The Arts

The Arts 08.22.19

Town of East Greenbush Music in the Park Summer Concert Series 2019

6-8 PM Onderdonk Park TUESDAYS

Hampton Avenue across from the Lake

NEW for 2019 *More Concerts!* 6 Weeks of Music! Lots of Hometown Band Members!*

Gourmellis Taste Food Truck every week!

  August 27th The Cover Ups

Then help us end the summer with featured concert on Friday August 30th! Jett screamer band live! Fireworks after the show! Food vendors!

Gates open at 6 pm-show starts at 7pm

Bring a blanket and chairs and get ready to dance and have some fun!

Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

August 22-23, Winnie the Pooh / Presented by Park Playhouse

October 2, Wynonna & The Big Noise / Wynonna Judd and her new band tour make a stop in Cohoes

November 9, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show / 2 shows.

Understanding Shakespeare with Tom Bulger

Come Sing! – Battenkill Chorale Invites New Singers For Winter Concert

The Battenkill Chorale is now accepting experienced choral singers for their winter concert. The program features Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

Rehearsals begin on September 19 and are held on Thursday evenings (7:30-9:45pm) at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY. The concert will be performed on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 pm at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The Battenkill Chorale is an un-auditioned chorus with singers from six counties in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont. It was founded twenty-five years ago by Janet McGhee and is recognized as one of the premier amateur choruses in the Capitol Region. McGhee retired last year and her legacy continues with the Chorale’s new Artistic Director, Noah Palmer.

Palmer, a conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region’s most in demand collaborators. In addition to being Artistic Director of the Battenkill Chorale he is Assistant Director and Accompanist for Albany Pro Musica and As­sistant Conductor of the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra in Kinder­hook, NY. In 2019, he founded the Palmer Quartet, a piano quar­tet based in New York’s Hudson Valley. In April he debuted with the Battenkill Chorale as their guest conductor.

There is a $35 membership fee per concert program, plus the cost of music.  To pre-register, call 518.677.3544 or email battenkillchorale402@nullgmail.com. For more information visit: battenkillchorale.org.

Understanding Shakespeare – The Comedy of Errors

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, September 12th – October 10th from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop.

This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s comedy “The Comedy of Errors.” Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Copies of “The Comedy of Errors” will be available at the circulation desk. Please have Act One read for the September 12th discussion.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary.  For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Noah Palmer Is New Artistic Director Of Battenkill Chorale

The Battenkill Chorale announces Noah Palmer as their new Artistic Director following the recent retirement of Founding Director, Janet McGhee. Founded twenty-five years ago by McGhee the Chorale is recognized as one of the premier amateur choruses in the Capitol Region.

Palmer, a conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region’s most in demand collaborators. In addition to being Artistic Director of the Battenkill Chorale he is Assistant Director and Accompanist for Albany Pro Musica and As­sistant Conductor of the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra in Kinder­hook, NY. In 2019, he founded the Palmer Quartet, a piano quar­tet based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Palmer has served on the music staff the Skidmore College Opera Workshop, the Midwest Institute of Opera, the Merola Opera Program, Sarasota Opera, and Opera North. In April he debuted with the Battenkill Chorale as their guest conductor.

For the 25th anniversary concert Palmer has chosen a program that features Handel’s

Coronation Anthems and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. The concert will be performed on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 pm at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The Battenkill Chorale is based in Cambridge, NY. For more information visit: battenkillchorale.org.

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