TŌN IN: Carmen & Vivaldi

On March 20, TŌN’s resident conductor, Zachary Schwartzman, led the orchestra in a streaming concert from the Fisher Center at Bard that featured an arrangement of orchestral music from Bizet‘s classic opera Carmen by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin (who said of the concert, “They are splendid! A fine orchestra: vivid, fluid, flexible strings, and an excellent percussion section.”), and a concerto for strings by Vivaldi. Also on the program are a work by Frank Martin and a memoriam for composer Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt. Scroll down below the video for basic program info and timings, or click here to read the full concert program.

1:06 Introductory remarks by TŌN horn player Ser Konvalin
5:51 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156
Read concert notes by Steve V. Sinclair by clicking here

13:16 Frank Martin Petite symphonie concertante
Renée Anne Louprette harpischord
Frank Corliss piano
Taylor Ann Fleshman TŌN ’22 harp
Read concert notes by TŌN harpist Taylor Ann Fleshman by clicking here

37:08 Introductory remarks by TŌN percussionist Charles Gillette
41:27 Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Read concert notes by TŌN violinist Sabrina Parry by clicking here

49:00 Rodion Shchedrin Carmen Suite (after Bizet’s opera)
Read concert notes by TŌN percussionist Luis Herrera Albertazzi by clicking here.