Leon Botstein has been the president of Bard College since 1975 and the music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992. His extensive discography includes works by Brahms, Schubert, Bruch, and Mendelssohn. Botstein is a prominent scholar of music history, the editor of The Musical Quarterly. He is the recipient of the National Arts Club Gold Medal and the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Renowned architect Frank Gehry has built a career that has spanned four decades and produced landmark public and private buildings worldwide including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the Bard College Performing Arts Center in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York; and Los Angeles’s own Disney Concert Hall. Gehry’s work has earned numerous awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize; the National Medal of Arts; and over 100 national and regional A.I.A. awards.
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