Brazilian Forró Music
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.
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.
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
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.