Bard College Conservatory of Music graduate conducting student Michael Ferrara presents:
An interactive, social media–driven orchestra concert is taking place at Bard College in the Multipurpose Room of the Campus Center on Saturday, October 4th at 8pm.
Come with an open mind, your phone/device, a blanket and some friends to experience something quite different from the norm. Complete with fall goodies and the like, get nice and cozy as you choose how to experience the music being presented this evening.
Full orchestra made up of Bard College Conservatory students, Bard Music Program, Vocal Arts Program and a few local professionals. Conducted by Michael Ferrara (a graduate conducting student).
Repertoire: Gustav Mahler's "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring"
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
For more information, call 772-285-8941.
Conservatory Sundays: Music Alive!
Sunday, October 5, 2014 3 pm
Joan Tower and Blair McMillen, artistic directors
“Dynamic Women Making Music from Around the Globe”
Works by Tower, Saariaho, Wolfe, Oliveros, Higdon, and Tania León.
Special Event: “Remembering the Genocide of European Roma during World War II”
Friday, October 17, 2014 4 pm
A special event, conceived by acclaimed Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer, explores issues of history and responsibility. A panel discussion, moderated by Leon Botstein, includes Fischer and leading figures from the fields of history, human rights, and international law. A performance of the Mozart Requiem by the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, students of the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Bard College Chamber Singers, and members of the chorus of the Longy School of Music of Bard College follows at the Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Concert features Bard Conservatory faculty members, Marka Gustavsson, Tara O'Connor, Daniel Phillips, and Robert Martin, in collaboration with Conservatory students performing works by Mozart, Brahms, and David Bruce.
Video Art pioneer Charles Atlas will present an overview of his diverse practices
Thursday, October 23, 2014 5–7 pm
The Film & Electronic Arts Program and the Theater & Performance Program present:
Visiting Artist Lecture
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm
The Theater at the Jim Ottoway Jr. Film Center
In his first ever visit to Bard College, video art pioneer Charles Atlas will present an overview of his diverse practice, with a focus on his recent site-specific video installations and multi-media performance works.
For over four decades, Mr. Atlas has extended the limits of film and video, forging new territory in a far-reaching range of genres, stylistic approaches, and techniques. Over the years he has made media/dance works, multi-channel video installations, feature-length documentaries, video art works for television, and live electronic performances.
Throughout his career, he has consistently fostered collaborative relationships, working intimately with such artists and performers as Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic, Yvonne Rainer, Mika Tajima/New Humans, Antony & The Johnsons, and most notably Merce Cunningham, for whom he served as filmmaker-in-residence for a decade from the early 1970s through 1983.
His recent projects include solo shows: Glacier (January 2013) at the Bloomberg Space, London, The Illusion of Democracy at Luhring Augustine Bushwick (February 2012) and Discount Body Parts at De Hallen Museum in Holland (March 2012) ; live performance/installations: The Pedestrians, in collaboration with Mika Tajima/New Humans at The South London Gallery (April 2011), In Residence at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and Charles Atlas and Collaborators at the Tate Modern (March 2013); and Ocean, a film of Merce Cunningham’s epic dance, which premiered at the Walker Art Center (September 2010). His most recent film TURNING, a documentary feature made in collaboration with Antony and the Johnsons is currently touring in festivals worldwide and will be released digitally and on DVD in the coming months.
Atlas has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, three “Bessie” (New York Dance and Performance) Awards, and was the 2006 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Artʼs biennial John Cage Award.
Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center Sponsored by: Bard Theater and Performance Program; Film and Electronic Arts Program.
Students from the Preparatory Division in concert.
The Preparatory Division of The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers young people between the ages of 2 and 18 the joy of studying music in the context of a first-class conservatory. The early study of music brings important benefits to young people, touching many areas of their lives: language, motor and social skills, and an appreciation for the value of diligent effort. Most important, music enriches the young person's life and provides a lifetime of enjoyment. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building