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

Get Hip: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Jazz Music (virtual) Recommended for grades 5 - 12 Friday, October 01 at 10:00 am - Virtual
HVP: Reflection Saturday, October 02 at 08:00 pm - Bardavon
Met HD: Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky) Saturday, October 09 at 01:00 pm - Bardavon
Film: The Velvet Underground (2021) Presented with Upstate Films Friday, October 15 at 07:30 pm - Bardavon
David Sedaris Saturday, October 16 at 08:00 pm - Bardavon
City and Colour Friday, October 22 at 08:00 pm - UPAC
Met HD: Fire Shut Up In My Bones
(Terence Blanchard)
New Production/ Met Premiere Saturday, October 23 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.