Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

Sat, Feb 17, 2018, 8 PM & Sun, Feb 18, 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
  • Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1
    Mahler Symphony No. 7
  • with Elias Rodriguez, clarinet
    winner of TŌN’s 2017 Concerto Competition


Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1
“I’m so excited to perform this concerto. It’s a passionate journey with a protagonist who is at first sorrowful and suffering; then the epitome of innocence and beauty; and finally the joker, playful and exciting.” –Elias Rodriguez, clarinet
>Read Elias’ full notes on this piece

Mahler Symphony No. 7
“My favorite symphony ever! I cannot wait to perform it.” –Milad Daniari, bass


Brief remarks by TŌN musician Elias Rodriguez

Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Elias Rodriguez, clarinet
21 min

20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Zachary Silberchlag

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 7
1 hr 19 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.
>Full Bio

1st Prize, 2017 TŌN Concerto Competition; Semifinalist, 2017 Matthew Ruggiero International Clarinet Competition; Finalist, 2016 Pheonix Symphony Orchestra 2nd Clarinet Audition; National solo debut at age 16, on NPR’s “From the Top”; 1st Chair Overall, 2007 Texas All-State auditions
>Full Bio

Sample the Music

Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1

Mahler Symphony No. 7

Photo by Matt Dine


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