The Concerts in the Village 10th Anniversary Season presents Handel’s Acis and Galatea on Sunday, November 24, at Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook. Handel’s Charming dramatic Masterpiece Acis and Galatea – Shepherds, Nymphs and a Monstrous Giant Discover Immortality.
Six singers from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program join the Broad Street Orchestra to offer Handel’s Acis and Galatea. This compact “semi-opera” was with good reason Handel’s most frequently performed work during his lifetime, and among his dramatic works the only one to remain continuously in the repertoire over more than three centuries. Under the direction of Artistic Director David Smith, CITV’s performance is believed to be a regional premiere.
CITV Artistic Director David Smith observes, “For our offering of the very entertaining Acis and Galatea I can hardly imagine a more talented ensemble of singers. Our listeners are certainly in for a very special treat, one perfectly scaled to the ideal acoustics of Kinderhook’s Van Buren Hall. And to this we add the region’s premiere chamber orchestra, CITV’s own Broad Street Orchestra. What more could a listener ask for?”
There will be a reception after the performance.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 / 3pm
Tickets can be purchased Online at concertsinthevillage.org
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106