Concerts in the Village
presents choral and instrumental classical music in Kinderhook, NY.
“A stunning all Handel concert at the Kinderhook Reformed Church on November 9 was one of the finest musical events of its kind in many seasons. Maestro Smith has brought his musical forces to heights of musical grandeur. . . . This third Handel concert of the series reached heights of sustained musical beauty….In a short time ‘Concerts in the Village’ has taken on a major musical role in the Upper Hudson Valley.”
-John Paul Keeler, On the Scene, Columbia-Green Media, Nov 15, 2014
Music and the Progression of Life:
and Schubert’s Winterreise
Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:00pm
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook NY
David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor
CITV offers two memorably expressive commentaries on youth and maturity. Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen cycle for piano (1838) presents 13 brief “imaginings,” each distilling a powerful emotion from the early years of life. Pianist Noah Palmer (CITV Musical Assistant) brings his impressive talents to these exquisite keyboard works. Following intermission tenor Jon Morrell and pianist David Smith (CITV Artistic Director) bring their own extensive experience to bear on Franz Schubert’s haunting Winterreise (1827), regarded by many as the most important and challenging song cycle ever written. In Schubert’s intense sequence of songs performers and listeners alike will experience an unforgettable “winter journey,” a remarkable passage through maturity.