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Lumineers headline Speed of Sound fest at Dutchess Airport

Heartened by the success of last year’s one-day festival on the spacious plains of the Dutchess County Airport in Wappingers Falls, Radio Woodstock has re-upped for the Speed of Sound (SOS) Festival, this…

Bard Music Festival puts the spotlight on Puccini

As the centerpiece of Bard’s incomparably rich SummerScape programming, “Giacomo Puccini and his World” continues the college’s annual ritual of focusing on the life, work, times and overall cultural/musical narrative of a single great composer….

Catch 18 performances is four days at Phoenicia Festival of the Voice

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, “the little festival that could,” was founded in 2009 by a group of internationally active opera singers who happened to live in the little Catskill town…

Phoenicia Festival of the Voice to spotlight Shakespeare

It started in 2009 as a concert by three locally based opera singers to raise money for a playground in Phoenicia. The public response was enthusiastic enough to make it clear that bringing…

Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Bard

The great Wynton Marsalis’ upstate residency culminates with a performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Saturday, July 30 in Olin Hall on the campus of Bard College. The Jazz at…

Heart, Cheap Trick & Joan Jett at Bethel Woods

It is a dubbed a “three-for-all”: the teaming of ex-Runaway and ‘70s/’80s rock pioneer Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with power-pop icons Cheap Trick and Seattle’s pre-grunge classic-rock hitmakers Heart. It is real,…

Sunset Boulevard on stage in Rhinebeck

Made in 1950 at the tail end of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard made the movie industry squirm, exposing its smelly underbelly even as it paid a sort of horrified homage…

PianoSummer finale in New Paltz

The Symphony Gala will wrap up this year’s PianoSummer at SUNY-New Paltz on Friday, July 29. Besides a solo performance from the Jacob Flier Piano Competition champion, the Gala will feature the Hudson…

Hudson Valley has become a hot spot for America’s original art form 

Catskill Jazz Factory offers jam-packed concert schedule The Catskill Jazz Factory (CJF)’s summer season of residencies and performances is yet more evidence of how well-curated, and well-connected, this Tannersville-based organization is. The CJF…

PianoSummer at SUNY-New Paltz presents Daria Rabotkina

As this issue of Almanac Weekly goes to press, some of the world’s most gifted musicians under the age of 35 are duking it out at the ivories over at SUNY-New Paltz, vying…

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