8-10 August 2008

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 

Bard Music Festival: Prokofiev and his World.

Weekend 1: From East to West

8 August 2008, 7.30pm. Sosnoff Theater

7.30pm: Pre-concert Talk: Leon Botstein

8.00pm: Performance: Michael Abramovich, piano; Chiara String Quartet; Jeremy Denk, piano; Soovin Kim, violin; John Hancock, baritone; Irina Mishura, mezzo-soprano; Julia Zilberquit, piano; members of the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; and others

Prokofiev:

Suggestion diabolique, from Four Pieces, Op. 4
Symphony No. 1, Op. 25,
Five Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Op. 27
March, from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33ter
Five Melodies, Op. 35bis
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50
Two Songs from Lieutenant Kijé, Op. 60bis
Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34bis
Sonata No. 7, Op. 83

9 August 2008

10.00-12.00, Olin Hall

Panel - Prokofiev: The Man and His Music

(Caryl Emerson, moderator; Marina Frolova-Walker; David Nice; Harlow Robinson)

1.00pm: Pre-concert Talk: David Nice

1.30 pm: Performance: Michael Abramovich, piano; Chiara String Quartet; Jeremy Denk, piano; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Sophie Shao, cello; Bard Festival Chamber Players

Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22
Prokofiev: Two Poems, Op. 9

Glière:  Ballad, Op. 4
Glazunov: Quartet Op. 39
Tcherepnin: Six Quartets for Four French Horns
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petroushka, for piano
Piano works by Taneyev and Medtner

7.00pm, Sosnoff Theater

Pre-concert Talk: Simon Morrison

8.00pm: Blair McMillen, piano; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko, Op. 5
Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
Scriabin: Le poème de l'exstase, Op. 54
Joseph Achron: Epitaph, in Memory of Aleksandr Scriabin (1915) (world première)

10 August 2008

10.00-12.00, Olin Hall

Panel - Prokofiev and Composing for Stage and Film

(Simon Morrison, moderator; Kevin Bartig; Caryl Emerson; Joan Neuberger)

1.00pm Pre-concert Talk: Byron Adams

1.30pm: Bard Festival Chamber Players; Amy Burton, soprano; Philip Edward Fisher, piano; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Robert Martin, cello; Anna Polonsky, piano

Prokofiev: Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39 (Trapèze)
Satie: From Sports et divertissements
Honegger: From Le cahier romand
Poulenc: Trio, Op. 43
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Octet
Milhaud: From Le train bleu, Op. 84
Tailleferre: Chansons françaises
Auric: Trio in D Major

5.00pm, Sosnoff Theater

Pre-concert Talk: Mary E. Davis

5:30 pm: Alessio Bax, piano; Lucille Chung, piano; Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Michael York, narrator; Members of the American Symphony Orchestra with guests from The Bard College Conservatory, Eckart Preu, conductor

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Prokofiev: The Chatterbox, from Three Songs for Children, Op. 68

Ravel: Ma mere l'oye
Poulenc: Histoire de Babar, le petit élephant, Op. 129
John Alden Carpenter: Krazy Kat
Satie: Gymnopedies

Weekend 2: The Faustian Pact

15 August 2008

10.00-12.00; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Multipurpose room, Bertelsmann Campus Center

Symposium: Stalin and Stalinists

(Jonathan Becker, moderator; Leonid Maximenkov, Richard Taruskin, and others)

5.00pm: Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Special Showing

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary, a film by Yosif Feyginberg (2008)

7.30pm, Sosnoff Theater

Pre-concert Talk: Rebecca Stanton

8.00pm: Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; members of the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Prokofiev: From Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116
Rachmaninoff: From All-night Vigil, Op. 37
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Grechaninoff: From The Seven Days of the Passion, Op. 58
Works by Nicolas Obukhov

16 August 2008

10.00am, Olin Hall

Performance with Commentary by Mitchell Morris, with James Bassi, piano; Jonathan Hays, baritone; Melissa Fogarty, soprano, and others

Prokofiev: From Songs of Our Days, Op. 76
Songs by Vernon Duke, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Isaak Dunayevsky, Dmitrii Shostakovich, and others.

1.00pm: Pre-concert Talk: Laurel Fay

1.30pm: Bard Festival String Quartet; Randolph Bowman, flute; Frederic Chiu, piano; Benjamin Hochman, piano; Erica Kiesewetter, violin; Dmitry Rachmanov, piano

Prokofiev: Quartet No. 2, Op. 92
Prokofiev: Sonata in D Major for flute and piano, Op. 94

Samuil Feinberg: Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 21a
Khachaturian: Song-Poem, "In Honor of an Ashugh"
Shostakovich: String Quartet, No. 3, Op. 73

5.00pm: Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Special Showing

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary, a film by Yosif Feyginberg (2008)

7.00pm, Sosnoff Theater

Pre-concert Talk: Richard Taruskin

8.00pm: Gavriel Lipkind, cello; American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Prokofiev: Summer Night, Op. 123
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto, Op. 125

Myaskovsky: Symphony No. 16, Op. 39
Shebalin: Variations on the Russian Folksong "Oh My Field," Op. 30

17 August 2008

10.00am, Olin Hall

Panel: Religion, Spirituality, and Music

(Christopher H. Gibbs, moderator; Leon Botstein; Simon Morrison; Maya Pritsker)

1.00pm: Pre-concert Talk: Richard Wilson

1.30pm: Michael Abramovich, piano; Frederic Chiu, piano; Benjamin Hochman, piano; Dmitry Rachmanov, piano; Sophie Shao, cello; Scott Williamson, tenor; and others

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103
Prokofiev: Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, Op. 134 (unpbl.)
Prokofiev: Arias from Semyon Kotko, Op, 81 and The Story of a Real Man, Op. 117

Shostakovich: From 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87
Kabalevsky: Seven Merry Songs, Op. 41
Vladimir Shcherbachyov: From Groza, suite, arranged for piano four-hands

4.30pm, Sosnoff Theater

Pre-concert Talk: Christopher H. Gibbs

5.30pm: Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Scott Williamson, tenor; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, John Henry Lambert, music director; American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Prokofiev: Egyptian Nights Suite
Prokofiev: Seven, They Are Seven, Op. 30

Prokofiev: Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution, Op. 74
Vladimir Dukelsky (Vernon Duke): Epitaph
Rachmaninoff: Three Russian Songs, Op. 41

 

28 JULY 2008