The Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) launches its 60th anniversary season in grand style at the Bardavon on Saturday, October 26 with “Moon Landing,” a program of music and projected images from outer space. Throughout his long and decorated run with the HVP, conductor Randall Craig Fleischer has always been amenable to genre transgressions and to programmatic collisions between concert music and other arts and sciences. As concert music surges internationally in popularity, defiantly putting the lie to its oft-repeated obituaries, the mid-Hudson Valley would do well to reflect on the forward-looking vision of Maestro Fleischer, who for years has steered this generally traditional outfit in daring and quietly radical ways.
The program is synched to the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. It includes Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, No. 41; Prokofiev’s ambitious Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring 2018 HVP String Competition winner Cherry Choi Tung Yeung; and Maurice Ravel’s spectacularly lush, alien and dynamic Daphnis et Chloé Suites No. 1 & 2, accompanied by visuals from outer space by Dr. José Francisco Salgado. Single tickets cost $20 to $58 based on location.
Moon Landing, Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $20-$58, Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072, www.bardavon.org