Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in September 2012

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for September 2012


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Feeling down because the summer is about to end? Cheer yourself up at the Mark Gruber Gallery’s Hudson Valley Views summer art show. Oil and pastel works by a baker’s dozen group of local artists depict sun-drenched green fields, rich-hued flowers, and our inimitable Valley sky colored azure blue — or blackened by a coming thunderstorm. Through Sept. 4. Call for hours. • New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz. 845-255-1241 or www.markgrubergallery.com

salomé

Comprised of graduates from Julliard and other top-flight music schools, Salomé is a conductor-less chamber orchestra that specializes in performing works by both well-loved and under-appreciated composers. This month, the NYC-based group makes a rare (and free) appearance in Westchester; the afternoon program includes pieces by two titans on the “well-loved” list: Mozart (Sinfonia Concertante) and Tchaikovsky (Souvenir de Florence). Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. • Reisinger Concert Hall, Sarah Lawrence College. 1 Mead Way, Bronxville. 914-395-2412

amanda palmer

Alt rock/punk doyenne Amanda Palmer concludes a three-week stint as artist in residence at Bard College with two concerts launching her self-released album, Theatre is Evil. Formerly the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, Palmer recently made headlines by raising more than $1 million on Kickstarter, an Internet fund-raising site in which donors earn “rewards” for their contributions. Palmer grew up in the ’80s listening to British pop and synthesizer music, a style which strongly influences her latest work. Sept. 5 & 6 at 8 p.m. $35. • Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900 or www.fishercenter.bard.edu

swan lake

Take a break from the summer heat at the Jacob Burns Film Center. This month’s featured series, Dance on Film, spotlights seven flicks in which dancing plays an integral part. Classical works — such as Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (pictured) — share top billing with all-time favorites like Singing in the Rain. Sept. 20-27. Call or visit Web site for complete schedule and ticket information. • 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 914-747-5555 or www.burnsfilmcenter.org

sunset sensations

Good food, fine wine, and watching the sun set over the Hudson — what more could you ask for on a late summer’s evening? Join Chef Anthony Moustakas of Gourmet to Go at this month’s Sunset Sensations at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. This once-a-month get-together allows patrons to sample hors d’oeuvres — prepared with produce grown in the historic site’s own gardens — paired with libations provided by Arlington Wines. Chef Moustakas demonstrates his culinary wizardry with cooking demonstrations, and the site’s horticulturists lead tours of the gardens. Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $27 on the day (if available). • 2683 South Rd. (Rte. 9), Poughkeepsie. 845-454-4500 or www.lgny.org

 

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