23-24 Passport Series at Proctors Collaborative

The Passport Series brings Music Haven to Proctors Collaborative, “traveling the world one concert at a time.”

For 30 years, the Music Haven Concert Series has presented an amazing array of global sounds in Schenectady’s Central Park transporting summer seekers to locales like Yemen, Ukraine, Louisiana, Ireland and Peru without ever having to leave their seats.

Get ready to travel around the world – one concert at a time!

The Passport Series takes the same beloved world music that patrons of the park series have come to cherish and brings it to Proctors in Schenectady and Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga so the party can continue all year.

Listen, dance, groove!

Get all 7 shows for the price of 4 with the Passport Series Pass! See below for details.


Ablaye Cissoko & Cyrille Brotto
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady

Africa & France

World-renowned Senegalese griot, Ablaye Cissoko, teams up with the French diatonic accordionist maestro, Cyrille Brotto, creating music to clear the mind and inspire the senses.


Lengaïa Salsa Brava
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs

Latin/Multi-cultural

Lengaïa Salsa Brava, founded by Latin-Guyanese trombonist Giany-Frantz Huyghues-Despointes, is a 12-piece multi-awarded big band based in Montreal. The orchestration of three trombones and a baritone saxophone gives an aggressive and powerful identity to their music, while maintaining the heritage of the ‘70s New York salsa style.

 


The Brooklyn Nomads
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady

Arabic

The Brooklyn Nomads is a celebrated cross-cultural ensemble rooted in musical traditions from the Arab World, with a mission to create memorable experiences for its audiences.


8th Step Presents: The Klezmatics’ Happy Joyous Hanukkah Concert 
7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023
GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady

Jewish

This show will celebrate the annual festival of Lights with songs from the beloved klezmer band’s Grammy ™-winning collaboration with recently discovered Woody Guthrie lyrics.



Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2024
Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs

Mali

The foremost of a new generation of bandleaders from the musical hotbed of Mali, Bassekou Kouyate has been revolutionary in developing new techniques of playing the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa.


BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2024
Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs

Louisiana, USA

Mulit-Grammy ™ winner BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet have been hailed as “the best Cajun band in the world.” Credited with taking the art form from its regional roots in Louisiana to popularity worldwide, Doucet and the band are celebrating their 50th anniversary with this tour!


Authentic Portuguese Fado with Ricardo Ribeiro, Diana Vilarinho & Trio  
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2024
GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady

Portuguese  

Fado, with its spirited singing and lithe acoustic accompaniment captures the spirit and inventiveness of Portugal, as well as some of its boldest contradictions in a seamless tradition stretching out over more than 150 years. One of few international art forms that has rarely been presented in the Capital Region, this double bill features one of fado’s biggest stars, Ricardo Ribeiro, joined by breakout singer Diana Vilarinho!

23-24 Passport Series Pass

Get a ticket to all 7 shows in the 2023-2024 Passport Series, for the price of 4! With the passport series pass, you get to travel the world through something all cultures have in common – music.

To purchase a passport series pass, call (518) 346-6204 or click here to purchase online and we will call you to book your favorite seats to all 7 shows!