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Saturday, July 15, 2006

NYC, Bard Music Festival 2003

In the summer of 2003, I was an assistant conductor on the American premiere of Janacek's Osud (Fate) at the Bard Music Festival. This was the 7th Janacek opera I had worked on in 8 years.
I had visited New York before, but this was an opportunity to really get to know the Big Apple over a few months. The best part of course was working in a festival dedicated entirely to the music of Janacek. We performed Taras Bulba, Sinfonietta, Ballad of Blanik, The Fiddlers Child, and I worked especially closely with the chorus on the preparation of Rikadla, Na Solani Cartak, and the Glagolitic Mass.

On one of my days off, I biked across the Brooklyn bridge all the way to Coney Island.

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