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The Bard College Conservatory of Music will present a student and faculty showcase weekend on October 24 and 25, sharing two free, live-streamed concerts.

These shows will feature the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra and conductor Leon Botstein, showcasing performances by celebrated violinists and new Conservatory faculty Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony, as well as students and other faculty from the Bard Music Program, Conservatory, and The Orchestra Now. 

The October 24 concert at 7:30 p.m. is in honor of cellist and faculty member Luis Garcia-Renart (1936-2020), and features the world premiere of Artist in Residence Erica Lindsay’s Adagio for String Orchestra (2020), as well as works by Casals and Vivaldi. Garcia-Renart, who taught at Bard from 1962 until his death earlier this year, was a former student of Casals.

The October 25 concert, at 3 p.m., includes performances of works by Mozart, Mahler, and Elgar. Both concerts are free and will be live streamed from the Fisher Center at Bard’s Sosnoff Theater. Reservations are required. Proceeds support the Conservatory Scholarship Fund.

Photo of Javen Lara by Karl Rabe.

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