Posts Tagged ‘music’

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Adirondack Theatre Festival announces summer 2021 line-up

Adirondack Theatre Festival logoTickets are now available for this summer’s 2021 Adirondack Theatre Festival, which includes a comedy, a musical tribute and a new play reading at the Wood Theater, as well as a free PB&J Cafe show for children at City Park. Nightly 30-minute music performances next to the Wood on festival show nights will also take place. 

“After a long intermission, it seemed appropriate that we open our summer with a comedy,” says Martha Banta, interim producing artistic director, of the play “Slow Food.” “Theater is a lot about human connections and what better way for audiences and actors to return together and connect through laughter.”

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Band Nite Train pens High Peaks tribute

COVID-19 has affected all of us in one way or another, and hopefully things are winding down. For those of us in upstate New York, getting back to a sense of normalcy seems just around the corner, and listening to some bluesy folk music about the Adirondack High Peaks may be the perfect way to hold us over until we can return to the outdoors ourselves without fear.

Upstate New York-based band Nite Train is back with their newest album “Cat on a Mission,” named after band leader Ken Briggs’ newly adopted blind cat, whose other senses have turned up to overdrive. The cat zooms around with some serious conviction, and the phrase “cat on a mission was born.”

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

History Matters: Bartók’s Birds

“I have been so upset by world events that my mind has been almost completely paralyzed.”  — Béla Bartók

In the midst of the dark days of World War II, a frail man named Béla Bartók came to Saranac Lake for his health. Although he was one of the greatest composers in human history, many Saranac Lakers might have seen him as just another invalid, tiny and pale, wrapped in his dark cape against the cold Adirondack weather.
Bartók and his second wife Ditta fled their native Hungary eighty years ago, as fascism and antisemitism swept across Europe. He had dedicated his life not only to composing, but also collecting and arranging the folk music of Eastern Europe. Nazi Germany was threatening to erase the cultures of the Roma and other peasant peoples of the region. In the face of such terror, Bartók was depressed, impoverished, and sick with a form of leukemia that acted like tuberculosis. He and his wife moved from one cramped, loud, New York City apartment to another. He had ceased composing.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

AMERICA SINGS: New Digital Concert Series

 

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As part of Opera Saratoga’s 60 Anniversary Season, this Thursday, November 19, in partnership with Caffè Lena, Opera Saratoga will launch AMERICA SINGS, a monthly online concert series featuring an array of diverse, internationally acclaimed artists. The series amplifies the voices of artists from racial groups historically underrepresented on the concert stage and features a wide array of classical, jazz, and popular music.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Lake George Music Festival: “Drive-in Series”

Lake George Music FestMissing live, classical music?

The Lake George Music Festival presents a “Drive In” series at Charles R. Wood Park- 17 West Brook Road in Lake George, happening at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 20.

The musical festival will include accomplished world soloists, and graduates of schools including Juilliard, Curtis, Yale, Rice University, Carnegie Mellon, and members of major orchestras like the Baltimore Symphonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Buffalo Philharmonic. Performances will be enhanced with large screen video, and audiences will have the choice of tuning into an amplified performance, or a high-quality synced audio feed (FM radio) to listen to the concert through their car’s sound system.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

LPCA hosts drive-in concerts; at home programs

UPDATED: This concert has been canceled. See this post for details.

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to announce a slate of August events families can enjoy while following ongoing COVID-19 health and safety precautions.

August programming will kick off with a live, drive-in concert at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid (5514 Cascade Road). On Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7:30p.m., The Uprooted Band featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root (pictured here) will perform the multi-platinum album When I Woke in its entirety, part of a 25th anniversary tour. Tickets for Uprooted are $55 per car. Chairs and picnics will be allowed within designated parking spaces and a full list of details about the event can be found on the LPCA website.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Mountain Lake PBS Hosts Virtual Concert

Mountain Lake PBS has partnered with Hill and Hollow music to host a pair of virtual concerts on Sunday June 7, at 3 and 7 p.m.

David Krakauer, a Grammy-nominated classical world artist and “mad scientist” South African sound explorer Kathleen Tagg will be performing their “Breath and Hammer Acoustic” musical program. The program consists of a passionate clarinet and piano duo, taking the listener on a journey via improvisational world music. Click here to learn more.


Friday, April 10, 2020

The Sembrich Announces its Summer Festival: 20/20 Musical Visionaries

The Sembrich in Bolton Landing has announced this year’s Summer Festival,  titled “20/20 Musical Visionaries.”  Created by Artistic Director Richard Wargo, the season features composers, performers, and educators and takes place June 5 – Sept. 2.

“With Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth as a figurehead, our season is dedicated to extraordinary trailblazing talents in the world of music…We strive, as ever, to create a summer series that is both entertaining and enriching and to present to our audience an eclectic mix of programs in a wide array of styles. There is something for everyone, from chamber music classics to vocal recitals, children’s events, arthouse films, and our ever-popular lakeside World Music Wednesdays,” said Wargo in a press release announcing the Festival.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Saranac Lake’s Waterhole Celebrating 50 Years

waterhole saranac lakeThe Waterhole, the popular local bar located at 48 Main Street in downtown Saranac Lake, is set to celebrate their 50th Anniversary from Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, March 15, 2020

POSTPONED: Ti Historical Opening

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The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to open for their 2020 season on Friday, March 27 with “The Singing of the Green, The Irish in American Musical Theater,” a presentation by Diane O’Connor. » Continue Reading.


Friday, March 13, 2020

Traditional Irish Music Concert in Long Lake

BangbrollyThe Town of Long Lake is set to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Bangbrolly at the Long Lake Town Hall on Sunday, March 15th.

The day will feature a concert of traditional Irish Music featuring the sounds of cittern, guitar, fiddler, vocals, Irish flute. Irish Music in a genre of folk music developed in Ireland and has endured through the ages. » Continue Reading.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Lip Sync Battle Planned For Glens Falls

charles wood theatreA Charity Lip Sync Battle has been set for Saturday, March 14th, at The Charles R Wood Theater in Glens Falls. This year, 11 teams, all representing local non-profits, are set to compete for a $1,000 prize. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Lake George Arts Project’s Bands ‘n Beans

bands n beans logoLake George Arts Project’s annual winter fundraiser, “Bands ‘n Beans” has been set for March 29, from 2 to 7 pm.

More than twenty five area restaurants are set to present guests with their best chili in a friendly competition to win in a number of categories. Attendees will taste them all and vote on their favorite while ten local bands will play continuous music on two stages. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Dan Berggren: Blow Adirondack Wind

Adirondacks in WinterBlow Adirondack Wind is a new song based on an old rhyme. About 14 years ago Dan Berggren came across a bit of doggerel about winter, a few lines with no attribution. He jotted it down in his notebook then forgot about it – until three winters ago. While reviewing his notes for songwriting ideas, Berggren decided to write a song based on this theme. It was a retelling of sorts of the old story in song he heard as a kid and often sings, The Frozen Logger, which James Stephens wrote in 1929 and The Weavers recorded in 1951. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dan Berggren Performing at Christmas in Warrensburgh

Dan BerggrenAdirondack Singer/Songwriter Dan Berggren is set to perform at the 31st Christmas in Warrensburgh on Saturday, December 7 at 4 pm in Richards Library.

Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His concerts are engaging as he invites audiences to join in on songs that explore the lives of hard working folks and the many dimensions of home. » Continue Reading.