[SummerScape Gala 2016]

SummerScape Gala 2016

The Spirit of Montgomery Place

Join us for an unforgettable midsummer party to benefit the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrate SummerScape with an elegant evening in the company of some very special guests at Montgomery Place, the historic Hudson Valley estate that recently became part of the Bard campus. The evening begins with cocktails by James Beard Award winning mixologist Leo Robitschek, while taking in river views and tours of the property. Guests will enjoy a one-night-only performance by ballet stars Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova; a special appearance from Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, Blythe Danner ’65, Mary Stuart Masterson and Parker Posey; followed by dinner from fellow James Beard Award winner Rocco DiSpirito.

  • 6 pm Cocktails with a View and Tours of the Estate
  • 7 pm Special Performances
  • 7:45 pm Al Fresco Dinner

Buy your ticket here or contact Linda Baldwin at events@bard.edu or 845-758-7414.

Performance program subject to change.

Gala Cochairs
Carolyn Marks Blackwood and Gregory Quinn • Stefano Ferrari and Lilo Zinglersen

Gala Host Committee
Harlan Bratcher and Toby Usnik • Steve Dawson and Chandler Williams • Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby • Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander • Chris Lipscomb and Monique Segarra • Tricia and Foster Reed • Illiana van Meeteren and Terence Boylan ’70 

Artists’ Host Committee
Joan Juliet Buck • Blythe Danner ’65 • Jeremy Davidson • Nick Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Arliss Howard • Lola Kirke ’12 • Mary Stuart Masterson • Stephin Merritt • Amanda Palmer • Parker Posey • Peter Riegert • Ally Sheedy • Kiki Smith • Lili Taylor • Dawn Upshaw • Debra Winger