Sarah LaDuke http://wamc.org en "The Measure Of All Things" Live Doc Presentation At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/measure-all-things-live-doc-presentation-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.samgreen.to/">Sam Green</a> is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker.</p><p>For his most recent film, <a href="http://www.measureofthings.com/"><em>The Measure of All Things</em></a>, he was inspired by our collective fascination with <em>The Guinness Book of World Records</em> and traveled across the world to gather footage of record-holding (and nearly record-holding) people and places. The result is a fascinating “live documentary” film and performance featuring video, Green’s live narration and an original live score composed and performed by indie-classical chamber ensemble <a href="http://www.ymusicensemble.com/">yMusic</a>.</p><p>This special live-documentary experience will be presented at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA this Saturday at 8:30pm.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:48:49 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94521 at http://wamc.org "The Measure Of All Things" Live Doc Presentation At MASS MoCA Music Haven Concert Series Celebrates 25 Years http://wamc.org/post/music-haven-concert-series-celebrates-25-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.musichavenstage.org">Music Haven Concert Series</a> is celebrating 25 years of presenting world-class concerts in Schenectady, NY. This season they’ll present Eileen Ivers, Conjunto Chappottin y Sus Estrellas, James Cotton, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, and Ghost Train Orchestra.</p><p>All their shows are scheduled to take place in Schenectady's Central Park on the Agnes MacDonald Music Haven Stage – with a rain-site at Proctors in case of inclement weather.</p><p>Eileen Ivers has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin” and will perform this coming Sunday with special guest, Annalivia.</p><p>Music Haven will further celebrate 25 years with a “Blues Sunday” gala dinner in advance of their July 27th concert featuring James Cotton.</p><p>Mona Golub is the Music Haven Concert Series producing artistic director and she joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94329 at http://wamc.org Music Haven Concert Series Celebrates 25 Years Tanglewood - Jason Alexander http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-jason-alexander <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Singer, dancer, and master of comedic timing, Jason Alexander is best known for his appearances on television and in film. <em>Seinfeld</em>’s George Costanza is also a Broadway veteran who won the Tony-Award for Best Actor in <em>Jerome Robbin’s Broadway</em>.</p><p>He will join The Boston Pops on Sunday, July 13th at 2:30pm at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. With the pops he will perform selections from <em>The Music Man</em>, <em>Pippin</em>, and <em>Merrily We Roll Along</em>, plus a few surprises.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:25:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94075 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Jason Alexander Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador" http://wamc.org/post/hear-walls-begin-sing-gabriel-kahanes-ambassador <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gabrielkahane.tumblr.com/">Gabriel Kahane</a> is a composer/musician/singer/songwriter who divides his time between the club and the concert hall. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His musical, <em>February House</em> was produced by The Public in New York City.</p><p>His latest album, <em>The Ambassador</em>, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses. We spoke with Gabriel Kahane about the album recently.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 93860 at http://wamc.org Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador" "Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter" By Richard Barrios http://wamc.org/post/dangerous-rhythm-why-movie-musicals-matter-richard-barrios <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Love them or love to hate them, embrace the glitter (however scratchy it may be) or deny the lure of those toe-tapping tunes - movie musicals have a storied - and serenaded - place in American popular culture.</p><p>Richard Barrios worked in the music and film industries before turning to film history with his award-winning book, <em>A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film</em>. His encore to that book is the new book, <em>Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter</em>.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 93509 at http://wamc.org "Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter" By Richard Barrios ETHEL Brings "Grace" To The Mahaiwe On 6/21 http://wamc.org/post/ethel-brings-grace-mahaiwe-621 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Founded in 1998, <a href="http://www.ethelcentral.org/">ETHEL</a> is a New York City based string quartet acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” by The New York Times and “vital and brilliant” by The New Yorker. Theirs is a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community - the group brings its collaborative discoveries to audiences through multi-dimensional musical repertoire and community engagement. Over the past four years, ETHEL has premiered 55+ new works by 20th- and 21st-century composers.</p><p>ETHEL will perform a program entitled “Grace” at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA on Saturday, June 21st at 8pm. Ralph Farris is the founding violist of ETHEL.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 92867 at http://wamc.org ETHEL Brings "Grace" To The Mahaiwe On 6/21 National Historic Landmark Manitoga - Nature and Design http://wamc.org/post/national-historic-landmark-manitoga-nature-and-design <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Designer </span>Russel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wright (1904 to 1976) revolutionized the American home through his contribution of inexpensive, mass produced dinnerware, furniture, appliances, and textiles.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>His home, studio, and woodland garden - collectively called <a href="http://www.russelwrightcenter.org">Manitoga</a> - are located in Garrison, NY. Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.</p><p>Here we speak with Allison Cross, the Executive Director of Manitoga. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 92701 at http://wamc.org National Historic Landmark Manitoga - Nature and Design "Kiss Me Kate" At Barrington Stage Through July 12 http://wamc.org/post/kiss-me-kate-barrington-stage-through-july-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.barringtonstageco.org">Barrington Stage Company</a> the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA kicks off their 20th Anniversary Season with <em>Kiss Me, Kate</em> - with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack.</p><p>We are joined at The Linda by the production’s director, Joe Calarco, musical director, Darren Cohen and cast members Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart, Mara Davi, Carlos Lopez, and Michael Dean Morgan.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 92352 at http://wamc.org "Kiss Me Kate" At Barrington Stage Through July 12 Peri Smilow, Guest Artist At 22nd Annual Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus Concert http://wamc.org/post/peri-smilow-guest-artist-22nd-annual-neimah-jewish-community-chorus-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For twenty-two years, under Founding Conductor and Artistic Director Anna Dubrova, <a href="http://www.neimah.org/">Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus</a> has served as the voice of Jewish choral music in the Capital District, exploring a rich musical heritage ranging from original works written by contemporary American and Israeli composers to choral arrangements of existing Jewish folk and liturgical music.</p><p>For the last few years their annual concert has taken place at <a href="http://www.thelinda.org">The Linda</a> in Albany, NY. This year’s concert is entitled "Songs of Freedom" and will feature guest artist, <a href="http://www.perismilow.com/">Peri Smilow</a>. Peri has been touring the world for over twenty years, emphasizing music that promotes social progress and breaks down social barriers. She joins us now to tell us more about her music and her career.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91612 at http://wamc.org Peri Smilow, Guest Artist At 22nd Annual Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus Concert 8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge http://wamc.org/post/8th-annual-ride-ridge-bike-challenge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Sunday, June 1st the <a href="http://www.highmeadowschool.org/">High Meadow School</a>, located in Stone Ridge, New York, will hold its 8th Annual <a href="http://www.ridetheridge.org/">Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge</a> to raise funds to benefit the new High Meadow Performing Arts Center.</p><p>Bicycling Magazine has identified Ride the Ridge to its nationwide readership as one of the best cycling events in the month of June!</p><p>All bike routes go through Ulster County in the beautiful Hudson Valley beginning and ending at the High Meadow Performing Arts Center located on Rt. 209 in Stone Ridge, New York.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Michelle Hughes, Director of High Meadow School and Paul Rakov, Chairman of the Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91525 at http://wamc.org 8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge