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  • richardmitnick 10:09 AM on October 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events,   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Bard Conservatory Orchestra 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    Bard Conservatory Orchestra
    October 27

    Bard Conservatory Orchestra Photo courtesy of the Bard College Conservatory of Music

    October 27 at 8 pm Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
    Tickets

    Bard College Conservatory Orchestra
    Leon Botstein, Music Director

    Leon Botstein by Ric Kallaher

    Richard Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg
    Joan Tower Tambor
    Sergey Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 111

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

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  • richardmitnick 4:16 PM on October 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events,   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Coming Events 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    The Orchestra Now
    Brahms & England
    October 6–7

    “Brahms believed in an equal partnership between soloist and orchestra.”

    Tickets

    2
    Photo by Andrew Schneider

    Live Arts Bard
    Andrew Schneider
    NERVOUS/SYSTEM
    Preview performances
    Live Arts Bard commission
    October 12–14

    “Inventive…astounding…Schneider continually finds new ways to challenge and engage his viewers, to surprise and mystify us.” —New York Times

    Using an array of bold, sensory effects to produce a fluid, shifting landscape, Schneider and his collaborators transform the physical performance space to short-circuit our perspectives and notions of what it means to be here and now.
    Info & Tickets

    3
    Photo Courtesy of Artist

    Bard Conservatory
    China Now Music Festival
    Facing the Past, Looking to the Future: Chinese Composers in the 21st Century
    October 19
    Lead by Jindong Cai, The Orchestra Now performs world premiere performances of commissioned works by composers from the Central Conservatory of Beijing.

    Info & Tickets

    See more including videos at the full article.

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 10:37 AM on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls: "What Remains", Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "OKLAHOMA!"   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: “Four productions commissioned and premiered by the Fisher Center will be performed in New York City this autumn” 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
    OKLAHOMA!

    St. Ann’s Warehouse
    September 28—November 11

    1
    Amber Gray and Damon Daunno in “Oklahoma!” directed by Daniel Fish.Credit Cory Weaver 2015

    Save the date for Bard Night at Oklahoma! on November 3. See the performance followed by a reception with director Daniel Fish and cast member Patrick Vaill ‘07. Please call 845-758-7922 for more details, or to purchase tickets.

    Info & Tickets

    Live Arts Bard Commission
    2
    Photo by Eva Deitch for The New York Times
    Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls: What Remains
    Danspace Project
    Crossing the Line Festival
    September 28–29
    Sold Out; A wait list will begin at the door each night at 7:15 pm

    What Remains incorporates quotes from [Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem] Citizen, but focusses much less on the work’s anecdotes of everyday racism than on its existential lyricism.” —New Yorker

    More info

    More at the full article.

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 1:04 PM on September 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Andrew Schneider, , Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, , , , Zhen Liu   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Upcoming Events 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1
    Photo by Jito Lee

    The Orchestra Now
    Brahms & England
    October 6–7
    Kick off the TŌN 2018–19 season with Brahm’s Violin Concerto—a nuanced musical drama—featuring Zhen Liu, winner of the 2017 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition.
    Info & Tickets

    2
    Photo by Andrew Schneider

    Live Arts Bard
    Andrew Schneider

    NERVOUS/SYSTEM

    Preview performances
    Live Arts Bard commission
    October 12–14

    What connections are we missing in an always-on world? Interactive media artist Andrew Schneider decodes the stories we miss each time we blink in this breathtaking intersection of human physicality and stunning visual technology.
    Info & Tickets

    3
    Vijay Iyer by Barbara Rigon

    Vijay Iyer and Teju Cole
    Blind Spot

    October 26
    With images and text from Nigerian American writer and photographer Teju Cole’s new book of the same title alongside pioneering jazz composer and pianist Vijay Iyer’s live score, Blind Spot investigates humanity’s blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history.
    Info & Tickets

    4
    Photo by Karl Rabe

    Bard Conservatory
    Conservatory Orchestra
    October 27

    Maestro Botstein leads the Conservatory in a program featuring Prokofiev, Joan Tower, and Wagner’s overture from Tannhäuser.
    Info & Tickets

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 11:54 AM on September 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Americana Music, Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, , , Drama, , The Stage at Montgomery Place - Gathering on the Banks   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: “Gathering on the Banks” 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1
    Photo by Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00

    The Stage at Montgomery Place
    Gathering on the Banks

    The Fisher Center presents an inaugural series of free, outdoor events at Montgomery Place, a National Historic Landmark overlooking the Hudson River.

    Explore the series

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 12:47 PM on August 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, , , , Spiegeltent!   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: “Another Spectacular Summer at the Spiegeltent! 2018–19 season 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1

    Thank you for joining us for another summer of delights at the Spiegeltent! We look forward to seeing you throughout the Fisher Center’s 2018–19 season.

    Highlights include Spiegeltent alums Lea DeLaria and Chris Washburne, returning jazz favorites Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dan Tepfer, Etienne Charles, and Keyon Harrold, and making their Fisher Center debuts: Meshell Ndegeocello, Isabella Rossellini, and podcast guru Brian Reed.

    Explore the 2018–19 Season

    3
    Rent the Tent!
    Among Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Best Places to Get Married in the Hudson Valley,” the Spiegeltent is the ideal setting for special events and celebrations. Book early for the best dates and the tent of mirrors could be yours for a special celebration.

    Learn More

    5
    Thank you for your support

    A very special thank-you to our corporate sponsors—ABSOLUT ELYX, Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Inc., Mionetto Prosecco, Papa’s Best Batch, and Yamaha Music USA—for supporting the Spiegeltent at Bard SummerScape!

    We’d also like to thank our members for making the 2018 Spiegeltent season absolutely fabulous! Not a member? Join today to unlock a variety of benefits that enhance your experience and help make the performing arts accessible to all.

    Join Us

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 9:31 AM on August 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, , ,   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: “2018–19 season on sale now!” 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Highlights

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1

    Join us for a new season of extraordinary concerts, dance, theater, and literary events.

    For ticketing please see the full article.

    Visit the Fisher Center website to explore the full 2018–19 season and order your tickets online.

    Choose three or more new season events and save 25%.

    2
    Photo by David DeNee
    Classical
    The Orchestra Now
    This group of vibrant young musicians presents its fourth season at the Fisher Center, with works by Johannes Brahms, Giuseppe Verdi, Aaron Copland, Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, and many more.

    2
    Janet Leigh in “Psycho” (1960); Paramount Pictures and Photofest NYC

    The Bard Conservatory of Music

    This season, Conservatory highlights include an evening honoring Joan Tower, a screening of the Hitchcock classic Psycho with live orchestra, the premiere of the China Now Music Festival, the Winter Songfest, and an evening with soprano Dawn Upshaw.

    3
    Photo by Hector Perez

    Fisher Center presents
    Meshell Ndegeocello
    Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm

    The music of Meshell Ndegeocello sparked a new movement in soul music, and has earned her 10 Grammy nominations over her astounding career. Ndegeocello makes her Fisher Center debut, offering a fresh perspective and a musical refuge during these uncertain times.

    4
    “Zurich, September 2014” by Teju Cole

    Fisher Center presents
    Vijay Iyer and Teju Cole
    Blind Spot
    Friday, October 26 at 8 pm

    Vanguard jazz composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and Nigerian American writer and photographer (and Bard faculty member) Teju Cole present a powerful new collaboration. With images and text from Cole’s newly released book of the same title alongside Iyer’s live score, Blind Spot investigates humanity’s blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history.

    4
    Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

    Fisher Center presents
    Isabella Rossellini: Link Link Circus
    Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 pm

    Award-winning actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini takes inspiration from the natural world in her new theatrical lecture, a vivid monologue about the brilliance of the animal kingdom.

    More at the full article.

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 8:58 AM on August 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, , The Russian traditions   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events – The Russian Traditions 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

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    “Easter Procession” by Illarion Pryanishnikov; Wikimedia Commons
    Bard Music Festival
    Program One: Fashioning the Russian Sound
    August 10

    Anchored by The Orchestra Now, this program integrates orchestral, solo, and chamber works to introduce the work of the Mighty Five and their musical godfather, Mikhail Glinka.

    Program One features Glinka’s Kamarinskaya—Russia’s first important orchestral work—which Tchaikovsky so eloquently described as “the acorn from which the oak of Russian symphonic music grew.”
    Info & Tickets

    2
    “Surikov Pokoreniye Sibiri Yermakom” by Vasily Ivanovich Surikov (1894); Wikimedia Commons

    Bard Music Festival
    Program Three: Music under Tsarist Autocracy
    August 11

    Pianist Orion Weiss joins Maestro Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra for their first concert of the Bard Music Festival season. The program offers an orchestral snapshot of the world of Russian composers under the rule of the Romanovs, featuring works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Taneyev, and more.
    Info & Tickets

    3
    Ilya Repin’s celebrated portrait of Mussorgsky, painted March 2–5 1881, only a few days before the composer’s death; Wikimedia Commons

    Bard Music Festival
    Program Six: The Piano in Russia
    August 12

    Russia boasts one of the world’s great keyboard traditions. Program Six spotlight’s the compositions of piano virtuosos Anton Rubinstein, Prokofiev, Medtner, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, among others, and will include Mussorgsky’s monumental masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition. One of the composer’s few completed works, Pictures illustrates the Five’s characteristic practice of contrasting diatonic harmonies to represent the human world with chromatic ones for the fantastic.
    Info & Tickets

    4
    “The Russian Bride” (1884) by Konstantin Makovsky
    Bard Music Festival
    Program Twelve: The Tsar’s Bride
    August 19

    “One of the most lyrical of all Rimsky-Korsakov scores.” —New York Times

    Presenting Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tsar’s Bride with a strong cast supported by the Bard Festival Chorale and The Orchestra Now, Program Twelve makes a riveting end to Bard’s probing and far-reaching festival.

    Info & Tickets

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 8:41 AM on August 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, Folk and more, ,   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Art: Sam Amidon 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    Cabaret
    Sam Amidon

    Sam Amidon by Harald Krichel


    August 10 at 8:30 pm

    “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Sam Amidon: spokesman for the new, weird America.” —New York Observer

    American Folk music runs through the veins of Sam Amidon. The celebrated young composer and singer’s “highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around” (NPR). Amidon takes the Spiegeltent stage for the first time with an intimate evening of original Americana music, with guitarist Grey McMurray.

    Info & Tickets

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 7:17 AM on July 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Back To Ab(Normal): Angela Di Carlo’s A.D.D Cabaret and Billy Hough’s Scream Along With Billy, Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, , Mx. Bond’s House of Whimsy, , , Summertime Swing with Professor Cunningham and His Old School, The Hot Jazz Age   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: The Speigeltent 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1
    2

    Cabaret
    Mx. Bond’s House of Whimsy

    An alluring, edgy, and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene, selected and introduced by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Past favorites mingle with talented newcomers in a program of variety acts that will ravish, provoke, and astound. Featuring Big Dipper, Davon, Sadonna (Miguel Gutierrez), Leigh Crow (Elvis Herselvis), and Star Amerasu.

    3
    Photo by Aidan Grant

    Jazz Through the Looking Glass:
    The Hot Jazz Age
    Presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory and the New York Hot Jazz Festival

    Bix & Tram: A Red Hot Retrospective with the Patrick Bartley Orchestra

    August 2 at 8 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    Grammy-nominated saxophonist Patrick Bartley Jr. leads his orchestra in a celebration of the recordings of jazz age legends Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer. Among the most important and influential recordings in jazz history, this concert re-creates them with impeccable period authenticity and affords a rare opportunity to hear this music note for note as it was recorded close to a century ago.

    August 3 & 4 at 8:30 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    An alluring, edgy, and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene, selected and introduced by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Past favorites mingle with talented newcomers in a program of variety acts that will ravish, provoke, and astound. Featuring Big Dipper, Davon, Sadonna (Miguel Gutierrez), Leigh Crow (Elvis Herselvis), and Star Amerasu.

    Special Event

    5
    Photo by Nina Galicheva

    Summertime Swing with Professor Cunningham and His Old School
    August 5 at 6 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    End your weekend with a bang … and a swing! Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios return for a night of swing dancing to the fabulous music of Professor Cunningham and His Old School.

    Cabaret

    6
    Photo by Steve Asenjo
    Cabaret
    Sam Amidon

    August 10 at 8:30 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    American Folk music runs through the veins of Sam Amidon. The celebrated young composer and singer’s “highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around” (NPR). Amidon takes the Spiegeltent stage for the first time with an intimate evening of original Americana music, with guitarist Grey McMurray.

    Cabaret

    7

    Back To Ab(Normal): Angela Di Carlo’s A.D.D Cabaret and Billy Hough’s Scream Along With Billy

    August 11 at 8:30 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    Angela Di Carlo (House of Whimsy 2016 and 2017) returns with her hilarious songs about random observations, pet peeves, and timely topics performed at a lightning pace. A cult sensation in the NYC and Provincetown underground music and cabaret scenes, Billy Hough rounds out the evening with punk-infused singing and ranting that the New Yorker calls “poignant and beautiful.” A double-bill laugh riot, not for the faint of heart.

    For more information and ticketing see the full article.

    See the full article here.

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
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