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The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Performs at Daniel Arts Center on December 3

Featuring Works by Beethoven, Mahler, and Ives

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Bard College Conservatory of Music presents the Conservatory Orchestra performing in concert at the McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, on the Simon’s Rock campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The performance is on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary. For more information, call 413-644-4400.

Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3; Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.; and Ives’s Decoration Day and “Fourth of July.” The concert will be performed by the students of The Bard College Conservatory of Music, with Frances Lee, piano.

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. 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, the Conservatory offers a graduate program in vocal arts, led by renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw; graduate programs in orchestral and choral conducting, codirected by James Bagwell, Leon Botstein, and Harold Farberman; a postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship, directed by Frank Corliss; and a Preparatory Division for students ages 3–18.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College is a small, selective, supportive, intensive college of the liberal arts and sciences in the middle of the Berkshires, one of the nation’s cultural and natural treasures. All 400 students are enrolled after 10th or 11th grade in high school. Simon’s Rock provides a broad-minded, paradigm-shifting education; faculty trained in the country’s best universities; inspired and inspiring classes; first-class facilities for the sciences, the arts, and athletics; and an astonishing range of opportunities for conducting specialized research and gaining hands-on experience. The school offers 43 concentrations, many of them interdisciplinary; and the academic program leads to an A.A. or a B.A. degree. Simon’s Rock was founded by Elizabeth Blodgett Hall in 1966. In 1979 it became part of Bard College (established in 1860), one of the country’s outstanding liberal arts colleges, located 50 miles away, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


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This event was last updated on 11-10-2011