The cultural highlights for our region this weekend include new dance, classical music, blues, jazz, theater … plus a whole lot more.
The Mount's monthlong celebration of Women's History Month concludes Monday, March 29, at 7pm with a live conversation between journalist Julie Scelfo and author Michelle Duster, whose latest book is "Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells." Ida B. Wells was a journalist, suffragist, and a co-founder of the NAACP. She was also the author’s great-grandmother. Visit edithwharton.org for details.
This week’s new BSO NOW ONLINE video stream features Andris Nelsons conducting the BSO in an all-Russian program of Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Tahiti Trot; plus chamber music featuring American composer Eda Rapoport’s Poem, Op. 14, for viola and piano, with BSO violist Michael Zaretsky and pianist Randall Hodgkinson streaming now through April 24. Visit www.bso.org/now for details.
The fourth and final edition of Basilica Hudson’s livestream series Place of Assembly: The Art Emergence in Upstate NY, goes live on Monday, March 29. Hosted by Sam Hillmer and Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf Der Maur, Monday's YouTube videocast features leaders of three emerging Hudson arts organizations — The Tenth Magazine, The Hudson Eye, and the Hudson Art Fair. Visit basilicahudson.org for more info
Choreographer Norbert de la Cruz III will share a free, online excerpt of his new work-in-progress, “Chroma (working title)”, tonight at 7pm, in a livestream from the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, N.Y. Norbert has been in residence at the theater for the past couple of weeks, working with dancers Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon, as well as painter Virginia Wagner and filmmaker Kristin Sztyk. For more details visit BridgeStreetTheatre.org
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire gets a virtual live staged reading by Two of Us Productions in Copake, N.Y, on Saturday at 7pm. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart. Visit thetwoofusproductions.org for more details.
Tonight at 7pm, Jonny Rosch and friends will perform a blend of rock, funk, jazz, and blues at the Falcon in Marlboro N.Y. Rosch will have an all-star band with him, including Oz Noy on guitar, Brian Charette on keyboards, and Josh Dion on drums.
A double bill of superstar blues talent is at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, N.Y., on Saturday night when Joe Louis Walker and Murali Coryell take the stage. The two guitarists are widely considered among the best in their field – Joe Louis Walker has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and Murali Coryell, son of famed jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell, was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2014. Find more details at townecrier.com
Seth Rogovoy is editor of the Rogovoy Report, available at rogovoyreport.com
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