Cancelled due to weather - The Stony Creek Band
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Cancelled due to weather - The Stony Creek Band

$12/10

For over 40 years, the Stony Creek Band has been one of the most enduringly popular musical groups in the northeastern United States. The Stony Creek Band has thrilled generations of fans with its high energy blend of rock, folk, country and bluegrass; a sound that has consistently defied description but is “a product of the landscape as authentically upstate as any Hudson River School painting or sculpture by David Smith” and performed in a manner described by one reviewer as “a ferocious ensemble attack; like a runaway train!”.

 The Stony Creek Band began with the 1973 meeting of John Strong, a folksinger/guitarist from the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and Hank Soto, a guitarist and songwriter from the Bavarian Alps of Germany. Along with a bass player the Stony Creek Band began life as a folk trio, touring coffee houses in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After moving to the Adirondack mountain hamlet of Stony Creek, NY the band quickly developed into a 7-piece musical powerhouse featuring drums, a rock guitarist, pedal steel guitar and banjo that, for a time, was the little town's largest year-round employer!

 In the 1980's the band evolved into its current 5-piece configuration which now includes producer/ singer /songwriter Dave Maswick on bass, blues hall of fame member Mike Lomaestro on drums, and noted bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Fred Lantz. Over the years, the Stony Creek Band has made hundreds (if not thousands) of concert appearances including a live performance on international TV for the closing ceremonies of the Goodwill Winter Games, an appearance at a New York State gubernatorial inauguration, a February outdoor appearance at the 25th anniversary celebration of the “Miracle on Ice” (brrrr) and a live performance on NBC's TODAY show with Meredith Viera and Ann Curry.

 Over the last 40 years, the Stony Creek Band has evolved from an acoustic trio with roots in traditional folk and country music to a purveyor of American idioms, and back again. The band's music is the sound of mature, seasoned artists who have outlasted the years and their own baser instincts to mentor and encourage younger artists, enrich their communities and preserve and transmit a living memory. 

With the release of 2013’s Stony Creek Band Live! album, the band has successfully captured the proverbial “lightning in a bottle” bringing to fans around the world the sound, raw energy and contagious excitement of the Stony Creek Band’s legendary concert performances. Don’t miss the fun!!!!


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Professor Louie and the Crowmatix
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Professor Louie and the Crowmatix

$15/12
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for Aaron "Professor Louie's" musical productions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band. Rick Danko christened him Professor Louie due to his work and friendship with The Band

This GRAMMY-Nominated Woodstock, NY group play 150 shows a year in the US and worldwide. They have performed at the Thunder Bay, London & Windsor Festivals in Canada, The Tondor Festival, Falcon Ridge Festival, The Sellersville Theater, PA - BB Kings in NYC, - The House Of Blues in LA - The Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY, - The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY and many more venues....Professor Louie has performed three times on
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

In 2018, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix released a six song EP on Funzalo/Woodstock Records
The Lost Band Tracks This recording has been receiving great reviews.

Pure proof The Band wouldn't have had a 90's career bounce if Louie didn't have his hand on the wheel.
Now we finally know who the real wheel that was on fire was
Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher Midwest Record

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music. They have 13 studio CD's on The Woodstock Records label. Their l2017 recording Crowin' The Blues was on The National Contemporary Blues Music Reports Charts in the top 20 for the first quarter. Their CD Music From Hurley Mountain voted best concept record & group by Radio Crystal Blue in 2016. PL&C have been inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame, New York Chapter and hold a permanent place in the Canada South Blues Museum. 

"Roots Music Royalty!" Extended Play Sessions - Bill Hurley 

Professor Louie (Keys-Accordion,Vocals) collaborated with Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame group The Band for over 16 years and produced their 3 comeback CD's in the 90's - "Jericho", "High On The Hog" and "Jubilation". Louie played on and produced their hit song Atlantic City. Louie has produced and performed with Graham Parker, Commander Cody, Guy Davis, Buckwheat Zydeco, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Jesse McReynolds, Four Men & A Dog and many more well known artists.

John Platania (Guitar-Vocals) Session musician, guitarist and record producer known for his great performances with Van Morrison for over thirty years beginning on "Moondance" and most recently on 2016's "Keep Me Singing". John collaborated with Van creating some top hits such as the hit song Domino. Performed with many artists and played on numerous CD's with Chip Taylor, Randy Neuman, Bonnie Raiit, Natalie Merchant, Don Mc Lean, Judy Collins and more... 

Gary Burke (Drums) Drummer and percussionist with The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, he recorded and played with many artists and performed with Bob Dylan's The Rolling Thunder Review. Gary also recorded and toured extensively with Joe Jackson.

Miss Marie (Vocals-Percussionist-Keys) has written many songs for the Crowmatix. Marie performed and recorded with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and The Commander Cody Band and was an integral part of Mercury Rev's Gold Album Deserters Song.

Frank Campbell (Bass-Vocals) Levon Helm's Music Director with the Woodstock All-stars touring the USA, performed & recorded with Steve Forbert on tour.

"I've never been so impressed by a band - this is the best live band in the country right now and they have such a deep heritage in blues and rock and roll." 
Jeff Wignall - WPKN Music Director

"All the best parts of great music are on display with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. It's clear these folks are driven to match the all time greats." - Cash Box Magazine

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Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute

$10
Band Members:
Bob Bivona. Founder, and Lead Guitar Player
Joe Wehmeyer. Keyboard Player
Chris Plyem. Lead Vocals, and Percussion
Rachel Plyem. Vocals, and Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Chase. Bass and Backing Vocals
Will Stone. Rhythm guitar 
Dan DeFilipps. Drums and Backing Vocals
Jill Burnham. Backing Vocals

Hometown
Albany, NY

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Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show

$50 for 50 Years
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4031838
In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide! This band was Jethro Tull. At the centre of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre. Renowned for his formidable mastery of
historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. Martin is celebrating the fifty-year anniversary of Jethro Tull, with a ‘Tour of Tours’. An event to do justice to Tull’s amazing history. He will be bringing a spectacular show with his touring band, featuring Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on keyboard, Darby Todd on Drums, with Becca Langsford and Ali Hart on vocals. Plus, two very special guests – Jonathan Noyce and Clive Bunker; both of whom performed with Tull for many years and were an important part of their success. The show will also feature a special multi-media presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50
years of Jethro Tull musical career.
This is the most significant Tull show of the past two decades, truly a very special concert that will do justice to the legend.

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Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show

$50 for 50 Years
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4031845
In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide! This band was Jethro Tull. At the centre of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre. Renowned for his formidable mastery of
historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. Martin is celebrating the fifty-year anniversary of Jethro Tull, with a ‘Tour of Tours’. An event to do justice to Tull’s amazing history. He will be bringing a spectacular show with his touring band, featuring Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on keyboard, Darby Todd on Drums, with Becca Langsford and Ali Hart on vocals. Plus, two very special guests – Jonathan Noyce and Clive Bunker; both of whom performed with Tull for many years and were an important part of their success. The show will also feature a special multi-media presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50
years of Jethro Tull musical career.
This is the most significant Tull show of the past two decades, truly a very special concert that will do justice to the legend.

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Ballet Meets The Beatles at Alvin Ailey Theater
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Ballet Meets The Beatles at Alvin Ailey Theater

Ballet Meets Beatles is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond.  They are joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and many more.  The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and Silhouette.  Guaranteed to make you want to sing, scream and dance!  Help us celebrate the collaboration of these great art forms.

 Chevalier Ballet is a Manhattan based company providing professional touring experience for select students of SLK Ballet (the official training school of Chevalier Ballet under the direction of Sara Knight) and select audition candidates.  Chevalier Ballet Company dancers gain experience by performing and bringing their professionalism and artistry to a wide audience through touring, workshops, residencies, and cultural exchanges.  Across The Pond has been performing the music of the Beatles throughout the Northeastern United States since 2008.  No wigs or costumes, they focus on capturing the joy of this timeless music and are always excited to bring it to new audiences.

 

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RAEL - The music of Genesis
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

RAEL - The music of Genesis

$22 - tix available at Strand Theatre box office, 518-832-3484 or
https://m.bpt.me/event/3627411
RAEL-The Music of Genesis is a New York City and Northern New Jersey-based tribute band that recaptures the energy and originality of the “early years” live stage performances by Genesis. RAEL pays homage to the most groundbreaking and influential band in the progressive rock genre by incorporating the musical excellence, lyrical storytelling, and theatricality that brought Genesis to a position of prominence in the rock world. RAEL-The Music of Genesis brings older listeners back to the day, while introducing progressive rock newcomers to the sights and sounds right along with other legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, and King Crimson to name but a few. RAEL is focused on faithfully reproducing full album versions from the Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett days of Genesis. Performances include tracks from Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and A Trick of the Tail. Concert audiences rave about their high energy shows and musical detail. RAEL also includes solo Peter Gabriel hits in their performances. The members of RAEL are: Lloyd Gold (lead vocals, flute), Mike Belmonte (bass, bass pedals, backing vocals), Paul Sheehan (drums and cymbals, backing vocals), Michael LaBuono (keyboards), Sal Locascio (guitars, backing vocals)

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Spinal Tap the movie
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Spinal Tap the movie

free admission

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

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The Best of The HRMH House Band
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

The Best of The HRMH House Band

$10

The Hudson River Music Hall House Band performs songs from the numerous tribute shows that they perform throughout the year at the Strand Theatre and around the northeast. Songs by The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, U2, George Harrison, John Lennon and more.

The HRMH House Band is Marc Clayton-guitar/vocals, Michael Craner-bass/vocals, Alan Dunham-12 string guitar/vocals, Jonathan Newell-guitar, keyboard/vocals, Ernest LaRouche-drums

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THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT - Albert Lee!
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT - Albert Lee!

ALBERT LEE 
"The greatest guitarist in the world."- Eric Clapton
“Albert is in every sense of the word, a genuine guitar wizard".- Earl Scruggs
"When Saint Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I'll be able to say - with pride if that's allowed - that for a while I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee."- Emmylou Harris

$25 General Admission. Call 518-832-3484 or online through Brown Paper Tickets at

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/eventreports.html?events=3921460


Guitar legend ALBERT LEE first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe’s Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee’s next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head, Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on “The London Bo Diddley Sessions” for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis’ “The London Sessions”. This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. There he became friendly with Don Everly, who had also settled in Southern California; they played regularly on a formal and informal basis, with Albert contributing to Don’s 1974 solo effort “Sunset Towers”. The move to California also led to work on sessions for the debut album of Jackson Browne.

Lee joined Joe Cocker’s band in the mid-70s, a time that included recordings for the April 1976 release “Stingray”. From there A & M Records signed Albert as an artist in his own right. The solo album’s completion was delayed by constant studio and touring work, primarily in Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band; in 1976 Albert replaced James Burton when Burton left to continue work with Elvis Presley’s TCB band. The Emmylou Harris albums “Luxury Liner” (Jan. 1977), “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town” (Jan. 1978) “Blue Kentucky Girl” (April 1979), “Roses in the Snow” (May 1980, recorded July 1979), and “Evangeline” (Jan 1981, recorded 1978-80) all include Albert. He ended his touring tenure with the Hot Band to complete his solo album, and “Hiding” was finally released in 1979.

An invitation around the Christmas season in 1978 led to a five-year adventure for Albert in Eric Clapton’s band. The live album “Just One Night”, recorded at Budokan in December 1979, was the first release (April 1980) to feature Albert. “Another Ticket” (Feb. 1981), “Time Pieces Vol 2-Live in the 70s” (1983), and “Money and Cigarettes” (Feb. 1983) all were part of Albert’s tenure with Eric.

His studio work in this period continued, including contributions to three albums by Rosanne Cash: 1979’s “Right or Wrong”, 1981’s “Seven Year Ache”, and 1982’s “Somewhere in the Stars”. Other sessions included work with Dave Edmunds, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, Carlene Carter, and countless others. His solo efforts continued as well, with the self-titled “Albert Lee” in 1982, and instrumental releases on MCA- the acclaimed “Speechless” (1986) and “Gagged But Not Bound” (1987).

When the Everly Brothers reunited on September 23, 1983 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Albert was on hand as guitarist and Musical Director. He continued in that role for over 20 years until the Brothers retired. An invitation in 1987 by steel guitarist Gerry Hogan for Albert to play his annual festival led to the formation of Albert Lee and Hogan’s Heroes, who remain an active touring force in the UK and Europe- and a recording force worldwide, with 7 albums to their credit. The DVD “Live at the Tivoli” was released in 2011, and the new CD, “On the Town Tonight” was released on February 14, 2012.

Albert remains an occasional member of the Crickets, and tours regularly with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Sugar Hill Records released Albert’s solo efforts “Heartbreak Hill” in 2003 and “Road Runner” in 2006. A summer 2011 jaunt with John Jorgenson prompted Albert to form his own U.S. band for the very first time.

The Albert Lee Band includes John Thomas, aka “J.T’, on keyboards. J.T.’s musical resume includes 23 years with Bruce Hornsby, who graciously called John “the greatest keyboard player in the band.” Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Sparks, Tracy Chapman and a host of other have called upon John’s gifts. Bass player Will MacGregor’s credits are a testament to his wide-ranging talents, having worked with the likes of the Pretenders, Pat Boone, Exene Cervenka, and more.

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The Afterfabs: The Solo Beatles
Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Afterfabs: The Solo Beatles

$10
The music of the solo Beatles with hits such as It Don't Come Easy, Live and Let Die, My Sweet Lord, Whatever Gets You Through The Night. If the Beatles had continued to record together there was a huge amount of great material to choose from. Some of the best songs of their incredible output. We also celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Hudson River Music Hall. Our party was cancelled a few weeks ago due to bad weather. Thank God we saved the cake!

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The Bluebillies Old Time Christmas Review
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Bluebillies Old Time Christmas Review

The Bluebillies Old-Time Christmas Revue featuring your host band, The Bluebillies, performing in their unique old-timey American style some of your favorite holiday classics, as well as some lesser known but fun and eclectic Christmas tunes.

Joining The Bluebillies will be very special guests The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band ( http:/­www.atkinsonfamilymus­ic.com ) to entertain with their classic bluegrass takes on some of your favorite seasonal bluegrass songs!

Also appearing will be local guest stars Clinton Hoffman from the band Brain Medicine; Elvis Tribute artist Kevin Harder; and the famous saxophone blowing santa, Sax-O-Claus! (at https://­m.facebook.com/­sax.claus ).

At The Historic Strand Theater at 210 Main Street in Hudson Falls, NY.

The event begins at 7:00pm, lobby doors open at 6:00pm. And seating at 6:30pm Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students.
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Hudson River Music Hall 8th Anniversary Party
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Hudson River Music Hall 8th Anniversary Party

Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. (HRMH), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in December 2010 by musician/ composer Jonathan Newell, record producer Stu Kuby, Business Professor Nicholas Buttino, and Community member Judith Johnson.  Its mission is “to create community through music and the related arts” in the Village of Hudson Falls, NY. Its objectives are “to enhance the quality of life and the surrounding communities by providing performance and educational opportunities through music, dance, theater and the visual arts” and to “attract economic development and opportunities for our community.”

Since its first production on December 19, 2010 in the former Washington County Courtroom, HRMH has brought over 150 events per year to the public; live music, art gallery openings, dance seminars, theatrical productions, private parties and many more opportunities for the community to gather through the arts.

 

In 2011, the Board and members of HRMH purchased the historic former Bell Telephone Company building. The 1881 structure now houses a music performance space that seats 100, black box theater with movie screen that seats 65, a visual arts gallery and a dance studio and music library.  This building has become the community arts center offering music lessons, dance, yoga, karate, art exhibits and live performance. Through this venue, HRMH has nurtured local talent; offered affordable space for artists to work at their craft and realize their potential; and has become an incubator for creativity and entrepreneurship. Besides touring professionals, it hosts local talent showcases and offers Open Mic Night every Wednesday evening.

In 2013 HRMH partnered with the village board of Hudson Falls to create an outdoor amphitheater to showcase the natural beauty within the village.  HRMH is still involved in what is now known as Grace Park with the hopes that this becomes a central park for the village with walking trails, a bike path and an outdoor stage for live entertainment. 

 

In a short time HRMH began to outgrow its space and sought to accommodate the surge in performers and students with a larger performance venue. In 2014, the Town of Kingsbury offered to sell HRMH the Town of Kingsbury office building, which had been housed in the former 1923 Strand Theater building in downtown Hudson Falls. HRMH commissioned architectural studies and cost models, an Economic Impact Analysis, and other feasibility studies, and met with its members and supporters to see if this could be done.

On October 7, 2016, the Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. purchased town hall and immediately began work to re-convert it to a legitimate theatre. Within 3 months the first concerts were held in the lobby.  Within 6 months the first concerts were held in the Theater Space.  When completed in 2019, the Strand Theatre will have a 350-seat auditorium with a 32’x24’stage for music performance, dance, theatre production and films, a WiFi coffee shop, an art gallery/lobby on the ground floor and retail/office locations on the second-floor front. By having a multi-faceted business, the new Strand Theater will help to fulfill the mission of the HRMH; to create a destination in downtown Hudson Falls, to attract new business, and to impact the quality of life for residents of upstate New York.

 

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The McKrells' Christmas Show
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The McKrells' Christmas Show

$15/12

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded 11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year awards multiple times by publications throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America.

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The McKrell's Christmas Show
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The McKrell's Christmas Show

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded 11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year awards multiple times by publications throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America. The band members include some of the best session players in the upstate music scene; virtuoses in the celtic/bluegrass scene.

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Gioacchino Longobardi, classical piano
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Gioacchino Longobardi, classical piano

Mº Longobardi began studying music with his father, a violinist, whose career was
overshadowed by the war and family commitments. While working at the home of Mº Angelo Parigi, a voice teacher, his father was introduced to the Pianist, Prof.ssa Tita Parisi who became Gioacchino’s teacher and mentor. It was through his mentor that he was exposed the Neapolitan School of the 18th century. His interest in this largely unheard music, set Mº Longobardi on his first step of what has since become his lifelong exploration of an extraordinary area of musical study. Through Tita Parisi, Mº Longobardi continues an unbroken line of masters of the Neapolitan Piano School. The great representative, regarded as the founder of this School, is Francesco Lanza, student of Muzio Clementi.
Mº Longobardi graduated from the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Napoli, in Piano, Choral Music, Choral Conducting and Composition. He studied Sacred Music, Opera and Orchestration with Mº Ugo Rápalo, and Composition with Mº Aladino Di Martino. Mº Longobardi attended the Hochschule für Musik Mozarteum, in Salzburg, under the guidance of Kurt Prestel, Bernhard Konz and becoming one of the last students of Mº Herbert von Karajan.
He toured Europe extensively and while in Germany, he was first exposed to the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Anthroposophy. This episode had a decisive influence on his life. A life that he translated into a beginning of a new musical journey of endless experimentation, in search of his own sound.
Mº Longobardi is presently the President and Artistic Director of the Neapolitan Music Society

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Ballet Meets The Beatles at The Strand
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet Meets The Beatles at The Strand

$15/general, $10/seniors/$5 students

Ballet Meets Beatles is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond. They are joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and many more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and Silhouette. Guaranteed to make you want to sing, scream and dance! Help us celebrate the collaboration of these great art forms.

Chevalier Ballet is a Manhattan based company providing professional touring experience for select students of SLK Ballet (the official training school of Chevalier Ballet under the direction of Sara Knight) and select audition candidates. Chevalier Ballet Company dancers gain experience by performing and bringing their professionalism and artistry to a wide audience through touring, workshops, residencies, and cultural exchanges. Across The Pond has been performing the music of the Beatles throughout the Northeastern United States since 2008. No wigs or costumes, they focus on capturing the joy of this timeless music and are always excited to bring it to new audiences.


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Jam For Pat Nolan
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Jam For Pat Nolan

4 Bands gather to play and raise funds for local electric bass legend Pat Nolan following a recent hospital stay. Bands include Shu, The Minivans, Out On The Tiles tribute to Led Zeppelin and Members of Capital Zen. Suggested donation is $10.

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Northern Borne and Keenan Stark
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Borne and Keenan Stark

$8
Northern Borne - "Originating in the Adirondacks and currently hailing from Washington County, Northern Borne is a duo comprised of Sarah Babushkin (mandolin, guitar, lead vocals) and John Wensley (banjo, electric banjo, banjola,dobro). Northern Borne is an eclectic mix of bluegrass and folk with a hint of jam band and blues thrown in for an old-timey groove sound. Originals are derived from local experiences and often have a storytelling feel, while classic songs take an edgy twist. Sarah’s soulful voice and hard pounding rhythm playing mixed with John’s sometimes melodic, sometimes bluesy, sometimes Bluegrass banjo style makes this duo’s sound both unique and intriguing. Their music can drive down the track like a train or take you on a trip back in time."

Keanen Stark - 
"Multi-instrumentalist folk singer Keanen Stark has brought his uniquely modern and yet at the same time classically old-timey sound to many appreciative audiences in the Northeast. Based in the small town of Whitehall, NY, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, his stripped down minimalist take on traditional folk songs is sure to please!"

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Children's Holiday Book Fair
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Holiday Book Fair

Front Porch Storytelling presents

The 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair

“Let’s Talk About Books”

The power of a story becomes magnified when it is shared.

The historic Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, New York is the host site for the community’s 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair “Let’s Talk About Books” Admission is free to the public for this event set for Friday, November 23, 1-5pm featuring four North Country authors who have written books for children and young adults.

Let’s Talk About Books is the perfect opportunity to pick up a uniquely personalized gift in time for the holidays during a special afternoon event the whole family can enjoy. As a bonus there will also be some special give-a-ways. The Strand Theatre is located at 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York.

Authors participating in the 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair include:

Gary & Carol VanRiper are the co-author and illustrator for The Adirondack Kids® series of children’s books. Written and published with their son, Justin VanRiper, what began as a fun family writing project has over the years become a family-owned company with more than 160,000 copies in the series sold. The VanRipers will be sharing a brief behind-the-scenes look at the story behind their stories! www.adirondackkids.com

John W. Nassivera event creator and the author of two fiction titles set in Hudson Falls, The Garden Raid and newly published Chain LinksWe’re Better Together. John W. Nassivera will be introducing his new novel Chain LinksWe’re Better Together through a live musical performance. https://frontporchstorytelling.wordpress.com/

DJ Renner is the author of the historical fiction book The Adventures of Silas Freethorn: A Puritan Tale set in mid 1600s North AmericaHe has also written two contemporary fiction titles set in the Adirondacks, Raising Dad, Using Middle School Rules and soon to be released Little Land of Loose Ends. He will share his inspiration for becoming a writer and be assisted by Schuylerville MS Students who will introduce each book. http://www.djrennerbooks.com/

Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of a biography on Revolutionary War heroine, Sybil Ludington titled Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms. He has also published Haunting of the Hudson River Valley: an Investigative Journey. His new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington will be released on April 1, 2019. He is also the author of several Young Adult and Children's books. http://vtdacquino.com/  

The theatre doors open at 1 p.m. with the opportunity to meet and greet all the authors who will be on hand until 5:30 p.m. to autograph and personalize their books.

From 2-3 p.m. each author will take turns on the stage offering unique insight into their work through art, video, live music and spoken word.

“Lend A Hand With A Can” Please consider bringing a can of food to support Doreen's Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, Inc. Donations are always appreciated at any time of year to help support The Strand Theatre so their good work continues in the community.

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Bee Geesfest
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bee Geesfest

Gee Gees songs from the 60’s-80’s performed by the Irving Brothers along with Alan Dunham, David Strange, Gigi Bull, Neal Herr and other guests. Enjoy DJ Jelly during the intermission spinning your favorite disco classics. $12/10

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Kevin McKrell with Arlin Greene, Brian Melick
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin McKrell with Arlin Greene, Brian Melick

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted  by performers from around the world . Although known foremost  as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded  11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been  the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year  awards multiple times by publications  throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America.

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Classical Piano with Jonathan Newell
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Classical Piano with Jonathan Newell

Original compositions written for dance includes Concerto in E Major, The Discovery of Isaac Jogues, Songs for Solomon Northup, and more. Jonathan Newell is a classical pianist, composer, rock guitarist and singer.  Since 1990 he has performed more than 150 times a year throughout the Northeastern United States in concert halls, colleges, clubs, coffee houses, corporate events, festivals and private gatherings.  He holds a BA from Ithaca College in Piano Performance and Art History and an MA (summa cum laude) in Piano Performance and Composition from Hunter College.  He is a former member of the piano faculty of The Diller-Quaille School of Music in Manhattan and was a member of the music faculty of SUNY Adirondack from 1988-2010.  He served as pianist/composer with the Adirondack Repertory Dance Theater from 1993 - 2015.  Mr. Newell gave his New York piano debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 and was recognized as a Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2006. 

As a composer, he is a 2010 recipient of a Strategic Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 2013, 2009 and 2002 recipient of Individual Artist Grants from The New York Council for the Arts.  His String Quartet was performed at Columbia University for an international symposium on the poetry of William Bronk and heard on National Public Radio.  He has studied piano with Edward Housman at Skidmore College, Phiroze Mehta at Ithaca College, Steven Graff at Hunter College and Dr. Julie Jordon at the Juilliard School.  He performed in master classes with Andre Michel Schub, Paul Badura Skoda and numerous times with Mordeci Shehori.  He studied composition with Shafer Mahoney at Hunter College.

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The Rustic Overtones
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Rustic Overtones

Rustic Overtones is a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine that boasts a discography spanning 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60’s and 70’s.

Best known for their energetic live shows and perceptual songwriting, they have collaborated and recorded with David Bowie, Ray Lamontagne, Eric Krasno, among others, and lyricist and frontman Dave Gutter is a prominent songwriter, having penned songs for Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Eric Krasno, Res, Gramatik, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.

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The Dan Dobek Trio, jazz piano
Nov
4
3:30 PM15:30

The Dan Dobek Trio, jazz piano

Jazz Pianist Dan Dobek has been twice voted “Best Jazz Pianist of the Capital Region” by Metroland Magazine, National Accordion Champ by the American Accordionist Association, and Massachusetts State Accordion Champ by the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts. He’ll be joined by Christopher Garabedian on drums and percussion and Ray Jung on guitar and vocalist Sherry Walkup. The concert is a tribute celebration to Charlie Eble and Jim Hammerle. Tickets are $15.

"An artist writes from experience, Dan says. "It comes from my joy, my struggles, even from dark places where faith is challenged, but always from where the hope is.

"As an instrumentalist, it's challenging to communicate this; yet I feel that people do feel that creative energy. A lot of artists claim to be tapped into creative energy. If you really understand the Scriptures and the gift that God has given us to be creative, it flavors the whole creative process, because you know you,re co-creating with the creator of all the universe.

Dan's career began at a very early age. By 10, he took top honors in a national contest for performance on the piano accordion, As he matured, he moved to other instruments, first to piano and then to jazz organ. After a brief stint at Berklee School of Music, Dan decided to investigate the piano thoroughly, searching for the broadest range of its possibilities. In 1990, with the release of his acclaimed CD Jazz For My Father, things began to gel. "That's when I realized that I was a writer, he recalls. "I started to view myself as a composer and not just a player. I feel that inspiration from something in my spiritual life and put that feeling to music.

Now, four recordings later and with another about to be released, Dan Dobek is sharing the love of God with his listeners. "That's the heart motivation and the musical motivation of my writing, he says. And it's that heart and music that reaches beyond perspectives, beyond personality, beyond time, to touch us all.

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