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The Fisher Center and the Bard College Conservatory of Music present

A Symphonic Night at the Movies: The Wizard of Oz

Performed live by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra

September 23–24, 2023

Add to Calendar2023-09-23 7:00 pm2023-09-23 7:00 pmEDTA Symphonic Night at the Movies: The Wizard of Oz

Conducted by James Bagwell
Film courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater,
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Experience a recently re-mastered version of one of the most beloved films of all time, The Wizard of Oz. The Bard Conservatory Orchestra conducted by James Bagwell will perform the treasured songs by composer Harold Arlen and the Academy Award-winning score by Herbert Stothart. Judy Garland’s original 1939 studio recordings, backed by live orchestration, will thrill children and adults alike.


“The event, which will merge the 1939 cinematography produced by MGM Studios with a live performance by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, marks the first time many of the student musicians will perform a so-called film concert, an experience that conservatory educators say will teach the popular side of the symphonic tradition. And, this marks the first time in five years that James Bagwell, a professor at Bard since 2000, will conduct a musical film concert at the college.”—The Daily Catch

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