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Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Music Alive! Joan Tower and Friends
Works by Messiaen, Stravinsky, and Tower 

Program chosen by Artistic Directors Joan Tower and Blair McMillen. Website

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
Corey Chang ’19 Persephone Abducted, world premiere
Antonín Dvořák Concerto for Cello in D Minor, Op. 104
  Peter Wiley, cello
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade, Op. 35 Website

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Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Silenced Voices: Music of Soviet Russia

A recital of music by Soviet-era artists, as well as infrequently performed Russian/Russian-imperialist music, including Nikolai Mednter’s Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 21, Galina Ustvolskaya’s Violin Sonata (1952), and Prokofiev’s Five Melodies, Op. 35a. Website

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Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Chapel of the Holy Innocents

Horns o' Plenty: A Celebration!

Works by Beethoven, James Naigus, Carl Nielson, and Robert Planel

Horns: Barbara Currie, Barbara Jöstlein, Julie Landsman, Julia Pilant
Strings: Marka Gustavsson, Valory Hight, Robert Martin, Emily Daggett Smith Website

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Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Da Capo Chamber Players

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Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Faculty Recital: Laurie Smukler, violin, and Robert McDonald, viola

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Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Chamber Music Marathon

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concerts

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Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Hindemith and Brass

Konzertmusik, Morgenmusik, and Sonatas for Brass and Piano by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963).  Festive music for horns, trumpets, trombones, and tubas with piano accompaniment, curated by Edward Carroll. Website

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Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Winter Songfest

Winter Songfest This holiday tradition features a program of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, including “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. With the Bard College Symphonic Chorus, Bard College Chamber Singers, members of the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, and The Orchestra Now (TŌN).
 
Runtime is 1 hour 55 minutes, including one intermission. 
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

The Graduate Vocal Arts Program presents Poetry into Song

A concert of music inspired by the words of three icons of poetry: Goethe, Verlaine, and Dickinson. Performed by the first-year singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the postgraduate Piano Fellows. Website

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Sunday, February 3, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Faculty Recital: Benjamin Hochman, piano

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Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Visiting Faculty Recital: Lera Auerbach, piano, performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and her composition, 24 Preludes for Piano

<strong>Visiting Faculty Recital: Lera Auerbach, piano</strong>, performs Mussorgsky's <em>Pictures at an Exhibition </em>and <em>her composition, </em>24 Preludes for Piano Website

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

Noon Concert

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

The Blithewood Ensemble: Teresa Buchholz, voice, Erika Switzer, piano, and Marka Gustavsson, viola

The Blithewood Ensemble will perform a concert of chamber music including Brahms, Loeffler, Bridge, and Strauss.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition: Vocal Arts Preliminary

Students in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program audition for the Concerto Competition final round. Website

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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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Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11:00 am, 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: Toby 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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Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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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, 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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Sunday, April 14, 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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Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concerts

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Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Bard Conservatory Percussion Studio Concert

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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 Website

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