Fisher Center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and 2013 Spring Events

132013 marks the launch of a second decade of world-class performing arts programs at the Fisher Center. Join them for a packed season of music, theater, dance, and performance from special guest artists and Bard students and faculty.

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Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
February 17 at 3 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Suggested donation: $20 orchestra seating; $15 parterre/first balcony. Free to the Bard community with ID.

Directed by guest conductor José-Luis Novo, the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra’s first concert of 2013 includes Respighi’s Fountains of Rome, Penderecki’s Viola Concerto, and Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet.

American Symphony Orchestra
February 22-23 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater

Tickets: $25, 30, 35, 40
 
Conducted by music director Leon Botstein, the evening performances include the original 1887 version of Symphony No. 8 by Anton Bruckner and the world premiere of TRIPLE PLAY, Concerto for Clarinet, by Harold Farberman, featuring Renata Rakova ’12.

Senior Playwright Project: Choice is Power
February 28 – March 2 at 7 pm
March 3 at 2 pm
Theater Two
Tickets: Free, reservation required via the Box Office
 
Three short plays written, performed, and directed by women.

 

J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion
March 1-2 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Suggested donation: $20 orchestra seating; $15 parterre/first balcony. Free to the Bard community with ID.
 
Conducted by music director Leon Botstein and choral director James Bagwell, the performance features soloists Rufus Müller as the Evangelist, Jesse Blumberg as Jesus Christus, and members of the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra with singers from the Bard College Chamber Singers and the Graduate Vocal Arts Program.

Moderation Dance Concert
 
March 15-16 at 7:30 pm
March 17 at 2 and 7:30 pm
Theater Two
Tickets: Free, reservations required via the Box Office
 
Performed by Bard students, this concert gives students a chance to use the language of dance, applying what they have learned during their first years in the Bard Dance Program.

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2
April 26-27 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $25, 30, 35, 40
 
Conducted by Leon Botstein, this performance features soloists Heather Buck, soprano; Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano; and members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, and Longy Conservatory Orchestra.

American Symphony Orchestra
Sosnoff Theater
April 19-20 at 8 pm
Tickets: $25, 30, 35, 40
 
This all-Richard Wagner program includes Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts I and III; Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod; and Die Walküre: Act I.

Sō Percussion and Students Concert
April 12 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $15 general admission; free to Bard students
 
Works include music by Steve Reich, Lou Harrison, Paul Lansky, and other recent percussion masterworks.

An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer
April 6 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $25, 30, 35, 40
 
An intimate night of spoken words, songs, stories, chats with the audience, and more than a few surprises with author Gaiman and musician/performance artist Amanda Palmer.

Jack Ferver and QWAN Company
NOTES!!! and SWAN!!!
April 3 at 7 pm
Sosnoff Theater Stage Right
Tickets: $20; $5 for the Bard community
 
Live Arts Bard visiting artist Ferver presents his QWAN (Quality Without a Name) Company in the dramatic parodied readings of two well-loved screenplays, Notes from a Scandal and Black Swan.

The Bacchae by Euripides
April 11-13 at 7 pm
April 14 at 2 and 7 pm
Theater Two
Tickets: $15 general admission; free to Bard students
 
The god Dionysus returns to Thebes to prove his divinity and punish the city’s unbelievers. This student production is directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz from a translation by Ned Moore ’13.

The 2013 Faculty Dance Concert
April 26-27 at 7:30 pm
April 28 at 2 and 7:30 pm
Theater Two
Tickets: $15 general admission; free to Bard students
 
A dynamic evening of choreography by the faculty of the Bard College Dance Program, performed by students in the program.

Senior Dance Concert
May 10-11 at 7:30 pm
May 12 at 2 and 7:30 pm
Theater Two
Tickets: Free, reservation required via the Box Office
 
Student choreographers work in collaboration with professional designers in this culminating concert.

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
May 11 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Suggested donation: $20 orchestra seating; $15 parterre/first balcony. Free to the Bard community with ID.
 
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, featuring Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin. Program includes Igor Stravinsky’s “Fireworks,” Op. 4; Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93.

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