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Review: Cobham shows again fusion still lives

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Review: Want the fountain of youth? Ask Billy Cobham, who turned back the clock 40 years Saturday night at The Egg to play tunes from his classic "Spectrum" album.
 

Fall Arts preview: Classical music (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Best bets for fall from classical music writer Geraldine Freedman.
 

Fall Arts preview: Jazz (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Tim Coakley offers his best bets for jazz shows this fall.
 

Fall Arts preview: Popular music (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Michael Hochanadel gives his best bets for popular music this fall.
 
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No-nonsense Aldean tops ‘bro-country’ bill at SPAC

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Friday night saw two of the “bro-country” phenomenon’s biggest acts — Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line — draw a huge crowd to the venue on the last weekend of its pop concert season.
 
Jamalot tour, drummer Cobham on tap

Jamalot tour, drummer Cobham on tap

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Making almost perfect music that swung, jazz-wise, more than it rocked, Steely Dan has changed and changed again since taking over the radio in 1972. And the group's Jamalot Ever After Tour that rolls into SPAC on Friday features 11 studio-perfect and road-seasoned players and singers.
 
Steely Dan to bring always-eclectic mix to SPAC

Steely Dan to bring always-eclectic mix to SPAC

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Donald Fagen, Walter Becker and their backing musicians — collectively known as 1970s favorites Steely Dan — will play the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday.
 
Philadelphia Orchestra ends stellar season with a bang

Philadelphia Orchestra ends stellar season with a bang

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
The last week of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center started with Wednesday’s love fest for violinist/conductor Itzhak Perlman and ended Saturday with the bang of the cannon in the Tchaikovsky Spectacular.
 

Young lovers are sweet in the tear-jerker ‘If I Stay’

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
‘Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.
 

Blotto at Low Beat; summer shows dwindle

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Blotto has played every bar, park, theater and arena here in 30 years of rocking us and making us laugh. Tonight, they play the Low Beat (335 Central Ave., Albany), just steps from where JB Scott’s became their regular hang, and everybody’s, when they were on the charts, on MTV and on tour.
 
Zac is back: Band takes Ice Bucket Challenge, ready to heat up stage

Zac is back: Band takes Ice Bucket Challenge, ready to heat up stage

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Fresh from a chilly Ice Bucket Challenge, the Zac Brown Band expects a hot night on Sunday, when they play the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
 

Elegant musicianship by Philadelphia Orchestra, soloists

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
To listen to the Philadelphia Orchestra last week over a three-day stretch is to marvel at how the orchestra’s craft and sound can pull a listener out of themselves.
 
Boston Symphony shines  in accompanying roles

Boston Symphony shines in accompanying roles

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, usually heard without visual add-ons, played an accompanying role at the weekend’s Tanglewood concerts, in programs built around something to see.
 
Local youth orchestra showcases talent in Italy
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Local youth orchestra showcases talent in Italy

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
The Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra wrapped up its busy performance schedule with a trip to Italy to participate in a music festival and see the sights.
 

Violinist Perlman delights in conducting

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Itzhak Perlman wasn’t looking for another career until his wife, Toby, made a request.
 
 

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