First concerts set for Bard College’s new postgraduate training orchestra

Posted on: September 10, 2015

“Bard College’s new training orchestra, called The Orchestra Now, announced Wednesday that it was welcoming its first 37 musicians this month and that it would perform concerts this season at Bard, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and elsewhere,” writes Michael Cooper in Wednesday’s (9/9) New York Times. “The orchestra, conceived by Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College and the music director of the American Symphony Orchestra, as something like a medical residency for postgraduate musicians, also plans to give several free concerts during the season in the Bronx, the East Village, Brooklyn and Queens…Students will be enrolled in a three-year master’s program that comes with free tuition, a $24,000 annual stipend and health benefits. They will work with conductors including Mr. Botstein, James Bagwell, JoAnn Falletta, Marcelo Lehninger and Gerard Schwarz.”


Posted September 10, 2015