We’re back!


Sep 26, 3:00 PM

Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St. Kinderhook, NY

(*see COVID precautions and Map, below)

See Details of the Season

Broad Street Orchestra

David Smith, Artistic Director – Conductor

  • Julius Rietz: Concerto for Oboe – Karen Hosmer, oboe
  • Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 3
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

The Broad Street Orchestra, David Smith conducting, will offer the Seventh Symphony of Beethoven, the Third Symphony of Louise Farrenc, and the Oboe Concerto of Julius Rietz, Karen Hosmer soloist. See more details, below.

This will be CITV’s 43rd concert and, given pandemic restrictions, first since February, 2020.

As in the past, for this concert there is a suggested contribution of $ 20, with students free. Please see below for Covid-related precautions and requirements.

Kinderhook Reformed Church is located at 21 Broad Street (corner of Broad and Church Streets) in the Village of Kinderhook. Handicapped accessible. Early arrival is recommended.

poster for replay of Dec 2018 Lessons and Carols service

The virtuosic Oboe Concerto (c. 1856) of Julius Rietz will be performed by Karen Hosmer, principal oboe of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Associate Professor at SUNY Schenectady’s School of Music. CITV’s performance is believed to be the American premiere of this colorful concerto in its original orchestral version.

The exciting Third Symphony (1847) of French composer and pianist Louise Farrenc follows. Farrenc was in her time a very well-known pianist, teacher and composer – in fact the first woman symphonist. Although Farrenc’s Third Symphony has been performed by the orchestras of San Francisco and Washington DC and will be performed by Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society later this year, CITV’s program will be a rare opportunity to experience this remarkable work.

To conclude as dramatically as possible, the Broad Street Orchestra will perform one of the most glorious and riveting of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, the Seventh (1811/12) – so well summarized by Wagner as “the apotheosis of dance.” David Smith adds, “The famously wild Seventh is regarded by many as Beethoven’s most exhilarating symphony! For our return both performers and listeners will certainly enjoy an orchestral feast – 90 minutes of virtuosity, discovery and brilliance!”


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.

Map to Our Concert

Kinderhook Reformed Church

Some Photos

David Smith at piano with chorus rehearsing
David Smith at piano with chorus rehearsing

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

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

David Smith at his Steinway