Brahms & England

Sat, Oct 6, 2018, 8 PM & Sun, Oct 7, 2018, 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

  • Conducted by Leon Botstein
    music director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra
  • Joseph Joachim Hamlet Overture
    Brahms Violin Concerto
    Elgar Symphony No. 1
  • with violinist Zhen Liu
    a winner of the 2017 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition

More About the Music

Joseph Joachim Hamlet Overture
Soaring and dramatic

Brahms Violin Concerto
A nuanced musical drama; gentle, turbulent, and ebullient

Elgar Symphony No. 1
Glorious, majestic, and powerful

Timings & Concert Order

The concert will last approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Brief remarks by a TŌN musician

Joseph Joachim Hamlet Overture
16 min

Brief remarks by a TŌN musician

Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto
Zhen Liu, violin
39 min

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by a TŌN musician

Edward Elgar Symphony No. 1
52 min

All timings are approximate.

More About the Artists

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.
>Full Bio

ZHEN LIU, violin
A winner of the 2017 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition
>Full Bio

Sample the Music

Joseph Joachim Hamlet Overture

Brahms Violin Concerto

Elgar Symphony No. 1

Photo by Matt Dine

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