The Orchestra Now Plays Pärt, Thomson & Bizet

Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30 - 9pm

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James Bagwell conducting The Orchestra Now. Photo by Jito Lee

James Bagwell conducting The Orchestra Now. Photo by Jito Lee

The Orchestra Now, conducted by James Bagwell, will perform a free concert of works by Pärt, Virgil Thomson and Bizet.

RSVP is requested

The program will be:

Pärt Fratres

Virgil Thomson The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite

Bizet Symphony in C

The Orchestra Now, founded at Bard College and comprised of emerging musicians from around the world, plays many free concerts in the New York City area.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

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