Bard Summerscape

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Hudson, New York USA
Festival Contact Information

Bard Summerscape
Bard Music Festival
P. O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 USA
Phone: (01) 845-758-7410

Festival Description

The Bard Music Festival was founded in 1990 to promote new ways of understanding and presenting the history of music to a contemporary audience. Each year, a single composer is chosen as the main subject. The biography of the composer, the influences and consequences of that composer's achievement, and all aspects of the musical culture surrounding the time and place of the composer's life are explored. Perhaps the most important dimensions of the festival are the ways in which it links music to the worlds of literature, painting, theater, philosophy, and politics and brings two kinds of audience together—those with a long history of interest in concert life and first-time listeners, who find the festival an ideal place to learn about and enjoy the riches of our musical past.

Festival Dates July 6 - August 18, 2013
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Programming 2013:
  • Oresteia, by Sergey Taneyev (opera)
  • A Rite, featuring Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company and Siti Company (dance/theatre)
  • The Master and Margarita (theatre), a world premiere adaptation after Mikhail Bulgakov. directed and adaped by Janos Szasz
  • Stravinksy’s Legacy and Russian Emigre Cinema (film festival)
  • Stravinsky and His World (Bard Music Festival)
  • The Spiegeltent (cabaret and more)


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