Bard Music Festival Presents
Program Nine • Whose 20th Century?
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
In Program Nine, Bard presents a sampling of the extraordinarily diverse array of musical styles and approaches on offer in 1930.
These range from the experimentalism of Henry Cowell’s avant-garde theater piece Atlantis, which only received its New York premiere under Botstein’s leadership in 2010, to Grofé’s more accessible tone poem Grand Canyon Suite, a one-time audience favorite; the Suite from Shostakovich’s satirical, politically charged ballet, The Golden Age; Respighi’s orchestral transcriptions of Rachmaninoff’s Études-tableaux; and the Russian composer’s own accomplished but seldom-performed Fourth Piano Concerto, with celebrated Rachmaninoff interpreter Zlata Chochieva as soloist.
7 pm Preconcert Talk
8 pm Performance: Zlata Chochieva, piano; The Orchestra Now / Leon Botstein, music director; and others
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40 (1927)
Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936)
From Five Ètudes-tableaux (orchestral transcriptions; 1930)
Ferde Grofé (1892–1972)
Grand Canyon Suite (1931)
Dimtri Shostakovich (1906–75)
From Suite from The Golden Age, Op. 22b (1929–30)
Henry Cowell (1897–1965)
For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail [email protected],
or visit https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/whose-20th-century/.
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater