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Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:30 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock’s <em>Psycho</em> Presented in partnership with Upstate Films.

Score by Bernard Herrmann
Conducted by James Bagwell
Film Courtesy of Universal Pictures
 
A benefit for the Bard College Conservatory of Music

One of the greatest suspense thrillers of all time, this cinematic masterpiece comes alive with Bernard Herrmann’s spine-tingling score performed live by the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra. 

Starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins, and featuring one of the most memorable scenes in cinematic history, Psycho centers on a the fateful encounter of secretary Marion Crane (Leigh), who finds refuge in a secluded motel after stealing money from her employer, and the motel's disturbed and reclusive manager, Norman Bates (Perkins).

A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.
Approximate running time is 125 minutes including a 15-minute intermission. Website

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Saturday, September 29, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

VAP Reverberations: The Vocal Arts Program Alumni/ae Concert

Fresh from their successful endeavors in New York City, Boston, the Hudson Valley, and beyond, graduates from the past five years of the Vocal Arts Program return to  present some of their favorite works in both the traditional and contemporary repertoires and in a wide variety of genres: opera, art song, chamber music, and musical theatre.
This alumni/ae recital will feature works by Barber, Blitzstein, Harbison, Menotti, Mozart, Poulenc, Puts, and other composers. Website

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building


An Evening of Bach Sonatas/Partitas and Swedish Violin Music, with Semmy Stahlhammer
 

The noted Swedish violinist performs a program including unaccompanied Bach and Swedish folk songs. Website

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Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Faculty Recital: Benjamin Hochman, piano

Benjamin Hochman embarks on a cycle of the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas. The first concert will include Sonatas K. 279, 570, 331, and 310. The cycle continues on February 3 and April 14, 2019. Website

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Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Pianist Xak Bjerken with Miri Yampolsky : Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, and Steven Stucky

<strong>Pianist Xak Bjerken with Miri Yampolsky : Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, and Steven Stucky</strong>

This evening’s program presents an offering of dances and poetic moments with two single-movement sonatas at its core.  The work by Steven Stucky holds a special place for me as a powerful and wide-ranging late work by my dearly departed friend. From the yodels and open air of Schubert’s Austrian Alps to the tortured sensuality of the Scriabin Sonata, this music whispers, sings, and shouts.  Outlining and riding this emotional trajectory allows us to share these composers’ most private moments, and their most ecstatic, too. In the end, we are comforted by the quiet of Schumann’s duet, walking hand in hand into a peaceful place. -Xak Bjerken Website

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

China Now Music Festival
Facing the Past, Looking to the Future: Chinese Composers in the 21st Century

China Now Music Festival<br /><em>Facing the Past, Looking to the Future: Chinese Composers in the 21st Century</em>
The Orchestra Now with Jindong Cai, conductor and artistic director of the festival program, includes contemporary compositions by Ye Xiaogang, Zhou Long, and Cheng Yi inspired by the Opium Wars and the Nanjing Massacre, and world-premiere performances of commissioned works by composers from the Central Conservatory of Beijing.

Preconcert panel discussion with composers and performers.

For more information, call 845-758-7026, email uschinamusic@bard.edu
or visit barduschinamusic.org.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Conservatory Piano Showcase
 

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Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg
Joan Tower Tambor
Serge Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 111   Website

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Sunday, November 4, 2018, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Percussion Studio Concert

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Noon Concert

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Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Bard Baroque Ensemble

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

Music Alive! 

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Monday, November 26, 2018, 8:00 pm – 10:00 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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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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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

A selection of works by Hindemith for horns, trumpets, trombones, and tubas 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). Website

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

Blithewood Ensemble: Marka Gustavsson, viola; Erika Switzer, piano; Teresa Buchholz, soprano

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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 – 4:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition: Preliminary for Undergraduates

Undergraduate students in the Bard Conservatory audition for the Concerto Competition final round. Website

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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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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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