LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor
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 codirector of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975.
ELIAS RODRIGUEZ, clarinet
1st Prize, 2017 TŌN Concerto Competition; Semifinalist, 2017 Matthew Ruggiero International Clarinet Competition; Finalist, 2016 Pheonix Symphony Orchestra 2nd Clarinet Audition; National solo debut at age 16, on NPR’s “From the Top”; 1st Chair Overall, 2007 Texas All-State auditions