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Powerhouse Theater season begins at Vassar

Powerhouse Theater season begins at Vassar

June 22–July 29: Who knew, back in the summer of 2013, that the new musical (then known as The Hamilton Mixtapes) that upstart hip-hop composer Lin-Manuel Miranda was workshopping on the Vassar College campus would soon become Broadway’s biggest hit, with ticket prices spiraling into the stratosphere? Powerhouse Theater has a track record as a stage-monster incubator too impressive to discount lightly.

Rosendale Rocks the River

Rosendale Rocks the River

Saturday, June 23: This year’s roster includes the energetic New Paltz “ska-grass” ensemble Los Thujones, the great folk/pop singer/songwriter Jude Roberts, Carole White, Mars America, Protius, Stone by Stone and Temple Roots. The site is a private yard with generous riverside frontage.

Maverick launches its 103rd season of music in the woods

Maverick launches its 103rd season of music in the woods

June 30-September 2: Maverick Concerts in Woodstock is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America. Lest that sound too staid and venerable, Hervey White’s Maverick colony, of course, was an incubator of progressive thought in society and in all the arts. Maverick Concerts is White’s legacy, and the current curators honor that with an inclusive approach to programming and repertoire that is anything but pandering.