Every fall, the Fisher Center offers musical concerts, dance performances, theatrical events, intimate evenings with theater and performance artists, and more. Join us often from September through December to see and hear new, rediscovered, and reimagined works from special guests and Bard students and faculty.
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Tickets: Suggested donation of $20 (orchestra seating), $15 (parterre and first balcony); free for the Bard community with ID
This event occurs on: Sun. December 6, 3pm
Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
Conservatory Sundays JoAnn Falletta, Guest Conductor
Guest conductor JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Virginia Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra in a performance of Ernest Bloch's Suite for Viola and Orchestra, with 2015 Conservatory Concerto Competition winner Ye Zi '16, viola soloist.; Vítězslav Novák’s V Tatrách, Op. 26; and the Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major.
Tickets: Free; reservations required
This event occurs on: Fri. December 11, 7:30pm
Sat. December 12, 2pm
Sat. December 12, 7:30pm
Sun. December 13, 4pm
Senior Dance Concert
Choreographed and performed by seniors in the Bard Dance Program, this concert of Senior Projects in dance represents the culmination of four years of intensive choreographic inquiry.
Tickets: Suggested donation of $20 (orchestra seating), $15 (parterre and first balcony); free for the Bard community with ID.
After Winter Songfest join us for a reception with the artists; $100 donation.
All proceeds benefit the Conservatory's Scholarship Fund.
This event occurs on: Sun. December 13, 3pm
Conservatory Sundays A festive holiday celebration with Dawn Upshaw, singers of the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Mary Stuart Masterson, and The Chancellor-Livingston 5th Grade Chorus. This annual afternoon concert is an audience favorite.
Tickets: $5; free for the Bard community
This event occurs on: Tue. December 15, 8pm
Bard College Symphonic Chorus
Conducted by James Bagwell
Motets from the English, Spanish, and Italian Renaissance plus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mass in C Major, K. 317 (“Coronation”).
Tickets: $45 adults; $15 for children and students
Suitable for ages 8 and above
This event occurs on: Thu. December 17, 7:30pm
Fri. December 18, 7:30pm
Sat. December 19, 2pm
Sat. December 19, 7:30pm
The Object Lesson
Created and Performed by Geoff Sobelle
Directed by David Neumann
Scenic Installation Design by Steven Dufala
“For creating an immersive environment built from the material debris of an individual life. For sparking curiosity in the audience about the need, meaning, and weight of their own lives’ objects.”
“Perfect, gleeful enjoyment … you won’t be prepared for how beautiful it is.”–Time Out New York
“A hugely enjoyable, highly intelligent, ultra-connected meditation on our attachment to the past – old things and emotions, maybe even friendships, that we don’t actually need. Four Stars.”–The Guardian
Listen to Geoff Sobelle talk about the production with Arun Rath, of NPR's "Morning Edition"
Theater artist Geoff Sobelle (last seen at the Fisher Center in rainpan 43’s Elephant Room, and as the director of The Kitchen) fills the LUMA Theater with seemingly countless boxes and bins labeled and arranged just so. This holiday shopping season, explore the jumble and immerse yourself in a performance that unpacks our relationship to everyday objects: breaking, buying, finding, fixing, trading, selling, stealing, storing, and becoming buried under a world of things. Hilarious and heartbreaking, The Object Lesson is a funny, sweet, and meticulously crafted examination of our relationship to the many objects we encounter during the course of our lives.
This holiday presentation of The Object Lesson is made possible by Stefano Ferrari and Lilo Zinglersen.