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Now Accepting Applications For 2016-17

Note: The application deadline for 2016-17 has passed.  Interested in joining the orchestra? In TŌN, you will be part of a group of outstanding musicians who work together, share experiences and opportunities together, and learn from and collaborate with some of the finest orchestral performers in the world. Applications for 2016-17 are due December 15, […]

THE ORCHESTRA NOW OPENS 2015-16 SEASON AT BARD COLLEGE WITH TWO FALL PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, September 29, 2015 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN), an innovative master’s degree program and training orchestra founded by Bard College, will launch its inaugural performance season at Bard College’s Fisher Center with two fall programs in October and November. Bard President and TŌN Conductor Leon Botstein will lead the Orchestra of 37 […]

TŌN to Premiere Two Pieces By Bard Conservatory Students

We’re excited to announce that we will be performing the world premieres of two works by students of the Bard Conservatory of Music. On April 23 & 24, 2016, we will play a piano concerto, Daughters Concerto, by Tamzin Elliott ‘16, and a piece from Daniel Zlatkin ’16, Climb, at the Richard B. Fisher Center […]

Listening for tomorrow today at Bard

The Millbrook Independent “Cathryn Gaylord on bassoon was outstanding and it was clear that the orchestra had well-rehearsed the dynamic contrasts that [Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2] demands. The orchestra played with an inspired unity as if they were a single instrument. If anyone had any doubts about Botstein’s ambitious project, here was irrefutable […]

At Bard College, a new training orchestra in search of the Grail

The Berkshire Eagle “It’s a new orchestra for a new time. The Orchestra Now makes it debut tonight at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Founded and based at Bard’s main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., it is a training orchestra in pursuit of the Grail of many classical musicians today: new audiences. The means: curating and […]

Bard College launches training orchestra, TŌN

Musical America “TŌN is a three-year, tuition-free, masters-degree program to be directed by Bard College President, Leon Botstein, also a conductor and music historian. According to Botstein, TŌN’s members are “forward-thinking artists who intend to redefine what it means to be an orchestra.” They will be learning how to “curate repertoire that engages concertgoers, sparks […]

BARD COLLEGE INAUGURATES INNOVATIVE NEW MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM AND TRAINING ORCHESTRA, THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN)

Bard President and TŌN Conductor Leon Botstein Announces First Performance Season, Beginning at Bard College and Expanding to Include Series at Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Free Concerts Throughout New York City Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, September 9, 2015 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN), an innovative master’s degree program and training orchestra founded by […]

Bard Training Orchestra Announces First Season

The New York Times “Bard College’s new training orchestra, called The Orchestra Now, announced Wednesday that it was welcoming its first 37 musicians this month and that it would perform concerts this season at Bard, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and elsewhere. The orchestra, conceived by Leon Botstein, the president of Bard and […]

Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets to all of our concerts in the 2015-16 season are now on sale! Visit the concerts page to purchase tickets for our performances at Carnegie Hall, The Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and to find information about our free concerts around New York City. We can’t wait […]