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The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Performs Saturday Evening Concert


Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Eleanor Davis
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra performs at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Sosnoff Theater on Saturday, October 27 at 8 p.m. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, the program includes Richard Wagner, Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg; Joan Tower, Tambor; and Serge Prokofiev, Symphony No. 6 in E-flat major, Op. 111. All proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund of The Bard College Conservatory of Music. Suggested donations for all Conservatory Sundays programs are $20 (orchestra seating) and $15 (parterre/first balcony. For additional ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at or call 845-758-7900.

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Upcoming Conservatory performances at the Fisher Center:

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
Sosnoff Theater
Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm
Tickets: $15-20 suggested donation to the Conservatory Scholarship Fund

Xian Zhang, guest conductor
Corey Chang ’19, Persephone Abductea, world premiere
Antonín Dvořák, Concerto for Cello in D minor, Op. 104
  Peter Wiley, cello
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade, Op. 35

Winter Songfest
Sosnoff Theater
Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm
Tickets: $10

James Bagwell, conductor

This holiday tradition features a program of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, including “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. With the Bard College Symphonic Chorus, Bard College Chamber Singers, members of Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Bard Conservatory Orchestra, and The Orchestra Now (TŌN).

Recognized as one of the finest conservatories in the United States, The Bard College
Conservatory of Music, founded in 2005, is guided by the principle that young
musicians should be broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences to achieve their
greatest potential. All undergraduates complete two degrees over a five-year period: a
bachelor of music and a bachelor of arts in a field other than music. The Conservatory
Orchestra has performed twice at Lincoln Center, and has completed three international
concert tours: in June 2012 to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; in June 2014 to Russia
and six cities in Central and Eastern Europe; and in June 2016, to three cities in Cuba.

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This event was last updated on 11-19-2018