Concerts, Workshops and More
Hubbard Hall is a remarkable place to hear music. The space is intimate (the Hall seats 150 people), the acoustics are wonderful, and the audience is always lively and attentive.
Based on the legendary model of the Battenkill Chorale, Hubbard Hall is thrilled to launch its first-ever Youth Chorale in fall 2015. This group of teens will rehearse and perform as part of professional performances in the Hall and have opportunities to tour throughout the region to schools, community centers and retirement communities.
The group meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm in the Hubbard Hall Mainstage.
A Quick Look at Upcoming Concerts:
Irish Gaelic Musical Tour
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Claire Nic Ruairí – Vocals; Dylan Foley – Traditional Fiddle; featuring the Hubbard Hall Irish Step Dancers!
Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00pm
$10 General Admission
What better time of year than Nature’s beautifully blazing Autumn to pause and lend an ear to the allure of the ancient Gaelic tongue, enjoy great Celtic music & Gaelic song, good food & friendship and of course toe tappin’ tunes to warm up on a chilly October evening?
Come to Hubbard Hall to catch Claire Nic Ruairí, winner of the traditional Gaelic singing competition at the largest traditional Irish music festival in existence, the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan Foley. Claire is an Irish traditional singer from Derry, Ireland, and is the singer in residence at ‘an tSeanbheairic’, Falcarragh, Donegal, having been rewarded the prestigious ‘Éamonn Ghráinne’ scholarship. An Irish and French teacher, Claire is currently on a career break from a full time post to concentrate on her singing. She also has extensive experience teaching Irish traditional singing to children and adults of all ages. Dylan has performed at Lincoln Center, Joanie Madden’s Folk N’ Irish Cruise, Austin Celtic Festival, at Gracie Mansion for NYC Mayor Bloomberg, on Jay Unger’s Dancing On the Air show on WAMC, also Foley has been featured on Irish Television channels RTE and TG4’s fleadh programme.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Dylan Foley is a 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. In March 2012, Foley released his debut solo album, “Hup!” featuring Brendan Dolan (piano) and Josh Dukes. Dylan, in March 2013 recorded an album with a stunning quartet, “The Yanks” made up of Isaac Alderson, Dan Gurney and Sean Earnest. Their album has been called “Outrageously good… This new Yanks album is a brilliant debut that features some of the best young trad players you’ll find anywhere.”- The Irish Echo. They are now touring frequently around the US. Now, at the age of 22, Foley teaches privately, plays concerts, sessions and celli’s around the greater NY area.
“One the finest Irish fiddlers of his generation.” – Brian Conway
Claire Nic Ruairí is an Irish traditional singer from Derry, Ireland. She is the singer in residence at ‘an tSeanbheairic’, Falcarragh, Donegal, having been rewarded the prestigious ‘Éamonn Ghráinne’ scholarship. She regularly performs and organises traditional music events at this venue. In 2013 Claire Nic Ruairí won 1st prize in Irish language traditional singing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Claire is also a member of the traditional Irish language choirs, ‘Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid’, Gweedore, and ‘ Cór an Ghrianáin’, Derry, and also regularly performs accompanied by various musicians.
Austrian cellist, Florian Kitt returns to Hubbard Hall. With a cello made by Shushan Luthier Geoffrey Ovington, his performance has been described as “masterly, a blazingly impressive exhibition of really big playing” by The Daily Telegraph. Florian Kitt is one of the best exponents of the contemporary cello repertoire. Following his debut at the Konzerthaus in Vienna 1964 he has appeared as soloist with many leading orchestras and conductors, giving cello recitals, and made numerous recordings of his extensive repertoire drawing from both classical and romantic works.
Buy Tickets for: February 6 at 8pm
Hubbard Hall is thrilled to welcome back Bob Warren and his music that reflects a poetic artistry that is both articulate and evocative. From musicals to rock and everything in between, Bob’s music shares his humor, wit, and heart, while still staying true to his folk troubadour roots. His songs address a wide range of topics from a portrait of The Battenkill to an adrenaline rush of a song about his former noisy neighbors. He writes social commentary about the peace movement, born again philosophy, and ongoing debates on gun violence, yet keeps his humor when writing for the AARP crowd. Fun for the whole family, there are even catchy, soulful tunes that just feel good like a summer’s day at the beach – perfect for a springtime thaw!
Buy Tickets for: March 12 at 8pm
For over twenty years, Music from Salem has been bringing chamber music from concert halls in the United States and Europe to Hubbard Hall audiences. Named “Best Summer Music Series for Adventurous Programming” by Metroland, the musicians of Music from Salem offer programs of an exciting diversity and scope usually found only in major cities.
2016 Music from Salem Concert Series at Hubbard Hall
Dates to come!
This includes cabaret performances by members of the Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall and the Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre, local musicians and other performers with connections to the area.
Local young musicians enjoy opportunities to perform in the excellent acoustics of the Hall with the benefit of a fine Steinway grand piano. The Battenkill Chorale considers Hubbard Hall its rehearsal home. Local traditional musicians host a weekly Tune Jam and play for monthly contra dances and accompany the Hubbard Hall Irish Step Dancers. Monthly Drum Circle is a popular gathering for making music in community. Various private and group lessons are offered for vocalists and instrumentalists at all levels, including popular Music Together Eenie Meenie Music classes and Dr. Banjo/Wernick method Bluegrass Jam workshops.
Recurring Community Music events: