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The Bard Conservatory of Music Orchestra Performs Sunday Matinee Concert

Mother’s Day Program Features Strauss’s Don Quixote and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Eleanor Davis
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra performs a concert at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Sosnoff Theater on Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the Conservatory Orchestra performs Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote, Op. 35, ‘Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character,’ with cello soloist Emily Munstedt, winner of the 2017 Conservatory Concerto Competition; and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. All proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund of The Bard College Conservatory of Music. Suggested donations for all Conservatory Sundays programs are $20 (orchestra seating) and $15 (parterre/first balcony. In celebration of Mother’s Day, mothers can receive complimentary tickets by using code MOM online at or by telephone at 845-758-7900. For additional ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at or call 845-758-7900.

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About the Artists

Cello soloist Emily Munstedt is a third-year student at the Bard College Conservatory of Music where she studies with Peter Wiley. A winner of the 2017 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, she holds the Conservatory’s Mischa Schneider Scholarship. Her second major is political studies. In her home state of Massachusetts, Emily began studying cello at the age of four under Andrew Mark, and graduated from the Walnut Hill School of the Arts in Boston where she studied with Mickey Katz. She has participated in many festivals including Domaine Forget, the Castleman Quartet Program, Red Rocks Chamber Music Festival, and the Virginia Tech Festival.
Recognized as one of the finest conservatories in the United States, The Bard College
Conservatory of Music, founded in 2005, is guided by the principle that young
musicians should be broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences to achieve their
greatest potential. All undergraduates complete two degrees over a five-year period: a
bachelor of music and a bachelor of arts in a field other than music. The Conservatory
Orchestra has performed twice at Lincoln Center, and has completed three international
concert tours: in June 2012 to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; in June 2014 to Russia
and six cities in Central and Eastern Europe; and in June 2016, to three cities in Cuba.


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This event was last updated on 05-02-2018