Skip to content

Basking in the Baroque – Sunday, October 23, 3PM

basking-in-baroque-artists-2Classics on Hudson & The Hudson Opera House present a special afternoon performance on Sunday, October 23, in a collaboration with Leaf Peeper Concerts. This concert, a first to address expanding audiences for chamber music in Columbia County, is presented on successive days, and features renowned artists performing Baroque arias and duets; also on the program on October 23 will be the acclaimed flute virtuoso Eugenia Zukerman, newly appointed artistic director of Classics on Hudson and music director of the Leaf Peeper Concerts.

Featured composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, George Fredrick Handel, Henry Purcell, Claudio Monteverdi, and Antonio Vivaldi.

Purchase Tickets
Hudson Opera House

The Program

Sarabande from Sonata in a minor                            J.S.  Bach (1685-1750)

Sarabande from Sonata in a minor                            C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
for flute alone

Schafe Können sicher weiden                                      J.S. Bach
for soprano, flute, piano

Wir eilen mit Schwachen BWV 78                              J.S. Bach
for soprano,  baritone and piano

Komm, Süßes Kreuz (St. Matthew Passion)            J.S. Bach
for baritone and piano

These Labours Past, How Happy We (Jeptha)        G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
for soprano, baritone and piano

But Who May Abide (Messiah)                                    G. F. Handel
for baritone and piano

Rejoice greatly (Messiah)
for soprano and piano

He shall feed their flock (Messiah)
for soprano and piano

The Trumpet Shall Sound (Messiah)
for baritone and piano

Welcome as the Dawn of Day (Solomon)                   G.F. Handel
for soprano,  baritone and piano

When I am Laid in Earth (Dido and Aeneas)             H. Purcell (1659-1695)
for soprano and piano

lo t’abbraccio (Rodelinda)                                              G.F. Handel
for soprano,  baritone and piano

Sibilar gli angui d’aletto (Rinaldo)                              G.F. Handel
for baritone and piano

Endless Pleasure (Semele)                                             G.F. Handel
for   soprano and piano

Piu amabile belta (Giulio Cesare)                                G.F. Handel
soprano, baritone, cello and piano

More on the Artists:

Arianna Zukerman          Gustvao Ahualli

Justina Lee                        Eugenia Zukerman

Eugenia Zukerman Appointed Artistic Director

Classics on Hudson announced that Eugenia Zukerman, internationally renowned flutist, writer, journalist and entrepreneur, has accepted its invitation to be its Artistic Director. Ms. Zukerman begins her tenure with the 2016-2017 season. She is currently and will continue as the Music Director of Columbiaangela-jimenez-ez-portrait County’s Leaf Peeper Concerts.

“We are delighted, excited, thrilled that an artist of her caliber will join us,” said Classics Board President Richard Collens.  He also announced that the Board has expanded by five members.  The recently strengthened Classics on Hudson Board, in addition to Zukerman and Collens, includes: Don Moore, Treasurer; Dorothy Heyl, Secretary; Louis Clinton, MD; Cyndy Hall; Virginia Martin; Noel Phillips; and Ron Tanner.

Classics on Hudson was formed in 2014.  “Co-Artistic Directors Helena Baillie and Gwen Gould started us off on a very firm footing, with a broad artistic direction completely in keeping with the energy and musical sensibilities of Hudson,” Collens said.

Classics has presented 11 evening concerts and 4 family concerts at the Hudson Opera House; 3 house benefit concerts; and 10 workshops at the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School through its Music Mentors Program collaboration with the Hudson City School District and the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

Hailed by the press as “one of the finest flutists of our time,” Ms. Zukerman continues her career as a recitalist and soloist and her extensive schedule as a writer, television journalist, educator and internet entrepreneur. Her writing credits include two novels, two non-fiction books, screenplays,  articles and book reviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire and Vogue.

She is an Emmy-nominated arts correspondent who has conducted more than 350 profiles of artists, musicians, theatre and dance on CBS TV’s Sunday Morning and she continues her role as an arts journalist with a new video blog, Noted Endeavors, launched to help musicians learn how to successfully create their own opportunities.

Artistic Director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival from 1998 through 2010, Ms. Zukerman brought the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony to the festival for extended residencies each summer.