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2015 Eugene Meyer Lecture: Professor Mark Lytle Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies
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Religion Columnist Peter Steinfels to Lecture at Bard College
Peter Steinfels, professor and co-director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University, will give a talk titled "Memo to the Papal Conclave: The Crisis in Catholicism Beyond the Headlines," on Monday, March 11.
Arendt Center Series "Blogging and the New Public Intellectual" Begins with Francine Prose
This new series, curated by Bard faculty members Roger Berkowitz and Walter Russell Mead, will engage an ongoing discussion with the nation’s leading bloggers in politics, history, art, and culture. Bard professor Francine Prose, who blogs for the New York Review of Books, will speak on March 5. All events take place at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan.
The Da Capo Chamber Players Present "Celebrate Bard!"
The Da Capo Chamber Players present a program of chamber works in their annual “Celebrate Bard!” concert, on Monday, March 11, at 8 p.m. at the new László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building. “Da Capo’s annual ‘Celebrate Bard’ concert features faculty composers, other composers from the area, Bard alumni, and current students. It is thus a celebration of the creativity, imagination, continuing influence and vitality of the Bard Music Program,” says flutist and Da Capo member Patricia Spencer.
Bard Swim Teams Earn Scholar All-American Status
The Bard College swim teams have earned Scholar All-American Status for their academic performance. The women's team has a cumulative GPA of 3.29, and the men's team has a GPA of 3.19.
Choice Is Power: Senior Playwrights Project Focuses on Women's Work
This year's Senior Playwrights Project, Choice Is Power, will feature three short plays written, performed, and directed by women. Performances will take place in the Fisher Center's LUMA Theater, February 28 – March 3.
Bard President Leon Botstein Receives the Bruckner Society Medal of Honor
Bard College president Leon Botstein has been awarded the Bruckner Society Medal of Honor in recognition of his exemplary work in furthering the understanding and appreciation of the life and work of Anton Bruckner. The award was presented on February 24 at a concert of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City, before a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 8.
Freshman Tytravia Riley Named Co-Rookie of the Year in Women's Basketball for the Liberty League
Bard freshman Tytravia Riley capped a fine first season at Bard by being named Co-Rookie of the Year in the Liberty League in the results of coaches' voting released on Thursday. She was also named to the All-Rookie Team and All-Liberty League Honorable Mention.
Bard Conservatory Presents "The Secret Listener," a Lecture and Recital by Pianist Jeffrey Kahane
“The Secret Listener,” a lecture and recital including a performance of Robert Schumann’s Phantasie, will be presented by acclaimed pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane, on Monday, March 4, at 8 p.m. in Olin Hall.
Acclaimed Irish Writer Colm Tóibín Will Give Annual Eugene Meyer Lecture in British History and Literature
Bard presents its annual Eugene Meyer Lecture in British History and Literature, with acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín. Tóibín will speak about his work with Fintan O’Toole, a leading Irish editor, writer, and critic on Thursday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m.
Bard Debate Union Wins Adelphi Tournament
Bard's parliamentary debate team, composed of junior Lee Gensler and senior Ian Busher, won the Adelphi Debate Tournament in Garden City, New York, over the weekend of February 16–17. Lee Gensler was also named third overall speaker at the tournament and Ian Busher sixth. In all, five members of the Bard Debate Union participated, with four debating and one judging. The team heads to Western Connecticut State University on February 23–24 for the regional championships.
The Fisher Center Presents J. S. Bach's St. John Passion on March 1 and 2
The Fisher Center presents J. S. Bach’s sacred oratorio St. John Passion, featuring members of the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, with singers from the Bard College Chamber Singers and the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, with James Bagwell, choral director.
Arendt Center Announces Series: “Music in the Holocaust, Jewish Identity and Cosmopolitanism"
The Hannah Arendt Center presents this special concert series, featuring music composed and performed by Jewish prisoners in Nazi territories during World War II. Three concerts will feature a brief introduction by a noted scholar in the field, placing the music in social, historical, and political context. The series also includes a screening of the Academy Award–Nominated documentary Orchestra of Exiles, a film about Bronislaw Huberman, the Polish violinist who founded the Israel Philharmonic.
Bard Conservatory Presents “First Songs: Dawn Upshaw and the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program”
Acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw and singers from her graduate Vocal Arts Program at The Bard College Conservatory of Music perform a concert of contemporary songs featuring the world premier of a work by George Tsontakis as well as new works composed by current students and recent alumni of the Conservatory and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. The performance takes place on Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Organic Beef Farmer and Former Wall Street Crusader Sandy B. Lewis to Speak at Bard
On Tuesday, February 19, Bard College will host a talk and discussion with Salim B. “Sandy” Lewis, a Wall Street leader, founder of his firm, who now, with his wife, is the owner and operator of Lewis Family Farm in Essex, New York, a beef farm with a unique USDA certificate in grass. Lewis will explore “Why Fixing Wall Street and the Economy is Critical to the World” in a discussion with Matt Taibbi ’92, the renowned political and financial columnist for Rolling Stone.
Are "Social Non-Movements" Changing the Middle East?
Did the Arab Spring come from nowhere, or was it preceded by modes of social and political action that might have eluded our common conceptual frames? Hannah Arendt Center Fellow Jeff Jurgens reviews last week's lecture at Bard by Asef Bayat, author of Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East.
Bard SummerScape 2013 Explores Life and Times of Igor Stravinsky with Seven-Week Arts Festival
Highlights of this year's SummerScape at the Bard Fisher Center include the 24th Bard Music Festival, “Stravinsky and His World,” Taneyev’s opera Oresteia, Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, and Bill T. Jones/Anne Bogart’s new Rite. This year's festival will take place July 6 through August 18.
Conjunctions and Dalkey Press Archive Celebrate Novelist William Gaddis at The New School
On February 20 Robert Coover, Samuel R. Delany, Ben Marcus, Rick Moody, and Francine Prose will read letters by Gaddis and discuss what he has meant to them as writers and readers, introduced by Conjunctions editor Bradford Morrow.
Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program Receives Innovative Investment from Clif Bar
The Clif Bar Family Foundation has launched a new approach to philanthropy, making its first-ever $100,000 “Program Related Investment” (PRI) in Bard College’s new MBA in Sustainability, one of a handful of programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a graduate business curriculum.
The Fisher Center Presents The American Symphony Orchestra, February 22 and 23
The February program features the world premiere of Harold Farberman’s TRIPLE PLAY Concerto for Clarinet and the rarely performed original version of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.
The Fisher Center Presents the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra in Concert
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts presents the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra on Sunday, February 17. The program includes Ottorino Respighi’s Fountains of Rome; Krzysztof Penderecki’s Viola Concerto, with Lin Wang, viola; and Sergey Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet.
An Interview with Professor Jeffrey Kahane
Bard College Conservatory of Music professor Jeffrey Kahane talks about his musical values, teaching philosophy, and the Conservatory.
Bard Students Continue Tradition of Volunteer Work in New Orleans
Since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, students in Bard's New Orleans Project have traveled to the city to help rebuild. This year, 20 Bard students spent January intersession working at the Andrew H. Wilson Charter School as tutors, art workshop facilitators, academic support mediators, and community garden educators for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Returns for Fourth Year of Residency
Join us for two free events in February at the Fisher Center. On February 12, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones and longtime New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Weschler discuss art and its relationship to science, history, technology, and current events. On February 16, the Company performs a work-in-process showing of Story, a new work created during its week in residence at Bard.
The Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College Launches Inaugural Edition of Annual Journal, HA
This month, the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College launches the inaugural edition of its annual journal, HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College. “HA offers smart, nonpartisan thinking about politics that is smarter than the debate," says Arendt Center director Roger Berkowitz.
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