Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin

Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 8 PM & Sun, Apr 23, 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

  • Works by Bartók, Ligeti, and Dohnányi
  • TŌN performs a suite, a violin concerto, and a symphony
  • Conducted by Leon Botstein; “relentlessly innovative” –The New York Times
  • With violinist Matthew Woodard, a winner of Bard Conservatory's 2016 Concerto Competition

The Music

Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
Dynamic and evocative. The original ballet was banned on moral grounds after its premiere.

Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Innovative, a musical mosaic. Incorporates Hungarian folk tunes, medieval and Renaissance themes.

Dohnányi: Symphony No. 2
Floats between lush and uneasy atmospheres. It is thought to reference the works of Brahms, Wagner, and Bach!

The Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor