Rachmaninoff’s Vespers

Olin Hall 35 Henderson Cir Dr, Red Hool, New York

Bard Festival Chorale James Bagwell, Conductor The choral traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church remained a profound musical influence on Rachmaninoff throughout his life and he wrote two major sacred works for unaccompanied choir. Program Ten showcases the Bard Festival Chorale’s interpretation of the second: the Vespers (All-Night Vigil). A spiritual work whose resonant a capella sonorities use the full […]


Symphonic Poetry and Spirituality in the Silver Age

Fisher Center 60 Manor Ave, Red Hook

Bard Festival Chorale / James Bagwell, choral director; The Orchestra Now / Leon Botstein, music director Mané Galoyan, soprano; Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano; Viktor Antipenko, tenor; Ethan Vincent, baritone; The decades before the Revolution saw a cultural flourishing in Russia, notable for its spiritual and intellectual currents in poetry, painting and music. Program 12 revisits this fruitful […]