For Immediate Release:
August 31st, 2011
Contact: Kris Konyak or Chris
Silva (845) 473-5288
BARDAVON ANNOUNCES BOX OFFICES OPEN FOR 2011/12 SEASON
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011-JUNE 30, 2012 50 SHOWS GO ON SALE SEPT 6!
just added… Tedeschi Trucks Band Oct. 23 at UPAC & Kris Kristofferson Nov. 4 at Bardavon
Poughkeepsie, New York --- The Bardavon is pleased to announce 50 shows to go on sale at its two theaters: its namesake Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, and the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 6 at 11am to Bardavon Members and Tuesday, September 13 to the general public. This is the Bardavon’s sixth full season presenting performances at both venues since it took over management of UPAC in May 2006. This season promises to continue a rich and diverse roster of events featuring great music, cinema, theater, dance and comedy. Also anticipated are the exceptional international Daytime Performance Series, the exhilarating Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) symphonic season, plus the third year of the widely popular Met Live in HD opera broadcasts.
Two new shows have been added to the previously announced Bardavon season:
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND on SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, 2011 7:00pm at UPAC. As husband-wife couples go in music, it’s hard to find a duo as well-fitted and naturally prolific as that of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks. They are heavily steeped in the blues tradition, yet open to far-ranging influences including rock, gospel, jazz and World music. Tickets are: 75 Golden Circle, $50 Adult, $45 Member, $40 Upper Balcony.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2011 8:00pm at BARDAVON. After turning down a teaching position at West Point, the Rhodes Scholar hoped to get his foot in the door of the music business by taking a job as a janitor at Columbia Records. It wasn't long after arriving in Nashville that he was receiving armloads of acclaim and being hailed as one of America's clearest and most important voices, having penned such classics as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "For the Good Times," and many others. Tickets are: $70.00 Golden Circle, $55.00 Adult, $50.00 Member.
Tickets go on sale for 50 shows to Bardavon members at 11am on Tuesday, September 6 at both the Bardavon Box Office (35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072) and the UPAC Box Office (601 Broadway, Kingston, 845.339.6088), and to the general public on Tuesday, September 13 through Ticketmaster (800.745.3000) or www.ticketmaster.com). The Bardavon and UPAC are wheelchair accessible and offer an infra-red listening device for the hearing impaired. For more information, go to www.bardavon.org.
2011-2012 BARDAVON SEASON*
September 11 The Temptations @ HITS-Saugerties
September 30 Jim Gaffigan @ UPAC
October 2 The B52s @UPAC
October 6 Matinees & Music- US Air Force Liberty Jazz Band @ UPAC
October 15 HVP: SSI w/ Duo Parnas
October 17 Andrew Bird
October 18 DAYTIME: Baobab @ UPAC
October 19 DAYTIME: Baobab
October 22 Met Live in HD: Anna Bolena – encore presentation
October 23 Tedeschi Trucks Band @ UPAC
October 28 FILM: Nosferatu
October 29 Met Live in HD: Don Giovanni
October 29 Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood:“Whose Line is it Anyway?”@ UPAC
November 4 Kris Kristofferson
November 4 FILM: Alien @ UPAC
November 5 Met Live in HD: Siegfried
November 7/9 DAYTIME: Princess and the Pea
November 10 Matinees & Music: Big Band Tribute
November 11 John Hiatt & The Combo
November 13 Bill Maher @ UPAC
November 17 In the Mood @UPAC
November 19 HVP: SSII w/ Di Wu- Van Cliburn Medalist
November 20 Met Live in HD: Satyagraha @ UPAC - encore presentation
December 2 Celebration of Lights Parade- Main Street, Poughkeepsie
December 2 FILM: Goonies
December 3 Met Live in HD: Rodelinda
December 2-3-4 Ulster Ballet: A Christmas Carol @ UPAC
December 8-9 DAYTIME: The Nutcracker
December 10-11 The Nutcracker
December 16 FILM: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory @ UPAC
December 17 Met Live in HD: Faust @ UPAC – encore presentation
December 18 HVP SSIII w/ Yoshihiko Nakano-HVP String Competition Winner
January 19 Bryan Adams- The Bare Bones Tour @ UPAC
January 20 Mavis Staples
January 21 Met Live in HD: The Enchanted Island
January 27 FILM: Repo Man
February 3 FILM: To Kill a Mockingbird @ UPAC
February 11 Met Live in HD: Gotterdammerung
February 11 The Fab Faux @ UPAC
February 13 DAYTIME: Black Violin @ UPAC
February 14 DAYTIME: Black Violin
February 17 FILM: Dr. Strangelove
February 24 FILM: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ UPAC
February 25 Met Live in HD: Ernani @ UPAC
March 3 An Evening with Bebe Neuwirth
March 9 FILM: Purple Rain @ UPAC
March 11 HVP String Competition @ Vassar College-Skinner Hall
March 15 Hip Hop Theater
March 16 FILM: Little Shop of Horrors
March 20-21 DAYTIME: HVP Young People’s Concerts
March 22 DAYTIME: HVP Young People’s Concerts @ UPAC
March 31 HVP: SSIV- w/ Vanaver Caravan @ UPAC
April 7 Met Live in HD: Manon
April 12 Matinees & Music- The Many Colors of Dolly Parton
April 13 FILM: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff?
April 14 Met Live in HD: La Traviata
April 17 DAYTIME: Eric Carle Treasured Stories
April 18 DAYTIME: Eric Carle Treasured Stories @ UPAC
April 20 FILM: Coal Miners Daughter @ UPAC
April 28 Joan Rivers @ UPAC
May 5 HVP: SSV w/ Time for Three
May 25 Levon Helm Birthday Bash Ramble @ UPAC
June 14 Shakespeare’s Clowns
*Schedule subject to change. New shows to be added.
All performances are at the Bardavon unless otherwise indicated.
Photos and artist interviews are available for most performers.
The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1500-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – as well as the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It consistently presents the highest quality music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for not only today’s audiences, but for future generations to enjoy.