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  • richardmitnick 8:08 AM on July 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    You’re Invited!
    Bard Music Festival Opening Night Dinner

    1

    Spiegeltent
    Friday, August 10 at 5 pm

    Support the artistry and continuing presentation of the Bard Music Festival by joining us at the Festival’s Opening Night Dinner. The evening begins with an elegant cocktail reception in the garden, followed by dinner in the Spiegeltent. Then, head to the Fisher Center to enjoy Program One: Fashioning the Russian Sound, with commentary by Leon Botstein.

    Tickets include a preperformance dinner in the Spiegeltent and a premium seat for the evening’s concert.

    2

    Bard Music Festival
    Iva Bittová and Sergey Starostin: From Folk to Jazz
    Spiegeltent
    Thursday, August 16 at 8 pm

    Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer Iva Bittová and Russian folk and jazz performer and composer Sergey Starostin join forces for an evening of improvisation and of “past perspectives filtered through the now.”

    3

    Bard Music Festival
    Program Ten: Russian Choral Traditions
    August 19

    Russia’s Orthodox Church has engendered one of the world’s most distinctive choral traditions, one rooted in a rich repository of ancient chant. Anchored by the Bard Festival Chorale, Program Ten explores the flowering of a cappella liturgical writing that took place among the late Romantics—Rimsky-Korsakov, despite his atheism, among them.

    For more information and ticketing, please see the full article.

    See the full article here.

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    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 10:36 AM on July 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bard SummerScape Festival, Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events, , , ,   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: “Bard SummerScape Festival” 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    SummerScape
    June 28–August 19, 2018

    The fifteenth annual Bard SummerScape festival features seven weeks of world-class opera, theater, dance, cabaret, film, and music, including the 29th annual Bard Music Festival, Rimsky-Korsakov and His World.

    Explore the festival brochure and sign up for the Fisher Center e-newsletter to get program updates, special offers, and more.

    Tickets on sale now; create a festival subscription and save!

    Opera

    1
    Anton Rubinstein’s Demon
    American Symphony Orchestra
    Conducted by Leon Botstein
    Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger

    The rich choruses and fiery libretto of Rubinstein’s 1871 masterpiece will be performed by an all-Russian cast in this rare new American production.

    July 27–August 5

    Learn More

    Bard Music Festival
    Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

    3

    Bard Music Festival weekends include orchestral concerts, chamber and choral music performances, panel discussions, special events, and opera in concert.

    Weekend One: August 10–12
    Inventing Russian Music: The Mighty Five

    Weekend Two: August 17–19
    Rimsky-Korsakov and His Followers

    Explore The Festival

    Theater
    Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan

    After the play by J. M. Barrie
    Directed by Christopher Alden

    4

    Returning to New York for the first time since 1950, the Broadway smash hit is rediscovered for Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. This intimate new production grows by turns whimsical and sinister, joyful and dark, creating a gripping portrait of the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

    June 28–July 22
    Learn More

    The Spiegeltent
    Cabaret and More

    5

    Hosted by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond

    Mx. Bond’s fifth season at the Spiegeltent, an internationally renowned destination of magic and mayhem, has surprises in store all summer long. Enchanted evenings await with unforgettable performances of cabaret and jazz, food and drink, and dancing under the sparkling lights of the historic tent of mirrors.

    June 29–August 18
    Learn More

    Film Series
    Rimsky-Korsakov and the
    Poetry of Cinema

    6
    Fantasia, 1940, ©Walt Disney Productions/Photofest

    The 2018 SummerScape film series explores the influence of Russian nationalism, folk music, and exoticism in pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov and other members of The Mighty Five on Russian directors like Aleksandr Sokurov and in international films ranging from Walt Disney’s Fantasia to Louis Malle’s Atlantic City.

    July 26–August 19

    Explore SummerScape Film

    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 1:07 PM on July 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: “Demon” 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1
    Opera
    Demon

    By Anton Rubinstein

    American Symphony Orchestra

    Conducted by Leon Botstein

    Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger

    July 27 – August 5
    Tickets

    See the full article here.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    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 9:11 AM on July 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: Events 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1

    SummerScape Dance
    Four Quartets
    Text by T. S. Eliot
    Choreography by Pam Tanowitz
    Music by Kaija Saariaho; performed by The Knights
    Images by Brice Marden
    with Kathleen Chalfant
    Only three chances to see this world premiere at the Fisher Center!
    Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
    Tickets

    “A grand collaboration,” Four Quartets is the first authorized dance performance based on T. S. Eliot’s mysterious and beautiful poems. A meditation on time and timelessness, Eliot’s poetry cycle has inspired three astonishing contemporary artists to join forces in a ravishing union of dance, music, painting, and poetry.

    Read “A Choreographer Unafraid of Masterpieces Takes on T. S. Eliot” in The New York Times.

    Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan
    2

    Through July 22

    New Production

    Music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein
    After the play by J. M. Barrie
    Directed by Christopher Alden

    Choreography by Jack Ferver
    Music Direction by Michael A. Ferrara MM ’15
    Orchestrations by Garth Edwin Sunderland
    Text Adaptation by Christopher Alden and Peter Littlefield
    Scenic Design by Marsha Ginsberg
    Costume Design by Terese Wadden
    Lighting Design by JAX Messenger
    Sound Design by Stowe Nelson

    with Jack Ferver, Rona Figueroa, Erin Markey, William Michals, Peter Smith, Catherine Bloom ’18, Milo Cramer ’12, Jewel Evans ’18, Alec Glass ’18, and Charles Mai ’18

    Starring: Erin Markey, Peter Smith, and Jack Ferver, alongside acclaimed Broadway and concert artists Rona Figueroa and William Michals.

    “[Bernstein’s] score is suffused with the composer’s DNA, with hip-swinging rhythms, soaring melodies, and string parts tinged with yearning. A rare outing of the complete work stars the wickedly playful cabaret artist Peter Smith as Pan. Director Christopher Alden, who has a knack for untangling his characters’ psychological intricacies, sets the piece in an abandoned fairground, where, presumably, childhood fantasies never grow old.”—New Yorker

    Info & Tickets

    Bard Music Festival
    Program Seven: Russian Folk in the Mirror of Art Music
    August 17

    3
    At a Party by Abram Arkhipo, 1914. Wikimedia Commons

    Bard’s Scholar-in-Residence, Marina Frolova-Walker, launches the second weekend of Bard Music Festival with Program Seven: a one-of-a-kind opportunity to trace the genealogy of influence between Russia’s folk music and the classical concert traditions. The Virtual Village ensemble and artists such as Orion Weiss and the Daedalus Quartet perform folk songs and works by Beethoven and Stravinsky.

    Tickets

    See the full article here.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    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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