. 845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Coplands-Lincoln-Portrait

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Charles Ives “Decoration Day” from the Holidays Symphony; Walter Piston Symphony No. 2; Elliott Carter Variations for Orchestra; Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait. Conducted by Leon Botstein, Music Director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Coplands-Lincoln-Portrait→