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The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Bard Orchestra Spring Concert

Eleanor Davis
 Image Credit: Teresa Cheung, conductor.

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts presents the Bard Orchestra’s Spring Concert in the Sosnoff Theater on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary. For more information, call the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900, or go to

Under the direction of Teresa Cheung, the Bard College Orchestra’s Spring Concert will feature soloists Lila Low-Beinart, piano and Stefany Samiento, violin.  The program includes Academic Overture, Johannes Brahms; Petite Suite, Claude Debussy; Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22, Camille Saint-Saëns; Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (Gypsy Airs), Pablo de Sarasate; and Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia.

Equally at home with orchestral and vocal genres, Teresa Cheung is in frequent demand for symphonic, choral, and operatic productions in the US and Canada. Guest conducting appearances have led her to the American Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Mobile Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Stamford Symphony. Aside from maintaining an active schedule with professional orchestras, Cheung often appears as conductor for All State/County Orchestra Festivals, and has been a clinician for Lincoln Center’s “Meet The

Artist” program since 2007. The 2011-2012 season marks Cheung’s forth season as the music director and conductor of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, as well as the resident conductor for the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City. Since 2004 she has been the assistant conductor for the Bard Music Festival and SummerScape, serving as rehearsal conductor for their opera and concert productions. Some of the most outstanding examples of her work include the 2010’s highly acclaimed U.S. premiere of Franz Schreker’s Der ferne Klang, the first U.S. fully-staged production of Robert Schumann’s Genoveva in 2006, and the 2004 production of Mark Blitzstein’s Regina. Cheung was recently appointed conductor for the Bard College Orchestra. 

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April 23, 2012


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