Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 8 PM & Sun, Sep 24, 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

  • Conducted by Leon Botstein
    music director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra
  • Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
    Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3
  • with Chaojun Yang, piano
    a winner of the Bard College Conservatory 2016 Concerto Competition

More About The Music

Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
“I always remember this from the movie Fantasia. It’s a frantic and fantastical musical poem based on a Russian folk tradition of a dark witches’ ritual.” –Chi Lee, viola

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2
“This took me to a distant land, following a long-traveled wanderer in a desolate place, maybe chased by a mythical creature.” –Elias Rodriguez, clarinet

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3
“I think this symphony is both elegant and lyrical, and highlights Tchaikovsky’s skills as a brilliant orchestrator.” –Philip Brindise, French horn

Timings & Concert Order

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Lara Baker-Finch

Modest Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
10 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Zhilin Wang

Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2
Chaojun Yang, piano
34 min

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN musician Diego Gabete

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3
46 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.
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CHAOJUN YANG, piano
1st Prize, 2016 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition’s North American round; 1st Prize, 2016 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition; Winner, 2015 Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Solo Competition, Indiana University
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Sample the Music

Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3

Photo by Matt Dine

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