Bard Fisher Center Presents The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts presents The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra in concert at the Sosnoff Theater on Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the Conservatory Orchestra will perform a program that includes Harold Farberman’s Suite from The Great American Cowboy; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major; Max Reger’s Four Tone Poems after Boecklin; and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (“Pathétique”). The concert is part of the Conservatory Sundays series, and 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). The minimum donation for orchestra seating is $5. Seating location for tickets reserved without a donation will be assigned by the Box Office. For ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at fishercenter.bard.edu or call 845-758-7900.
Conservatory Sundays continues on Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. with “Winter Songfest,” a festive holiday celebration with acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw and students of the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program.
On Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m., the Conservatory Orchestra performs Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphoses, Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, and Serge Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. The orchestra will be conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, winner of the 2014 Solti Conducting Award and one of the fast-rising stars of the conducting world.
For additional information about The Bard College Conservatory of Music please go to the website at bard.edu/conservatory/.
About The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
Named for the late Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees, the Fisher Center has become an influential force in performing arts programming, earning critical acclaim for innovative productions of opera, orchestral, chamber, dance, and theater programs. The Center was designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry and distinguished acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, and has received international praise for its breathtaking architecture and superb sound.
Each summer the Fisher Center presents the Bard SummerScape festival, eight weeks of performing arts programs reflecting the life and times of the featured composer of the esteemed Bard Music Festival, now celebrating its 25th year. Fall and spring seasons include original productions, special one-night-only concerts, and touring artists from around the globe.
The Fisher Center is home to the Bard College Theater & Performance and Dance Programs, providing students access to exceptional theater facilities and opportunities to work with professional directors and dramaturges on publicly attended productions throughout the year. Live Arts Bard, a residency and commissioning program, is a laboratory for professional artists in theater, dance, and performance to test ideas and develop new projects, many of which premiere at the Fisher Center. The Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Bard College Music Program stage regular orchestral and chamber concerts.
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