Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM

This event is already “FULLY RESERVED” as of Feb 5th. You may still make a WAITING LIST reservation on the form on this page.

Van Buren Hall, 6 Chatham St., Kinderhook, NY 12106 (lift available)

Broad Street Orchestra

Grand Indeed! 

A Steinway in Van Buren Hall

Celebrating with Mozart, Kraus and Beethoven

Mozart: Serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik

  • Elizabeth Silver  concertmaster

Joseph Martin Kraus: Symphony in C Minor

  • Noah Palmer  conducting

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

  • Ji Youn Lee  soloist (photo)
  • David Smith  conducting

Contribution $20. Students and children free.

This event is already “FULLY RESERVED” as of Feb 5th. You may still make a WAITING LIST reservation on the form on this page.

Covid protocol: Masking optional.

CITV concerts have been made possible by generous funding from many individual, institutional and business supporters, including the T. Backer Fund, CITV Emerging Singer Fund, Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation, Eugene M. Lang Foundation, Northlands Foundation, and Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Foundation. Kinderhook Reformed Church is acknowledged for its many in-kind donations. For the use of Van Buren Hall, appreciation is extended to the Trustees and Staff of the Village of Kinderhook.

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The 2022-2023 Season of Concerts in the Village (CITV) continues with a program celebrating the largest single gift in its history: a concert quality Steinway piano for Van Buren Hall in the Village of Kinderhook. At 3:00pm on Sunday February 12th the Broad Street Orchestra will offer works of Mozart, Kraus and Beethoven, with guest pianist Ji Youn Lee.

Artistic Director David Smith comments “In addition to a donor of remarkable generosity who has been much inspired by CITV’s past performances, we have others to thank for this good fortune, including the Trustees of the Village of Kinderhook and a long-time CITV supporter who has kindly underwritten expenses related to the piano’s arrival in the hall, now its new home. Although this Steinway piano will be used frequently in CITV’s own Van Buren Hall concerts, we have decided to make this fine instrument available to other qualified performers. The benefit to Kinderhook, in fact the entire region, will be significant.”

The February 12th concert – “Grand Indeed! A Steinway in Van Buren Hall” – will open with Mozart’s iconic Serenade for Strings “Eine kleine Nachtmusik.” Throughout the world few works are as well- known or more appreciated. But a live, local performance by the region’s finest string players becomes its own event! Broad Street Orchestra Concertmaster Elizabeth Silver leads the ensemble.

The dramatic, instrumentally colorful Symphony in C minor of Joseph Martin Kraus follows. Known as “the Swedish Mozart,” Kraus was within one year of being an exact contemporary of Mozart and held in very high regard by him. None other than Haydn remarked that Kraus was the “first man of genius I ever met”! CITV Assistant Conductor Noah Palmer conducts.

To conclude the program and certainly in “grand” celebration of the arrival of CITV’s Steinway piano, the orchestra will be joined by pianist Ji Youn Lee for Beethoven’s appealing Piano Concerto No. 2. Written in elegantly classical style, its pianistic virtuosity looks clearly forward to the Romanticism of the early 19th century. Artistic Director David Smith conducts.

The brilliant pianist Ji Youn Lee is a frequent performer in both Asia and the United States. Ms. Lee has been the winner of a number of international prizes, including the New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, Jacob Filer Piano Competition, Ewha Kyounghyang Music Competition, Korea Chopin Competition, and Ke’Alohi International Piano Competition (Honolulu). She is also an avid chamber music performer and solo recitalist.