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Strauss's THE SILENT WOMAN Opens At Bard SummerScape Photo Strauss's THE SILENT WOMAN Opens At Bard SummerScape
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2022

Opening Friday, July 22, Richard Strauss's comic opera, The Silent Woman (‚ÄúDie Schweigsame Frau‚ÄĚ), receives a rare American presentation at Bard SummerScape. Harold Wilson, ‚Äúa stentorian bass ‚Ķ with impressive focus, carrying power and quiet charisma‚ÄĚ (New York Times), heads a strong cast in a new production by Christian R√§th, whose SummerScape staging of Das Wunder der Heliane prompted Musical America to declare: ‚ÄúOpera productions don't get much better than this.‚ÄĚ

American Symphony Orchestra Performs U.S. Premiere Of Sergei Taneyev's AT THE READING Photo American Symphony Orchestra Performs U.S. Premiere Of Sergei Taneyev's AT THE READING OF A PSALM at Carnegie Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2022

The American Symphony Orchestra completes its 60th anniversary season on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 8 PM. The program, part of the Orchestra’s Vanguard Series and presented in a special collaboration with the Bard Music Festival, is conducted by Music Director Leon Botstein and features the U.S. premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s final work, At the Reading of a Psalm.

American Symphony Orchestra to Host Free Performances Photo American Symphony Orchestra to Host Free Performances
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

The American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) continues its 60th anniversary season on Sunday, June 5 with American Masters, a free symphonic concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s newly commissioned Concerto for Electric Violin performed by acclaimed electric violinist Tracy Silverman. The program will also offer works by three Pulitzer Prize-winning composers: Melinda Wagner, Richard Wernick, and Shulamit Ran.

American Symphony Orchestra Offers Free Concerts Photo American Symphony Orchestra Offers Free Concerts
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

The American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) continues its 60th anniversary season on Sunday, June 5 with American Masters, a free symphonic concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s newly commissioned Concerto for Electric Violin performed by acclaimed electric violinist Tracy Silverman.

Bard Music Festival Explores Life and Times of One of Last Great Romantics in RACHMAN Photo Bard Music Festival Explores Life and Times of One of Last Great Romantics in RACHMANINOFF & HIS WORLD, August 5‚Ä"14
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022

The Bard Music Festival returns for its 32nd season this August, with an intensive two-week exploration of ‚ÄúRachmaninoff and His World.‚ÄĚ In twelve themed concert programs, Bard examines Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873‚Äď1943), perhaps the last great exponent of Russian Romanticism, who nevertheless embodied many contradictions.

Verdi Chorus Celebrates Aurelio De La Vega in May Photo Verdi Chorus Celebrates Aurelio De La Vega in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

The Verdi Chorus kicks off its 39th season with their Spring Concert, Hélas mon Coeur, dedicated to the memory of Verdi Chorus patriarch Maestro Aurelio De La Vega, for two performances only at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica on May 14 and 15. 

OKLAHOMA! to Open Starlight's 2022 AdventHealth Broadway Series Photo OKLAHOMA! to Open Starlight's 2022 AdventHealth Broadway Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Starlight will present the Kansas City premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! at Starlight Theatre from May 13-15.

The Orchestra Now Presents NEW VOICES OF THE 1930s At Carnegie And A Free Concert At  Photo The Orchestra Now Presents NEW VOICES OF THE 1930s At Carnegie And A Free Concert At Symphony Space
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

The Orchestra Now performs the final concert in its Carnegie Hall season on Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm, offering seldom-heard masterpieces from the late 1930s.

The Brevard Project to Host Orchestra Intensive Photo The Brevard Project to Host Orchestra Intensive
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Brevard Music Center (BMC) presents The Brevard Project: Reimagining the Future of Orchestral Programming, a six-day intensive seminar and think-tank on orchestral programming intended for professionals and influencers in the orchestral field. Presented by Brevard Music Center in partnership with Bard College, the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the South Dakota Symphony, the University of Michigan School of Music, and Project Director Joseph Horowitz, The Brevard Project takes place July 11-16, 2022. The central goals of The Brevard Project are to re-evaluate the artistic mission of the American orchestra and to share the skills needed to curate a more comprehensive, more inclusive American orchestral repertoire.

Dallas Premiere of OKLAHOMA! is Coming to the Winspear Opera House Photo Dallas Premiere of OKLAHOMA! is Coming to the Winspear Opera House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Broadway Dallas¬†and¬†Broadway Across America will present the Dallas premiere of¬†Rodgers & Hammerstein‚Äôs OKLAHOMA!¬†at the¬†Winspear Opera House¬†from¬†May 31 ‚Äď June 12, 2022¬†as part of the¬†Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas.¬†

Leon Botstein Videos

STAGE TUBE: Bard Music Festival Presents FILMING STRAVINSKY: PRESERVING POSTERITY'S IMAGE, Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2013

Bard Music Festival presents a Special Event, FILMING STRAVINSKY: PRESERVING POSTERITY'S IMAGE, Friday, August 16, 2013 at 5 pm: Commentary by Charles M. Joseph.