Joan Tower & Mahler’s 5th

Program & Artists

George Walker Lilacs
Joan Tower Flute Concerto
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5

Leon Botstein conductor
Samantha Martin VAP ’22 soprano
Andrea Abel ’23 flute

Part of TŌN’s Fisher Center concert series

TŌN begins its eighth season with Mahler’s heroic Fifth Symphony, plus two works featuring winners of the Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition: George Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Lilacs, and the virtuosic flute concerto of Joan Tower, who has taught composition at Bard for 50 years.


Concert Details

The concert will last approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

>Read the concert program

Brief remarks by TŌN violinist Yi-Ting Kuo

George Walker Lilacs
Samantha Martin VAP ’22 soprano
14 min
>Read concert notes by TŌN violist Batmyagmar Erdenebat

Joan Tower Flute Concerto
Andrea Abel ’23 flute
15 min
>Read concert notes by TŌN clarinetist Mackenzie Austin

Intermission
20 min

Brief remarks by TŌN timpanist Keith Hammer III

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5
70 min
>Read concert notes by TŌN violinist Yeseul Park

All timings are approximate. Program and artists subject to change.

Sample the Music

George Walker Lilacs

Joan Tower Flute Concerto

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5

Photo: Joan Tower by Bernie Mindich

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