MUSIC: Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society @ The Egg, Albany. Phenom jazz bassist-vocalist (and current Grammy nominee for Best New Artist) adds an intriguing classical music element to her sparkling sound. Highly recommended. 7:30pm. $29.50.
FILM: “Painted Lady” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. When her friend is murdered by art thieves, Helen Mirren masquerades as a Polish countess to get inside the London art business and track down the paintings and the murderer. (1997) 2pm.
MUSIC: Joshua Rifkin @ Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson. After a stint in the Even Dozen Jug Band – alongside such folks as John Sebastian, David Grisman, Maria Muldaur, Steve Katz and Stefan Grossman – pianist Rifkin went on to almost single handedly spearhead the revival of ragtime great Scott Joplin’s music. Today’s concert features the music of Joplin and Bach. 3pm. $20.
MUSIC: Garnet Rogers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. He worked his brother, the late Stan Rogers for year, but since 1984, he’s maintained quite a successful career of his own on the international folk circuit. Bring a non-perishable food item or two for the Saratoga EOC Food Pantry, and get a free cup of coffee. 7pm. $22.
MUSIC ON FILM: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. With Alan Gilbert conducting, oboist Richard Woodhams tackles Christopher Rouse’s “Oboe Concerto.” Also Magnus Lindberg’s “EXPO” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6.” 4:30pm. $18; students and seniors $16.
MUSIC: The Spirit Jazz Troop @ Nova Mae Cafe, 512 Main St., Bennington. Trombonist and Bennington College music professor Jonathan Myers leads the band through an evening of jazz standards in a benefit concert to aid in Dana Lewis’ battle with cancer. 7pm. $20.