Sunday, February 17
Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theater
Donald Palma has an active career as a double bassist, conductor, and educator. A native New Yorker, Don attended the Juilliard School and at the age of nineteen joined Leopold Stokowskiâ€™s American Symphony. As a member of the newly formed new music ensemble, Speculum Musicae, he went on to win the Naumburg Competition and secure management with Young Concert Artists. A founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Don has toured the globe and recorded over fifty compact discs, including the Grammy Award-winning Stravinsky CD, Shadow Dances. As a performer devoted to contemporary music, he has played and conducted dozens of premieres and recordings of important works by composers such as Elliott Carter, Mario Davidovsky, Charles Wuorinen,and Robert Ceely,among others, many of whom have composed works for him. He is Music Director of the Symphony by the Sea in Beverly, MA and appears with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the Da Camera Society and is a member of MistralÂ and theÂ Walden Chamber Players. Don is on the faculty of the Yale School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he directs the NEC Chamber Orchestra.
Larry Wallach is a keyboard performer on piano and harpsichord, composer, musicologist, and professorÂ who holds the Livingston Hall Chair in Music at Bard College at Simonâ€™s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts where he has taught since 1972. As a performer, he emphasizes chamber music and song accompaniment, and has collaborated with Nancy Bracken and Ronald Barron of the Boston Symphony, the Avanti Wind Quintet, John Cheek, Daniel Stepner, Stephen Hammer, Lucy Bardo, Paul Green, Susanna Ogata, Allan Dean, Maureen Oâ€™Flynn, the Berkshire Bach Society Chorus, Crescendo, Anne and Eva LegĂŞne, and Ronald Gorevic with whom he recently performed all of Brahmsâ€™ sonatas for violin and viola.
About South Berkshire Concerts at Bard College at Simonâ€™s Rock
South Berkshire Concerts at Bard College at Simonâ€™s Rock attracts renowned and emerging performers from around the world who represent a dynamic variety of traditional and inventive programming. Launched over 45 years ago at Simonâ€™s Rock, the South Berkshire Concerts epitomize the collegeâ€™s commitment to intellectual dialogue, creative expression, and service to community. Students and the public are exposed to a range of musical experiences, and often engage directly with the musicians during robust Q&A sessions.
Admission: Free with suggested donation of $10