Bard TŌN: Stravinsky, Mendelssohn & More

Zongheng Zhang by Kevin T. McEneaney On April 10 under Leon Botstein’s baton, The Orchestra Now opened with Ácana by Tania León, a rather prolific Cuban composer (b. 1943). The…

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Waving new batons at Bard

From left: Shutong Li, Micah Gleason, David Mascari Spring: time for daffodils to wave in wind willy-nilly. Time for the New! At Bard College’s Fisher Center, it was time for…

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The Past as Pastiche

Conductor Zachary Shwartzman by Kevin T. McEneaney At Bard College The Orchestra Now performs in its sixth season. Young Conductor Zachary Shwartzman’s baton pursued eclectic samplings wherein the past haunted…

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Dutchess College Music Event

by Kevin T. McEneaney Preview On Saturday, February 20, Dutchess Community College will offer an evening of entertainment that will feature musical performances from current scholarship students, a silent auction,…

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Bard College & Chinese New Year

by Kevin T. McEneaney Bard College celebrated Chinese New Year with a concert titled Sound of Spring on February 13. Hosted by conductor Jindong Cai and world-renowned string pipa player…

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Bard: The Orchestra Now & Reversal

by Kevin T. McEneaney Under the baton of Leon Botstein, The Orchestra Now performed superbly an unusual program of music, offering an intellectual dialectic on the history of classical music…

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Sherman Ensemble in Virtual Baroque

Eliot Bailen by Kevin T. McEneaney The Virtual World is now the place to be. Recording technology, both video and audio, has been a fallback for musicians who continue to…

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Where is the Messiah this year?

Cast Handel’s glorious oratorio, Messiah, with the New York Oratorio Society under the baton of Kent Tritle will not be performed as usual this year at Carnegie Hall, yet they…

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Bard, China Now & the Many Faces of Beethoven

by Kevin T. McEneaney This is the 250th year since the birth of Beethoven (1770-1827). Bard College celebrates that milestone with its link to China. China Now is a breathtaking…

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