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Beautiful Baroque

Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram, NY 12502 Saturday, July 9, 5 p.m.: Sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn with Hank Heijink on the oboe and Avi Stein on harpsichord. Sparkling, transcendent music of the Baroque. Tickets: $20 general admission; $50 reserved Information: http://www.ancramoperahouse.com

Sunday Afternoon Jazz: Doug Munro

Howland Cultural Center, Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, July 10, 3-5 p.m.: Critically acclaimed New York jazz guitarist Doug Munro has won two NAIRD awards and been nominated for two Grammy awards. Since 1987 he has released 11 albums as a leader and has appeared over 60 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. In the recording field Doug has received two awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck as one of its Top Ten Jazz CD’s of 2003. Doug also did orchestration work on the Oscar winning documentary When We Were Kings. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.831.4988; http://howlandculturalcenter.org

Hudson. Water. Music. Series

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, off Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesday, July 20, 6-9 p.m.: The first in this outdoor summer music series features Sweet Soubrette -- wry, unapologetic, sassy and flirty torch songs and ballads; and The Edna Project, a song cycle set to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic, or get a great dinner from one of the vendors. Plenty of room for strolling along the river or dancing! In case of rain, concerts will be held at Basilica Hudson, 110 Front Street (right across the street). Information: http://hudsonwatermusic.com/schedule

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Mill Mansion, 75 Mills Mansion Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m.: Americana Folk with Rosemary Rye. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Summer Sings

PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m.: Gretchen Rueckheim, director of the Hudson Valley Choral Society, leads the audience as they sing magnificent choral works. Repeats July 18 & 25. Tickets: $10; $8 members Information: http://www.ps21chatham.org

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Vanderbilt Mansion, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m.: Popular music with The James Osborn Orchestra. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Thursday Night Live: Irish Night

Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, July 14, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: The best of the Irish Catskills’ craic and céili comes to Bard. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Tavern Night: Acoustic Medicine Variety Show

Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, July 16, 7-10 p.m.: Joe Tobin and his Acoustic Medicine Variety Show play “progressive mountainfolkgrass.” Tickets: $10, includes two beverages and snacks. Pizza and hot dogs sold separately. Proceeds go toward continued restoration of the Inn. Information: 845.758.5887

Pyeng Threadgill

Howland Cultural Center, Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, July 16, 8-10 p.m.: Internationally acclaimed jazz artist Pyeng Threadgill’s music has been heard in front of audiences New York’s iconoclast downtown venues Nublu and Joe’s Pub, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Detroit Institute of The Arts, The Sun Side Jazz Club in Paris. Using impressionistic guitars, hard set grooves, keyboards, and swaggering horns, it is clear Pyeng Threadgill is as much a compelling storyteller as a bandleader. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.831.4988; http://howlandculturalcenter.org

Isle of Klezbos

Thursday Night Live: Klezmer Night

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, July 21, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: Isle of Klezbos is not your bubbe’s klezmer! This soulful, fun-loving powerhouse sextet plays wildly imaginative Jewish folk music inspired by a kaleidoscope of other styles: Cajun, funk, punk, Latin jazz, and more. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Vassily Primakov, Piano

Tannery Pond Concerts, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m.: Program featuring works by Schubert, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. Tickets: $25 & $30 Information: 888.820.1696; http://tannerypondconcerts.org

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