The Orchestra Now (TŌN) will soon host their final performance in their Carnegie Hall season on Thursday, May 12. This musical night will include the renowned director of this orchestra, Leon Botstein, along with pianists Gilles Vonsattel and Frank Corliss. This night will also present mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel.
Corliss is the director of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, while Vonsattel is a Swiss soloist and Bard Conservatory faculty member. Furthermore, being apart of The Metropolitan Opera as a mezzo-soprano, Nansteel has landed the role of Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor for this season.
New Voices From the 1930s will take place in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall. Corliss will perform William Grant Still’s Dismal Swamp, which is a portrayal of captive peoples seeking freedom. Nansteel will perform, Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Symphony No. 1, Essay for a Requiem, regarding conditions under the Nazi regime. Lastly, Vonsattel’s performance is based on Mexican Symphonic Orchestra music director and composer, Carlos Chávez’s virtuosic Piano Concerto.
In addition to TŌN’s show at Carnegie Hall, on May 7 and 8 this same program will be performed at the Fisher Center at Bard. To accommodate viewers this event will be live streamed for free on both dates; those attending must RSVP to attend the concert.
Towards the end of May on the 22, TŌN will provide a free concert performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, called Liszt & Bartók. Led by TŌN resident conductor Zachary Schwartzman, Hungarian composers Franz Liszt, Béla Bartók, Emmerich Kálmán, and Zoltán Kodály will have the spotlight during this event. Advance RSVP is suggested and those in attendance must comply with the venue’s health and safety requirements.