Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

The Orchestra Now

Friday, March 3, 2017

Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theater

The program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Messiaen, and Glinka performed under the baton of conductor Zachary Schwartzman. The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a pre-professional orchestra in residence at Bard College.

FREE.  Seating is general admission but space is limited. Reservations recommended.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 journeys from gloom to jubilee. Tchaikovsky composed this piece in the aftermath of his disastrous marriage.

MessiaenL’Ascension is pensive and reverent. Messiaen described this piece as “four meditations for orchestra.”

Mikhail Glinka: Overture from Ruslan and Lyudmila is heroically rousing. Glinka is considered to be the father of Russian music, a hero to Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky.

Zachary Schwartzman was recently appointed resident conductor of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and music director of the Bard College Orchestra. He has conducted in the United States, Brazil, England, Bosnia, and Mexico. His orchestral performances have been featured on NPR, including a national broadcast on “Performance Today.” In 2004, he received a career development grant from the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation. He has served as assistant conductor for the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Atelier (Toronto), Berkshire Opera Festival, Opéra Français de New York, L’Ensemble orchestral de Paris, Gotham Chamber Opera, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Connecticut Grand Opera, and Opera Omaha, among others. He was associate conductor for two seasons with New York City Opera, as well as conductor in their VOX series. He's been an associate/assistant conductor for fifteen productions at Glimmerglass Opera, where he conducted performances of Carmen and the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck.

Mr. Schwartzman’s credits as assistant conductor include recordings for Albany Records, Bridge Records, Naxos Records, and a Grammy-nominated world-premiere recording for Chandos Records. He has been music director of the Blue Hill Troupe since 2004, and assistant conductor for the American Symphony Orchestra since 2012. He has appeared as both assistant conductor and conductor at Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.  In addition to degrees in Piano Performance and Orchestral Conducting, he earned a BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended to ensure seating is available. 

For venue and ticket related questions contact or call 413-528-7278.

For questions about The Orchestra Now (TON) contact or call 646.237.5034.

Daniel Arts Center's main number is 413-528-7400.

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