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Outreach

Classics on Hudson is dedicated to serving the Hudson community through engaging education programs that promote a lifelong love of music for all.

Our Underwriters

We are especially grateful for the generosity of the Greene County Council on the Arts for its support of our Family Concerts at the Hudson Opera House in 2015, 2016 and 2017; to the Berkshire Taconic Foundation for its support of Music Mentors at the Montgomery E. Smith Middle School of the Hudson City School District in 2015 and 2016 and our concert series in 2017; and to the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program for its support of our Outreach efforts to the children of the community in 2016 and 2017, and the ongoing generosity of The T. Backer Fund..

Family Concerts at Hudson Opera House, Sundays at 3 PM have included:

  • March 15, 2015
    Ferdinand & Friends Family Concert Eugenia Zuckerman, flute; Helena Baillie, Violin; Ryan Kamm, Bass
    Music: Saint Saens, Carnival of the Animals,Honegger, Ridout, Prokofiev and more.   Ferdinand and his raucous coterie of furry and feathered friends in this enchanting journey through classic tales. Will Peter escape the wolf? Will the goat dance away the snow? Can the elephants keep up with the carnival procession? These colorful creatures will be brought to life with a violin, flute, double bass and narrator.
  • May 3, 2015
    Family Concert Mozart & FriendsRyan Kamm, Bass; Susanne Son, C-Directors of the Bard College Music Preparatory Division
    Music by: Stravinsky, Gounod, Brahms, Donizetti, Schubert, Gade, Liszt, Stephen Schwartz, Mozart, Erwin Shulhoff, Rogers & HammersteinConservatory.
  • March 13, 2016
    Family Concert: Bach and Friend
    Bard College Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Division
  •  May 1, 2016
    First Presbyterian Church (HOH under construction)                  
    Family Concert
    Joakim Lartey, Percussionist, Storyteller, Educator

Music Mentors

This program invites five exceptional young musicians to engage with students through a residency at a Hudson public  school.  In the spirit of partnership and exchange, Music Mentors works with students in preparing a collaborative performance.  Here are the musicians who collaborated in the 2016 program, followed by video of two sessions.

  • May 9 to May 20, 2016
    Music Mentors at Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School with Bard Conservatory of Music graduate students
    5/9 — Violin, Scott Moore
    5/10 – David Nagy, Bassoon
    5/12 — Oboe, Gregory Milling
    5/16 – Bass, Milad Danieri
    5/18 – Flute Bridget Bartoldi
    5/20 – Concert with all five musicans for entire student body
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