Music & Dance

May 5: Restive Reverie The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Russell Ger will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, featuring soloist Kariné Poghosyan, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique. $30+ adults, $22 seniors.  Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, 845.913.7157; 

May 5: Tramps Like Us A Springsteen tribute band that captures the classic passion of the Boss and the distinct sound of the E Street Band. $25+ adults, $15 students. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098;

May 6: Lux Aeterna The Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Series presents Morten Lauridsen’s exquisite Lux Aeterna and Michael Haydn’s moving Requiem. These choral works combine musical beauty and spiritual power with soprano soloist Sarah Cullins. $35+ adults, $15 students. Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy, 518.273.0038;

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May 11: The Huntress and Holder of Hands Their creative energy builds unique harmonies with string and bass-driven pieces influenced by Americana and Middle Eastern music. Expect an intense musical and lyrical experience that explores love, loss, power, and strength. $15. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, 518.828.4800;

May 13: Arlo Guthrie: The Re-generation Tour An iconic folk singer known for his famous song, “Alice’s Restaurant,” having also starred in the movie of the same name, is joined by his children Abe and Sarah Lee performing the music of his ’60s generation. $48+. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St, Tarrytown, 914.631.3390;

May 19: Jump-starting the alternative/folk/Americana genre, The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams produced several critically acclaimed studio albums in the vein of Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. $30. Towne Crier Café, 379 Main St, Beacon, 845.855.1300;

May 20: Calidore String Quartet The sought-after chamber ensemble will perform Op. 64, No. 5 in D Major by Haydn, Op. 51, No. 1 in C minor by Brahms, and Op. 59, No. 1 in F Major by Beethoven. $30 adults, $10 students. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, 845.765.3012;

May 26: All-Star Uke Concert A lively evening with ukulele greats such as Daniel Ward, Heidi Swedberg, Kevin Carroll, Fred Sokolow, Lynn Sokolow, Gerald Ross, and Ben Hassenger playing swing, jazz, blues, bluegrass, Latin, folk, and rock. $20 adults, $15 children. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, 845.657.8333;

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May 31: The Nerds Playing a blend of soul, classic rock, and TV themes, their stage show is both musically and comically entertaining with snarky banter influenced by Monty Python and David Letterman. $20+. Daryl’s House Club, 130 Route 22, Pawling, 845.289.0185;

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Dance off the Grid provides a rare opportunity to see multiple world-class performances by some of the leading New York City dance companies. Featuring three different companies and choreographers, they are accompanied by contemporary live music. The program includes Felipe Galganni, the tap dancer, teacher, and choreographer who blends American tap with his Brazilian roots; the Spanish/Flamenco and Latin dancer Nélida Tirado; and the emotional, highly visceral choreography of Gaspard & Dancers. A Q&A session with the artists will immediately follow. May 12, $25. Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098;

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