BEST OF 2017: Tim Reidy’s Most Memorable Shows

December 29th, 2017, 8:59 am by Greg

By Tim Reidy
Photograph of Jon Anderson of Yes by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Photograph of Akjun Ballet by Tim Reidy

TOP 10 ALBANY CONCERTS

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YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman @ the Palace Theatre
Pearlpalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany
Funsgiving @ Pauly’s Hotel and the Low Beat, Albany
Phantogram @ The Egg, Albany
Roger Waters @ Times Union Center, Albany
Sam Roberts Band @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
Albany Tulip Fest @ Washington Park, Albany
Incendio @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
Off the Record Trio @ University Club, Albany
The Dollyrots @ The Low Beat, Albany

TOP 10 REGIONAL CONCERTS

NOW Ensemble + San Fermin @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
O Positive Festival @ various locations, Kingston
Company of Thieves, Lucy, Talia Denis @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland
Maryleigh Roohan @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Sea The Sea, Mikela Davis, Eric Margan @ The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy
Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble @ Music Haven, Schenectady
Sydney Worthley @ Jupiter Music Hall, Guilderland
Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy
Move Music Festival in Cohoes @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Candy Ambulance @ One Caroline, Saratoga Springs

TOP 5 DANCE PERFORMANCES

Tesseract @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy: a feast for the eyes, so comprehensive to sit through

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co. @ Opalka Gallery, Albany: Winter 2017 – Sunday the sculptures and the moments were magical

Poor People’s TV Room @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy: episodic elegance with mirrors

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co. @ College of St. Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany: song and dance

Akjun Ballet @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Made in the Shade of The egg – elegance outside in the shade

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