Friday, July 6: AFRO-PERUVIAN ENSEMBLE
The Afro-Peruvian Ensemble is an all-star band that brings rhythms of the Peruvian coast from uplifted festejos to contrapunto de Zapateo (box drum counterpoint). A perennial favorite of the HRM Amphitheater.
Saturday, July 7: HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: HAMLET
This haunting tragedy begs the devastating question: where should a young man turn when his father is killed, his mother remarries, and the life he knew has been taken from him? This 90-minute production brings an intimacy and immediacy to Shakespeare’s iconic story of murder and madness. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) is a critically acclaimed (The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal), professional, non-profit theater company, which aligns with the HRM’s vision to provide lucid, engaging, and highly inventive productions in unique environments.
Friday, July 13: TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE
WITH KATIE LINNANE & FRIENDS
This NYC-based group will present Irish traditional music with three musicians and traditional Irish dancing. With Katie Linnane on fiddle, Cleek Schrey on hardanger fiddle, and Stuart Jackson on the uillean pipes.
Saturday, July 14: FJK DANCE
A new production by this contemporary dance company founded by Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker that is dedicated to presenting a unique fusion of dance genres–modern, jazz, classical ballet and traditional folkloric–into a language that expresses our fundamental, shared capacity to create. Through its performances, FJK supports cross-cultural dialogue, infusing its works with positive images from many dance traditions.
Friday, July 20: SERATONES
The Seratones, who hail from Shreveport, Louisiana, serve up a combination of Southern musicality and garage rock ferocity. The city sits as a nexus roughly equidistant from Memphis soul, Mississippi Delta Blues, and New Orleans jazz, with Texas swing located just over the nearby state border. The band’s sound draws from those touch points and more, ranging from Black Sabbath’s Paranoid to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue.
Saturday, July 21: BENJAMIN LEVY: MAGIC & MIND READING
Benjamin Levy is a unique, multi-talented magician, memory expert and speaker, who is the favorite of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and has performed for President Obama and Muhammad Ali. His programs are memorable, entertaining, audience involving, highly personalized, sophisticated and filled with humor and a very special charm.
Friday, July 27: AMERICAN PINUP
Hailing from Westchester County, New York, female-fronted, four-piece punk band, American Pinup has swiftly gained notoriety within the New York underground music scene and has become known for their energetic live performances and strong DIY-punk ethos. Their sound, however, extends well beyond the musical tenets of punk, recalling elements of such genres as rockabilly, surf, ska, and pop.
Saturday, July 28: NY NEO-FUTURISTS: THE INFINITE WRENCH
The Infinite Wrench is a barrage of 30 original plays performed in random order—a theatrical race against an onstage clock set for one hour. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
Friday, August 3: SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!
Balkan brass, funk grooves, Gypsy accordion, and jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s #1 brass band for Balkan Soul Gypsy Funk. “One of our all time favorite NYC bands”—National Geographic Music.
Saturday, August 4: DYNAMIC ROCKERS
Dynamic Rockers, the NYC hip hop group, returns to HRM to perform an original theater piece about the struggles of being a B-Boy or B-girl in today’s society, featuring break dancing mixed with other contemporary dance styles.
Sponsored by Henry E. Niles Foundation
Friday, August 10: DENI BONET
Deni Bonet is a NYC-based virtuoso electric violinist, singer, and songwriter. Whether fronting her own band of outstanding players, or collaborating with anyone from Cyndi Lauper to R.E.M. to Irish rocker Mundy, Deni has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting, dynamic, and entertaining performers on the live circuit.
Saturday, August 11: BIG MAMOU
Big Mamou was formed in what could be described as a cosmic Cajun and country collision, when married couple Jim and Julianne Fenhagen met accordion player John Sherman. Their sound is a mashup of cajun, zydeco, and country music.
Friday, August 17: THE JOEY BERKLEY BAND
Joey Berkley, director of the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and his band perform their unique funky sound rooted in the tradition of Miles, Monk, and Coltrane.
Saturday, August 18: HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: THE SEA-MAIDS MUSIC
Devised & directed by Zachary Fine, this original 90-minute clown show, developed in collaboration with the actors of HVSF’s Conservatory Company, a young mermaid is the source of literary inspiration for Shakespeare himself, as well as for anyone and everyone who hears the call to make something beautiful out of nothing at all.
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