The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

  • June 25 – August 16

    Bard SummerScape 2015


    Now in 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. 


  • July 24 – August 2

    Ethel Smyth’s
    The Wreckers

    The American stage premiere of Smyth’s
    compelling, majestic opera depicts the
    consequences of murder, betrayal, and love,
    framed by a powerful display of orchestral
    writing and a brilliant use of chorus.


  • June 27–28
    Bard SummerScape

    Pam Tanowitz Dance & FLUX Quartet

    Pam Tanowitz Dance—whose work was cited as
    “among 2014’s best” by the New York Times—
    performs the acclaimed Heaven on One’s Head, as
    well as a new en pointe solo danced by Ashley Tuttle,
    and works created specifically for SummerScape.




Bard SummerScape 20151 Bard Music FestivalChávez and His World2 Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers3 Pam Tanowitz Dance & FLUX Quartet4