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Arts Summer Preview/Classical Music: 3 great operas on tap

Arts Summer Preview/Classical Music: 3 great operas on tap

A writer's picks for highlights on the summer classical music scene.

Some possible highlights on the summer classical music scene, plus a full schedule:

-- “A Little Nightmare Music” with talented violinist Alexsey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo finds great satire and hilarious comedic twists in the classical repertoire. This internationally known duo will have audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter. Luzerne Chamber Music Series in Lake Luzerne. July 14.

-- Traditional opera fans will rejoice when they can see three of the greatest: Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” (opens June 14 at Opera Saratoga), Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (opens July 11 at Glimmerglass Opera) and Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” (opens Aug. 13 at Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre).

-- The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings big city style to the North Country when it opens its first summer season with two of its most popular artists — pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel, among others. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Aug. 11. Series continues through Aug. 26.

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-- Bernstein’s brilliant and popular “West Side Story” has become part of the American song book and the Seagle Colony’s youthful and talented singers are sure to invest the show with all the right moves and enthusiasm. Opens Aug. 13.

-- Unforgettable evenings are made when hearing cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Aug. 8) or violinist/conductor Itzhak Perlman (Aug. 20) with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

— Gazette classical music writer Geraldine Freedman


Albany Pro Musica, Albany. 346-6204,

June 6-7: “Pops Goes the Chorus!” Shaker Meeting House, Heritage Lane, Albany

Aston Magna Festival, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845-758-7425

June 20: C.P.E. Bach 300th birthday celebration

June 27: Winds of Romanticism

July 4: Turbulent 17th Century England Music

July 11: Baroque Skirmishes with Alcohol, Tobacco, Coffee and Love

July 18: Italian Trio Sonatas with a new work

Bard Summerscape and Music Festival. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. American Symphony Orchestra. Leon Botstein, conductor. 845-758-7425,

July 25, 27, 30, Aug. 1, 3: Carl Maria von Weber “Euryanthe”

Aug. 8: Schubert “Gretchen am Spinnrade”, Symphony No. 3; Fantasy in F minor for two pianos. Anna Polonsky, Orion Weiss, pianos

Aug. 9: Schubert Symphony No. 8, songs orchestrated by Berlioz, Liszt, Offenbach, Brahms, Webern. Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Schroeder, baritone

Aug. 10: Schubert “Die Verschwarenen,” von Suppe “Franz Schubert.” Paul Appleby, tenor; Deanna Breiwick,soprano; Bard Festival Chorale

Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. 800-942-6904,

July 26: Donizetti “Lucia Di Lammermoor” with Diana McVey, Kirk Dougherty

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 800-745-3000,

June 8: Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms. Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

July 26: Kenny Rogers with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Capital Region Wind Ensemble, Brett Wery, conductor. Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady. 381-1231,

June 8: Cathy Sheridan, trumpet. Vizzutti, Wery (premiere), Hay, Weinberger, Grainger

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. 584-9330,

Aug. 11: Beethoven, Barber, Dvorak. Wu Han, Anne-Marie McDermott, pianos; Benjamin Beilman, Alex Sitkovetsky, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; David Finckel, cello

Aug. 12: Mozart, Kodaly, Mendelssohn. Same personnel as Aug. 11, Joseph Conyers, bass

Aug. 17: All-Beethoven. Miro Quartet

Aug. 19: Boccherini, Mozart, Weber. Miro Quartet: Kirsten Johnson, viola; David Finckel, cello; Ricardo Morales, clarinet

Aug. 24: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Tournier, Faure. Wu Han, piano; Kristin Lee, Arnaud Sussman, violins; Yura Lee, viola; Paul Watkins, cello; Tara O’Connor, flute; Bridget Kibbey, harp

Aug. 26: Beethoven, Tsontakis, Brahms. Wu Han, piano; Kristin Lee, Arnaud Sussman, violins; Yura lee, Richard O’Neill, violas; David Finckel, Paul Watkins, cellos

Close Encounters With Music, Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. 800-843-0778, www.cewm

June 15: “Dvorak-A Bohemian Idyll.” Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Itamar Zorman, violin; Roman Rabinovich, piano; Yehuda Hanani, cello

Clifton Common Stage, Clifton Park. 371-6667,

June 29: Clifton Park Community Chorus

Briggs & Mattioli “State Fair,” July 18-20, 24-27

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. 371-8622,

June 15: Music Company Orchestra

The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-997-4444,

July 26: Peter Schickele’s “50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence”

Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival. Cooperstown. 877-666-7421,

June 23-25: Pro-Am concerts. Various locations

July 31: Flutes in the Drawing Room. Hyde Hall

Aug. 6: Boccherini, Puccini, Verdi, Ludwig, Tchaikovsky. Enso String Quartet; Richard Young, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Linda Chesis, flute. Farmer’s Museum

Aug. 10: Mozart, Mendelssoh, Schubert. American String Quartet; Alan Stepansky, cello; Linda Chesis, flute. Otesaga Resort Hotel

Aug. 17: Brazilian Jazz: Trio Da Paz. Otesaga Resort Hotel

Aug. 24: Byrd, Schubert, Brown, Strauss, Del Aguila, Bartok. Momenta Quartet; Linda Chesis, flute; Moran Katz, clarinet; Olga Vinokur, piano. Otesaga Resort Hotel.

DeBlasiis Chamber Music Series. The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. 792-2383,

June 1: Diana Fanning, piano

Edinburg Classical Concert Series. Mayfield Presbyterian Church, Mayfield. 863-4642,

July 21: Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet

Aug. 7: Funf Woodwind Quintet

Empire State Youth Orchestra. Helen Cha-Pyo, music director. 382-7581,

June 1: With Norwallk Youth Symphony. Carnegie Hall

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. Charles Peltz, music director. 793-1348,

July 4: Crandall Park, Glens Falls. Fireworks

Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. 607-547-2255,

July 11, 13, 17, 21, 24, 26, 29, Aug. 3, 9, 15, 18, 23: Puccini “Madama Butterfly”

July 12, 18, 26, 27, Aug. 1, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22: Rodgers & Hammerstein “Carousel”

July 19, 22, 28, Aug. 2, 8, 17, 21, 23: Strauss “Ariadne aux Naxos”

July 20, 25, 31, Aug. 5, 7, 9, 11, 16, 24: Picker/Scheer “An American Tragedy”

July 25: Director Jonathan Miller master class

Aug. 3: Young artists perform “Madama Butterfly”

Aug. 8: Soprano Jessye Norman master class

Aug. 15: Soprano Christine Goerke in concert

Aug. 17: Young Artists perform bel canto arias

ShowTalks: Aug. 2, 9, 16, 17. Performances and discussions.

Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. 677-2495, 232-2347,,

June 8: Cello seminar concert. Rhonda Rider, David Russell, cellos; Judith Gordon, piano

June 15: Viola Seminar concert. Lila Brown, Leonard Matczynski, violas; Marc Ryser, piano. Bach

July 5: Music From Salem. Zemlinsky, Elgar. Calvin Wiersma, Judith Eissenberg, violins; Lila Brown, viola; David Russell, cello; Judith Gordon, piano

July 6: MFS. See July 5. Sembrich Museum, Bolton Landing.

July 13: MFS. Harris, Mozart, Schumann. John Hubbard, horn; Sharon Roffman, violin; Lila Brown, viola; Kari Ravnan, cello; Judith Gordon, piano

Aug. 2: MFS. Brahms, Dohnanyi, Schumann, Webern.

Aug. 3: MFS. See Aug. 2. Park McCullough House, North Bennington, Vt.

Aug. 9: MFS. Faure, Glazunov, Mozart. Tom Oboe Lee (premiere). Markus Placci, Sarah Kim, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Ronald Lowry, cello; Delores Stevens, piano

Aug. 10: MFS. See Aug. 9. Park McCullough House, North Bennington, Vt.

Hubbard Hall Opera Theater 677-2495,

June 14: Bennington Center for the Arts. “Serenata Italiana.” Verdi, Leoncavallo, Tosti. Soprano Rachele Schmiege; tenor Chris Nelson; mezzo-soprano Broooke Larimer; baritone Patrick McNally

June 15: Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. See June 14

Aug. 13, 15, 16, 21, 23, 24: Mozart “Le Nozze di Figaro”

Aug. 14, 16, 17, 22: Puccini “Gianni Schicchi”

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circles. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-339-7907,

June 7: Schubert, Beethoven, Dvorak. Menahem Pressler, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; Michael Tree, viola; Sharon Robinson, cello

June 14: Beethoven, Haydn, Ullmann. Dover String Quartet

June 28: Brahms. Jennifer Koh, violin; Benjamiin Hochman, piano

Lake George Music Festival. 791-5089,

Aug. 14: St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George. Philip and Keiko Ying, violins

Aug. 15: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 51 Mohican Street, Lake George. See Aug. 16.

Aug. 16: Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing

Aug. 17: Tannery Pond, 228 Main St., North Creek

Aug. 18: Shepard Park, Canada Street, Lake George. Children’s concert. Prokofiev

Aug. 19: St. James Episcopal Church

Aug. 20: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Aug. 21: Shepard Park. Festival Symphony Orchestra. Roger Kalia, conductor; Stephen Waarts, violin. Glazunov, Tchaikovsky. Fireworks

Lake Placid Sinfonietta. Ron Spigelman, director. Paul White Memorial Shell, Lake Placid. 518-523-2512,

July 6: Vivaldi. Raya Lee, narrator

July 13: Film music. Daniel Szasz, violin

July 20: Bartok, Prokofiev. Martha Gallagher, Celtic harp

July 27: Ravel. Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Aug. 3: Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake. Stravinsky

Aug. 10: Chopin. Navah Perlman, piano

Luzerne Chamber Music Festival. Lake Luzerne. 877-267-8919,

June 29: “Carnegie Hall to Broadway and all that jazz”

July 7: Calder Quartet. Ades, Janacek, Beethoven

July 14: “A Little Nightmare Music.” Alexsey Igudesman, violin; Hyung-ki Joo, piano

July 21: Mozart, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky. Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin; Toby Blumenthal, Cynthia Elise Tobey, pianos; Abraham Feder, cello; Cheryl Losey, harp

July 27: Red and Gold Gala. Salome Chamber orchestra; David Aaron Carpenter, viola; Luzerne Music Center Orchestra with conductor Charles Peltz

Aug. 4: Beethoven, Ewald, Dvorak. Luzerne Virtuosi

Aug. 11: Saint-Saens. Fabulous Philadelphians; Luzerne Virtuosi

Aug. 18: Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms. Michelle Kim, violin; Luzerne Chamber Players; Aniko Szokody, Cynthia Tobey, pianos; Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin; Abraham Feder, cello

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100,

June 21: Ethel in “Grace”

July 12: Bach, Purcell, Hume, Ravenscroft, Bernier. Aston Magna baroque orchestra, Daniel Stepner, conductor; Teresa Wakim, soprano; Frank Kelley, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, bass

Malta Summer Concert Series. Shenantaha Creek Park. 899-4411,

Aug. 20: Jon Tario “Singing around the Campfire”

Manchester Music Festival, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. 802-362-1956,

July 3: Bach, Lassers, Perkinson. Peter Serkin, David Deveau, pianos; Manchester Chamber Orchestra, Ariel Rudiakov, conductor

July 10: Brahms, Chopin. Jennifer Elowich, Joana Genova, violins; Calvin Weirsma, Ariel Rudiakov, violas; Benjamiin Capps, Yehuda Hanani, Caroline Stinson, cellos; Vassily Primakov, piano

July 17: Chamber music of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Kenji Bunch

July 24: Chamber music of Brahms, Thuille, Turina

July 31: Beethoven. Davide Cabassi, piano; Manchester Festival Orchestra, Ariel Rudiakov, conductor

Aug. 2: Family concert with Manchester Festival Orchestra. Arthur Fredric, narrator

Aug. 7: Mendelssohn, Giannini. Joana Genova, Stefan Milenkovich, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Davide Cabassi, piano

Aug. 14: “A Night at the Opera” arias to jazz. Caren Levine, piano; singers from Metropolitan Opera Lindemann program

Young artists series: Riley Center for the Arts, Burr & Burton Academy, Manchester: July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4

Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, Bolton Landing. 644-2431,

June 20: Opera Saratoga Young Artists

June 25: Seagle Colony singers

July 6: Music from Salem: “Music from the time of the Great War”

July 12: Marianna Humetska, piano; soprano Malgorzata Kellis. Paderewski, Chopin

July 16: East River Ensemble. World music

July 27: Melissa Styliariou, vocalist; Jamie Reynolds, piano. Great American Song Book

July 31: Thomas Pandolfi, piano. Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Paderewski, Chopin, Schubert, Rubinstein

Aug. 6: Balkan Brass Band. World music

Aug. 7: Bel Canto Institute singers

Aug. 10: Philadelphia Orchestra musicians. Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Loeffler

Aug. 13: Brooklyn Art Song Society. Guerney, Ives, Granados, Ravel, Butterworth

Aug. 16: Brooklyn Art Song Society. Premiere of Michael Djupstrom’s new piece with Jeanne Minahan, poet

Aug. 23: Stephen Waarts, violin. Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Bartok, Gershwin

Aug. 30: Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano. Music of Kate Smith

Music Company Orchestra. Gerald Lenoue, conductor. 381-6391,

June 15: Clifton Park Library

June 22: Freedom Park, Scotia

Music From Salem. See Hubbard Hall.

Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus. Anna Dubrova, artistic director. 274-8638,

June 8: “Songs of Freedom”. Singer/songwriter Peri Smilow, Mt. Zion Ensemble of the Mt. Zion Albany Baptist Church. The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany

Octavo Singers. Curtis Funk, artistic director. 253-7088,

July 14: Bach, Rutter read throughs. Ice cream social

Aug. 11: Mendelssohn read throughs

Opera Saratoga. Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. 584-6018,

June 8: Evan Mack “Roscoe.” Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College

June 13: Opera Gala. Canfield Casino

June 20: See Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum

Mozart “The Magic Flute”: June 14, 17, 26, 27, 28

Donizetti “The Elixir of Love: June 21, 24, 27, 29

Philadelphia Orchestra. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 584-9330,

Aug. 6: Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland. Bramwell Tovey, conductor; vocalist TBD

Aug. 7: Beethoven, Mahler, Strauss. Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano

Aug. 8: Delius, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich. Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Aug. 9: Cirque de la Symphonie. Cristian Macelaru, conductor

Aug. 13: “On Broadway.” Steven Reineke, conductor; Stephanie Block;, Andrew Rannelis, vocalists

Aug. 14: Haydn, Rodrigo, Tchaikovsky. Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor; Alison Balsom, trumpet; Milos Karadaglic, guitar

Aug. 15: Tan Dun, Mahler. Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor; Elizabeth Hainen, harp

Aug. 16: Balakirev, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff. Cristian Macelaru, conductor; Alain Lefevre, piano

Aug. 20: Bach, Weber, Brahms. Itzhak Perlman, conductor and violin

Aug. 21: Berlioz, Saint-Saens, Rossini, Respighi. Stephane Deneve, conductor; Alisa Wellerstein, cello

Aug. 22: NYC Ballet dancers. Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky. Stephane Denever, conductor

Aug. 23: Tchaikovsky Spectacular. Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev. Stephane Denever conductor; Denis Kozhukhin, piano. Live cannon, fireworks.

PS/21, Chatham. 392-6121,

June 21: Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert

July 19 & 20: Dido and Aeneas and Music for Shakespeare

Saratoga Chamber Players. Jill Levy, artistic director. 584-1427,

June 15: Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. Haydn, Bailen (premiere), Tchaikovsky. Jill Levy, Calvin Wiersma, violins; Katherine Anderson, viola; Eliot Bailen, Lindy Clarke, cellos

Saratoga Choral Festival. United Methodist Church, Saratoga Springs. 792-0185,

July 27: Copland, Bernstein

Seagle Music Colony, Schroon Lake. 532-7875,

June 21: “Old Friends and New”

June 25: Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum

Lerner & Loewe “Camelot”: July 2, 3, 5

Rossini “The Italian Girl in Algiers”: July 16–19

Floyd “Susannah”: July 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2

Bernstein “West Side Story”: Aug. 13–16

July 12: “Hansel and Gretel” children’s opera. Schroon Boathouse

July 12: Patrice Munsel Gala

July 15: “Hansel and Gretel” Tannery Pond Community Center

July 19: Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek. “Side by Side by Sondheim”

July 24, 25: “Side by Side by Sondheim”: Schroon Lake Center School auditorium

Vespers concerts: July 27, Aug. 10, 17

Tanglewood. Boston Symphony Orchestra. Lenox, Mass. 617-266-1492,

June 28: “A Prairie Home Companion”

July 3,4: James Taylor

July 5: William Eddins, Rob Fisher, conductors; soprano Renee Fleming. Opera and musical theater arias

July 6: Brahms, Liszt, Wagner. Asher Fisch, condutor; Garrick Ohlsson piano

July 9: Chanticleer

July 10: Emerson String Quartet

July 11: All-Dvorak. Andris Nelsons, conductor; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

July 12: Tanglewood Gala. Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Ravel. Andris Nelsons, conductor

July 13: Boston Pops Orchestra. Keith Lockhart, conductor; Jason Alexander, vocalist

July 15: Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, director

July 16: Strauss. Baritone Thomas Hampson; Wolfram Reiger, piano

July 17: Festival of Contemporary Music. Matheson, Weesner, Oh, Druckman, Lerdahl, Harbison

July 18: Strauss, Copland, Beethoven. Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor; Thomas Hampson, baritone

July 19: Brahms, Martinsson, Tchaikovsky. Andris Nelsons, conductor; Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet

July 20: Rouse, Lalo, Beethoven. Andris Nelsons, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin

July 23: The Knights

July 24: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. David Robertson, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin

July 25: Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn. Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano

July 26: Mahler. Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Camilla Tilling, soprano; Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

July 27: Rachmaninoff, Verdi. Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Gabriela Montero, piano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

July 28: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Sibelius, Beethoven. Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor

July 31: Beeson “Lizzie Borden.” David Angus, conductor

Aug. 1: Koussevitzky Memorial Concert. Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich. Marcelo Lehninger, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Thomas Rolfs, trumpet

Aug. 2: John Williams Film Night with Boston Pops

Aug. 3: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven. Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin

Aug. 5: Tanglewood on Parade. Shostakovich, Gershwin, Glinka, Brubeck, Williams, Tchaikovsky. Stephane Deneve and other conductors. Fireworks

Aug. 7: Brahms. Emanuel Ax, piano; Leonidas Kavakos, violin, Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Aug. 8: Leonard Slatkin’s 70th birthday. Balcom Barlow, Barber, Elgar. Gil Shaham, violin

Aug. 9: Debussy, Szymanowski, Tchaikovsky. Stephane Deneve, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Aug. 10: All-Tchaikovsky. David Zinman, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Aug. 11: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. All-Berlioz. Stephane Deneve, conductor

Aug. 13: Jeremy Denk, piano

Aug. 14: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Aug. 15: Beethoven, Prokofiev. Stephane Deneve, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; Elena Maristina, mezzo-soprano

Aug. 16: Bernstein “Candide.” Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Aug. 17: Bernstein Memorial concert. Music Center Orchestra. Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff. Charles Dutoit, conductor; Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Aug. 23: Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, Respighi. Charles Dutoit, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano

Aug. 24: All-Beethoven. Charles Dutoit, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Aug. 30: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Keith Lockhart, conductor; vocalist Josh Groban; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Tannery Pond Concerts. New Lebanon. 888-820-1696,

June 21: Mozart, Schumann, Prokofiev, Enescu. Ilya Poletaev, piano; Axel Strauss, violin

July 12: Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvorak. Jasper String Quartet

Aug. 2: Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, Strauss. Gleb Ivanov, piano

Aug. 23: Molino, Ravel, Dodgson, Hand, Brouwer, Luiz, Piazzolla. Trio Virado: Amy Porter, flute; J.M.Hernandez, viola; Joao Luiz, guitar

Sept. 6: Bach, Debussy, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev. Ji, piano

Sept. 27: Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Kreisler, Corigliano. Paul Huang, violin; Louis Schwizgebel, piano

Zankel Music Center. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-5321,

June 8: Opera Saratoga: Evan Mack “Roscoe”

June 15: Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra. Neapolitan composers

June 15: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater. Verdi, Leoncavallo, Tosti, Donaudy songs and arias

July 15: Chamber Music Institute. Michael Mizrahi, piano; Claire Bryant, cello; Seth Baer, bassoon; Anna Elashvili, Owen Dalby, violins; Meena Bhasin, viola; Alicia Lee, clarinet

July 17, 19, 22, 26: Chamber Music Institute

Aug. 8: Harp Colony Festival concerto competition

Aug. 10: Gala Harp Colony Festival

Aug. 12: School of Orchestral Studies

Aug. 14: Park Stickney, jazz harpist

Aug. 16: Harp Colony finale


Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount. (845) 254-5600 ext. 1344.

Aug. 1: Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars

Aug. 2: The Cookers featuring George Cables, Billy Harper, Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, Donald Harrison and David Weiss

Aug. 7: Alberto Solis & Gil Gutierrez featuring Bob Stern

Aug. 8: Pedrito Martinez Quartet

Aug. 9: Romero Lubambo’s Quintet

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 583-0022,

July 6: Dylan Perillo Orchestra

Aug. 1: Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

Club Helsinki, Hudson. 828-4800,

June 7: Jessica Molaskey & Her Italian Quartet

June 15: Alexander Turnquist

June 16: Voodoo Orchestra

July 7: Voodoo Orchestra

The Egg, Albany. 473-1845,

June 7: Bopitude Baritone Madness with Gary Smulyan, Claire Daly & Bruce Johnston with the Michael Benedict Trio

June 12: Diane Schuur

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, Saratoga Performing Arts Center. 584-9330,

June 28: Amphitheater

Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet, Terence Blanchard, Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Robin McKelle & The Flytones

June 28: Gazebo

Marc Cary Focus Trio, Lew Tabackin Trio, Jaimeo Brown with JD Allen & Chris Sholar, Mary Halvorson Trio, Robin McKelle & The Flytones

June 29: Amphitheater

Trombone Shorty, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Patti Austin, Dave Holland Prism, Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60, with Karrin Allyson, Anat Cohen, Randy Brecker, Larry Grenadier and Clarence Penn, Quinn Sullivan

June 29: Gazebo

Melissa Aldana and the Crash Trio, Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Warren Wolf and Wolfpack, Sean Jones Quartet with Orrin Evans, Luques Curtis and Obed Calvaire, Quinn Sullivan

GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady., 382-3884.

July 25: Michael Benedict & Bopitude with special guest Sharel Cassity

Aug. 15: Jazz Camp student performance with guest soloist Jerry Weldon

Iron Horse, Northampton, Mass. 413-584-0610,

July 31: Amir ElSaffar Quintet

Aug. 3: Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo

Aug. 16: Jane Monheit Group

Jazz in the Valley, Wayans Park, Poughkeepsie. 845-384-6350

Aug. 17: Bobby Watson, Steve Turre, Lewis Nash, Eddie Henderson, Buster Williams, George Cables, Javon Jackson.

Jazz on Jay, Jay Street, Schenectady.

June 5: Jeanne O’Connor Quartet

June 12: Alex Slomka Trio

June 19: A3

June 26: Azzaam Hameed Trio with Norm Frederick

July 3: Signature Brass Quintet

July 10: Ten27

July 17: Sonny & Perley

July 24: Mike Wicks Quintet with Mainstream Originals

July 31: Steve Lambert and the Little Big Band

Aug. 7: Mike Lawrence Trio

Aug. 14: Arch Stanton Quartet

Aug. 21: Dylan Canterbury Quartet

Aug. 28: Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival

Sept. 4: The Frank Capri Show

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100,

Aug. 8: The Bad Plus, plus Joshua Redman

Music Haven, Central Park, Schenectady

Aug. 10: Ghost Train Orchestra

NANOLA, Malta. 587-1300,

May 25: Misty Jazz Trio

June 8: Jeff Nania Trio

June 22: Eric Walentowicz Quartet

PS/21, Chatham. 392-6121,

July 12: Dafnis Preieto Si O Si Quartet

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

Summer Jazz Institute. 580-5546.

July 1: Rufus Reid Quintet

July 3: Skidmore Faculty Septet

July 4: Student concert

July 8: Gary Smulyan Trio

July 10: Skidmore Faculty Septet

July 11: Student concert

Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. 888-266-1200,

June 27: Kenny Barron Trio

Aug. 17: Ellis and Delfayo Marsalis

Aug. 24: Maria Schneider Orchestra

The Van Dyck, Schenectady. 348-7999.

June 5: Tuck and Patti

June 20: New West Guitar Group

June 21: Stanley Jordan

July 19: Harry Allen/Paul Meyers Quartet

July 25: Bria Skonberg Band

July 26: Jazz Guitar Summit featuring Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden and Gerry Beaudoin

Upbeat on the Roof, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. 580-8080,

June 13: The Chronicles

June 27: Jeanne O’Connor & The New Standard

July 18: Hot Club of Saratoga


Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 583-0022,

July 11: JP Jofre with the NYC Ballet Ensemble

The Egg, Albany. 473-1845,

July 27: Ajkun Ballet Theatre in “Revolution”

Aug. 16: Ajkun Ballet Theatre in “La Fille Mal Gardee”

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900,

June 27 and 28: Trisha Brown Dance Company in “Proscenium Works: 1979-2011”

Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, Mass. 413-243-9919,

Ted Shawn Theatre:

June 14: Gala with Carmen de Lavallade and The Hong Kong Ballet

June 18-22: The Hong Kong Ballet

June 25-29: Trey McIntyre Project

July 2-6: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

July 9-13: Dance Theatre of Harlem

July 16-20: Ballet 2014

July 23-27: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

July 30-Aug. 3: Circa

Aug. 6-10: Pacific Northwest Ballet

Aug. 13-16: Companhia Urbana de Danca

Aug. 17: A Jazz Happening

Aug. 20-24: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Doris Duke Theatre:

June 20-22: Carmen de Lavallade in “As I Remember It”

June 25-29: Unreal Hip-Hop

July 2-6: T.P.O. in “Bleu!”

July 9-13: Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group in “Moses(es)”

July 16-27: Dorrance Dance

July 30-Aug. 3: Dance Heginbotham and Brooklyn Rider in “Chalk and Soot”

Aug. 6-10: David Rousseve/REALITY in “Stardust”

Aug. 13-17: doug elkins choreography, etc.

Aug. 20-24: LeeSaar The Company

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 845-757-5106,

June 7-8: BalletNext

June 21-22: New York Theatre Ballet

Made in the Shade (free outside shows) Empire State Plaza, Albany. 473-1845,

Aug. 6: Ajkun Ballet Theatre

Aug. 27: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100,

July 24-26: Paul Taylor Dance Company

Myers Dance Center, Saratoga Springs. 374-0376

June 14: Northeast Ballet in “Pushed”

National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. 584-2225,

June 14 and 15: School of the Arts Showcase

Proctors, Schenectady. 346-6204,

Aug. 1-3 and 8-10: Cirque Eloize

PS/21, Chatham. 392-6121,

Aug. 1-2: Lionel Popkin Dance

Aug. 15-16: Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Aug. 17: Dance OMI

Aug. 22-23: Take Dance Company

Aug. 29-30: Parsons Dance

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 584-9330,

June 12: Martha Graham Dance Company

New York City Ballet:

July 8: George Balanchine’s “Raymonda Variations,” “Steadfast Tin Soldier,” “Walpurgisnacht Ballet” and “Who Cares?”

July 9: “Who Cares?,” Justin Peck’s “Everywhere We Go,” Jerome Robbins’ “Glass Pieces”

July 10, Matinee: Robbins’ “Circus Polka,” “Walpurgisnacht Ballet,” “Everywhere We Go,” “Who Cares?”

July 10, Evening: Maura Bigonzetti’s “Vespro,” Christopher Wheeldon’s “This Bitter Earth,” Peter Martins’ “Todo Buenos Aires” and Angelin Preljocaj’s “La Stravaganza”

July 11: “Raymonda Variations,” “La Stravaganza” and “Glass Pieces”

July 12, Matinee: “Steadfast Tin Soldier,” “Walpurgisnacht Ballet,” “Circus Polka,” “This Bitter Earth,” “Todo Buenos Aires” and “Everywhere We Go.”

July 12, Evening Gala: Liam Scarlett’s “Acheron,” Wheeldon’s “After the Rain,” Balanchine’s “Union Jack”

July 22: Momix

July 29-Aug. 1: Bolshoi Ballet in “Don Quixote”

Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. 584-2627.

June 15: Heart and Sole

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