Festival Theater Hudson Announces Inaugural 2021-22 Season

By David Salazar

The brand new Festival Theater Hudson in New York has unveiled its 2021-22 season.

“Festival Theater Hudson is proud to bring our Gala Inaugural Concert to the City of Hudson and to partner with the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson on a full season of performances over the coming year, ” said Laurence Earner, General Manager of Festival Theater Hudson, in a press release. “We are committed to engaging the best performers in opera, theater, music and dance in Columbia County and the Capital Region, as well as artists from around the world. I also want to thank my partners Jon Morrell, Artistic Director, and Leighann Kowalsky, Director Film/Dance, for their work to bring all of this together.”

The company will open its inaugural season with a Gala Concert featuring the premiere of Shapira’s “Magyar: A Concerto for two Violins” and the first Act of “Die Walküre,” starring Othalie Graham, Jon Morrell, and Charles Martin. Elias Miller conducts the Festival Theater Hudson Orchestra.

Performance Date: Oct. 16, 2021

Next up the company will showcase a production of “Tannhäuser.”

Performance Date: April 14, 2022

The festival will also present a New Year’s Eve gala and a couple of theater productions. The company also announced that it would be presenting “Dido and Aeneas” in 2022 as well as a Salome Festival in April of 2023 which includes Strauss’ version of the famed opera.