Concert Performances

Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” Overture

The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, performs Franz Lehár‘s The Merry Widow Overture in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on September 17, 2023.

Franz Lehár
Born: 4/30/1870 in Komáron, Hungary
Died: 10/24/1948 at age 78 in Bad Ischl, Austria

Operetta Written: 1905, at age 35
Operetta Premiered: 12/30/1905 at Theater an der Wien in Vienna; Lehár conductor
Overture Written: 1940, at age 69
Overture Premiered: 4/1940 in Vienna at the composer’s 70th birthday concert; Vienna Philharmonic

>Read concert notes by TŌN trumpet player Forrest Albano