Explore the Bard Music Festival: Chopin in Paris

Bard Music Festival 2017: Chopin and His World
August 11 – 13 & 18 – 20
Tickets start at $25

When the Polish-born pianist and composer went to Paris, he never looked back. For an intensive lens into Chopin’s remarkable life abroad, read Bard College visiting professor Luc Sante’s essay on the composer’s experience in the hotbed of musical Romanticism.

“The most intellectually ambitious of America’s summer music festivals” —London Times Literary Supplement

E-Members are First in Line for Select Fall Events


Use the promo code FALL17 to purchase tickets for select fall events, including  An Evening with Stephen King and Owen KingThe Orchestra Now, and Catskill Jazz Factory’s Heard Fresh: Music for Two Pianos.

SummerScape Dance
New York City Ballet MOVES

June 30 through July 2
Sosnoff Theater
Tickets start at $25

Watch this New York Times 360° video for a glimpse into the rigor, time, and dedication that goes into each New York City Ballet performance, the fulfillment of which makes the twelve-hour work days “totally worth it.”


B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Blanket): Spiegel Picnics Are Back for the Summer

There are many ways to experience Bard SummerScape! Sprawl out on a blanket and take in the beauty of the Hudson Valley as you enjoy a catered picnic and a selection of wine. From sushi to charcuterie, Spiegeltent Picnics promise a great start to a magical night.