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Fisher Center
Fisher Center

Undergraduate Program

Orchestra

The growth gained by rehearsing and performing music with peers in large ensemble is an irreplaceable part of any orchestral musician's education. Bard places considerable emphasis upon this aspect of the Conservatory experience, participation in orchestra required of all performance majore. The Bard Conservatory Orchestra rehearses twice a week and performs at least twice each semester in the beautiful and acoustically superb Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Under the direction of its music director, Leon Botstein, and frequent guest conductors, the orchestra performs the core works of the symphonic repertoire plus new compositions.