Fisher Center at Bard College

The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Michael Ian Black; Karen Chee by Village Cat Productions; Gary Shteyngart by Brigitte Lacombe


Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 pm

So many podcasts, which ones to listen to? NPR asked, and their listeners answered. 

Experience a live edition of their top pick: Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre‘s Crybabies, with guests Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), and Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story).

TUNE IN: Tomorrow morning, WAMC’s Joe Donahue talks with Crybabies co-creator Susan Orlean on The Roundtable

Mark Russell Smith by Matthew Passion; Dawn Upshaw by Brooke Irish

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

Saturday, March 9 at 8 pm
Mark Russell Smith, guest conductor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Samuel Barber Symphony in One Movement, Op. 9
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
Oliver Knussen “Requiem—Songs for Sue”

“Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich (1817); Wikimedia Commons

Free Event 

Richard Strauss and Nietzsche

with The Orchestra Now
Wednesday, March 13 at 5 pm

Conductor and music historian Leon Botsteinexplores the relationship between Nietzscheand music for Bard’s First Year Seminar. A discussion with musical excerpts, then a full performance of Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and audience Q&A. Free and open to the public.

Shenel Johns by Hdavey photography; Etienne Charles by Laura Ferreira

Sound the Trumpet!

Jamaican Roots

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
Led by 
Etienne Charles and featuring Shenel Johns
Limited Availability

Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles and Jamaican vocalist Shenel Johns feel the flow of Jamaican influence on today’s global sound of blues, jazz, and pop.

Presented in partnership with Catskill Jazz Factory.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1916; AKG-IMAGES

Bard SummerScape 2019 On Sale Now

June 29 – August 18

Tickets are now available for SummerScape 2019! Seven weeks of opera, dance, theater, film, cabaret, and the 30th Bard Music Festival: Korngold and his World. 

The New York Times previews SummerScape 2019 and the featured composer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold in Summer at Bard: A Composer Who Fled the Nazis and a B-Movie Opera.”

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