R. Carlos Nakai fronts Hudson Valley Philharmonic at Bardavon

As ever under the direction of Randall Craig Fleischer, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) continues to expand repertoire in imaginative and inclusive ways. On Saturday, October 14 at 8 p.m., the HVP kicks off its new season with a program titled “Made in America.” In collaboration with the Poughkeepsie Library’s Big Read, the concert opens with two distinctly American composers: James DeMars and Bard’s Joan Tower, one of the most significant composers of the second half of the 20th century. The program also features a live performance by the great Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and a climactic Tchaikovsky masterpiece, his Symphony No. 5.

The audience is invited to a talk one hour prior to each performance with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer. The performance takes place at the Bardavon Theater at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie. Ticket prices are $20 to $57, based on location. For tickets and additional information, visit www.bardavon.org.