Led by internationally renowned conductor Leon Botstein, and Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer/conductor Tan Dun, the Bard Philharmonic Orchestra has collaborated with some of the world's most respected conductors, including Fabio Luisi, Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Järvi, Gerard Schwarz, JoAnn Falletta, Hans Graf, Marcelo Lehninger, and more.
Music Director of Bard Conservatory and The Orchestra Now
President of Bard College
Leon Botstein has been music director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992. This year he becomes conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where he had served as music director since 2003. He is also the founder and co-artistic director of the Bard Music Festival, now in its 21st year. He has been president of Bard College in New York since 1975.
Dean of Bard Conservatory
The world-renowned artist and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador Tan Dun, has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions.