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Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Concerto Competition: Undergraduate Preliminary Round

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Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Schubert’s Winterreise

Schubert’s <em>Winterreise</em> Franz Schubert Die Winterreise (The Winter Journey)
   Rufus Müller, tenor    
   Kayo Iwama, piano

Days before his death from syphilis in November 1828, Franz Schubert was putting the finishing touches on this, the most famous of all song cycles. The journey of the title takes the protagonist from anger to pain, with startling detours into remembered joy and hope, then finally from despair to death. 
Approximate running time is 75 minutes. Website

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Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:30 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition

Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition
Finalists from the Bard Conservatory compete for the opportunity to perform with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, and the American Symphony Orchestra. Website

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Samuel Barber Symphony in One Movement, Op. 9
Oliver Knussen “Requiem—Songs for Sue”
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Website

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Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Visiting Artists: Tony Arnold, soprano, and Gábor Csalog, piano, perform György Kurtág's The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op.7

Introductory remarks by Peter Laki, visiting associate professor of music. 

György Kurtág's (b. 1926)The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7, for soprano and piano (1963–-68) has been described as the most significant piece of music composed in Hungary since the death of Bartók in 1945. Péter Bornemisza was a persecuted reform preacher in sixteenth-century Hungary who wrote about moral duty, sin, fear and death. The cantata is divided into four sections: Confession, Sin, Death and Spring.  Website

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Monday, March 11, 2019 – Tuesday, March 12, 2019, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Tradition and Discovery: Teaching Chinese Instruments in the West

The US-China Music Institute of the Bard Conservatory presents a two-day conference on teaching traditional Chinese instruments. The program will include recitals and a master class. For more information and the full schedule visit barduschinamusic.org/events. Website

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Monday, March 11, 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert: Wu Man and Friends

Concert: Wu Man and Friends World-renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man offers an exciting evening of music combining traditional Chinese instrumentation with world music and Western jazz inflected elements. Performing with her will be Han Mei on zheng. Edward Perez on bass, and Kaoru Watanabe on Japanese flute and drum.
Free to the public. This event is being held in conjunction with our conference Tradition and Discovery: Teaching Chinese Music in the West. Website

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Faculty Recital and Master Class: Wu Man, pipa

This recital amd master class follows Wu Man's recent performances of new concerto repertoire for pipa, including works written especially for her appearances with the New York Philharmonic. She and Yo-Yo Ma performed the U.S. premiere of Chinese composer Zhao Lin’s Concerto for Pipa and Cello in March 2019, following their world premiere performances in China earlier in the season. Website

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Faculty Student Chamber Music Concert

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Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Olin Hall

Graduate Conducting Recital


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Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Graduate Vocal Arts Program: Chamber Music

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Visiting Artist Recital and Master Class: Andrew Willis, fortepiano, performs Bach Partitas

Andrew Willis received the foundation of his musical outlook as a student of Mieczyslaw Horszowski at The Curtis Institute of Music (BM, 1972). The cultivation of collaborative skills under the tutelage of Lambert Orkis at Temple University (MM, 1982) further expanded his horizons. At Cornell University (DMA, 1994), working with Malcolm Bilson and the faculty of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Music, he discovered the full joy of musical performance realized on historical keyboard instruments through the application of performance practices suitable to each stylistic era.

Andrew Willis's broad range as a performer has produced a varied discography. As a participant in the first complete recording of the Beethoven sonata cycle on period instruments, his performance of Op. 106 was hailed by The New York Times as "a 'Hammerklavier' of rare stature." As a modern pianist interested in contemporary repertoire, he commissioned, premiered, and recorded Martin Amlin's Sonata No. 7 (2000) as part of a program including other works by Amlin, Fine, and Copland. Equally at home as a collaborative pianist, he has partnered soprano Julianne Baird in recordings of Schubert Lieder and Rossini songs, soprano Georgine Resick in early-Romantic song cycles, and flutist Sue Ann Kahn in music of Rochberg, Schickele, Luening, Kraft, and Ibert. His most recent releases presented chamber music of Emanuel Bach on fortepiano with Rebecca Troxler and Chopin on an 1848 Pleyel with Brent Wissick.

A Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Willis teaches piano, fortepiano, and harpsichord performance and leads courses on keyboard literature and performance practice.  Website

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Saturday, April 13, 2019, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Music Alive! Curated by Joan Tower and Blair McMillen

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concerts

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Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Faculty Recital: Benjamin Hochman, piano

Benjamin Hochman continues his five-concert cycle of the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas. Website

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Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Bard Conservatory Percussion Studio Concert

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Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Chamber Music Marathon: Part I

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Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Chamber Music Marathon: Part II

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concerts

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Friday, May 10, 2019, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
Conservatory Orchestra with Leon Botstein, music director

Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano

Bard College Chamber Singers
Bard Festival Chorale
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Saturday, May 11, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Bard Hall, Bard College Campus

Da Capo Chamber Players Perform Premieres of Bard Student Composers


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