Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Weekend of Fireworks

Saturday is the annual Hudson Flag Day celebration, capped off at nightfall by a fireworks extravaganza that usually goes on for forty-five minutes and drives me and my terrified dog from our home.

On Sunday, there will be more fireworks in Hudson when the Albany Symphony presents Sing Out! Hudson at Basilica Hudson. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of a four-part series of concerts by the Albany Symphony throughout the region. It features a performance of a new collaborative work by composer Viet Cuong and choreographer Adam Weinert, called Woven, and the orchestra performing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, "Stars and Stripes Forever," and such singalongs as "This Land Is Your Land" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing." The concert concludes with fireworks.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with "an immersive outdoor street fair," which continues through the orchestra's performance, and pre-concert activities, including opening acts by local school and community groups. For more information, click here.

Animated fireworks image courtesy Basilica Hudson

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