Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Bruce Springsteen everybody feel young with simple, stirring music inviting us into a fun, old-school escape. Rock’s reigning master of scale, Springsteen made something huge feel intimate.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The Glen Miller Orchestra opened with its 1939 theme song “Moonlight Serenade,” at the Troy Music Hall Thursday night, following with two sets of more than 20 hits from the 1940s.
Friday, May 9, 2014
“How can I make you believe me?” pleaded Neko Case in “This Tornado Loves You,” the second song of her nearly sold-out show on Wednesday at The Egg’s (larger) Hart Theatre.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A special concert Monday night at Schenectady County Community College featured five of Brett Wery’s newest works. Wery is a professor of music at the college.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
It took a while for the 88-year-old B.B. King to enter the stage at the Palace Thursday night after the show started. Then, after 20-plus minutes, before it became too awkward, the lights came on, the fans rose out of their seats, and out came the still dapper King, slowly, step by step, until he reached his seat on center stage.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Pianist Emanuel Ax, a fixture on the international scene, returned Thursday night to the Union College Concert Series after a four-year absence to give a masterful recital.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Violinist Hilary Hahn has always gone her own way. It’s a path that has garnered her much success and numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, for a repertoire that spans almost every age and style.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Two exceptional local singers filled the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday: the earthy, roof-rattling Sean Rowe and the heavenly, ethereal Maryleigh Roohan.
Friday, April 11, 2014
John Rzeznik, the front man for the Goo Goo Dolls, came out alone on Wednesday night at The Egg’s sold-out Hart Theater, sat on a stool with his acoustic guitar and started talking.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Thursday Musical Club tackled a wide-ranging program Sunday afternoon at the First Reformed Church and probably had as much fun singing the songs as the small crowd did listening.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Best band you haven’t heard? Wussy, the Cincinnati quintet that rocked The Low Beat on Monday.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The superb ensemble playing of Trio Solisti on Sunday afternoon at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as part of the 117th season of the Troy Chromatic Concerts was further invigorated by an unusual program of choice selections.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin came out quickly Thursday night at a mostly full Troy Music Hall to sing the traditional “Wake up Little Susie.”
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys of the Cathedral of All Saints performed some of the most treasured masterpieces of the choral liturgy Tuesday night before a large crowd.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Instantly recognizable guitar sound? Check. Steam-punk instrument-bots? Check. Fresh songs? Check. Four ace collaborators? Double-check! Pat Metheny packed the whole deal onto Proctors Mainstage Thursday.