Odds & Ends @ The End of the Week

October 16th, 2009, 4:26 pm by Greg

BANG A GONG: Evelyn Glennie will perform James MacMillan’s concerto for percussion and orchestra, “Veni, Veni Emmanuel,” as guest percussionist with the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday night. Presented by the Troy Chromatics, the concert begins at 8pm preceded by a talk at the Rensselaer County Historical Society at 7pm.

With more than two dozen solo percussion albums to her credit (and a Grammy as well), Glennie will also conduct a percussion master class at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts in Albany at 10am Sunday. The student performers will be Daniel Gonzalez, Brian Ballard, Carolyn Stallard and Kevin Cross. Admission is free and open the the public.


Percussionist Andy Blanco, who is playing in the pit for the touring production of “The Color Purple” at Proctors in Schenectady, grew up in Kinderhook and was a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra for four years. “The Color Purple” continues on Proctors’ Mainstage at 8pm tonight and Saturday, as well as 2pm Saturday and Sunday.

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The Laramie Project: Epilogue of an Epilogue

October 15th, 2009, 9:15 am by Sara

Laramie

Over at Berkshire Living, Seth Rogovoy has been chronicling his participation in Barrington Stage Company’s presentation of The Laramie Project and he’s just posted the final chapter of this behind-the-scenes diary. It’s moving and insightful.

My Life in the Theatre: The Laramie Project Diaries: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Final Chapter

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