Bard Conservatory Orchestra (photo Cory Weaver)
(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Harold Farberman and Max Reger at the Sosnoff Theater in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3pm. The concert is part of the Conservatory Sundays series, and all proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the Conservatory Orchestra will perform a program that includes Harold Farberman’s Suite from The Great American Cowboy; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major; Max Reger’s Four Tone Poems after Boecklin; and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (“Pathétique”).
Suggested donations for all Conservatory Sundays programs are $20 (orchestra seating) and $15 (parterre/first balcony). The minimum donation for orchestra seating is $5. Seating location for tickets reserved without a donation will be assigned by the Box Office. For ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at the Fisher Center at Bard College or call 845-758-7900.
Conservatory Sundays continues on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3pm with “Winter Songfest,” a festive holiday celebration with acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw and students of the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program.
On Sunday, December 14 at 3pm., the Conservatory Orchestra performs Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphoses, Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, and Serge Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. The orchestra will be conducted by Cristian M?celaru, winner of the 2014 Solti Conducting Award and one of the fast-rising stars of the conducting world.
Named for the late Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees, the Fisher Center has become an influential force in performing arts programming, earning critical acclaim for innovative productions of opera, orchestral, chamber, dance, and theater programs. The Center was designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry and distinguished acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, and has received international praise for its breathtaking architecture and superb sound.