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Special Events

Special events offer opportunities for Fisher Center and Bard Music Festival supporters to build community and artistic connections.

From intimate gatherings to backstage tours, artist studio visits, and grand summer parties, we invite you to have fun together while sustaining world-class creativity.


Sunday, June 30 at 4:30 pm

Let’s celebrate the official start of summer in Annandale—the opening of SummerScape 2024! We are excited to kick off our annual festival of premiere productions that include music, theater, opera, and dance.

Join us in the iconic Spiegeltent for a light meal, and raise a glass with the world-class Urban Bush Women and Elevator Repair Service companies.


Friday, July 26 at 5 pm

Before the curtain rises on the much-anticipated new production of Le prophète, join like-minded opera aficionados for a sip with some savories and sweets. SummerScape Opera is always a grand spectacle and crowd-pleaser. This opening night party with insights from the creative team is also not to be missed!


Saturday, August 17 at 3:30 pm

As SummerScape ends and the Bard Music Festival draws to a close, there is one more chance to come together and celebrate.

Nestled perfectly between Bard Music Festival Program Eight: Literary Romanticisms and Program Nine: An Evening with the Orchestra, or just before your final night in the Spiegeltent, this annual affair includes performances, signature cocktails, light fare, and a guaranteed good time.

Members Get More

Our members support world-class performing arts and enjoy a variety of discounts and benefits* throughout the year, such as waived fees, early access to tickets, invitations to parties and special events, including:

Saturday, June 22
Member Toast preceding the Opening Night of Ulysses
Before the curtain rises, join other members in a special toast to Elevator Repair Service’s newest addition to their rich history of staging modernist literary works.

Open to all members.

Friday, June 28
Party following the Opening Night of SCAT!
After the opening night performance, join the company for a party celebrating Urban Bush Women’s 40th Anniversary.

This event is complimentary for Sponsor-level Members and above.

Saturday, July 20
Member Open House and Backstage Tour
Join us for light refreshments and a sneak peek behind the scenes! Learn more about our facilities and programs as we explore backstage areas.

All members are welcome to attend.

Friday, August 2
Le prophète Maestro Dinner
Join Maestro Leon Botstein after the penultimate performance for a special dinner at the President’s House.

This event is complimentary for Producer-level Members and above.

Saturday, August 10
Bard Music Festival Book Launch
Celebrate the launch of Berlioz and His World, a book of essays, translations, and correspondence relating to the titular composer.

This event is complimentary for Supporter-level Members and above.

August 10–11 and 17–18
Bard Music Festival Patron Lounge

For more information on member events or to RSVP, email us or call 845-758-7987.

*Benefits vary by member level.

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