Friday, June 21: The New Paltz-headquartered original acoustic roots band In the Kitchen is the kind of earthy ensemble who might justifiably decide to make a studio album gathered around one omnidirectional microphone in a nice-sounding, woody room and cut it directly to tape.
Saturday/Sunday, June 22/23: Led by Barbara Pickhardt, the 50-voice chorus and soloists capture the brilliance of six Baroque composers.
Saturday, June 29: The imperial nature of fusion usually starts with a modern world perspective and toolset trained on something old, something remote, something weird. When they broke onto the charts, the Gipsy Kings reversed the direction of cultural conquest and appropriation, scoring a massive hit with their fiery reworking of “Hotel California” and backing it with year after year of substantive, serious music.
Tuesday, June 25: Le Bon’s work has always evinced a strange balance of absolute “new quiet” do-it-yourself Minimalism and an experimental willingness regarding sonic elements and ensemble arrangements.
Looking for something a little different and more challenging than another bar crawl on the weekends? Uptown Swing is a monthly night of hot jazz and swing dance in Kingston, typically at The Beverly (technically Midtown at 224 Foxhall) and presented in coordination with BSP Kingston.