Tentative steps were made toward a return to live performance over the past weekend, all outdoors, socially distanced and masked per the state’s pandemic guidelines.
The Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison hosted an evening of storytelling called Night Train that had originally been scheduled for March. Held on the patio between the theater and the Metro-North tracks, it featured Ned Rauch on guitar, host Joe Charnitski (a two-time Moth Slam winner) and Karen Kapoor, Jean Huang, Bridget O’Neill and Samantha Spoto. The next live performance of Night Train is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. See philipstowndepottheatre.org. (Photos by Ross Corsair)
On Sept. 26, on the Great Lawn at Boscobel in Garrison, the Ember ensemble played its first live concert since March. Tickets were limited and sold out quickly. Directed by Deborah Simpkin King, the choir performs new music by living composers. Each singer wore a specialized mask that protects against aerosol transmission. (Photos provided)
At Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon on Saturday (Oct. 3), a group of musicians performed a walking concert called Strings in the Park that was presented by the Howland Chamber Music Circle and the Howland Cultural Center. The musicians included folk music, along with jazz by Terence Murren (bass), Dave Tedeschi (drums) and Jesse Stacken (keyboards); and classical by Alex Waterman (cello), Gwen Laster (violin) and Kristi Shade (Celtic harp). (Photos by Ross Corsair)