The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

  • September 20–21

    John Cage Weekend

    A weekend of performances exploring the formidable
    legacy of an American maverick

    The Ten Thousand Things
    Saturday, September 20 at 8 pm

    Sō Percussion
    We Are All Going in Different Directions
    Sunday, September 21 at 3 pm


  • 2014 Fall Events

    Highlights include American Symphony Orchestra,
    John Cage Weekend, Conservatory Sundays,
    Live Arts Bard, The Red Violin, Nut/Cracked, and more.



  • October 24 and 25

    American Symphony Orchestra

    Performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor,
    featuring pianist Maryna Kysla ’15 and Schubert’s
    Symphony No. 9 in C Major (“Great”)



  • October 5

    Conservatory Sundays
    Music Alive!

    “Dynamic Women Making Music Around the Globe”
    Joan Tower and Blair McMillen, Artistic Directors


    Featuring works by Kaija Saariaho (Finland), Julia Wolfe
    (United States), Pauline Oliveros (United States), Jennifer
    Higdon (United States), and Tania León (Cuba).



  • September 20

    Longy School of Music
    of Bard College

    Sistema Side by Side Orchestra
    Conducted by Jorge Soto

    Honoring Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema


  • October 17

    Mozart’s Requiem
    Conducted by Ádám Fischer

    “Remembering the Genocide of European
    Roma during World War II”


    Performance by the Bard College Conservatory
    Orchestra, students of the Bard Graduate Vocal
    Arts Program, Bard College Chamber Singers,
    and members of the chorus of the Longy School
    of Music of Bard College.


  • October 3
    Live Arts Bard

    Neil Gaiman in Conversation
    with Audrey Niffenegger 

    Bard professor Neil Gaiman and best-selling author and artist
    Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife)
    discuss time travel, Doctor Who, graveyards, taxidermy,
    graphic novels, pictures, books, and long-distance romance.


John Cage Weekend1 2014 Fall Events2 American Symphony Orchestra3 Conservatory Sundays  Music Alive!4 Longy School of Music of Bard College5 Mozart’s Requiem Conducted by Ádám Fischer6 Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Audrey Niffenegger 7

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