Friday, November 16, 2012
By FREEMAN STAFF
The Bard Conservatory students who make up Concordium will perform a program titled “Streets of Vienna” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Warren streets, Hudson.
A reception to meet the performers immediately following the performance is sehceuled at TK Home and Garden, 441 Warren St., and is included in the $20 ticket price.
Students in the Concordium are like few other students. Among the nine-member wind ensemble are two studying Chinese with goals of living and working in China and three who aspire to positions with opera company orchestras – and all are enrolled in double-majors. Concordium is part of the “Bard at the Landing” component of the ClaverackLanding series that features up-and-coming Bard musicians.
The term “Harmonie” designates an outdoor ensemble of wind instruments, in this case, two oboes, two clarinets, two horns, two bassoons and a double bass, and originally described a group that provided royalty with musical entertainment in the 18th century.
This magic, along with Mozart’s Overture to “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” Krommer’s “Partita in F Major” and Beethoven’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds” (a pianist will be added to the Harmonie for this piece) are among the selections to be included on the Saturday evening program.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.ClaverackLanding.org. Call (518) 828-7513 for more information.