The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

2014 SummerScape Box Office Now Open!

25th Anniversary of Bard Music Festival Anchors

Bard SummerScape 2014

June 27 – August 17

Tickets On Sale Now!

The roots of Austro-German Romanticism will be explored at the 2014 annual Bard SummerScape festival, which once again offers a sensational summer of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret, keyed to the theme of the 25th anniversary season of the world-renowned Bard Music Festival: Schubert and His World.


Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber

July 25 and August 1 at 7 pm

July 27, 30, and August 3 at 2 pm

Sosnoff Theater

Based on a medieval romance and filled with gloriously beautiful music, Euryanthe depicts a story of chivalry, betrayal, innocence, and love, with a touch of the supernatural. Kevin Newbury, whose acclaimed production of Richard Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae was a highlight of SummerScape 2011, will direct.

25th Anniversary Season Bard Music Festival Schubert and His World

Weekend One | August 8–10

The Making of a Romantic Legend

Weekend Two | August 15–17

A New Aesthetics of Music

The Bard Music Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an exploration of the world of Franz Schubert (1797–1828), one of the preeminent composers in the Western tradition and yet a figure who in many ways remains elusive.


Trisha Brown Dance Company

Proscenium Works: 1979–2011

June 27 at 7:30 pm

June 28 at 2 and 7:30 pm

Sosnoff Theater

The legendary Trisha Brown Dance Company returns to SummerScape as part of its farewell tour, presenting some of the last performances of Brown’s largest-scale works. This program includes her final dance as well as revivals of her collaborations with Laurie Anderson and Robert Rauschenberg.


Love in the Wars (world premiere)

July 10–12 and 17–19 at 7:30 pm

July 13, 16, and 19–20 at 2 pm

Theater Two

Heinrich von Kleist’s romantic drama, based on the mythical encounter of Achilles with the Queen of the Amazons, is given new life in this funny, explosive, and surprising adaptation by Man Booker Prize–winning novelist John Banville. This world premiere presentation will be directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll.

Cabaret & More

The Spiegeltent

Hosted by Justin Vivian Bond

July 3 – August 16

This summer the Spiegeltent is hosted by cabaret artist and Tony-nominated performer Justin Vivian Bond (Mx America, Weimar New York), who will welcome you every weekend to a world of

sophistication, glamor, and spectacle. Join Justin for balmy summer nights of world-class performance, local food and drink, and dancing, in the company of SummerScape artists. Check out the full lineup.

Film Series

Schubert and the Long 19th Century

July 3 – August 3

Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center

The 2014 SummerScape Film Series will explore the many ways in which Schubert’s music and early Romanticism have influenced international cinema. To commemorate the centenary of the July Crisis in 1914, it will include films reflecting on the origins and repercussions of the First World War.

For more info

Box Office 845-758-7900

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