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Real Good for FREE: I/O New Music Fest 2015 @ Williams College

Monday, January 5th, 2015
The Talea Ensemble

The Talea Ensemble

This weekend, Williams College hosts its annual I/O Festival of New Music, a three-day festival of adventurous new music from around the globe. The festival includes four concerts with several world premieres, the music of numerous composers, performances by the I/O Ensemble and IOTA, as well as special guests, the Talea Ensemble. The fest runs from Thursday (January 8) through Saturday (January 10) at Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance in Williamstown. Admission to all festival events is free.

Here’s the schedule of the festival performances:



Real Good for FREE: Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series @ Schenectady Public Library

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
January 18: Musicians of Ma’alwyck

January 18: Musicians of Ma’alwyck

The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library are presenting their annual Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series on Sundays once again in 2015. The concerts take place at 2:30pm Sundays in the Schenectady County Public Library’s McChesney Room. Admission is free.

Here’s the schedule of concerts for 2015, beginning on Sunday (January 4):


Festival Fever: The Quiet Music Festival @ Skidmore’s Tang Museum on Thursday

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

It’s a soothecore summit…

The Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs is hosting the east coast premiere of Portland, Oregon’s annual Quiet Music Festival on Thursday (October 23).

Chris Johanson, founder and curator of the Portland fest since 2011, is also a visual artist whose work is included in the Tang’s current exhibition “I was a double.” He has performed at each of the Portland fests with his band Sun Foot, and they’ll be in Saratoga Springs to perform on Thursday as well. Johnson describes the festival as “a communal listening experience that celebrates emotional, vibrant, and low-volume music honoring the quiet act of listening.”

He also says, it’s “the only festival where sleeping is encouraged.”

The music starts at 5pm on Thursday. Admission is free, and festival-goers are welcome to come and go throughout the evening’s performances.

Here’s the line-up of performers scheduled for the Tang Museum’s Quiet Music Festival:


FREE Concert Announced for The Egg

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

In conjunction with the New York State Presenters Conference taking place in Albany later this month, The Egg will be hosting a NYS Performing Arts Showcase at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 28.

The showcase will feature five diverse musical acts, and admission is free to the general public.

Here’s the line-up of performers for the showcase:


Real Good for FREE: Music at Noon @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Young Kim

Young Kim

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is once again hosting its annual series of Music at Noon concerts. Since 1988, on the second Tuesday of each month between October to May, the free Music at Noon concert series has presented exceptional musicians with a diverse mix of musical styles.

The free lunchtime concerts kick off today (Tuesday, October 14) with a solo classical concert by pianist Young Kim. Doors open at 11am; music starts at 12noon. Come listen, and bring your lunch…

Here’s the full schedule of free Music at Noon concerts at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall:


Real Good for FREE: Troy Chowderfest @ Riverfront Park, 10/12/14

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Rich Ortiz (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Rich Ortiz

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Going into its eighth year, the Troy Chowderfest welcomes chowder-lovers throughout Capital Region to come out and judge who has the best chowder in Nippertown. From 12noon-4pm on the Sunday (October 12), more than 30 restaurants and chowdermakers from around town will fill Riverfront Park with all sorts of creative chowders. It’s a full day of fall food, live music and family fun.

Prizes will be awarded for best seafood, vegetarian, most original and overall favorite – judged by a panel featuring RPI executive chef Jackie Baldwin, Times Union restaurant columnist Steve Barnes and food blogger Bill Dowd.

Here’s how it works: Buy as many chowder-tasting tickets as you’d like! $1 = one ticket = 1 cup of chowder. And 15 festival-goers will be chosen at random to participate in a blind taste test to judge the People’s Choice Competition.

Here’s the line-up of music for Chowderfest 2014:


Real Good for FREE: Live! FolkLife Concert Series Continues @ Crandall Library

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The Live! Folklife Concert Series continue this fall with three more free concerts at the Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. The concerts take place at 7pm on Thursdays.

Here’s the line-up for the remainder of the 2014 season of free concerts:


Real Good for FREE: Silent Film Spectacular @ Albany Public Library

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Albany Public Library is back with its annual Silent Film Spectacular series that matches a half-dozen classic silent movies, ranging from the dramatic to the macabre, with Local 518 bands who have composed new original soundtracks that they will perform live to accompany the screenings.

The series of screenings/performances take place in the large auditorium of the Main Library at 7p on four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning on Wednesday (October 8), as well as a pair of 2pm Sunday matinees. All performances are FREE.

Here’s the round-up of this year’s Silent Film Spectacular programs:

With music by Blacklight Lighthouse
Wednesday, October 8, 7pm
F.W. Murnau used innovative special effects in his 1926 interpretation of Goethe’s classic tale of good versus evil. Blacklight Lighthouse creates loops and samples layered with acoustic and electronic instrumentation resulting in an oculauditory experience that will delight the audience.


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