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Bard SummerScape

A Romantic Weekend in Annandale

by B.A. Nilsson August 14, 2014

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  In the end, Malcom Bilson was right. The distinguished pianist and early-music specialist spoke and performed during a 10 AM panel titled “Invention and Reinvention: Who Was Schubert?” and, comparing a piano from Schubert’s time ...

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Bard Music Festival

by The Staff August 8, 2014

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  BardSummerscape continues this weekend with the centerpiece of the whole shebang, the Bard Music Festival. This year’s theme is Schubert and His World, so the next two weekends will feature an invigorating, entertaining series of ...

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Love in the Wars

by The Staff July 10, 2014

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  BardSummerscape always takes its theme from the Bard Music Festival. This year the latter is Schubert and His World, so the former explores all manner of romanticism. This year’s world-premiere play is an English language ...

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Trish Brown Dance Company

by The Staff June 26, 2014

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  That cultural lollapalooza on the Hudson known as Bard SummerScape begins this weekend with three performances by Trisha Brown Dance Company. The company are on their farewell tour, and this retrospective program seems an appropriate ...

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Entertaining and Scholarly

by B.A. Nilsson August 22, 2013

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  If you can devote but one day to a Bard Summerscape composer series, you should go whole hog. A Saturday, for example, starts with a 10 AM talk, and breaks in time for you to ...

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Oresteia

by The Staff July 24, 2013

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  This year’s Bard SummerScape is constructed around the world of composer Igor Stravinsky. (More about him next month.) This season’s opera offering is the first fully staged production of Sergey Taneyev’s Oresteia outside of Russia ...

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Difficult Forever

by B.A. Nilsson July 10, 2013

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  We begin with the final Sacrificial Dance--but who is the chosen victim? A large ghost light hangs over the stage as the performers enter—15 of them—in the throes of what seems an almost involuntary passion, ...

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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone February 6, 2013

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  COMICS, ART  Attention fanboys and fangirls: If you haven’t had the chance to check out the Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., ...

Merry Men

by B.A. Nilsson July 19, 2012

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Were you to laugh at this production hard enough to be-merde yourself, it would only be in keeping with the spirit of the play. Molière’s “imaginary invalid,” the valetudinarian Argan (Ethan Phillips), leads us at ...

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Compagnie fêtes galantes

by The Staff July 5, 2012

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French dance company Compagnie fêtes galantes will mix old and new at Bard College’s SummerScape this weekend; this year’s festival celebrates French Romantic-era composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Compagnie fêtes galantes was founded in 1993 by choreographer Béatrice ...

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Sibelius and His World

by B.A. Nilsson August 25, 2011

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  Bard College’s annual SummerScape festival presents an array of music and theater and other cultural events with the music end of things centered on a particular composer’s life and milieu. This year, Finnish composer Jean ...

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Bard Music Festival: Sibelius and His World

by The Staff August 10, 2011

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This year’s Bard SummerScape theme has been Sibelius and His World, and we’ve been treated to dance, operetta, film, theater and cabaret presentations related to and/or evocative of the early 20th-century world of Jean Sibelius ...

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Sweet Sophistication

by B.A. Nilsson August 10, 2011

Although Noël Coward’s operetta Bitter Sweet followed the more modern-sounding Showboat by two years, 1929 was still an era of melodramatic passion played out against frothy tunes, with Rudolph Friml and Sigmund Romberg, among others, ...

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Bitter Sweet

by The Staff August 3, 2011

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Each year Bard SummerScape tunes their array of festival selections to thematic exploration of the work and life of a single composer; this year  the star of the show is the publicly adored, critically derided ...

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