Music lovers of all ages were treated to an afternoon of fabulous music at Bard College’s Bito Auditorium. Thank you to the Preparatory Division of the Bard Conservatory for once again making our free annual concert such a success, and to our extraordinary musicians who kept a very enthusiastic young audience rapt!
Thanks to all who came out on a beautiful fall day for a garden stroll through the impressive grounds of the Wethersfield Estate and a music program in the Carriage House featuring works from 1880 through 2011 , followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major (K.575)
Rachmaninov: Two Movements for String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
David Ludwig: Titania’s Dream
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor. Op. 67
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29 (D.804) “Rosamunde”
Bartok: Fourth Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
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!