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THE FISHER CENTER
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT BARD
Spring Season Opens January 31
Happy New Year! Celebrate 2015 with musical concerts, dance performances, theatrical events, intimate evenings with theater and performance artists, and more. Join us often from January through May to see and hear new, rediscovered, and re imagined works from special guests and Bard students and faculty.
Live Arts Bard
Skin Horse Theater
January 31 at 2 pm
Followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists
Tickets: Free, reservations required
Founded in 2009 by five Bard students, Skin Horse Theater returns to the Fisher Center to develop a new project. Based in New Orleans and the recipient of a 2014 Big Easy Award, the company is a performance collective dedicated to experimentation.
American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein, Music Director
February 6 and 7 at 8 pm
7 pm Preconcert Talk
“Mr. Botstein drew playing of alluring effervescence from the orchestra.”—New York Times
The American Symphony Orchestra’s annual winter subscription series at the Fisher Center continues in February with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The evening performances also include concerto works by Carl Reinecke and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, featuring concerto competition winners Gabriel Baeza ’18, violin, and Adrienn Kántor ’14, flute.
Mark Your Calendars
June 25 – August 16
Tickets on sale February 17
Now in its 13th season, Bard SummerScape presents eight weeks of stellar events in opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. The prime focus of these offerings is the 26th annual Bard Music Festival, which this year examines the life, times, and creative output of the 20th century Mexican composer, conductor, and educator Carlos Chávez, whose compositions synthesize Indian, Spanish, and Mexican elements together with trends in European musical modernism. Other highlights of the SummerScape season include Ethel Smyth‘s The Wreckers, a rarely performed opera based on the nefarious tradition in Cornish coastal villages of plundering ships that were deliberately lured onto rocks; an exciting new chamber version of Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein; a dreamlike, alfresco theatrical production of Fernando Rubio‘s Everything by my side; extraordinary dance works by Pam Tanowitz with FLUX Quartet, set to the music of Nancarrow; a film series exploring the Mexican modernist cinema; and the return of the Spiegeltent and its incomparable cabaret acts, presided over byJustin Vivian Bond. It all adds up to an unforgettable arts festival—SummerScape 2015.