Range of performing arts
Fisher Center fare covers the range of performing arts: music, plays, dance and lectures/conversations. From cabaret to classical, there’s lots of affordable culture.
It is presented in two theaters: the Sosnoff — the large concert hall, and the Luma theater.
The center also serves as the presenting stage for the Bard Conservatory and for Bard’s Theater and Performance program. This February, for example, you can watch the finals of the Conservatory Concerto competition and, just a few days later, enjoy the senior projects of the Theater and Performance program.
During August, much of the programming is devoted to the Bard Music Festival which focuses on the work of a single composer and the cultural environment in which those works were created. In 2018, the focus was Rimsky-Korsakov. In 2019, it will be centered on the work of Erich Wolfgang Korngold — best known as one of the founders of film music, but also a child prodigy and celebrated composer in Austria until he was forced to flee the Nazis.
The Bard Music Festival is part of the larger Summerscape programming throughout each summer — music, theater, dance, and opera inside the Fisher Center theaters and the cabaret-style performances outside in the Spiegeltent.
LLI classes may be over by the end of June but the Fisher Center is just getting heated up.