Music

Fifty Years Of ‘American Pie’: The Days the Music Thrived

Gregg de Waal and I shuffled around his East Hampton basketball court, shooting jumpers while jumping through the hoops of “American Pie,” Don McLean’s magical musical mystery tour. Who, we wondered, is this singing jester who wears James Dean’s coat?

Music Making With the Masons

The Sag Harbor Masonic Club welcomes back No. 1 charting Reggae artist Winston Irie to the Wamponamon Masonic Temple on Friday, October 15, at 8 p.m.

Gary Hygom Takes the Reins of Suffolk Theater

After eight years as general and artistic director of the historic Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, on October 15, Daniel Binderman will hand the reigns to Gary Hygom, former executive director of Patchogue Theater and the 20-year producing director at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Let’s Talk Arts: Claes Brondal Reflects on the First Hamptons Jazz Fest

Claes Brondal is a drummer. He is also president of Hamptons Jazz Fest and the director and co-founder of the Jam Session, which produces a weekly podcast, and for several years offered Thursday night jazz events at the former Bay Burger restaurant in Sag Harbor. This week, talked about the completion of the inaugural Hamptons Jazz Fest, which ran July through September, and presented more than 50 free concerts at venues large and small from Westhampton Beach to Montauk.

Music With the Masons

Two musical performances will be offered this weekend in the inner sanctum of the Wamponamon Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor.

The Met Opera Returns to Guild Hall

The Met’s “Live in HD” Series Returns to Guild Hall on October 16, with Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov,” followed by the historic premiere of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” on October 23, and “Eurydice” on December 4.

Get Your Motown Groove on at Bay Street

On Saturday, October 23, at 8 p.m., Dr. K’s Motown Review comes to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor with 12 talented and energetic performers showcasing favorite hits of the 1960s Motown era. The band will perform live and in person with tracks by such legendary Motown artists as The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and others.

WAR At The WHBPAC

On Thursday, October 14, at 8 p.m., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents a concert by multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band which has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for almost five decades before millions across the globe.

A Man Of Many Talents: Isaac Mizrahi Overcomes on Bay Street Stage

At 59 years old, Isaac Mizrahi has lived many lives — each of them, at their core, a combination of humor, personality and, of course, fashion. He sings, acts and directs, and dabbles in comedy — all in the pursuit of his purpose, he said, which is to create, perform and inspire. But nearly six decades later, it can still come with a heavy dose of imposter syndrome.

T.E. Lawrence’s Love pf Music

On Tuesday, October 5, at 3 p.m. East Hampton Library hosts a virtual talk entitled “Lawrence of Arabia and his love of Classical Music,” a presentation featuring original recordings of his favorite composers and singers.

Guild Hall’s 90th Celebrated with Dinner Parties

Patrons celebrated 90 years of Guild Hall all summer with intimate trustee-hosted dinner parties to benefit the institution. The gatherings, which took place between July and September, celebrated members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.

The Resilient: A Band of Brothers Finds Hope in Music

This weekend, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival returns for its 10th season. Among the many acts scheduled to perform during the four-day festival will be The Resilient, a band whose members have overcome enormous odds to not only survive, but thrive through their music.

Finding Their Way Back: Spin Doctors to Play Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

On Monday afternoon, Eric Schenkman found himself heading east through western New York, just south of Buffalo, taking in his surroundings on his drive to Brooklyn. “It’s actually really, really beautiful,” he mused. “I’m going through these rolling hills with cornfields.”

Requiem for the Planet

Reflections in Music will make its return to live, in-person concerts at The Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday, October 9, at 7 p.m., with the world premiere performance of two cello sonatas, “Paradise Found” and “Requiem for the Planet” written by its new artistic director, composer and pianist Bruce Wolosoff.

Opera is Back at Bay Street

Divaria Productions returns to Bay Street Theater, this time with its production of “La Voix Humaine” which will be offered live and in-person at the theater on Saturday, October 2, at 8 p.m.

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