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Winter/Spring 2009 Arts Preview Calendar

Winter/Spring 2009 Arts Preview Calendar

Calendar listing of the winter/spring 2009 arts season.
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Albany Pro Musica. David Griggs-Janower, conductor

Sunday, Feb. 8: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. High School Choral Festival 9. $7.

Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m.: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Bach “St. John Passion”; Mozart “Regina Coeli”; Corigliano “Fern Hill.” Shenendehowa High School Mostly A Cappella Chorus. 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 9: Palace Theatre. Daron Hagen Choral Symphony “Symphony No. 4: River Music”; Mahler Symphony No. 1. Albany Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m.

Albany Symphony Orchestra. David Alan Miller, conductor. Tickets at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Palace Theatre in Albany, EMPAC at Troy, $49 to $20, $15 students except where noted. Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, Colonial Theatre at 111 South Street in Pittsfield, $30 and $25, $15, students.

Saturday, Jan. 17: Palace Theatre. Sijing Ye, piano; William Hagen, violin; Ryan VanDenBoom, dancer; Chimeng String Quartet of Bard College. Rachmaninoff “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”; Gould “Tap Dance Concerto”; Bruch Violin Concerto; Takuma Itoh Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra; Brahms “Academic Festival Overture.” 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26: Canfield Casino. Elliot Fisk, guitar. Rossini “La Gazza Ladra Overture”; Robert Beaser Guitar Concerto (world premiere); Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. See Feb. 26. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28: Colonial Theatre. See Feb. 26. 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6: EMPAC, 110 8th St., Winslow Building, Troy. Dogs of Desire. Program TBA. 8 p.m.

Friday, March 20: EMPAC. Kevin Cole, piano; Poestenkill Elementary School Chorus. Dorothy Chang “Erie Canal” for children's chorus and orchestra (world premiere); Herrmann “Melodrama”; Beavers “Hudson Valley Melodrama” (world premiere); Gershwin Concerto in F and New York songs. 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 11: The Egg. Tap dancer Savion Glover. Ellington “River Suite.” $38, $34, $19. 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 18: Palace Theatre. Alexa Still, flute. Britten “Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra”; Corigliano “Pied Piper Fantasy”; Walton Symphony No. 1. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9: Palace Theatre. See Albany Pro Musica. 7:30 p.m.

American Symphony Orchestra. Leon Botstein, conductor. Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Annandale-on-Hudson. Pre-concert talks 6:45 p.m. $35, $30, $20.

Friday, Feb. 6: Mendelssohn “Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture”; Revueltas “La Noche de los Mayas”; Mozart Symphony No. 41; Tsontakis “Clair de lune.” 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7: See Feb. 6. 8 p.m.

Friday, April 17: Wilson “The Cello has Many Secrets”; Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1; Brahms Symphony No. 3. Soloists TBA. 8 p.m.

Battenkill Chorale. Janet McGhee artistic director.

Saturday, Jan. 31: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hill St., Greenwich. Bruckner Mass in E minor. Excelsior Trombone Ensemble. $15. 3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 1: See Jan. 31. 3 p.m.

Bethesda Episcopal Church. 41 Washington St., Saratoga Springs.

Sunday, May 3: Michael Limoli, clarinet; Elizabeth Huntley, harp; Farrell Goehring, organ. $10. 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 4: Dueling organists: John Walthausen, Farrell Goehring. Free. Time TBA.

Burnt Hills Oratorio. Rand Reeves, conductor.

Saturday, April 25: Schuylerville High School Auditorium. Schuylerville High School Select Choir. Orff “Carmina burana.” Jean Foster, soprano; Brendan Hoffman, tenor; Woodrow Bynum, baritone. $18, $16. 7:30 p.m.

Caffe Lena. 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs.

Sunday, Jan. 18: Monday Musical Club of Albany. William Simcoe, Eugenio Ruiz, guitars; Elizabeth Williams, flute. Albeniz, Piazzolla, Jobim. $12. 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25: See Lake George Opera.

Capitol Chamber Players. Violinist Mary Lou Saetta, artistic director. Albany concerts 8 p.m. Saturdays in 1st Congregational Church, 405 Quail St. Pre-concert recitals at 7 p.m. Concerts repeated 3 p.m. at Community Hall in Benson, Vt. Pre-concert recitals, 2 p.m. $16, $8.

Feb. 28: Celtic Fantasy–traditional reels, jigs, dances, chamber works of the British Isles.

April 18: Tragedy and Triumph–Includes Beethoven “Ghost” Piano Trio.

May 16: Works of Schumann and Brahms.

May 30: Works by Ravel, Franck, Ysaye.

Capital Community Voices. Julie Panke, director.

Saturday, May 9: Columbia High School, Luther Road, East Greenbush. Songs to celebrate the Earth and nature. $8, $6. 7:30 p.m.

Capital Region Wind Ensemble. Sunday concerts at 3 p.m. in Carl B. Taylor Auditorium at Schenectady County Community College. $8, $6.

March 8: Joel Evans, oboe. Dello Joio “A Medieval Tune”; Rimsky-Korsakov “A Theme by Glinka”; Chance “A Korean Folk Song”; Reed Russian Christmas Music.

June 7: Leah Kidwell-Fernandes, harp. Grainger “Shepherd’s Hey”; Grundman Nocturne for Harp and Wind Ensemble; Chance “Incantation and Dance”; Williams music from “Harry Potter.”

Close Encounters With Music. Saturday performances at 6 p.m. at Mahaiwe Theatre, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Feb. 21: James Tocco, piano; Shmuel Ashkenasi, Yehonatan Berick, violins; Yehuda Hanani, cello. Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Eduard Franck. $35.

March 28: Amernet String Quartet. Misha Vitenson and Marcia Littley de Arias, violins; Michael Klotz, viola; Javiar Arias and Yehuda Hanani, cellos. Boccherini Rococo Quintet in C Major; Stephen Dankner Quintet (world premiere); Schubert Quintet in C Major. $35.

April 25: Adam Neiman, piano; Stefan Milenkovich, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello. Shostakovich Trio No. 2; Beethoven's “Archduke” Trio. $35.

May 30: Avalon String Quartet. Blaise Magniere, Yehonatan Berick, Marie Wang, violins; Anthony Devroye, viola; Cheng-Hou Lee and Yehuda Hanani, cellos; James Tocco, piano. Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn “Songs Without Words.” $40.

DeBlasiis Chamber Music Series. Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in Helen Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. $20, students free with ID.

March 2: Classical Jam. Marco Granados, flute; Amadi Hummings, viola; Wendy Law, cello; Jennifer Choi, violin; Justin Hines, percussion. Mozart, Gerhswin Prelude No. 1.

April 6: Julia Bullard, viola; James Nalley, piano. Bach, Hindemith, Rebecca Clark.

May 18: Rolf Schulte, violin; James Winn, piano. Mozart, Debussy, Brahms, Schumann.

The Egg. Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Saturday, April 11: Albany Symphony Orchestra and tap dancer Savion Glover. $38, $34, $19. 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 25: Mark O'Connor, fiddle with string ensemble. $28, $14. 7:30 p.m.

Empire State Youth Orchestra. Helen Cha-Pyo, music director.

Saturday, Feb. 7: Crossgates Mall. Playathon with all ensembles. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 22: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Empire State Youth Repertory Orchestra. Boysen, “Casus Belli”; Sibelius Intermezzo and March from “Karelia Suite”; Creston, “Afternoon in Montreal” from “Airborne Suite”; Debussy two movements from Petite Suite; Gershwin “An American in Paris.” $15, $10. 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 10: Proctors. Mother's Day Pops Concert includes ESYChorale and ESYRepertory Orchestra. $15, $10. 2 p.m.

Experimental Media And Performing Arts Center. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th St., Winslow Building, Troy.

Friday, Jan. 23: Quicksilver: Stile Moderno. Italian Avant-garde of the 17th century. Tickets TBA. 8 p.m.

Friday, March 6: Dogs of Desire. David Alan Miller, conductor. Program TBA. $49 to $20, $15. 8 p.m.

First United Methodist Church. 603 State St., Schenectady. Free.

Sunday, March 29: The Renaissance Band. 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 17: Young People’s Chorus of New York City. 3 p.m.

Friends Of Chamber Music. Concerts at 8 p.m. in Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy. $25, $10 except where noted.

Sunday, Feb. 8: Tokyo String Quartet. Beethoven Quartet, Op. 18, No. 6; Bartok Quartet No. 6; Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor. $35; $15, student. Post-concert dinner TBA. 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 21: Borealis Wind Quintet. Nielsen Wind Quintet; Turin “Three Summer Dances”; Mengal Quintet; Lefebvre Suite; Reicha Adagio for English Horn; Briccialdi “Sul Barbieri di Siviglia del Rossini.” 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 25: Walden Chamber Players. Kristen Watson, soprano; Christof Huebner, viola; Yehonathan Berick, violin; Ashima Scripp, cello; Jonathan Bass, piano. Schubert Adagio; Shostakovich Romance; Previn Vocalise; Dvorak Piano Quartet. 8 p.m.

Glens Falls Symphony. Charles Peltz, music director. $25, $10.

Sunday, April 5: First Presbyterian Church. Yaron Kohlberg, piano. Bach Concerto in F minor; Bloch Concerto Grosso No. 1; Suk Serenade. 4 p.m.

Monday, April 6: Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. See April 5. Tickets TBA. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16: Trombley Auditorium, Maple Avenue School, Route 9, Saratoga Springs. Yvonne Hansbrough, flute. Ibert Flute Concerto; Brahms Symphony No. 2. 7:30 p.m.

Hubbard Hall. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge.

Friday, March 20: Music from Salem: Lila Brown, violist; Nina Tichman, pianist. Tickets TBA. 8 p.m.

Hudson Valley Community College. Maureen Stapleton Theatre, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy.

Saturday, May 9: Harlem Gospel Choir. $10. 7 p.m.

Lake George Opera. Little Theatre, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs.

Saturday, Feb. 28: “The Billy Goat's Gruff” children's opera. New York State Museum, Albany. Free. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday March 7: Saratoga County Arts Council, South Broadway, Saratoga Springs. See Feb. 28. Saturday, April 4: Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls. See Feb. 28. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25: Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. Favorite arias. $15. 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 26: Sargo's at Saratoga National Golf Course, Saratoga Springs. Pasta & Puccini. $80. 5 p.m.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Sunday, March 1: Forever Tango. Dance and music. $65, $55, $45, $25. 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 18: Irish tenor Ronan Tynan. $50, $42, $35. 8 p.m.

Massry Center For The Arts. College of St. Rose. 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. Concerts at 7:30 p.m. in Picotte Recital Hall. Tickets TBA.

Saturday, Jan. 31: Empire State Repertory Orchestra.

Wednesday, March 4: St. Rose Chamber Orchestra. Christopher Neubert, conductor; Madalyn Parnas, violin; Cicely Parnas, cello.

Monday, April 6: Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. See GFSO April 5.

Thursday, April 23: Peter Serkin, piano; Madalyn Parnas, violin; Cicely Parnas, cello. Schubert Trio No. 1, Brahms Trio No. 1.

Thursday, April 29: St. Rose Chamber Orchestra.

Mendelssohn Club. Victor Klimash, music director.

Saturday, May 16: Chancellor Hall, State Education Bldg., Washington and Hawk, Albany. Enter on Hawk Street. Spring concert. $16. 7:30 p.m.

Mohawk Valley Chorus. John Nethaway, director. Tickets $11, $8, free for 12 and under.

Saturday, March 7: Scotia Reformed Church, No. Ballston Ave. Classics. 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 8: United Presbyterian Church, Amsterdam. See March 7. 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 16: Amsterdam High School. Pops. 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 17: Johnstown High School. Pops. 3 p.m.

Musicians Of Ma’alwyck. Tickets $20, $10 unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, Jan. 14: Clark Auditorium, New York State Museum, Albany. Previews. See Jan. 23. Free. 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15: Troy Art Center of the Capital Region. Previews and dinner. See Jan. 23. $30. 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16: Town of Saratoga Community Center, Rts. 32 and 29. Previews. See. Jan. 23. Free. 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23-25: Carl Taylor Theater, Schenectady County Community College. Shield/O'Keeffe “The Poor Soldier Opera”. Emalie Savoy, soprano; Byron Nilsson, Baritone; Lawrence Jones, tenor, and others. $25, $12, students. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tuesday, March 17: Schenectady Veteran's Club at 718 Union St. Sten Isachsen, guitar; Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin; Petia Kassarova, cello. Boccherini, Kernis, Still, Griffes. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 21: Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills. See March 17. 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 22: Opalka Art Gallery, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany. See March 17. 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 19: Schuyler Mansion, 32 Catherine St., Albany. Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin; Petia Kassarova, cello; Karlinda Caldicott, harp. Spohr, J.C. Bach, Handel. 3 p.m.

Monday, April 20: Dinner/wine tasting and concert. Van Curler Room, SCCC. See April 19. $60. 6 p.m.

Octavo Singers. George Moross, conductor.

Sunday, May 3: 1st Reformed Church of Scotia. Mozart Requiem; Haydn “Lord Nelson Mass.” $18, $15, $8. 3 p.m.

Proctors. 432 State St., Schenectady.

Friday, Feb. 13: Dublin Philharmonic, conductor Derek Gleeson. Traditional and contemporary Irish music. $49 to $20. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14: Five Browns. $38 to $20. 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27: Teatro Lirico D'Europa. Bizet “Carmen.” $46 to $20. 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 7: Time for Three. Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, violins; Ranaan Meyer, bass. $32 to $20. 8 p.m.

Saratoga Chamber Players. Violinist Jill Levy, artistic director. $18, $15, $12 student except where noted.

Saturday, Feb. 7: Tannery Pond, North Creek. Jill Levy, violin; Sarah Adams, viola; Eliot Bailen, cello; Jo-Anne Sternbeg, clarinet; Stephen Walt, bassoon, Patrick Pridemore, French horn; John Feeney, bass. Strauss ‘Till Eulenspiegel”; Beethoven Septet; Brahms Piano Trio in B Major. $15, $5. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 8: United Methodist Church, 165 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs. See Feb. 7.

Friday, May 1, Musical Interlude and fund raiser. Place and tickets TBA. 3 p.m.

Friday, June 12: Filene Recital Hall, Skidmore College. Jill Levy and Mineko Yajima, violins; Sarah Adams, viola; Eric Bartlett and Lindy Clarke, cellos. Strauss “Capriccio”; Arensky Quartet; Mozart Quintet. 8 p.m.

Schenectady County Community College. Carl. B. Taylor Auditorium. Washington Avenue, Schenectady. Free except where noted.

Friday-Sunday, Jan. 23-25: See Musicians of Ma’alwyck.

Wednesday, Feb. 4: Hyperion String Quartet. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11: John Kamitsuka, piano. Beethoven “Diabelli Variations.” 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31: Circadia Woodwind Quintet. 7:30 p.m.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. Charles Schneider, music director. Sunday concerts 3 p.m. at Proctors. Pre-concert lectures. $7.50, $5, free for child under 7 accompanied by adult.

March 22: Mascagni “Cavalleria Rusticana.” EnJoo Lee, soprano; Colby Thomas, mezzo-soprano; Dinyar Vania, tenor; Ed Huls, bass.

April 26: Juana Zayas, piano; Susan Libby, cello. Rimsky-Korsakov “Capriccio Espagnole”; Bloch “Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody”; Jose Bernardo Piano Concerto No. 2; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.

Skidmore College. North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Filene Recital Hall. $5, $2 except where noted. Concerts at 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6: Carnegie Hall Premieres with The Academy. Free. Pre-concert talk 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28: Hawthorne String Quartet.

Friday, March 20: Flutist George Pope

Saturday, March 28: Pianist Pola Baytelman. Free.

Tannery Pond Concerts. Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, Mount Lebanon

Saturday, May 30: Carter Brey, cello; Christopher O’Riley, piano. Program TBA. $30, $25. 8 p.m.

Thursday Musical Club. Julie Panke, director. Elinore Farnum, piano and organ.

Sunday, April 26: 1st Reformed Church of Scotia. Bach, Mozart, opera arias of Verdi, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, folk songs by Guthrie, Seeger. $12, $10. 2 p.m.

Troy Chromatic Concerts. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Second and State streets, Troy.

Saturday, Feb. 7: Les Violons du Roy. Purcell selections from “King Arthur Suite”; Haydn Symphony No. 48 in C Major; Handel “Water Music”. $30. 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 15: Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale. $45 and $40. 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 19: Burning River Brass. $40 and $35. 3 p.m.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Second and State streets, Troy.

Sunday, April 26: Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra and ensembles. Conductors Carol Benner, Ralph Acquaro. Competition winners and program TBA. $11, $5. 3 p.m.

Union College International Festival Of Chamber Music. Memorial Chapel, Schenectady. Student tickets half price.

Sunday, Jan. 11: Pei-Yao Wang and Friends. Pei-Yao Wang, piano; Tai Murray, violin; Eric Nowlin, viola; Sophie Shao, cello. Mozart Piano Quartet; Brahms Piano Quartets No. 1 and No. 3. $20. 3 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 25: Emanuel Ax, piano. Schubert Sonata in A and Four Impromptus; Liszt “Vallee d'Obermann,” “Sonetto del Petrarca No. 123”; “Mephisto Waltz No. 1.” $25. 3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 1: Emerson String Quartet. Haydn Quartets No. 1–3; Dvorak “Cypresses”; Webern “Bagatelles.” $25. 3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 15: Wu Han, piano; Philip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello. All Schubert. $25.

Friday, March 6: Belcea String Quartet. Haydn Quartet, (”The Frog”); Britten Quartet; Schubert Quartet (”Death and the Maiden”). $20. 3 p.m.

Friday, April 3: Albers String Trio. Beethoven Serenade; Hindemith Trio; Mozart Divertimento. $20. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15: Jonathan Biss, piano. Mozart Sonata No. 14; Kurtag selections; Schubert Sonata; Chopin Barcarolle, three Mazurkas, Nocturne in E, Ballade No. 4. $20. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29: Julia Fischer, violin; Milana Chernyavska, piano. Sonatas by Mozart, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Martinu. $25. 8 p.m.

University At Albany. Washington Avenue, Albany. $10, $8, $5.

Thursday, Feb. 5.: Kristin Bacchiocchi, flute; Joel Brown, guitar. Guiliani, Castelnovo-Tedesco, Piazzolla. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7: Bob Gluck, piano and electronics. Rolnick, Teitelbaum, Mashayekhi, Kleinsasser, Gluck. 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 5.: Sarah and Susan Wang, piano. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1: Cesar Reyes, piano. Ponce, Jimenez, Moncayo, Moncada. 7 p.m.

POP MUSIC

Caffe Lena. 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. Second ticket price is for members. 583-0022. www.caffelena.com

Today: Banjo Dan Hubbs, and Frank Orsini. $14, $12. 7 p.m.

Jan. 16: The Wiyos. $16, $14. 8 p.m.

Jan. 17: Danny Kalb Trio. $18, $16. 8 p.m.

Jan. 18: St. James Gate. $12, $10. 7 p.m.

Jan. 23: Beaucoup Blue. $15, $12. 8 p.m.

Jan. 24: Bill Staines. $15, $12. 8 p.m.

Jan. 25: Vance Gilbert. $28, $20. 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: Kim Simmonds. $18, $15. 8 p.m.

Jan. 31: Scott Ainslie. $15, $12. 8 p.m.

Feb. 6: Eilen Jewell Band. $16, $14. 8 p.m.

Feb. 7: Jeremy Wallace Trio. $16, $14. 8 p.m.

Feb. 8: Gordon Stone Workshop. $25, $20 for students. 3 p.m.

Feb. 8: Gordon Stone Band show. $15, $12. 7 p.m..

Feb. 12: Steep Canyon Rangers. $18, $16. 7 p.m.

Feb. 13: Catherine Russell. $18, $15. 8 p.m.

Feb. 14: Dance Flurry’s Folk Oasis. Free with Dance Flurry wristband, $10 per show without. Noon: Maria Zemantauski and La Nina with Brian Melick. 1:30 p.m.: Ramblin‘ Jug Stompers. 3 p.m.: Only the Message Mattered (tribute to Susan B. Anthony by Bob Warren). 4:30 p.m.: Doo Wop Concert. 6 p.m.: Annie & the Hedonists. 7:30 p.m.: Mike & Ruthie. 9 p.m.: Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand of the Great Bear Trio

Feb. 15: The Horseflies. $18, $16. 7 p.m.

Feb. 20: Yarn. $15, $12. 8 p.m.

Feb. 21: Camille West. $15, $12. 8 p.m.

Feb. 22: Tannahill Weavers. $25, $22. 7 p.m.

Feb. 25: David Wilcox. $25, $22. 7 p.m.

Feb. 27: Jeffrey Foucault, and Mark Ereli. $15, $12. 8 p.m.

Feb. 28: Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, and Gospel Train. $15. Benefit for Shaker Vet Save-a-Pet Fund. 7 p.m.

March 1: Ashley Pond Band

March 6: Bob Gibson Legacy with Meridian Green

March 8: Notorious

March 7: Wholesale Klezmer Band Purim Celebration

March 13: The Kennedys, and Pesky J. Nixon

March 14: Workshop with the Kennedys. “Better Dreams: Use Your Dreams to Kick-Start the Creative Process.” Afternoon

March 16: Missy Raines & the New Hip

March 20: Brian Peters

March 22: Garnet Rogers

March 27: Amy Speace

March 28: Annie & the Hedonists with Jean Rohe

March 29: GiveWay

April 3: Ken Whiteley

April 4: Del Rey

April 5: Workshop with Del Rey afternoon

April 11: Caffè Lena Poetry Festival. All-Day Poetry Workshops and Readings; Poetry Reading with Ed Sanders in evening

April 17: Jo Henley

April 18: Phil Shapiro with Carrie Shore, and Davey O

April 21: Mary Gauthier

April 24: Red Molly

April 25: Tom & Thomasina Winslow with Nick Katz

April 26: Anais Mitchell

May 1: Sally Spring

May 8: Cliff Eberhardt

May 9: Don & Victoria Armstrong

May 10: Mother's Day Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter with Gospel Train & Friends

May 15: Anne Hills, and Michael Smith

May 16: 4th Annual Acoustic Blues Fest

May 17: Ellis Paul. Kids' Show at 3 p.m. Adult Show at 7 p.m.

May 22: Geoff Muldaur

May 23: Amy & Leslie Reunion Show

May 24: Memorial Day Open Mic

Calvin Theater. 19 King St., Northampton, Mass. Show time is 8 p.m. 413-584-1444. www.iheg.com

Feb. 3: The Pink Floyd Experience. $35, $25

Feb. 26: Joe Bonamassa. $35, $25

Feb. 27: Sarah Vowell. $35, $25 (reading

March 1: Golden Dragon Acrobats Present Cirque D’Or. $35, $25, children $10. 4 p.m.

March 6: Louis CK. $35, $24 (comedy)

March 10: Lucinda Williams, and Buick 6. $45, $35

March 20: The Saw Doctors. $28.50

April 4: Lewis Black. $57.50, $47.50 (comedy)

April 8: Umphrey’s McGee. $22.50

April 11: Gaelic Storm. $25

Club Helsinki 284 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-3394. www.clubhelsinkiweb.com

Today: Melvern Taylor. $15. 8 p.m.

Jan. 12: Monday Showcase: Rob Sanzone. Free. 7 p.m.

Jan. 16: Bella’s Bartok. $8. 9 p.m.

Jan. 17: Milton. $12. 9 p.m.

Jan. 18: The Wiyos. $15. 8 p.m.

Jan. 19: Monday Showcase: John Clark Plays John Lennon. Free. 7 p.m.

Jan. 23: Winterpills. $12. 9 p.m.

Jan. 24: Trumystic. $15. 9 p.m.

Jan. 26: Monday Showcase: Kiki Dufault. Free. 7 p.m.

Feb. 8: Sometymes Why. $12. 8 p.m.

Feb. 13: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band. $12. $25

Feb. 20: Erin McKeown, and Naia Kete. $15. 9 p.m.

Feb. 21: Eilen Jewell. $15. 9 p.m.

The Egg. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 473-1845. www.theegg.org

Jan. 16: Strunz & Farah. $28. 9 p.m.

Jan. 30: William Joseph. $24. 8 p.m.

Feb. 6: Louis CK. $30 adv., $32.50 day of show. 8 p.m. (comedy)

Feb. 8: Cassandra Wilson. $34.50. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21: Kris Kristofferson. $34.50. 8 p.m.

Feb. 27: Ralphie May. $30. 8 p.m. (comedy)

March 4: Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks (children’s)

March 6: Madeleine Peyroux. $29.50. 8 p.m.

March 12: George Thorogood & the Destroyers. $50, $39.50. 8 p.m.

April 4: The Flatlanders. $29.50. 8 p.m.

April 5: Cinderella. $22, seniors $18, children $11. 3 p.m. (children’s)

April 15: Los Lobos. $29.50. 7:30 p.m.

April 21: Colin Hay. $24. 7:30 p.m.

April 25: Mark O’Connor. $28, children $14. 7:30 p.m.

May 15: The David Bromberg Big Band, and Angel Band. $29.50. 8 p.m.

May 16: Natalie McMaster. $28. 7:30 p.m.

Eighth Step at Proctor’s GE Theatre (unless otherwise noted). 432 State St., Schenectady. Show time is 7:30 p.m. 434-1703. www.proctorsorg

Jan. 20: The Alternative Inaugural Ball. Dinner and dancing. $26. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31: Lou & Peter Berryman, and Mustard’s Retreat. $24. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 1: Tom Rush. $28

Feb. 28: Ask Yo Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz (multimedia production on Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance). Co-sponsored by Union College and the Sage Colleges. Location and price TBA

March 7: Carlene Carter. $26. Upstairs at 440

March 28: Richard Bona. $26

April 4: John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, and Cliff Eberhardt. $26

April 25: Susan Werner. $26

May 2: Tret Fure. $21. Upstairs at 440

May 16: Joe Jencks. $TBA. Upstairs at 440

Glens Falls Civic Center. 1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls. 798-0202. www.glensfallscc.com

Feb. 18: Larry the Cable Guy

Iron Horse. 20 Center St., Northampton, Mass. First ticket price is for advance sale, second for sale at the door. 413-584-0610. www.iheg.com

Today: Grupo Fantasma, and DJ Bongohead. $12.50, $15. 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 16 & 17: Cheryl Wheeler. $24, $27. 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: Steve Forbert. $17.50, $20. 7 p.m.

Jan. 22: Brooks Williams Trio, and Beaucoup Blue. $12.50, $15. 7 p.m.

Jan. 23: John Gorka. $16, $19. 7 p.m.

Jan. 24: Aztec Two-Step. $22.50, $25. 7 p.m.

Jan. 25: Michael Barnett & Friends. $12, $15. 7 p.m.

Jan. 27: Ben Taylor, and Schuyler Fisk. $12.50, $15. 7 p.m.

Jan. 29: Loney, Dear; Dennis Crommett, and Eric Bieganek. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

Jan. 30: Ellis Paul, and Matthew Hebert. $17.50, $20. 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: The Breakfast. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

Jan. 31: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. $15, $18. 7 p.m.

Jan. 31: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

Feb. 1: Chris O’Brien, and Amber Rubarth. $10, $13. 7 p.m.

Feb. 5: Storybox. $10, $13. 7 p.m.

Feb. 6: Luther “Guitar Junior“ Johnson. $15, $18. 7 p.m.

Feb. 6: Marah. $12.50, $15. 10 p.m.

Feb. 7: Johnny A. $16, $19, 7 p.m.

Feb. 7: Passion Pit, Paper Route, and Cale Parks. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

Feb. 8: Lucy Kaplansky, and Meg Hutchinson. $15, $18. 7 p.m.

Feb. 12: U-Melt. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

Feb. 13: Melissa Ferrick. $20, $23. 7 p.m.

Feb. 13: The Problematics. $8, $10. 10 p.m.

Feb. 14: Carolina Chocolate Drops. $17.50, $20. 7 p.m.

Feb. 14: Deer Tick. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

Feb. 15: Girl Howdy, and the Elsa Cross Trio. $10, $13. 7 p.m.

Feb. 18: Tannahill Weavers. $17.50, $20. 7 p.m.

Feb. 20: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band. $12.50, $15. 7 p.m.

Feb. 21: Poucette-Dart Band. $15, $18. 7 p.m.

Feb. 23 & 24: Greg Brown. $35, $40. 7 p.m.

Feb. 25 & 26: Leo Kottke. $30, $35. 7 p.m.

Feb. 28: Stepanian. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

March 1: Fountains of Wayne, and The Everyday Visuals. $22.50, $25. 7 p.m.

March 6: Sacred Shakers. $14, $17. 7 p.m.

March 7: Eddie from Ohio. $25, $28. 7 and 9:30 p.m.

March 12: Solas. $22.50, $25. 7 p.m.

March 12: That 1 Guy. $10, $13. 10 p.m.

March 14: Big Bad Bollocks. $12.50, $15. 7 p.m.

March 7: Barry Kingston & The Screaming Souls. $15. 7 p.m.

March 22: David Mallett. $16, $19. 7 p.m.

March 27: Girlyman. $16, $19. 7 p.m.

March 27: Hadoken, A Troop of Echoes, and Caspian. $8, $10. 10 p.m.

April 2: Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks. $25, $28. 7 p.m.

April 3: Barefoot Truth. $12. 7 p.m. seated acoustic show; 10 p.m. open floor electric show

April 8: Colin Hay, and Janet Robin. $28.50, $31. 7 p.m.

April 13: Habib Koite and Bamada. $22.50, $25. 7 p.m.

April 14: Rachael Sage, and Seth Glier. $10, $13. 6 p.m.

April 23: Tom Rush. $22.50, $25. 7 p.m.

MASSMoCA. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. 413-664-4481. www.massmoca.org

Jan. 15: Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts. $8. 7:30 p.m.

Jan, 16: Philip Glass: Glass on Film. $38, $34. 8 p.m.

Jan 31: “Underworld“ film with original score by Alloy Orchestra. $15 adv., $19 day of show, $10 students. 8 p.m.

Feb. 7: Honky Tonk Dance Party with the Defibulators. $15 adv., $19 day of show, $10 students. 8 p.m.

Feb. 12: “Still Bill.“ Biofilm on Bill Withers. $8, students $5. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 14: Kori Withers. $14 adv., $18 day of show, $10 students. 8 p.m.

March 7: The Books. $18 adv., $22 day of show. 8 p.m.

March 21: Cynthia Hopkins: The Success of Failure (or the Failure of Success). $16, $10 students. 8 p.m.

March 28: 13 Most Beautiful — Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. $18 adv., $22 day of show. 8 p.m.

April 11: Harriet Tubman. $14 adv., $18 day of show, $10 students. 8 p.m.

April 16: Patti Smith: Dream of Life. $6, $5 students. 8 p.m. (film)

April 30: Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues. $8, $5 students. 7:30 p.m.

May 1: Cuban Dance Party with Nicki Denner. $15 adv., $19 day of show, $10 students. 8 p.m.

Northern Lights. North Country Commons at routes 146 and 146A, Clifton Park. First ticket price is for advance sales and the second for day of show sales. 371-0012. www.northernlightslive.com

Jan. 18: Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands featuring Wretched Corpse, Head, Lies Load the Chamber, Ghetto Bob Cowboys, Accusations of the Insane, Seven Year Silence, Surviving a Plane Crash, Dimebag, and Dor Daedeloth. $10, $12. 4 p.m.

Jan. 21: Lights Resolve, Elevation, and Drive By. $5, $7. 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: Letchworth, Necrosis, Accusations of the Insane, Axel Shaft, Seven Year Silence, Kill All Betrayers, Renewal of Faith, and Put to Rest. $10, $12. 6 p.m.

Jan. 31: Believer. $8, $10. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 7: Ashes of Atrocity, Necrosis, Alliance, Dust and Ashes, The Scarver Protocol, A Breath of Mercury, Purifier, Cage Fight Massacre, and Skeletons in the Piano. $10, $12. 4 p.m.

Feb. 13: Starstruck, Harmony, Jericho Joe, and Rood Awakening. $12, $10. 6 p.m.

Feb. 20: Dr. Dirty. Age 18 and up. $15, $17. 7 p.m. (comedy)

March 3: Rockstar Taste of Chaos featuring Thursday, Bring Me the Horizon, Four Year Strong, Pierce the Veil, and Cancer Bats. $20, $22. 6 p.m.

March 8: Bleeding Through, Acacia Strain, As Blood Runs Black, Impending Doom, and The Viking. $15, $17. 6 p.m.

March 10: Dropkick Murphys, H2O, and Civet. $25, $27. 7:30 p.m.

April 6: The Devil Wears Prada, A Day to Remember, Sky Eats Airplane, and Emarosa. $27, $20. 6 p.m.

April 10: Stache Bash featuring Della Valle. $10, $12. 7 p.m.

April 15: Atticus Clothing Tour Presents Emmure, Winds of Plague, Evergreen Terrace, Terror, All Shall Perish, and Shai Hulud. $16, $18. 5:30 p.m.

Old Songs. 37 S. Main St., Voorheesville. Second ticket price is for children under 12 years old. Show time is 8 p.m. 765-2815. www.oldsongs.org

Jan. 24: Old Songs Sampler Concert featuring Dan Berggren, Lawson, Rebecca Angel Band, Phil Teumim, Nina Zanetti, Addie & Olin — Unleashed!, and Hokum Hawaiians. $20, $5. Benefit for the 2009 Old Songs Festival, features raffle of crafts and recordings and a bake sale

March 2: Liadan. $20, $5

March 28: Groovemama. $17, $5

April 18: emma’s revolution. $20, $5

May 1: Joel Mabus. $17, $5

Palace Theatre. 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 465-3334. www.palacealbany.com

Jan. 29: the Pretenders. $40, $35, $30. 8 p.m.

Feb. 15: Willie Nelson, and Asleep at the Wheel. $65, $50, $35. 7:30 p.m.

March 1: The Irish Rovers. $25, $12.50 children. 3 p.m.

March 19: Rockin‘ for Hunger 2009 with Jovi (Bon Jovi tribute), Wicked 80s, and Bed Spins. $17. Benefit for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. 7:30 p.m.

April 23: the Doobie Brothers. $59.50, $49.50, $39.50. 7:30 p.m.

Pearl Street Nightclub. 10 Pearl St, Northampton, Mass. First ticket price is for advance sales and the second for day of show sales. 413-584-7771. www.iheg.com

Feb. 4: Brett Dennen, and Angel Taylor. $15, $18. 7 p.m.

Feb. 25: Blitzen Trapper, and Aleia Diane. $10, $13. 8:30 p.m.

March 11: OK Go. $15, $18. 7 p.m.

March 14: Enter the Haggis. $17.50, $20. 7 p.m.

April 22: John Brown’s Body. $14, $17. 9 p.m.

Proctors. 432 State St., Schenectady. Performances on the Mainstage unless otherwise noted. 346.6204. www.proctors.org

Feb. 5: The Randy Rogers Band. WGNA Rising Country Star Series. $12. 7:30 p.m. GE Theatre

Feb. 7: Kenny Rogers. $55, $45, $35, $20. 8 p.m.

Feb. 9: Randy Houser. WGNA Rising Country Star Series. $12. 7:30 p.m. GE Theatre

Feb. 15: The Valentines Spectacular featuring Little Anthony & the Imperials, Lou Christie, the Teenagers, the Shangri-Las, and the Bronx Wanderers. $49.75, $34.75. 2 p.m.

Feb. 27: Hans Tammen. Dangerous Music Festival. $TBA. 7:30 p.m. GE Theatre

April 2: Cherryholmes. $30, $26, $24, $20. 8 p.m.

March 5: Drumline Live. $46, $38, $32, $20. 8 p.m.

March 6: Celtic Woman. $65.75, $50.75, $37.75. 8 p.m.

March 7: Time for Three. $32, $28, $24. 8 p.m.

March 28: Linda Eder. $45, $40, $35, 420. 8 p.m.

April 3: Nona Hendryx. Dangerous Music Series. $TBA. 7:30 p.m. GE Theatre

April 3: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. $52, $48, $46, $20. 8 p.m. (comedy)

April 16: Brad Garrett. $60, $55, $50, $20. 8 p.m.

April 25: The 60s Spectacular featuring Tommy James & the Shondells, the Association, the New Rascals featuring Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli, and the Happenings. $49.75, $42.75, $34.75. 7:30 p.m.

Red Square. 388 Broadway, Albany. 432-8584. www.redsquarealbany.com

Shows TBA

Revolution Hall. 425 River St., Troy. First ticket price is for advance sale, the second for day of show sale. 274-0553. www.revolutionhall.com

Jan. 17: Railroad Earth, and Old School Freight Train. $18, $22. 8 p.m.

Jan. 20: The Sword, Year Long Disaster, and Ironweed. $10, $12. 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: Who’s Bad — The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, and Solid Smoke. $14, $16. 8 p.m.

Jan. 30: goodship TNO afterparty. $5. Midnight

Jan. 31: Blues for Breakfast. $7, $10. 7 p.m.

Feb. 2: Jon McLaughlin. $12, $14. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6: U-Melt, and Timbre Coup. $14, $16. 8 p.m.

Feb. 28: Fat Saturday. $10, $15. 7 p.m.

March 6: Dar Jah & the Love Prophets. $10. 8 p.m.

March 7: Enter the Haggis. $16, $18. 8 p.m.

March 17: Hair of the Dog. $15, $17. 6 p.m.

March 26: Perpetual Groove. $15. 8 p.m.

Times Union Center. 51 S. Pearl St., Albany. 800-30-EVENT. www.timesunioncenter-albany.com

Jan. 22: Toby Keith, and Jason Aldean. $54.75, $39.75, $24.75. 7:30 p.m.

March 17: Fleetwood Mac. $149.50, $79.50, $49.50. 8 p.m.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 30 Second St., Troy. 273-0038. www.troymusichall.org

April 5: “An Irish Homecoming“ Hosted by Cherish the Ladies, with guests Maura O’Connell, Liz Carroll & John Doyle and Irish step dancers. $32, $290, $15 students. 7 p.m.

April 14: Rick Hill. Free. Noon

April 18: Kathy Mattea: Moving Mountains. $30, $27. 8 p.m.

Valentine’s. 17 New Scotland Ave, Albany. Shows are upstairs unless otherwise noted. 432-6572. www.valentinesalbany.com

Jan. 14: The Deadbeats. 10 p.m.

Jan. 15: Citizen Genet, and Sunny Day Turtle. 9 p.m.

Jan. 16: Wild Mountain Underground, and Mike Underwood. 9 p.m.

Jan. 17: The Killerados, and Aluvium. 9 p.m.

Jan, 21: “Terminatour“ featuring Blessed by a Broken Heart, Love Hate Hero, Agraceful, Karate High School, and Kiros. 7 p.m.

Jan. 21: The Deadbeats. 10 p.m. downstairs

Jan. 23: Outlaw Mystic. 9 p.m.

Jan. 24: Full Blown Chaos, Trapped Under Ice, Reign Supreme, Dirty Money, and It’s Alive. 7 p.m.

Jan. 24: The Hoborchestra, Summer People, Barons in the Attic, and Pinguinos. 8 p.m. downstairs

Jan. 26: The Sleeping, Emarosa, Curse the Mariner, Vessels, and Astronauts. 7 p.m.

Jan. 28: The Deadbeats. 10 p.m.

Jan. 29: Internal Affairs, Alpha and Omega, Cruel Hand, Gaining Ground, and NY Trainwreck. 8 p.m.

Jan. 31: Ashes of Atrocity, Israfel, Alliance, the Viking, and Abby Graves. 7 p.m.

Jan. 31: Charley Orlando Band, and Chris Noel. 9 p.m. downstairs

Feb. 12: Ludo, Sing It Loud, This Providence, and The Morning Light. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Delta Spirit, Dawes, and Other Lives

Feb. 20: Used Kids

Feb. 27: Jennifer O’Connor

March 21: Doug Stanhope (comedy)

March 31: The Hold Steady. 8 p.m.

WAMC Performing Arts Studio Linda Norris Auditorium. 339 Central Ave., Albany. 465-5233, ext. 4. www.wamcarts.org

Today: Melissa Ferrick, and Rose Cousins. $23. 8 p.m.

Jan. 14: “Dancing on the Air“ hosted by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason with guest Martha Gallagher. $12. 8 p.m.

Jan. 16: Steve Forbert. $25. 8 p.m.

Jan. 17: Beatlemania Again! $20. 8 p.m.

Jan. 22: Crumbs Nite Out at the Linda featuring Scientific Maps, panel discussion on Selling Music Online moderated by Paul Rapp. Free. 7 p.m.

Jan. 23: Chris Smither. $25. 8 p.m.

Jan. 31: Ernie Williams‘ Birthday Party. $18. 8 p.m.

Feb. 21: Willie Nile. $23. 8 p.m.

The Washington Avenue Armory. 195 Washington Ave., at Lark St., Albany. 694-7160. www.washingtonavenuearmory.com

March 21: Sirsy. 6 p.m.

JAZZ

Appletini’s, 1118 Central Ave., Albany.

Today . Swingtime Jazz Society presents Patti-O and the Hip Hooligans, 4-6 pm., with jam session to follow from 6 to 7 p.m. $15.

The Egg. Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Jan. 31: Nnenna Freelon Quintet and Ronald K. Brown/Evidence. $28, $24. Children $14

Feb. 13: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. $24, seniors $20, children $12. 8 p.m.

Feb. 14: Jane Monheit. $28. 8 p.m.

March 8: San Francisco Jazz Collective. $28. 7 p.m.

March 28: Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra featuring Arturo O’Farrill, and Ballet Hispanico. $28, seniors $24, children $14. 8 p.m.

April 30: Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. $24, seniors $20, children $12. 7:30 p.m.

EMPAC, RPI, Troy.

Jan. 25. Bobby McFerrin, EMPAC, RPI, Troy. 8 p.m. $50-$40 ($30-$20 for seniors, students)

Iron Horse. 20 Center St., Northampton, Mass. First ticket price is for advance sale, second for sale at the door.

Jan. 13: Bill Frisell. $22.50, $25. 7 p.m.

Feb. 12: Patricia Barber. $25, $28. 7 p.m.

April 4: The Bad Plus. $17.50, $20. 7 p.m.

April 29: Allan Holdsworth Trio. $20, $23. 7 p.m.

Normanside Country Club, 160 Salisbury Road, Delmar.

Jan. 25. Jazz brunch. Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $25. 439-2117 or [email protected]

Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany.

Feb. 7. Brian Patneaude CD release party. 8 p.m. $10 (students with St. Rose ID free. 434-6756 or www.brianpatneaude.com.

Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady.

Jan 31. Yellowjackets with Mike Stern. Proctors Theatre, Schdy. 8 p.m. $20, $25, $30 and $35.

April 9: Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary Tour featuring Bill Charlap, Peter Bernstein, Ravi Coltrane, Lewis Nash, Nicholas Payton, Peter Washington, and Steve Wilson. $40, $36, $32, $20. 8 p.m.

May 5: Allan Holdsworth featuring Jimmy Johnson and Chad Wackerman. $30. 7:30 p.m. GE Theatre

Schenectady County Community College. 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady.

April 21: Empire Jazz Orchestra with guest soloist Curtis Fuller 8 p.m. Schenectady County Community College. $15.

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.

April 3. Terence Blanchard. Time and site TBA

Stockade Inn. 1 N. Church St., Schenectady.

March 8. Swingtime Jazz Society presents The Jazz Factor. 4-6 pm., with jam session to follow from 6 to 7 p.m. $15.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. 30 Second St., Troy.

March 10: Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes. Free. Noon

April 23: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. $55, $42, $36, $29. 8 p.m.

Williamstown Jazz Festival. Williamstown, Mass. April 30 to May 6.

April 30. Film “Ben Hur’ with live big band. ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College.

May 1. Gospel concert. 6:30 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free.

May 1. Salsa dance party. MASS MOcA. North Adams.

May 1-2. Intercollegiate Jazz Festival. ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

May 2. Miguel Zenon Quartet. ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

May 6. Vijay Ayer Trio. Clark Art Institute.

Windham Performing Arts Center, Windham.

Jan. 17. Lynn Arriale Trio. 8 p.m. $25, Seniors $20, Students $5.

THEATER

Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Ave., Albany. 462-1297. $15.

Feb. 13-March 1: “A Man for All Seasons.”

May 1-17: “The Hot L Baltimore.”

Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany. 445-7469.

Jan. 20-Feb. 22: The Biggest Little International Play Festival 2. $39-$17.

March 13-April 5: James Joyce’s “The Dead.” $46-$21.

April 24- May 17: “Boston Marriage.” Call for ticket prices.

C-R Productions at Cohoes Music Hall, 38 Remsen St., Cohoes. 237-5858. $32-$23. $40 premium orchestra seats.

Jan. 9-18: “Rent: School Edition.” $15, adults; $10, students.

Feb. 14: Cupid’s Ball.

Feb. 20-March 8: “The Full Monty.”

April 3-19: “Dracula.” (the play)

May 15-31: “The Producers.”

Colonial Little Theatre, One Colonial Court, Johnstown. 762-4325. $12, adults; $10, students.

April 3-12: “Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America.”

June 5-12: “Bus Stop.”

Curtain Call Theatre, 210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529. $20.

Jan. 16-Feb. 13: “The Dining Room.”

Feb. 14: “Love Letters.”

Feb. 27-March 28: “Corpse!”

April 2-11: “Sherlock Solo.”

April 24-May 30: “Over the Tavern.”

Home Made Theater, Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park. 587-4427. $24-$21.

Feb. 13-March 1: “Beyond Therapy.”

April 17-May 3: “Enchanted April.”

New York State Theatre Institute, Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy. 274-3256. $20, adults; $16, seniors; $16, students; $10, children to 12.

Jan. 30- Feb. 11: “Orphan Train.”

March 13-26: “Yours, Anne.”

April 24-May 3: “The Philadelphia Story.”

Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 476-1000.

Feb. 20-22: “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music.” $32-$15.

Feb. 28: “All My Black Children 2.” $17-$12.

May 2: “Loretta LaRoche & Friends: Women in Comedy.” $50-$25.

Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. 346-6204. Call for ticket prices.

Main Stage:

Jan. 9-11: “Cirque Dreams.”

Jan. 20-25: “Avenue Q.”

Feb. 17-22: “Happy Days.”

March 10-15: “The Rat Pack: Live at the Sands.”

April 10-11: “Sweeney Todd.”

440 Upstairs:

Feb. 27-Mar. 1: Theatresports.

March 6-8: Theatresports.

April 17-26: “Forbidden Broadway.”

GE [email protected]:

Jan. 13-18: “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding.”

Jan. 22-25: “One Man’s Star Wars Trilogy.”

Feb. 10-21: “The Awesome 80s Prom.”

March 3-8: “Late Night Catechism.”

Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady. 382-2081. $15-$12.

Jan. 30-Feb.8: “Murderers.”

March 20-29: “The Trip to Bountiful.”

May 8-17: “Rehearsal for Murder.”

Schenectady Light Opera Company, 826 State St., Schenectady. 1-877-350-7378. $27-$22, adults; $15-$12, children.

Jan. 9-18: “Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” (Cabaret style)

March 6-15: “Assassins.”

May 1-10: “The Scarlet Pimpernel.”

Steamer No. 10, 500 Western Ave., Albany. 438-5503. Call for children’s programming.

March 6-8: “All My Black Children 2.” Call for prices.

May 1-3: “Dance With Me; Beyond the Battle.” Call for prices.

The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. 677-2495. $24, non-members; $20, members; $15, students.

March 26-Apr. 19: “Seascape.”

May 21-June 7: “Present Laughter.”

DANCE

Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy.

Feb. 15: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, 2 p.m., $15, $12 members

Charles R. Wood Theater, Glen Street, Glens Falls

Jan. 24: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, 8 p.m., $20, $18 seniors, $12 children

March 22: Adirondack Ballet Theater in “Cinderella,” 2 and 6 p.m., $12, $10 children

Eba Theatre, 351 Hudson St., Albany

March 7: Maude Baum and Company Dance Theater in “Cabaret Benefit,” 7 p.m., $100, $50 and $36

May 1 and 2: Maude Baum and Company Dance in "Spring Salon," 7 p.m., $25, $15 seniors and students, $12 eba students

The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany

Jan. 31: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence with the Nneena Freelon Quartet, 8 p.m., $28, $24 seniors and $14 children

Feb. 13: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, 8 p.m., $24, $20 seniors and $12 children

Feb. 28: Nacre Dance Company, 2 and 8 p.m., $20, $15 seniors and students

March 13: Flamenco Vivo! Carlota Santana, 8 p.m., $26, $22 seniors and $13 children

March 28: Ballet Hispanico with Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill, 8 p.m. $28, $24 seniors and $14 children

April 5: New York Theatre Ballet in "Cinderella," 3 p.m., $22, $18 seniors and $11 children

April 11: Savion Glover, 8 p.m., $38, $34 seniors and $19 children

April 19: Nederlands Dans Theatre II, 7 p.m. $28, $24 seniors and $14 children

April 26: Buckets and Tap Shoes: Ten Foot Five, 3 p.m. $20, $16 seniors and $10 children

April 30: Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, 7:30 p.m., $24, $20 seniors and $12 children

May 9: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, 8 p.m. $24, $20 seniors and $12 children

EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th St., Troy

Feb. 6: Cathy Weis: Electric Haiku in "Calm as Custard," 8 p.m., $15, $10 for seniors and students

March 26: Tere O'Connor Dance in "Rammed Earth," 8 p.m., $15, $10 for seniors and students

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

March 1: Forever Tango, 7 p.m., $65, $55 and $25

April 10: National Russian Ballet Theatre in "Swan Lake," 8 p.m.

May 23: Paul Taylor Dance Company, 8 p.m., $60, $50 and $20

MASS MoCA, Hunter Center, 87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass.

Feb. 28: Anouk van Dijk DC in "Shotz," 8:30 p.m., $16 and $10 students

Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany

March 5: Forever Tango, 7:30 p.m., $49, $35 and $25

May 12: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 7:30 p.m. $100, $85, $75, $55

Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady

Jan. 9 to 11: Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $50, $44, $40, $20 with $10 off for 17 and younger

Jan. 16: Diavolo, 8 p.m., $35, $30, $25, $20

Feb. 10 and 11: Cirque Eloize, 7 p.m., $40, $35, $30, $20 with $10 off for 17 and younger

April 18: Russian National Ballet Theatre in "Swan Lake," 8 p.m., $36, $32, $28 and $20

May 2: Momix in "Botanica," 8 p.m., $35, $30, $25 and $20

Skidmore College, Dance Theater, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Feb. 27 and 28: David Gordon Pick Up Company, 8 p.m., $15, $8 seniors and students

Spa Little Theatre, Spa State Park, routes 9 and 50, Saratoga Springs

March 6, 7, 8: Tango Fusion Dance, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday

VISUAL ARTS

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake

Through March 6: Quilt Show. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sat.

March 14-April 30: Student Art Exhibit. Reception: 2-4 p.m. April 4.

May 9-June 13: Members show. 2-4 p.m. June 13.

May 16-June 18: Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks Cover Art Show.

Albany Center Gallery, 39 Columbia St., Albany

Through Feb. 7: “Then and Now,” Channing Lefebvre, Peter Leue, Terry Slade.

Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany

Feb. 7-Jan. 4, 2010: “Hudson River Panorama: 400 Years of History, Art and Culture,” 200 objects and documents from the collection.

Through March 1: “In Search of Ice,” landscapes of glaciers and icebergs by Marcia Clark.

Albany International Airport Gallery, third floor of terminal, Albany-Shaker Road, Albany

Through May 31: “A Remarkable Past: Historic Objects of Outlandish Purpose and Astonishing Configurations,” unusual pieces from 25 area museums. Also ongoing installations by Ginger Ertz, Paul Katz, Harry Legh, Lillian Mulero, Ken Ragsdale and Joy Taylor.

Amrose Sable Gallery, 306 Hudson Ave., Albany

Through Feb. 1: Liz Blum

Feb. 6-March 1: Slyvie Kantorovitz

The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie

Through Jan. 21: “American Ruins,” 55 sepia-toned photographs of historic sites by Arthur Drooker.

Through Feb. 7: “Sleigh Bells, Green Fields and Falling Leaves: Four Seasons of America Landscape Painting,” landscapes from the collection by Grandma Moses, George Inness, William Glackens and others.

Feb. 1-May 3: “Love Story,” 60 original drawings, watercolors and oil paintings that illustrated romantic fiction from late 19th through mid-20th century, including women’s magazines McCall’s and Cosmopolitan.

Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Through Jan. 31: High School All Stars Exhibition

Feb. 7-March 28: “Shawn Lawson and Abraham Ferraro,” multimedia, interactive and performance work. Reception: Feb. 7. Artists discussion: Feb. 26.

April 4-May 30: “Deborah Zlotsky, Sergio Sericolo and Brian Cirmo,” paintings. Reception: April 4. Artists discussion: April 23.

Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy

Friday to March 22: “Mutatis Mutandis: Appearance and Identity,” group show of unusual approaches to portraiture. Curated by Rachel Seligman. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Jan. 30. Artists talk: Feb. 15.

Jan. 30-March 22: “Katharine Kreisher: Everything in Its Place,” paintings. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Jan. 30.

Friday to March 22: “Portraits and Self Reflection,” portraits by ACCR faculty and students. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Jan. 30.

Bennington Museum, West Main Street., Bennington, Vt. Museum closed in January.

Feb. 1-March 1: Student Art Show.

Feb. 1-March 29: “Bennington Collects III,” community collections.

March 14-May 17: “Tradition, Innovation and Good Design: The Ceramics of David Gil,” retrospective of work produced by Bennington Potters over more than 50 years.

April 9-May 17: “Sculpture from the Collection,” locally and nationally known sculptors, including William Morris Hunt.

Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Jan. 24-May 17: “Race to the Top: Arctic Inspirations, 1900 and Today,” exhibit marking 100th anniversary of Robert Peary’s expedition to the North Pole.

Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St., Hudson.

Through Feb. 15: “Contemporary Painters That Happen to Be Women,” Eileen Murphy, Darshan Russell and Donise English.

Feb. 19-March 29: “Then and There,” William Sillin, William Bond Walker, Judith Lamb; upstairs gallery, altered photos by Dini Lamot.

April 2-May 10: “Sacred Ground: Paintings by Marlene Wiedenbaum and Thomas Locker,” and in the backroom, abstracted landscapes by Jeff Briggs.

May 14-June 21: “Spring Exhibit,” Joan Griswalk, Alyson Levy and Grey Zelen, and in the backroom, abstract paintings by Kathryn de Haan Buttler.

Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen St., Glens Falls

Through Feb. 15: “Civic Pride: Glens Falls 100 Years Ago.”

April 23-Oct. 18: “All Cordially Invited: Entertainment in the North Country, 1850-1920.”

Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

Through Thursday: “Library Installation: Sol LeWitt, Representation and an Audience of One,” LeWitt’s artist’s books.

Feb. 1-April 26: “Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris,” images of 19th century Paris by Lautrec and his contemporaries.

Through Feb. 16: “Special Installation: The Art of the Pastel,” paintings by Degas, Millett, Pissarro, Cassatt and others.

Feb. 21-April 19: “Special Installation: Women’s Work,” exhibit marking International Women’s Day, with prints, drawings and photographs by Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Berenice Abbott and others.

Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown

Feb. 7-22: Fenimore Quilt Club 2009 Show

Dietel Gallery, Emma Willard School, Troy

Monday to Feb. 28: High School Invitational

March 23-April 24: “Sojourns to Ireland and Italy: Marlowe, Martin and Morrell.” Reception: 6-8 p.m. March 27.

May 7-June 7: Senior art show

Esther Massry Art Gallery, Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany.

Through Feb. 1: “Judith Page: Holes of Truth,” multi-media paintings and sculptures.

Feb. 15-March 22: “Legacies of Abstraction,” Theresa Chong, Warren Isensee, Katia Santibanez. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 20, with lecture following in Saint Joseph Auditorium.

April 3-19: Senior Show. Reception: 5-8 p.m. April 4.

May 3-8: Graduate show. Reception: 2-5 p.m. May 3.

Through May 8: “Wild Rose,” sculpture by Judy Pfaff in Vertical Gallery.

EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Eighth Avenue, Troy.

March 20: “Triangle of Need and the Chittenden,” installation by Catherine Sullivan with Sean Griffin, Studio One, Goodman.

Fenimore Art Museum, State Highway 80, Cooperstown. Opens for season on April 1.

April 1-Dec. 31: “News Additions/New Perspectives: American Indian Art.”

May 23-Dec. 31: “America’s Rome: Artists in the Eternal City, 1800-1900.”

Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill Gallery, 398 Main St., Catskill.

Saturday to Feb. 21: “Psychic Landscapes: The Unconscious Made Conscious,” juried show, and Katharina Litchman, solo exhibit of textile art.

Feb. 28-April 11: “Outside the Lines 2009,” Greene County Youth Exhibit

April 18-May 30: “Sculpture on Main.”

Greene County Council on the Arts, Mountain Top Gallery, Main St., Windham.

Through Feb. 21: “Landscape 2009,” juried show.

Feb. 21-April 4: “re-cycle-invent-do.”

May 30-July 18: “Journeys in Clay.”

Hudson Valley Community College, Teaching Gallery, Administration Building, 80 Vanderburgh Ave., Troy.

Jan. 29-April 4: “The Oatman-Lail News Hour: Collages by Michael Oatman and Thomas Lail,” first-time collaboration and creation of large-scale collage. Artists talk: 3 p.m. Jan. 29, followed by reception from 4-6 p.m.

The Hyde Collection Art Museum, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls.

Through Jan. 18: “California Impressionism: Paintings from the Irvine Museum,” 60 paintings from early 20th-century plein air artists.

Through Jan. 25: “First Impression: Winslow Homer and the World of Printing,” Hoopes Gallery.

Feb. 8-April 19: “Thomas Chambers (1808-1819): American Marine and Landscape Painter,” 19th century American folk artist, exhibit from Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Lake George Arts Project, Courthouse Gallery, 310 Canada St., Lake George

Jan. 24-Feb. 27: Claudia Sbrissa

March 14-April 17: Matthew Hamilton

May 9-June 12: Kathy Greenwood

MASS MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass.

Through Feb. 16: “Eastern Standard,” 20 Western artists and film makers look at China.

Through Feb. 22: “Illuminations: Adam Chapman in Kidspace

April 4-Feb. 28, 2010: “These Days: Elegies for Modern Times,” George Bolster, Chris Doyle, Micah Silver, Robert Taplin, Sam Taylor-Wood, Pawel Wojtasik.

Through April 12: “Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape,” group show, commentary on land, wilderness, environmental politics.

May 23-October: ”George Cochrane: Long Time Gone,” original drawings from a graphic novel in progress.

Through June 1: “Being Here is Better Than Wishing We’d Stayed.”

Through Oct. 31: “Simon Starling: Particles of Nanjing,” installation by British artist in Building No. 5.

Through Oct. 31: “Anselm Kiefer: Sculpture and Paintings.”

New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany

Through Feb. 8: “Light on New Netherland,” history of Dutch in New York state and Eastern Seaboard.

March 1: “My Brother’s Thread: Fiber Works by and for Men of the African Diaspora.”

March 1: “Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition.”

Through March 15: “Invaders,” non-native plants, animals and viruses in New York State.

Through May 17: “Rockwell Kent: This is My Own,” paintings, drawings, prints, books, photographs, advertising art and more, Bank of America Great Art Series, from the Rockwell Kent Collection at Plattsburgh.

Through May 22: “Breeding Bird Atlas: 20 Years of Changing Bird Distributions.”

April (TBA)-March 2010: “1609,” history exhibit marking quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River, with documents, maps and images from museum collection and state library and archives.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

Through Jan. 25: “Over the Top: The Illustrated Posters of World War I.”

Feb. 7-May 25: “Artists in Their Studios,” letters, documents and photos of 75 artists from the late 19th century to today, including Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol and David Smith.

May 1: “A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio,” Rockwell’s studio re-opens after refurbishing.

Opalka Gallery, the Sage Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany

Jan. 20-Feb. 22: “Carol Hamoy: PsalmSong and Other Works,” art inspired by Jewish heritage. First Friday reception: 5-9 p.m. Feb. 6. Artist’s reception: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8.

March 6-April 12: “31st Annual Photography Regional,” curated by Elizabeth Dubben. Reception: 5-9 p.m. March 6.

April 23-May 10: BFA Exhibition. Reception: 5-9 p.m. May 1.

Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Spa State Park, routes 9 and 50, Saratoga Springs

Through May 9: “The Sichel Collection: All That Glitters,” early brass-era automobiles.

Schenectady Museum, Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady

Through Jan. 25: “Putting DNA to Work,” from the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Science.

Through Jan. 25: “Hall of Transgenic Organisms of New York State,” installation by Rich Pell from the Center for PostNatural Hsitory.

Feb. 14-April 18: “Views of Space,” photography, multimedia displays, hands-on activities.

April 4: Opening of longterm “Wind and Solar Power Interactives” in the museum’s Power House exhibit.

May 1-28: “Invention Convention 2009,” inventions by Capital Region students.

Skidmore College, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery:

Through Jan. 25: “Dario Robleto: Alloy of Love,” handcrafted “historical” and “political” objects.

Jan. 31-June 14: “Oliver Herring: Me Us Them,” 15-year survey of German-born artists who uses portraiture, photography, video and dance in his work. Artist talk: 4 p.m. Jan. 31. Curator’s tour: 12 p.m. Feb. 10. Reception: 6-7:30 p.m. March 21.

Feb. 28-Aug. 30: “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History,” retrospective of artist/activist/educator and Kids of Survival, his students in the Bronx. Artist’s talk: 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Dunkerley Dialogue: 7 p.m. March 19. Curator’s tour: 12 p.m. March 4. Reception: 6-7:30 p.m. March 21.

March 20-22: “YES Symposium: The Persistence of Optimism.”

Schick Gallery:

Jan. 29-March 1: Student Exhibition

March 19-April 19: “Illusions,” group show.

April 30-June 21: “Plugged,” alumni invitational exhibit of photography and new media.

Southern Vermont Arts Center, West Road, Manchester, Vt.

Yester House:

Through Feb. 3: 17th Annual Winter Members Exhibition

Feb. 7-March 3: February Exhibitions. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9.

March 14-April 9: March exhibitions. Reception: 2-4 p.m. March 14.

Union College, Schenectady

Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial:

Through Feb. 1: “Parabolas Mexicanas: Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Bernardo Gonzalez and Francisco Verastegui.

Wikoff Student Gallery, Nott Memorial:

Through March 2: “Slow Motion,” photography by Dan Phakos.

April 16-June 1: “LGBTQ.”

University Art Museum, University at Albany, Washington Avenue, Albany

Feb. 3-April 15: “Jason Middlebrook: The Spires of Albany,” artist uses recycled cardboard from campus to create towers inspired by Edward Durell Stone’s designs for campus architecture. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3, preceded by gallery walk-through with artist at 4:30 p.m.

May 1-7: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Upstate Artists Guild, 247 Lark St., Albany

Through Jan. 23: New Beginnings, work by SARC

Feb. 6-27: “The Blue Show,” with Jason Cosco in side room

March 6-27: “Issues,” with Joe Ulrich and Kim Waldie in side room.

April 3-24: “Loose Threads,” textiles and fiber arts, with Diane Evans and Diane Segal in side room.

Williams College Museum of Art, Route 2, Williamstown, Mass.

Through Feb. 11: “Fiona Tan: Countenance,” film installation.

Through Feb. 11: “Media Field: Independent Film and Ethnography.”

Through March 8: “Beyond the Familiar: Photography and Construction of Community: 10 Artists from the History of Photography.”

March 28-June 28: “Lincoln to the Nth Degree,” documents, photographs, artwork about Abraham Lincoln.

Through April 26: “Liu Zheng: The Chinese,” 120 photographs of Chinese people from all walks of life.

Through May 17: “The ABCDs of Sol Lewitt.”

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