Troy Music Hall Hosts Free Pre-show Percussion Discussion

TROY, NEW YORK     Tuesday, November 14, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall hosts our free monthly Music @ Noon Concert Series, featuring the Ricochet Duo, playing piano and marimba.  Wednesday, November 15, we are bringing in the modern percussion ensemble Sō Percussion. With two performances back to back featuring percussion instruments, we saw an opportunity!  The Music Hall, along with Green Room…

Pre-concert Talk for all Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis Ticket Holders

TROY, NEW YORK     The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation announces a pre-concert talk for all Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis ticket holders. Starting at 7 PM on October 7, band member Vincent Gardner will lead a talk called “Development of the Big Band.”  Ticket holders to that evening’s performance are encouraged to come early and participate in the conversation,…

Powerful Emotions, a Gripping Plot and Two Islamic Heroines

HUDSON – Author Khaled Hosseini did not think that his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was opera material – until composer Sheila Silver convinced him otherwise.  “I had written him several letters,” the Spencertown resident said.  “But it wasn’t until I sent him a very, very heartfelt letter, explaining why this is an opera, that he…

Media theorist Abigail De Kosnik to present talk on “The Media Crease”

Considering use and reuse patterns, from creased book pages to digital glitches and erasures Troy, NY — On Wednesday, September 13, media theorist Abigail De Kosnik will present a talk at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Titled The Media Crease: Traces of Reuse in Hard and Soft Copies, the talk will present De Kosnik’s analysis of…