Tuesday, May 22, 2012

THE CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT


THE RICHARD B. FISHER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT BARD COLLEGE PRESENTS THE CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT ON THURSDAY, MAY 31 
Special Concert Performed in Preparation for the Conservatory Orchestra’s Tour of China in June


 ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard College Conservatory of Music presents the Conservatory Orchestra in concert, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. The performance takes place in the Sosnoff Theater of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, on Thursday, May 31 at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For ticket information contact the Fisher Center box office at fishercenter.bard.edu or call 845-758-7900

The program includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor; Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat major for two pianos; and the world premiere of Conservatory alumnus Shen Yiwen’s The Sorrowful Song of Drunken Exaltation. Soloists for the performance include Ming Aldrich-Gan and Wei Zhou, piano; and Julia Bullock, soprano
This special free concert is given in preparation for the Conservatory Orchestra’s tour of China in June. The Bard Music Festival and Bard College Conservatory of Music join forces to launch a concert tour that will take them to premiere venues in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, and Wuhan. Drawing on 22 years’ experience with the annual Bard Music Festival—devoted each year to the exploration of the world of a single composer—the tour merges the fresh talent of the Bard Conservatory with the Bard Music Festival tradition of innovative programming. 

For more information about additional events, including concerts and master classes, go to www.bard.edu/conservatory.

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