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Beethoven and Mendelssohn:

Second Symphonies from the Romantic Age

Sunday April 8, 3PM

Kinderhook Reformed Church

21 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106

Mendelssohn: Concert aria Infelice

Mendelssohn: Lobgesang

Beethoen: Symphony No 2 in D major

  • David Smith conducts
  • Broad Street Chorale
  • Broad Street Orchestra
  • Caroline Dunigan, soprano
  • Chloë Schaaf, soprano
  • Jon Morrell, tenor

The Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra, soprano Caroline Dunigan, mezzo Chloë Schaaf, and tenor Jon Morrell. David Smith conducts.

Three exciting works of early 19th c. Romanticism: Mendelssohn’s seldom-heard concert aria Infelice (1843) is a real tour de force for soprano and orchestra and exciting opening for this program. Soloist Caroline Dunigan, a recent recipient of a Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Encouragement Award, will be enjoying her third CITV appearance. Opera News has lauded her “regal bearing, . . . a sparkling soprano, with a sure sense of Baroque style.”

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major (1801-02) follows, a remarkable example of the master composer’s spirit, originality and power – for which the Broad Street Orchestra is ideally suited.

Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang: Concluding the program, the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra, joined by Ms. Dunigan, mezzo Chloë Schaaf and the internationally experienced, but regionally based tenor Jon Morrell, perform Mendelssohn’s monumental Symphony-Cantata Lobgesang (1840). Lyricism and grandeur brilliantly combined in one listening experience. 82 performers guarantee a memorable afternoon!

Caroline Dunigan

Caroline Dunigan

Preview talk by David Smith:

4:00pm, Saturday, March 31
Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106