years ago, during a serendipitous window-shopping trip,
Saratoga County resident Thomas Clark began studying and
collecting pre-1940 American impressionist landscape paintings.
Today his collection numbers more than 100 works, and is
considered one of the finest private collections in upstate
Comprising of works by students and partners of renowned
impressionists such as Robert Henri and Childe Hassam, Clark’s
collection of lesser-known painters reveals the accomplished
work of American impressionists, including many rarely studied
female artists, and the diversity of American landscapes—from
snowy mountains and sun-drenched hillsides to harbor scenes
Clark has announced his intention to donate his collection
to the Hyde, where 68 of the paintings, representing works
by 50 painters, including Ernest Bruce Nelson’s April
in Central Park (pictured), will be on exhibition beginning
Enduring Legacy: American Impressionist Landscape Paintings
From the Thomas Clark Collection opens at the Hyde Collection
(161 Warren St., Glens Falls) on Sunday (Nov. 15) and runs
through March 28. There will be a member preview and opening
reception Saturday (Nov. 14) at 6:30 PM. For more information,
latest offering from the Albany Symphony Orchestra is a
three-part presentation, blending new works and classical
Award-winning composer Stacy Garrop makes her ASO debut
with her tone poem, Becoming Medusa, a musical portrait
of the mythical gorgon, which imagines her life before the
gods transformed her. The new work will be followed by a
young artist showcase, as 14-year-old piano virtuoso George
Li performs Camille Saint-Saëns’ popular Piano Concerto
No. 2. The evening concludes with Brahms’ romantic masterpiece
Symphony No. 2.
Garrop’s work has been described as “crackling with energy
and vitality,” and the Worcester Telegram hailed
Li as having “talent and technique somewhat larger than
this solar system.” Sounds like a paring worth checking
The Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform with George Li
and Stacy Garrop at the Palace Theater (19 Clinton Ave,
Albany) on Saturday (Nov. 14) at 7:30 PM. Tickets range
from $25 to $49, $20 to $44 for seniors. During intermission,
Napa Valley vintner (and former upstate resident) Joseph
Carr will offer a complimentary wine tasting. For more info,
or to purchase tickets, call the Palace box office at 465-4663.
trying to remember the last time Grant-Lee Phillips played
in the Capital Region. We think it was when he was part
of the Aimee Mann Christmas show, singing a few of his own
songs and dueting hilariously with Ms. Mann on “You’re a
Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”
What we’re getting at, however, is that Phillips’ appearance
at the Linda on Saturday night is a very special event.
Phillips has a new, upbeat album, Little Moon, released
last month. It’s his fifth solo album—time flies, eh?—which
is why we’re not going to take up a lot of space mentioning
his breakthrough band, Grant Lee Buffalo. How special is
the ocassion? We know people who can’t make the Saturday
show at the Linda, and are driving out to Northampton for
the Friday night show at the Iron Horse.
Openers the Winterpills just released their third album,
Central Chambers; they will also perform with Phillips
on a few numbers.
Grant-Lee Phillips and openers the Winterpills will perform
tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 13) at 7 PM at the Iron Horse Music
Hall (20 Center St., Northampton, Mass.) and Saturday (Nov.
14) at 8 PM at the Linda (339 Central Ave., Albany). Tickets
to both shows, oddly enough, are $18. For tickets to the
Linda show, call 465-5233 ext. 4. For info about the Iron
Horse show, call (413) 586-8686.