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Octavos, Oratorio Society to give weekend concerts

Octavos, Oratorio Society to give weekend concerts

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
On Saturday, Octavo Singers will present the music of J.S. Bach and John Rutter and on Sunday the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society will offer pieces by Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Mozart.
 
Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Egg in Albany is guitar central this week. The parade of virtuosos starts tonight when Nels Cline duets with Julian Lage.
 
Young Amsterdam pianist to play Carnegie Hall

Young Amsterdam pianist to play Carnegie Hall

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Amsterdam High senior Rita Francesca Loffredo is a talented pianist, but unlike many other 16-year-olds she’s never had the urge to join a rock ’n’ roll band.
 
Music is Swing Docs’ prescription for good health
NISKAYUNA

Music is Swing Docs’ prescription for good health

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
The Swing Docs are a naturally enthusiastic group, but one performance was special: a thank-you gift to the friends and fellow congregants in Schenectady who offered the musicians a space to practice.
 
TROY

Yarn/Wire challenge musical boundaries

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
You have to admire Yarn/Wire. The quartet of two percussionists and two pianists is in the vanguard of new music and perform with commitment, intensity and precision. Yet, some might question whether these pieces can be called music, while others call it adventuresome listening.
 
ALBANY

Haynes at shredding best with Gov’t Mule at Palace

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
A night of Warren Haynes is a night of guitar-shredding alongside hefty blues-rock that lies somewhere between Lynyrd Skynyrd and ’80s Allman Brothers.
 
Tanglewood announces plans for its 75th season

Tanglewood announces plans for its 75th season

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
Musical offerings run the gamut from Lady Gaga to Yo Yo Ma in Tanglewood’s 2015 season, set for June 20 through Labor Day Weekend.
 

Moscow symphony performs with great precision, little emotion

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
Music director Pavel Kogan brought his Moscow State Symphony Orchestra to Proctors Thursday night as part of a two-week U.S. tour, which ends on Sunday.
 
Peter Rowan will reflect on life and music at The Egg

Peter Rowan will reflect on life and music at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
On Saturday, Peter Rowan will spend some time with people who enjoy his lyrics and guitar work when he plays a solo acoustic show at The Egg in Albany’s Empire State Plaza.
 
Yarn/Wire’s music explores new instrumental techniques

Yarn/Wire’s music explores new instrumental techniques

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Like many musicians who find their way to what is called the new music scene, percussionist Ian Antonio had a goal: to be an orchestral player.
 
Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Several veteran artists playing here this week echo Woodstock. One of them, Arlo Guthrie, played the Woodstock festival on Aug. 15, 1969, and he returns to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.
 

LaMontagne, at the Palace, best when sticking to acoustic sounds

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
The rustic, whispery folk-rock sound as in “New York City’s Killing Me” were highlights.
 

Violinist brings passion, precision to Music Hall show

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Prize-winning violinist Tessa Lark took a small crowd on an exploration of folk music Sunday afternoon in her terrific debut recital at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as part of the Troy Chromatic Concerts series.
 
SCHENECTADY

Skonberg charms with talent, poise at A Place for Jazz

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Bria Skonberg wrapped the season at A Place for Jazz on Friday, giving the capacity-plus crowd a lot to like.
 

Uptempo Mavericks get crowd dancing at The Egg

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
The Egg isn’t typically a place you would go to dance. The oval performing arts center perched over the Empire State Plaza is more of a place to stay seated and respectfully listen to the musical act on stage.
 
 

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