past Schedule

February 3 and 4, 2024

7 and 3

The Orchestra Now

James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorale for Brahms Rinaldo and Alto Rhapsody

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theatre
Annandale-on Hudson, New York
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January 25, 2024

8:00 PM

American Symphony Orchestra

James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorale in a rare performance of Dvorak's Requiem with the American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conducting.

https://americansymphony.org/concerts/dvorak-requiem/

Carnegie Hall
New York, New York
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December 14, 2023

7:00 PM

American Symphony Orchestra

James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorale for a performance of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus with The American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conducting.

https://americansymphony.org/concerts/judas-maccabaeus/

The Riverside Church
New York, New York
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October 21, 2023

5:00 PM

The Orchestra Now

James will be collaborating with singer Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Fisher Center at Bard College

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
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September 22 and 23, 2023

7:00 and 2:00

The Wizard of Oz in Concert

James will conduct the Bard Conservatory Orchestra with the beloved movie.

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
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July 21-30

Henry VIII: Bard Summerscape

James will serve as chorus master for this rarely-performed masterpiece.

https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/henri-viii/

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
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July 1, 2023

8:00pm

National Symphony Orchestra

The second of two performances: James will be conducting the National Symphony Orchestra with singer Natalie Merchant.
https://www.nataliemerchant.com/shows2-2/

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC
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June 30, 2023

8:00pm

National Symphony Orchestra

The first of two performances: James will be conducting the National Symphony Orchestra with singer Natalie Merchant.
https://www.nataliemerchant.com/shows2-2/

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC
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June 28, 2023

7:30pm

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

James will be conducting the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra with singer Natalie Merchant.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Providence, Rhode Island
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June 25, 2023

8:00PM

Orchestra of St. Luke's

James will be conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's with singer Natalie Merchant.

https://www.njpac.org/event/an-evening-with-natalie-merchant-keep-your-courage-tour/

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
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May 13, 2023

4:00pm

Berkshire Bach Orchestra and Chorus

James will return to the Berkshires to conduct the Berkshire Bach Orchestra and Chorus.

First Congregational Church
Great Barrington, MA
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April 30, 2023

7:00pm

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

James will be conducting The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with singer Natalie Merchant.
https://www.nataliemerchant.com/shows2-2/

Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
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April 27, 2023

8:00pm

South Florida Symphony Orchestra

James will be conducting The South Florida Symphony Orchestra with singer Natalie Merchant.

https://www.nataliemerchant.com/shows2-2/

Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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April 2, 2023

3:00pm

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

The second of two performances: James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorale for The Orchestra Now”s performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

Fisher Center at Bard College, Sosnoff Theatre
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April 1, 2023

7:00pm

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

The first of two performances: James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorale for The Orchestra Now’s performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

Fisher Center at Bard College, Sosnoff Theatre
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March 23, 2023

8:00pm

Richard Strauss’s Daphne

James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorus for the American Symphony’s performance of Richard Strauss’s Daphne

Carnegie Hall
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March 5, 2023

3:00pm

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe

The second of two performances: James will conduct The Orchestra Now in a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe.

Fisher Center at Bard College, Sosnoff Theatre
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March 4, 2023

7:00pm

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe

The first of two performances: James will conduct The Orchestra Now in a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe.

Fisher Center at Bard College, Sosnoff Theatre
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January 27, 2023

Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D

James will prepare the Bard Festival Chorale for the American Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D.

Saint Bartholomew’s Church
New York, New York
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April 27, 2021

7:30pm

The Concert Chorale of New York

In the last of four performances: The Concert Chorale of New York, prepared by James Bagwell, will sing Mozart’s Requiem with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall
New York
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April 24, 2021

8:00pm

The Concert Chorale of New York

In the third of four performances: The Concert Chorale of New York, prepared by James Bagwell, will sing Mozart’s Requiem with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall
New York
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April 22, 2021

7:30pm

The Concert Chorale of New York

In the second of four performance: The Concert Chorale of New York, prepared by James Bagwell, will sing Mozart’s Requiem with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall
New York
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December 8-12, 2020

Handel’s Messiah First Performance

The Concert Chorale of New York, prepared by James Bagwell, will return to sing Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall
New York, NY
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November 7, 2020

7:30pm

Mahler’s “Titan Symphony.”

James will return to conduct the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in works including Mahler’s “Titan Symphony.”

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Tulsa, OK
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October 31, 2020

3:00pm

Berkshire Bach Vocal Ensemble

James will conduct the Berkshire Bach Vocal Ensemble in works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

UA Meeting Hourse
Housatonic, MA
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June 26-August 16, 2020

Bard SummerScape

Bard SummerScape: James will conduct and prepare the Bard Festival Chorale and The Orchestra Now in performances during this renowned and innovative festival.  Details are forthcoming.

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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June 11-13, 2020

Harmonium with the NY Philharmonic

The Concert Chorale of New York, prepared by James Bagwell, will sing John Adam’s Harmonium with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall
New York, NY
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May 9-10, 2020

Bard Festival Chorale

The Bard Festival Chorale, prepared by James Bagwell, will sing Mahler’s Second Symphony with The Orchestra Now.

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theatre
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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April 23-25, 2020

The Concert Chorale of NY 2020

The Concert Chorale of New York, prepared by James Bagwell, will sing Mahler’s Second Symphony with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall
New York, NY
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March 29. 2020

3:00pm

Scottish Symphony

James will lead The Orchestra Now in a performance of Bach’s Magnificat and Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony.

Hudson Hall
Hudson, NY
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Feb 5, 6, 8, 11, 2020

7:30pm

Mozart’s C-minor Mass

The Concert Chorale of New York, prepared by James Bagwell, will sing Mozart’s C-minor Mass with the New York Philharmonic.

Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall
New York, NY
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