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Festival Schedule 2005

The events below are tentative and subject to change.


Special Showing: A Documentary Panorama
Friday, August 12, 2005
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
10:00 a.m.
Contemporary American Composers: Aaron Copland (1961)
Produced and directed by John Ziegler, written by Colin Sterne. WQED, Pittsburgh.
Part I and II: 30 min. each
11:00 a.m.
Martha Graham in Performance: Appalachian Spring (1958)
Music by Aaron Copland; conceived and choreographed by Martha Graham; setting by Isamu Noguchi; directed and photographed by Peter Glushanok. 2002 DVD produced by Nathan Kroll, Kultur, West Long Branch, N.J.
30 min.
1:30 p.m.
Aaron Copland Meets the Soviet Composers (1959)
Produced by Jordan Whitelaw; directed by Paul Noble. WGBH-TV, Boston.
30 min.
2:00 p.m.
A Copland Portrait (1975)
Produced and written by Frieda Lee Mock and Terry Sanders; directed by Terry Sanders. United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C.
2:30 p.m.
Aaron Copland: A Self-Portrait (1985)
Produced by Ruth Leon; written by Vivian Perlis; directed by Allan Miller. Vintage Productions, Weston, Conn.
58 min.
4:00 p.m.
A conversation with Vivian Perlis, conducted by Emily Abrams.

Program One: Aaron Copland: An American Master
Friday, August 12, 2005
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
8:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Leon Botstein
8:30 p.m. Performance Michael Boriskin, piano; John Hancock, baritone; Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Anna Polonsky, piano; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano; Diane Walsh, piano; Music from Copland House; Members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor; Bard Festival Chorus, James Bagwell, choral director

Aaron Copland (1900–90): Three Moods, for piano (1920–21); Two Pieces (1926); Into the Streets May First (1934); Sextet (1937); Fanfare for the Common Man (1942); Appalachian Spring (1944); In the Beginning (1947); from Old American Songs (1950–52); Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives), for piano (1972)

Panel One: Memory and History
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m.
Judith Tick, moderator; Vivian Perlis; Phyllis Curtin; Howard Pollack.

Program Two: Paris, Boulanger, and Jazz
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Olin Hall
1:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Howard Pollack
1:30 p.m. Performance Danny Driver, piano; Spencer Myer, piano; Bard Festival Chamber Players, Teresa Cheung and Rebecca Miller, conductors; Bard Festival Chorus, James Bagwell, choral director; Ann Panagulias, soprano; Wesley Rogers, tenor; Janice Weber, piano; and others

Aaron Copland (1900–90): The Cat and the Mouse, scherzo humoristique (1920); Four Motets (1921)
George Gershwin (1898–1937), Piano Preludes (1926)
Leo Ornstein (1893–2002), Wild Men’s Dance, Op. 13, No. 2 (c1913)
James P. Johnson (1894–1955), The Carolina Shout (c1917)
Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971), Ragtime (1917–18)
Darius Milhaud (1892–1974), La création du monde, Op. 81 (1923)
Louis Gruenberg (1884–1964), The Daniel Jazz, Op. 21 (1925)
Virgil Thomson (1896–1989), Susia Asado (1926) and Stabat Mater, for soprano and string quartet
Marion Bauer (1882–1955), from Four Piano Pieces, Op. 21 (1930)
Israel Citkowitz (1909–74), Five Songs from Chamber Music (1930)

Program Three: Copland, the Early Years
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
7:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Carol J. Oja
8:00 p.m. Performance Alan Feinberg, piano; American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor

Aaron Copland (1900–90): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1926); Symphonic Ode (1929, rev. 1955); Grohg (1922–25, rev. 1932): Grohg will be accompanied by a showing of the film Shadows Choose Their Horrors, written by Jennifer Reeves with Winsome Brown, directed and edited by Jennifer Reeves, with Brigette Blood as assistant director. Principal cast: Winsome Brown, Paul Brickman, Ariane Anthony, Tanya Selvaratnam, and David F. Slone, Esq.
George Antheil (1900–59), A Jazz Symphony (1925)
Virgil Thomson (1896–1989), Symphony on a Hymn Tune (1928)

Panel Two: The Private and the Public Copland: Issues of Personal and National Identity
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m. – noon
Carol J. Oja, moderator; Nadine Hubbs; David Schiff; Gayle Murchison

Program Four: Copland, Advocate of Contemporary American Music
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Olin Hall
1:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Beth Levy
1:30 p.m. Performance Randolph Bowman, flute; Simone Dinnerstein, piano;
Jennifer Dudley, mezzo-soprano; John Hancock, baritone; Spencer Myer, piano; Anna Polonsky, piano; Hiroko Sakurazawa, piano; Janice Weber, piano; Bard Festival Chamber Players, Teresa Cheung, conductor
Aaron Copland (1900–90), Piano Variations (1930)
Edgard Varèse (1883–1965), Hyperprism (1922–23)
Henry Cowell (1897–1965), Episode No. 2in B-flat Major (1920) and For a Child (1920-30)
Ruth Crawford (1901–53), Songs (1929)
Roger Sessions (1896–1985), Piano Sonata No. 1 (1927–30)
Dane Rudhyar (1895–1985), Paeans (1927)
Charles Ives (1874–1954), Songs (1900–21)
Colin McPhee (1900–64), Gamelan Transcriptions, for flute and piano (1935–36)
Carl Ruggles (1876–1971), Angels (1938)

Program Five: Varieties of Engagement: The American Jewish Composer
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
4:30 p.m. Preconcert Talk Edwin Seroussi
5:00 p.m. Performance Leigh Beery, soprano; September Bigelow, mezzo-soprano; W. Patrick Blackwell, bass-baritone; Nicole Cabell, soprano; Melvin Chen, piano; Robert Mack, tenor; Robert Martin, cello; Sharon Roffman, violin; Larry Woodard, piano; Bard Festival Chamber Players, Rebecca Miller and Jonathan Tunick, conductors; and others
Aaron Copland (1900–90): Vitebsk, for violin, cello, and piano (1929); Music for the Theater (1925)
Rubin Goldmark (1872–1936), Prairie Idylls (1915)
Selections from musicals by Leonard Bernstein (1918–90), George Gershwin (1898–1937), Richard Rodgers (1902–79), and Irving Berlin (1888–1989), chosen and introduced by Jonathan Tunick

Symposium: Mid-Twentieth-Century American Culture and Politics
Friday, August 19, 2005
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
10:00 a.m. – noon
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Geoffrey Sanborn, moderator; Rita Barnard; Lynn Garafola; Michael Kazin; Brenda Murphy; Ellen Schrecker; Sean Wilentz

Special Showing: A Documentary Panorama
Friday, August 19, 2005
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
10:00 a.m.
Contemporary American Composers: Aaron Copland (1961)
Produced and directed by John Ziegler, written by Colin Sterne. WQED, Pittsburgh.
Part I and II: 30 min. each
11:00 a.m.
Martha Graham in Performance: Appalachian Spring (1958)
Music by Aaron Copland; conceived and choreographed by Martha Graham; setting by Isamu Noguchi; directed and photographed by Peter Glushanok. 2002 DVD produced by Nathan Kroll, Kultur, West Long Branch, N.J.
30 min.
1:30 p.m.
Aaron Copland Meets the Soviet Composers (1959)
Produced by Jordan Whitelaw; directed by Paul Noble. WGBH-TV, Boston.
30 min.
2:00 p.m.
A Copland Portrait (1975)
Produced and written by Frieda Lee Mock and Terry Sanders; directed by Terry Sanders. United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C.
2:30 p.m.
Aaron Copland: A Self-Portrait (1985)
Produced by Ruth Leon; written by Vivian Perlis; directed by Allan Miller. Vintage Productions, Weston, Conn.
58 min.

Program Six: South of the Border
Friday, August 19, 2005
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
7:30 p.m. Preconcert Talk Elizabeth Crist
8:00 p.m. Performance Alessio Bax, piano; Lucille Chung, piano; Daedalus String Quartet; Curtis Macomber, violin; Lauren Skuce, soprano; Blanca Uribe, piano; Richard Wilson, piano; Bard Festival Chamber Players

Aaron Copland (1900–90), El salón México (1936; arr. Bernstein)
Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940), String Quartet No. 3 (1931)
Carlos Chávez (1899–1978), Soli I, for wind instruments (1933)
Conlon Nancarrow (1912–97), Prelude and Blues, for piano (1935)
Alberto Ginastera (1916–83), Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2 (1937); Cinco canciones
populares Argentinas, Op. 10 (1943)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), String Quartet No. 17 (1957)
Domingo Santa Cruz (1899–1987), Viñetas, Op. 8 (1925–27)
Mario Davidovsky (b.1934), Synchronisms, No. 9 (1988)

Program Seven: Aaron Copland and the Folk Revival
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m. Performance with commentary by Judith Tick
With Peggy Seeger and Mike Seeger

Program Eight: The Lure of Neoclassicism
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Olin Hall
1:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Rodney Lister
1:30 p.m. Performance Randolph Bowman, flute; Philippe Castagner, tenor; Bard Conservatory Woodwind Quintet; Bard Festival String Quartet; Laura Flax, clarinet; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; Ani Kavafian, violin; Kevin Murphy; piano; Diane Walsh, piano

Aaron Copland (1900–90), Violin Sonata (1943)
Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971), Suite from L'histoire du soldat (1918–19)
Walter Piston (1894–1976), Three Pieces, for flute, clarinet, and bassoon (1925)
David Diamond (b.1915), String Quartet No. 1 (1940)
Elliott Carter (b.1908), Woodwind Quintet (1948)
Irving Fine (1914–62), Partita for Wind Quintet (1948)
Songs by Paul Bowles (1910–99) and William Schuman (1910–92)

Special Event: Copland's Piano Fantasy
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Olin Hall
5:00 p.m. Performance with commentary by Michael Boriskin

Program Nine: In Search of a New National Voice
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
7:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Michael Pisani
8:00 p.m. Performance American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor

Aaron Copland (1900–90): Statements (1934); Billy the Kid, ballet suite (1938); Quiet City (1940)
Samuel Barber (1910–81), First Essay, Op. 12 (1937)
Elie Siegmeister (1909–91), American Holiday (1933)
Carlos Chávez (1899–1978), Sinfonía India (1935–36)
Roy Harris (1898–1979), Symphony No. 3 (1938)
Jerome Kern (1885–1945), from Mark Twain, Portrait for Orchestra (1942)

Panel Three: Copland's Legacy: A Conversation with Composers
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m.
Richard Wilson, moderator; Mario Davidovsky; David Del Tredici; Yehudi Wyner

Program Ten: Tanglewood and Postwar Tensions
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Olin Hall
1:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Amy Beal
1:30 p.m. Performance Bard Festival String Quartet; Courtenay Budd, soprano; Philippe Castagner, tenor; Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Marka Gustavsson, viola; Linda Hall, piano; Kevin Murphy, piano; Sharon Roffman, violin; Sophie Shao, cello; Patricia Spencer, flute; Bard Festival Chamber Players

Aaron Copland (1900–90), Piano Quartet (1950)
John Cage (1912–92) and Lou Harrison (1917–2003), Double Music (1941)
Pierre Boulez (b.1925), Flute Sonatine (1946)
Lukas Foss (b.1922), Capriccio, for cello and piano (1948)
Arthur Berger (1912–2003), Duo, for cello and piano (1951)
David Del Tredici (b.1937), I Hear an Army (1964)
Songs by Benjamin Britten (1913–76) and Ned Rorem (b.1923)

Program Eleven: The Triumph of the American Symphonic Tradition
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
4:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Christopher H. Gibbs
5:00 p.m. Performance American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor

Aaron Copland (1900–90): Symphony No. 3 (1946); Preamble for a Solemn Occasion (1949); Inscape (1967)
Fanfares by Walter Piston (1894–1976), Roy Harris (1898–1979), Henry Cowell (1897–1965), and William Grant Still (1895–1978)
Roger Sessions (1896–1985), Symphony No. 2 (1944–46)

 
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