SummerScape 2024 Season Announced!

Fisher Center at Bard

Inspiring Performances by Exceptional Artists.

SummerScape 2024

“A hothouse for the creation of uncompromising, cross-disciplinary and sometimes hard to describe hits.”—New York Times


Bard SummerScape returns with eight weeks of live music, opera, dance, and theater. Highlights include the 34th Bard Music Festival, Berlioz and His World; a rare, fully-staged production of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s glorious opera Le prophète; SCAT!, a new dance-driven jazz club spectacular from Urban Bush Women; the world premiere of Elevator Repair Service’s modernist staging of Joyce’s epic Ulysses; and the return of the beloved Spiegeltent.



The Performing Arts are Essential

Support the creation of innovative work by adventurous artists.


Bard College and the Fisher Center are pleased to announce that Maya Lin, renowned worldwide for her art, architecture, landscapes, and memorials, has been chosen to design a new performing arts studio building.


Situated in meadows to the west of the Fisher Center and overlooking woodlands and the Catskill mountains, the building will provide a home for Fisher Center LAB, the center’s acclaimed residency and commissioning program for professional artists. The studio building will also house rehearsal and teaching facilities for Bard’s undergraduate programs in Dance and in Theater and Performance.

Visit the Fisher Center

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, situated on the east bank of the Hudson River in the beautiful Hudson Valley, about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston.