Buena Vista Social Club farewell tour at UPAC this Friday

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club  (photo by Alejandro Perez)

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club (photo by Alejandro Perez)

Almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning album, the wildly popular Buena Vista Social Club hits the road one final time with a series of concerts that will celebrate the Orquesta’s storied journey as ambassadors for Cuban music. This “Adiós Tour” will stop at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston on Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m.

Under the musical direction of bandleader and trombonist Jesús “Aguaje” Ramos, the lineup for the Adiós Tour will feature several of those who played on the original Buena Vista Social Club album and film, including cowboy-hatted singer/guitarist Eliades Ochoa, the incomparable veteran diva Omara Portuondo, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabál and laud virtuoso Barbarito Torres.

Tickets cost $75 for Golden Circle seating, $60 general admission and $55 for Bardavon members. Purchase tickets in person at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; at the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or via TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000.

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