Tag: Concerts

Concerts in the Village Series in Kinderhook, Nov 10

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Concerts in the Village continues its 10th Anniversary Season on Sunday, November 10, with the Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra and soloists perform well-known works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of 20th c. Britain’s most important and popular composers. Included will be the Serenade to Music (1938), The Lark Ascending (1914-1921) with soloist Elizabeth Silver, and the dramatic oratorio Dona nobis pacem (1936) setting texts primarily by Walt Whitman. With the oratorio CITV honors the 200th anniversary of Whitman’s birth.

Composed during the anxious period between WWI and WWII, Dona nobis pacem was written in the hope that there would be no more war. It is not so much an anti-war statement as it is a plea for peace. Utilizing fragments of the Latin Mass, three poems from Whitman’s best-known work, Leaves of Grass, and passages drawn from a powerful address to the British Parliament attempting to avert the Crimean War, this dynamic oratorio touches both nerves and soul, its moods ranging from pastoral contemplation to the drum beats of war. The work’s quiet conclusion affirms Vaughan Williams’ hoped-for resolution, which history was regrettably to deny.

Elizabeth Silver, who performs the violin concerto The Lark Ascending, one of Vaughan Williams’ best-known works, is a member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and since 2012 concertmaster of the Broad Street Orchestra. As a member of the Broad Street Chamber Players, her CITV chamber music performances have been frequent and warmly received, including Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. Ms. Silver is also known for her teaching, both privately and at the Emma Willard School in Troy.

The Serenade to Music and Dona Nobis Pacem vocal soloists will be soprano Caroline Dunigan and tenor Jon Morrell. Ms. Dunigan has appeared to enthusiastic acclaim in three previous CITV concerts, and now resides in the Washington, DC area. Jon Morrell, resident in Chatham but singing internationally, has often appeared on CITV programs, most recently performing Schubert’s Winterreise with CITV Artistic Director David Smith. Assistant Conductor Noah Palmer, recently appointed Artistic Director of the Battenkill Chorale, will lead The Serenade to Music, a particularly rich setting of text from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

Says CITV Artistic Director David Smith, “The eight concerts of our 10th Anniversary Season say much about our uncompromising programming, our performing strengths, and our institutional history. The body of talent we gather to accomplish this, nearly all of it regionally resident, has made much possible.” The concert on November 10th will be CITV’s 40th performance.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 / 3pm

ADMISSION:
$20
Tickets can be purchased Online at concertsinthevillage.org

LOCATION:
Kinderhook Reformed Church
21 Broad Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106 

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Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series: Greg Farley, Sep 5

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Cleremont State Historic Site presents the Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series with recording artist, Greg Farley. Relax on the beautiful lawn adjacent to the mansion and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic. Children are welcome.

After ten years of playing and recording with the Felice Brothers and Conor Oberst, Greg Farley has just released his debut solo album, Taker Easy. For the album Farley mines his own history for stories of class struggle, nature, love, pain, work, and family, all set against the backdrop of the northeast. At the end of the day, Farley has nothing to lose and something to say, and he’s saying it from the gut.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, September 5, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION:
Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave,
Germantown, New York 12526

ADMISSION:
Free

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Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series: Jessi Mason, Aug 15

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Cleremont State Historic Site presents the Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series. Relax on the beautiful lawn adjacent to the mansion and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic. Children are welcome.

New York based singer-songwriter Jessi Mason’s songs are honest and intimate, her voice sweet and soulful. Jessi just released her second EP, Night Owl. One of the songs from the album, “This One’s On Me,” just won her a nomination for the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards.

She performs around New York and Los Angeles in venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Iridium, The Viper Room, and Hotel Cafe and studies performance and songwriting in the Popular Music Program at University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, August 15, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION:
Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave,
Germantown, New York 12526

ADMISSION:
Free

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In the Key of C: a Concert for Clermont Featuring Teddy Thompson, Jul 27

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Cleremont State Historic Site presents ‘In the Key of C: a Concert for Clermont’, a benefit concert to fund Clermont’s low and zero cost educational and community programs for both children and adults.

Renowned singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson will headline this inaugural event. Son of legendary musicians Richard and Linda Thompson, he has been called “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation,” by The New York Times. His musical influences include Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Everly Brothers. Teddy has released five albums to critical acclaim and has collaborated on projects with Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Jenni Muldaur, and others. He recorded two solo songs for the soundtrack to the Leonard Cohen tribute I’m Your Man: “Tonight Will be Fine” and “The Future.” Teddy also contributed two songs to the album The Songs of Nick Drake: Way to Blue, a retrospective on the late singer.

This is an outdoor concert; in case of rain, the concert will be held under a tent. This benefit concert will fund Clermont’s low and zero cost educational and community programs for both children and adults, including Harvesting History, History Comics Club, the Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series, workshops, lectures, and more.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, July 27, 2019 / 6:30pm

LOCATION:
Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave,
Germantown, New York 12526

COST:
Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free, but tickets need to be reserved. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.

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Copake Parks & Recreation Commission Presents “Summer Entertainment in the Park”

The Town of Copake Parks & Recreation Commission Presents a summer concert series, “Summer Entertainment in the Park”. Every Saturday evening from June 9th through August 25th there will be a concert in the Copake Town Park. This Saturday’s concert will feature Night Moves.

DATES/TIME:
June 9th through August 25th 2018: 7pm

LOCATION:
Copake Memorial Park
305 Mountain View Road
Copake, NY

ADMISSION:
Free

MORE:
townofcopake.org/music-in-the-park/

 

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