Transcend Ordinary: Welcome Spring with Handel’s Brilliant Messiah

Experience Handel’s Choral Masterpiece: Messiah

Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
Saturday, April 9 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 10 at 3 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $15–20
“Bringing classical music to new ears.” –Classicalite

“A blending of the past and the future—and many of the musicians will go on to play for some of the best orchestras around the globe.” –Cool Hunting

Spend an afternoon swept away by vocal splendor when The Orchestra Now is joined by soloists from the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program, and singers from the Bard Festival Chorus and Chamber Chorus to present George Frideric Handel’s sublime oratorio, Messiah.

Catskill Jazz Factory Presents
Improv Cubed: From Bach to the Great American Songbook

Saturday, March 19 at 8 pm
LUMA Theater
Tickets: $30

World Premiere

Hear Tanya Gabrielian perform live in the studios of Montana Public Radio.

Watch Chris Pattishall play “We’ll Be Together Again” at Cornelia Street Café.

Listen to André Mehmari play his version of Brazilian jazz classic “Berimbau.”

Learn all about the secret history of improvisation when Catskill Jazz Factory presents Improv Cubed. This world premiere concert, featuring three exceptionally talented pianists—Tanya Gabrielian, Chris Pattishall, and André Mehmari—is not to be missed.

Fran Lebowitz: A Conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn
Friday, April 1 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $25

Read Daniel Mendelsohn’s New Yorker article “A Critic’s Manifesto.” 
Read Fran Lebowitz’s Paris Review interview with James Linville and George Plimpton, “A Humorist at Work.”

Bard College’s beloved Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities, Daniel Mendelsohn, joins literary humorist and social observer Fran Lebowitz for a discussion about the art of writing, public speaking, politics, and about American life. A book signing will follow, with books for sale courtesy of Oblong Books.


SummerScape Spotlight
Film Series: Puccini and the Operatic Impulse in Cinema
Thursdays and Sundays at 7 pm
July 21 – August 14
Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center 

Tickets: $8–10

The 2016 SummerScape Film Series explores the influence of Giacomo Puccini’s work and operatic emotion on innovative films made in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and France. The summer-long series will feature cinematic adaptations of operas such as Madama Butterfly and special attention will be paid to the legacy of Luchino Visconti, whose explicitly operatic movies have inspired several generations of filmmakers.


Travel from New York City to SummerScape 2016

Traveling from New York City?

Take advantage of our SummerScape Coach: chartered bus transportation for ticket-buyers traveling from New York City to the Fisher Center.

The SummerScape coach meeting point is Lincoln Center at Amsterdam Avenue between 64th and 65th streets.

Box dinners are served as you board the bus for your return trip to New York City.

Click the button below to see the complete SummerScape 2016 Coach Schedule.