The Bard Music Festival will return for its 31st season with an exploration of the life and work of Nadia Boulanger. Nadia Boulanger is the pioneering Parisian pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and indomitable personality who shaped more than a generation of American musicians.
Through a series of themed concert programs, Nadia Boulanger and Her World pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in the history of classical music.
Works will be featured by Nadia Boulanger, J. S. Bach, Grażyna Bacewicz, Lili Boulanger, Johannes Brahms, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, Gabriel Fauré, Walter Piston, Raoul Pugno, Francis Poulenc, Jean Françaix, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Philip Glass, Adolphus Hailstork, Dinu Lipatti, Marcelle de Manziarly, Olivier Messiaen, Claudio Monteverdi, Thea Musgrave, Julia Perry, Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie, Ethel Smyth, Igor Stravinsky, Germaine Tailleferre, Louise Talma, Louis Vierne, George Walker, and Charles-Marie Widor.
Weekend One: Music in Paris
Program One: The Exemplary Musician
Program Two: Contemporaries and Colleagues
Program Three: 88 x 2: Music for 2 Pianos
Program Four: The Epitome of Chic: Paris Between the Wars
Program Five: Teachers, Mentors, and Friends of the Boulanger Sisters
Weekend Two: The 20th Century Legacy of Nadia Boulanger
Program Six: L’Esprit de Paris
Program Seven: Crosscurrents: Salon and Concert Hall
Program Eight: Boulanger the Curator
Program Nine: Remembering Ethel Smyth and Boulanger’s Circle at Home and Abroad
Program Ten: The Catholic Tradition in France: Clarity and Mysticism
Program Eleven: Boulanger’s Legacy: Modernities
Program Twelve: Boulanger’s Credo
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