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13 Aug 2014
Audiophile Audition
20th Century Music = BÁRTOK: Dance Suite; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite; STRAVINSKY: Suite from “The Firebird” (1919) – Park Avenue Ch. Sym./ David Bernard – Park Avenue Ch. Sym. 8 04879 ...
21 Apr 2014
This album is sure to please. Maestro Bernard enthralls the listener with an exceptional and unblemished performance of the Bartok Dance Suite, captures the sensuous, bounteous lines of the Vaughan Williams Fantasia, and leads a superb, vibrant, r...
31 Mar 2014
New York Maestro
Today I have the honor of releasing my first recorded cycle of Beethoven Symphonies with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony on iTunes ( ).   This was a huge undertaking, spannin...
27 Feb 2014
Lucid Culture
Intimacy with a group of performers has its pros and cons. If the crew onstage are on their game, everyone in the audience feels like they’re in it with them. By the same token, in close quarters you hear every mistake. So it was especially reward...
1 Jan 2014
Audiophile Audition
BEETHOVEN: Symphonies No. 1, Op. 21 and No. 7 ,Op. 92 – Park Avenue Chamber Sym./ David Bernard – Park Ave. Ch. Sym. (4/26/13), 67:22 ****: The major classical composers truly are immortal. I’m writing this on the 200th anniversary of the first...
29 Oct 2013
Lucid Culture
The big story at the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony ‘s performance at Carnegie Hall this past Sunday was pianist Daniela Liebman ‘s debut. But the orchestra did their best to pre-empt that. They exploded with their introductory piece, Dvorak’s Car...
22 Oct 2013
Lucid Culture
The massive, lush Park Avenue Chamber Symphony with David Bernard on the podium make their latest appearance at Carnegie Hall on Oct 27 at 2 PM at Stern Auditorium, playing Dvorak’s  Carnival Overture, the Brahms Violin Concerto with Jourdan Urb...
9 Sep 2013
David Bernard has been selected as a 2013 First Prize winner of the Orchestral Conducting competition of The American Prize, a national competition for conductors. In making their selection from a diverse group of conductors from across the United...
31 Aug 2013
On October 27th at 2PM, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony led by music director David Bernard returns to the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall for a program of Dvorak, Brahms, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. We sat down with Maestro ...
18 Apr 2013
"The attention to detail is simply marvelous. Every phrase and balance means something, and Bernard takes nothing for granted. Tempos are beautifully judged throughout." --Fanfare Magazine

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Strauss: An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (Blue Danube Waltz)
Bizet: Symphony in C major
Debussy: Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra
Dvorak: Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Dvorak: Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
Dvorak: Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61