The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

Bard Music Festival

Special Events

SummerScape Gala 2017:
A Summer Celebration at Montgomery Place

Saturday, July 22

Sergei Polunin, SummerScape Gala 2016, photo by Bibhu Mohapatra
Please join us for a summer celebration of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and help us continue to bring leading artists and adventurous programs to the Hudson Valley.

Gala Cochairs
Carolyn Marks Blackwood and Gregory Quinn
Stefano Ferrari and Lilo Zinglersen
Manny Urquiza and Andrew E. Zobler

The celebration begins at 6pm and will include cocktails, dinner, and summer songs by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, overlooking the Hudson River at historic Montgomery Place. Followed by an After-Party with Susanne Bartsch at the Spiegeltent.

Purchase your tickets or table here.  To learn more, visit, call 845-758-7414 or email

2017 Bard Music Festival Opening Night Dinner

Friday, August 11

Bard Music Festival Opening Night Dinner, 2016
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner
7:30 p.m. Preconcert talk 
8:00 p.m. Performance 

Begin your evening with an elegant cocktail reception and dinner in the Spiegeltent to celebrate the start of the 28th season of the Bard Music Festival, then head over to the Fisher Center to enjoy the concert.

Tickets include a pre-performance dinner in the Spiegeltent and a premium seat for the evening's concert.
  • Dinner $120 (tax-deductible portion $60)
  • Dinner and performance $180 (tax-deductible portion $60)
  • Table for eight, dinner and performance included $1,440 (tax-deductible portion $480)
  • Table for 10, dinner and performance included $1,800 (tax-deductible portion $600)
Purchase Opening Night Dinner tickets here.
For more information email or call 845-758-7414.

Please note: The Spiegeltent will be closed for regular dining on the evening of the dinner.


Become a Friend of the Fisher Center

To make a gift by phone or for more information, please call 845-758-7987.

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By Mail:
To send a gift by mail, please download the form below and send to:
Office of Development
Bard College
PO Box 5000
NY 12504-5000