THE FAURÉ REQUIEM AND WORKS OF RESPIGHI, HINDEMITH AND OTHERS

David Smith

CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE: TO HONOR OUR TIME -

KINDERHOOK — Concerts in the Village (CITV), announces the third program of its 11th season of orchestral, choral, and chamber music, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 7th, in Kinderhook Reformed Church. A large ensemble of strings, brass and chorus, plus vocal soloists, will perform music of rich texture and dramatic contrast. This program will prove an opportunity for the listener to reflect on the unimaginable challenges of the past 18 months while looking forward to a more positive future. For this Artistic Director and Conductor David Smith draws upon significant works from 17th-century Italy, 20th-century Italy and Germany, and late 19th-century France, including the beloved Requiem of Gabriel Fauré.

The program is introduced by two brass ensembles positioned antiphonally to perform works by three of the most famous composers of the Italian Renaissance: Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Girolamo Frescobaldi. The spacing of answering ensembles will take good advantage of the opposing galleries of Kinderhook Reformed Church, where listeners will be completely surrounded by sound, as so famously happens in the great Basilica San Marco in Venice.

The November 7th CITV program concludes with one of the most beloved works in all of music history, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. An achievement famous for its transparency and intimacy, this requiem evolved over many years, in versions having subtle differences. For CITV’s performance Artistic Director David Smith has chosen the version of 1893, notable for the immediacy of its orchestration and its textural unity. Soloists for the Requiem will be soprano Katherine Lerner Lee and baritone Carlos Arcos. Katherine is from New York City and currently a student in the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Carlos is from Ecuador and, following undergraduate studies in New York City and summer programs in Chautauqua and in Italy, is now a graduate student at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Kinderhook Reformed Church is located at 21 Broad Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY 12106. Handicapped accessible. Suggested contribution $ 20, with students and children free. Early arrival recommended. Please see below for Covid-related precautions and requirements, and www.concertsinthevillage.org for updates.

This concert is partially underwritten by the CITV Emerging Singer Fund, an initiative committed to providing valuable opportunities for singers during the early years of their careers or while pursuing advanced studies.

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