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American Symphony Orchestra and Fisher Center present

American Symphony Orchestra
Concert Three

Friday, April 19, 2013

[American Symphony OrchestraConcert Three] Photo by Steve Sherman
Photo by Steve Sherman

Conducted by Leon Botstein, Music Director
7 pm Preconcert Talk by Christopher H. Gibbs
8 pm Performance

Tickets: $25, 30, 35, 40 

Program Notes

Founded in 1962 by legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, the American Symphony Orchestra continues its mission to demystify orchestral music, and make it accessible and affordable to everyone. Under music director Leon Botstein, the ASO has pioneered what the Wall Street Journal called “a new concept in orchestras,” presenting concerts in the Vanguard Series at Carnegie Hall curated around various themes from the visual arts, literature, politics, and history, and unearthing rarely performed masterworks for well-deserved revival. The ASO is the resident orchestra of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it appears in a winter subscription series as well as Bard’s annual SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival.

In addition to many albums released on the Telarc, New World, Bridge, Koch, and Vanguard labels, live performances by the American Symphony are now available for digital download. In many cases, these are the only existing recordings of some of the rare works that have been rediscovered in ASO performances.

Featured soloists include Peter Blaga, tuba; David Nagy, bassoon; and Renata Rakova, clarinet—winners of the 2011 Bard College Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition.

Concert Three

Richard Wagner
Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts I and III

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Die Walküre: Act I
Julie Makerov, soprano
Richard Cox, tenor
Peter Volpe, bass

Programs and performances are subject to change.


For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail fishercenter@bard.edu,
or visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater