Belated Beethoven Birthday Celebration
MAY 1, 2021
Saturday at 8 PM
Part of TŌN’s Fisher Center concert series
Leon Botstein conducts the first of two concerts dedicated to one of the greatest composers of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven, after the pandemic shut down many of the celebrations planned for the 250th anniversary of his birth. The program features his beloved 5th and 7th symphonies, as well as his Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano. The Bard Conservatory Orchestra will continue the festivities with more works by Beethoven in a concert streaming on May 8.
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.