3/9/16: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday
MUSIC: Use Your Voice 2016: Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins & Anais Mitchell @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. One of the day’s premiere song crafters, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin brings the emotive power of her original music and soulful voice to the stage along with violinist and singer Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and contemporary singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell for an evening of modern American folk music. On stage together. 7:30pm. $35, $40 & $45.
MUSIC: Roosevelt Collier @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The pedal steel guitar player from the Lee Boys teams up keyboardist Eli Winderman and guitarist Rob Compa (both of Dopapod), as well as bassist Taylor Shell and drummer Michelangelo Carubba (both of Turkuaz). With Mister F. 9pm. $15.
MUSIC: Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensembles Showcase @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The evening will feature performances by Directed by William Meckley, the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensemble will perform, as well as two quintets under the direction of Brian Patneaude. 7:30pm. FREE.
TALK: “How the Arts Can Rebuild Communities” @ LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Tony Iadicicco, artist and Director of Albany Center Gallery,discusses how the arts and community can work together to create an engaging and unique place to live and the important role art plays in attaching people to a community. 7pm. FREE; donation appreciated.
MUSIC: Stephen Hough @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. The acclaimed pianist performs with cellist Steven Isserlis in a program that includes “Waldesruhe,” op. 68, No. 5 by Antonin Dvorak; Ballade and Seranade for Cello and Piano, op. 3 by Josef Suk; Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821 by Franz Schubert; Sonata for Cello and Piano, Left Hand, “Les Adieux” by Stephen Hough and Edvard Grieg’s Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36. 8pm. FREE.