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Concerts in the Village Series: Handel’s ‘Acis and Galatea’ in Kinderhook, Nov 24

 

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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.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, November 24, 2019 / 3pm

ADMISSION:
$20
Tickets can be purchased Online at concertsinthevillage.org

LOCATION:
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106

 

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Concerts in the Village Series in Kinderhook, Nov 10

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Concerts in the Village continues its 10th Anniversary Season on Sunday, November 10, with the Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra and soloists perform well-known works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of 20th c. Britain’s most important and popular composers. Included will be the Serenade to Music (1938), The Lark Ascending (1914-1921) with soloist Elizabeth Silver, and the dramatic oratorio Dona nobis pacem (1936) setting texts primarily by Walt Whitman. With the oratorio CITV honors the 200th anniversary of Whitman’s birth.

Composed during the anxious period between WWI and WWII, Dona nobis pacem was written in the hope that there would be no more war. It is not so much an anti-war statement as it is a plea for peace. Utilizing fragments of the Latin Mass, three poems from Whitman’s best-known work, Leaves of Grass, and passages drawn from a powerful address to the British Parliament attempting to avert the Crimean War, this dynamic oratorio touches both nerves and soul, its moods ranging from pastoral contemplation to the drum beats of war. The work’s quiet conclusion affirms Vaughan Williams’ hoped-for resolution, which history was regrettably to deny.

Elizabeth Silver, who performs the violin concerto The Lark Ascending, one of Vaughan Williams’ best-known works, is a member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and since 2012 concertmaster of the Broad Street Orchestra. As a member of the Broad Street Chamber Players, her CITV chamber music performances have been frequent and warmly received, including Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. Ms. Silver is also known for her teaching, both privately and at the Emma Willard School in Troy.

The Serenade to Music and Dona Nobis Pacem vocal soloists will be soprano Caroline Dunigan and tenor Jon Morrell. Ms. Dunigan has appeared to enthusiastic acclaim in three previous CITV concerts, and now resides in the Washington, DC area. Jon Morrell, resident in Chatham but singing internationally, has often appeared on CITV programs, most recently performing Schubert’s Winterreise with CITV Artistic Director David Smith. Assistant Conductor Noah Palmer, recently appointed Artistic Director of the Battenkill Chorale, will lead The Serenade to Music, a particularly rich setting of text from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

Says CITV Artistic Director David Smith, “The eight concerts of our 10th Anniversary Season say much about our uncompromising programming, our performing strengths, and our institutional history. The body of talent we gather to accomplish this, nearly all of it regionally resident, has made much possible.” The concert on November 10th will be CITV’s 40th performance.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 / 3pm

ADMISSION:
$20
Tickets can be purchased Online at concertsinthevillage.org

LOCATION:
Kinderhook Reformed Church
21 Broad Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106 

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The 2nd Kinderhook Food Truck Village is This Week, Aug 22

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Kinderhook’s popular annual summer food festival returns on Thursday. The Food Truck Village takes place every June and August in the village of Kinderhook, and this Thursday is the second and final event of the summer. Enjoy a variety of cuisines in one spot, with live music. Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 11.48.35 AM

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 5pm – 9pm

LOCATION:
Kinderhook Village Square
Intersection of Route 9 & Hudson Street,
Kinderhook, NY

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This event will happen rain or shine.
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The Ghent Band in Concert in Kinderhook Village, Aug 14

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Since 1899, The Ghent Band has performed a classic town band repertoire of marches, overtures, show tunes and more. Their next performance is August 14, in Kinderhook.

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / 7:30pm – 9pm

LOCATION:
Kinderhook Village Square
Intersection of Route 9 & Hudson Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106

COST:
Free

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Kinderhook History Walk Series: ‘Changes of the 20th Century’, Jul 25

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The Kinderhook Memorial Library continues it’s History Walk series with ‘Changes of the 20th Century’. Like many rural villages, throughout the 1900’s, Kinderhook went through cycles of gaining and losing population. Using Ralph Duck’s seminal book, Kinderhook and Its People, as a partial reference point, Historians Sally and Bruce Naramore will discuss some of the many changes that took place in the Village during the 20th Century.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, July 25, 2019 / 6pm

LOCATION:
Kinderhook Memorial Library
18 Hudson Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106 

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