Monday, July 17, 2023

A Community Celebration

On Saturday evening, the Hudson waterfront was the site of the second annual Hudson in Concert: A Community Celebration, four hours of music and entertainment featuring the Hudson Festival Orchestra, a professional orchestra conducted by its founder and artist director Gwen Gould. The free concert's stated goal is "to promote Henry Hudson Riverfront Park as a community resource that contributes to a vibrant and inclusive Hudson." Saturday's event, attended by an estimated 1,000 people, achieved that goal joyously. Let us all hope Hudson in Concert continues to be an annual event on our waterfront. 

Below are some photos from the evening that in a small way capture the spirit of the evening.

Photo credit: Donna Streitz

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Carole. As publicist for this event I am deeply grateful for your positive words. The HFO and its founder, Gwen Gould, are eager to promote the diversity and talents of all Hudson's residents (without short changing participants who came from as far away as Syria). I would be remiss without mentioning the 501c3 status of HFO. As such, they are always looking for funding. If attendees want to show their support, please donate at the HudsonFestivalOrchestra website. It was a wonderful and uplifting evening and, thankfully, for a few hours, rain free. Thanks to all who made the evening so great.