Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 8 PM & Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 2 PM
Part of the series TŌN at the Fisher Center

at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater
in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Frank Martin Six Monologues from Jedermann
“I found this to be a dark and beautiful, yet cautionary tale about holding on to your worldly possessions—this ideology is close to home for me.” –Scot Moore, viola

Beethoven Symphony No. 9
“Who doesn’t love this piece? It’s joyous, epic, and monumental.” –Dan Honaker, tuba


Brief remarks by TŌN musician Shannon Hagan

Frank Martin Six Monologues from Jedermann
Sung in German with English supertitles
Nathaniel Sullivan, baritone
17 min

20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Chi Lee

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Sung in German with English supertitles
Chloé Olivia Moore, soprano; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano; John Pickle, tenor; Alfred Walker, bass-baritone
Bard College Chamber Singers & Bard Festival Chorale
1 hr 6 min

All timings are approximate.


LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor
Leon Botstein brings a renowned career as both a conductor and educator to his role as music director of The Orchestra Now. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992, artistic codirector of Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival since their creation, and president of Bard College since 1975.
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Winner, 2016 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition; Bard College Conservatory Vocal Arts Fellowship, 2015–17; 1st Place, 2014 National Association of Teaching Singing’s National Musical Theatre Competition; Winner, Bizet Award, 2014 Orpheus Vocal Competition
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Nedda in I Pagliacci and Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles with Dayton Opera; Donn Anna in Don Giovanni with the Castleton Festival and Bar Harbor Music Festival; Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Haydn’s Creation with the New Jersey Master Chorale
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TERESA BUCHHOLZ, mezzo-soprano
Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with Cedar Rapids Opera; a staged version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Gulfshore Opera; Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and the title role in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Opera Roanoke; Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Asheville Lyric Opera
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Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, débuted with Los Angeles Opera and performed with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Utah Festival Opera, and Michigan Opera Theatre; Canio in Pagliacci with Dayton Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Opera Memphis; Cavardossi in Tosca with Intermountain Opera Bozeman, Townsend Opera, and Mobile Opera
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ALFRED WALKER, bass-baritone
The title role in Der fliegende Holländer with Theater Basel, Oper Köln, Théâtre de Caen, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Wagner Geneva Festival; Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Komische Oper Berlin and Den Norske Opera
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Bard College Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir of Bard students and alumni/ae from all programs of the College.
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The Bard Festival Chorale was formed in 2003 as the resident choir of the Bard Music Festival. It consists of the finest ensemble singers from New York City and surrounding areas.
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JAMES BAGWELL, choral director
James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He was most recently named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and in 2009 was appointed principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009–15 he served as music director of The Collegiate Chorale.
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Sample the Music

Frank Martin Six Monologues from Jedermann

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Photo by Matt Dine


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