JOANN FALLETTA, conductor
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music, an inspiring artistic leader, and a champion of American symphonic music. She serves as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Brevard Music Center.
DENNIS KIM, violin
concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; served as concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland
ROMAN MEKINULOV, cello
principal cellist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; served as principal cellist, North Carolina Symphony, European Tour; Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, Germany; Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil
BARD FESTIVAL CHORALE
The Bard Festival Chorale was formed in 2003 as the resident choir of the Bard Music Festival. It consists of the finest ensemble singers from New York City and surrounding areas.
JAMES BAGWELL, choral director
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.