Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 8 PM & Sun, Apr 15, 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

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MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC

All-Stravinsky Program

Funeral Song
“This tender lament was written by a young Stravinsky in tribute to the passing of his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov.” –Coline Berland, violin

Symphony of Psalms
“Stravinsky uses unusual instrumentation to create dark resonance and complexity. All of this leads to an incredible, thought-provoking musical experience” –Micah Candiotti-Pacheco, clarinet

Requiem Canticles
“In typical Stravinsky fashion, this piece is totally out there. It’s made up of dark, short vignettes with a sharp, crisp quality.” –Omar Shelly, viola

The Rite of Spring
“In the opening solo of this work, the highest register of the bassoon is used in such an exposed and lyrical way that was never heard before 1913. Today, it’s thrilling to attempt to recreate the purity, sublimity, and quivering mystery in this gorgeous musical line.” –Dávid A. Nagy, bassoon

Program subject to change.

TIMINGS & CONCERT ORDER

The concert will last approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Milad Daniari

Igor Stravinsky Funeral Song
12 min

Igor Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Bard College Chamber Singers & Bard Festival Chorale
20 min

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Caleb Wong

Igor Stravinsky Requiem Canticles
Katherine Pracht, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Beyer, baritone
Bard College Chamber Singers & Bard Festival Chorale
14 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Adam Romey

Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
33 min

All timings are approximate. Program subject to change.

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.
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KATHERINE PRACHT, mezzo-soprano
Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 5 with Trinity Wall Street and with the Washington Chorus in her Kennedy Center debut; the U.S. premiere of Richard Wernick’s “…and a Time for Peace,” Carnegie Hall, and Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, David Geffen Hall, with the American Symphony Orchestra; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the York Symphony
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JONATHAN BEYER, baritone
Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Pittsburgh Opera; Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte with the Florida Grand Opera; Marcello in La bohème with Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and in Frankfurt; Ping in Turandot with Cincinnati Opera
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BARD COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS

BARD FESTIVAL CHORALE
The Bard Festival Chorale was formed in 2003 as the resident choir of the Bard Music Festival. It consists of the finest ensemble singers from New York City and surrounding areas.
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Artists subject to change.

Sample the Music

Stravinsky Funeral Song

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Stravinsky Requiem Canticles

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

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