Stills, Nash & Young
music world’s first and greatest supergroup (Eagles schmeagles,
we always say) are back on the road for the “Freedom of
Speech ’06” tour, the group’s first outing together in four
years. It’s their third tour of the new millennium; prior
to that, they hadn’t performed together in a quarter-century.
Why all the action of late? Well, we all know the trio (Crosby,
Stills, and Nash) only become a quartet when old man Young
says so, and Young has new product to push, so what the
hey: CSNY will perform Young’s critically lauded, politically
blunt Living With War album in its entirety. (Start
learning the words to “Let’s Impeach the President” now.)
The group also promise to dig into their back catalog for
some “politically charged” classics, which by our watch
must mean “Ohio,” maybe “Woodstock,” and possibly Young’s
Flight 93 ode “Let’s Roll.” But really, is it too soon?
CSNY will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center this
Saturday (Aug. 19) at 7:30 PM. Inside seats are—wait for
it—$86 and $176; lawn tickets are $36. (A lawn-ticket four-pack
is available for $99.) For tickets or more information,
call the box office at 587-3330.
Philadelphia Orchestra have packed up and headed south,
leaving the Saratoga classical-music scene to the talented
locals. And the singers have been rehearsing for three weeks,
getting ready for Saturday night’s show: Yes, it’s time
again for the Saratoga Choral Festival.
The sixth edition of this concert has moved to the Spa Little
Theater this year. The program is a nice balance of French
and German, the yin and yang of the European musical tradition.
The Germans are represented by Johannes Brahms’ Vier
Gesange, a piece for harp, horn and women’s chorus;
the French by two works of Gabriel Faure, the Cantique
de Jean Racine and the complete Requiem.
The Saratoga Choral Festival will present their sixth annual
concert Saturday (Aug. 19) at 8 PM at the Spa Little Theater
(Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs). Tickets are
$20 general admission, $15 seniors and students. For more
info, call 587-3330.
will host the world professional premiere of Keith Huff’s
Dog Stories this week. This gentle comedy is the
story of an elderly man, recently widowed, who takes his
sick dog on a cross-country trip to Disneyland. Director
Laura Margolis describes the show as “both an irreverent
and intelligent comic twist on man and man’s best friend
. . . a touching and hilarious exploration of of life’s
true meaning, seen through the eyes of a man, dog and the
cavalcade of exotic characters they encounter, each with
an extraordinary canine story of their own.”
are (l-r) Frank Liotti and Paula Boyd.
Stories opens with previews on Wednesday (Aug. 23) and
Aug. 24 at 7:30 PM at Stageworks/Hudson (41A Cross St.,
Hudson). The official opening night is Aug. 25, and the
play continues through Sept. 10. Showtimes are Wednesday-Thursday
at 7:30 PM; Friday-Saturday at 8 PM; and Sunday matinees
at 2 PM. Tickets are $16 for previews; $22 for Sunday, Wednesday
and Thursday; and $27 for Friday and Saturday. For more
info, call 822-9667.