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

  • Conducted by Leon Botstein
    music director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra
  • All-Stravinsky Program
    Funeral Song
    Requiem Canticles
    Symphony of Psalms
    The Rite of Spring
  • with Katherine Pracht, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Beyer, baritone; the Bard College Chamber Singers & Bard Festival Chorale; and members of the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

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

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

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

The Rite of Spring
“Rhythmic and primal, yet very beautiful. There’s an electricity that you feel as a performer and as an audience member.” –Adam Romey, bassoon

TIMINGS & CONCERT ORDER

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Caleb Wong

Igor Stravinsky Funeral Song
12 min

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 Jiyoung Moon

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

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Adam Romey

Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Performed by The Orchestra Now and members of the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
33 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.

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

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

BARD COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS
Bard College Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir of Bard students and alumni/ae from all programs of the College.

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.

JAMES BAGWELL, choral director
James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He was most recently named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and in 2009 was appointed principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009–15 he served as music director of The Collegiate Chorale.

BARD COLLEGE CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA
The Rite of Spring will be performed by The Orchestra Now and musicians from the Bard College Conservatory of Music.