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Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Opera
Annandale: Bard College: New Production of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon. Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today.Based on the renowned fantasy poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Demon boasts rich choral writing and a fiery libretto. The work vividly depicts the isolation and despair of a fallen angel doomed to eternal damnation. All is upended by a chance encounter with the princess Tamara with whom he falls desperately in love. Tamara’s attempts to resist him and her eventual submission end in tragedy. The 2018 Summerscape production will be conducted by Leon Botstein and directed by the renowned American director Thaddeus Strassberger with sets by Paul Tate dePoo and costumes by Kaye Voyce. An all-Russian cast will be led by the sparkling-voiced soprano Olga Tolkmit (last seen at Bard in Dimitrij) in the role of Tamara alongside baritone Efim Zavalny in his American debut in the title role. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133854.→

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Jazz Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain: Jimmy Greene Quartet. A native of Hartford, CT, Jimmy Greene is considered one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation. Jazzwise Magazine (UK) calls Greene “without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years.” His GRAMMY® Nominated Beautiful Life album (Mack Avenue) has received high critical acclaim. CONCERT & DINNER PACKAGE available, including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert. (860) 824-7126  https://musicmountain.org/events/category/twilight/
Country & Blues
Millbrook: Millbrook Band Shell: Twangbusters. Potent Blend of Honky Tonk Country, Boogie Woogie & Jump Blues. Franklin Ave., 6 pm.  http://www.millbrookartsgroup.org/summer-concert-series.html

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Opera
Annandale: Bard College: Bard College: New Production of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon. Anton Rubinstein’s operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today.Based on the renowned fantasy poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Demon boasts rich choral writing and a fiery libretto. The work vividly depicts the isolation and despair of a fallen angel doomed to eternal damnation. All is upended by a chance encounter with the princess Tamara with whom he falls desperately in love. Tamara’s attempts to resist him and her eventual submission end in tragedy. The 2018 Summerscape production will be conducted by Leon Botstein and directed by the renowned American director Thaddeus Strassberger with sets by Paul Tate dePoo and costumes by Kaye Voyce. An all-Russian cast will be led by the sparkling-voiced soprano Olga Tolkmit (last seen at Bard in Dimitrij) in the role of Tamara alongside baritone Efim Zavalny in his American debut in the title role. Sosnoff Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133854.→
Chamber Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain: Avalon String Quartet. Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano. Beethoven: Piano Quartet #2 in D Major, WoO 36 (1785); Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 “Prussian” (1789); Shostakovich: String Quartet #7 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 108 (1960); Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1 (1895). 3 pm. (860) 824-7126  https://musicmountain.org/events/category/chamber/
Chamber Concert
Danbury, CT: Charles Ives Concert Series:  Ives Series Artist-Faculty kick things off with a private house party and a program called 'Duo Spotlight' centered around the Principal Harpist of the Dallas Symphony, Emily Levin, and Baltimore Symphony Violist Jacob Shack. The afternoon will also feature the winner of the CMI (Chamber Music Intensive) Piano Competition, Emily Zagorec. The concert is open to the public, but interested attendees must RSVP here for the location/details.  203-748-1716  http://danburymusiccentre.org/charles-ives-concert-series/

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Concert
Danbury, CT: Charles Ives Concert Series: Violinist Charles Yang and award-winning pianist Peter Dugan performing everything from Ravel to the Beatles. Opening for Yang and Dugan will be, the CMI Concerto Competition winners, Jason Boada and Lauren Tsai, CMI Participants, and Ives Series-Artist-Faculty. Danbury Downtown Green, 7 pm. 203-748-1716  http://danburymusiccentre.org/

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Concert
Danbury, CT: Charles Ives Concert Series: The Series returns to its home on at the Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre for a celebration of the 90th birthday of Samuel Adler, a legendary American composer who, upon escaping the Nazis in Germany with his father in the 1930's, immigrated to America. He has gone on to become one of the 20th and 21st centuries' most influential composers. The Series welcomes back the award-winning duo, cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki, to perform with Ives Series Artist-Faculty in a program celebrating Adler, who will be on hand for a Q&A with the Series' Artistic Directors. 7 pm. 203-748-1716  http://danburymusiccentre.org/

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Jazz Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain: Galvanized Jazz Band. he “best Jazz Band in the State” (Connecticut Magazine) “gets your blood running” (Jazzbeat) with hot dixieland, New Orleans jazz, blues, rags, stomps, struts, spirituals, swing, and classic popular songs from the past century. CONCERT & DINNER PACKAGE available, including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert. (860) 824-7126  https://musicmountain.org/events/category/twilight/
Concert
Danbury, CT: Charles Ives Concert Series:  A historic collaboration between the Danbury Music Centre and the Ridgefield Symphony at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Ives Series Artist-Faculty and Guest Artists, led by newly-appointed RSO Music Director, Yuga Cohler, will performing a program titled 'A New Sincerity: From Darkness to Light.' The evening will feature music by 2018 Ives Series Composer-in-Residence Nina C. Young, associate artistic director Jon Cziner, artistic director Paul Frucht, award-winning composers Chris Rogerson and Charles Peck, Ravel, and an arrangement of the famous Ives work, The Unanswered Question. 7:30 pm. 203-748-1716  http://danburymusiccentre.org/charles-ives-concert-series/

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Chamber Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain: Amernet String Quartet. Chauncey Patterson, Viola. Ronald Thomas, Cello;. Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703 (1820); Schubert: String Quartet in B Flat Major, D. 112 (1814); Richard Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio Op. 85 (1940-41); Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” (1890). 3 pm.   (860) 824-7126  https://musicmountain.org/events/category/chamber/
Jazz Concert
Hudson: Hudson Hall: HUDSON JAZZ WORKSHOP CONCERT. Now in its 12th year, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas‘ immersive Hudson Jazz Workshop culminates with a concert at Hudson Hall featuring acclaimed pianist Jean-Michel Pilc. Pilc performs with Donelian and Mommaas alongside an international line-up of workshop participants performing original new works created during the workshop process. And don’t forget to stay after the show for a free reception with the artists! 4 pm, $20. (518) 822-1438  http://hudsonhall.org/2017/04/01/hudson-jazz-workshop-concert/

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Groovy Americana
Millbrook: Millbrook Band Shell: Cold Chocolate. Amerricana with a Boston beat. Franklin Ave., 6 pm. Free neon bouncing balls for kids; free frozen chocolate bars courtesy of Marona's Market.  http://www.millbrookartsgroup.org/summer-concert-series.html

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Concert
Beacon: Howland Cultural Center: What is the sound of the Hudson Valley? One Quiet Plunge presents country/…/city/…/,  a program that explores the uniqueness of Valley’s rural and urban landscapes through sound. Commissions of new works by Mark Dziuba, Vinnie Martucci, Caroline Mallonée, and Hannah Selin grew from locales that held personal meaning for each composer and will be premiered by Christiana Fortune-Reader (viola) and Alex Peh (piano). 477 Main St., 5 pm. (914) 474-9561  https://onequietplunge.wordpress.com/
Opera
Annandale: Bard College: The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov. Performance: Lyubov Petrova, soprano; Nadezhda Babintseva, mezzo-soprano; Yefim Zavalniy, baritone; Andrey Valentiy, bass; Yakov Strizhak, bass; Joel Sorensen, tenor; Gerard Schneider, tenor; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano, and others; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; designed and directed by Doug Fitch; lighting design by Anshuman Bhati. 3:30 Pre-concert talk; Performance at 4:30 pm. Sosnoff Theater. 845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133948.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Concert
New Paltz: SUNY New Paltz Campus: What is the sound of the Hudson Valley? One Quiet Plunge presents country/…/city/…/,  a program that explores the uniqueness of Valley’s rural and urban landscapes through sound. Commissions of new works by Mark Dziuba, Vinnie Martucci, Caroline Mallonée, and Hannah Selin grew from locales that held personal meaning for each composer and will be premiered by Christiana Fortune-Reader (viola) and Alex Peh (piano). Studley Theater, 8pm (914) 474-956  https://onequietplunge.wordpress.com/current/

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