THE ORCHESTRA NOW LIVESTREAMS TWO FREE SYMPHONIC CONCERTS THIS SPRING, FEATURING WORKS BY TANIA LEÓN, BERNSTEIN, STRAVINSKY, MENDELSSOHN, AND A BELATED BEETHOVEN CELEBRATION APRIL 10 AND MAY 1, 2021

Guest Soloists are Violinists Adele Anthony and Zongheng Zhang, Pianists Blair McMillen and Shai Wosner, and Cellist Peter Wiley

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, March 16, 2021 Music director Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now in two spring concerts livestreamed FREE from the Fisher Center at Bard on April 10 and May 1, an exciting return to performing symphonic works with a larger orchestra on stage. The April 10 program features Tania León’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated work Ácana, alongside music by Bernstein, Stravinsky, and Mendelssohn. The May 1 performance is the first concert of a belated two-part tribute to Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The second part will be performed by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra on May 8.

On April 10, Leon Botstein conducts TŌN in Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony and Bernstein’s Serenade featuring violinist Zongheng Zhang, a winner of the 2020 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with pianist Blair McMillen, hailed by The New York Times as “prodigiously accomplished and exciting,” and the 2008 work Ácana by Cuban-born composer, conductor, and educator Tania León. León’s honors include an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and commissions from the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, among many others.

On May 1, Leon Botstein will lead the Orchestra in the first of two concerts dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven. After the pandemic shutdown, many celebrations planned for the 250th anniversary of his birth were cancelled. The first program in the Belated Beethoven Birthday Celebration series presents the composer’s beloved 5th and 7th Symphonies, as well as his Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano featuring Australian-American violinist Adele Anthony, first-prize winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in 1996; cellist Peter Wiley, a member of the Beaux Arts Trio from 1987 to 1998; and internationally acclaimed pianist Shai Wosner. The commemoration continues on May 8 at 8PM with Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory and Symphonies No. 3 and 4, performed by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra.

Mendelssohn & Bernstein
Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8PM ET
The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
Zongheng Zhang, violin (Bard class of 2021)
Blair McMillen, piano
Tania León: Ácana
Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”

Access: Free concert, with a suggested donation of $25-50. RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on TŌN’s digital portal STAY TŌNED, starting on April 15.

Belated Beethoven Birthday Celebration (Part I*)
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8PM ET
The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
Adele Anthony, violin
Peter Wiley, cello
Shai Wosner, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Access: Free concert, with a suggested donation of $25-50. RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on TŌN’s digital portal STAY TŌNED, starting on May 6.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Stuart Stritzler-Levine, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Emeritus Dean of Bard College, who passed away on May 1, 2020. Stritzler-Levine joined the Bard faculty in 1964 and devoted 56 years of continuous service to the College.

*Part 2 of the Beethoven celebration will be presented on May 8 at 8PM and performed by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra.

STAY TŌNED
Since March 2020, TŌN has presented more than 100 audio and video streams on STAY TŌNED, its new portal regrouping of all digital initiatives. Audio content is offered every Tuesday and videos every Thursday. The events feature weekly new and archived audio and video recordings that comprise recitals, chamber music, and symphonic programs, including collaborations with the Bard Music Festival that are also available on the Fisher Center at Bard’s virtual stage, UPSTREAMING. Much of the content is also available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Bard College Covid-19 Measures and Safety
To adapt to current circumstances, Bard College created detailed protocols for testing and screening, daily monitoring of symptoms, contact tracing, quarantine practices, and physical distancing in the classroom and across the Bard campus. This includes specific protocols for musicians campus-wide in both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 72 vibrant young musicians from 14 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including the Yale School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Academy of Music, and the Eastman School of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The Orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where it performs multiple concerts each season and takes part in the annual Bard Music Festival. It also performs regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Hans Graf, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include two albums of piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Buried Alive with baritone Michael Nagy, released on Bridge Records in August 2020, includes the first recording in almost 60 years—and only the second recording ever—of Othmar Schoeck’s song-cycle Lebendig begraben. Upcoming releases include an album of piano concertos with Orion Weiss on Bridge Records. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic co-director of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975. He was the music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003–11 and is now conductor laureate. In 2018, he assumed artistic directorship of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria. Mr. Botstein is also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the globe, has made numerous recordings, and is a prolific author and music historian. He is editor of the prestigious The Musical Quarterly and has received many honors for his contributions to music. More info online at LeonBotstein.com.

 

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

 

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THE ORCHESTRA NOW LIVESTREAMS TWO FREE CONCERTS FROM THE FISHER CENTER AT BARD WITH CONDUCTORS ANDRÉS RIVAS AND ZACHARY SCHWARTZMAN MARCH 7 AND 20, 2021

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, February 26, 2021The Orchestra Now (TŌN) continues its spring 2021 season with two free concerts livestreamed from the Fisher Center at Bard, featuring assistant conductor Andrés Rivas on March 7, and resident conductor Zachary Schwartzman on March 20. Works on both concerts, ranging from rarely performed music for string orchestra to Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor, Arvo Pärt’s memorial for composer Benjamin Britten and Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite after Bizet’s beloved opera, will be prefaced with brief remarks by TŌN musicians.

On March 7, TŌN assistant conductor Andrés Rivas will lead the Orchestra in four works for string orchestra. English composer Bruce Montgomery used his talents in several genres. After starting out as a composer of choral and vocal music, he wrote a number of TV and film scores for the infamous British comedy series Carry On and authored a series of mystery novels under the pseudonym Edmund Crispin. His Concertino for String Orchestra will be performed as part of the program. American composer and cellist Victor Herbert, a founder of ASCAP, was primarily known for his many successful Broadway operettas, but also wrote a collection of seldom-heard orchestral works, including his Romantic five-movement Serenade for String Orchestra. In addition, the concert will offer Music for Strings by Swedish composer Ingvar Lidholm, who won the 1968 Salzburg Opera Prize for his TV opera Holländarn (“The Dutchman”); and the 1934 piece Impresión nocturna from award-winning Spanish composer and violinist Andrés Gaos, whose rarely heard works often have elements of popular music. Venezuelan conductor and violinist Andrés Rivas, given the baton by Gustavo Dudamel for a concert celebrating the 36th anniversary of El Sistema in Venezuela, will explore the program in a special Zoom seminar on Monday, March 1 at 7 PM.

On March 20, TŌN resident conductor Zachary Schwartzman will lead an arrangement of orchestral music from Bizet‘s classic opera Carmen by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin in advance of his 90th birthday in December 2022. Noted for his wide-ranging compositional style, Shchedrin’s works display components spanning the avant-garde and neo-Classicism as well as folk and jazz. His music for the Carmen Suite is a one-act ballet composed for his wife, a prima ballerina. The program will also feature Swiss composer Frank Martin’s most recognized work, Petite symphonie concertante; Arvo Pärt’s Cantus for string orchestra and bell, written in memory of composer Benjamin Britten, whom Pärt very much admired; and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G minor. Conductor and Grammy-nominated recording artist Zachary Schwartzman will offer musical insights on the concert in a Zoom seminar on Thursday, March 11 at 7 PM.

The next two concerts will take place on April 10 and May 1 and will be led by music director Leon Botstein.

Music for String Orchestra
Sunday, March 7 at 2 PM
Andrés Rivas, conductor
Bruce Montgomery: Concertino for String Orchestra
Andrés Gaos: Impresión nocturna
Victor Herbert: Serenade for String Orchestra
Ingvar Lidholm: Music for Strings

Access: Free concert, with a suggested donation of $15-35. RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on TŌN’s digital portal STAY TŌNED, starting on March 11. RSVP at this link to join the Zoom seminar on Monday, March 1 at 7 PM.

Carmen & Vivaldi
Saturday, March 20 at 8 PM
Zachary Schwartzman, conductor
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156
Frank Martin: Petite symphonie concertante
Renée Anne Louprette, harpsichord
Frank Corliss, piano
Taylor Ann Fleshman TŌN ’22, harp
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Rodion Shchedrin: Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s opera)

Access: Free concert, with a suggested donation of $15-35. RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on TŌN’s digital portal STAY TŌNED, starting on March 25. RSVP at this link to join the Zoom seminar on Thursday, March 11 at 7 PM.

STAY TŌNED
Since March 2020, TŌN has presented more than 100 audio and video streams on STAY TŌNED, its new portal regrouping of all digital initiatives. Audio content is offered every Tuesday and videos every Thursday. The events feature weekly new and archived audio and video recordings that comprise recitals, chamber music, and symphonic programs, including collaborations with the Bard Music Festival that are also available on the Fisher Center at Bard’s virtual stage, UPSTREAMING. Much of the content is also available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Bard College Covid-19 Measures and Safety
To adapt to current circumstances, Bard College created detailed protocols for testing and screening, daily monitoring of symptoms, contact tracing, quarantine practices, and physical distancing in the classroom and across the Bard campus. This includes specific protocols for musicians campus-wide in both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 72 vibrant young musicians from 14 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including the Yale School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Academy of Music, and the Eastman School of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The Orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where it performs multiple concerts each season and takes part in the annual Bard Music Festival. It also performs regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Hans Graf, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include two albums of piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Buried Alive with baritone Michael Nagy, released on Bridge Records in August 2020, includes the first recording in almost 60 years—and only the second recording ever—of Othmar Schoeck’s song-cycle Lebendig begraben. Upcoming releases include an album of piano concertos with Orion Weiss on Bridge Records. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

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THE ORCHESTRA NOW RELEASES A NEW RECORDING ON BRIDGE RECORDS “PIANO PROTAGONISTS: MUSIC FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA” FEATURING PIANIST ORION WEISS

Release Date: March 19, 2021

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, February 8, 2021 – The Orchestra Now (TŌN) has announced the March 19 release of Piano Protagonists: Music for Piano and Orchestra, a new CD on Bridge Records. The new recording features three works for piano and orchestra first performed in concerts at the Bard Music Festival with the “powerful technique and exceptional insight” (The Washington Post) of award-winning American pianist Orion Weiss. The works were conducted by Leon Botstein and subsequently recorded in January 2020 at the Fisher Center at Bard.

The works call for virtuosic pianistic skills and span almost a century of musical Romanticism in which each composer responds to a specific source of inspiration. Korngold was moved by a concert pianist and family friend who suffered a terrible tragedy; Rimsky-Korsakov, inspired by the one-movement concerto form of Liszt, dedicated his concerto to the venerated old master; and Chopin’s variation on a duet from Mozart’s Don Giovanni—his first work for piano and orchestra—became a stepping stone in the young composer’s rise.

Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide. TŌN’s most recent Bridge recording, Buried Alive, was released in August 2020 and features works by Schoeck, Honegger, and Mitropoulos with baritone Michael Nagy. Full discography and additional details on TŌN’s recordings can be found here.

Piano Protagonists: Music for Piano & Orchestra (on Bridge Records)
The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
Orion Weiss, pianist
Korngold: Piano Concerto in C-sharp for one hand, Op. 17
Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op. 30
Chopin: Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” for piano and orchestra, Op. 2

Additional Notes on the Works
Korngold’s Piano Concerto in C-sharp was a 1923 commission from Paul Wittgenstein, who lost an arm in WWI. Wittgenstein premiered the work in Vienna in 1924 with Korngold conducting and held exclusive performing rights until his death in 1961. One of the most notable aspects of Rimsky-Korsakov’s seldom-heard C-sharp minor piano concerto is that the composer was not a pianist. Clearly inspired by and dedicated to Liszt, the short work displays Liszt’s dazzling pianism and also presents folk song melodies that place it in the Russian nationalist camp. Chopin’s variations on Mozart’s beloved duet from Don Giovanni was the composer’s first work for piano and orchestra, written when he was only 17. Chopin’s 1829 Vienna premiere of the work won great acclaim with a performance that moved him into the public spotlight. After hearing the piece in 1831, Robert Schumann—a contemporary and lifelong fan—was famously quoted as saying, “Hats off, gentlemen, a genius.”

Digital files of the recording are available on request for press use.

Orion Weiss
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed to worldwide acclaim with all the major American orchestras, including the Chicago and Boston Symphonies, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics. Also known for his enthusiasm for chamber music, Weiss performs regularly with such artists as violinists James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, and William Hagen; the pianist Shai Wosner; the Ariel, Parker, and Pacifica Quartets and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Weiss has appeared across the U.S. and world at venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, the Ravinia Festival, St. Petersburg White Nights Festival, the Bard Music Festival, Hong Kong Performances, and the Kennedy Center. He has released 15 commercial CDs, among them 5 solo albums. Among his impressive list of honors is a Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at the Juilliard School, and a Recording Foundation Young Artist of the Year Award.

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 72 vibrant young musicians from 14 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including   the Yale School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Academy of Music, and the Eastman School of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The Orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where it performs multiple concerts each season and takes part in the annual Bard Music Festival. It also performs regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Hans Graf, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include two albums of piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Buried Alive with baritone Michael Nagy, released on Bridge Records in August 2020, includes the first recording in almost 60 years—and only the second recording ever—of Othmar Schoeck’s song-cycle Lebendig begraben.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic co-director of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975. He was the music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003–11 and is now conductor laureate. In 2018, he assumed artistic directorship of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria. Mr. Botstein is also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the globe, has made numerous recordings, and is a prolific author and music historian. He is editor of the prestigious The Musical Quarterly and has received many honors for his contributions to music. More info online at LeonBotstein.com.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

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THE ORCHESTRA NOW STARTS ITS 2021 SEASON WITH TWO LIVESTREAMED CONCERTS ON FEBRUARY 7 AND 21

Programs Feature a World Premiere by Sarah Hennies and 
Popcorn Superhet Receiver by Radiohead Bandmember Jonny Greenwood 

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, January 11, 2021 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will begin its 2021 season with two concerts to be livestreamed from the Fisher Center at Bard on February 7 and 21, led by Leon Botstein and James Bagwell respectively. Both programs for string orchestra will offer pieces by underrepresented composers, including a new work by composer/percussionist Sarah Hennies written for the Orchestra and the Bard Music Program, where she is on faculty. Her work is concerned with a variety of musical, sociopolitical, and psychological issues including queer and trans identity, love, intimacy, and psychoacoustics. She was recently profiled in The New York Times about her eclectic musical style, “rife with psychological effects and emotional undercurrents.” Additional rarely-heard music will showcase Popcorn Superhet Receiver, a work by English composer Jonny Greenwood, the lead guitarist and keyboard player of the alternative rock band Radiohead; and Serenade for Strings by the Venezuelan composer, pianist, and singer Teresa Carreño, who played for Abraham Lincoln at the White House in 1863. 

Upcoming highlights in the 2021 season are a concert led by assistant conductor Andrés Rivas (March 7), a performance with resident conductor Zachary Schwartzman (March 20), and two concerts led by music director Leon Botstein (April 10 and May 1).

Schoenberg & Bach
Sunday February 7 at 2 pm
Leon Botstein, conductor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Lutosławski: Funeral Music
Teresa Carreño: Serenade for Strings  
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)

Access: RSVP at theorchestranow.org starting on January 27 to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on TŌN’s digital portal STAY TŌNED, starting on February 11.

New & Classic Works for Strings
Sunday February 21 at 2 pm
James Bagwell, conductor
Sarah Hennies: New Work (World Premiere)
Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Grieg: Holberg Suite

Access: RSVP at theorchestranow.org starting on January 27 to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on STAY TŌNED starting on February 25. 

STAY TŌNED
Since March 2020, TŌN has presented more than 100 audio and video streams on STAY TŌNED, its new portal regrouping of all digital initiatives. Audio content is offered every Tuesday and videos every Thursday. The events feature weekly new and archived audio and video recordings that comprise recitals, chamber music, and symphonic programs, including collaborations with the Bard Music Festival that are also available on the Fisher Center at Bard’s virtual stage, UPSTREAMING. Much of the content is also available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Bard College Covid-19 Measures and Safety
To adapt to current circumstances, Bard College created detailed protocols for testing and screening, daily monitoring of symptoms, contact tracing, quarantine practices, and physical distancing in the classroom and across the Bard campus. This includes specific protocols for musicians campus-wide in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. 

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 72 vibrant young musicians from 14 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and the Curtis Institute of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The Orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where it performs multiple concerts each season and takes part in the annual Bard Music Festival. It also performs regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.” 

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Hans Graf, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include two albums of piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Buried Alive with baritone Michael Nagy, released on Bridge Records in August 2020, includes the first recording in almost 60 years—and only the second recording ever—of Othmar Schoeck’s song-cycle Lebendig begraben. Upcoming releases include an album of piano concertos with Orion Weiss on Bridge Records. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide. 

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic co-director of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975. He was the music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003–11 and is now conductor laureate. In 2018, he assumed artistic directorship of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria. Mr. Botstein is also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the globe, has made numerous recordings, and is a prolific author and music historian. He is editor of the prestigious The Musical Quarterly and has received many honors for his contributions to music. More info online at LeonBotstein.com.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

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The Millbrook Independent: Mind & Heart—The Orchestra Now at Bard

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“On Sunday afternoon at Bard College The Orchestra Now under the baton of Leon Botstein played an interesting live-stream program of music mostly not often played. They opened with a sure favorite, George Frederick Handel’s Water Music. While there were merely twenty-three performers (Handel had fifty), TŌN sounded like fifty players with resonant unity and the exuberant joy which the work demands, echoing long after in one’s ear.

After that delight they played the Chamber Symphony No.1 by Arnold Schoenberg. Not often played, the work offers an introspective plunge. Victor Tόth from Hungary (who introduced the work with pyrotechnic density) excelled with the large bass clarinet. This intensely intricate intellectual journey inward offered vibrant contrast to the sunny extroversion of Handel.

In Silvestre Revueltas’ Cuauhnáhuac, percussive polyrhythms dance to dissonant, chromatic idioms and irregular progressions to achieve a neo-Romantic evocation of a landscape before European Colonialization. The strings in their unity delivered a unified mystery amplified by the flute of Leanna Ginsberg.

Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss, composed in Switzerland as U.S. troops overran Germany, is perhaps the most overtly emotional work that Strauss ever composed. An elegiac lament on the death of German culture, it offers a broad accessibility in its sentiment (much like his famous Alpine Symphony). This all-string transcendent performance certainly went under my skin. Amid the searching pathos, the cellos of Cameron Collins and Lucas Button stood out.” —Kevin T. McEneaney

THE ORCHESTRA NOW ANNOUNCES TWO ADDITIONAL SYMPHONIC CONCERTS TO BE LIVESTREAMED AS PART OF ITS FALL SEASON ON NOVEMBER 1 AND 14, 2020

STAY TŌNED, The Orchestra’s New Digital Platform, Has Featured
More Than 60 Audio and Video Streams Since April 2020

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 23, 2020 The Orchestra Now (TŌN) has announced the addition of two more symphonic concerts to be livestreamed for free as part of its fall season. On November 1, Music Director and Founder Leon Bostein will conduct a program pairing 20th century works by Schoenberg, Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, and R. Strauss with Handel’s Water Music; and on November 14, he will lead the Orchestra in the rarely heard Scherzi musicali by Black American composer Ulysses Kay. The concert will also feature Haydn’s Symphony No. 48 and works by Varèse and Hindemith. The livestreamed concerts are free and will be available for streaming after the performances.

The November concerts follow the Orchestra’s earlier fall livestreamed series Out of the Silence: A Celebration of Music, a four-concert virtual celebration of music showcasing Black composers presented with the Bard Music Festival in September; and the October 17 performance of string concertos by Polish, Czech, and Brazilian composers conducted by Zachary Schwartzman. All concerts will be made available on TŌN’s website. The additional November performances will be the final concerts livestreamed from the Fisher Center at Bard in TŌN’s fall season. The graduate students will finish with their academic courses for the remainder of the semester and then return in February 2021 to continue their academic and musical activities.

STAY TŌNED
TŌN has presented more than 60 audio and video streams since April 2020. They are offered on STAY TŌNED, its new portal regrouping all digital initiatives. The events feature weekly new and archived audio and video recordings showcasing recitals, chamber music, and symphonic programs, including collaborations with the Bard Music Festival that are also available on the Fisher Center at Bard’s virtual stage, UPSTREAMING. Some of the performances, such as the Sunset Serenade series, were performed outdoors for physically distanced audiences. Much of the content is also available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Handel & Strauss
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2 PM
This concert pairs three works from the early 20th century—including R. Strauss’ elegiac Metamorphosen, written in the final months of WWII, and one of Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ earliest orchestral compositions, Cuauhnáhuac—with Handel’s Baroque Water Music Suite, composed for one of King George I’s royal water parties on the River Thames in 1717.
Leon Botstein, conductor
Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
Silvestre Revueltas: Cuauhnáhuac
Strauss: Metamorphosen

ACCESS: RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on STAY TŌNED starting on November 5.

Haydn’s Maria Theresa
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Leon Botstein conducts three 20th-century works that all premiered in the U.S.—including the rarely heard Scherzi musicali by Black American composer Ulysses Kay, who taught at Lehman College in the Bronx for twenty years—along with Haydn‘s regal Maria Theresa Symphony, performed for the Holy Roman Empress in 1773.
Leon Botstein, conductor
Blair McMillen, piano
Varèse: Hyperprism
Hindemith: Concert Music for Piano, Brass, and Harps
Ulysses Kay: Scherzi musicali
Haydn: Symphony No. 48, Maria Theresa

ACCESS: RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on STAY TŌNED starting on November 19.

Bard College Academic Year and Safety
To adapt to current circumstances, Bard College created detailed protocols for testing and screening, daily monitoring of symptoms, contact tracing, quarantine practices, and physical distancing in the classroom and across the Bard campus. This includes specific protocols for musicians campus-wide in both its undergraduate and graduate programs.  TŌN has successfully pivoted its activities to comply and in addition to physically distanced rehearsals, the musicians have resumed their academic coursework. Since August, procedures required a separation of brass and wind instruments from the larger ensemble. Currently, restrictions on winds and brass have been eased, and limited numbers may be added to the Orchestra. This can be credited to Bard’s diligent testing and protocols.

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 72 vibrant young musicians from 14 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and the Curtis Institute of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where they perform multiple concerts each season and take part in the annual Bard Music Festival. They also perform regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Hans Graf, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include two albums of piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Buried Alive with baritone Michael Nagy, released on Bridge Records in August 2020, includes the first recording in almost 60 years—and only the second recording ever—of Othmar Schoeck’s song-cycle Lebendig begraben. Upcoming releases include an album of piano concertos with Orion Weiss on Bridge Records. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide. In 2019, the orchestra’s performance with Vadim Repin was live-streamed on The Violin Channel.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic co-director of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975. He was the music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003–11 and is now conductor laureate. In 2018, he assumed artistic directorship of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria. Mr. Botstein is also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the globe, has made numerous recordings, and is a prolific author and music historian. He is editor of the prestigious The Musical Quarterly and has received many honors for his contributions to music. More info online at LeonBotstein.com.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

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THE ORCHESTRA NOW RELEASES BURIED ALIVE, A NEW RECORDING ON BRIDGE RECORDS

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, August 28, 2020 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) has just released a new CD on Bridge Records titled Buried Alive, recorded at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in November 2019. The Orchestra is led by conductor Leon Botstein and features German baritone Michael Nagy in Othmar Schoeck’s song cycle Buried Alive—adapted from Gottfried Keller’s poem Lebendig begraben—about a man who wakes up to find he has been buried by mistake. This release marks only the second recording ever of Lebendig begraben, since a 1962 recording with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau almost 60 years ago. The album also includes Honegger’s wildly rhythmic Rugby, written to evoke the spirit of the game, and the only known recording of Mitropoulos’ 1929 Concerto Grosso, considered by the composer to be his best work.

All three works on this CD were written in the 1920s, a time of unprecedented experimentation and innovation in all the arts, including music. Composers from Schoenberg to Stravinsky and Bartók to Prokofiev became pioneers of musical modernism and Buried Alive brings together three composers of vastly different backgrounds during that turbulent decade.

Buried Alive, on Bridge Records
Leon Botstein, conductor
Michael Nagy, baritone
The Bard Festival Chorale

Schoeck: Buried Alive
Honegger: Rugby
Mitropoulos: Concerto Grosso

Digital files of the recording are available on request for press use.

To view the full list of TON’s CDs, click here.

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 72 vibrant young musicians from 14 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and the Curtis Institute of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where they perform multiple concerts each season and take part in the annual Bard Music Festival. They also perform regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Hans Graf, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include two albums of piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Buried Alive with baritone Michael Nagy, released on Bridge Records in August 2020, includes the first recording in almost 60 years—and only the second recording ever—of Othmar Schoeck’s song-cycle Lebendig begraben. Upcoming releases include an album of piano concertos with Orion Weiss on Bridge Records. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide. In 2019, the orchestra’s performance with Vadim Repin was live-streamed on The Violin Channel.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic co-director of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975. He was the music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003–11 and is now conductor laureate. In 2018, he assumed artistic directorship of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria. Mr. Botstein is also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the globe, has made numerous recordings, and is a prolific author and music historian. He is editor of the prestigious The Musical Quarterly and has received many honors for his contributions to music. More info online at LeonBotstein.com.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

“STAY TŌNED” WITH THE ORCHESTRA NOW

TŌN OFFERS FREE WEEKLY AUDIO & VIDEO STREAMS ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

LATEST STREAM EVENT IS IVES’ DECORATION DAY
ON TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020

Presentations Include Live-Streamed House Concerts, Music & Interviews from TŌN Musicians at Home, and Audio & Video of Past Performances, Some Never Before Released

Fisher Center at Bard’s UPSTREAMING Series Features TŌN in
Korngold‘s A Passover Psalm, Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Overture to May Night, and More

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, May 26, 2020 —The Orchestra Now (TŌN) keeps the music coming through its new digital initiative STAY TŌNED, a free weekly series of audio and video streams, respectively available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as other musical options that can be enjoyed on multiple platforms from home mask-free. The latest streaming event is an audio performance of Ives’ Decoration Day on Tuesday, May 26. Online content is accessible at theorchestranow.org/stay-toned/ and on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @theorchnow. A detailed schedule follows below.

STAY TŌNED will include more than past performances. TŌN IN will offer new videos being released for the very first time, as well as live-streamed house concerts and interviews with the musicians at home. The new series TŌNality will feature interviews with many of the Orchestra’s graduating musicians. In addition, the Fisher Center at Bard releases new content on its UPSTREAMING virtual stage each Wednesday, often featuring TŌN recordings.

Highlights of STAY TŌNED Streaming Initiatives
Video Flashbacks – Audiences can revisit past TŌN performances by streaming videos online. Recent programs include the April 2019 concert De Profundis: Out of the Depths, with violinist Vadim Repin in the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 3, and the 2018 Sight & Sound event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring baritone Tyler Duncan in Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo.

Audio FlashbacksArchived high-quality audio recording performances by TŌN and scheduled for online streaming include Korngold‘s Cello Concerto in C with soloist Nicholas Canellakis at the 2019 Bard Music Festival, and Reinhold Glière’s Symphony No. 3, Ilya Muromets.

TŌN IN—New Video Releases – New video releases each Thursday will offer a variety of content, including live-streamed house concerts featuring chamber works and solo performances by the musicians, many of whom are roommates in quarantine together; the new series TŌNality, featuring interviews with several of the orchestra’s graduating musicians; and other special performances from home. The Thursday, May 28 release will feature conductor James Bagwell with organist Renée Anne Louprette and TŌN musicians performing two Bach chorales—from St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion—and answering your questions in a live Q&A. It will be accessible on Zoom by registering for the event.

Music From Home – Current and former TŌN musicians share videos from their homes, practicing and playing unique arrangements of popular songs, such as TŌN violinist Gergő Krisztián Tóth playing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” from Havana, Cuba with his wife, singer Yulaysi Tóth Miranda Ferrer.

UPSTREAMING – The Fisher Center at Bard is releasing new content on its UPSTREAMING virtual stage each Wednesday that often feature TŌN recordings. These include Bard Music Festival performances of Korngold‘s A Passover Psalm with soprano Marjorie Owens and the Bard Festival Chorale, performed on August 9, 2019; and Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Overture to May Night and Dubinushka, performed on August 10, 2018.

TŌN on the Radio – The Orchestra’s regular broadcasts on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM–The Classical Network are continuing, as well as appearances on Performance Today, airing on public radio nationwide. Recent broadcasts include Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 and Joachim’s Hamlet Overture on Performance Today and Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony on WMHT. The final concert this season will be Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphony No. 1 and Glière’s Symphony No. 3, Ilya Muromets, on WMHT on June 28 at 6:00 pm ET.

STAY TŌNED also showcases social media and website posts including Meet the Musicians of TŌN, where the Orchestra spotlights various musicians through interviews and personal performances; and Concert Notes & Music, offering program notes from previously scheduled concerts that were written by TŌN’s talented musicians.

Academic Studies Continue
TŌN musicians continued their master’s degree coursework online throughout April and May, and also attended virtual coaching and classes with guest artists from The Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and others. Members took part in weekly webinars led by Leon Botstein and such eminent leaders of the classical music community as conductors Leonard Slatkin, composer Joan Tower, and musicologist Christopher Gibbs. To fulfill Teaching Artist requirements, first- and second-year students served as virtual practice buddies for local middle-school youth in the Red Hook School District, while third-year string students provided virtual coaching to NYC students in the Opportunity Music Project’s Honors Orchestra. TŌN’s 14 third-year masters’ candidates completed Capstone Projects, which are equivalent to a master’s thesis.

Bard Music ConnectsTo stay in contact with their musical community, TŌN musicians take part in Bard Music Connects, a home for online initiatives and content created by all musicians at Bard College, including the Conservatory, the Music Program, and The Orchestra Now. Bard Music Connects can be found on Facebook/Instagram: @BardMusicConnects; Twitter: @BardMusConnects; YouTube; and on the Bard website.

 FLASHBACKS AND TŌN IN STREAMING PROGRAMS SCHEDULE THROUGH JULY, 2020
All audio streams will be uploaded on Tuesdays, and videos on Thursdays. They will be available starting at 11:00 am ET for archived performances, and evenings for live-stream events. Unless otherwise indicated, all programs below are accessible on YouTube.

Tuesday May 26 (audio)
Ives: Decoration Day
Program details available here

Thursday, May 28 at 7 PM on Zoom (Live-Steam video)
Bach: Virtual Universality
Conductor James Bagwell, organist Renée Anne Louprette, and musicians from The Orchestra Now perform two Bach chorales—one from St. John Passion and the other from St. Matthew Passion—and answer your questions in a live Q&A. Register here.

Tuesday, June 2 (audio)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben & Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
Program details available here

Thursday, June 4 (video)
Beethoven: Eroica from home
The musicians of The Orchestra Now pay tribute to their heroes, the front-line workers keeping our communities safe and healthy, with a special at-home performance of Beethoven’s “Heroic” 3rd Symphony, the Eroica.
Program details available here

Tuesday, June 9 (audio)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 1
Program details available here

Thursday, June 11 (video)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Program details available here

Tuesday June 16 (audio)
Still: Afro-American Symphony
Ustvolskaya: Symphonic Poem No. 1
Program details available here for the Still piece, and here for the Ustvolskaya piece

Tuesday, June 30 (audio)
Copland: Symphony No. 3
Program details available here

Tuesday, July 7 (audio)
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Program details available here

Tuesday, July 14 (audio)
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Program details available here

Tuesday, July 21 (audio)
Schubert:  Symphony No. 9
Program details available here

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 65 vibrant young musicians from 12 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Taiwan, Ukraine, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and the Curtis Institute of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where they perform multiple concerts each season and take part in the annual Bard Music Festival. They also perform regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Hans Graf, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include Ferdinand Ries piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Upcoming albums include a second release with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records in the summer of 2020. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide. In 2019, the orchestra’s performance with Vadim Repin was live-streamed on The Violin Channel.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic co-director of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975. He was the music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003–11 and is now conductor laureate. In 2018, he assumed artistic directorship of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria. Mr. Botstein is also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the globe, has made numerous recordings, and is a prolific author and music historian. He is editor of the prestigious The Musical Quarterly and has received many honors for his contributions to music. More info online at LeonBotstein.com.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

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LEONARD SLATKIN LEADS THE ORCHESTRA NOW IN RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONY NO. 2 AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S ROSE THEATER, SUNDAY MARCH 22

Program Includes New York City Premieres of Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah and
Cindy McTee’s Double Play

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, February 24, 2020 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will give the second and final concert this season of its Rose Theater series at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3 pm. Six-time Grammy Award-winner and Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin will guest conduct the Orchestra in the New York City premiere of Kinah, an elegy he wrote for his late parents. The concert marks his first performance with the young musicians of TŌN. The afternoon will also include the New York City premiere of Cindy McTee’s Double Play, a work she dedicated to Slatkin; three short works by Leonard Slatkin’s father, the American violinist Felix Slatkin, founder of the popular Hollywood String Quartet; and Rachmaninoff’s haunting second symphony.

Mr. Slatkin celebrates his 75th birthday year this season by appearing with several of the orchestras he has led over the course of his 50-year career, including the St. Louis, Detroit, Nashville, and National Symphony Orchestras. This season also marks his debuts with the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hannover, and Würth Philharmonic in Künzelsau, Germany. A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Mr. Slatkin continues a vigorous schedule of guest conducting engagements around the world and is active as a composer, author, and educator.

TON Rose Theater Series: Slatkin Conducts Rachmaninoff
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 3 PM
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Cindy McTee: Double Play (NYC Premiere)
Leonard Slatkin: Kinah (NYC Premiere)
Felix Slatkin: Fisher’s Hornpipe
Felix Slatkin: Wistful Haven
Felix Slatkin: Carmen’s Hoe-Down
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Tickets priced at $25–$50 are available online at jazz.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office at Broadway & 60th, Ground Floor.

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 65 vibrant young musicians from 12 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Spain, Ukraine, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and the Curtis Institute of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where they perform multiple concerts each season and take part in the annual Bard Music Festival. They also perform regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. In the 2019–20 season, conductors Leonard Slatkin and Hans Graf will also lead TŌN performances. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include Ferdinand Ries piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Upcoming albums include a second release with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records in the spring of 2020. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide. In 2019, the orchestra’s performance with Vadim Repin was live-streamed on The Violin Channel.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

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THE ORCHESTRA NOW 2020 WINTER-SPRING SEASON

16 CONCERTS AT CARNEGIE HALL, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, LINCOLN CENTER, PETER NORTON SYMPHONY SPACE, AND THE FISHER CENTER AT BARD
JANUARY 25 – MAY 17

U.S. Premiere of César Franck’s What You Hear on the Mountain
New York City Premieres of Cindy McTee’s Double Play and Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah
Three Free Concerts in Manhattan and Beyond

Guest Artists Feature Conductor Leonard Slatkin, Pianists Blair McMillen and Anna Polonsky,
and Soprano Diana Schwam

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, January 8, 2020 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) continues its vibrant fifth anniversary, featuring 16 performances and 3 premieres at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Peter Norton Symphony Space, and the Fisher Center at Bard. The season will mark the presentation of more than 150 concerts since the Orchestra was founded in 2015.

TŌN’s enthusiastic winter-spring schedule kicks off as the Orchestra performs in The Sound of Spring, a Chinese New Year concert presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music, China (Jan. 25 at the Fisher Center at Bard & Jan. 26 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater). This is followed by three February concerts: an all-Beethoven program at Bard College’s Fisher Center in tribute to the 250th anniversary of the great master’s birth with pianist Anna Polonsky, a recipient of the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award and frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Feb. 8-9); a FREE concert at Manhattan’s Symphony Space  led by TŌN’s resident conductor Zachary Schwartzman offering Ravel’s Boléro and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (Feb. 16); and the final installment this season of TŌN’s top-selling Sight & Sound series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Haydn’s The Clock: The Intersection of Art & Technology (Feb. 23).

Notable premieres include the U.S. premiere of César Franck’s What You Hear on the Mountain—likely the very first symphonic poem in history—at the Fisher Center at Bard on April 25–26 (with the NYC premiere following at Carnegie Hall on April 30). The program will feature pianist Blair McMillen, a winner of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Competition and faculty member of both Bard College Conservatory and the Mannes School of Music; and Filipino-American soprano Diana Schwam. On March 22, Grammy-winner Leonard Slatkin will guest conduct the NY City premiere of Kinah, an elegy he wrote for his parents, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. The afternoon will also include the NY City premiere of Cindy McTee’s Double Play, a work she dedicated to Slatkin.

An audience favorite will be the performance of Mahler’s massive Resurrection Symphony, featuring the combined forces of The Orchestra Now, the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, Bard College Chamber Singers and Bard Festival Chorale, led by conductor James Bagwell at the Fisher Center at Bard (May 9-10).

FREE concerts, in addition to the New York City Boléro & Petrushka performance at Peter Norton Symphony Space (Feb. 16), will include an afternoon led by associate conductor James Bagwell with the Bard Festival Chorale in a program of Mozart, Bach and Mendelssohn at Hudson Hall in Hudson, NY (Mar. 29); and a return to Symphony Space in Manhattan with conductor Zachary Schwartzman in works by Liszt and Bartók (May 17).

THE ORCHESTRA NOW 2020 WINTER-SPRING SCHEDULE

Special Event: The Sound of Spring
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 7 PM at the Fisher Center at Bard, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 3 PM at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Rose Theater
Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music, China
Celebrate Lunar New Year and look forward to spring with a lively concert of Chinese orchestral works performed by The Orchestra Now. Soloists from the Central Conservatory’s world-class faculty in traditional instruments will perform on Chinese percussion, erhu, pipa, sheng and suona.
Chen Bing, conductor (first half)
Jindong Cai, conductor (second half)
Wang Jianhua, percussion
Wang Lei, sheng
Yu Hongmei, erhu
Zhang Hongyan, pipa
Zhang WeiWei, suona
Ji Tian, Shaanxi folk singer

Tickets for the Jan 25 concert are priced at $20 and 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 Sosnoff Theater.

Tickets for the Jan 26 concert are priced at $25 and are available online at jazz.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office at Broadway & 60th, ground floor.

TŌN Fisher Center Series: Beethoven’s Eroica
Fisher Center at Bard, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 8 PM
Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 2 PM
Leon Botstein, conductor
Anna Polonsky, piano
Beethoven:
The Consecration of the House Overture
Piano Concerto No. 4
Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Tickets priced at $25–$35 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 Sosnoff Theater.

TŌN Free Concerts Series: Boléro & Petrushka
Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York City
Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 4 PM
Zachary Schwartzman, conductor
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Messiaen: The Forgotten Offerings
Ravel: Boléro
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947)

Tickets: Free concert, advance RSVP at theorchestranow.org is suggested.

TŌN Sight & Sound Series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Haydn’s The Clock: The Intersection of Art & Technology
Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 2 PM
Leon Botstein, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 101, The Clock
Artwork about Technology from the exhibition Making Marvels

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 1, 2020

Tickets priced at $30–$50; Bring the Kids for $1. All tickets include same-day museum admission. Tickets may be purchased online at metmuseum.org/sightandsound, by calling The Met at 212.570.3949, or at The Great Hall box office at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Special Event: Rest in Pieces
Fisher Center at Bard, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 3 PM
Presented by the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program
A special performance to celebrate the life of opera. At this one of a kind ceremony, the family and friends of Mozart, Strauss, Bizet, Copland, and Puccini will share their fondest memories, explore some of their deep-seated issues, and live out their secret dreams.
James Bagwell, conductor
Soloists from Bard Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program

Tickets priced at $15- 40  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 Sosnoff Theater.

TŌN Rose Theater Series: Slatkin Conducts Rachmaninoff
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 3 PM

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Cindy McTee: Double Play (NYC Premiere)
Leonard Slatkin: Kinah (NYC Premiere)
Felix Slatkin: Fisher’s Hornpipe
Felix Slatkin: Wistful Haven
Felix Slatkin: Carmen’s Hoe-Down
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Tickets priced at $25–$50 are available online at jazz.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office at Broadway & 60th, Ground Floor.

TŌN Free Concerts Series: Mozart, Bach & Mendelssohn
Hudson Hall, Hudson, NY
Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 3 PM
James Bagwell
, conductor
Bard Festival Chorale
Soloists from Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program:
Margaret Tigue, soprano
Jardena Gertler-Jaffe, mezzo-soprano
Chuanyuan Liu, countertenor 
Maximillian Jansen, tenor
Wayne Paul, bass
Mozart: Regina Coeli, K. 276
Bach: Magnificat
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Scottish

Tickets: Free concert, advance RSVP at theorchestranow.org suggested.

TŌN Fisher Center Series: Into the Wilderness
Fisher Center at Bard, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 8 PM
Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 2 PM
Leon Botstein, conductor
Blair McMillen, piano
Diana Schwam, soprano
Members of the Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, choral director
Franck: What You Hear on the Mountain (U.S. Premiere)
d’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air*
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, Sinfonia Antartica*
*First NY performances in over 50 years

Tickets priced at $25–$35 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 Sosnoff Theater.

TŌN Carnegie Hall Series: Into the Wilderness
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 7 PM
Leon Botstein, conductor
Blair McMillen, piano
Diana Schwam, soprano
Members of the Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, choral director
Franck: What You Hear on the Mountain (NYC Premiere)
d’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air*
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, Sinfonia Antartica*
*First NYC performances in over 50 years

Tickets priced at $25–$60 are available online at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, or at the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th & Seventh.

TŌN Fisher Center Series: Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony
Fisher Center at Bard, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Sat, May 9, 2020 at 8 PM
Sun, May 10, 2020 at 2 PM
Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard Conservatory Orchestra
Bard College Chamber Singers
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, choral director
Soloists from Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
A co-presentation with the Bard College Conservatory of Music

Tickets priced at $25–$35 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 Sosnoff Theater.

TŌN Free Concerts Series: Liszt & Bartók
Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York City
Sun, May 17, 2020 at 4 PM
Zachary Schwartzman, conductor
Liszt: Les préludes
Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste

Tickets: Free concert, advance RSVP at theorchestranow.org suggested.

The Orchestra Now
The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of 65 vibrant young musicians from 12 different countries across the globe: Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Peru, Taiwan, Ukraine, the U.K., and the U.S. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and the Curtis Institute of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

Conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, whom The New York Times said “draws rich, expressive playing from the orchestra,” founded TŌN in 2015 as a graduate program at Bard College, where he is also president. TŌN offers both a three-year master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies and a two-year advanced certificate in Orchestra Studies. The orchestra’s home base is the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center at Bard, where they perform multiple concerts each season and take part in the annual Bard Music Festival. They also perform regularly at the finest venues in New York, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others across NYC and beyond. HuffPost, who has called TŌN’s performances “dramatic and intense,” praises these concerts as “an opportunity to see talented musicians early in their careers.”

The Orchestra has performed with many distinguished guest conductors and soloists, including Neeme Järvi, Vadim Repin, Fabio Luisi, Peter Serkin, Gerard Schwarz, Tan Dun, Zuill Bailey, and JoAnn Falletta. In the 2019–20 season, conductors Leonard Slatkin and Hans Graf will also lead TŌN performances. Recordings featuring The Orchestra Now include Ferdinand Ries piano concertos with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records, and a Sorel Classics concert recording of pianist Anna Shelest performing works by Anton Rubinstein with TŌN and conductor Neeme Järvi. Upcoming albums include a second release with Piers Lane on Hyperion Records in the spring of 2020. Recordings of TŌN’s live concerts from the Fisher Center can be heard on Classical WMHT-FM and WWFM The Classical Network, and are featured regularly on Performance Today, broadcast nationwide. In 2019, the orchestra’s performance with Vadim Repin was live-streamed on The Violin Channel.

For upcoming activities and more detailed information about the musicians, visit theorchestranow.org.

Leon Botstein
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic co-director of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975. He was the music director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra from 2003–11 and is now conductor laureate. In 2018, he assumed artistic directorship of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria. Mr. Botstein is also a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the globe, has made numerous recordings, and is a prolific author and music historian. He is editor of the prestigious The Musical Quarterly and has received many honors for his contributions to music. More info online at LeonBotstein.com.

Press Contacts
Pascal Nadon
Pascal Nadon Communications
Phone: 646.234.7088
Email: pascal@pascalnadon.com

Mark Primoff
Associate Vice President of Communications
Bard College
Phone: 845.758.7412
Email: primoff@bard.edu

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