Orchestra Tours

Orchestra Tours

The Bard Conservatory Orchestra, in partnership with the Bard Music Festival, gives international concert tours every other year. In 2012 the orchestra made a three-week tour of greater China, performing in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan and Guangzhou. In June 2014 the Conservatory orchestra did a three-week concert tour of Europe with performances in Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague and Berlin. For more information about past and future tours please click on the links below:In non-tour years the orchestra performs concerts in the United States at such venues as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA.

About the Bard Music Festival

Artistic Directors

  • Leon Botstein
  • Christopher H. Gibbs
  • Robert Martin

Executive Director

  • Irene Zedlacher

Associate Director

  • Raissa St. Pierre ’87
Founded in 1990, the Bard Music Festival has established its unique identity in the classical concert field by presenting programs that, through performance and discussion, place selected works in the cultural and social context of the composer’s world. Programs of the Bard Music Festival offer a point of view.

About the Bard Conservatory Orchestra

The Bard Conservatory Orchestra consists of 90 gifted students drawn from around the world. With its music director Leon Botstein it has performed twice at Lincoln Center in New York, at Sanders Theater at Harvard, and in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjing, Guangzhou, and Wuhan during a three-week concert tour of Asia. The Bard College Conservatory of Music, founded in 2005 as a special five-year double-degree program within Bard College, has a world-class faculty that includes soprano Dawn Upshaw, pianist Peter Serkin, and violinists Weigang Li and Ida Kavafian, to name just a few.