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Bard Music Program Offers Five Concerts in December

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Music Program at Bard College is offering five concerts in December. For further information, call 845-758-7250 (except as noted below).


On Tuesday, December 4, in Bard Hall at 7:30 p.m., the Naumburg Award–winning Da Capo Chamber Players (flutist Patricia Spencer, clarinetist Meighan Stoops, violinist David Bowlin, cellist André Emelianoff, and pianist Blair McMillen) perform a selection of new compositions and orchestrations by Bard students. This program is coordinated by Blair McMillen, who teaches at Bard.


The Bard College Jazz Big Band and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble present a concert on Monday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m. in room N211 of Blum Hall. Bard associate music professor Thurman Barker conducts, with Pamela Pentony directing the ensemble.


On Wednesday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m. in Sosnoff Theater of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, the Bard College Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers, directed by Bard associate professor of music James Bagwell, perform Bach’s Cantata 21 (“Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis”) and Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major. Featured vocal soloists are tenor Rufus Müller and bass Arthur Burrows. Admission is $5 (free for Bard students and children 12 and under). For further information, call the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900.


On Monday, December 17, at 8:00 p.m. in Blum Hall, the Music Program presents a performance by the Bard College Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, directed by Marina Rosenfeld.


On Tuesday, December 18, at 8:00 p.m. in Olin Hall, the Bard College Orchestra, conducted by Nathan Madsen, perform Gluck’s “Dance of the Blessed Spirits,” from Orpheus; Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; Boccherini’s Sinfonia No. 18 in F; and Bard professor Joan Tower’s Made in America.


Seating for all concerts is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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This event was last updated on 12-18-2007