TŌN Kicks Off the Bard Music Festival Aug 5

Note: This festival took place in August 2016.

The Orchestra Now is proud to take part in the 27th annual Bard Music Festival: Puccini and His World. TŌN will perform works by Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni and others in the opening night concert, Opera, Politics, and the Italian, taking place Friday, Aug 5 at 8 PM at Bard College’s Fisher Center.

TŌN will also be performing in two other BMF concerts: Futurism, Popular Culture, and Technology on Aug 12; and Reinventing the Past on Aug 13. To see a full schedule for the 2016 Bard Music Festival, click here.

Leon Botstein Adds Grafenegg Festival

Musical America

“Known for his penchant for clever and unusual programs, both as music director of the American Symphony Orchestra and as artistic director of the summer festivals of Bard College, of which he is president, Botstein recently launched a new training orchestra called The Orchestra Now (TŌN), which will undoubtedly play a part in his new job at Grafenegg.

In a brief phone interview, he described his primary function there as creating innovative, thematic programs and events for rising artists, including members of TŌN, as well as European Union Youth Orchestra members and graduates, and integrating those programs with the larger festival. He also plans to explore the intersection of music with other disciplines and with the culture at large. His first summer will focus on the immediate post-war years and the new nationalism, including the emergence of Russian as well as American composers during that time frame.” – Susan Elliot