Famous Hudson Valley Orchestra set to support The Who in concert
The Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra has been confirmed to support The Who in concert when they perform in Bethel Woods this spring.
When The Who announced their Who Hits Back 2022 tour earlier this month, and that it would feature local bands supporting rock legends, I just knew we would see the Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Hudson supporting The Who for the Bethel Woods Memorial Day weekend date (May 28). And that was finally confirmed last week.
According to a post from the Hudson Valley Philharmonic on their official Facebook page, they are very excited about the upcoming opportunity.
The Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) is based at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie. HVP began in 1932 and serves the Hudson Valley region, offering a series of concerts each year at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie and the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston. The orchestra became one of the region’s main educational and artistic assets under the direction of music director Randall Crag Fleischer, who held the position from 1992 until his death in 2020.
It’s not the first time that I support a rock band
Under Maestro Fleischer, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic has worked with many popular artists, doing crossover performances over the years. Some artists the orchestra has supported in concert include Jon Cale of the Velvet Underground, Richie Havens, Kate Pierson of the B-52s and Natalie Merchant. The HVP actually worked with Roger Daltrey of The Who before when he came out with his band playing Tommy at Bethel Woods in 2018. They supported his band.
Where can you get tickets for The Who with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra in Bethel Woods?
It’s sure to be a sold-out show as The Who (Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend) together haven’t played Bethel since their appearance at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969! Check out the Bardavon website here for tickets and information about this special performance on May 28 in Bethel Woods.
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