Saturday, July 22: Vladimir Feltsman met Ilya Rashkovskiy two years ago at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and is lavish in his praise for the young Russian, whom he considers among the most promising pianists of his generation.
Music and fireworks at West Point, art lessons at Roost and free admission to Storm King.
Sunday, July 23: This benefit for the Snyder Estate’s Century House features the ensemble Bash the Trash, the members of which will show the audience how to make musical instruments out of trash.
Friday, July 21: Embraced by hipsters as much as by oldsters, the girl-pop of the ’50 and ’60s represented a high point both in pop fun and in savvy writing and top-shelf arrangement.
Friday, July 21: Legends from different places and different times collide when the British superstar teams up with the great American pop eccentric.
Sunday, July 23: In a kind of musical history lesson, jazz guitarist Alex Wintz traces the lineage and progression of the art of the jazz guitar by focusing on the work of six pivotal innovators (nine, actually, as Wintz gets a little clever with his math). Wintz will examine legends Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, the “Big Three” of the modern jazz guitar (Metheny, Scofield and Frisell) and, in a curious inclusion, the Brazilian nylon-string jazz guitarist and singer Toninho Horta.
Sunday, July 23: The program features Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1, Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2, and one new work: String Quartet No. 3, “River” (2015) by Aaron Jay Kernis.
Saturday, July 22: BSP continues its swanky, stylish and monthly series with a beginners’ swing dance lesson, included in the cost of admission.
The Big Sick is a rom/com that’s sweet and funny but complex and smart. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, best-known as a regular on Silicon Valley.
Sunday, July 23: This week marks the 90th birthday of Hudson resident, Pulitzer Prize-winner, retired Bard College professor and former New York State poet laureate John Ashbery. Small presses being the lifeblood of even poets as famous as Ashbery, it’s a natural fit for this weekend’s Read & Feed to pay tribute to the occasion.