Fisher Center at Bard College – Heat Up the Holidays with The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines
Holiday Stomp
Friday, December 23 at 8 pm
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets: $25–65

The Hot Sardines’s Evan Palazzo (bandleader) and Elizabeth Bougerol (lead singer) met after responding to a Craigslist ad about a jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop in 2007, where they bonded over a mutual love of Fats Waller. “When we started out as a band, we played illegal parties in these secret spots in Brooklyn. It was pretty down and dirty, and that was one of the reasons we loved it,” Bougerol says. “Cut to a few years later and we were invited to play with the Boston Pops.”

Complete your holiday celebration with The Hot Sardines, one of New York’s “best jazz bands” (Forbes), and an evening of yuletide cheer, holiday melodies, and jazz classics on the Sosnoff stage.

Check out The Hot Sardines’s rendition of “Zazou” (Sweet Sue).

Listen to a WFUV live broadcast from Joe’s Pub featuring The Hot Sardines.


A Special Holiday Offer
Give and Receive!

Give the gift of a great performance this holiday season.

Spend $100 or more on Fisher Center gift certificates for your family and friends and receive 20% off your next order for select mainstage performances at the Fisher Center, including winter and spring performances; SummerScape 2017 opera, dance, and theater; and the 28th annual Bard Music Festival: Frédéric Chopin and His World.


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

Guest Conductor: Gerard Schwarz

Completed in the midst of political turmoil in Finland, the Andante section of Jean Sibelius’sSymphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 (1902) “strikes one as the most broken-hearted protest against all the injustice that threatens at the present time,” as composer and conductor Robert Kajanus, Sibelius’s contemporary, wrote after the premiere. This Conservatory Orchestra concert also features works by Howard Hanson and Matthew Woodard ’17.

Watch Leonard Bernstein conduct Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43.

2017 Winter/Spring Season Presale
Join the Friends of the Fisher Center for early access to tickets for the Winter/Spring 2017 Season. Friends also receive discounts, invitations to previews and special events, and other benefits. Presale for Friends begins Tuesday, November 29.


Holiday Open House at the Fisher Center
Fisher Center Friends and Patrons are invited to join us for a special, family-friendly Holiday Open House and backstage tour on December 11 at 1 pm. Festivities continue with Winter Songfest at 3 pm. To RSVP please contact Kieley Michasiow-Levy at 845-758-7987 or kmichasi@bard.edu.