7/28/13: Today’s Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Saratoga Choral Festival @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Last month, the late composer-pianist Dave Brubeck was honored with a star on SPAC’s Walk of Fame. Now he’s being honored for his choral compositions with a memorial concert of his popular Pange Lingua variations for chorus and orchestra, and the unpublished Canticles of Mary. With special guest jazz pianist and Brubeck protegee Eldar Djangirov and his trio. 3pm. $30.
MUSIC: Maria Muldaur & the Campbell Brothers @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady. Only one thing beats the high-energy gospel soul of the sacred steel tradition, and that’s pairing the form’s reigning kings with the legendary blues diva, Maria Muldaur, of “Midnight at the Oasis” fame. Expect plenty of growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging from every corner of Central Park. 7pm. FREE
CABARET: “Strings Attached” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole joins jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein and his trio for an evening that showcases new arrangements of classic songs by Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and more. 7pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Caramoor Jazz Festival @ the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah. Day Three of the three-day fest features Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators, the Lionel Loueke Trio, the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, the James Carter Organ Trio and the Mingus Big Band. 2pm. $15, $25, $40 & $55. GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…
MUSIC: Tom Akstens & Neil Rossi @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The two friends and musical partners have been playing old-time country music, country blues and honky-tonk for a half-century now, and that’s a milestone well worth celebrating! 7pm. $17.
MUSIC: The Nina Sheldon Trio @ 146 Billingswood Place at Sleepy Hollow Lake, Athens. With special guest trumpeter Chris Pasin. Rain or shine, preferably outdoors, with a pot luck dinner. 5pm. Donation.
CABARET: Joe Iconis @ Barrington Stage Co.’s Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield. The composer and lyricist of “The Black Suits,” the TV show “Smash” and last year’s sold-out cabaret concerts returns with another evening of his sly, mischievous, toe-tapping songs. Featuring Molly Hager, Lance Rubin, Jason SweetTooth Williams and more. 8pm. $25.
THEATER: “The Music Man” @
MUSIC: The Dyer Switch Band @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE.
TALK: “George Inness: Sacred and Profane Spaces” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Adrienne Baxter Bell offers a talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci. 3pm.
THEATER: “Guns Along the Mohawk” @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland. Historical theater. 2pm. $10.