The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions
Plenty of surprises in store at ASO’s American Music festival

Plenty of surprises in store at ASO’s American Music festival

David Alan Miller, the music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, has invited anyone who wants to do some “really exciting listening” to come to the ASO’s American Music Festival: “Songs of the Rolling Earth.” The four-day environmentally themed event, which includes everything from nature walks to various music groups performing 35 pieces by 33 composers and 18 world premieres, might require a schedule calendar.

A man and his music: Remembering Tom Brown

CAPITAL REGION

A man and his music: Remembering Tom Brown

Music was serious business for Tom Brown, but even more it was his love and passion.

It's Elvis everywhere in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE

It's Elvis everywhere in Lake George

The King was in Lake George this weekend, or rather four-dozen kings, all vying for the crown of Best in Show at the 13th annual Lake George Elvis Festival.

Prince's death by opioid overdose is public example of a growing problem

Prince's death by opioid overdose is public example of a growing problem

Prince's death in April was the result of an overdose of opioids, The Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing a law enforcement official.

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Banjoist Bela Fleck brings hhis original band, the Flecktones, back to The Egg on Wednesday.

Troy band Super 400 celebrating 20 years

TROY

Troy band Super 400 celebrating 20 years

Lori Friday, guitarist and vocalist Kenny Hohman and drummer Joe Daley are celebrating 20 years as the band Super 400 on Saturday with a 9 p.m. show at The Hangar on The Hudson in Troy.

Hatebreed's music 'cathartic,' drummer says

CLIFTON PARK

Hatebreed's music 'cathartic,' drummer says

Matt Byrne and his band, Hatebreed, will be playing at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall Wednesday June 8.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Chamber Players close 29th season with standing ovation

The Saratoga Chamber Players closed its 29th season Sunday afternoon at the United Methodist Church with an exuberant account of three pieces from the standard repertoire.

Summer Arts Preview/Classical Music: Fleming has SPAC date

Summer Arts Preview/Classical Music: Fleming has SPAC date

Soprano Renee Fleming appearance at SPAC is much anticipated.

Summer Arts Preview/Popular Music: Watch for big jams, Wussy's return

Summer Arts Preview/Popular Music: Watch for big jams, Wussy's return

Phish and Dave Matthews shows will draw big crowds, and some selected smaller shows are ones to watch.

Summer Arts Preview/Jazz: Much to hear in Schenectady, Saratoga

Summer Arts Preview/Jazz: Much to hear in Schenectady, Saratoga

The Freihofer Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (June 25-26) will have its usual variety of jazz and sort-of-jazz offerings.

Anderson, Ponty and band deliver fantastic show

Jon Anderson came to the Egg’s Hart Theater Wednesday night with Jean-Luc Ponty and a crackerjack band.

Ozawa cancels Tanglewood appearances due to ill health

Conductor Seiji Ozawa, following advice from his doctor to postpone any plans to travel abroad at this time, has had to cancel his Tanglewood appearances this summer due to lack of physical strength, it was announced this morning.

GottaGetGon, outdoor shows get summer started

GottaGetGon, outdoor shows get summer started

Outdoor shows and festivals are revving up, with GottaGetGon this weekend at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa; Lake Street Dive opening the season at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown on Saturday; the reunited Luna playing MASS MoCA’s first 2016 outdoor show in North Adams, Massachusetts, also Saturday; and the Defibrulators opening the season on Wednesday at Made in the Shade of the Egg on Albany’s Empire State Plaza.

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer

Gord Downie of the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band announced the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Schenectady's Music Haven series to open July 10

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's Music Haven series to open July 10

The Music Haven Concert Series, continuing its tradition of “traveling the world one concert at a time,” opens its 2016 free summer schedule with a performance by Pape Diouf, July 10 in Schenectady’s Central Park.

Event to celebrate music of topical songwriter Ochs

Phil Ochs has been gone 40 years now, but his sister Sonny and WAMC radio host Wanda Fischer are making sure his music is never forgotten.

Crowd wowed by Milk Carton Kids’ delicate harmonies

Crowd wowed by Milk Carton Kids’ delicate harmonies

During The Milk Carton Kids' debut at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday night, well received by an attentive crowd, it was clear why the singer-songwriters work so well together

SCHENECTADY

Touching and timeless: Pianist brings Gershwin to life

With the help of vocalists Michael Andrew and Michelle Knight, a three-piece band that included bassist Jeff Ganz, drummer Daniel Glass and Peter Brainin on reeds, Gershwin home movies and rare film clips, George’s music and Ira’s lyrics spoke for themselves.

Caffe Lena anniversary show moves to Zankel

Caffe Lena anniversary show moves to Zankel

Caffe Lena’s anniversary show moves on Saturday to Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center (815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs); its heritage has outgrown its soon to expand home-since-1961 at 47 Phila St. Troy-born troubadour Sean Rowe headlines.

columnists & blogs