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Oblong Books & Music Affiliate Program

The Fisher Center is excited to announce that we are now a part of the Oblong Books & Music Affiliate program. 10% of proceeds from purchases made at Oblong using our links support programming at the Fisher Center.

Book and Music Resource Lists

Every program at the Fisher Center pulls on a long history of performance, art, and culture. As a way to give our audience a chance to engage even deeper with the material, the Fisher Center and Oblong have created resource lists for our programming this fall.

Member Benefit

Members get a 10% discount off their total with a dedicated promo code, which has been shared by email to all Fisher Center and Bard Music Festival members. Need a reminder? Email Kieley Michasiow-Levy to confirm your membership status and get your code! Not a member? Join today!

Out of the Silence Resource List

  • Duke: The Musical Life of Duke Ellington by Bill Gutman
  • Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince & His Orchestra by Andrea Pinkney
  • Beyond Category: The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington by John Edward Hasse
  • William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions by Catherine Parsons Smith
  • It's Our Music Too: The Black Experience in Classical Music by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
  • Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
  • Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed by John Suchet
  • Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day by Clemency Burton-Hill

  • Masterpieces by Ellington by Duke Ellington
  • The Essential Duke Ellington by Duke Ellington
  • Serenade for Strings in C Major Op. 48 by Tchaikovsky
  • George Walker: Chamber Music and Songs by Capitol Chamber Artists, Cygnus Ensemble, George Walker (piano), James Martin (baritone), Janet Stasio (soprano), Patricia Green (mezzo-soprano), Son Sonora String Quartet, Videmus Ensemble, Angelo Frascarelli (conductor)
  • Mendelssohn: String Symphonies Nos. 1 - 6 by Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward (conductor)
  • Mendelssohn: String Symphonies Vol. 2, Nos. 7-9 by Catherine Shewell (violin), James Manson (double bass), Jean Soni (viola), Loise Lathan (violin), Michael Dale (viola), Nicholas Ward (violin), Peter Lale (viola), Robert Glenton (cello), William Webb (violin), Northern Chamber Orchestra
  • Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers by Reena Esmail (vocals), Chicago Sinfonietta, Mei-Ann Chen (conductor)
  • Suk, Dvorák: Serenades for Strings by Capella Istropolitana, Jaroslav Krcek (conductor)
  • African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. 2 by Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman (conductor)
  • African Heritage Symphonic Series – Vol. III by Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto; Antonín Dvorák: Violin Concertos by Philippe Graffin (violin), Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Hankinson (conductor)
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto; Legend; Romance by Lorraine McAslan (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite (conductor)
  • Saint-Georges: Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 by Qian Zhou (violin), Toronto Camerata, Kevin Mallon (conductor)
  • Boulogne: Violin Concertos by Takako Nishizaki (violin), Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Müller-Brühl (conductor)
  • The Best of Bartók by Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Hong-Mei Xiao (viola), Jenö Jandó (piano), Kalman Berkes (clarinet), Kazuki Sawa (violin)

Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin Resource List

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
  • Another Country by James Baldwin
  • The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writing by James Baldwin
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
  • Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins