The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

  • November 2

    Conservatory Sundays
    Conservatory Orchestra

    Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director 

    Program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8; Max Reger’s 
    Four Tone Poems after Böcklin; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony
    No. 6 in B Minor “Pathétique.”

  • November 15

    The Red Violin
    Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin
    Cynthia Elise Tobey, piano

    Celebrated violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn performs with
    the legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius.
    In 1990, Christie’s auctioned the Stradivarius, which is said
    to have inspired the 1999 Academy Award–winning film, The Red Violin

  • November 20–23
    Live Arts Bard

    The House Is Open

    A pop-up exhibition of installation and performance

    For four extraordinary days, the Fisher Center will be
    transformed into a temporary museum, hosting the work
    of major artists who are working at the fast-changing
    intersection of the performing and visual arts.

  • December 20 and 21

    David Parker and The Bang Group

    An unconventional take on the holiday classic, mixing
    Tchaikovsky’s score with jazz and popular versions
    accompanied by ballet, tap, and contemporary dance.
    You’ll never watch The Nutcracker in the same way again!

  • December 7

    Conservatory Sundays
    Winter Songfest

    A festive holiday celebration with Dawn Upshaw
    and students of the Bard Conservatory Graduate
    Vocal Arts Program

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Student Performances

Amanda Palmer's new musical
The Bed Show

November 5–8


Bard College Symphonic Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Baroque Ensemble
December 3

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