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American Symphony Orchestra and Fisher Center present

American Symphony Orchestra 
Concert One

Saturday, October 26, 2013

[American Symphony Orchestra Concert One] Photo by Cory Weaver
Photo by Cory Weaver

Conducted by Leon Botstein, Music Director

7 pm Preconcert Talk by Peter Laki
8 pm Performance

Tickets: $25, 30, 35, 40 

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. At Bard College, the ASO appears in an annual winter subscription series at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, and also takes part in the Bard Music Festival and SummerScape.


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 for the ASO’s fall-spring season include Bard College Conservatory of Music students and Concerto  Competition winners Fanya Wyrick-Flax, Dongfang Ouyang, and Zhi Ma.

Concert One

Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka

Avner Dorman
Piccolo Concerto
Fanya Wyrick-Flax ’13, piccolo

Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 ("Reformation")

Running time for this concert is approximately one hour and 25 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission.

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