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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 pm, Olin Hall
Recital: Bridget Bertoldi, flute

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Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi
Suggested donation: $20 (orchestra seating); $15 (parterre / first balcony); free to the Bard community with ID

Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
James Bagwell, chorus master

Featuring members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, Longy Conservatory Orchestra and the Longy Chorale, Bard College Chamber Singers, and Bard Festival Chorale.  Website

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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Angela Aida Carducci, soprano
Soprano Angela Aida Carducci is currently pursuing her M.M. at Bard College Conservatory of Music’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program under the direction of Dawn Upshaw.  A native of Buffalo, New York, Angela Aida completed her undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Geneseo.  She performs frequently as a soloist, most recently appearing in Autum Songfest at Bard and Carissimi’s Jephte and Baltazar.  This past summer, Angela Aida participated in Urbino Musica Antica in Urbino, Italy, where she studied madrigals, Roman oratorio, and baroque singing under maestro Alessandro Quarta and baritone Furio Zanasi.  Angela Aida along with three colleagues from Bard, premiered Casey Hale’s “True Lover’s Knot” at New York City’s Morgan Library and the Longy School of Music in Boston.  She has recently appeared as the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society and in a collaborative recital in the Saugerties Pro Musica concert series.   


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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 pm, Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center
"New Restorations and Discoveries from Center for Visual Music" - a Film Program
From absolute film to psychedelia, this program of revelatory moments from the history of visual music and kinetic art explores lost, legendary and rare treasures from the archives of Center for Visual Music (CVM).  Featuring the east coast premiere of the newly discovered film by John Cage and Richard Lippold, The Sun Film (1956), about the kinetic art sculpture. Rare works by Jordan Belson include his infamous LSD (1962); a presentation reel from the legendary San Francisco Vortex Concerts (1959) and Quartet (1983). Early films by Oskar Fischinger, an influence on Cage, Belson and many others, include 35mm prints of Spirals, Ornament Sound and Studie nr 5. Made in Upstate New York, Turn, Turn, Turn (1966) by Jud Yalkut is ‘a kinetic alchemy of the light and electronic works of Nicolas Schöffer, Julio Le Parc, USCO, and Nam June Paik, with sound by USCO.'

The program, featuring many newly preserved 16mm and 35mm prints, will be introduced by curator/archivist Cindy Keefer of CVM. Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, will introduce The Sun Film by Cage and Lippold.

Free admission, no reservations required.

Co-sponsored by the John Cage Trust at Bard College and The Bard College Conservatory of Music.


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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi

Suggested donation: $20 (orchestra seating); $15 (parterre / first balcony); free to the Bard community with ID

Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
James Bagwell, chorus master

Featuring members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, Longy Conservatory Orchestra and the Longy Chorale, Bard College Chamber Singers, and Bard Festival Chorale.

Website

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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Vincent Festa, tenor
Tenor Vincent Festa is a second year student in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard Conservatory. He received his B.M. from The Juilliard School where he was seen as Flute in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and as a tenor soloist in a pastiche of early works by Monteverdi and Purcell. Vincent spent two summers at The Chautauqua Institute where he performed the roles of Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro and Giles Corey in The Crucible. A native New Yorker, Vincent currently studies with Lorraine Nubar.     


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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Sara LeMesh, mezzo-soprano
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, mezzo-soprano Sara LeMesh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Rice University where she studied with opera singer Susanne Mentzer. She is currently enrolled in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College under the direction of soprano Dawn Upshaw. A frequent concert soloist praised for her "plush mezzo-soprano" (The New York Times), recent performances include Stravinsky’s Pulcinella at the Music Academy of the West under the baton of Matthias Pintscher, Bach’s St. John Passion conducted by Leon Botstein at Bard College’s Fisher Center, and Mozart’s Requiem performed at Rice University. This spring, LeMesh will premiere the role of Anna in Shawn Jaeger’s opera, Payne Hollow, at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. The Californian mezzo recently covered Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Music Academy of the West and performed Third Spirit in the same opera at the Aspen Music Festival.
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Monday, April 28, 2014, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Faculty Recital: Benjamin Hochman, piano

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Noon Concert 
Bard College Conservatory of Music students in concert.
Free and open to the public.

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Friday, May 2, 2014, 4:30 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Non-degree recital: Alessandro Cirafici, oboe

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Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Sabrina Tabby, violin
Violinist Sabrina Tabby, from Philadelphia began violin at age 6 in addition to piano and ballet lessons.  She developed a fondness for chamber music at a very young age, playing regularly with her twin sister, a cellist.  In high school, she was featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top radio series and television show from Carnegie Hall.  Now in her final year as a student at Bard College Conservatory in Laurie Smukler’s studio, Sabrina has enjoyed performing as concertmaster of the Conservatory Orchestra, in string quartets and piano trios, as well as in the baroque and new music ensembles. Winner of the 2012-2013 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, Sabrina will perform with orchestra in the fall.  She has had opportunities to perform across four continents, most recently traveling to China with the Bard Music Festival Summer 2012 Tour, to Venezuela to teach and perform at the first annual Festival de Música de Colón, and in January 2013 she performed on the Bard Conservatory Central European Chamber Music Tour. A founding member of the new music ensemble, Contemporaneous, she is prominently featured on Innova Recordings album “Stream of Stars: Music of Dylan Mattingly”, released in 2012, and performed David Bloom’s concerto written for her with American Symphony Orchestra this past May. In addition to her violin performance degree, Sabrina is working towards a Bachelors degree in French studies and spent the fall semester 2012 abroad studying at La Sorbonne in Paris.
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Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Conservatory Chamber Music Day
A full day of chamber music performed by Bard College Conservatory of Music students.

Presented in marathon form starting at 1pm and continuing until 10pm with self directed breaks.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Non-degree recital: Zihan Yi, percussion

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Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree recital: Joshua Hodge, bassoon

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Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Non-degree recital: Aischa Gündisch, violin & Rastislav Huba, cello

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Non-degree recital: Anna Obbagy, piano

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Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Eleni Tsachtani, flute

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Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Non-degree recital: Matthew Woodard, violin

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Friday, May 9, 2014, 5:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Non-degree recital: Petra Elek, percussion

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Friday, May 9, 2014, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree recital: Szilárd Molnár, French horn

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Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Tamás Markovics, trombone
Tamas Markovics, bass trombonist, was born in Budapest, Hungary. Before coming to the United States, Tamas was a member of the King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra, one of Hungary's most promising orchestras. Tamas was accepted to Bard College Conservatory of Music in 2009, where he studies with Denson Paul Pollard. In 2011, he was the winner of the Conservatory's Concerto Competition and was offered the opportunity to play two solo concerts with the American Symphony Orchestra. Besides playing music in the Conservatory, Tamas is currently working on his Senior Project that will discuss the importance of solar energy in reducing air pollution in China.
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Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital:Emma Schmiedecke, cello
Cellist Emma Schmiedecke is a graduating senior at the Bard Conservatory of Music at Bard College where she studies with Peter Wiley, Luis Garcia-Renart and Sophie Shao as recipient of the George Martin-Hans Thatcher Clarke Scholarship for Cello.  Most recently Emma was a visiting artist at The Banff Centre in Canada where she coached with composer John Corigliano on his Fancy on a Bach Air for Solo Cello which she performed on a retrospective concert of Corigliano’s works, opening The Banff Centre’s Music for a Summer Evening concert series. While at Banff, Emma also participated in chamber music performances with violinist Barry Shiffman and violist Steve Dann, and was the featured cellist on the recording of international opera/pop soprano Measha Brüggergosman’s forthcoming holiday album. Emma also attended the Oxford Cello School where she was the Christopher Bunting Scholar two years consecutively. As guest soloist Emma has performed with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic and the Bravura Philharmonic, and as a recitalist has appeared at Beattie Powers Place in Catskill, New York, as well as on various music series in New Jersey and on New Hampshire Public Television. Other appearances include recitals at the Richard B. Fisher Center with violinist Helena Baillie and violist Marka Gustavsson of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as transcribed for string trio, the preparation and presentation of which was filmed for the documentary Bach Among Us which has been seen worldwide.
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Sunday, May 11, 2014, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Caitlin Majewski, violin

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Sunday, May 11, 2014, 3:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital:Wei Peng, viola

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Sunday, May 11, 2014, 7:00 pm, Olin Hall
Degree Recital: Jiazhi Wang, violin
Chinese native violinist Jiazhi Wang, has been playing violin since the age of four. Her father was her first teacher. In 2002, Jiazhi began her studies at the music school at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She received a scholarship for violin studies every semester, and was ranked as the best violinist of her class at the Central Conservatory of Music matriculation auditions in 2008. Jiazhi entered the Bard College Conservatory of Music in 2008, where she is currently studying violin with Weigang Li and Shmuel Ashkenasi.  Her second major is Italian Studies. She has participated in numerous master classes and music festivals including the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival as a performing associate for Weigang Li. Her quartet at Bard has collaborated with Bill T. Jones Dance/Arnie Zane Dance Company. As an orchestra player, she has participated in Bowdoin Festival Orchestra as second violin section principal, Korean summer school orchestra as concertmaster under Maestro Nanse Gum, and as assistant concertmaster in New York String Orchestra Seminar under maestro Jaime Laredo in 2012. Jiazhi was a 3rd prize winner of China young artists competition in 2005, a winner of the Bard College Conservatory concerto competition in 2010 and semifinalist of the Sendai International Violin Competition in 2010, and she has performed as a soloist with China orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the American Symphony Orchestra.
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Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Bence Botar, bass

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Noon Concert  
Bard College Conservatory of Music students in concert.
Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 6:00 pm, Olin Hall
Non-degree recital: Zi Ye, viola

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:00 pm, Olin Hall
Degree recital: Peter Blaga, tuba

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Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Elizabeth Cohen, soprano

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Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Devony Smith, soprano

Soprano Devony Smith, a Northern California native, is a 2012 graduate of Pepperdine University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance. At Pepperdine, Devony participated in both opera and theater productions, including the roles of Ilene Molloy in Hello Dolly, Meg March in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Mother Jones in The Kentucky Cycle, and chorus roles in La Boheme, Die Zauberflöte, and Sweeney Todd.  In 2009 and 2011, Devony studied opera and German in Heidelberg, Germany, and participated in Songfest in 2010. She is currently a student of Edith Bers. Her favorite moments are spent outdoors—hiking, running, climbing and swimming. 


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Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Conservatory Sundays: Conservatory Orchestra
Suggested donation: $20 (orchestra seating); $15 (parterre / first balcony); free to the Bard community with ID




Conducted by music director Leon Botstein and featuring pianist Peter Serkin, the program includes Bohuslav Martinů’s Memorial to Lidice for orchestra and Thunderbolt; Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major; and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.  Website

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Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3:00 pm, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Conservatory Sundays
Conducted by music director Leon Botstein and featuring pianist Peter Serkin, the program includes Bohuslav Martinů’s Memorial to Lidice for orchestra and Thunderbolt; Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major; and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:30 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Degree Recital: Eszter Ficsor, flute

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