MUSIC: Ruth Pelham @ the Music Haven Stage in Schenectady’s Central Park. Music icon and Albany’s Music Mobile leader joins up with Ramblin Jug Stompers for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening of acoustic music and sing-alongs. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sharon Van Etten @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Her latest CD “Tramp” (produced by Aaron Dessner of the National) is one of the best albums of the year, and last Wednesday she stole the show as Conor Oberst’s opening act at The Egg. With Otto Hauser. 8pm. $20.
OPERA ON FILM: “Der Rosenkavalier” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera production of Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna, starring Renée Fleming. 2pm. $12.50; students $7.50.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. It’s the final day of the fest. Today’s featured performers include Aztec Two-Step, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Spuyten Duyvil, Todd Sheaffer, Ellis, John Flynn, more… Music starts at 10am. More info here…
FILM: “The Virgin Spring” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Classic Film Series continues with Ingmar Bergman’s Academy Award-winning 1960 tale of faith, revenge and savagery in medieval Sweden, starring Max von Sydow. 6pm.
DISCUSSION: Talkin’ ‘Bout Music @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Some people who like to write songs and make music will be hanging out, talking about songwriting and making music. Other people who enjoy this kind of stuff are welcome to come and join the conversation. Acoustic instruments are welcome, too.
MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band @ the Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. Clarinetist Parsons leads drummer Tim Coakley, pianist Rich Skrika, banjoman Crick Diefendorf, bassist Tom Wetmore, cornetist Rich Downs and trombonist Woody Strobeck. 2–5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Jupiter String Quartet @ the Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival continues with an evening of works by Haydn, Bartók and Mendelssohn. 7:30pm. $25; students $15.
MUSIC: Jeanne O’Connor @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. The veteran jazz singer accompanied by Azzaam Hameed. 7pm. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled.