Our Dec 4 concert is POSTPONED until 2022
Sunday Nov 7, 3:00 PM
Kinderhook Reformed, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook, NY
(*see COVID precautions and Map, below.)
Broad Street Chorale & Broad Street Orchestra
Strings, Brass and Voices Honor our Time
David Smith, Artistic Director – Conductor
Noah Palmer, Assistant Conductor
Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Girolamo Frescobaldi: Renaissance music for antiphonal brass
Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 for strings. Conducted by Noah Palmer.
Paul Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass
Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem: Katharine Lerner Lee soprano, Carlos Arcos baritone
Concerts in the Village (CITV), Kinderhook, NY announces the third program of its 11th season of orchestral, choral, and chamber music, at 3:00pm on Sunday, November 7th, in Kinderhook Reformed Church. A large ensemble of strings, brass and chorus, plus vocal soloists, will perform music of rich texture and dramatic contrast. This program will prove an opportunity for the listener to reflect on the unimaginable challenges of the past 18 months while looking forward to a more positive future. For this Artistic Director and Conductor David Smith draws upon significant works from 17th-century Italy, 20th-century Italy and Germany, and late 19th-century France, including the beloved Requiem of Gabriel Fauré.
The program is introduced by two brass ensembles positioned antiphonally to perform works by three of the most famous composers of the Italian Renaissance: Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Girolamo Frescobaldi. The spacing of answering ensembles will take good advantage of the opposing galleries of Kinderhook Reformed Church, where listeners will be completely surrounded by sound, as so famously happens in the great Basilica San Marco in Venice.
A different take on the Italian Renaissance follows with Ottorino Respighi’s well-known Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 for strings. In 1931 Respighi reconceived a series of intimate lute dances as a collection for large ensemble, which immediately achieved widespread popularity. The Respighi suite will be conducted by Noah Palmer, Assistant Conductor of CITV.
Then brass and strings come together in a powerfully driven work by Paul Hindemith, his Concert Music for Strings and Brass, composed in 1930 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Brass and string groups are dramatically deployed, sometimes in opposition to one another and at other times in massive unifying climaxes. The broad textures Hindemith achieves are magnificent.
The November 7th CITV program concludes with one of the most beloved works in all of music history, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. An achievement famous for its transparency and intimacy, this requiem evolved over many years, in versions having subtle differences. For CITV’s performance Artistic Director David Smith has chosen the version of 1893, notable for the immediacy of its orchestration and its textural unity. Soloists for the Requiem will be soprano Katherine Lerner Lee and baritone Carlos Arcos. Katherine is from New York City and currently a student in the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Carlos is from Ecuador and, following undergraduate studies in New York City and summer programs in Chautauqua and in Italy, is now a graduate student at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Kinderhook Reformed Church is located at 21 Broad Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY 12106. Handicapped accessible. Suggested contribution $ 20, with students and children free. Early arrival recommended. Please see below for Covid-related precautions and requirements.
Covid precautions and requirements:
As of September 1, 2021
For entry to its events Concerts in the Village (CITV) requires either
proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative Covid PCR test (taken within 48 hours of performance) for those not fully vaccinated (including those under the age of 12).
Please be prepared to show appropriate documentation.
Masking is required when inside.
Performers have the same requirements except that masking is not required while performing.
If advisable CITV may choose to postpone, cancel or alter previously announced programming.
This statement is subject to modification at any time.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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“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
CITV concerts are made possible by the generous support of many individual, institutional and business supporters, including the T. Backer Fund, CITV Emerging Singer Fund, The Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation, Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation, Eugene M. Lang Foundation, Price Chopper Golub Foundation, and Stewart’s Shops. Kinderhook Reformed Church is especially acknowledged for its many in-kind donations