Top Picks: November’s Array of Unusual Music [Berkshire on Stage]
By Larry Murray
Our choice of music is always natural, rarely amplified, just musicians playing classical, jazz and acoustic music on real instruments with no amplifiers or synthesizers between us and the composer’s notes. That’s heaven to a lot of readers of Berkshire on Stage as well, so here are our top choices for November in chronological order:
Tonight (Thursday, November 3)
This wildly popular post-modern, indie-classical string quartet presents a multimedia concert at UAlbany Performing Arts Center melding multiple screen video projections with original music by some of today’s top composers. Juxtaposing vintage 1970s photographs from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Project Documerica, the program explores a compelling snapshot of a tumultuous era that powerfully connects to today’s ecological and social issues. The music is in constant dialogue with the projections in an arc that is by turns urban, rural, pastoral and gritty.
Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff. For reservations and further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997 or visit the Performing Arts Center website at www.albany.edu/pac.
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