Thursday, September 19 | 7PM

// FREE //

Bard College’s The Orchestra Now performs two masterworks in the unparalleled acoustics of Basilica Hudson, including Benjamin Britten‘s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Please join us for this very special, up-close encounter with a full symphony orchestra.

Felix Mendelssohn: Ouverture Meeresstille unde Glückliche Fahrt
Benjamin Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of vibrant young musicians from across the globe who are making orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences by sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. Hand-picked from the world’s leading conservatories—including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and the Curtis Institute of Music—the members of TŌN are enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions.

IMAGE CREDIT: The Orchestra Now (TŌN) at Basilica SoundScape 2018 by Samantha Marble for the Creative Independent