Here in New York’s historic and sometimes hysteric first capital, the abrupt and complete cancelation of nightlife has made things catastrophically hard for working musicians.
When I was asked to compile a topical piece on the best songs about isolation, solitude and quarantine, I took it to the people, and the people responded in spades.
As of today, the most dangerous danger of these extraordinary times is itself born in intimacy and connection, and the thing we are called to sacrifice is the very thing we first turn to in times of crisis: each other, love, communion, hugs, the good free stuff. When I make my list of what groups of people I most feel for during the pandemic, rating a solid third or fourth (below those most susceptible to disease and financial devastation) are those in love.
“Our first priority is the safety of artists, patrons, staff, and the broader community,” writes Executive Director Chris Silva. “All health authorities clearly emphasize social distancing as the best way to deter the spread of COVID-19; therefore, we have decided to postpone all events at Bardavon and UPAC for a minimum of 30 days.”
Friday, Mar. 20: Like Pat Metheny before him, Kurt Rosenwinkel was plucked out of Berklee by the vibraphonist Gary Burton, who, along with Miles, is one of jazz’s most prescient vampires of young talent. A modern jazz guitarist cannot have a more propitious beginning than Burton’s endorsement and imprimatur, and Rosenwinkel, now about to enter the third decade of his prolific and serious career, has borne the tradition and the burden with diligence and dignity.
Maverick Tickets On Sale; Heppner At Barnes & Noble; Selkowitz Exhibits in Connecticut and more.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts today announced the following dates for its summer lineup: June 14: Big Summer Rock
Kingston’s YMCA isn’t just the place to get fit; it’s also a place to make art. D.R.A.W., a.k.a. The Department of Regional Art Workers, is a community arts education program that operates out of a spacious, light-filled room located in a corner of the Broadway building.
The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum is focusing the second main-gallery exhibition of its second century on still-life painting, using a painting from its permanent collection by the rakish “abstract realist” Romanian-American painter and police reporter De Hirsh Margules as a springboard. The show is called Fish and Dish: A Fresh Take on Still Life.
On February 16, a program at Bard College’s Bitó Conservatory Building devoted to the music of Hungarian composer György Kurtág, planned as the first of an annual festival, proved both fascinating and exhausting.