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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.

Original Shirelle performs Saturday in oldies show at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Original Shirelle performs Saturday in oldies show at Proctors

Shirley Reeves, lead singer of The Shirelles, is one of the top performers in “The Ultimate Golden Age of Rock ’n’ Roll Spectacular” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Proctors.

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

TROY

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, members of the contemporary folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, will perform at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

Jazz, bluegrass and gothic punk will be coming to the roof of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, in this summer’s UpBeat on the Roof concert series.

Dr. John, Molly Hatchet coming to Alive at Five series

ALBANY

Dr. John, Molly Hatchet coming to Alive at Five series

Dr. John and the Nite Trippers will open this summer’s Alive at Five concert series on June 9.

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

SCHENECTADY

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

Thirty-eight sets of parents will be bursting with pride next weekend when they hear their children perform at the inaugural concert of CHIME in the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s celebration “Music without Borders.”

ALBANY

Albany's Alive at Five concerts moving to Broadway

The Alive at Five concerts will hit Broadway this summer.

Gin Blossoms to headline Schenectady County SummerNight

SCHENECTADY

Gin Blossoms to headline Schenectady County SummerNight

Grammy-nominated rockers Gin Blossoms will headline this summer’s Schenectady County SummerNight 2016.

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