Arts & Culture

Rogovoy Report For 4/22/16

Apr 22, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region in coming days include a work-in-progress showing of a dance based on Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”; a 24-hour festival of the drone; a world-renowned string quartet in a free concert; a Tex-Mex celebration; and an up-and-coming avant-jazz quartet.

Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe is currently on display at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.

The show is the Beijing-born artist’s largest solo exhibition to date in the United States, featuring a selection of work from 2006 to the present, including new scrolls, sculptures, and drawings never before exhibited.

Taking on the thousand-year-old practice of Chinese scroll painting, Yun-Fei Ji employs ink on paper as his primary medium and landscape as his central subject. However, rather than adopting the idealism characteristic of traditional scroll painting, Ji’s work presents the gritty reality of life in China today.

Tracy Adler is the Director of The Wellin Museum and she joins us now.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda - Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their exploration of Jewish music, sharing a recording of Hebrew Melody by Joseph Achron.

This month, Turner Classic Movies is paying tribute to the 20th Century’s “royal family of Broadway,” the Barrymores.  Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore, that is, three siblings whose artful work brightened the stage and screen throughout the first half of the century. 

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Rob Edelman: Good And (Mostly) Bad Movies

Apr 18, 2016

Every year, it seems, practically all the films that earn theatrical releases between the first day of January and the dog days of August are throwaways at best. At their worst, they are mindless alleged entertainments that are the equivalent of assembly line products that have been spat out of a computer.

April Music Selections From Nippertown's Greg Haymes

Apr 15, 2016
Greg Haymes
Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes is back with his early spring music selections.

Rogovoy Report For 4/15/16

Apr 15, 2016

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include the kickoff of a new play reading series; a CD release concert by a popular local band; a concert of Ethiopian pop-funk; the debut tour of an emerging violin protégé of Itzhak Perlman’s; a complete rendition of Leonard Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, a South African all-star jazz ensemble; and a chamber concert of Jewish music.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda - Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their exploration of Jewish music, sharing a recording of "Rozo D’Shabbos" from Cantor Pinchik Sings (vinyl - Menorah records)


Yehuda Hanani’s Close Encounters with Music series in Great Barrington, MA will feature a program of Jewish Music entitled Fiddler OFF The Roof this Sunday, April 17th at 3pm.


This weekend, the Albany Symphony will perform a pair of concerts at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall celebrating a broad range of symphonic percussion instruments, and showcasing the artistry of world-renowned virtuoso Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Glennie, recipient of over 80 international awards to date, last joined the Albany Symphony for its performance and recording of John Corigliano’s Conjurer for solo percussion and orchestra, winning the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Glennie is the featured soloist for the Albany Symphony’s concerts on Saturday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. where she will perform Michael Daugherty’s Dreamachine with the orchestra.

This morning, we welcome ASO Maestro David Alan Miller and composer Michael Daugherty.