Original Musical “The Land, The River, The People” Celebrates Red Hook’s 200 Years
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, not to be missed — filled with heartwarming music, song, prose and poetry by six world-class performers from the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Broadway,” says Loretta Campagna, Chairperson of the Bicentennial Celebration Committee.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. and takes place at the Richard B. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theatre, Bard College, Annandale. Tickets: $15; $12 seniors and Children 12 and under. You can purchase tickets by calling the Fisher Center Box Office, 845-758-7900. Tickets may also be purchased from Bicentennial Committee members or by calling Sandy at 845-757-3031.
Please call the Fisher Center Box Office for assistance with special seating. For more information call 845-757-3031.
The program, created specifically for Red Hook’s Bicentennial by Creative Leaps International, has been two years in the planning. Against a dramatic backdrop of historical images, the concert explores the themes of Red Hook’s “Land, River, and People,” woven through with motifs from our nation’s heritage.
Part One, “The Spirit of the Place” dips to the worlds of Washington Irving, Thomas Cole, our Native American predecessors and some of our earliest American composers and musical super stars, including Stephen Foster, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Reginald DeKoven.
Part Two, “The History That Shaped Us: Evolving Values” includes music and narratives evocative of the American Revolution, the era of slavery and Civil War, the waves of immigration into America from Europe and elsewhere, the Roosevelts, and the many faces of American patriotism.
Part Three, “A Vision and Values for the Future” points to what is yet to come even as it casts a glance back into our history to take a measure of what we are and the principles we choose to live by.