The Beat from Troy Music Hall #59, One Year Ago

A Special Message From Jon Elbaum, Executive Director of TSBMH

It’s March already! Where has the time gone? It is hard to believe that it has been almost exactly a year since we’ve been mostly shut down. Few of us could have imagined that this crisis would last that long. And we’ve still got a little way to go. But there is an end in sight, and if we all do the right thing, we’ll be able to enjoy live performances again this fall in our beautiful Music Hall. Over the last year.

Photo by John Bulmer

I have been absolutely astounded by and profoundly grateful for the support and affection you have shown for us and all of our cultural treasures here in the Capital Region. 

We will be back and we want you to come back too! Streaming is great – but live is better!



When did you realize this new virus was going to change life as you knew it? NPR asked that question and got some interesting answers. Find the full article here.

Passing the Time with Murder Shows

Ummm… some of us feel very seen. We’ve all been spending a lot more time indoors, and Saturday Night Live nails one of our current obsession – murder shows and podcasts. Watch all the way to the end to see the appearance of Joe Jonas as he fuels the obsession with the suggestion of cult shows.

The Wheel – Full Concert

What is the Hall doing during this pandemic? We are still presenting shows, but instead of a live audience, we are live-streaming, straight into your homes! Please enjoy this performance from The Wheel, filmed on our stage last weekend. We present this performance free of charge, but encourage tips if you are so moved!

Is it ok to have Romantic Feelings for Dr. Fauci?

Have you hit the one-year wall? This sums it up nicely.


What’s the rest of the world doing while we wait out this pandemic? Why the #JerusalemaChallenge!

From cloistered Nuns in Dublin to the Swiss Police, filming you and your crew performing this South African wedding dance is the thing to do. It started when Fenómenos do Semba, a dance troupe from Angola, south-west Africa, posted a video of themselves dancing to the song while eating. They did the whole dance without putting down their plates.

You Won’t Grow Scales or Camel’s Hooves

The vaccines are here!
Our staff is excitedly waiting for the time when we’ll be allowed to schedule our vaccination appointments. We encourage you, as does the Marsh family, to “have the new jab” as soon as you are eligible.

Upcoming Streaming Shows

We welcome back our Free [email protected] concert series
with a live-streamed performance!

Following the Celtic Saints, Pan-Celtic Music
Tuesday, March 9, Noon
Free event! Streaming online, click here!

Celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day with Stringwynde! In honor of the Celtic Saints, they will present a pan-Celtic program of traditional tunes from the six Celtic League nations, arranged for flute and lever harp.

Troy Chromatic Concerts Presents
Klassical Klavier Konversations with Jeffrey Biegel

By George,
We Got a Piano!
Thursday, March 11, 8 pm – 9 pm
Streaming online, click here!

Troy Chromatic Concerts is pleased to present the final concert in a series of three FREE live interactive streaming performances by pianist Jeffrey Biegel. The 45-50 minute performances will be followed by a brief Q&A during which Jeffrey Biegel will respond to comments submitted by the audience during the live stream.

Gershwin Rialto Ripples (1916)
Lullaby (1919)
Blue Monday (1922)
Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano, (1924)

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Quintocracy Presents:The Music of Women Composers

Please join the Music Hall’s new Artist in Residence as they live-stream this concert series from our stage!

The continuing series:
Part 3: Music for Flute, Cello, and Piano
Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 3 PM, click here for the sign-up link

Part 4: Music by Katherine Hoover for woodwinds
Sunday, April 18, 2021, 3 PM, click here for the sign-up link

Albany Pro Musica presents
Celtic Dreams
March 14, 4 PM

The Musicians of Ma’alwyck partner with Albany Pro Musica in a concert of traditional Celtic and American music. This concert features choral and instrumental arrangements of beloved folk music from both sides of the Atlantic – you won’t want to miss it! Click here for all the info.

Squee! Jumping Bunnies

Oh, the cuteness! This video was filmed at the Rabbit Grand National in Harrogate in Yorkshire, England, in 2012. The star bunny is Cherie, whose favorite things are jumping, hay, and carrots. Will Cherie take the trophy?!? Watch to find out!

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