The Bard Conservatory Orchestra performs at the Liszt Academy, Budapest, Hungary, June 2014 [photo: Benko Sandor] The Bard Conservatory Orchestra performs at the Liszt Academy, Budapest, Hungary, June 2014 [photo: Benko Sandor]

Europe 2014 Tour Overview

In June of 2014, The Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra, led by music director by Leon Botstein, toured major European cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Berlin, Warsaw, Vienna, Bratislava, and Prague.

The Bard Music Festival

Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra
Leon Botstein, music director

Two programs were offered: Shostakovich and His World, with world-renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw as soloist in Lutosławski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables, as well as the Shostakovich Symphony No. 15, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and Siegfried’s Funeral March from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung; and a second program, Copland and His World, featuring a Martinů-Bartók-Copland program with internationally acclaimed pianist Benjamin Hochman as soloist in Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto.

Tour Schedule

June 7 at 6 p.m.
Shostakovich and His World
Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall
Presented by the Warsaw Philharmonic

June 9 at 7 p.m.
Copland and His World
St. Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre
Presented by the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the White Nights Festival

June 11 at 7 p.m.
Shostakovich and His World
Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory
Presented by the Moscow Conservatory

June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Copland and His World
Budapest, Great Hall, Liszt Academy
Presented by Liszt Academy of Music

June 17 at 7 p.m.
Shostakovich and His World
Bratislava, Slovak Radio Concert Hall
Presented by The Prague Concert Co. Admission to this concert was free with donations being collected for the Cancer Research Foundation.

June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Copland and His World
Vienna, Konzerthaus
Presented by Jeunesse Musicales Austria

June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Shostakovich and His World
Prague, Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall
Presented by The Prague Concert Co.

June 23 at 8 p.m.
Copland and His World
Berlin, Konzerthaus
Presented by Bard College Berlin

Programs

SHOSTAKOVICH AND HIS WORLD

Gioachino Rossini - Overture from William Tell
Richard Wagner - Siegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Witold Lutosławski  - Chantefleurs et Chantefables (Song Flowers and Song Fables)
     with Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Dmitrii Shostakovich  - Symphony No. 15


COPLAND AND HIS WORLD

Bohuslav Martinů - Memorial to Lidice
Béla Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3
     with Benjamin Hochman, piano
Aaron Copland - Symphony No. 3

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