The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced the first 10 shows in its 33rd Annual Music at the Hall concert series, and the eclectic line-up of shows ranges from country/folk-rock veterans the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to NPR’s radio commentator Ira Glass to the modern dance ensemble Nai Ni Chen Dance.
Tickets will go on sale to members of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Tuesday, while the general public will have to wait until 10am on Wednesday, July 11 to purchase tix.
Here’s the schedule of new fall shows at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 8pm
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
With Asleep at the Wheel
$25, $34, $42
Country-rock and Americana pioneers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band made musical history with their classic “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” album, and they’re still making great music today. Asleep at the Wheel are, of course, the kings of contemporary western swing.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:30pm
“From The Top” featuring Christopher O’Riley
With Matt Haimovitz
$25, $35, $49 & $55
National Public Radio’s hit show “From the Top” is a weekly showcase of America’s top young classical musicians. Pianist Christopher O’Riley hosts the show with musical free-thinker and cellist extraordinaire Matt Haimovitz.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 8pm
“Ricky Nelson Remembered” featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson
$20, $28, $32 & $36
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson is the only artist to ever score a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. His twin sons – who scored hits of their own as the band Nelson – pay tribute to his musical legacy.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 3pm
The Metropolitan Opera Brass Ensemble
$25, $28, $38 & $48
Direct from one of the world’s most acclaimed opera houses, the Metropolitan Opera Brass Ensemble will perform unamplified in the acoustical wonder of the Music Hall.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 8pm
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
$29 & $36
Pioneers of the neo-swing movement, the seven-piece BBVD returns for their second appearance at the Music Hall. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, daddy-o!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7pm
“Poets & Prayers” featuring the Turtle Island Quartet
With Tierney Sutton
$25, $30, $32 & $38
From the moving traditional hymn “Wade in the Water” to Joni Mitchell’s “All I Want” to John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” “Poets & Prayers” celebrates the muse in all its forms, as the genre-busting string quartet teams up with the sublime jazz vocalist.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 8pm
“Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass”
$25, $36, $48 & $52
For 15 years Ira Glass and his team at “This American Life” have pushed the boundaries of radio journalism, exploring people, places, issues and ideas from all across the country. At the Music Hall, Glass will discuss the creation of “This American Life” and talk about the state of media today.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 8pm
With Jimmy Webb
$20, $35 & $42
In a benefit for the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness, the folk legend-turned-cabaret singer returns to the Music Hall in an evening of classic songs, holiday tunes and selections from her new album, “Bohemian.” The classic pop songwriter-pianist-singer Jimmy Webb opens the show.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 8pm
“Temptation of the Muses”
Featuring Nai Ni Chen Dance Company and the Ahn Trio
$15, $25 & $34
The contemporary cross-cultural dance company teams up with the adventurous classical music trio and composer Kenji Bunch for an exciting collaboration that features musical selections by Pat Metheny, David Balakrishnan and Ronn Yedidia, as well as original dance in a performance inspired by the poem “A Word for Freedom,” by Persian poet Latif Nazemi.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7:30pm
“A Celtic Christmas” with Cherish the Ladies
$20, $25 & $29
The always engaging Irish music and dance ensemble puts their signature mark on an evening of classic Christmas carols for the holiday season.