[2018 Bard Music Festival Gala] Ball, c.1910, Nikolai Nikolayevich Sapunov, culture-images/Lebrecht
Ball, c.1910, Nikolai Nikolayevich Sapunov, culture-images/Lebrecht

Bard Music Festival Presents

2018 Bard Music Festival Gala

Please join us for a celebration of
Rimsky-Korsakov and His World


In its 29th season, join the Bard Music Festival for an exploration of the life and times of the composer who played a central role in the definition of what we know as the Russian style in music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908). The most assiduous and prolific of the Russian nationalist composers known as the Mighty Five—Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, César Cui, and Modest Mussorgsky were the other four—Rimsky-Korsakov developed and refined many of the ideas born in the hothouse of their collective creativity, forging a highly recognizable Russian style and passing it on to his many students. The Bard Music Festival looks at the shape of his career, from naval officer to composer of great originality. His work and influence, both musically and politically, are examined in the context of compositions by the Mighty Five, as well as Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Glazunov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Scriabin, Sergey Taneyev, Igor Stravinsky, Sergey Prokofiev, and many others.

Proceeds from this evening will support the artistry and continuing presentation of the Bard Music Festival.

For information contact events@bard.edu, or call 845-758-7414.