The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

  • April 24 and 25

    American Symphony Orchestra

    The ASO’s final concert of the season concludes
    with Janácek’s Sinfonietta, which the composer said
    was intended to express “contemporary free man;
    his spiritual beauty and joy; his strength, courage,
    and determination to fight for victory.” 



  • 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

    Tickets on sale February 17

    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. 


  • April 29

    2015 Bard Music Festival
    Noche de Gala

    Join us as we celebrate the music of Carlos Chávez and His World,
    including the presentation of the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in
    Arts and Letters presented to Deborah Borda. Proceeds from the
    gala evening support the artistry and continuing presentation
    of the Bard Music Festival.


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