2012-13 SEASON
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The Amphion Quartet
photo credit: Sammie Scheer

Meet the Artist Post-concert Receptions included

First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534

October 13 at 7 pm – First Presbyterian -  The Amphion Quartet, winner of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “CMS Two” residency beginning in 2013 (with Katie Hyun, violin, star of our “Tango” program in 2010). Wolf – Italian Serenade, Mendelssohn – Op. 44 No. 1, Gershwin – Lullaby, Janacek – Quartet No. 2, ‘Intimate Letters’

November  17 at 6 pm – First Presbyterian – Bard at the Landing:”The Streets of Vienna” performed by Concordium, a Bard-based Harmonie wind ensemble coached by CFO oboist Stephen Hammer.

December 22 at 4 pm – First Presbyterian – Annual Messiah Sing – We invite you, our audience, to join in the singing of Handel’s Messiah accompanied by the ClaverackLanding Ensemble and including student participants from our “Take a Seat” mentoring program with some surprise guest soloists.  MORE…

March 23 at 8 pm – Club Helsinki – Simone Dinnerstein, pianist, with Tift Merritt, singer/songwriter, present “Night” – a unique collaboration between two artists in which they unite classical, folk, and rock musical worlds, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes.

April 13 at 6 pm – First Presbyterian – Bard at the Landing: “Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses” – Mozart string quartets with narration and poetry by CFO violinist Kate Light in celebration of Poetry Month. Einstein’s Mozart is a full-evening work that was commissioned by the Colorado Chamber Players to commemorate the close convergence of the centenary of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” (1905-2005) and Mozart’s 250th birthday (1756-2006).

May 11 at 8 pm – Club Helsinki (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE and  LOCATION) - Arnold Steinhardt, violin, and Lincoln Mayorga, piano“0 to 75 in Sixty Minutes!” – a musical celebration of their 75th birthdays, a life-long friendship, and musical journeys beginning in Hollywood and extending around the world.  What do the Guarneri Quartet violinist and Disney pianist have in common?  Join us and find out!

June 8 at 6 pm – First Presbyterian – Beauty Intolerable (WORLD PREMIERE) – 15 Songs based on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay – Music by Sheila Silver – A celebration of Millay’s poetry through music.  The songs reflect Millay’s passion and playfulness.  Infused with a hint of jazz, the songs are accessible and engaging. The performance of the complete Songbook will include a celebrity actor reading the poetry prior to the performance of the songs.  More…


Elmar Oliveira, violin, Robert Koenig, piano
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 5 pm
The Armory (photo)
51 North 5th Street, Hudson, NY


Paula Robison, flute, Frederic Hand, guitar
“Songs without Words”
Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 5 pm

Christ Church Episcopal (photo)
431 Union Street, Hudson, NY


Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 6 pm

First Presbyterian Church (photo)
369 Warren Street, Hudson, NY


Music of Beethoven, Yanov-Yanovsky and Mendelssohn

Meet the performers at a Special Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the concert at The Tin Ballroom at Vince Mulford’s – 419 Warren Street, Second Floor
Tickets $30.00 each (concert only)  $45.00 each (concert and reception)

Community Sing of Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 7 pm
at St. James Church, Chatham, NY
(corner of Rtes 203 & 66)

SEASON OPENER and Benefit Event
Reinhold/Jolles Duo
Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 6 pm
at TK Home and Garden, 441 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
CLICK HERE for more information


Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 PM at the Columbia County Fairgrounds
Columbia Festival Ragtime Band
Gwen Gould, conductor
“Celebrate, America!” a concert of ragtime favorites and patriotic tunes


Bring a picnic supper to enjoy on the huge grassy lawn, or buy dinner onsite; buy all beverages on the grounds. Special features will include a children’s parade of teddy bears to the music of “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” as well the opportunity to conduct a Sousa march!

Advance tickets ($15) available through the Fair Office, 518-392-2121, Box 257, Chatham NY 12037. Admission at the gate, $20. Children 12 and under free.

Plenty of free parking. Grounds open at 5:30pm, concert at 7:30pm.

Sunday, June 12, at 2 pm
ClaverackLanding at Club Helsinki Hudson
“fearless foursome of female flautists”-”startling, riveting”

Click Here for Program information.



Saturday, June 4
The Evander Quartet

at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library
in Hillsdale, NY

2 pm – Masterclass with seven area string students.  Members of the quartet will coach the students in a traditional masterclass format.

4:30 pm – Concert including Barber String Quartet Opus 11, Astor Piazzolla- 4 for Tango, and Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Opus 80

The Evander Quartet is made up of students from the Eastman School of Music.

Sunday, May 15 at 7 pm
ClaverackLanding…for Openers
at Club Helsinki Hudson
The Kalmia String Quartet

opening for the
Tisziji MuñozQuartet

A classical transition from your everyday life to an evening of jazz – The Kalmia String Quartet, students from the Bard College Conservatory of Music performing The Garden of Forking Paths, A new string quartet by Joseph Summer

Sunday, May 1 at 4 pm
ClaverackLanding at Club Helsinki Hudson
TAPESTRY Vocal Ensemble
Pre-concert Conversation at 3:30 pm
with Sheila Silver, composer

Program includes “The White Rooster” a new opera/cantata by Sheila Silver and music of Hildegard von Bingen and others. Tickets $20, children admitted FREE accompanied by an adult…MORE

Friday, April 1 at 8 pm
ClaverackLanding Series
at Club Helsinki Hudson
Ljova and the Kontraband

Eastern European, Gypsy, Latin, jazz-inspired classical forms
Check out their YouTube video and…MORE

Sunday, March 13 at 4 pm
ClaverackLanding Series
at Club Helsinki Hudson

Bard at the Landing
The Chimeng String Quartet
Silver Medal winner of 2010 Fischoff Competition…MORE

Sunday, January 23 at 4 pm
ClaverackLanding series
at Club Helsinki Hudson
Joshua Rifkin, piano
at Club Helsinki Hudson
music of J.S. Bach & Scott Joplin…MORE

Saturday December 18, 2010, at 7:30 pm
at St. James, Chatham, NY
Handel’s Messiah

with instrumental ensemble of CFO members, Take a Seat in the Orchestra students and community members.


Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 8 pm
ClaverackLanding Series
at Club Helsinki Hudson
CALLIOPE: A Renaissance Band
click here for PROGRAM

Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 8 pm
ClaverackLanding Series
at Club Helsinki Hudson
TANGO meets Classical!
Debut concert of CFO’s new classical series called ClaverackLanding featuring CFO’s Young Artist, Katie Hyun, violin
…Click Here for  PROGRAM

Friday, April 23, 2010, 6:30 pm
St. James Church, Chatham, NY
Music of Haydn, Dvorak & Vivaldi

…click here for PROGRAM

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