The Orchestra Now (TŌN) Opens Fifth Season at the Fisher Center at Bard
Fifth Season Presents Concert Series at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Fisher Center at Bard, and Four Free Concerts in New York City and Beyond
World Premiere of Zhou Long’s Men of Iron and the Golden Spike
U.S. Premieres of Galina Ustvolskaya’s Symphonic Poem No. 1, César Franck’s What You Hear on the Mountain, Zhou Long’s Classic of Mountains and Seas, and Egon Wellesz’s Prospero’s Incantations; and NYC Premieres of Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah and Cindy McTee’s Double Play
Rare Performances of Honegger’s Rugby and Symphony No. 1, Mitropoulos’s Concerto Grosso, d’Indy’s Symphony on a French Mountain Air, and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 7, Sinfonia Antartica
Guest Artists Include Conductors Tan Dun, Hans Graf, and Leonard Slatkin; Pianists Anna Polonsky and Blair McMillen; Violinist Xinran Li, Soprano Paulina Swierczek, and Baritone Michael Nagy
The Orchestra Now’s residency at Bard College’s Fisher Center renews with 13 performances of seven different programs, all conducted by music director Leon Botstein. The opening night program, “Copland & Strauss,” Saturday, September 14, features the U.S. premiere of Ustvolskaya’s 1948 work Symphonic Poem No. 1, originally titled The Light of the Steppes; and Strauss’s Four Songs with Canadian soprano Paulina Swierczek, a winner of Bard Conservatory’s concerto competition. Tickets are priced at $25–$35; subscriptions are available. Tickets may be purchased online at fishercenter.bard.edu, by calling the Fisher Center at 845-758-7900, or at the Fisher Center box office in the lobby of the Sosnoff Theater.
For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.
Post Date: 09-09-2019