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A new piece by choreographer Pam Tanowitz and composer Jessie Montgomery will premiere July 8-10 at Bard College

“The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

James Ijames's “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington,” staged by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel, examines America’s original sin: slavery. The 2018 play centers on the drama of the impending death of George Washington’s widow Martha, whose passing, by decree, will mean freedom for the enslaved people at Mount Vernon. July 24-30 in Gardiner.

ACE Summer Arts Festival Kick-Off

Presented by Ulster County’s new Arts Collaborative Events (ACE), the inaugural ACE Summer Festival commences at Opus 40 with a free celebration featuring Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, Art Society of Kingston (ASK), Center for Photography at Woodstock, Rock Academy, Unison Arts, and others. Preregistration required. July 10 at 1pm and 3pm in Saugerties.

Miro String Quartet at Maverick Concerts

One of America’s most acclaimed string quartets, the Miro String Quartet, returns to the nation’s longest-running summer chamber music festival, Maverick Concerts. The celebrated quartet is comprised of Daniel Ching(violin), William Fedkenheuer(violin), John Largess (viola), and Joshua Gindele (cello). July 25 at 4pm in Woodstock.

Pam Tanowitz/Jessie Montgomery Dance Premiere

Bard College’s 2021 SummerScape festival opens outdoors at historic Montgomery Place with the world premiere of I was waiting for the echo of a better day, a new commission from Fisher Center inaugural choreographer in residence Pam Tanowitz with composer Jessie Montgomery. July 8-10 in Annandale-on-Hudson.

“Row” at the Clark Art Institute

Dawn Landes’s new musical, “Row,” will premiere outdoors at the Clark Art Institute via the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Inspired by A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, the play tells the tale of an extraordinary woman undeterred by the odds. July 13-August 15 in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Pilobus at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center welcomes live (limited-capacity) indoor programming back this summer with “Four@Play” by the award-winning Pilobolus contemporary dance company. The program features a group of four Pilobolus dancers in a “mixtape” of vintage favorites. July 31 at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl

On the second Saturday of each month, Hudson’s art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars, food trucks, and other businesses will stay open late as visitors wander to take in displays of new works by exhibiting artists and enjoy pop-performances and other attractions. July 10 in Hudson.

“Mystery in the Mine” in Rosendale

Local theatrical troupe Murder Cafe will stage an original whodunit in the historic Widow Jane Mine for three performances this month. Set in 1889, the play portrays several historic figures who impacted the local business and arts scene. Tickets are $20. July 15-17 in Rosendale.

Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival

How does the idea of practicing yoga under a blue sky on top of a mountain sound? The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival is a family-friendly event at Plattekill Mountain centering on a variety of classes in yoga and meditation led by visiting instructors from across the country. July 24 in Roxbury.

Avant-Garde-Arama in Woodstock

Avant-Garde-Arama, a festival of short works of dance, film, music, performance art, poetry, and puppetry founded in 1980 at New York’s PS122 by performance artist Charles Dennis and musician/visual artist Jeffrey Isaac, takes over Mountain View Studio for one weekend this month. July 24-25 in Woodstock.

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Peter Aaron

Peter Aaron is the arts editor for Chronogram.
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