The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

  • May 2

    Bard College Conservatory Orchestra


    Conducted by Music Director Leon Botstein, the
    Bard College Conservatory Orchestra performs works
    by Witold Lutosławski, Carl Nielsen, and Edward Elgar.


  • May 8

    The Aaron Diehl Trio
    Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant
    and Special Guests

    Billie Holiday Centenary Tribute

    Known for her definitive interpretations of jazz classics
    such as “Strange Fruit,” “Summertime,” and “God Bless
    the Child,” Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest
    jazz vocalists of all time.

  • May 17

    Gustav Mahler’s
    Symphony No. 9

    Mahler's magisterial Ninth—his last completed symphony
    —is an impassioned elegy. Conducted by music director
    Leon Botstein featuring members of the American Symphony
    Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, and
    Bard College faculty, this concert honors the life of Murray
    Liebowitz, a life trustee of Bard College.


  • June 25 – August 16

    Bard SummerScape 2015


    Now it its 13th season, Bard SummerScape
    presents eight weeks of stellar events in opera,
    music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. 

  • August 7–9 and 13–16

    Bard Music Festival
    Chávez and His World

    In its 26th season, the Bard Music Festival turns,
    for the first time, to Latin America. This year the
    festival examines the life, times, and creative
    output of the 20th century Mexican composer,
    conductor, and educator Carlos Chávez. 


Bard College Conservatory Orchestra1 The Aaron Diehl Trio  Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant  and Special Guests2 Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 93 Bard SummerScape 20154 Bard Music FestivalChávez and His World5

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