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.