8/6/17: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble @ Music Haven, Schenectady. A sextet of jazz and Middle Eastern musicians that has made innovative strides in using the maqam modal system to transform the contemporary jazz idiom. With Cliff Brucker & Full Circle. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Rhiannon Giddens @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, she brings her soul-stirring vocals and instrumental prowess on fiddle and banjo in support of her latest solo album, Freedom Highway, which includes original songs as well time-honored traditional tunes. 7:30pm. $39.50. GO HERE to read an interview…

MUSIC: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Jazz Age-era vintage big band sounds. 7pm. $24.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. It’s the final day of the fest. Today’s line-up features Brother Sun, Rod MacDonald, David Massengill, Abbie Gardner, Vishten, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Eric Andersen and more. Music starts at 11am. $45. GO HERE for more info and the complete main stage schedule…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Drunk Stuntmen & Co. Honor J. Scott “Bow Bow” Brandon @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. A memorial concert for the Drunk Stuntmen’s bassist-trumpeter, who died at age 44 in June. 7pm. $15.

PARTICIPATORY READING: “Hiroshima” @ First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany lawn, Albany. A community reading of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima” on the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Those interested in reading can sign up to participate when they arrive. 11am. FREE.

MUSIC: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. The Danish String Quartet is joined by pianist Juho Pohjonen and cellist Jakob Koranyi for Beethoven’s “Quartet in G major for Strings, Op. 18, No. 2,” Grieg’s “Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 36” and Schubert’s “Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163.” 3pm. $40 & $45.

OPERA: “Xerxes” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Countertenor John Holiday returns in the title role of one of the most brilliant scores in the Baroque repertory. History’s fierce Persian conqueror turns his attention to domestic affairs in a plot in which romantic attraction threatens to obliterate fraternal loyalty. 1:30pm. Through Friday, August 18.

MUSIC: Holly & Evan Band @ Rivers Casino, Schenectady. 11am.

MUSIC: Hill Haints @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Nylon Otters and Filthy Gorgeous. 8pm. $6.

MUSIC: Francesca Shanks @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 12:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Ken Silverman Trio @ Colony, Woodstock. 8pm. $10.

THEATER: “Mamma Mia!” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The smash hit jukebox musical is jam-packed with those sunny, irresistibly catchy songs of ABBA. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 2pm. Through Sunday, August 13.

MUSIC: Michael Feinstein @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The multi-platinum-selling entertainer brings his suave vocalism, irresistible charm and remarkable insights into the Great American Songbook to town. 7pm. $65-$115.

MUSIC: The Dover Quartet @ Maverick Concerts, Woodstock. Performing Schumann’s “Quartet No. 2 in F, Op.41, No. 2”; Szymon Laks’ “Quartet No. 3”; Tchaikovsky’s “Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op.11.” 4pm. $25-$45.

MUSIC: Fossil Rock @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. 4pm.

MUSIC: The Kyle Bourgault Band @ North Greenbush Town Hall Lawn, Wynantskill. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Gilles Vonsattel @ the Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown. The acclaimed Swiss pianist is joined by the Jasper String Quartet and Linda Chesis in a folk-inspired program featuring works by Beethoven, Rzewski, Dvorak and more. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Yellow Brick Road @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. Tribute to Elton John. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Running the River @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The monthly Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues… 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: The Wister Quartet @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Reel Seafood Co., Albany. Jazz brunch. 11am.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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