This spring, Fisher Center at Bard presents an extraordinary series of music, dance, art, and theater programs. All offerings will be available on UPSTREAMING, the Fisher Center’s virtual stage.
Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa
As Far as Isolation Goes (Online)February 24 through March 21
An online, interactive, 1-on-1 performance brings audience members in contact with those faced with inhumane detention centers and a mental health system that disregards their political and emotional humanity.
A collaboration between live artist Tania El Khoury and musician and street artist Basel Zaraa, reimagined online during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, the piece explores the mental and physical health experiences of refugees.
The Orchestra NowThe Orchestra Now's 2021 Season features livestreamed virtual concerts including; a world premiere by Sarah Hennies; Popcorn Superhet Receiver by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead); Maestro Botstein conducting Schoenberg and Bach; and more.
Bard Music Festival
A Program of French Piano MusicFebruary 19
A recital of French music with Danny Driver and Piers Lane commissioned by the Bard Music Festival, featuring works by César Franck, Lili Boulanger, Gabriel Fauré, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
Bard College Conservatory OrchestraMarch 13
Leon Botstein and Andrés Rivas lead the Bard College Conservatory of Music in a program with works by Richard Strauss, William Grant Still, Ellen Taaffe Zwillich, and Peter Illych Tchaikovsky.
The US-China Music Institute
The Sound of SpringFebruary 13
A concert of symphonic music to celebrate the Lunar New Year, featuring a new performance by The Orchestra Now conducted by Jindong Cai, along with performances from orchestras in Asia including the China NCPA Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
This year’s concert will carry a message of hope, renewal, and new beginnings, in the spirit of the Chinese New Year tradition of the Spring.
Theater & Performance Program
The Future is PresentLaunches January 21
The Future Is Present is a process and a practice, it’s a model for building community in a very small and incredibly powerful way. Led by artists Charlotte Brathwaite, Justin Hicks, Janani Balasubramanian, Sunder Ganglani, June Cross, and Alyssa Simmons, the project built a small community of Black and Indigenous young people and small community of young artists from Bard College to spend seven weeks cultivating intimacy and discourse.