Family Weekend 2016, Save the Date: October 28-30

      

2015 Family Weekend

Below was the schedule for 2015 Family Weekend. This is just a sampling of some of the activities that happened over the three day event. The schedule and registration for 2016 Family Weekend will be available in September.



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Contact

Bard Office of Special Events, 845-758-7360, events@bard.edu

Friday, October 23

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Registration
Visit the registration desk to check in, receive a schedule of events, sign up to attend academic classes, and get general information about Bard and the campus. Check out the 2015 Senior Class Fundraiser, the Women's Basketball Pumpkin Fundraiser, and stop by the Bard Works information station and student club tables. If you arrive after 7:00 p.m., you can register on Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, East Lobby

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Join members of the faculty, staff from the Center for Student Life and Advising and the Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs for refreshments and an opportunity to meet other Bard families and alumni/ae.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, North Lobby

4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fund for Visual Learning Exhibition and Art Sale
An exhibition of faculty and student art work to support the Fund for Visual Learning, which was established in 2014 to improve the range and quality of, and access to, material and educational resources for students interested in studio art. Art will be displayed and available for sale through Saturday. Please join us at the closing reception on Saturday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for refreshments and to pick up your art work.
Fisher Studio Arts Building

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Enjoy dinner with other Bard families and alumni/ae. $10 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.
Kline Dining Commons

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Shabbat
Attend a brief, informal Shabbat (Sabbath) service followed by Kiddush and a vegetarian Shabbat dinner with students, faculty, and staff. Advance reservations required. $7 per person; free for students with a Bard ID.
Beit Shalom - Salaam, Basement of Resnick Commons A

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Iphigenia Among the Taurians by Euripides
Will Iphigenia, long-exiled on a remote and rocky shore, recognize her shipwrecked brother Orestes in time to prevent another sacrifice at the altar, this time at her own hands? 

Bard Theater and Performance Program presents this student production of the classic work by Euripides, directed by Jean Wagner.

 Sponsored by the Theater and Performance Program. Tickets are $15 for families, alumni/ae and guests. Students, faculty and staff are free. Use promo code PROUDPARENT to receive a 20 percent discount. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Student and Faculty Roundtable: Middle East Meltdown: What should the United States do?
Bard Debate Union members, Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) alumni/ae, and faculty members Walter Russell Mead (James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities) and James Ketterer (dean of International Studies and director of BGIA) will discuss current events in the Middle East and address the question as to what should be done. Cosponsored by the Bard Debate Union, the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), and the BGIA Program.
The BGIA Program is a semester and summer study-away program in New York City in which students study international affairs with outstanding faculty/practitioners and intern at leading international affairs organizations. Recent internship organizations include Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Oxford Analytica, Central American Legal Assistance, CNN, Council on Foreign Relations, EastWest Institute, Human Rights Watch, Open Society Foundations, and many more. For more information, go to www.bard.edu/bgia/

The Reem-Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium

8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Senior Short Films
Come watch films produced by recent Bard graduates. A list of filmmakers and films is below. Films may not be suitable for children under 13 years old.
Adinah Dancyger ’15, Chopping Onions
Alexa Frank ’15, Q & A
Michael Ipsen ’15, Descending Night
Laila Iravani ’15, Dust
Deana LeBlanc ’15, Tonshi
Simone Leitner ’15, Memory Card
Abrahim Mahallati ’15, Panic, Baby
Gaia Marcaccini ’15, Don’t Make Me Come Down There
Hilary Steadman ’15, The Lion Dance
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema

9:00 – 10:30 p.m. B.R.A.D. Comedy Show
Come check out the student comedy troupe B.R.A.D. Comedy and see a sampling of their best work.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room


Saturday, October 24

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast with other Bard families and alumni/ae.
($8 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.)
Kline Dining Commons

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration
If you missed registration on Friday, please stop by to check in and sign up to attend academic classes.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, East Lobby

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Meet the Dean
Rebecca Thomas has been dean of the College since July 2015, formerly she was associate professor of Computer Science. She has been at the College since 2000. This morning she will describe some of the highlights of the Bard curriculum, particularly in the first year, and a few of Bard’s innovative courses and programs.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation, Bito Auditorium

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fund for Visual Learning Exhibition and Art Sale
An exhibition of faculty and student art work to support the Fund for Visual Learning, which was established in 2014 to improve the range and quality of, and access to, art supplies and educational resources for students interested in studio art. Art will be displayed and available for sale through Saturday. Please join us at the closing reception on Saturday evening from 6:00–7:00 p.m. for refreshments and to pick up your art work.
Fisher Studio Arts Building

10:30–11:30 a.m. Crafting the Personal Essay: Finding Your Voice In an Institutional Setting
Jim Keller from the Learning Commons and Celia Bland from the Institute for Writing and Thinking will share writing strategies that will strengthen the various forms of personal statements we are all asked to create. If you need to write a personal statement for a fellowship or job opportunity, if your child is heading to college and you want to help him or her write one, or if you’d like to develop a stronger voice in writing about yourself, please join them. This workshop provides a space for low-pressure, serious-but-playful writing-based learning, and you will leave with a first draft of your personal essay and a sense of how to proceed.
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building, Room 204

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.  Academic Classes
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First Year Seminar 

Robert Weston, visiting assistant professor of humanities; co-director, First Year Seminar: Studies in Human Experience; director, Gender & Sexuality Studies

CLAS 231 The Age of Augustus: Poetry, Politics, and Power

Lauren Curtis, assistant professor of classics

PSY 335 The Science of Forgetting

Justin Hulbert, assistant professor of psychology

Citizen Science

Amy Savage, director, Citizen Science Program; visiting assistant professor of biology

ARTH 328 The Visual Culture of Medieval Death
Katherine Boivin, assistant professor of art history

BIO 427 Topics in Virology: Ebola

Brooke Jude, assistant professor of biology

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Historical Walking Tour
Join Bruce Chilton '71, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion and chaplain of the College, for this insightful tour highlighting the history of Bard. Rain or shine. Advance reservations required.
Meet at Bard Hall

11:00 a.m. – Noon Admission Walking Tour and Meet and Greet
If you didn't get a chance to take the Bard tour before you had a child at Bard, now is the time to take a student-led tour of the campus. Greg Armbruster, associate director of Admission, will be on hand to answer questions. Advance registration required.
Hopson Cottage

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Food Day Farmers' Market
In celebration of National Food Day, Bard EATS, a collaborative partnership between students, faculty and staff, is sponsoring a local farmers' market in front of Kline Commons (weather permitting). The market will feature local food and artisan products.
Kline Dining Commons

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Saturday Brunch
Enjoy brunch with other Bard families and alumni/ae. $12 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.
Kline Dining Commons

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Academic Classes
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LIT 2501 Shakespeare
Adhaar Noor Desai, assistant professor of literature

THTR 337 The Sixties

Miriam Felton Dansky,assistant professor of theater and performance

PHIL 239 Philosophy of Technology
Kritika Yegnashankaran, assistant professor of philosophy

ARTH 331 Representing the Self
Susan Merriam, associate professor of art history; associate dean of academic affairs

PHY 214 Modern Physics
Hal Haggard, assistant professor of physics

Citizen Science
Matthew Deady, professor of physics; director, physics program

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Inside Bard: Life in the Lower College
Join David Shein, associate vice president and dean of studies; Mary Ann Krisa, assistant dean of students, director of the first-year experience; and Timand Bates '02, assistant dean of students, director of the sophomore year and transfer experience, to discuss life in and out of the classroom during the first two years at the College.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weiss Cinema

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lens on Legacy
The Bard Office of Admission would like to welcome all legacy families to have their pictures taken at Hopson Cottage. Anyone who has more than one family member attending Bard, or whose family members are alumni/ae, are encouraged to attend. Printed and digital copies of the photo will be mailed following the weekend.
Hopson Cottage

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tour of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Once you've seen the stunning façade of the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, you'll want to take this guided backstage tour.
Advance registration required.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Lobby

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Blithewood Mansion Building and Art Tour
Join Carly Krim ’16 for a historical tour of Blithewood Mansion, and explore the collection of German and Austrian paintings from the turn-of-the-20th century. The paintings were a bequest to Bard College from Dr. Edith Neumann. Advance reservations are required.
Blithewood Mansion, Foyer

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Orcapelicans Performance
Join us for a performance by Bard's premiere a cappella group.
Bertlessmann Campus Center Lobby

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Bard Farm Benefit Lunch
Join us for a delicious meal made from Bard Farm produce and select foods donated from local farms. Students and their families will learn about local, organic food values in the Hudson Valley. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Advance registration is required.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Admission Walking Tour and Meet and Greet
If you didn't get a chance to take the Bard tour before you had a child at Bard, now is the time to take a student-led tour. Greg Armbruster associate director of admission, will be on hand to answer any questions. Advance reservations required.
Hopson Cottage

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Trustee Leader Scholar Workshop: Empathic Speech
Empathic Speech is the name that Paul Marienthal, associate dean for civic engagement and director of the TLS Program, gives to interpersonal communication that promotes honest talk and positive connection between people. It requires specific skills and practices. Whether leading a small group of tutors or an entire army of workers, effective interpersonal communication is crucial. This is a short introduction to the kinds of interpersonal communication work done in the TLS program.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Room 214

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Professor Daniel Berthold Squash Court Dedication
Please join us as we dedicate Squash Court 1 in honor of Professor Daniel Berthold and his lifelong dedication to the sport; reception and intercollegiate games to follow. Alumni/ae are invited to participate in both friendly and competitive squash matches after the completion of the Bard's squash match against Vassar. Head Coach Craig Thorpe-Clark will be on hand to assist organizing matches and provide instruction.
Stevenson Athletic Center, Squash Court 1

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Inside Bard: Life in the Upper College and Beyond
Join David Shein, associate vice president and dean of studies; Bethany Nohlgren, dean of students; and Elisabeth Giglio, director of career development, to discuss life in and out of the classroom during the third and fourth years at the College. Topics include Senior Project, career development, graduate school, and postgraduate fellowships and scholarships.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Natalie's Biodegradable Gown
Join students and alumni as we glue, sew, tape, and paste compostable decorations on a lovely gown. Whether you're crafty, artsy, OCD or just curious, you can be part of this costume arts project. At the end of the weekend, the dress with make its new home in the Bard Farm compost pile (that way it will never end up in a landfill). A project of the Natalie Lunn Technical Theater Award Committee.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Lobby

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Academic Classes
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CHI 315 Chinese Calligraphy

Li-hua Ying, associate professor of Chinese

EUS 222 Air
Elias Dueker, assistant professor of environmental and urban studies

"In a Queer Voice": Risk and Resilience among LGBTQ Youth
Dr. Michael Sadowski, director, Bard Early College-Hudson Initiative; adjunct faculty member, Bard MAT Program

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CCE Global Engagement: Student Panel Discussion, a reflection on work and the world.
In keeping with the concept of “the Engaged University,” Bard students have the opportunity to undertake substantive work experience through academic and co-curricular internships and projects, including the Engaged Liberal Arts, that involve them in the world locally, nationally and internationally. Students reflect on courses, internships and work in places like New Orleans, South Africa and New York City. Sponsored by CCE, TLS, Human Rights Project, BGIA, Bard in New Orleans, and the Institute for International Liberal Education.
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building, Room 201

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs The College of Staten Island
Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex, Main Field

2:00–6:00 p.m. Bard Men's Basketball 7th Annual Alumni Game
2:00–4:00 p.m. Varsity Intersquad Scrimmage
4:00–6:00 p.m. Alumni vs Alumni Game
Anyone interested in playing please contact Adam Turner turner@bard.edu
Stevenson Athletic Center

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Iphigenia Among the Taurians by Euripides
Will Iphigenia, long-exiled on a remote and rocky shore, recognize her shipwrecked brother Orestes in time to prevent another sacrifice at the altar, this time at her own hands? 

Bard Theater and Performance Program presents this student production of the classic work by Euripides, directed by Jean Wagner.

 Sponsored by the Theater and Performance Program. Tickets $15 for families, alumni/ae and guests. Students, faculty and staff are free. Use promo code PROUDPARENT to receive a 20 percent discount. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Bard vs Vassar College Squash Match
Stevenson Athletic Center, Squash Court

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Bard Adopt a Book
Meet the Bard College Archivist Helene Tieger '85  and find out about Bard's new Adopt A Book program. Bard has hundreds of rare titles needing conservation treatment, many of which come from the library of John Bard, the College's founder.  See examples of the the books up for adoption and those successfully conserved.  For more information, go to https://libweb.bard.edu/adopt-a-book/
Stevenson Library, First Floor

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Dedication of Brown and McCausland Residences
Please join us as we inaugurate the recently completed complex of the Village Residences, now named the Resnick Commons.  At this time, we will dedicate the new residences named in memory of Evelina Martin Brown '17 and Sarah Christina McCausland '17. Reception and residence visits to follow.  
Resnick Commons, Brown Hall

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Interfaith Open House
What might be spiritual about life at Bard? Informal conversations at the Center for Spiritual Life. Come chat with Bard's rabbi, our Community Life chaplain, and our Buddhist chaplain, about the spiritual side of student life.
Center for Spiritual Life, Basement of Resnick Commons A.

3:00–4:00 p.m. So You Want To Work In Finance? Or Something Like It?
Students and Bard graduates are invited to meet Bardians Anna Neverova '07 and Chris Lui ' 14 to learn more about what to expect when job hunting in the fields of finance, consulting, entrepreneurship and more.  Broaden your network and learn from the professionals. This event brought to you by the Bardians in Finance alumni/ae group, of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association.
F.W. Olin of Humanities, Room 205

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Faculty/Student Chamber Concert
Performers include Ana Felicia Doni, Zhi Ma, Tianpei Ai, Marka Gustavsson, and Robert Martin in the Brahms Piano Quintet and Beethoven’s String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3.
 Free admission
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Auditorium

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Academic Classes
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RUS/LIT 231 St. Petersburg: City, Monument, Text

Olga Voronina, assistant professor of Russian; director, Russian and Eurasian Studies Program

ARTH 345 Michelangelo: The Man, The Masterpieces, The Myth

Diana Depardo-Minsky, assistant professor of art history

"Food in the Great War: Bread, Gender, and Empire"
Wendy Urban-Mead associate history professor, Bard MAT Program


3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Tour of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Once you've seen the stunning façade of the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, you'll want to take this guided backstage tour. Advance reservations required.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Lobby

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Professor Nancy Leonard Seminar Room Dedication
Please join Bard faculty, alumni/ae, students, staff, and friends at the naming of Leonard Seminar Room in honor of Nancy Leonard, professor emerita of English.
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building, RM 310

4:00 p.m. Alumni/ae Squash Event
Alumni/ae are invited to participate in both friendly and competitive squash matches after the completion of the Bard’s squash match against Vassar College. Head Coach Craig Thorpe-Clark will assist in organizing instruction and matches.
Stevenson Athletic Center, Squash Courts

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Enjoy dinner with other Bard families and alumni/ae. $10 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.
Kline Dining Commons

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Speed Networking with Professional Alumni/ae
Alumni/ae from the fields of Film, Music, Theater, IT, Journalism, Education, Opera, Non-Profits, and more are ready and waiting to meet you.  Whether you are a current student or Bard graduate, take an hour to meet fellow Bardians who want to help you build your network and make connections. Everyone will meet everyone.  Hosted by the Natalie Lunn Technical Theater Award Committee and the Career Development Office.
Franklin W. Olin Humanities, Room 202

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Buddhist Meditation Group 
Need space to breathe, relax and revitalize? Come for an introduction to Buddhist meditation, a short meditation practice, followed by a discussion with tea and cookies.
Basement of Resnick Commons A, House of Peace

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Ask the President
Come hear Bard College President Leon Botstein speak about the College and answer questions from parents and students.
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building Auditorium

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Family and Alumni/ae Mixer
Stop by after Ask the President for a chance to meet faculty, alumni/ae, other Bard students, and their families.
Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building Atrium

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Bard Cemetery Tour
Join Helene Tieger, '85 college archivist, and Jane Brien '89, director of alumni/ae affairs, for a guided tour of the Bard Cemetery.
Bard Cemetery, Lych Gate

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Fund for Visual Learning Exhibition and Art Sale Closing Reception
Join us, as we conclude this year's Fund for Visual Learning Art Exhibition and Art Sale.
Fisher Studio Arts Building

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Iphigenia Among the Taurians by Euripides
Will Iphigenia, long-exiled on a remote and rocky shore, recognize her shipwrecked brother Orestes in time to prevent another sacrifice at the altar, this time at her own hands? 

Bard Theater and Performance Program presents this student production of the classic work by Euripides, directed by Jean Wagner.

 Sponsored by the Theater and Performance Program. Tickets $15 for families, alumni/ae and guests. Students, faculty and staff are free. Use promo code PROUDPARENT to receive a 20 percent discount. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Orchestra Now/Concert 1
Leon Botstein, music director, 
Inaugural Season
The Orchestra Now (TŌN), a unique training orchestra and master’s degree program established by Bard College, is preparing a new generation of musicians to create unique concert experiences for audiences of great orchestral music of the past and present. Bringing together extraordinary musicians from around the world, TŌN mines the wealth of underperformed repertoire, reimagines traditional concert formats, and strives to connect the experience of the performers with that of the listeners. In this new series, TŌN brings to the Fisher Center adventurous programs of familiar and lesser-known works in the incomparable Sosnoff Theater. All concerts will include commentary by the conductor.



Conducted by Leon Botstein.

Beethoven
Symphony No. 2

Weinberg

Cello Concerto (U.S. Premiere)

Shostakovich
Symphony 11

 

Tickets $25-$35; $20-$28 for students. Use promo code PROUDPARENT to receive a 20 percent discount. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900.
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater

8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Senior Short Films
Come watch films produced by recent Bard graduates. A list of filmmakers and films is below. Films may not be suitable for children under 13 years old.
Adinah Dancyger ’15, Chopping Onions
Alexa Frank ’15, Q & A
Michael Ipsen ’15, Descending Night
Laila Iravani ’15, Dust
Deana LeBlanc ’15, Tonshi
Simone Leitner ’15, Memory Card
Abrahim Mahallati ’15, Panic, Baby
Gaia Marcaccini ’15, Don’t Make Me Come Down There
Hilary Steadman ’15, The Lion Dance
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

9:15 – 10:45 p.m. Brian Imbus, The Mentalist
"Can this man read minds?" This is just one question you will be asking yourself after witnessing Brian Imbus's "Miracles of the Mind" performance. Audience members get involved as minds are read, predictions made, and laughter ensues.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

Sunday, October 25 

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Brunch
Enjoy brunch with other Bard families and alumni/ae. ($12.00 per person; students may use their meal plan cards.)
Kline Dining Commons

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Study Away Opportunities 
This discussion will provide an overview of opportunities and processes for study away including semester, summer, and language-intensive programs. Learn about Bard’s unique programs in New York City, Berlin, Bishkek, Budapest, St. Petersburg, and the West Bank; they will also review options to study with a tuition exchange partner or independent program. (The Study Abroad Fair for students is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, in the Bertelsmann Campus Center.)
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Men's Lacrosse Tournament
10:00 – 11:35 a.m. Bard vs. New England College 
11:50 a.m. – 1:25 p.m.New England College vs. Daniel Webster College
1:40 – 3:15 p.m. Bard vs. Daniel Webster College  
Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex, Main Field 

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Blithewood Mansion Building and Art Tour 
Join Carly Krim ’16 for a historical tour of Blithewood Mansion, and explore the collection of German and Austrian paintings from the turn-of-the-20th century. The paintings were a bequest to Bard College from Dr. Edith Neumann. Advance registration required. 
Blithewood Mansion, Foyer

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Iphigenia Among the Taurians by Euripides
Will Iphigenia, long-exiled on a remote and rocky shore, recognize her shipwrecked brother Orestes in time to prevent another sacrifice at the altar, this time at her own hands? 

Bard Theater and Performance Program presents this student production of the classic work by Euripides, directed by Jean Wagner.

Sponsored by: Theater and Performance ProgramTickets $15 for families, alumni/ae and guests. Students, faculty and staff are free. Use promo code PROUDPARENT to receive a 20 percent discount. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Orchestra Now/Concert 1
Leon Botstein, music director
Inaugural Season

The Orchestra Now (TŌN), a unique training orchestra and master’s degree program established by Bard College, is preparing a new generation of musicians to create unique concert experiences for audiences of great orchestral music of the past and present. Bringing together extraordinary musicians from around the world, TŌN mines the wealth of underperformed repertoire, reimagines traditional concert formats, and strives to connect the experience of the performers with that of the listeners. In this new series, TŌN brings to the Fisher Center adventurous programs of familiar and lesser-known works in the incomparable Sosnoff Theater. All concerts will include commentary by the conductor.



Conducted by Leon Botstein

Beethoven
Symphony No. 2

Weinberg
Cello Concerto (U.S. Premiere)

Shostakovich

Symphony 11

Tickets $25-$35; $20-$28 for students. Use promo code PROUDPARENT to receive a 20 percent discount. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater 

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Iphigenia Among the Taurians by Euripides
Will Iphigenia, long-exiled on a remote and rocky shore, recognize her shipwrecked brother Orestes in time to prevent another sacrifice at the altar, this time at her own hands? 

Bard Theater and Performance Program presents this student production of the classic work by Euripides, directed by Jean Wagner.

Sponsored by: Theater and Performance Program. Tickets $15 for families, alumni/ae and guests. Students, faculty and staff are free. Use promo code PROUDPARENT to receive a 20 percent discount. Please contact the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900. 
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, LUMA Theater

Contact Information

Bard College Special Events
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
845-758-7360
events@bard.edu

Date & Location

Date: 10/23/2015 to 10/25/2015
Location: