This Saturday, July 30, the Hudson Festival Orchestra (HFO) presents Hudson in Concert: A Community Celebration.
The program for the afternoon and evening is in two parts. At 4:00 p.m., there will be "Opening Acts" in the gazebo, which will include:
- Trio Candela playing lively traditional Latin music from around world
- Bangladeshi Songs sung by Haroon and Valina Rashid
- Tony Kieraldo, pianist and composer, performing his Hudson Ragtime Piano Suite
During the intermission, children are invited to join "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" parade, following a larger-than-life teddy bear (a brave volunteer in a bear costume) to a picnic blanket where there will be treats for all.
To express solidarity with Ukraine, the second half of the concert will begin with the Ukrainian National Anthem. Click here to see the entire program for Saturday's Hudson in Concert event.
The Hudson Festival Orchestra is supported in part by CREATE Council on the Arts, Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Broadway Cares, Churchtown Dairy, Columbia County Tourism, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Francis Greenburger Charitable Fund, HRBT Foundation, Hudson Business Coalition, Hudson Hall, J. M. Kaplan Fund, The Spark of Hudson, and corporate and individual donors from across the region.