The Bard Music Festival
In June 2014, the Orchestra of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, conducted by Leon Botstein, will tour major European cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Berlin, Warsaw, Vienna, Bratislava, and Prague. Two programs are offered: one, Copland and His World, featuring a Martinů-Bartók-Copland program with pianist Peter Serkin as soloist in the Third Piano Concerto of Bartók; and a second program, Shostakovich and His World, with soprano Dawn Upshaw as soloist in Lutoslawski’s, Chantesfleurs et Chantesfables, as well as the Shostakovich Symphony No. 15, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and Siegfried’s Funeral Music from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.
Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra
Leon Botstein, music director
The tour incorporates key aspects of the annual Bard Music Festival, now in its twenty-fifth year. In selected tour cities, panel discussions, pre-concert lectures, and performances of chamber music will supplement the orchestra concerts.
Bard is also offering 6 and 14 day patron tours to those interested in accompanying the orchestra, music director Botstein, and faculty on this exciting concert tour. For more information about the patron tour please click here.
June 2014 Tour Schedule
June 7 Warsaw - Polish National Concert Hall, presented by the Warsaw Philharmonic
June 9 St. Petersburg - Mariinsky Theatre,presented by the Mariinsky Theatre as part of The White Nights Festival.
June 11 Moscow - Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, presented by the Moscow Conservatory.
June 14 Budapest - Great Hall, Liszt Academy, presented by Liszt Academy
June 17 Bratislava - Slovak Radio Symphony Concert Hall, presented by Prague Concert Company.
June 18 Vienna - Konzerthaus, presented by Jeunesse Musicale
June 21 Prague - Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall, presented by Prague Concert Company.
June 23 Berlin - Konzerthaus, presented by Bard College Berlin.