Category Archives: Hudson Music

Cabin Fever?

February 24, 2015 by The Barlow Hotel

Got cabin fever?  Thinking Spring is never going to arrive?  Really not loving Punxsutawney Phil right about now?  Don’t despair!

Mavis Staples

Mavis taples

Hudson’s music scene is roaring right along with great performances taking place every week.  Recently Helsinki Hudson welcomed renowned artist Mavis Staples to the stage in a show one reviewer called, “a rare chance to see a living legend”.  The Hudson Opera House hosted an intimate concert by performer Dan Tepfer, with guest vocalist Joanna Wallfisch, to a sold out crowd.  The concert comes on the heels of HOH’s highly praised presentation of TedX Talks.

Classics on Hudson

Classics on Hudson

Things only get hotter in March.  The Hudson Opera House will be presenting The Lives of Hamilton Fish – a cinematic rock opera inspired by a true story that won Best Picture at the 2014 New England Underground Film Festival  Later in the month as part of the Classics on Hudson series Grammy nominated artists Shmuel Ashkenasi and Peter Wiley are joined by Helena Baillie in a program of outstanding classical music.

Jim Dale

Jim Dale

Helsinki on Broadway kicks of the 2015 season welcoming back Tony Award winner Jim Dale in his latest cabaret show “Just Jim Dale”.  HRC Showcase Theater will be presenting Robert John Ford’s Sleeping Dogs.  Joseph Hayen’s “The Creation” will be presented with full orchestra and chorus at the Fisher Center at Bard College as part of their large format concert series.

While you’re in Hudson don’t forget to visit some of our newest Privileges Partners: select from one of the fabulous naturally derived fragrances at Two Note Perfumery, enjoy a complimentary tour of the Hillrock Distillery facility and a tasting of their handcrafted spirits, or create your new look for 2015 at Mane Street Salon.


So if someone asks, “Got cabin fever?” you have the perfect antidote.  And even though warmer temperatures might seem a distant dream, a stay at The Barlow just the cure you’re looking for!  For best rates and availability click here.

Classics on Hudson Fundraiser

August 27, 2014 by The Barlow Hotel

Classics on Hudson: Helena Baillie and Alexander Henry

Helena Baillie and Alexander Henry to perform at TK Home and Garden

The Barlow Privilege Partner TK Home and Garden will be presenting a fundraising event featuring Helena Baillie (violin) and Alexander Henry (guitar) on Saturday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m.

According to the press release:

In preparation for the coming series, Classic on Hudson is currently focused on fund raising efforts to support the program. An intimate performance in a unique space seems like the best way to get started. On Saturday, September 6th at 6pm, Hudson housewares store and art gallery TK Home and Garden will host “An Evening of Classical and Tango” with Helena Baillie (violin) and Alexander Henry (guitar) in its second-floor gallery space. Pieces from Bach, Bartok, and Paganini, plus tango pieces and more, will be on the set list for the event. And with this group’s deep reach into the performing community, one should expect the unexpected.

In early 2014, a committee was brought together and Classics on Hudson was formed to continue the mission of Claverack Landing, with Gould and Helena Baillie established as co-artistic directors. Baillie, a multifaceted career performer, artist fellow at Bard College, and violin faculty member at the Bard College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, will join a list of internationally acclaimed musicians for six performances over the 2014 and 2015 season.

Tickets are $35 and can by purchased at TK Home and Garden.

Thinking ahead…

September 10, 2013 by The Barlow Hotel

Danish National Symphony OrchestraWe just received Bard College’s Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Events Calendar offering a wide array of musical programs to appeal to everyone.

If you’re not familiar the school, Bard College, located in Annadale-on-Hudson (about 20 minutes south of Hudson), is a small liberal arts college with a heavy focus on the arts.  Each year Bard produces variety of programs, bringing world renown talent to the Hudson Valley.  Bard’s Fisher Center programs range from small conservatory settings to full orchestral performances.

Upcoming highlights include:

October 23: The Bard College Community Jazz Orchestra presenting a celebration of the music of John Coltrane.

November 3: Conservatory Faculty/Student Chamber Concert featuring works  by Mozart, Dvorak, and more.

December 6: An Evening of Balinese Music and Dance with the Hudson Valley Balinese Gamelan Orchestra

February 21/22 and April 11/12, 2014: American Symphony Orchestra Concerts performing works by Schumann, Brahms, Strauss and more.

So check your calendar and including a stay at The Barlow in your plans.

Basilica SoundScape 2013 – A Hudson Valley Event!

September 9, 2013 by The Barlow Hotel

Metallica at Rock Werchter 2009 ♫♪

Once again Hudson is putting on an amazing weekend of entertainments at Basilica SoundScape 2013.

Basilica Hudson’s website describes the event as follows:

Basilica Hudson is working in collaboration with international music organizers and connoisseurs, Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy and Brian Deran of Gleam HOuse and Leg Up Management, to program BasilicaSoundScape (formally Basilica Music Fest), a carefully curated weekend program featuring a wide range of music, visual art, and literature that aims for specific connections and overlaps instead of “festival”-style overload.

Art.  Music.  The Barlow.

What’s not to love?