NEW SEASON: Capitol Chamber Artists begin their fall
season on Saturday night at 8 PM at the First Congregational
Church (405 Quail St., Albany) with a concert celebrating
the Jewish New Year. Works will span the last 500 years, by
composers including Ernest Bloch, Salomon Rossi, Joseph Achron
and Norman Thibodeau (a new piece). As usual, there
will be a preconcert recital at 7 PM; tickets are $16 general
admission and $8 students. Their next performance will be
a free program of baroque music at the Washington Park Lakehouse
(Albany) on Sept. 30 at 1 PM; their next regular concert at
the First Congregational Church is Oct. 6. For more information,
THE UNVEILING: The Town of New Scotland Historical Association
will be dedicating a historical marker at the DeLong-Vanderbilt
Farm (Tarrytown Road, Albany County Route 301, New Scotland)
at 1 PM on Sept. 22. It’s worth celebrating: This has been
a working family farm—in the same family—for over 200 years.
Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.
LET THERE BE BELLY DANCE: New York dancer Tarik Sulton
will be the featured performer at the Middle Eastern dance
program being presented Habiba’s Middle Eastern Dancers on
Saturday night (Sept. 15) at 8 PM at the Arts Center of the
Capital Region (265 River St., Troy). Habiba, aka Donna
Marie Floyd, usually draws a good turnout for her group’s
shows, so arrive early. Tickets are $15 general admission,
$10 for seniors and free to kids 12-years-old and under. For
more info, call 330-8006.
PHOTO: Leif Zurmuhlen
Sept. 7, 21 dancers and 23 artists gathered for the Obsequi
show at St. Joseph’s Church in Albany. Organized by Chip Fasciana,
Susan Holland, Christiana Limniatis and Jennifer Grainer—and
sponsored by the Historic Albany Foundation—the show integrated
art and dance into the magnificent architectural space of
the landmark church.