The Bardavon Announces: The HUDSON VALLEY PHILHARMONIC 2016-17 SEASON

The Bardavon Announces: The HUDSON VALLEY PHILHARMONIC 2016-17 SEASON


Highlights include works by 21st Century giants Danny Elfman (four time Oscar nominee, Grammy winner and Tim Burton’s favorite composer) John Luther Adams (2014 Pulitzer Prize winner) Tan Dun (Oscar and Grammy winner for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) Richard Wilson (Vassar professor celebrating his 75thbirthday), four monumental symphonies by Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Beethoven, plus a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Medalist, the HVP String Competition winner and the return of violinist Rachael Barton Pine!

Single tickets go on sale June 30 at 11am

Plus NEW Subscribers receive DEEP Discounts!

(Poughkeepsie, NY)  The Bardavon is proud to announce the Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s exceptional 2016-17 concert series, which will celebrate the orchestra’s 57th season. It was over 80 years ago that the Dutchess Philharmonic Community Orchestra was founded by four local amateur musicians, and 57 years ago that conductor Claude Monteux elevated the orchestra to a fully-professional ensemble, renaming it the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.This season also represents the HVP’s 18th year under Bardavon management and the 24th under the music direction of conductor Randall Craig Fleischer.  Subscriptions are on sale NOW. Single tickets will on sale Thursday June 30, 11am.

The six symphonic concerts of the 2016-17 season spotlight new 21st Century compositions by Danny Elfman, Richard Wilson, Tan Dun and John Luther Adams as well as works by 20thCentury masters: Leonard Bernstein, Elmer Bernstein, Sergei Rachmaninoff,  DmitriShostakovich and Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  plus classical compositions by Mozart, Brahms, Handel, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. This versatile mix of drama and romance creates a sensational variety of powerful concerts, each accentuating the orchestra’s superb musicianship.

The Hudson Valley Philharmonic season is made possible with generous support from Rhinebeck Bank, Irving & Gloria Schlossberg Family Fund. WMC Mid Hudson Regional Hospitals and the Dr. Jeffrey Perchick Memorial Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley as well as The Norman & Jeannie Greene Fund of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, the Bruderhof and WMHT radio.


Complete Hudson Valley Philharmonic 2016-17 season at the Bardavon & UPAC:


Saturday October 8th, 2016- Bardavon – 8pm

In the Tradition– presenting three Jewish Composers whose work in film is as familiar as their work for the concert hall..

Elfman: Two movements from Serenada Schizophrana

Korngold: Concerto  violin, op.35 D major w/ Rachel Barton Pine– violin

Mahler: Symphony No. 4- G Major


Saturday November 19th, 2016- Bardavon – 8pm

The Immigrant Experience – Mirroring the themes of the library’s Big Read Poughkeepsie, we present three composers who chose to migrate and one who steadfastly chose to stay the course in the USSR.

  1. Bernstein: Magnificent 7Overture

Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras #4

  1. Bernstein: West Side Story-Symphonic Dances

Shostakovich: Symphony no 10, op.93, E minor-


Saturday Dec 17, 2016- Bardavon – 2pm

Handel’s Messiah –The world’s most popular choral work is performed at the Bardavon this year with full orchestra featuring over 100 instrumentalists and singers.

Handel: Messiah with Cappella Festiva and soloists, Christine Howlett Guest Conductor


Saturday March 11th, 2017 –Bardavon – 8pm

Cliburn Silver – A very Russian mix of love, power, war and peace, featuring a Van Cliburn Silver Medalist and a short revelry celebrating our own Richard Wilson’s birth.  

Prokofiev: War and Peace Overture

Wilson: Revelry

Rachmaninoff: Concerto piano, no. 3, op.30, D minor w/ 12th Van Cliburn Competition Silver Medalist Joyce Yang

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4, op. 36, F minor


Saturday April 8th, 2017- Bardavon – 8pm

21st Century Giants- A Pulitzer Price winning exploration of the ancient secrets of the ocean, secrets of birds and wind with help from the modern cell phone and the audience, plus a classic Brahms concerto by the HVP string competition winner

Tan Dun: Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds

John Luther Adams: Become Ocean

Brahms:  Concerto in D Major, Opus 77 w/ HVP String Competition Winner- I-Jung Huang– violin


Saturday April 29th, 2017 – UPAC – 8pm

The Ninth– The HVP reprises Beethoven’s 9th for the first time since selling out UPAC over a decade ago. Get your tickets now!

Haydn:  Symphony 100, G major

Beethoven: Symphony no 9, op.125, D minor with Cappella Festiva, Vassar Choir and soloists


Audience members are invited to a pre-concert talk with the conductor and soloists and/or members of the orchestra one hour prior to each performance.


Subscriptions are on sale NOW.


Single tickets go on sale to June 30 at 11am.

 Single tickets to all HVP concerts are $34 to $57 based on location ($20-$50 for Messiah) / $20 Student Rush Ticket (Day of show only)

Become a Hudson Valley Philharmonic Subscriber and save on season tickets. A five-concert (does not include Messiah) subscription starts at just $125. Your seat location is guaranteed for each of our exceptional performances. HVP Premium Subscribers (those who make a $100 tax-deductible donation per subscription) are listed in all playbills. Subscribers who are unable to attend a concert may return their tickets to the box office (by hand or by mail, but in advance of the performance) to receive a tax-deductible donation acknowledgment if those tickets are resold.


NEW HVP Subscribers receive a further 30% discount the first year for the five-concert series, which brings the price to as low as $117.

Subscriptions for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic 2016-17 Season are on sale now.  Call or visit the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie 845.473.2072 or the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway, Kingston 845.339.6088.  For more information, log on to

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1500-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy

The Bardavon Announces: The HUDSON VALLEY PHILHARMONIC 2016-17 SEASON


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