Entries by Brian Heck

2016–17 Fisher Center season announced

We’re happy to announce our 2016–17 season of concerts at the Fisher Center at Bard College. In our subscription series, we’ll be performing five concerts filled with outstanding music from all over the world, from the U.S. to Europe to China. Highlights include a suite from Bartók’s once-banned ballet The Miraculous Mandarin, Elgar’s greatly-loved Enigma […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) GIVES A FREE CONCERT IN QUEENS AT THE QUEENSBOROUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AS PART OF ITS AROUND TOWN SERIES FRIDAY, APRIL 29 AT 8 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, April 12, 2016 —  The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will give a FREE concert in Queens at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 29 at 8 PM. JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) GIVES TWO CONCERTS AT THE FISHER CENTER AT BARD COLLEGE, Saturday, April 23 At 8 pm & Sunday, April 24 At 3 pm — Program Features Two World Premieres by Bard Students

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, April 5, 2016 — Music Director Leon Botstein will conduct The Orchestra Now in a program of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Ives, and two world premieres by Bard students Tamzin Elliott and Daniel Zlatkin on April 23-24. The concerts conclude the Orchestra’s inaugural performance season in residence at Bard College, designed to offer adventurous […]

Tickets now available for free concert in Queens

Note: This event occurred on April 29, 2016. Reserved-seat tickets are now available for TŌN’s free concert at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 29, 2016. Conductor JoAnn Falletta will lead the orchestra and guest violinist Michael Ludwig in works by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, and Dvořák for this final concert in TŌN’s Around Town series of […]

Bard President Leon Botstein Returns to the Daniel Arts Center with Celebrated Pianist Peter Serkin and The Orchestra Now

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—The Orchestra Now will return to Bard College at Simon’s Rock on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center. The Orchestra Now (TŌN), a pre-professional orchestra in residence at Bard College, will perform an all-Beethoven program under the baton of conductor Leon Botstein and pianist Peter Serkin. The […]

Bard College’s orchestra to give free concert in Brooklyn

amNewYork “TŌN is unique not only in its makeup of musicians, grad students from around the country and abroad, but in its approach to engage its audience and re-imagine the traditional ways in which classical music is performed and heard. ‘The best way to bring new listeners in is to show them that the orchestra […]

New Concert Added with Pianist Peter Serkin

Note: This event occurred on April 1, 2016. Pianist Peter Serkin will join the orchestra, conductor Leon Botstein, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Bard College Chamber Singers for a special performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy on Friday, April 1 at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA. This grand work will be followed up […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) GIVES A FREE CONCERT IN BROOKLYN AT THE BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AS PART OF ITS AROUND TOWN SERIES FRIDAY, MARCH 18 AT 8 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, February 26, 2016  —  The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will give a FREE concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ Walt Whitman Theatre on Friday, March 18 at 8 PM. James Bagwell, associate conductor of The […]

Exploring The Orchestra Now For Free

Cool Hunting “The Orchestra Now, an assembling of multi-national musicians, warrants attention for two reasons. It’s a graduate training orchestra of 37 young musicians—a part of Bard College’s master’s degree program, founded in the fall of 2015 by conductor and music historian Leon Botstein. Further, this orchestra brings resonance to classical pieces we’ve all heard […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) GIVES A FREE CONCERT IN MANHATTAN AT THE TOWN HALL AS PART OF ITS AROUND TOWN SERIES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT 3 PM

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, February 10, 2016 —  The Orchestra Now, the innovative new master’s degree program and graduate training orchestra founded by Bard College in 2015, will give a FREE concert of music both known and unfamiliar in midtown Manhattan at The Town Hall on Sunday, February 28 at 3 PM. Gerard Schwarz, Music Director […]