Hudson Valley Philharmonic to be accompanied by audience smartphones

The Bardavon continues the Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s 57th season with a program titled “21st-Century Giants” on Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. at its namesake theater in Poughkeepsie. Never a complacent or purely reverent institution, the Randall Craig Fleischer-led Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) celebrates the work of living composers in this high-tech-enabled performance. The program features Become Ocean by the Pulitzer Prizewinning composer John Luther Adams and radical, Grammy-winning composer Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds, a piece in which the audience may participate by downloading an app that produces bird sounds. Rounding out the concert is a concert staple: Johannes Brahms’ Concerto in D Major, Opus 77, featuring HVP String Competition winner I-Jung Huang on violin.

Ticketholders are invited to a pre-concert talk by Maestro Fleischer one hour prior to each concert. Tickets for the HVP’s “21st-Century Giants” range in price from $34 to $57. Student Rush tickets will be available one hour prior to the concert for $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the Ulster Performing Arts Center box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or