Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, October 27, 2015 — The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will make its New York City debut at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at Lehman College, in the Bronx on Sunday, November 22 at 3 pm. Brazilian-born conductor Marcelo Lehninger, currently Music Director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, will lead the Orchestra of 37 young graduate musicians from around the world and pianist Blair McMillen in a program of Prokofiev, Haydn, and Mozart. The concert marks the start of TŌN’s Around Town series, a string of FREE performances in New York City boroughs that continues through April 29. The next concert in the series will take place in Manhattan’s East Village at Cooper Union’s Great Hall on Dec 18, 2015.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 3 PM
Around Town: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at Lehman College, in the Bronx
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct the New York City debut of The Orchestra Now in a program featuring two works by Prokofiev: one of his most popular pieces, the Classical Symphony; and the dazzling Piano Concerto in No. 4—played with only the left hand—performed by American pianist Blair McMillen. The afternoon will also include Mozart’s playful Symphony No. 35 and another showcase for Mr. McMillen, Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major.
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Blair McMillen, piano
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4
Mozart: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
Tickets: FREE tickets available at the box office at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West in the Bronx, or by calling 718.960.8833. Tickets are not available online.
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