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Events, gatherings, & outings: What to see and do in the Millbrook, NY area.

Fred Hersch in Concert: A Performance to Benefit the New Pine Plains Herald
May 6, 2023

6:00 PM

The Stissing Center, 2950 Church St, Pine Plains, NY 12567, USA

Fred Hersch has been proclaimed “a master who plays it his way” by the New York Times, and an “elegant force of musical invention” by the Los Angeles Times. He is widely recognized for his ability to steadfastly create a unique body of original works while reinventing the standard jazz repertoire — investing time-tested classics with keen insight, fresh ideas, and extraordinary technique. In 2006, Hersch became the first artist in the 75-year history of New York City’s legendary Village Vanguard to play a weeklong engagement as a solo pianist. His second solo run there was documented on the Grammy-nominated Alone at the Vanguard, one of six recordings he’s made at the iconic club.

All proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the New Pine Plains Herald, a non-profit journalism startup serving Pine Plains and members of its school district, which includes Ancram, Gallatin, Milan, and Stanfordville.

The mission of the Herald is to serve as a reliable source of local news and information that has been carefully researched and reported. The Herald intends to highlight events and developments in the community, cut through misinformation, stimulate thinking and informed action, and encourage honest and civil discourse on community matters.

Tickets cost $50 with a limited number of premium tickets available at $100 which include the concert plus a special reception afterward during which Mr. Hersch will hand out signed CDs. (A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible).