Copland’s Lincoln Portrait

Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 8 PM & Sun, Nov 4, 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
  • Ives Decoration Day from the Holidays Symphony
    William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony
    Walter Piston Symphony No. 2
    Copland Lincoln Portrait
  • with narrator Mx Justin Vivian Bond

More About the Music

Ives Decoration Day from the Holidays Symphony
A dreamy haze of childhood memories and nearly-forgotten tunes

William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony
The first symphonic work by an African-American composer to be performed by a major orchestra

Walter Piston Symphony No. 2
Vigorous and soaring

Copland Lincoln Portrait
Stirring and timeless; a masterful tribute

Timings & Concert Order

Charles Ives Decoration Day from the Holidays Symphony
9 min

Brief remarks TŌN bassoonist Adam Romey

William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony
25 min

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks TŌN bassist Zhenyuan Yao

Walter Piston Symphony No. 2
26 min

Brief remarks TŌN oboist Kelly Mozeik

Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait
Mx Justin Vivian Bond, narrator
15 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

MX JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, narrator
Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie, a Bessie, a Tony nomination, the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, The Peter Reed Foundaton Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.
>Full Bio

Sample the Music

Ives Decoration Day from the Holidays Symphony

William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony

Walter Piston Symphony No. 2

Copland Lincoln Portrait

Photo by David DeNee

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