[American Symphony Orchestra] Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Steve Sherman.
Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Steve Sherman.

American Symphony Orchestra and Fisher Center Present

American Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Leon Botstein, Music Director
7 pm Preconcert Talk with Peter Laki
8 pm Performance

Tickets:
$25, 35, 40

This season the Fisher Center’s orchestra-in-residence performs major orchestral works by Gustav Mahler, Béla Bartók, and Igor Stravinsky (whose life and musical legacy will be the subject of the 2013 Bard Music Festival). Other composers to be featured include Maurice Ravel, Sergey Prokofiev, Witold Lutosławski, Godfrey Winham, and two contemporaries—Howard Shore, whose Mythic Gardens, a concerto for cello and orchestra, will receive its world premiere, and Christopher Brubeck. Featured soloists include Sophie Shao, cello; Jiazhi Wang, violin; Tamas Markovics, trombone; and Julia Bullock, soprano.

Concert III
Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Orchestra
Christopher Brubeck
Prague Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra
Tamas Markovics, bass trombone
Howard Shore
Mythic Gardens, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra*
Sophie Shao, cello
Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra

*Commissioned for Sophie Shao by the American Symphony Orchestra and funded by a generous gift from Linda and Stuart Nelson.

Programs and performances are subject to change.