The Orchestra Now Unveils Winter-Spring 2020 Season

By David Salazar

The Orchestra Now has unveiled its 2020 winter-spring season, which will include 16 concerts. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on operatic and vocal concerts.

The company’s first major vocal showcase will be “Rest in Pieces,” which will be presented by the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Art Program. The event will celebrate opera, with music by Mozart, Strauss, Bizet, Copland, and Puccini. James Bagwell conducts.

Performance Date: March 6, 8, 2020 at Fisher Center at Bard

 The company will present a concert of music by Mozart, Bach and Mendelssohn featuring Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Margaret Tigue, Jardena Gertler-Jaffe, Chuanyuan Liu, Maximillian Jansen, and Wayne Paul perform such pieces as Mozart’s “Regina Coeli” and Bach’s “Magnificat.” Mendelssohn’s third Symphony will also be featured.

Performance Date: March 29, 2020 at Hudson Hall, NY 

Soprano Diana Schwam will join members of the Bard Festival Chorale in music by Franck and Vaughan Williams. Leon Botstein conducts with Blair McMillen at the piano.

Performance Date: April 25, 26, 30, 2020 at Fisher Center at Bard and Carnegie Hall

 Leon Botstein leads a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Bard Festival Chorale.

Performance Date: May 9, 10, 2020 at Fisher Center at Bard