Featuring the winners of Bard's annual concerto competition, Maxwell McKee (piano), Emily Donato (soprano), Christopher Beroes-Haigis (cello), along with guest conductor David Bloom, the Bard College Orchestra, under the direction of Geoff McDonald will present works by Mozart, Boccherini, Dvorak, Gade, and de Falla. This concert is free and open to the public. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater Sponsored by: Bard College Community Orchestra; Music Program.
The Bard Baroque Ensemble presents Besides Bach, a treasury of historical music from composers including Schütz, Scarlatti, Biber, and others who directly influenced the era's most well-known musician. Featuring Caldara's vocal canons, Frescobaldi's trombone canzonas, and Corelli's flashy Folia variations, this program shows how the intense beauty of baroque music blossomed well before anyone knew the name of J.S. Bach.
About the group:
The newly-formed Bard Baroque Ensemble is dedicated to the exploration and performance of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Comprised of talented musicians from the Conservatory and the College, the group features vocalists alongside string, wind, brass, and percussion soloists. Their repertoire ranges from chamber sonatas and canzonas, to sacred motets, secular arias and even country dance music. In weekly rehearsals, ensemble members learn various historical performance practices and improvisatory techniques, which are then incorporated into the their musical interpretations. Future plans in the 2013-14 season include performances of Couperin's Les Nations and a semi-staged Scarlatti serenata. László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building Sponsored by: Music Program.
Tonight! Bard Contemporary Jazz Composers Ensemble
With special guest Carlos Valdez, performing the music of graduating seniors Matt Kelly, Ryan MacLean, Joe Tisdall & Daniel Vernam followed by Jazz Alumni/ae Concert
Friday, May 17, 2013
Alumni/ae participating include Jim Bertini '07, Daniel Bieber '07, Alex Carter '09, Nick Cusworth '10, Zachary Dunham '08, Christopher "Kiko" Freiberg '12, Alex Friedman '12, Brianna Reed '12, Zachary Seman '11, and Geoffrey Wilson '06. The event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs. Blum Hall, Edith C. Blum Music Institute Sponsored by: Music Program.
"Come and be stirred by some of the most beautiful and moving vocal music ever written. In "A Passion for JSB", Prof. Rufus Müller's performing class of vocal students, accompanied by Prof. Alexander Bonus on chamber organ with members of his Bard Baroque Ensemble on harpsichord and strings, will perform arias and excerpts from Bach's Passions, Magnificat, and Cantatas today,
Monday 20th May at 6pm in the amazing László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building. (Come five minutes early and you will hear a lovely song from Anna Magdalena Bach's Notebook to warm you up.). " László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building Sponsored by: Music Program.