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

A Christmas Carol (virtual) Presented by Ulster Ballet Company Wednesday, December 01 at 08:00 am - Bardavon
The Nutcracker (virtual) Presented by the New Paltz Ballet Theatre Wednesday, December 01 at 09:00 am - Bardavon
Get Hip: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Jazz Music (virtual) Recommended for grades 5 - 12 Wednesday, December 01 at 10:00 am - Virtual
CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS PARADE & FIREWORKS Followed by It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) on the Bardavon’s big screen at 8pm Friday, December 03 at 06:30 pm - Downtown Poughkeepsie
FILM: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Following Poughkeepsie’s Celebration of Lights Parade. Friday, December 03 at 08:00 pm - Bardavon
En Vogue Saturday, December 04 at 08:00 pm - UPAC
Met Live HD: Eurydice (Matthew Aucoin) New Production/ Met Premiere/Encore presentation Sunday, December 05 at 01:00 pm - Bardavon

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.