The Egg Celebrates The Band; Announces New Concerts
The Egg continues its New York Living Legacy series with a series of concerts, talks and films that explore the creativity and inspiration of The Band, the Saugerties/Woodstock-based band that launched their career with their iconic debut album, Music from Big Pink, in 1968.
Tickets to the concerts are currently available exclusively to members of The Egg and will go on sale to the general public at 11am on Tuesday (September 20).
Here’s a schedule of concerts, talks and films celebrating the music of The Band:
FILM: “The Last Waltz” @ The Egg, Albany
Friday, November 25, 7:30pm
FREE, reservations required
On the 40th anniversary of the final performance by the original members of by The Band, The Egg will present a screening of “The Last Waltz” – named by Rolling Stone the number one concert movie of all time – that documented this historic music occasion. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with several aficionados of the history of The Band offering insight into the making of the film and the controversy following its release.
MUSIC: The The Band Band plays The Band @ The Egg, Albany UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled.
Saturday, December 3, 7pm
The Band’s second studio recording is one of the most highly regarded and influential albums of all time. The The Band Band will perform the album live in its entirety along with selected tunes from its predecessor Music from Big Pink; a documentary on the making of The Band will also be screened.
TALK: “Picturing The Band with Photographer Elliott Landy” @ The Egg, Albany
Saturday, December 3, 7pm
Renowned rock photographer Elliott Landry will come to The Egg to present a free talk based on his recently published book, “The Band, Photographs: 1968-1969.” Landy will also conduct a Q&A session, followed by a screening of a documentary on the recording of The Band’s first two albums. Admission is free, but reservations are required.
MUSIC: Rock of Ages: The Weight with The King Harvest Horns @ The Egg, Albany
Friday, December 30, 7:30pm
Some of Woodstock’s top musicians – who performed with original members of The Band, either with the group when it reunited or as members of their individual ensembles – formed The Weight to demonstrate the power of hearing songs by The Band performed live. On the 45th anniversary of The Band’s legendary concerts at the Academy of Music which resulted in the epic recording Rock of Ages, The Weight will recreate the performance complete with Allen Toussaint’s masterful horn arrangements that further enhanced their classic songs, capturing The Band at the peak of its powers.
TALK: We Can Talk About It Now: Working With The Band
Thursday, November 3, 6pm: Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady
Friday, November 4, 12noon: Albany Public Library, Albany
Saturday, November 5, 1pm: Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar
Saturday, November 5, 3:30pm: Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland
Sunday, November 6, 12:30pm: Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs
Sunday, November 6, 3pm: Clifton Park-Half Moon Public Library, Clifton Park
John Simon – the producer of Music From Big Pink, The Band and The Last Waltz – will discuss and demonstrate how the compositions, arrangements and instrumentation came together to create these monumental recordings that formed the foundation for what is known today as Americana music.