Fisher Center at Bard College Music of Russia and China

The Orchestra Now
Cai Conducts Rachmaninoff
Saturday, November 19 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 20 at 2 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $25–35; free to students

Guohui Ye: Drinking Wine by the Stream’s Choice
Xiaogang Ye: Scent of the Green Mango
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

The “intense, playful” (Los Angeles Times) conductor Jindong Cai makes his TŌN debut with a program of music reflecting on the cultures of Russia and China. With pianist Gwhyneth Chen and soprano Manhua Gao.


Bard College Conservatory of Music
Winter Songfest
Sunday, December 11 at 3 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $15–20, suggested donation; free to the Bard community

The Conservatory’s annual holiday celebration, adorned with early and modern carols, features “Winter” from Joseph Haydn’s The Seasonsand Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s magical Nutcracker Suite. Featuring the Bard College Symphonic Chorus, Bard College Chamber Singers, with musicians from the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra and the Bard College Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Conducted byJames Bagwell.


Bard College Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Weekends
Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $15–20, suggested donation; free to the Bard community

Music director of the All-Star Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz leads musicians from the Conservatory in an afternoon concert of works by Matthew Woodard ’17, Howard Hanson, and Jean Sibelius.

The Hot Sardines
Holiday Stomp

Friday, December 23 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $25–65

New York’s hot-jazz darlings The Hot Sardinesbring their big, brass-filled spirit to the Sosnoff Theater this holiday season. For the Holiday Stomp, The Hot Sardines infuse yuletide classics with their unique twist on New York, Paris, and New Orleans jazz from Prohibition to the present day.

Watch The Hot Sardines perform “When I Get Low I Get High” featuring Alan Cumming.