Bizet’s Symphony in C

NYC: Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 7:30 PM
Hudson, NY: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 3 PM
Part of the series Around Town

Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, NYC
Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at Hudson Hall in Hudson, NY

  • Conducted by James Bagwell
    associate conductor of The Orchestra Now
  • Pärt Fratres
    Virgil Thomson The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite
    Bizet Symphony in C

MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC

Pärt Fratres
“I find this piece mesmerizing and ethereal. Its variations were influenced by Gregorian chant music.” –Michael Rau, violin

Virgil Thomson The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite
“This music puts you right in the middle of the American farmland. The folk tunes and cowboy songs included in it really paint a vivid picture.” –Michael Franz, bass

Bizet Symphony in C
“Bizet wrote this when he was only 17! It’s romantic, traditional, and enchanting—nothing like the scandalous Carmen that he wrote 20 years later.” –Caleb Wong, viola

TIMINGS & CONCERT ORDER

Brief remarks by conductor James Bagwell

Arvo Pärt Fratres
11 min

Virgil Thomson The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite
15 min

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Emmanuel Koh

Georges Bizet Symphony in C
28 min

All timings are approximate.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

JAMES BAGWELL, conductor
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.