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Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Russian Evolution: From Rimsky-Korsakov to Glière. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Symphony No. 1; Reinhold Glière Symphony No. 3, “Ilya Muromets.” Conducted by Leon Botstein Music Director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra. Sosnoff Theater, 7 pm. 845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Russian-Evolution/

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Hindemith and Brass: A Concert Featuring Conservatory Brass Players and Pianists, with Edward Carroll, Conductor. Konzertmusik, Morgenmusik, and Sonatas for Brass and Piano by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963).  Festive music for horns, trumpets, trombones, and tubas with piano accompaniment, curated by Edward Carroll. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 7 pm, free. 845-758-7196  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2018&month=12
Chorale
Pawling: Trinity-Pawling School: The Baltimore Consort. "Wassail, Wassail," a Christmas Holiday concert. The Baltimore Consort will help us celebrate the yuletide season in the festively decorated All Saints' Chapel with a program of old carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, France, Spain, and Appalachia. Often understood to mean "drink, drink", the word wassail refers both to lively holiday festivities and the tradition of going from house to house singing carols. Baltimore Consort, an early music ensemble of six instrumentalists, will be joined for this concert by a counter tenor vocalist.  Over its 40-year history, the Consort has toured throughout the US and Europe, establishing a reputation as one of the finest early music groups. All Saints' Chapel, 8 pm.    845-855-3100  http://www.pawlingconcertseries.org

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Concert
Sharon, CT: Sharon Playhouse: Ho-Ho Holiday Concert. Local Broadway actors sing with children's chorus. An appearance by Santa Claus! Adults, $25, Children $10. Limited seat at Bok Theater.   (860) 364-7469  https://triarts.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F5A00000OWoBuUAL
Concert
Woodstock: Woodstock Playhouse: Winters Solstice Concert with Happy Traum and Friends. The Solstice Concert features favorite musicians singing a combination of holiday and American classics. 8 pm. (845) 679-6900  http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/byrdcliffe-winter-solstice
Concert
Annandale: Bard College: "Winter Songfest," James Bagwell, conductor. This holiday tradition features a program of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, including “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. With the Bard College Symphonic Chorus, Bard College Chamber Singers, members of the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, and The Orchestra Now (TŌN). Sosnoff, 8 pm.   845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/winter-songfest-2018/.
Recital
Annandale: Bard College: Gamelan Concert. Olin Hall, 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2018&month=12

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Concert
Woodstock: Woodstock Playhouse: Bop Island Big Band with Randy Brecker. Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. 8 pm. (845) 679-6900  http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/bopislandbigbandwithrandybrecker
Chorale
West Park, NY: Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents its annual service of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Monastery, 615 Route 9W, West Park, New York. The Kairos Consort's program includes seasonal works by Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, and Heinrich Isaac; German and American folk songs; and a medieval motet. The performance is held in the beautiful, intimate, and acoustically superb chapel at the Monastery. It is suggested that audience members arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to secure seating. 845-256-9114  http://www.kairosconsort.org

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College Community Orchestra Fall Concert. Music Director Zachary Schwartzman and conductors Erica Kiesewetter and Michael Patterson with faculty cello soloist Raman Ramakrishnan in Gabriel Fauré’s “Elegie” and other repertoire. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm, free. 845-758-6822  http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2018&month=12

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: The Graduate Vocal Arts Program presents Poetry into Song. A concert of music inspired by the words of three icons of poetry: Goethe, Verlaine, and Dickinson. Performed by the first-year singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the postgraduate Piano Fellows. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 7 pm, free. 845-758-7196,   http://bard.edu/conservatory

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Cécile McLorin Salvant and Dan Tepfer: Les Belles Chansons Françaises. Multiple Grammy Award–winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Fisher Center for a special winter concert. Accompanied by Franco-American virtuoso pianist Dan Tepfer, she presents the enchanting music of the French Songbook, from Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel to Serge Gainsbourg and more. Sung in French.Sponsored by: Catskill Jazz Factory; Fisher Center. 7:30 pm. 845-758-6822,  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/les-belles-chansons-franaise/.

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Concert
Great Barrington, MA: Saint James Place: "Sublime Love"—A Celebration of the Life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Called ‘The Tenth Muse’ and ‘Mexican Phoenix,’ the nun Sor Juana Inés De la Cruz is considered one of the finest poets of the Spanish New World Golden Age. She was also a philosopher, scholar and composer. Her life will be depicted through music, artwork and poetry readings of her own writings. Crescendo collaborates with El Fuego, an early music ensemble from North Carolina, in a program designed by their Artistic Director, Salomé Sandoval. The program features a selection of sacred and secular cantatas from the 1600s New World Colonies (mainly Mexico, Peru and Guatemala), with vocal compositions by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, Manuel de Zumaya, Juan Padilla, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and other contemporaries. The works are by Baroque composers from, and are meant to underline aspects of the life of the controversial nun. The program also includes narrations of Sor Juana’s life story, and excerpts of her poetry, as well as images and paintings of her times. 484 Lime Rock Rd., 6 pm. 860-435-4866  http://worldclassmusic.org→

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Concert
Lakeville, CT: Trinity Church: "Sublime Love"—A Celebration of the Life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Called ‘The Tenth Muse’ and ‘Mexican Phoenix,’ the nun Sor Juana Inés De la Cruz is considered one of the finest poets of the Spanish New World Golden Age. She was also a philosopher, scholar and composer. Her life will be depicted through music, artwork and poetry readings of her own writings. Crescendo collaborates with El Fuego, an early music ensemble from North Carolina, in a program designed by their Artistic Director, Salomé Sandoval. The program features a selection of sacred and secular cantatas from the 1600s New World Colonies (mainly Mexico, Peru and Guatemala), with vocal compositions by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, Manuel de Zumaya, Juan Padilla, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and other contemporaries. The works are by Baroque composers from, and are meant to underline aspects of the life of the controversial nun. The program also includes narrations of Sor Juana’s life story, and excerpts of her poetry, as well as images and paintings of her times. 484 Lime Rock Rd., 3 pm. 860-435-4866  http://worldclassmusic.org