7/19/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Steeleye Span @ the Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady. One of the most beloved British roots band of all time, Steeleye Span has forged its iconic blend of haunting traditional melodies and folk-rocking arrangements since 1969. Maddy Prior’s transcendent voice seethes with truth and passion; the band’s sound rings with history and fire. With Ulster Landing. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of concerts…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill. It’s Day Four of the fab bluegrass fest featuring Main Stage performances by Dry Branch Fire Squad, Billy Strings, Rushad Eggleston, the Lonely Heartstring Band, the HillBenders, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, more… Music starts at 10am. Admission is a donation of cash or canned goods for Greene County food banks. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Audra McDonald @ Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox. The six-time Tony Award winner and two-time Grammy Award-winner offers favorite show tunes, popular standards and original pieces written especially for her. 8pm. $18-$54.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rosendale Street Festival @ Main Street, Rosendale. One street; two days; six stages; 74 bands, including Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones, Frenchy & the Punk, the Kurt Henry Band, Patti Rothberg, Rice & Beans and lots more. 12noon. $5 suggested donation.
OPERA: “Dido and Aeneas” @ National Museum of Dance Lawn, Saratoga Springs. Opera Saratoga goes outdoors for the production of Purcell’s opera starring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Dido. 8:15pm.
MUSIC: Iris DeMent @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy-nominated country-folksinger returns to Hudson to preview her upcoming album, The Trackless Woods, a collection of 18 poems written by the late Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and set to music by DeMent. 8pm. $35 & $45.
MUSIC: Tisziji Munoz Quartet @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Avant garde and deeply spiritual, the guitar explorer and his band are joined by special guest keyboardist John Medeski. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: The Hughes/Mirabile Project @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Super soul singer Jill Hughes teams up with blues guitarslinger Matt Mirabile and his band. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…
MUSIC: Del Rey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A proponent of the hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues aesthetic. With a sense of humor and a manic intensity, she’s smart, funny and full of instrumental virtuosity. 7pm. $20.
TALK: “A Wonderful Thing to Have: Vincent van Gogh Writing about Nature” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Leo Jansen, a researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and an editor of the Van Gogh Letters Project, offers a talk in conjunction with the Van Gogh exhibition. 4pm.
THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE. Through August 2.