Fisher Center at Bard College This Weekend Only: Bernstein’s “Candide”

The Orchestra Now Presents
CANDIDE
By Leonard Bernstein
Conducted by James Bagwell

Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 26 at 2 pm
Tickets: $25—35

TON associate conductor and academic director James Bagwell will lead two performances of Leonard Bernstein’s acclaimed operetta Candide, based on the immortal comic classic by Voltaire. The program will be sung by more than a dozen soloists from the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, with the Bard College Symphonic Chorus and Bard College Chamber Singers.

 

Bard SummerScape 2017 Opens with

New York City Ballet MOVES

Dances at a Gathering and other works by Robbins, Balanchine, and Peck
With all-live music
Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief

Friday, June 30 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 1 at 2 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 2 at 2 pm
Tickets: $25—65

No choreographer is more associated with SummerScape 2017’s central composer Fryderyk Chopin than Jerome Robbins, who set several major works to his music. The centerpiece of this program is Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering, accompanied by 18 of Chopin’s mazurkas, waltzes, and études. The piece premiered in 1969 and became an instant classic, hailed for its invention, virtuosity, and constantly shifting emotions.

 


Catskill Jazz Factory’s
French Connection Series

Whisper of a Shadow: An Homage to Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Featuring Evan Christopher (USA) and Yohan Giaume (France)

Friday, April 14 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 and up

French trumpetist and composer Yohan Giaume and New Orleans–based Evan Christopher lead a jazz nonet into a contemporary vision of the musical world of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 19th-century New Orleans Creole composer and pianist.

 


SummerScape Spiegeltent Tickets on Sale Now!
Cabaret and After Hours
Hosted by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond
July 7—August 19

Tickets: $25 and up

The season opens with special benefit performances from John Waters and Sandra Bernhard, continues with Catskill Jazz Factory’s return with five programs showcasing jazz over the decades, two evenings of Summertime Swing, After Hours dancing, special events and more!