Universal Preservation Hall to Host Salsa Night with Tiempo Libre, March 24th
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Bringing a cultural musical explosion of Cuba to Universal Preservation Hall on March 24th is Tiempo Libre! Blending classical virtuosity with an energy and passion for music, the band is bound to deliver a night of music not-to-be-missed! This show is part of the Hall’s Passport Series.
Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of 3x Grammy®-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son. Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center, and Dancing With the Stars and concerts worldwide, including performances at Tanglewood, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre and Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. Tiempo Libre collaborated on “Para Ti” with violinist Joshua Bell for his At Home with Friends album and frequently plays with leading orchestras, including concerts this season with the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco and Houston Symphonies.
High-voltage, infectiously danceable Afro-Cuban rhythms with conservatory-bred classical chops.– The Oregonian
The show will begin at 8:00 pm. Tickets range from $35.50 to $58.50 and can be purchased here.