February 9. Presented by the productive Catskill Jazz Factory, Classical, Jazz, and Soul: A Musical Offering is a new series curated by pianist, conductor, composer, educator, and 2014 Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Damien Sneed. The three-concert run in the intimate LUMA Theater inside Bard College's Fisher Center kicks off this month with "Music & Words," which explores music from the 1860s through the 1930s, taking in the spirituals, art songs, and poems of Harry T. Burleigh and Laurence Hope, the haunting works of Samuel Barber, and the Tin Pan Alley hits of George and Ira Gershwin. Sneed will be joined for the performance by Metropolitan Opera soprano Brandie Sutton, actor/writer Karen Chilton, baritone Justin Michael Austin, and several chamber musicians. ("The Golden Age of Song" shines March 17; "Sanctified Soul: 1960s to Today" testifies April 21.) 7:30pm. $25-$45. Annandale-on-Hudson. (845) 758-7900.
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