I was particularly taken with a recent and surprisingly effective recording of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, with David Bernard conducting the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (CD, Recursive Classics RC2057001; download from ClassicsOnline.com). The PACS bulked up to 100 players to record this in a relatively small space at the […]
“Committed and forceful traversals of these formidable scores…Bernard is sensitive to both the eerie and the jubilant aspects that make [Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra] such a singular experience.” –Donald Rosenberg
Using a newly edited and revised version of The Right of Spring to which Bernard himself contributed, this performance brings extraordinary clarity, instrumental balance and an unending series of elegant touches to what is still a very complex score. Anyone hearing this outstanding performance will be captivated by the enormous skill of […]
Recursive Classics has unveiled a release of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring – the world premiere recording of an important new edition – coupled with Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra featuring David Bernard conducting the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.
The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony under the guidance of music director and conductor, David Bernard, presented yet another in a series of superb concerts this past weekend. Mr. Bernard pushed his orchestra deeply into mid-19th century Romanticism with often revelatory results which he drew forth with delicacy and grace.
What was it like to hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony for the umpteenth time? Seated within the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony last night at the DiMenna Center, unlike any other. Placing a crowd within various sections of a symphony orchestra is something new and exciting.
David Bernard speaks with Epoch Times Editor Milene Fernandez about Classical Music from the InsideOut, conducting and the art of collaborative music making.
“Arabian Nights” came to Newburgh with conductor David Bernard leading the GNSO in their annual January family concert. Bernard has an impressive background and relates to the players and listeners with his personal charisma, technical skill and imaginative programming. He conducted the concert from memory with no need for scores.
Watching the children as they first grasp the beauty of making music is a true source of joy for anyone involved. Guest conductor David Bernard really connected with his young protégés as he taught the rudimentary skills of conducting. “It’s just such a pleasure to help these children discover […]
GNSO President John Bliss and Music Director Candidate David Bernard discuss the upcoming Family Concert Event “Arabian Nights”