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Music in the Stacks: Patrick Higgins


Nov 17, 2019
04:00 PM until 05:30 PM


The Hudson Area Library final Music in the Stacks, a series of free Sunday afternoon concerts featuring local and international artists and hosted by Hudson area youth organizations, will be held on Sunday, November 17, 4-5:30pm. The concert features Patrick Higgins, a Hudson based experimental music composer, hosted by Operation Unite NY. Higgins has been described by The New Yorker magazine as one of the “prime movers of the local avant-garde”, and an “exacting avant-classical guitarist” by Time Out NY. He has composed works for the country’s leading ensembles, including orchestral works, percussion cycles, and string quartets. He has scored music for television, museum exhibition and feature-length and short films. Higgins plays and composes in ZS, which the New York Times called “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York.” His music has been performed in over 20 countries and at some of the world’s leading music festivals. 


These concerts reflect a wide range of musical styles, genres, instruments and cultures - giving the community new musical experiences and opportunities for cultural exchange. The concerts are held on the main floor of the library in the historic Hudson Armory, which is a large open space with unique acoustics. Each concert is hosted by youth from a Hudson area organization, who introduces the musicians and facilitates a conversation about their music, instruments, or cultural tradition. A reception follows the concerts with a chance for audience members to share their reactions and to interact with the musicians, youth emcees and each other. Audience members receive cultural passports, which are stamped at each concert. Each stamp entitles the passport holder one ticket in a raffle for a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.





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51 North 5th Street
Hudson, NY

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