Live: Vienna Vegetable Orchestra @ Proctors, 11/3/10

November 9th, 2010, 12:04 pm by Greg

After watching two lovely, elegantly dressed, young classical harpists perform the Metallica songbook in the cozy confines of the Judge’s Inn in Troy back in September, I was pretty sure that Harptallica had wrapped up this year’s Nippertown trophy for Best Novelty Concert of 2010. (Read review here.)

But then along came the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

Dressed all in black, the co-ed, 10-member ensemble made their American debut in front of a small but oh-so-curious crowd at the Mainstage at Proctors performing on an array of musical instruments they created themselves from a variety of vegetables.

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Five Fall Faves: Off the Wall

September 24th, 2010, 12:01 pm by Greg

Ryder Cooley

Ryder Cooley

All this week, we’ve been highlighting some of the fall season’s most promising arts, music and entertainment events around Nippertown. Mark your calendars.

Today’s spotlight is on unusual, unclassifiable, off-the-wall events:

Ryder Cooley @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Saturday, October 9. Artist-trapeze performer-accordionist-musical saw player Ryder Cooley presents her new installation “Faunal Respirations” (12noon-5pm Friday-Monday, October 8-11), as well as a special performance from 6:30-9pm Saturday, October 9. FREE. (Related story: Fall Harbor concert review)

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