Fall Events 2012
John Cage: On & Off the Air!
John Cage: On & Off the Air! celebrates Cage’s centennial year under the auspices of the John Cage Trust. Its theme spotlights Cage’s ever-prescient work with technology; its design extends Cage’s devotion to multiplicity, creativity, and responsive living.
November 17 at 8 pm
Tickets: $15, 25, 35, 45
Live Arts BardBard College’s new residency and commissioning program for the performing arts
Live Arts Bard (LAB) is a laboratory where professional artists in theater, dance, and performance test ideas and develop new projects, many of which will be premiered at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Each year, LAB will invite a number of leading artists and companies from the United States and abroad to Bard’s campus. As our audience, you will have special access to sneak previews, artist talks, and work-in-progress showings.
This fall’s resident artists include:
Songwriter and musician Amanda Palmer
Theater director Annie Dorsen and Wooster Group performer Scott Shepherd
Theatre Is Evil: Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra
September 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm
September 13 at 7:30 pm
Hello Hi There
November 27 at 6 and 8 pm
Box Office Opens August 23
The Bard College Conservatory of Music
Join us on Sunday afternoons for a series of delightful concerts performed by the talented students of The Bard College Conservatory of Music, with faculty and special guests. All ticket sales benefit the Conservatory’s Scholarship Fund.
October 14 at 3 pm
October 21 at 3 pm
October 28 at 3 pm
December 9 at 3 pm
December 16 at 3 pm
Suggested donation: $20 orchestra seating; $15 parterre/first balcony.
American Symphony Orchestra
Under conductor Leon Botstein, the Fisher Center's orchestra in residence performs major orchestral works by Richard Strauss, Bruckner, and Wagner, among others. All concerts take place at 8 pm and feature a preconcert talk at 7 pm.
October 12 and 13
February 22 and 23
April 19 and 20
Tickets: $25, 30, 35, 40
DANCE and THEATER & PERFORMANCE
Bard Student Performances
The Fisher Center is proud to host events in Bard’s Dance and Theater and Performance Programs. Please join us at the following public events and experience the imagination and creativity of a new generation of artists.
October 26 and October 27 at 7:30 pm
October 28 at 2 and 7:30 pm
December 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm
December 16 at 2 and 7:30 pm
Theater & Performance
October 11–13 at 7 pm
October 14 at 2 and 7 pm
November 13–15 at 7 and 9 pm
November 16–18 at 5, 7, and 9 pm
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Carolina Chocolate Drops—whose 2010 Nonesuch debut Genuine Negro Jig won a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy—prove that old-time string music from the Piedmont region of the Carolinas is an ever-evolving sound. On their latest release, Leaving Eden, they illustrate the ability to grow and change, as their new repertoire incorporates more blues, jazz, and folk balladry alongside brilliantly rendered string-band tunes.
Saturday, September 15 at 8 pm
Tickets: $15, 20, 30, 40; $10 students
American Ballet Theatre
Recognized as one of the premier dance companies in the world, American Ballet Theatre brings the highest quality dance and dancers to audiences across the globe. Celebrating its role as America’s National Ballet Company®, ABT tours nationally and internationally, performing for more than 400,000 people annually. The ABT performances at Bard feature choreography by Antony Tudor, José Limón, and Twyla Tharp.
Friday, October 5 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 6 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, October 7 at 2 pm
Tickets: $20, 30, 40, 50
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: The Soul's Messenger
Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble—some of the finest and most adventurous performers active in new music—will showcase Monk’s range as a composer and her engagement with performance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation.
November 9 and 10 at 8 pm
Tickets: $15, 25, 35, 45