The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s free lunchtime Music @ Noon concert series kicks off a month earlier than usual at 12noon on Tuesday (September 13) with a performance by Quintette 7, a band made up of students attending the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Don’t expect a program of military music, however.
The jazz-centric chamber group brings its unique, high energy show to the Music Hall, presenting an exciting program of works by Leroy Anderson, go-to soundtrack composer (and former Oingo Boingo frontman) Danny Elfman and fab, cult-favorite composer Raymond Scott. The band’s latest album, “Quintette 7 Plays the Music of Raymond Scott” features such classic Scott compositions as “Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner,” “Peter Tambourine,” “Dinner Muisc for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals” and “Dedicatory Piece to the Crew & Passengers of the First Experimental Rocket Express to the Moon.”
The Music Hall opens at 11am for the noon performance and patrons are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy before the show.
The Music @ Noon concert series will continue on the second Tuesday of each month throughout the Music Hall’s 2011-2012 season Here’s the complete schedule of performances:
September 13: Quintette 7
October 11: Peter Rovit & Wesley Baldwin (violin and cello)
November 8: Handler & Levesque (world music for guitar and mandolin)
December 13: Capitaland Chorus’ holiday concert (a cappella)
January 10, 2012 – Helderberg Madrigal Singers’ “Elizabethan Music: A Shakespeare Sampler”
February 14, 2012 – Michael Century (piano, accordion)
March 13, 2012 – Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra (Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4)
April 10, 2012 – Chiara String Quartet
May 8, 2012 – Findlay Cockrell (piano)
MORE REAL GOOD FOR FREE SHOWS, 2011:
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany (Saturday, September 17)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany (Saturday, September 24)
Live at the Bearsville Theater @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock (8pm on Mondays)
September in the City @ Tricentennial Park, Albany (11:30am on Wednesdays)
Garage Bands In the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (6pm on the third Friday of the month)
Improv Records’ Free Fridays @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7pm on Fridays)
Frequency North Reading Series @ the College of Saint Rose, Albany (various days)