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The Fisher Center Presents the Conservatory Orchestra in Sunday Matinee Concert

Eleanor Davis
 Image Credit: Cory Weaver
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts presents The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra in concert at the Sosnoff Theater on Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the Conservatory Orchestra will perform a program that includes Rossini’s Overture to William Tell; Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141. The concert is part of the Conservatory Sundays series, and all proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund of The Bard College Conservatory of Music. Suggested donations are $20 (orchestra seating) and $15 (parterre/first balcony). The minimum donation for orchestra seating is $5. Seating location for tickets reserved without a donation will be assigned by the Box Office. For ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at or call 845-758-7900.

The Conservatory Sundays concert series continues with the Conservatory Orchestra performing on Sunday, December 8, with Jeffrey Kahane, guest conductor and pianist. The program includes Chausson’s Poème, for violin and orchestra, Op. 25, with Sabrina Tabby ’14; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58; and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.

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Leon Botstein has been music director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992 and was music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003 to 2010. He is also the founder and artistic codirector of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival, entering its 25th year. He has been president of Bard College in New York since 1975.

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.

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October 10, 2013

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This event was last updated on 10-10-2013