The Beat from Troy Music Hall #3, The Recipe Edition

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Happy Saturday! This week, many of us experienced a holiday in a unique way. We saw many photos on Facebook of people using the Zoom app to join their families for a Seder dinner. This Easter Sunday, many will use it to join their loved ones for a virtual feast.

We’ve been busy collecting recipes our staff and patrons have been making while stuck at home – or, to put it another way, vanquished to your dwellings in order to protect the realm! See how the turn of a phrase can make things better?

Broadway and Brownies!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Official Announcement | The Shows Must Go On – Stay Home #WithMe

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! On Fridays, they’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week, for free.
Click here for all the details.

The Best Brownies You’ll Ever Eat

Pair your viewing with homemade brownies. The Tasty video on your right claims to be the best brownie recipe, and it looks pretty good, but we think this recipe, attributed to the actress Katherine Hepburn, are simpler and so delicious – find her recipe here.

Listen to some Norah Jones while you prepare some yummy veggies

Norah Jones Mini Concert Live in the Home – 26/03/2020

The amazing Norah Jones (fun fact – her father is Ravi Shankar, which means her sister is Anoushka Shankar) took requests and performs them in this video, recorded from her home. (Thanks Chelsie for this video suggestion!)

You’re Doing It All Wrong – How to Roast Vegetables

Take a listen while you make some delicious roast vegetables! The video above offers a good explanation of how to make the most of what’s in your produce drawer right now.

Stacey, our Associate Director, made Garlic Parmesan Golden Potatoes & Broccoli the other night and highly recommends it. You can find the recipe here.

Main Dishes

Baked Barley Risotto With Mushrooms and Carrots – A suggestion from Jon, our Executive Director, who made this last night, but substituted farro for the barley. Get creative!

Pro Chefs Make 13 Kinds of Pantry Pasta | Test Kitchen Talks @ Home | Bon Appétit

If you don’t watch the chefs from the Bon Appetit YouTube channel you should definitely start. Here they make 13 Kinds of Pantry Pasta from the safety of their own homes, with ingredients you probably have on hand. We are pairing it with an Italian song from Raul Malo of the Mavericks, and thanks Melissa for sending us the video!

Quarantunes #10 with Raul Malo 🎶 Hey Gumbaree by Lou Monte

Just for Fun!

From Eater, Quarantine Baking in Times of Crisis – As many self-quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, people turn to making desserts for comfort.

Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos (Ep. 1)

Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction, Please email them to karen@troymusichall.org and we may use them in future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.


We are marking our 145th Anniversary this month.

We are proud of our history and our service to the community. The current crisis has had a significant impact on us, but we look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back! The music will soar again, but only if we stay strong, stay connected, and stay together. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated, please click here to donate.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy NY
518-273-0038 | troymusichall.org

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