Bard Music Festival



August 12

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Directed by Scott Hicks
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, John Gielgud

Fisher Center, LUMA Theater,
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Based on the life of David Helfgott, this haunting film follows the pianist after suffering a mental breakdown and receiving electric shock therapy. After entering a piano competition and deciding to play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Helfgott becomes increasingly manic as he practices—eventually resulting in his admission to a psychiatric hospital.


The 2022 SummerScape season is made possible in part by the generous support of Jeanne Donovan Fisher, the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Foundation, the Advisory Boards of the Fisher Center at Bard and Bard Music Festival, and Fisher Center and Bard Music Festival members. The 2022 Bard Music Festival has received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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