we still remember when Larkfest was only this high, there’s
no denying that it’s all growed up now. For 21 years, Center
Square has hosted the gleeful riot of musical acts, rides,
art, food and craft vendors, and drunk, bare-chested, sunburned,
dancing guys. This year’s celebration, on Saturday from
10:30 AM to 5 PM, boasts more than 90 vendors, a family
stage to keep the little ones entertained, lots of rides,
the Graffic Beat stage (which will feature a live graffiti-art
demonstration and a b-boy dance competition), and three
stages of live music (we don’t have a count yet on the dancing
guys, but keep your eyes peeled).
The scheduled performers on the acoustic stage: Mark Visconti
(11:30-11:55 AM); Rosanne Raneri (noon-12:25); Leepfrog
(12:30-12-12:55); the Kamikaze Hearts (1-1:25); Paddy Kilrain
(1:30-1:55); Bryan Thomas (2-2:30); MotherJudge and the
Urban Holiness Society (2:35-3:05); knotworking (3:10-4)
and Jump Cannon (4:10-5).
On the world-music stage: the Hal Miller Band, with Chuck
D’Aloia (noon-12:45); the George Muscatello/Brian Patneaude
Quartet (1:15-2); the Adrian Cohen Quartet (2:30-3:15);
and Alex Torres (3:45-4:45).
On the rock stage: GreayStar (noon-12:20); Arc (12:50-1:15);
F-Timmi (1:45-2:15); Injected (2:45-3:30); and Antigone
For more information, including the kids-stage schedule,
check www.larkstreet.org or call the Lark Street Business
Improvement District, 434-3861.
Albany Symphony Orchestra begins its 72nd season with a
program titled The Home of the Brave tonight at the
Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs and tomorrow at the
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Again under the direction
of David Alan Miller, the centerpiece of this program is
the world premiere of Richard Einhorn’s The Spires, The
City, The Field. This cantata in memory of the victims
of Sept. 11 was commissioned by the ASO. Einhorn is probably
best known for Voices of Light, his haunting 1995
score inspired by, and composed for, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s
1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc; he has also
written chamber music, ballets, songs, and theater music.
The guest soloists for the piece will be Lucille Beer, mezzo-soprano,
and Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica.
Other pieces on the program include Mozart’s Symphony
No. 25 in G, Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme
of Thomas Tallis, and Villa Lobos’ harmonica concerto,
also featuring Robert Bonfiglio.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight (Thursday,
Sept. 12) at 8 PM at the Canfield Casino (Congress Park,
Saratoga Springs), and tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 13) at the
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Second and State streets,
Troy). Call 465-4755 for prices and reservations.
and Vibrations: The Visual Art of Musicians
gallery Trink, housed above an equally eclectic vintage
goods shop(pe), begins its fall season with Visions and
Vibrations: The Visual Art of Musicians, an exhibit
that features the work of 11 artist-musicians from the area.
Included in the show are paintings by Sergio Sericolo (Even
the Odd), George Frayne (Commander Cody), Connie Acher and
Michael Eck, as well as mixed-media work by G.C. Haymes
(some know him as Sarge Blotto), photochemistry paintings
by electronic composer-musician Sara Ayers, sculpture by
Chip Fasciana, color photography by Buck Malen, nature photography
by Tom Lindsay (Chefs of the Future), digitally enhanced
photography by Tom D’Ambrose (the Sharks) and cartoons by
Teresa Burns Parkhurst (Lois and the Kryptonites)—hopefully
that’s 11. (Pictured is Frayne’s Billie Holiday.)
And there’s more. In keeping with the theme, the album-cover
work by Martin Benjamin, Robert Gullie, Wren Panzella and
T.H. Hyndman will be shown, as will Scott Asbury’s rock
posters. The gallery also is releasing an 11-song CD, Visions
and Vibrations, produced by Sara Ayers, featuring music
by the 11 artists (more mathwork here).
Trink Gallery (122 Remsen St., Cohoes) will open Visions
and Vibrations: The Visual Art of Musicians with a reception
tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 13) from 5:30 to 8 PM, and many
of the artists featured will perform: Commander Cody, Michael
Eck and Tom Lindsay are but a few. The exhibit will be up
until Nov. 13. The gallery is open from noon until 6 PM
on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment. Call
gallery directors Robert Gullie (237-2327) or Tom D’Ambrose
(463-8955) for information.