Happening this Week
SCENT SENSATION: THE OSMOTHEQUE
August 10th, Thursday 5PM
Inspired by the scent library housed in Versailles, Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay—Perfumers and Founds of Source Adage NYC—are leading a multi-sensory tour around the Williams College Museum of Art. The art collection will be transformed into scents, and scents into the museum’s art collection. This “mini-course” will be followed by classic college Extracurriculars i.e. drinking and snacking outdoors on the patio. Free.
Williams College Museum of Arts. Reading Room. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive. Williamstown MA. 413.597.2429
FEASIBLE FARMS: SUCCESSFUL SMALL FARMS
August 11th, Friday 5:30PM
Author Josh Volk is leading a discussion on owning a small farm that can profit. An ambition of many—from millenials to green thumbed retirees—Josh talks about profitability through the lens of 15 real small-scale farming operations and best practice with water supply, orientation and geography. Free.
The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar. 11 Housatonic Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.3390
MUSIC FROM HIGH PEAKS
August 11th, Friday 6-11PM
Catskill High Peaks Festival returns to Basilica Hudson with “Music from High Peaks,” featuring the festival’s renowned faculty and international rising young artists. Filling Basilica’s resonant space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent, the program will feature works by female composers—an often-overlooked area of the classical canon. Marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke, Ethel Smyth and other historic and contemporary composers make their Hudson debuts.
Basilica Hudson. 110 South Front Street. Hudson NY. 518.822.1050
SOJOURNER’S TRUTH: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
August 12th, Saturday 1PM
For nearly three decades Deb Zuill has been delivering the forever relevant and poignant “Ain’t I a Woman” speech as Sojourner Truth. With a small ensemble cast in full period costume, Zuill speaks with a newspaper reporter of her time, from the slave’s perspective, about slavery and the Abolitionist and women’s movements of the 1800s. Emmy Award-winning journalist, talk show host and best-selling author Janus Adams will discuss the Underground Railroad’s path North Carolina to Canada. Free.
Malden Bridge Community Center. 1087 Albany Turnpike. Malden Bridge NY.
MASTERY OF THE KEYS: PIANO PROGRAM
August 13th, Sunday 4PM
Returning after a five-year hiatus from solo recitals, Rorianne will be playing a preview of her September 19th performance at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her last performance at Weill Hall in 2011 received magnanimous praise stating her “mastery of one aspect of keyboard playing after another” (Max Harrison, Musical Opinion) and likening her to György Cziffra and to Claudio Arrau “at the height of his performing powers.” Sevenars Music Festival, now in its 50th Season, has been described by Time Magazine as “one of the best small music festivals in the USA” This program will include Mozart, Beethoven, Kapustin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky-Feinberg and more. $20 suggested donation.
Sevenars Academy. 15 Ireland Street. (South Ireland Street and Route 112.) South Worthington MA. 413.238.5854