Bard College Conservatory players will tour China with multiple concerts in June, including a work by Jacob Avshalomov


Jun 7 2012 - 8:00pm

"The Egg" in Beijing"The Egg" in BeijingFor 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.

In 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

Date City Venue
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

Chamber Music

*Venues to be determined.

Date City
June 9
Hong Kong
June 11 Shanghai
June 13 Shanghai
June 14 Shanghai
June 15 Beijing
June 17 Beijing