Haydn & Frankenstein!!

NYC: Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 3 PM
Great Barrington, MA: Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Part of the series Around Town

Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, NYC
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, McConnell Theater, Great Barrington, MA

  • Conducted by James Bagwell
    associate conductor of The Orchestra Now
  • Sibelius Valse triste
    Heinz Karl Gruber Frankenstein!!
    Haydn Symphony No. 104, London
  • With Nathaniel Sullivan, baritone
    a winner of the Bard College Conservatory 2016 Concerto Competition


Sibelius Valse triste
“This reminds me of the ballroom scene from The Shining. It’s sentimental and dark with a sense of nostalgia which you can hear in the music: it sounds both far away and warm.” –Bonnie Heung, viola

Heinz Karl Gruber Frankenstein!!
“What an exciting, wild, and incredibly entertaining experience! It grabbed me from the first moment.” –Zachary Silberschlag, trumpet

Haydn Symphony No. 104, London
“I love Haydn. This symphony has playful and beautiful melodies, making it both tongue-in-cheek and sincerely intimate at the same time.” –Sasha Haft, flute


Jean Sibelius Valse triste
5 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Akiko Kamigawara

Heinz Karl Gruber Frankenstein!!
Sung in English
Nathaniel Sullivan, baritone
31 min

20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Lauren Peacock

Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 104, London
30 min

All timings are approximate.


JAMES BAGWELL, conductor
James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He was most recently named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and in 2009 was appointed principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009–15 he served as music director of The Collegiate Chorale.

Winner, 2016 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition; Bard College Conservatory Vocal Arts Fellowship, 2015–17; 1st Place, 2014 National Association of Teaching Singing’s National Musical Theatre Competition; Winner, Bizet Award, 2014 Orpheus Vocal Competition