The Orchestra Now (TŌN), the pre-professional orchestra and master's degree program founded in 2015 by Bard College and conductor, educator, and music historian Leon Botstein, will perform an all-American Music program including an 80th birthday tribute to Philip Glass.
Three American composers take center stage on this program. Alfred Hitchcock film buffs may recognize the music of Bernard Herrmann as the evening begins. Of the seven film scores that resulted from the New York native's long-term collaboration with the famous director, his Prelude from North by Northwest is likely one of the most exciting. The program will then showcase the broad orchestral palette of Roy Harris' Symphony No. 3. Finally, TŌN celebrates the 80th birthday of iconic American composer Philip Glass with a performance of his Symphony No. 1, based on British avant-garde musician David Bowie's album Low.
The event is part of the Ensemble's Around Town free concerts series and will take place at LaGuardia.