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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Musical
Annandale:  Bard College: Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan, directed by Christopher Alden. Originally an Edwardian play by Scottish dramatist J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan, or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up owes its status as an enduring children’s classic chiefly to two popular American adaptations, both of which date from the 1950s: the 1953 Disney animation and 1954 Broadway musical, a hit whose regular revivals included a star-studded 2014 telecast. Yet, as is far less well-known, the post-war years yielded an earlier American adaptation too: a Broadway show that opened in 1950 and ran for 321 performances, with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. To accommodate the vocal limitations of its cast, however, the original production featured only five of the composer’s nine songs, and since then there has been just one fully staged revival at which they were performed complete. To realize his vision, Alden joined forces with renowned scenographer Marsha Ginsburg, an Obie Award-winner and two-time Hewes Design Award nominee whose “hip, interesting, and original” (Los Angeles Times) work has graced such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Glimmerglass Opera. Her canary yellow Peter Pan set features a working carnival ride from the 1950s, with shark-shaped cars in which cast members “fly” to Never Land. LUMA Theater, 7 pm. 845-758-7900 http://tickets.fishercenter.bard.edu/single/EventListing.aspx→
Jazz
Annandale: Bard:  Spiegeltent. "The shining hope of hot jazz" (New York Times), Bria Skonberg leads her band in homage to her idol, the great Louis Armstrong, with a night that calls on the seminal recording of the Hot Five, Armstrong's first recording band. The Wall Street Journal says “if Louis Armstrong and Doris Day could somehow be the same person, they'd be Bria Skonberg." 8 pm. 845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Hotter-Than-That.

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Musical
Annandale:  Bard College: Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan, directed by Christopher Alden. Originally an Edwardian play by Scottish dramatist J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan, or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up owes its status as an enduring children’s classic chiefly to two popular American adaptations, both of which date from the 1950s: the 1953 Disney animation and 1954 Broadway musical, a hit whose regular revivals included a star-studded 2014 telecast. Yet, as is far less well-known, the post-war years yielded an earlier American adaptation too: a Broadway show that opened in 1950 and ran for 321 performances, with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. To accommodate the vocal limitations of its cast, however, the original production featured only five of the composer’s nine songs, and since then there has been just one fully staged revival at which they were performed complete. To realize his vision, Alden joined forces with renowned scenographer Marsha Ginsburg, an Obie Award-winner and two-time Hewes Design Award nominee whose “hip, interesting, and original” (Los Angeles Times) work has graced such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Glimmerglass Opera. Her canary yellow Peter Pan set features a working carnival ride from the 1950s, with shark-shaped cars in which cast members “fly” to Never Land. LUMA Theater, 7:30 pm. 845-758-7900 http://tickets.fishercenter.bard.edu/single/EventListing.aspx→

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Children's musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: Follow the adventures of The Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Whos and their friends through lively songs, Dr. Seuss style! Performed by young actors in our summer camp program, directed by Niki Metcalf. 11 am.Tickets: $7. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/all-shows-sp-1131460608/item/seussical-kids
Piano Concert
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: Fabio and Gisele Witkowski with the Fine Arts Quartet. Dvořák - Piano Quartet in Eb Major, op. 87; Dvořák - Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81. Elfers Hall, 7:30 pm, free. (860) 435 - 3775  https://www.hotchkiss.org/our-school/summer-programs/summer-concert-series
Chamber Concert
Great Barrington, MA: Saint James Place: J.S. Bach: Art of the Fugue in a new orchestration by Daniel Stepner. Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Christopher Krueger, flute Peter Sykes, harpsichord; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Jason Fisher, viola; Stephen Hammer, baroque oboe; Loretta O’Sullivan, baroque cello. 352 Main Street, 6 pm. Pre-concert lectyure, 5 pm. (413) 528-1996  https://saintjamesplace.net→
Acoustic Rock & Soul
Millbrook: Millbrook Bandshell. The Differents. Franklin Ave. Free ice cream courtesy of Stewart's Shop.  Free frisbes. Free concert, 6 pm.  http://www.millbrookartsgroup.org
Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Ian Fleming’s iconic story of a magical flying car, a crackpot inventor, and the adventures that ensue when the evil Baron Bomburst wants to steal the car for his own! Along for the ride are his two children, their grandfather, and Miss Truly Scrumptious -the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Candy baron.  But there’s no escaping the clutches of the Baron and Baroness, and their dastardly Childcatcher. Nominated for five Tony Awards, this musical, based on the classic movie, comes to life before your very eyes in this CENTERstage production. Directed by Duane Joseph Olson, Musical Direction under Paul and JoAnne Schubert, Choreography by Katelyn Shoemaker & Produced by Lou Trapani. 8 pm. (845) 876-3080  https://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/chitty-chitty-bang-bang?category_id=34→
Jazz Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Join an all-star septet featuring Summer Jazz Academy faculty including Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members trumpeter Marcus Printup, saxophonist Ted Nash, and trombonists Vincent Gardner and Chris Crenshaw, as well as pianist Helen Sung, guitarist James Chirillo, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and drummer Marion Felder.This ensemble returns for their third Bard performance, a highlight of the third season of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy, a world-class two-week residential education summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance. Summer Jazz Academy participants, some of the nation’s best high school jazz musicians, will open the performance in curated combos and ensembles. Olin Hall, 7 pm. 845-758-7900  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/Summer-Jazz-Academy-Faculty/
Musical
Annandale:  Bard College: Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan, directed by Christopher Alden. Originally an Edwardian play by Scottish dramatist J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan, or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up owes its status as an enduring children’s classic chiefly to two popular American adaptations, both of which date from the 1950s: the 1953 Disney animation and 1954 Broadway musical, a hit whose regular revivals included a star-studded 2014 telecast. Yet, as is far less well-known, the post-war years yielded an earlier American adaptation too: a Broadway show that opened in 1950 and ran for 321 performances, with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. To accommodate the vocal limitations of its cast, however, the original production featured only five of the composer’s nine songs, and since then there has been just one fully staged revival at which they were performed complete. To realize his vision, Alden joined forces with renowned scenographer Marsha Ginsburg, an Obie Award-winner and two-time Hewes Design Award nominee whose “hip, interesting, and original” (Los Angeles Times) work has graced such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Glimmerglass Opera. Her canary yellow Peter Pan set features a working carnival ride from the 1950s, with shark-shaped cars in which cast members “fly” to Never Land. LUMA Theater, 2 pm. 845-758-7900 http://tickets.fishercenter.bard.edu/single/EventListing.aspx→
Jazz Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain:Tribute to  Duke Ellington.“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times), Peter and Will Anderson return with their Quartet, with piano and bass, for a Duke Ellington program! “These guys flood the room with joy” (Seattle Times). “You dudes are the future. You’ve made my soul smile!” (Quincy Jones). 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/

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Chamber Concert
Falls Village, CT: Music Mountain: Penderecki String Quartet. Victoria Schwartzman, Piano. Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50 #6 “The Frog” (1787); Grieg: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (1877); Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 (1940). 3 pm.   (860) 824-7126  https://musicmountain.org/events/category/chamber/
Children's musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: Follow the adventures of The Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Whos and their friends through lively songs, Dr. Seuss style! Performed by young actors in our summer camp program, directed by Niki Metcalf. 11 am.Tickets: $7. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/all-shows-sp-1131460608/item/seussical-kids→
Chamber music
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: An Afternoon of Chamber Music. Violinist Joseph Genualdi joins pianist Richard Wilson in a program that includes Beethoven's Sonata in  A major, Op. 30, no. 1. Skinner Hall, 3 pm, free.
Musical
Annandale:  Bard College: Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan, directed by Christopher Alden. Originally an Edwardian play by Scottish dramatist J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan, or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up owes its status as an enduring children’s classic chiefly to two popular American adaptations, both of which date from the 1950s: the 1953 Disney animation and 1954 Broadway musical, a hit whose regular revivals included a star-studded 2014 telecast. Yet, as is far less well-known, the post-war years yielded an earlier American adaptation too: a Broadway show that opened in 1950 and ran for 321 performances, with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. To accommodate the vocal limitations of its cast, however, the original production featured only five of the composer’s nine songs, and since then there has been just one fully staged revival at which they were performed complete. To realize his vision, Alden joined forces with renowned scenographer Marsha Ginsburg, an Obie Award-winner and two-time Hewes Design Award nominee whose “hip, interesting, and original” (Los Angeles Times) work has graced such venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Glimmerglass Opera. Her canary yellow Peter Pan set features a working carnival ride from the 1950s, with shark-shaped cars in which cast members “fly” to Never Land. LUMA Theater, 2 & 7pm. Final performance. 845-758-7900 http://tickets.fishercenter.bard.edu/single/EventListing.aspx→
Theater
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Ian Fleming’s iconic story of a magical flying car, a crackpot inventor, and the adventures that ensue when the evil Baron Bomburst wants to steal the car for his own! Along for the ride are his two children, their grandfather, and Miss Truly Scrumptious -the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Candy baron.  But there’s no escaping the clutches of the Baron and Baroness, and their dastardly Childcatcher. Nominated for five Tony Awards, this musical, based on the classic movie, comes to life before your very eyes in this CENTERstage production. Directed by Duane Joseph Olson, Musical Direction under Paul and JoAnne Schubert, Choreography by Katelyn Shoemaker & Produced by Lou Trapani. Final performance, 8 pm. (845) 876-3080  https://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/chitty-chitty-bang-bang?category_id=34→

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Jazz
Salisbury, CT:  St John’s Church: Joel Martin Jazz ​artist, with Doug,​ will show us, in both a dJoel Martin Jazz ​artist, with Doug,​ will show us, in both a delightful and academic way, how Jazz and the Baroque work together.elightful and academic way, how Jazz and the Baroque work together. 5 pm. 860-435-1000  http://www.northwestmusicassociation.com

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Cinema
Hudson: Basilica Hudson: BLOWIN' UP. “It’s called blowin’ up when you leave your pimp...so I blew up.” - Kandie. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal. Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the Queens criminal courtroom to life, ​BLOWIN’ UP​ celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face. 7 pm, free. (518) 822-1050  http://basilicahudson.org
Cinema
Annandale: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center. Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002, Russia/Germany/Canada/Finland, 96 minutes), 7 pm. $10. The 2018 SummerScape Film Series will explore the influence of Russian nationalism, folk music, and exoticism in pieces by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, other members of The Five, and the pioneering Mikhail Glinka on international filmmaking through a group of overlapping pairs. Two of the films – Aleksandr Sokurov’s single-shot exploration of the Hermitage museum and the socialist realist biopic Man of Music – use the music of Glinka to address questions of aesthetic continuity across the tumultuous history of modern Russia. A pair of adventurous animated films screening during the first weekend adapt Modest Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain in strikingly original ways, setting the stage for the stylistic exuberance of the Classical Hollywood features the following weekend. Nationalist concerns are central to the third weekend’s pair of films, which demonstrate the dramatic stylistic transformation that took place in the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev’s “secret speech” (The Cranes are Flying is the emblematic film of the Thaw period). A final pair of realist films utilize music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Aleksandr Borodin – Terence Davies employs part of the same Borodin String Quartet that inspired the musical Kismet – to complement their nuanced, outsider’s views of American life.Sponsored by: SummerScape Film. 845-758-6822,  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/event/?eid=133934
Piano Concert
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: LEONEL MORALES-HERRERO Schumann - Humoreske op. 20; Prokofiev - Sonata No. 8 in Bb Major, op. 84. Elfers Hall, 7:30 pm, free. (860) 435 - 3775  https://www.hotchkiss.org/our-school/summer-programs/summer-concert-series

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