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The Fisher Center Presents The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra on Saturday, May 11

Benefit Concert Performed in the Sosnoff Theater

Image Credit: Cory Weaver
Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by music director Leon Botstein, is back on stage at the Fisher Center for its final concert of the semester on Saturday, May 11th, at 8 p.m. Called a “genuine talent and profoundly gifted” by Vienna Express, violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi will perform Violin Concerto No. 1 by Prokofiev. The program celebrates the theme for this summer’s Bard Music Festival, “Stravinsky and His World,” and includes Stravinsky’s Fireworks, Op. 4, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Scholarship Fund of The Bard College Conservatory of Music. Suggested donations 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 or call 845-758-7900.

The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, in conjunction with the Bard Music Festival, will celebrate “Stravinsky and His World” at Lincoln Center, New York City, on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. The New York City performance will feature the same program as the Fisher Center May 11th concert. Tickets at Lincoln Center are $15, free for students with ID.  For more information go to

For more information about additional Bard Conservatory events, including concerts and master classes, go to

The mission of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is to provide the best possible preparation for a person dedicated to a life immersed in the creation and performance of music. The Conservatory features a unique double-degree program in which all undergraduate Conservatory students receive a bachelor of music and a bachelor of arts in another field. In addition, the Conservatory offers a graduate program in vocal arts, led by renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw; graduate programs in orchestral and choral conducting, codirected by James Bagwell, Leon Botstein, and Harold Farberman; a postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship, directed by Frank Corliss; and a Preparatory Division for students ages 3–18.

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This event was last updated on 05-02-2013