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Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: An afternoon of Baroque chamber music performed by students and faculty from the Conservatory and the Music Program, free admission. “Necessary Diversions and Fantasies” with Alexander Bonus, director. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, 3 pm. 845-758-7196  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/?year=2017&month=11&type=&sponsor=&subject=
Musical
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: Girlfriend from Hell: The Musical.The wild 80s horror comedy rock musical you've never heard of is BACK!  Directed by Sean Matthew Whiteford for CENTERstage Productions. Recently coming off sold-out performances at NYC’s 54 Below & The Cutting Room, GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious homage to the best worst 80s movies, and a wild night you won’t soon forget! 3 pm. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/all-shows-sp-1131460608/item/girlfriend-from-hell
Chorale
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College Chamber Singers. Drew Minter, director. Free, 3 pm. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/
Documentary Film on Millbrook
Millerton: The Moviehouse: FilmWorks Forum: Il Villaggio di Millbrook. Two years in the making, “Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”) is a beautifully filmed, sensitive documentary about immigration and assimilation in small-town America. It was the vision of Barbara Hanson Pierce, a longtime Dutchess County resident, who wanted to explore Millbrook’s Italian roots. The film grew out of Millbrook’s Museum in the Streets© project, a permanent, bi-lingual, historical walking tour of the village, which Pierce, as co-chair, shepherded to its opening in 2014. The historical photos in the film were culled from a wide variety of places, including the Millbrook Historical Society, the Library of Congress, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Jonathan Robertson composed an original score. AFTER THE FILM: Join us for a discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Jonathan Galassi, President & Publisher – Farrar, Straus & Giroux. FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING -TICKETS NOT REQUIRED, 11 am. 518.789.3408  http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/site/special_events
Ballet
Millerton: Moviehouse: Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew. Music: Dmitri Shostakovich. Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot. By: William Shakespeare. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another. 12:55 pm.Tickets: General $21 / Gold Members $16. 518.789.3408  http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/site/showtimes
Opera
Hudson: Hudson Hall: The Mother Of Us All by Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein. Directed by R.B. Schlather; Tony Kieraldo, Music Director; Marsha Ginsberg, Set and Costume Design. At New York State's oldest surviving theater, an unusual revival of a two-act opera about Susan B. Anthony to celebrate the centenary of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Starring mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens. 4 pm. Tickets $25-45. 518-822-1438  hudsonhall.org

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Jazzing up the Classics
Pawling: The Sherman Ensemble: "Jazzing Up the Classics." Artistic Director Eliot Bailen says: "This year we are featuring two exciting, young virtuosi, Eddie Barbash, alto saxophone, and Sam Reider, piano and accordion, whose brilliant original work we will be highlighting." They join a most talented group of accomplished New York musicians including Thomson Kneeland (double bass), Chris Parker (drums), Susan Rotholz, (flute) and Bailen (cello) in a program that features jazz-inspired renditions of works by Gershwin, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ellington, and Dylan, along with original compositions by Parker, Reider and Kneeland. Christ Church on Quaker Hill at 17 Church Rd., 4 pm.       860-355-5930  www.ShermanChamberEnsemble.org.
Book signing
Millbrook: Merritt Bookstore: Michael Korda brings us his newest novel: ALONE: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory. Kirkus calls ALONE "a swiftly paced, illuminating account of events at the opening of World War II in Europe, recounting “a military defeat with a happy ending.” Michael will talk and then sign books purchased at the bookstore. Signed book are available for pre-order on the Merritt Bookstore website or in the store. 1:30-3:00 pm.

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Jazzing up the Classics
Kent, CT: The Sherman Ensemble: "Jazzing Up the Classics." Artistic Director Eliot Bailen says: "This year we are featuring two exciting, young virtuosi, Eddie Barbash, alto saxophone, and Sam Reider, piano and accordion, whose brilliant original work we will be highlighting." They join a most talented group of accomplished New York musicians including Thomson Kneeland (double bass), Chris Parker (drums), Susan Rotholz, (flute) and Bailen (cello) in a program that features jazz-inspired renditions of works by Gershwin, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ellington, and Dylan, along with original compositions by Parker, Reider and Kneeland. St. Andrew's Church at the traffic light, 4 pm.   

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Chamber Music Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the Brentano String Quartet for a special preview of their upcoming NYC concert featuring Respighi’s Il tramonto (“The Sunset”) and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2. The Brentano Quartet will also perform Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet and Schubert Minuets interspersed with Webern Bagatelles. Lazlo Bito Building, free, 7:30 pm.  www.bard.edu/conservatory
Chamber Music Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College Chamber Music Concert. Eduardo Navega, conductor. Skinner Hall, free, 8 pm. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Jazz
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College Jazz Ensembles. James Osborne, conductor. Skinner Hall, free,  845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Conservatory Orchestra. Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2. Guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni. The Conservatory Orchestra performs Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun and Iberia, Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 and Mother Goose Suite, and a world premiere performance of Telescope by Daniel Castellanos ’18.   845-758-7900  www.bard.edu/conservatory
Concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College Orchestra. Eduardo Navega, conductor. Skinner Hall, free, 8 pm. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/
Book signing
Millbrook: Merritt Bookstore: Entertaining in the Country: Love Where you Eat with authors Joan Osofsky & Abby Adams. 1-2pm.
Christmas Concert
Amenia: Smithfield Church: Annual Christmas Concert & Tea. Guest soloist Gavin Black on organ. Works of Buxtehude and Pachelbel. The concert will also feature the Smithfield instrumental ensemble including flautist Michelle Demko, clarinetist Norman Baker, bassist Kyle Behnken, violinist Rob Murphy, violist Piotr Kargul and arranger Matt Finley on trumpet. Also vocalists Monte Stone and Denise Jordan Finley, poet Kevin McEneaney, and pianist Connor Whelan will be on hand. A folk ensemble including Tim Capowski, guitarist and Ted Rathjen on mandolin will complete the program. Tea and delicacies will be served in the church community room after the music. Admission to the event is free to all members of the church and the general community. A collection basket will be passed during the course of the program for donations to benefit the continued renovations of the historic Smithfield Church building. 4 pm. (845) 373-8320  http://thesmithfieldchurch.org

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Carols
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: A service of carols and choral anthems culminating in a candle lighting ceremony.Vassar College Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Women's Chorus, and Capella Festival Chamber and Treble Choir, directed by Christine Howlett. Vassar College Chapel, 7 pm.   https://music.vassar.edu/concerts/
Jazz
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: Hotchkiss Orchestra & Right Brain Logic Jazz Ensemble. The jazz ensemble will play an original work by their director, Michael Musillami,  On the Up, while the orchestra, conducted by Fabio Witkowski, will play works by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, and Liszt.  As always the concert is free and open to the public. Katherine Elfers Hall, 7 pm. (860) 435 – 4423  hotchkiss.org/arts

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Christmas Chorale
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School: A Festival of Lessons and Carols.The 58th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hotchkiss Chapel. This traditional service of Christmas readings and choral music features the Hotchkiss Chorus led by faculty member Jack Brown. They will be assisted by Joe Rose, guest organist, with faculty member Teresa Mango playing the harp. Hotchkiss Chaplain and faculty member Lou Pressman will lead the service. The chorus will sing a variety of classic a cappella carols as well as contemporary settings from English and American composers. The audience is invited to join in singing several traditional carols throughout the program. Following tradition, the evening closes with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight. (860) 435 – 4423  hotchkiss.org/arts

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Percussion concert
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Faculty Recital: Frank Cassara, percussion. A celebratory program of old and new works with guest artists. Skinner Hall, free, 8 pm. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/

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