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The Bard College Conservatory of Music Vocal Arts Program Presents
"The Lordly Hudson"

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – “The Lordly Hudson,” a concert of songs and vocal chamber music celebrating the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River will be performed on Wednesday, September 30, at 8:00 p.m. at Bard College’s Olin Hall. The program includes Ned Rorem's "The Lordly Hudson," as well as other songs from the vocal repertoire on the topic of rivers. The concert is presented by the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Dawn Upshaw, artistic director, and is free and open to the public. For further information, call 845-758-7196.

The Graduate Vocal Arts Program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music is a unique Master of Music program in vocal performance. Designed and conceived by the renowned American soprano Dawn Upshaw, it was created to prepare the young singer to meet the special artistic and practical challenges of a music career in the 21st century. This two-year Master of Music degree balances a respect for established repertory and expressive techniques with the flexibility and curiosity needed to keep abreast of evolving musical ideas. It also includes a strong practical component with seminars and classes on career skills led by some of the leading figures in arts management and administration.

The mission of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is to provide the best possible preparation for a person dedicated to a life immersed in the creation and performance of music. Now completing its fourth year, the conservatory features a unique double degree program in which all undergraduate conservatory students receive a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in another field. In addition to the program in Vocal Arts, led by renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, the conservatory also offers graduate programs in Conducting, led by Harold Farberman, as well as a Post-Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship, directed by Frank Corliss.

The “The Lordly Hudson” is part of the Conservatory Concerts and Lectures series presented by The Bard College Conservatory of Music. For further information about the lecture and concert series, go to, or call 845-758-7196.

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This event was last updated on 09-25-2009