The 5th Annual HVCMC/Bard Prep Family Concert was another success! The concert featured Prep students and their teachers performing in Bito Hall. Young children gathered up front, close to the musicians, and afterwards, the audience was invited to meet the performers and see the instruments. As always, donations went to support the Bard Conservatory – Prep Division scholarship fund. Thanks to all of our performers and audience for a fun afternoon.
Ludwig van Beethoven: “Kakadu Variations” for Piano Trio, Op. 121a
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
Antonin Dvořák: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 26
Jacques Ibert: Two Interludes
Sir Arnold Bax: Elegiac Trio
Maurice Ravel: Sonatine (arranged as “Sonatine en trio” by Carlos Salzedo)
Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu for Harp in D-flat Major, Op. 86
François Devienne: Duo for Flute and Viola in C Minor, Op. 5, No. 3
Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Robert Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121
Joan Tower: STRING FORCE
John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasie for Violin and Piano
Music lovers of all ages were treated to an afternoon of fabulous music in Bard College’s Bito Auditorium. Music pieces ranged from Brahms Sontas and pieces by Mozart and Schumann to a lively and joyful selection from The Sound of Music! Thank you to Susan Hinkle Lindner for arranging such a wonderful event, and to our extraordinary musicians: Nicholas Alton Lewis, Susanne Son, Stella Prince, Luba Poliak, Brian Krinke, Daisy Dundas, Lucy Dhegrae, Gretchen Kamm, Ethan Richman, Slava Koblov and Calvin Walker. Also, a special thanks to Montgomery Orchards for donating apples for the after-concert snack!
A beautiful evening of music was enjoyed by many at the HVCMC Benefit Concert at Tailings, the home of Robert Montgomery. The program, our third at Tailings, featured a unique selection of music ranging from pieces by Antonín Dvořák to new and original works by the winners of the HVCMC annual Helen Shafer prizes. Thank you to Robert Montgomery for opening his home to us, as well as Flatiron and Market St. restaurants, and many others, for providing delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1
Viktor Ullmann: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 46
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Franz Schubert: Sonata in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. Post. 137, No. 1 (D384)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Antonín Dvorák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87
Near Bard’s Blithewood Garden and Hudson River trails, this one-hour program featuring Bard Prep Conservatory students and their teachers captured the hearts of babes in arms, toddlers, teenagers, and classical music devotees alike. The little ones sat up front, close to the musicians, to enjoy vocals, four-hand piano and strings. Donations to this free concert supported the Bard Conservatory – Prep Division scholarship fund. Thank you Helena, Barrett, David, Tanya, Yael, Julian, Jordan, Francesca, Willa, Ethan, Isabel, Morgan, Elischka, Maggie, Ani, and Lucy for your wonderful performances!
Illiana van Meeteren hosted a well-attended Annual Benefit for the Circle at her home in Rhinebeck. Joan Tower, composer and Bard faculty member, arranged an engaging concert of chamber music featuring Bard students, including Scot and Stanley Moore, Adrienne Kantor and Sabrina Tabby.
June 8 – Daedalus Quartet: Works by Haydn, Joan Tower and Dvořák
June 16 – Miami String Quartet:Works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn
June 29 – The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio: Works by Beethoven, André Previn and Brahms
The Circle and Bard Prep Conservatory presented a special Family Concert on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the Bard Chapel of the Holy Innocents. The concert featured Prep students and their teachers in a one hour program that included vocals, four-hand piano, and strings. The chapel was full to capacity, and every age group was represented, from babes-in-arms to grandparents. Young children gathered up front, close to the musicians, and a few little ones danced to Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” and Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins”. Afterwards, the audience was invited to meet the performers and see the instruments.
Robert Montgomery and the Board of Directors held an afternoon of music to benefit The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle, the second one at Tailings. The Music Program, once again coordinated by prominent composer and Bard faculty member Joan Tower with several talented and amazing Bard students, was followed by wine and hors d’ oeuvres.
June 2 – The Pacifica Quartet: Works by Smetana, Janacek and Beethoven
June 16 – Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with Michael Tree, violist and Harold Robinson, contrabass: Works by Rossini, Zwilich and Schubert
June 30 – Trio Con Brio Copenhagen: Works by Haydn, Brahms and Tchaikovsky