For three weeks in June 2012 the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, will tour greater China, performing in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Guangzhou.
Taipei, the Orchestra’s performance will feature pianists Lina Yeh and
Rolf Peter-Wille in the Mozart Concerto in E flat, KV 365, along with
the Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler. All other performances of the tour
will be part of a collaboration with the Bard Music Festival, including
a revisiting of “Tchaikovsky and World,” “Mahler and His World,” and a
special illustrated lecture/concert curated by Leon Botstein on the
topic “Shanghai Refugees.”
For his lecture concert, Dr. Botstein has chosen "Evocations" for viola and piano, by Jacob Avshalomov, ACA composer, born in 1919, in Tsingtao, China. Jacob celebrated his 93rd birthday on March 28 this year, with family and friends in Oregon.
Orchestra Tour Itinerary
|June 7||Taipei, Taiwan||Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall|
|June 10||Hong Kong||Hong Kong Cultural Center|
|June 12||Shanghai||Shanghai Grand Theatre|
|June 16||Beijing||National Center for the Performing Arts|
|June 19||Tianjin||Tianjin Grand Theatre|
|June 22||Wuhan||Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall|
|June 24||Guangzhou||Guangzhou Grand Opera House|
*Venues to be determined.