Olana hosts lecture, book signing on Oct. 15
WHAT: Lecture and book signing
WHEN: Oct. 15 from 3 to 5
p.m. WHERE: Visitor Center at Olana State Historic Site, 5720 state Route 9G, Hudson
DETAILS: Olana will host an illustrated lecture and book signing with Jennifer Raab, author of “Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail.” An assistant professor of the history of art at Yale University, Raab spent many months researching at Olana while writing the book. She worked closely with Olana’s curatorial department and has a remarkable and exciting set of observations to share about the links between art and science in the 19th century, specifically focusing on Church’s canvases and landscape. Following the lecture, Raab will host a question-andanswer session, followed by a book signing and simple reception. Participants interested in one last visit to the Sharp Family Gallery, before the exhibition “Capturing the Cosmos: Frederic Church Painting Humboldt’s Vision of Nature” closes for the season, are invited to register for an additional twilight tour inside the Main House at Olana led by Raab. The event is appropriate for those ages 12 and older. The lecture is $10 for members $10 and $15 for non-members. The Twilight House and Gallery Tour is $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers (in addition to the lecture fee).
CONTACT: Visit olana.org/ education/publicprograms for reservations and to buy tickets.
‘Alice-in-Wonderland Follies’ at Kaatsbaan on Oct. 15
WHAT: New York Theatre Ballet’s “Alice-in-Wonderland Follies” WHEN: Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. WHERE: Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 33 Kaatsbaan Road, Tivoli
DETAILS: “Alice-in-Wonderland Follies” is “a ballet vaudeville” that combines many different styles of dance and music from turnof-the-century vaudeville houses. New York Theatre Ballet has combined these elements to create a turnof-the-century “romp” — complete with costumes that create the characters, scenery and lively music. All of these capture the mood of mysterious Wonderland, where nothing happens as you might expect. Tickets prices are $10, $5 for children.
CONTACT: Call (845) 7575106, ext. 2, or visit kaatsbaan.org for tickets or more information. Information is also available on Kaatsbaan’s Facebook page.
Library presents ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’
WHAT: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” WHEN: Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston DETAILS: The library, as part of its Super Saturdays Performance Series, will present storyteller Jonathan Kruk’s performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Begin your Halloween season with dynamic Kruk’s dramatic performance of this Hudson Valley story from Washington Irving and featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel. The show is for ages 7 and up. Admission is free.
CONTACT: Call the library at (845) 331-0507, ext. 7, or visit kingstonlibrary.org for more information.
Prometheus Brass performs Oct. 23 in Saugerties
WHAT: Prometheus Brass in concert WHEN: Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Ave., Saugerties
DETAILS: Prometheus Band, featuring four engaging horn players, will perform as part of the Saugerties Pro Musica Concert Series. The band’s program, titled “Salut! to OktoberFest,” is a rousing salute to the season and the Germanic tradition of brass band celebrations. Compositions will include classical as well as contemporary and traditional pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and even Scott Joplin. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Admission for students is free.
CONTACT: Call (845) 6795733 or visit saugertiespromusica.org for more information.
HD presentation of ‘Don Giovanni’ at Bardavon
WHAT: The Met: Live in HD presentation of “Don Giovanni” WHEN: Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie
DETAILS: The Bardavon begins The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season with “Don Giovanni.” Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore and Rolando Villazón in his Live in HD debut as Don Ottavio. Thirty minutes before curtain time, Leslie Gerber, a music teacher at Marist College’s Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all Hudson Valley Philharmonic playbill liner notes, will give a talk. Admission is $28, $26 for Bardavon members and $20 for children ages 12 and under.
CONTACT: Tickets are available at the Bardavon box office or by calling (845) 473-2072. They are also available at the Ulster Performing Arts Center box office, 601 Broadway, Kingston, or by calling (845) 339-6088. In addition, they are available by visiting ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.