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October 2021

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

OCTOBER 23 & 24, 2021 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 3 PM Presented by the Bard College Conservatory of Music Members of The Orchestra Now join the Bard Conservatory Orchestra in this performance of Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony, which he composed over the span of nearly seven years emerged as one of his most powerful and successful compositions. When he began writing it in 1888, at age 28, he had no idea of the overall structure or how it…

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OCTOBER 23 & 24, 2021 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 3 PM Presented by the Bard College Conservatory of Music Members of The Orchestra Now join the Bard Conservatory Orchestra in this performance of Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony, which he composed over the span of nearly seven years emerged as one of his most powerful and successful compositions. When he began writing it in 1888, at age 28, he had no idea of the overall structure or how it…

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November 2021

Gil Shaham & Julia Perry

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

NOVEMBER 13 & 14, 2021 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Globally renowned violinist and Bard Conservatory of Music faculty member Gil Shaham joins the orchestra for the world premiere of a new piece written for him by award-winning composer Scott Wheeler. Also on the program are Julia Perry’s dramatic Stabat Mater, and George Bristow’s rarely-head Arcadian Symphony. Julia Perry Stabat Mater Scott Wheeler Birds of America WORLD PREMIERE George Frederick…

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Gil Shaham & Julia Perry

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NOVEMBER 13 & 14, 2021 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Globally renowned violinist and Bard Conservatory of Music faculty member Gil Shaham joins the orchestra for the world premiere of a new piece written for him by award-winning composer Scott Wheeler. Also on the program are Julia Perry’s dramatic Stabat Mater, and George Bristow’s rarely-head Arcadian Symphony. Julia Perry Stabat Mater Scott Wheeler Birds of America WORLD PREMIERE George Frederick…

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December 2021

Handel’s Messiah

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm

DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2021 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Bard’s musical forces combine for a holiday season classic as Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now, soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Bard College Chamber Singers in a performance of one of the most popular oratorios of all time. Handel Messiah Leon Botstein conductor Vocal soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate…

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Handel’s Messiah

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2021 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Bard’s musical forces combine for a holiday season classic as Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now, soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Bard College Chamber Singers in a performance of one of the most popular oratorios of all time. Handel Messiah Leon Botstein conductor Vocal soloists from the Bard Conservatory Graduate…

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February 2022

William Tell & The Little Mermaid

February 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

FEBRUARY 5 & 6, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Leon Botstein starts off our spring 2022 season with a concert of audience favorites, beginning with Rossini’s iconic William Tell Overture. Next up is Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid, richly orchestrated by Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky. And finally, we close with Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony, the Pathétique, which the composer called his “Passionate Symphony.” Rossini William Tell…

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William Tell & The Little Mermaid

February 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

FEBRUARY 5 & 6, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Leon Botstein starts off our spring 2022 season with a concert of audience favorites, beginning with Rossini’s iconic William Tell Overture. Next up is Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid, richly orchestrated by Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky. And finally, we close with Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony, the Pathétique, which the composer called his “Passionate Symphony.” Rossini William Tell…

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April 2022

Clara Schumann & Brahms’ Requiem

April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

APRIL 2 & 3, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Clara Schumann née Wieck began writing her memorable and sunny Piano Concerto when she was just 14 years old, already a prodigy on the instrument. This virtuoso work will be performed by acclaimed pianist Anna Polonsky. Later in life, Schumann was close friends with Johannes Brahms. She said his German Requiem had a “deeply moving and soothing effect,” adding, “It…

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Clara Schumann & Brahms’ Requiem

April 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

APRIL 2 & 3, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Clara Schumann née Wieck began writing her memorable and sunny Piano Concerto when she was just 14 years old, already a prodigy on the instrument. This virtuoso work will be performed by acclaimed pianist Anna Polonsky. Later in life, Schumann was close friends with Johannes Brahms. She said his German Requiem had a “deeply moving and soothing effect,” adding, “It…

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Rachmaninoff & Joseph Young

April 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:50 pm

APRIL 23 & 24, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series TŌN is thrilled to welcome guest conductor Joseph Young, Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony and Resident Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra–USA at Carnegie Hall. Among the pieces on the program are A Short Piece for Orchestra by Julia Perry, and Rachmaninoff’s rhythmically expressive Symphony No. 3. Julia Perry A Short Piece for Orchestra Florence Price Piano Concerto in…

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Rachmaninoff & Joseph Young

April 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm

APRIL 23 & 24, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series TŌN is thrilled to welcome guest conductor Joseph Young, Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony and Resident Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra–USA at Carnegie Hall. Among the pieces on the program are A Short Piece for Orchestra by Julia Perry, and Rachmaninoff’s rhythmically expressive Symphony No. 3. Julia Perry A Short Piece for Orchestra Florence Price Piano Concerto in…

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May 2022

New Voices from the 1930s

May 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:20 pm

MAY 7 & 8, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Leon Botstein unearths more rarely-heard masterpieces in this concert spotlighting works from the late 1930s, including William Grant Still’s evocative portrait of enslaved people taking refuge while seeking freedom, and Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s commentary on conditions under the Nazi regime. These works are performed alongside Carlos Chávez’s virtuosic Piano Concerto and Witold Lutosławski’s adventurous Symphonic Variations. William Grant Still Dismal…

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New Voices from the 1930s

May 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:20 pm

MAY 7 & 8, 2022 Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM Part of TŌN's Fisher Center concert series Leon Botstein unearths more rarely-heard masterpieces in this concert spotlighting works from the late 1930s, including William Grant Still’s evocative portrait of enslaved people taking refuge while seeking freedom, and Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s commentary on conditions under the Nazi regime. These works are performed alongside Carlos Chávez’s virtuosic Piano Concerto and Witold Lutosławski’s adventurous Symphonic Variations. William Grant Still Dismal…

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