All Amadeus with Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Guests Leif Bjaland and Vadym Kholodenko

Vadym Kholodenko - 2013

8:00 pm • Saturday, March 28th 2015
Bardavon • Poughkeepsie, NY

Whether it’s a byproduct of presenters operating with the theory that “the tried and true” will secure the all-important subscription staple or perhaps the fact we have a number of  incredible venues and organizations in our backyard with budgets and funding power in the grant arena; we have the fortune to become accustomed to superstars such as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfmann, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Charles Dutoit—to name but a few—gracing regional stages. However, we also get lucky in having the opportunity to take in the work of under-the-radar superb artists in their own right or those who have caught the momentary limelight and on the verge of becoming more grand in the public eye.

In its 55th Season, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic presents us with such artistry this weekend with Guest Conductor Leif Bjaland on the podium and the Gold Medal Winner of the 14th (2013) Van Cliburn Competition, pianist Vadym Kholodenko. In the all-W. A. Mozart concert, the program is to include:

    • Symphony No. 35, K.385, D Major ( Haffner )
    • Piano Concerto in A Major No 23, K. 488
    • Symphony No. 40, K. 550, g minor

After capturing the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful, exhilarating performances that “showed the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice) in his Van Cliburn Competition performances, the young Ukraine pianist Vadym Kholodenko continues to build a reputation for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

HVP randy_9A popular and active guest conductor, Leif Bjaland made his debut at the 2003 Ravinia Festival conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program entitled “Bernstein on Broadway” involving soloists, chorus and dancers and has since been quite busy with orchestras across the country. one of the most dynamic and exciting American conductors now before the public. He currently serves as the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Sarasota Orchestra as well as Music Director of the Waterbury Symphony in Connecticut.

If you are looking for an evening of terrific artistry, in need of an Amadeus fix, or perhaps just discovering the world of Mozart, this is the concert for you. Regardless of your reason for going, you’ll want to take note that ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert talk by Maestro Bjaland and members of the orchestra one hour prior to the concert.

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