Michael Nagy, Paulina Swierczek Star in The Orchestra Now’s 2019-20 Season

By David Salazar

The Orchestra Now has unveiled its 2019-20 season, which will include a plethora of unique works. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on opera and vocal performances.

Over at the Sosnoff Theater at Bard College’s Fisher Center, audiences will get a chance to hear Strauss’ “Four Songs, Op. 27” in addition to a performance of Galina Ustvolskaya’s Symphonic Poem No. 1 in its U.S. Premiere. The concert, which will feature Paulina Swierczek as the soprano soloist, will also showcase Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

Performance Dates: Sept. 14, 15, 2019

Stravinsky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss” will be performed in a program that will also feature music by Honegger, Schoeck, and Mitropoulus with baritone Michael Nagy as soloist. Leon Botstein conducts the concert in Carnegie Hall and at the Fisher Center.

Performance Dates: Nov. 13, 14, 2019 

“Into the Night,” also at Carnegie Hall and the Fisher Center, will showcase music by César Frank, Vincent d’Indy, and Vaughan Williams. Blair McMillen will be the solo pianist with the concert also showcasing the members of the Bard Festival Chorale under James Bagwell. There will be a soprano soloist announced at a later date.

Performance Date: April 25, 26, 30, 2020