Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for September 2010
Artwork by members of the Gould family — John Fleming Gould (1906-1996), a renowned illustrator and poster artist; and his sons William (a fine-art photographer) and Paul (a painter) — is showcased in Print Mania, the current exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. The show features a large collection of prints created by the trio, including early advertising art by John Gould, and Hudson Valley scenes by William and Paul. Through Sept. 30. Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m. • 94 Broadway, Newburgh. 845-569-4997 or www.karpeles.com
In tribute to the Dominican Sisters of Hope (the founders of nearby Mount Saint Mary College), the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra hosts an evening of symphonic and choral music to kick off its season. Schubert’s first symphony opens the program; the orchestra is then joined by several local choral groups and soloists, including mezzosoprano Eunjoo Lee (left), for Mozart’s Laudate Dominum and Haydn’s joyous Missa solemnis No. 14, “Harmoniemesse.” Sept. 25. 7 p.m. $25 reserved seats, $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students. • Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College. 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. 845-913-7157 or www.newburghsymphony.org
The Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning Rent storms into the Westchester Broadway Theatre this month. Written, according to composer/librettist Jonathan Larson, to “bring musical theater to the MTV generation,” the show is an updated version of Giacomo Puccini’s classic 19th-century opera La Bohème. The plot follows young artists on New York’s Lower East Side as they struggle to survive in the face of the AIDS epidemic. Through Sept. 25. Call or visit Web site for schedule and ticket information. • 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 914-592-2222 or www.broadwaytheatre.com
Bethel Woods winds down its outdoor concert season with a return visit from country superstars Rascal Flatts. The Nashville trio — who have 11 number-one singles to their credit, including the 2006 crossover hit “What Hurts the Most” — are known for their live performances, which often feature plenty of pyrotechnics, laser light effects, and crowd participation. Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$89.50. • 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. 866-781-2922 or www.bethelwoodscenter.org
The Jacob Burns Film Center has plenty to offer cinemaphiles this month. Catch the Alfred Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest at the free outdoor Screening Under the Stars event, beginning at sundown on Sept. 4 (Parkway Field, Pleasantville). Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi classic Metropolis (shown, opening Sept. 17), a five-feature Faith Akin Retrospective (Sept. 3-16), and a passel of Movies for Kids (Sept. 11-26) round out the offerings. Call for complete schedule and ticket information. • 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 914-747-5555 or www.burnsfilmcenter.org
“Cheap and Popular Pictures,” the term used by Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives to describe their ubiquitous 19th-century prints of American scenes, is the title of the current exhibit at Kingston’s Senate House State Historic Site. The 40 featured prints focus on images of New York City, Hudson River steamboats, and the concept of the “ideal home” of the time period. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. through Oct. 31. • 296 Fair St., Kingston. 845-338-2786.