Music and Dance


Jan 1: Bach at New Year’s Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, founder of the Emerson String Quartet, starts the new year off right with a delightful program featuring signature pieces by Bach, Purcell, and Mozart. 3 p.m., $29+. • Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038;

Jan 12: The Elvis Birthday Bash with Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings The King would have turned 83 years old this month; in celebration of his birthday, this incredible tribute band will perform a slew of favorites. 9 p.m., $20+. • Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, 518.828.4800;

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Jan 14: Piano Festival At the Howland Music Circle, Orion Weiss, who has won worldwide acclaim, will be playing selections from Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, and Ravel. 4 p.m., $30 adults, $10 students. • Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, 845.765.3012;

Jan 19: Blue Öyster Cult The band is still going strong with their provocative and haunting lyrics and pounding jams with such classics as, “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ For You,” and “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.”8 p.m., $25+. • Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039;

Jan 30: The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents Swan Lake One of the greatest classical ballets of all time, set to the music of Tchaikovsky, takes its origin from Russian folklore and German legend. Artistically performed, it details a young prince determined to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell, bringing a romantic tale of true love to life. 7:30 p.m., $38+. • Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, 518.465.4663;

Jan 25: 40 oz. to Freedom (Sublime Tribute) and Blink 180 True (Blink 182 Tribute) Bands Two of the most well-known ska-punk and rock bands that arose from the ’90s from Southern California with such hits as “40 oz. to Freedom,” “Waiting For My Ruca,” “Please Take Me Home,” and “First Date,” are performed by tribute bands playing all their major hits. 7 p.m., $15. • The Chance Theater, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie, 845.471.1966;


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Daryl’s House Club

Jan 4: The Amish Outlaws This fun group of men grew up Amish in Lancaster, PA, but left the community to venture into the wild world of music.  

Jan 13: Damn The Torpedoes – A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Looking and sounding like the real deal, this group plays all of Petty’s hits.

Jan 18: The Nerds Playing a blend of soul, classic rock, and TV themes, their comical stage show banter is largely influenced by Monty Python and Saturday Night Love

All shows 8 p.m., $20+. 130 Route 22, Pawling, 845.289.0185;


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The Egg Center for the Performing Arts

Jan 15: Neko Case This indie rock and alternative-country singer is known for her rugged and heartbreaking songs with edgy vocals that speak to her strong will and versatile music. 7 p.m., $34.50+. 

Jan 24: Greensky Bluegrass Mixing their own version of bluegrass, this band combines strings with rock to form a unique sound. They’ll be performing songs from their latest recording, Shouted, Written Down and Quoted. 7 p.m., $29.50+. 

Jan 30: The Wood Brothers with special guest The Stray Birds Their recent album, Live at the Barn, was raved about by American Songwriter for its “spry, soulful folk-rock,” and the album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. 7:30 p.m., $29.50+. 

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 518.473.1845;


Towne Crier Cafe

Jan 12: Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, & Mary) Part of the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary, as well as a solo performer, Yarrow’s music is thought-provoking, using lyrics that convey a message of humanity and caring with melodic tunes. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs, from “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and “Day is Done,” to “Light One Candle.” 8:30 p.m., $45. 

Jan 20: Patty Larkin A singer/songwriter delving into deep subject matters of grief, love, nature, family, and health issues, her folk-urban pop music creates inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals. 8:30 p.m., $25. 

Jan 27: Brothers of the Road Band — An Allman Brothers Tribute This group utilizes live recordings from the Allman Brothers Band to re-create 40+ years of music. The Allman Brothers redefined rock music, mixing it with blues, jazz, and country to deliver their own unique signature. 8:30 p.m., $20. 

379 Main St, Beacon; 845.855.1300;


Our Pick

Forbidden Fruit, the first concert of The Newburgh Symphony, starts off the New Year with three tales of forbidden love. A selection by Mozart entitled Don Giovanni Overture explores implications of the Don’s irreverent seductions, while Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy portrays the ardent intensity of the young lovers. Finally, Frenchman Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique tells the story of a lovelorn artist who is plunged into the depths of despair by an unrequited passion. Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., $45 adults, free for students K-12 or with college ID. Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, 845.913.7157;

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