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The Bardavon has been closely monitoring the escalation of the Coronavirus outbreak. Our first priority is the safety of artists, patrons, staff, and the broader community. All health authorities clearly emphasize social distancing as the best way to deter the spread of COVID-19; therefore, we have decided to postpone all events at Bardavon and UPAC for a minimum of 30 days, effective immediately. We are actively formulating plans for next steps, rescheduling concert and event dates and communicating with all our patrons. As this issue unfolds we will continue to evaluate the situation and communicate our plans.

(Poughkeepsie, NY) The Bardavon and the HVP String Competition Committee regret to announce that the 48th annual competition scheduled for this coming Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 at Skinner Hall, Vassar College has been cancelled.

Due to the nature of the event, with 24 competitors traveling to Poughkeepsie from all across the globe; the logistics of travel coupled with concerns about the COVID-19 virus has led the Bardavon and the HVP String Committee to cancel the competition this year.

The Bardavon, UPAC and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19/Coronavirus situation. The safety and security of our theatregoers, employees, volunteers and artists are our highest priorities. We are following the lead of our county, state and federally elected officials and are prepared to implement strategies recommended by public health authorities. At this time there are no changes in our schedule or programming at Bardavon or UPAC. We remain vigilant and prepared to make decisions based on current needs, as well as in response to changing conditions.

For more info please contact the Bardavon at 845-473-2072.

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

Date & Time

Sunday, March 15 2020
3:00 pm
Showtime in


Skinner Hall, Vassar College
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To purchase tickets for other events go in person to the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072 or in person at the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston, 845.339.6088