Arts & entertainment quick picks from the Capital Region

Hung Liu, Olympia Triptych, 2015.

Hung Liu, Olympia Triptych, 2015. Courtesy

Published: 01-30-2024 2:43 PM

Liz & Dan Faiella

What: Liz and Dan Faiella bring to life the traditional music of their roots, with crisp vocals, mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar, lyrical fiddling, and exhilarating rhythmic drive. Their music calls to mind the convivial grange hall contradances of their youth in New Hampshire, while conveying a wistfulness for their ancestral Ireland. Liz and Dan have taken the main stage at premier folk venues throughout New England, including Club Passim, the Acadia Trad Festival, Maine Celtic Celebration, Little Sea Folk Festival, the Seacoast Irish Festival, and the Boston Celtic Music Festival. They are sought-after teachers, sharing their craft with students at camps, festivals, and community music schools.

When: Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

Where: Franklin Public Library, 310 Central St.

Info: Tickets are available at by calling 934-1901

Bach’s Lunch: Echoes of Struggle and Triumph

What: Travel back in time with flutist Erin Dubois, clarinetist Stephanie Ratté Jenkins, and bassoonist Maria Isaak to the World Wars through the sounds and experiences of four different composers. The program includes music from Rosy Wertheim, a Dutch Jewish composer who lived and hid in Amsterdam during World War II; Walter Piston, an American Composer born in Maine who became a Navy musician during World War I; Jacques Ibert, a French Composer whose musical studies were interrupted during World War I and his music later banned during World War II; and Joachim Kötschau, a German composer and organist who was 26 when World War II began.

When: Thursday, Feb. 1 at 12:10 p.m.

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Where: Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., Concord

Info: Call 228-1196 or visit

Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value and Worth

What: Including the work of 17 artists in a wide range of media, the exhibition explores the use and significance of gold in artistic expression today. The exhibition was organized by Dr. Emily Stamey, Elizabeth McIver Weatherspoon Curator of Academic Programming and Head of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro. The exhibition features the work of Radcliffe Bailey, Larissa Bates, william cordova, Angela Fraleigh, Gajin Fujita, Nicholas Galanin, Liz Glynn, Shan Goshorn, Sherin Guirguis, Titus Kaphar, Hung Liu, James Nares, Ronny Quevedo, Shinji Turner-Yamamoto, Danh Vo, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and Summer Wheat.

When: Feb. 3 to June 22

Where: Hood Museum of Art – Dartmouth College , 6 East Wheelock St., Hanover

Info: Visit