Hudson Cultural Life Kicks into High Gear
It seems as if, as soon as the days start getting noticeably longer, evryone comes out of hibernation and the many cultural groups in the area schedule their events to get them all in before gardening season begins. So we have classical music, folk music, a musical and theatre - a charged schedule until spring.
Last Sunday was the second concert of the Hudson Chamber Music Series, featuring Pianist Jean Paul Sevilla and violinist Gaetane Prouvost who performed some well-known and some less well-known pieces by French composers. This year marks the 22nd season of this concert series and the hall at St. James was filled with music lovers who stayed afterwards for a glass of wine and to meet the performers. The next concert is on April 3 - call 458-2770 for more information.
On March 12 there will be folk music at Village Theatre. Finest Kind is a folk trio who will present a wide variety of folk music including British and American ballads, gospel songs, drinking songs, sea shanties and pop oldies. Call 458-5361.
The Music Club is presenting its annual musical on March 11, 12 18 and 19 so rehearsals are intense. The show this year is "Hello Dolly" and it is being presented at the Grand Theatre in Cité des Jeunes in Vaudreuil. Audiences can expect a large cast, gorgeous costumes, singing, dancing and great music. Call 514-827-9817.
Finally there is "The Odd Couple - Female Version" at Village Theatre. Neil Simon wrote this as well as the more well-known "Male Version" and it is a fund raiser for Village Theatre starting its run on April 15. Normally the Hudson Players Club would have its show around that time but many of the actors who would normally audition for a Players Club show, chose to raise money for Village Theatre via this show instead. Watch for the Players Club show next fall.
Quite a line-up for a small community and it doesn't even include the many meetings, speakers and events run by small groups all year. Residents support these events in large numbers because there is nothing like an immersion in some good culture to drive away the winter blues and get ready for spring.