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Friday, November 24th, 2017

Art Exhibit
Millerton: Little Red Bird: "Pure Air: Landscapes of Warren Prindle." 24 Main St. Through Nov. 3.  http://littleredbirdstudio.weebly.com

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

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.
Art Exhibit
Lakeville, CT: The White Gallery: 15th Annual Artful Season featuring best gallery artists. 342 Main St. Open House and Artists' Reception, 5-7 pm.
Art Opening
Hillsdale: Neumann Fine Art:  Neumann Fine Art  presents a selection of oil and watercolor paintings, HOMETOWN, by gallery owner Jeffrey L. Neumann from November 18, through December 30, 2017. A reception and artist talk will be held on Saturday November 25th at 6:00 pm. Neumann's paintings reflect upon the Mom & Pop businesses that prospered along the two-lane highways of 20th Century America. They allow us to experience a part of our past that is being swiftly replaced by the widespread influence of corporate conformity. Anchoring this exhibition will be Neumann's latest oil painting, Hillsdale, April afternoon, a view of the Hamlet which preserves a moment in time prior to the town's recent addition of new sidewalks and streetlamps. The artist will present  a framed giclée print of the painting to the Town of Hillsdale during the reception. 65 Cold Water Street, 6 pm. 413-246-5776  www.neumannfineart.com
Art Exhibit
Lakeville, CT: Hotchkiss School, Tremaine Gallery: Transitions and New Paintings by Michael Davidson. Through Dec. 10.
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.

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
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College Chamber Music Concert. Eduardo Navega, conductor. Skinner Hall, free, 8 pm. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/
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

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Theater
Sherman, CT: Sherman Playhouse: Murder Take a Holiday. Harry Thompson and his sister, Diane, are sent to an isolated ski lodge in the mountains of New Hampshire on an undercover mission. They don't know that two guests have been weirdly murdered. When they encounter the remarkable Mrs. Bowman, a mountain climber with a dangerous secret, excitement and chills are on the menu. Twist after twist, thrill after thrill, the play will keep you guessing until the final moment. A fascinating stage puzzle Murder Takes a Holiday terminates in an avalanche of tense excitement and laughter for the whole family. Directed by Keli Solomon. Rte 5. 8 pm. Opening night. Through December 23. 860.354.3622  http://shermanplayers.org
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
Poughkeepsie: Vassar College: Vassar College Orchestra. Eduardo Navega, conductor. Skinner Hall, free, 8 pm. 845 437-7294  https://campuscalendar.vassar.edu/MasterCalendar/
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
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
Book signing
Millbrook: Merritt Bookstore: Entertaining in the Country: Love Where you Eat with authors Joan Osofsky & Abby Adams. 1-2pm.

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

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Concert
Annandale: Bard College: Reformation and Beyond. Program to feature faculty violinist Kathryn Aldous in "the Lark Ascending" of Ralph Vaughan-Wiiliams and the "Reformation" Symphony of Felix Mendelssohn conducted by Music Director Zachary Schwartzman. Sosnoff Theater, 8 pm, free.  845-758-6822  http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/?year=2017&month=12&type=&sponsor=&subject=

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

Theater
New Milford, CT: TheatreWorks: Stage Kiss, a comedy by Sarah Ruhl. Stage Kiss is a highly theatrical, not-so-romantic comedy about two actors with a history who are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama. They quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. This is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one. This production is under the direction of Nina Agostine Smith of Waterbury and produced by Frank Arcaro of Roxbury. Tickets are $23 for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel with ID will be admitted for $18.00. 8 pm. (860) 350-6863  theatreworks.us

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