The Beat from Troy Music Hall #31, Fresh & tasty music delivered to your home!
We are bringing music into your home!
Music venues are not yet being considered in the re-opening plans. We, along with thousands of other performance spaces, anxiously await opening guidelines. What phase are we in anyway? 12? Click here to read about the latest in our #SaveOurStages initiative.
We can’t host you in our beautiful, historic, near acoustically perfect space (remember that amazing room?), but we can still bring you music. Get a ticket to the Live Streams we are hosting! Three concerts with the legendary Richard Thompson (the first one is tomorrow!), and an October concert with a Hall favorite, Suzanne Vega. All the info you need to know is below!
Live From London – Richard Thompson Live Stream Concert Series – Tickets and Info
Sunday, September 13, 6 PM – Classic Hits and new music
Sunday, September 27, 6 PM – Fairport Convention Era Music
Sunday, October 11, 6 PM –All Requests!
An Evening of New York Songs and Stories with Suzanne Vega Wednesday, October 7, 9 PM – Tickets and Info
Grammy Award-winning artist Suzanne Vega celebrates the release of her new, career-spanning live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories with a livestream event from New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club.
The Art Of Paper
Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura creates playfully interactive paper toys that move in unexpected ways when touched. Nakamura was Inspired by kirigami, which is similar to origami except that it requires cuts in addition to folds. Read more about it here on My Modern Met.
British singer songwriter Yola released her debut album in 2016, but it was her 2019 release of Walk Through Fire that brought her national attention and three Grammy nominations. Listen to this Tiny Desk At Home concert and hear why she is so loved! We think she should go on the Hall’s lists of future performers.
We Might Have Just A Touch Of Envy
If you cook, don’t watch this video.
This video showcases the cooking spaces of celebrities like Zedd, Nate Berkus, and Chelsea Handler. The kitchens in this video are gorgeous, and most are rarely used. If you are over 21 years of age, enjoy cooking, and don’t have kitchens that look like the ones these celebrities have, ease your pain with a drinking game. While watching this video, take a shot anytime you spot an abundance of lemons in giant bowls on pristine counter tops.
Troy’s Summer Square Comes to an End
Troy’s Summer Square was created by the city to serve as a safe convening, dining, and entertainment space for the public. They’ve closed streets to create an open air plaza on Broadway between 2nd Street and River Street and will accommodate outdoor dining and activities on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Tonight’s performance by Terrell T-Rex Simon is the final show is our Summer Series and is weather dependent.
Terrell T – Rex Simon with the R&G band and The Black Diamond Dancers – Sat, Sept 12, 6 PM – 8 PM, Monument Square
Enjoy the soulful R&B sounds of Terrell T-Rex Simon, along with his band R&G. Joining them are the local group the Black Diamond Dancers, made up of children ages 7-17 from North Central Troy.
Take a Sound Walk at SPAC
Ellen Reid Sound Walk
September 21, 2020 – November 1st, 2020 Composer and Sound Designer Ellen Reid created this walk to help us escape the stress of our current challenges. It’s described as “an immersive audio experience that uses music to illuminate the natural environment of the Spa State Park.” Click here to go the SPAC website to learn more.
Fall Is Almost Here, But Jon Snow Reminds You “Winter Is Coming”
Game of Thrones – we watched it, we love it! (The last season could have been better, but we give them credit for wrapping up the story lines.) It is the perfect bingeable series. If you’ve already watched it, go ahead and watch again!
Enjoy these videos (spoiler alert!) from Late Night with Seth Meyers. He invites Jon Snow to a dinner party, and invites Melisandre to his baby shower.
Music You’ll Love
Can You Spare 5 Minutes?
The New York Times asked violin greats Hilary Hahn, John Adams, André Rieu and others to pick the music that moves them. This is a big claim, but they are insisting if you listen to their picks, you are going to fall in love with the violin. Click here and prepare to feel the love!
Did you know that an octopus has one large brain and eight mini brains? That may help explain how these almost alien like creature are very clever and love to play and problem solve. They are masters of disguises! At 5:05 minutes into this video, you will see an amazing example of that!
We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.
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This year is our 145th Anniversary.
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