It was over 56 years ago that conductor Claude Monteux elevated the orchestra to a fully-professional ensemble, renaming it the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

The MET Live in HD

From the Metropolitan Opera House

The Bardavon is pleased to present The Met: Live in HD 2021-22 season. An award-winning series of live, high-definition performance transmissions, which are broadcast to over 900 theaters around the world.

Upcoming Events

Agua es Vida Recommended for grades K - 5 Tuesday, January 18 2022 at 08:00 am - Virtual
Met Live HD: Rigoletto (Verdi) New Production Saturday, January 29 at 01:00 pm - Bardavon
Virtual Step Afrika! Monday January 31, 2022 – Friday, February 18, 2022 Monday, January 31 at 09:00 am - Virtual
Rhapsody in Black (virtual) Recommended for high school and above Tuesday, February 01 at 10:00 am - Virtual - must have reservation click below
Get Hip: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Jazz Music (virtual) Recommended for grades 5 - 12 Wednesday, February 02 at 10:00 am - Virtual
Philippe Petit: Open Practice (virtual) Recommended for grades 3 - 12 Wednesday, February 02 at 10:00 am - Virtual
Anaïs Mitchell featuring Bonny Light Horseman Sunday, February 20 at 07:00 pm - Old Dutch Church, Wall Street, Kingston

The Bardavon’s goal is to enrich the lives of children by exposing them to extraordinary theatre, dance and musical programs. These original events and concerts engage young people through creative exploration and active participation. The Bardavon is proud to present the Daytime Performance Series, celebrating over 30 years of presenting programs for young people.


Since 1994 the Bardavon has brought together artists, businesses, and government to produce special community events. These activities draw thousands of residents and visitors to the region annually; provide free access to superb art; and boost community pride, urban revitalization, and cultural tourism.