New Concerts Announced for Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced its Music at the Hall concert series. And as usual, it’s an exciting, eclectic line-up of musical performers – from the energetic South African music of Johnny Clegg to the smooth instrumental pop of Boney James to the intimate Americana of Rosanne Cash.

“One of the best things about my job is figuring out how all the pieces fit together to make a beautiful picture,” says executive director Jon Elbaum. “A little jazz here, a splash of comedy there. Add some classical designs then something for the whole family and – voila!”

Tickets for all concerts are now on sale to members of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday (July 24).

Here’s how the 2013-2014 concert season at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is shaping up so far:

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JOSH RITTER
With Sam Amidon
Thursday, September 26, 8pm
$20, $26 & $29; student discount $3 off
After playing the Hall with his full band in 2009, Josh Ritter returns, this time to take full advantage of the Hall’s stellar acoustics, with a stripped down, acoustic performance featuring selections from his latest album, The Beast in Its Tracks.

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK
“40th Anniversary Celebration: Forty and Fierce”
Friday, October 11, 8pm
$25, $35 & $42
This revered female, African-American a cappella ensemble is world famous, acclaimed for their diverse mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music. Sweet Honey in the Rock is a musical, cultural and political powerhouse.

BONEY JAMES
Friday, October 25, 8pm
$30, $35 & $42; student discount $3 off
Saxophonist Boney James is one of the most successful instrumental artists of our time. His newest album, The Beat, just debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, making it his tenth #1 album debut.

JIM BREUER
Friday, November 15, 8pm
$27; student discount $3 off
With his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality, SNL alum Jim Breuer is not only a very popular comedian, but he’s been named one of 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time by Comedy Central.

EILEEN IVERS
“An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas”
Saturday, November 30, 7:30pm
$20, $28 & $36; student discount $5 off
Virtuoso Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers — a founding member of Cherish the Ladies and the original “Riverdance” star – brings her very special holiday show to the Hall.

TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET with TIERNEY SUTTON
“A Solstice Celebration: The Festival of Lights”
Friday, December 6, 7:30pm
$25, $30, $32 & $38; student discount $3 off
It’s a joyous voyage around the world’s holiday music featuring jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton with the adventurous and exciting string quartet, including Vince Guaraldi’s music from the beloved television special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

ROSANNE CASH
Thursday, December 19, 7:30pm
$28, $35 & $39
Music is not only in her blood (as the daughter of the great Johnny Cash) but in her heart as well. She’ll be accompanied by her husband-producer-guitarist John Leventhal in this benefit concert for CARES, Inc. and the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness.

KATHY MATTEA
Saturday, February 1, 8pm
$20 & $29; student discount $3 off
One of country music’s most distinctive and critically acclaimed artists, the two-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year returns to with such hits such as “Where’ve You Been?,” the bluesy “455 Rocket” and the iconic “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” as well as songs from her latest album, Calling Me Home, which celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia.

ANGELIQUE KIDJO
Thursday, February 20, 7:30pm
$20 & $28; $20, student discount $3 off
Hailed as “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine, singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo embodies the spirit of Africa, whether she’s singing her own heartfelt songs or collaborating with everyone from Dave Matthews and Bono to Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.

IMANI WINDS
Thursday, March 6, 7:30pm
$20 & $28; student discount $3 off
Imani Winds have established themselves as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming and adventurous collaborations.

DANU
Sunday, March 16, 4pm
$22, $27, $32, $37; student discount $5 off
It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend with one of the very best traditional Celtic music ensembles. Their high-energy performances are a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

JOHNNY CLEGG
Saturday, April 5, 8pm
$20 & $28; student discount $3 off
One of South Africa’s most celebrated musical sons, singer-songwriter-dancer-musical activist Clegg creates infectious, high-energy crossover music, a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms.

MARTIN TAYLOR, FRANK VIGNOLA, VINNY RANAOLO & PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO
“The Great Guitars”
Saturday, April 19, 8pm
$20, $22, $28 & $34; student discount $3 off
Bringing together four of the leading acoustic guitarists of their generation, “The Great Guitars” continues the guitar super-group tradition – combining Taylor’s award-winning virtuosic finger-style with Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique, Raniolo’s energetic playing and D’Agostino’s classical-inspired artistry for an evening of solo, duo, trio and quartet performances by four masters of the acoustic guitar.

“BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL”
Friday, April 25, 8pm
$20 & $28; student discount $3 off
Every night is different because it’s all improvised, and it’s all funny. In this hysterical, unscripted theatrical awards show, master improvisers gather song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter.

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Thursday, May 8, 8pm
$20, $28 & $34
Playing such big band classics as “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Tuxedo Junction,” the Glenn Miller Orchestra carries on the big band tradition more than a half century after Miller’s death.

RED MOLLY
Friday, May 16, 8pm
$22; student discount $5 off
Fusing together bluegrass and folk music spiced with lush three-part harmonies, this acoustic female trio – bassist-banjoist Laurie MacAllister, dobro-banjoist Abbie Gardner and guitarist Molly Venter – offers exceptional musicianship, boundless energy and inventive arrangements.

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