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Europe 2014 Tour Press

About the Bard Music Festival

“Brave and brainy” —Newsday

“A hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure” —New York Times

“Part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit” —New York Times

“Over the last two decades the Bard Music Festival has become one of New York’s premier summer destinations for adventurous music lovers. A stimulating fantasy camp for armchair musicologists, the festival gives concertgoers the chance to absorb and discuss uncommon works presented within a lively context of scholarly perspectives.”—New York Times

About the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

“Mr. Botstein … elicited considerable beauty and power from his players. “  —New York Times

 “From the first notes it was obvious that these young players understood what was to come…This was easily the most moving performance of this amazing piece [Shostakovich Symphony No. 5] that I have heard. Special credit goes, of course, to Botstein, but he had the help of some magnificent playing…” —Boston Music Intelligencer

“…the Bard program is a success. All the performances were not only technically polished, but emotionally satisfying and intelligently interpreted.” —Reading Eagle

About Bard SummerScape

“Bard College’s SummerScape festival, housed in Frank Gehry’s Bilbao-in-the-woods, is only three years old, but it has quickly become one of the major upstate festivals.”
New Yorker

“The most important American music festival since Lincoln Center started its summer festival.” — Los Angeles Times

“One of the most intellectually stimulating of all American summer festivals.”—Wall Street Journal

“Seven weeks of cultural delight” —International Herald Tribune