Soprano Caroline Dunigan
CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE: BEETHOVEN AND MENDELSSOHN – SECOND SYMPHONIES FROM THE ROMANTIC AGE
3:00pm, Sunday, April 8; Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106. $20 contribution, with students free. Handicapped accessible. Reception follows.
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 (see photo), 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. 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!
Preview talk by David Smith: 4:00pm, Saturday, March 31, Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106; 518-758-6192
Further information and reservations (recommended) at http://www.concertsinthevillage.org
CITV concerts are made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia, Greene and Schoharie Counties by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund. Generous funding has also been received from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation, T. Backer Fund, Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, and Stewart’s Shops, as well as from many individual and business supporters. Kinderhook Reformed Church is especially acknowledged for its many in-kind donations.