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Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Trumpet Masterclass with David Bilger, the principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra

David Bilger holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois. Hailed by the New York Times for his playing of “easy brilliance” and by the Washington Post for his “engaging legato touch,” he has held the position of principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995. Prior to joining the Orchestra, he held the same position with the Dallas Symphony.

As a soloist Mr. Bilger has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Oakland Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, and others. 

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Sunday, February 25, 2018, 4:00 pm, Olin Hall

¡Viva Puerto Rico!

¡Viva Puerto Rico! The plena group Bomplé and an orchestra of Bard student musicians conducted by Andres Rivas '16 will perform traditional Puerto Rican songs and other Caribbean favorites to raise funds for the hurricane relief organizations United for Puerto Rico and the Ricky Martin Foundation for Puerto Rico.*

Suggested donation $10 at the door. *Donation checks should be made out one of the two relief organizations above. Website

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Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

The Queertet Project Presents Trio212 with Bassoonist Joshua Hodge ’14


A program of works for clarinet, oboe, and bassoon by Ibert, Français, Huguenin, Verdi, Auric, and Tansman, with a postconcert discussion of “Life after Bard: Making It as a Freelance Musician in New York City.”

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert 

Conservatory students perform an hour-long concert. Website

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Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

An Opera Triple Bill

<em>An Opera Triple Bill</em>
The Bard Conservatory Orchestra
James Bagwell, conductor
Alison Moritz, director
 
A luminous triple bill of operatic rarities, exploring the rites and rituals of marriage. Celebrate modernism and romance, imagined through the lens of impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his revolutionary company the Ballet Russes. Website

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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 3:00 pm, Montgomery Place, Mansion

A Montgomery Place Salon Concert: Schubert

A Montgomery Place Salon presented by the Bard College Conservatory of Music and Historical Studies Program with a talk on "The Political Culture of Schubert's Vienna: Metternich and Domestic Life" by Professor Gregory Moynahan, followed by a performance of the String Quintet in C Major, D 956, "Two cellos" by Franz Schubert by Conservatory students and faculty. Reservations required. Suggested donation $20. Website

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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Degree Recital: Mais Hriesh, flute

Conservatory Degree Recital: Mais Hriesh, flute
Works for flute, cello, and piano by François Doppler, Walter Gieseking, Jacques Casterede, Philippe Gaubert, and Henri Dutilleux.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Visiting Artist: Catherine Kautsky, pianist and author

Catherine Kautsky, chair of keyboard at Lawrence University, has been lauded by the New York Times as “a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers...”

She has concertized widely, performing in major halls in New York, Chicago, Washington, and Boston, soloing with the St. Louis Symphony and other orchestras and appearing frequently on public radio. Website

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

Noon Concerts

Conservatory students perform an hour-long concert. Website

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Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Faculty Recital: Kayo Iwama, pianist and associate director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, with visiting artist mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormack

Metropolitan opera singer MaryAnn McCormack will join pianist Kayo Iwama, associate director of the Bard Conservatory's Graduate Vocal Arts Program, for a special performance of works by Schubert.

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Friday, March 30, 2018 – Saturday, March 31, 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Harmony and Power: The Role of Music in the Cultivation of the Literati in Ancient China

Harmony and Power: The Role of Music in the Cultivation of the Literati in Ancient China To be considered fit to govern, officials in ancient China needed to be cultivated in the arts, especially music. An international group of scholars will explore this extraordinary phenomenon and its reverberations in contemporary China, from the perspectives of history, literature, musicology, art history, and philosophy.
March 30 7 pm Lecture Concert
Guqin: An Ancient Chinese Instrument and its Revival
with Zhao Jiazhen and Li Lingchen from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China
8pm
Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Bard College

Saturday, March 31

Conference Sessions
9am to 12pm
1:30 to 4pm
László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building

Concert
Not East Not West: Chinese Instruments in Modern Times
with Zhao Jiazhen and Friends
8pm
Olin Hall, Bard College

Speakers:
Erica Brindley (Penn State, Asian Studies)
Susan Blake (Bard College, Philosophy)
Jindong Cai (Bard College, Music and Arts)
Robert Culp (Bard College, Historical Studies)
Patricia Karetsky (Bard College, Art History)
François Picard (Paris-Sorbonne, Ethnomusicology)
Lothar von Falkenhausen (UCLA, Art History and Archaeology)
Ye Yang (UC Riverside, Comparative Literature)
Yang Yuanzheng (University of Hong Kong, Music)
Ying Li-hua (Bard College, Asian Studies)

For more information contact the US-China Music Institute
uschinamusic@bard.edu
845-756-7026
uschinamusic.bard.edu



Free admission, register online at uschinamusic.bard.edu

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Saturday, April 7, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Peter Serkin and Friends Perform Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven

Pianist Peter Serkin will perform with students from the Bard Conservatory and TŌN.

Bach: Oboe Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030b (ca.1736) 
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E Flat Major, K. 452  (1784) 

Intermission

Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E Flat Major, Op. 16 (1796)
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Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Music Alive! Works by Contemporary Composers

Students and faculty in the Conservatory and Music Program perform works by living composers chosen by Joan Tower and Blair McMillen. Website

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concerts

Conservatory students perform an hour-long concert. Website

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Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Graduate Vocal Arts Program Degree Recital:
Mark Chan, tenor 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Baroque Ensemble: Divine and Mythological Love—Part II

Professor Alexander Bonus conducts Conservatory musicians in a program of Baroque works.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Percussion Studio Concert

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

Conservatory students perform an hour-long concert. Website

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Chamber Music Marathon: Part I

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Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Chamber Music Marathon: Part II

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Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Degree Recital: Tianpei Ai, violin

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Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Degree Recital: Claire Worsey, horn

Program of works by Bernhard Krol, W. A. Mozart, R. Strauss, Henri Kling, and J. F. Gallay.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Vocal Arts Graduate Degree Recital: Luke MacMillan, baritone, with collaborative pianist Hsin-Chiao Liao

Program includes works by Rameau, Mahler, and Ives. Free. Website

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

Vocal Arts Graduate Degree Recital: Eric Finbarr Carey, tenor, with collaborative pianist Bethany Pietroniro

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Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Graduate Vocal Arts Program Degree Recital: Elaine Daiber, soprano

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Sunday, May 6, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Graduate Vocal Arts Program Degree Recital:
Rachel Doehring, soprano

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

Conservatory students perform an hour-long concert. Website

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Friday, May 11, 2018, 5:30 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Degree Recital: Hanni Xie, violin

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Sunday, May 13, 2018, 3:00 pm, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Bard Conservatory Orchestra

The Orchestra will perform Strauss's Don Quixote, with cello soloist Emily Munstedt, winner of the 2017 Conservatory Concerto Competition, and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. All ticket sales benefit the Conservatory Scholarship Fund. Suggested donation $15-$20; free for the Bard community. Website

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Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Da Capo Chamber Players

Always a high-energy, very creative event -- don’t miss it!
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Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Degree Recital: Daniel Castellanos, composer

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Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Graduate Vocal Arts Program Degree Recital: Angela Hendyrx

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Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Graduate Vocal Arts Program Degree Recital:
Natalie Trumm

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Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Degree Recital: Alexandra Morris, viola

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Sunday, May 20, 2018, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Degree Recital: Avery Morris, violin

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