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Friday, October 19th, 2018

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
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

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Art Exhibit
Millbrook: Millbrook Library: Ralph Della-Volpe Mini-Retrospective. Opening Reception, 4-6 pm. 845-677-3611  http://millbrooklibrary.org/files/2018/10/ralph-della-volpe.jpg
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/.
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/.
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
Antiques
Amenia: Smithfield Church: White Tent Sale. Featuring gently used furnishings, housewares, art, collectibles, clothing, books, and a super silent auction. 10 am - 4 pm. Free admission. 656 Smithfield Valley Rd. (Route 83). Proceeds to support historic restoration and handicapped access for Smithfield Church.  http://thesmithfieldchurch.org

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
Exhibition in HD
Millerton: Moviehouse: Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing. Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary. Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this brilliant film about one of the world’s favorite artists, marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world renown curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other.1 pm. (518) 789-0022  http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/showtimes#st_cn_s1
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/

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Theater
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN, by Alice Birch, is directed by Miranda Cornell ’19.  Senior members are Samantha Leftt ’19 and Kaitlin Prado ’19. 
A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Vignettes that ask how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. Campus only. Free but reservations required. Sponsored in part by the E.J. SAFIRSTEIN ’83 Memorial fund. Powerhouse Theater, 8 pm. boxoffice@vassar.edu  http://info.vassar.edu/calendar/2018/10/25/36455-106962.html
Theater live in HD
Millerton: Moviehouse: Frankenstein by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch as the Monster with Johnny Lee Miller.The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic Gothic tale. 6 pm. (518) 789-0022  http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/site/special_events

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Theater
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN, by Alice Birch, is directed by Miranda Cornell ’19.  Senior members are Samantha Leftt ’19 and Kaitlin Prado ’19. 
A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Vignettes that ask how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. Campus only. Free but reservations required. Sponsored in part by the E.J. SAFIRSTEIN ’83 Memorial fund. Powerhouse Theater, 8 pm. boxoffice@vassar.edu  http://info.vassar.edu/calendar/2018/10/25/36455-106962.html→
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
Theater
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN, by Alice Birch, is directed by Miranda Cornell ’19.  Senior members are Samantha Leftt ’19 and Kaitlin Prado ’19. 
A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Vignettes that ask how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. Campus only. Free but reservations required. Sponsored in part by the E.J. SAFIRSTEIN ’83 Memorial fund. Powerhouse Theater, 8 pm. boxoffice@vassar.edu  http://info.vassar.edu/calendar/2018/10/25/36455-106962.html→
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/
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/.

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/

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