Saturday, February 15, 2014

An Event NOT Cancelled Because of Snow

The Indoor Farmers' Market may not have happened as scheduled this morning, but we are assured that tonight's events at the Hudson Opera House will happen in spite of the snow--both the accumulated and the fresh.

Appropriately, given this winter's uncharacteristic and persistently brutal cold and snow, The Crossroads Project, the multi-media performance being presented at the Hudson Opera House tonight, fuses art and science to examine the Earth's changing climate. At the center of the project is the Fry Street Quartet performing a commissioned work by Laura Kaminsky, as well as works by Haydn and Janacek.   

The music is interwoven with scientific commentary from physicist Dr. Robert Davies exploring human impact on the climate and takes place against a backdrop of imagery from artists Rebecca Allan, Garth Lenz, and Lyman Whitaker. The performance begins at 7 p.m. 

Preceding the concert and coinciding with it is the opening reception for an exhibition of Rebecca Allan's paintings, many of which are featured in the The Crossroads Project. 

Known for her richly layered and chromatically nuanced abstract paintings, Allan has for many years concentrated on rivers, tributaries, and watershed environments as primary sources of investigation. Speaking of her work and The Crossroads Project, Allan has said, "I think what artists and scientists have in common is that we share a deep curiosity about the world around us."

The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m., and wine and warm beverages are promised. Call the Hudson Opera House at 518 822-1438 to check the availability of tickets for the concert.

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