On The Horizon … Concert Rescheduled, Looking Back & Looking Forward
TAKE NOTE! Chamber music concert-goers will want to make note that the deBlasiis Chamber Music concert originally scheduled for Monday and featuring flutist Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough and pianist Young Kim has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. The new date is now Tuesday, May 28th at the same time, 7:30 pm.
- For those who didn’t get to attend the Glens Falls Symphony concert last Sunday with violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn … here’s a review.
- If you are a hometown fan of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and attended the ASO’s recent Carnegie Hall concert, you might be interested in Greg Sandow’s musings regarding who “really” is the audience of the Spring for Music Festival. Perhaps more well known as a critic, Sandow now focuses on the future of classical music—defining classical music’s problems, and finding solutions for them—through his artsjournal blog.
- And speaking of the Albany Symphony, here’s the Times Union review of Saturday night’s concert at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall featuring guest violinist Aisslinn Nosky in a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
- While the weather may be a little slow to show the season, signs of spring and summer are the upcoming Tannery Pond and Windham Chamber Music Festival concerts.
- For those of us who follow Joseph Dalton’s previews, reviews, and insights, be sure to check out his take on Daniel Klein’s The Jewish Jester, A Fable with Music playing at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge through May 25th. I’ve heard it’s lots of fun and includes incidental music and a few original songs written by the young Berkshire composer Jesse Putnam.
- While attending the ASO’s concert Saturday night at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, one couldn’t miss the signs for savings for the Troy Chromatic Concerts 2013-2014 season. Looks like you’ll see some savings if you book your subscription tickets early … by June 15th. The season lineup includes, The Knights, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Trio Solisti, and Hilary Hahn. Check it out here!
On The Very Distant Horizon ….
Interested in Baroque music or how the art and music worlds connect?
As opera has hit the big screen, apparently so has the art world. Of note, The Spectrum will be hosting two screenings of Vermeer and Music: the Art of Love and Leisure at the end of October.
Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist. London’s National Gallery is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all-time Johannes Vermeer, painter of the Girl with a Pearl Earring. In this film the National Gallery’s brings focus on Vermeer’s work through a relation to music. It should provide an intriguing look into the middle Baroque as music was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the sitter and the society.
Many of you know I’m fascinated with the use of music in film. I’ll leave you with Arvo Pärt’s Fratres. It was used quite skillfully in The Place Beyond The Pines, which you are probably aware has numerous connections to the Capital Region….
Until next time … enjoy the music wherever you may find it!
Other Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 21st 2013 at 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 25th 2013 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 25th 2013 at 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 28th 2013 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 29th 2013 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 30th 2013 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 31st 2013 at 7:30 pm