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Bard's Fisher Center Presents the Conservatory Orchestra in Concert on Thursday, May 31

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard College Conservatory of Music presents the Conservatory Orchestra in concert, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. The performance takes place in the Sosnoff Theater of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, on Thursday, May 31 at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at or call 845-758-7900.

The program includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor; Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat major for two pianos; and the world premiere of Conservatory alumnus Shen Yiwen’s The Sorrowful Song of Drunken Exaltation. Soloists for the performance include Ming Aldrich-Gan and Wei Zhou, piano; and Julia Bullock, soprano.

This special free concert is given in preparation for the Conservatory Orchestra’s tour of China in June. The Bard Music Festival and Bard College Conservatory of Music join forces to launch a concert tour that will take them to premiere venues in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, and Wuhan. Drawing on 22 years’ experience with the annual Bard Music Festival—devoted each year to the exploration of the world of a single composer—the tour merges the fresh talent of the Bard Conservatory with the Bard Music Festival tradition of innovative programming.

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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 graduate programs in vocal arts, led by renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, and in conducting, led by Harold Farberman, as well as a Postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship, directed by Frank Corliss.


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May 17, 2012


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