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Bard’s Beloved Spiegeltent Returns for SummerScape 2013, Providing Sumptuous Venue for Cutting-Edge Cabaret,
Live Music, Dancing, Dining, and More

“Enter the Spiegeltent – the tent of dreams – and you will never be the same again.”
– Edinburgh Fringe magazine


Mark Primoff
845-758-7412
primoff@bard.edu
06-17-2013
Image Credit: Mayday Kingdom
 

The opening of the 2013 Bard SummerScape festival in New York’s Annandale-on-Hudson on Friday, July 5, signals the return of the authentic Belgian Spiegeltent. This luxurious “tent of mirrors” has proved a sensation since 2006, when its introduction to Bard’s glorious Hudson Valley campus marked the first time one of these fabled old-world structures appeared in America, impressing the Village Voice with its “wooden floors, mirrored walls, stained-glass panels, and red velvet ceiling.” Conveniently situated near the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, the Spiegeltent affords a sumptuous and magical environment in which to enjoy cutting-edge cabaret and world-class live music, plus spectacular circus acts, dancing, and dining throughout the seven-week festival (July 5 – August 18). This year sees the launch of “After Hours at the Spiegeltent,” with Bard’s new host, Michael McQuilken, and live house band, The Mayday Kingdom. Also new in 2013: the introduction of reserved table seating for an even more comfortable cabaret experience, and a new food and beverage menu with expanded bar offerings.

Back for its eighth consecutive SummerScape season, Bard’s glittering “Mirror Tent” comes from Europe, where such tents and the special entertainment they host have been a beloved tradition for the past century. The Spiegeltent is a marvel of engineering, comprising 3,000 detachable parts, with a spellbinding interior of carved wood surfaces, parquet floor, beveled mirrors, stained-glass windows, and splendid velvet canopies. Flanked by table and booth seating, the tent’s stage hosts a dazzling selection of entertainers on Thursday and Friday evenings and weekends all summer long. Before and after any SummerScape performance, the Spiegeltent provides the ideal setting in which to enjoy a new menu of food and drinks chosen from the best offerings of the Hudson Valley’s rich array of farms, orchards, dairies, wineries, and breweries, including an extensive selection of produce from Bard’s own farm.

Friday and Saturday nights are adult-oriented, with Evening Cabaret offering sophisticated entertainment with an adventurous edge. Standup star Sandra Bernhard and Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann are among those making their SummerScape debuts, while returning acts include the political burlesque of Weimar New York and the ever-popular Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. The majority of Evening Cabaret shows have sold out in previous summers.

Thursday nights in the Spiegeltent are devoted to Thursday Night Live, an eclectic range of live music from the leading exponents of indie rock, Afro-funk, brass band, Malian music, and more.

Friday and Saturday nights (plus two Thursday nights) continue with After Hours at the Spiegeltent, which launches this season, offering a late-night bar and dance floor with live music from Bard’s new house band, The Mayday Kingdom.

On three Sunday evenings, Midsummer Dancing presents exhilarating salsa, tango, and swing, complete with live music and pre-performance dance classes from the professionals. 

On weekend mornings, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Presents Kinder Spiegel – entertainment for audiences of all ages from the popular troupe’s favorite circus artistes and from the Bindlestiffs themselves.

Before and after each performance, patrons can enjoy Dining at the Spiegeltent – indoors or outside in the beautiful gardens – with a new menu of locally sourced fare served at lunchtime on Saturdays and Sundays and at dinnertime on Thursdays through Saturdays. A full bar offering now compliments the dinner menu.

The season draws to a climactic close with the SummerScape Closing Party – featuring music from new house band The Mayday Kingdom – on August 18.

Program details for all Spiegeltent offerings follow below. 

Evening Cabaret

•            Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm, July 5 – August 17

•            Dinner and drinks will be available during the performances.

•            Tickets, except where noted:

            $35 (inner ring table); $30 (outer ring table); $25 (booth); $20 (standing room)

•            See below for age restrictions where applicable.

 


Sandra Bernhard (July 5)

Tickets: $60 (inner ring table); $50 (outer ring table); $40 (booth); $30 (standing room)

(18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

The utterly original comic, singer, and writer Sandra Bernhard opens the 2013 Spiegeltent season with her characteristic mix of political satire, pop culture commentary, and cabaret. The Los Angeles Times likens Bernhard’s act to “hanging out with a hip and funny friend who never fails to lift you up with her outrageous freedom,” and Comedy Central voted hers as one of the 100 best standup acts of all time. Backed by a live band, Bernhard’s performances are a thrilling hybrid of comedy and rock ’n’ roll. “Give the dame her due,” writes the New York Times. “It’s invigorating to be in the presence of a true original.”

 

Justin Vivian Bond Is Mx America (July 6)

(18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

Tony-nominated cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond returns to the Spiegeltent to offer a unique take on the American experience through the lens of a Miss America pageant. This brand new show includes original music from Bond’s critically acclaimed records Dendrophile and Silver Wells. As a finalist in the contest, Mx Bond expects to be judged in such categories as presentation, economic status, mental health, family values, and talent, all while creating a delightful and elegant evening’s entertainment. As Time Out London marvels, “Justin Vivian Bond is a transatlantic cabaret messiah.”

 

The Hot Sardines: Jazz of 1920s Paris (July 12)

The Wall Street Journal calls the Hot Sardines’ music “high-energy traditional jazz with a Parisian accent”; the Music Playground describes the collective as “the most foot-stomping, raucous jazz band in the world.” With a blustery brass lineup and a just-one-of-the-boys front-woman, the Hot Sardines create music reminiscent of wartime Paris via New Orleans: a sound steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong used to make. This is straight-up, foot-stomping jazz from a near-century ago that stays resolutely in step with the present day.

 

Eviyan: Iva Bittová, Evan Ziporyn, Gyan Riley (July 13)

Eviyan is a new trio that brings together three world-class musicians in an intimate, acoustic blend of world roots, jazz, rock, and cabaret. Vocalist and violinist Iva Bittová draws on the sounds of her native Moravia and the rich traditions of the Roma people; clarinetist and composer Evan Ziporyn, a founder of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, studied with Balinese gamelan masters and has collaborated with virtuoso musicians from around the world; guitarist Gyan Riley combines the virtuosity of classical guitar and Hindustani music with the deftness of jazz and the grit of rock ’n’ roll. These eclectic, genre-crossing musicians combine to create a soundtrack for the 21st-century global village.

 

John Kelly: Rebel Songs (July 19)

Spiegeltent aficionados will remember the legendary cabaret artist John Kelly from his Joni Mitchell tribute, Paved Paradise, and for his astonishing three-octave vocal range. Kelly now returns to perform Rebel Songs of a Range Queen, featuring music by Kurt Weill, Charles Aznavour, Holcombe Waller, The Shins, Jacques Brel, The Clash, and Joanna Newsom, among others. He will perform as a weathered, genre-traipsing punk altar boy survivor who returns in middle-age to stretch, violate, and embrace the song form. According to the New York Times, Kelly “brings the taste, attitude and high style of a great art-song interpreter to the stage along with a self-mocking sense of humor.”

 

Taylor Mac Sings the American Songbook, 1920s (July 26; world premiere)

(18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

Obie Award-winning playwright, actor, and singer-songwriter Taylor Mac returns to the Spiegeltent with a chapter of his most ambitious project yet. Over the next two years Mac will sing 24 concerts, each celebrating a decade of popular music, aiming ultimately to combine them all into a marathon extravaganza. For Bard’s show, Mac and his band will premiere his concert of the glorious music and culture of the 1920s – a one-of-a-kind experience that synthesizes surrealism, Ulysses, flappers, and women’s suffrage. As the Irish Times declares, “Taylor Mac seduces you, breaks your heart, patches it back up again and sews sequins along the scars.”

 

Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush (July 27)

Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann makes his Spiegeltent debut with Hello Earth!, a journey into the mysterious songbook of British pop recluse and cult heroine Kate Bush, who first won acclaim at age 18 with her 1978 hit “Wuthering Heights.” Noted for her cerebral lyrics, melding of musical genres, and lush instrumental arrangements, Bush is a forerunner of artists like Björk and Joanna Newsom. Rather than simply re-creating Bush’s music, Bleckmann transports it to other realms with his agile voice and distinctive vision, creating a new interpretation that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful. NPR calls Hello Earth! “a beautifully careful, creative, empathetic reinterpretation of the great Kate’s music.”

 

Weimar New York (August 2 & 3)

(18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

Justin Vivian Bond returns to the Spiegeltent to host the fourth season of Weimar New York: a theatrical cabaret that takes Weimar-era Germany as the inspiration for a fabulous gathering of burlesque, cabaret, comedy, drag, and East Village-scene performance artists. “Keeping the Weimar-era spirit of cultural resistance alive” (Village Voice), this collection of downtown stars continues a cabaret tradition of the past, infused with a new political edge. Under Earl Dax’s curation, the artists encourage singing, dancing, stripping, and reflecting on opposition, identity, dependence, and independence. (May contain nudity).

 

Maya Beiser: The Music of Astor Piazzolla and Beyond (August 9)

Dubbed a “cello goddess” by the New Yorker, Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire, and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries. The New York Times admired her “ferocious energy and talent,” while the Boston Globe declared, “With virtuoso chops, rock-star charisma, and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge of avant-garde adventurousness, Maya Beiser is the postmodern diva of the cello.” Beiser will present her unique take on the music of Astor Piazzolla and the early style of tango: a raw, provocative and sensual sound that developed on the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1920s and ’30s. The evening will also include new works developed by the cellist during her Spiegeltent residency.

 

A Tribute to Julie London with Jazz Vocalist Marianne Solivan (August 10)

One of the most talked-about jazz singers on the New York scene, Marianne Solivan mesmerizes audiences with her beautiful, smoke-filled voice and sensuous stage presence. In this romantic evening, Solivan channels the glamour, star power, and sultry, languid sound of legendary American singer and actress Julie London. Such classic hits as “Cry Me a River,” “Go Slow,” and “Hot Toddy” – as well as a few lesser-known gems – grace an evening that honors London’s great contributions to the art of jazz.

 

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (August 16 & 17; world premiere)

(18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

The Bindlestiffs are back: the Hudson Valley’s favorite circus family takes up residence in the Spiegeltent to present a brand-new show developed especially for the SummerScape festival. For seven years, the Cirkus has sold out the tent with performances that weave together the rich heritage of European one-ring spectacle and the best of American vaudeville and sideshow acts. Jugglers, clowns, acrobats, and trapeze artists share the stage with musicians, magicians, dancers, and daredevils. Patrons are invited to witness the circus feats, sideshow marvels, and world-class entertainers that the New York Times calls “old-fashioned variety entertainment of the sort Ed Sullivan so astutely scooped up, but with twists.”

 

Artist fees are supported in part by the Thendara Foundation and New Albion Records, Inc.

 

Thursday Night Live

•            Thursdays at 8:30 pm, July 11 – August 15

•            Tickets: $20

 

Buke & Gase with special guest Sarah Neufeld from Arcade Fire (July 11)

New sounds in indie rock

The Hudson- and Brooklyn-based duo (Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez) creates gorgeous electric rock anthems with its homemade instruments, including the “buke” (an electrified six-string baritone ukulele) and the “gase” (a guitar-bass hybrid). Joining the pair for this special concert is Arcade Fire’s violinist Sarah Neufeld.

 

Hungry March Band (July 18)

Anarchist brass band

Described by the New York Times as “a mix of quirkiness and tradition,” Hungry March Band blares forth with an original sound that synthesizes music from wherever brass bands are heard – the Balkans, India, New Orleans, and Latin America – and combines it with big band, free jazz, and punk rock. Patrons are invited to join in the dancing.

 

Ikebe Shakedown (July 25)

Soul, Afro-funk, and deep disco

Ikebe Shakedown “re-creates the kind of vibrant vintage funk that sends crate-digging DJs into spasms of joy” (Time Out New York). Delivering a driving set of tunes featuring signature Afrobeat elements, the band’s mighty horn section is anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves. Describing Ikebe Shakedown’s debut album as “an adventurous trip through time,” Okayplayer named it “one of the best releases of the year.”

 

Imharhan and Mamadou Kelly (August 1)

Music of Mali

Two singular voices from a troubled region share their music. Guitar genius and vocal stylist Mamadou Kelly has been an integral part of some of the best-known groups in Malian music, offering a captivating combination of traditional and contemporary West African sounds. Combining the rumble and grit of Saharan nomads with electric guitars, Imharhan has captured ears and imaginations worldwide.  

 

What Cheer? Brigade (August 15)

Street brass revelry

What Cheer? Brigade is a 19-piece brass band that mixes Bollywood, the Balkans, New Orleans, samba, and hip-hop, all played with unparalleled intensity. A raucous live experience, the Brigade defies categorization, appealing equally to punks and farmers, and to old and young. According to Spin magazine, “What Cheer? dominated the Newport Folk Fest like a headliner,” its unplugged concert proving that great entertainment needs no electricity.

 

 

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Presents Kinder Spiegel

•            Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, August 3–18

•            Tickets: $15 (2-for-1 adult); children aged three and up: $10

 

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (August 3 & 4)

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus show inaugurates three weekends of fun for young audiences at Kinder Spiegel. As in previous years, the Spiegeltent’s resident circus family offers not only sophisticated adult entertainment but also family-friendly fun for the young and the young at heart. As New York Cool reports, “simply nothing, but nothing, will deter them in their quest to bring the circus arts to new levels of skill and ever-expanding audiences.”

 

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents The Piccolini Trio’s Circus in a Trunk (August 10 & 11)

 

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents Concrete Temple Theatre’s Geppetto (August 17 & 18)

 

Midsummer Dancing

•         Three Sunday evenings, July 28 – August 11

•         5pm, doors open; 5:30pm, dance instruction; 6:30–9pm, live band; 10pm, venue closes

•         Tickets: $20

 

Midsummer Dancing: Salsa (July 28)

Back by popular demand, Albany-based dancers Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez bring big-sound Latin band Sensemaya to the Spiegeltent for an evening of fast and furious live music and Latin and salsa dancing. Taking Cuban and Puerto Rican rhythms as a starting point, Sensemaya fuses hot Latin dance rhythms with the cool sophistication of jazz improvisation. The band’s repertoire includes “funkified” interpretations of classic salsa and original works written in Cuba’s revolutionary timba style. Sensemaya’s own uniquely fresh Latin jazz compositions include a variety of styles from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic that always have audiences jumping out of their seats and onto the dance floor.

 

Midsummer Dancing: Tango (August 4)

A breath-taking evening of authentic Tango Argentino – just as it is performed in Buenos Aires, birthplace of this most sensual of dances. Live music for social dancing is provided by the amazing JP Jofre Hard Tango Trio, complemented by recorded music from the Golden Age of Tango with DJ La Rubia del Norte, who has spun tunes at the most famous milongas (social clubs) in Buenos Aires and New York City. The evening includes a dazzling tango demonstration by internationally renowned performers (tba), and an introductory class taught by Woodstock Tango’s Ilene Marder (no partner or experience necessary). For the past three years, tango night has been an enormous hit at the Spiegeltent, packing the house with dancers and tango aficionados of all levels.

 

Midsummer Dancing: Swing (August 11)

Professional swing dancers Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios return to the Spiegeltent for a night of swing dancing to the music of Eight to the Bar. Both the band and the Freemans will have patrons up and dancing in no time (no experience necessary). Drawing its musical influences from American roots music – swing, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, soul, and Motown – Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and colorful mix of ’40s jazz and swing, ’50s jump blues, and its own swing-influenced tunes and vocals.

 

 

After Hours at the Spiegeltent

•            Fridays & Saturdays, July 5–August 17; Thursdays, July 11 & 18, 10pm–12:30am

•            $10 cover (waived with same-day ticket to any performance)

•            All-summer access with $50 After-Hours Pass (non-transferable)

•            Drinks and after-hours dining available

This season marks the first time that late nights at the Spiegeltent will be an all-live music affair. This is thanks to the introduction of Bard’s new house band, an elegant and alluring coterie of misfits called The Mayday Kingdom. Also making his SummerScape debut is host Michael McQuilken, the artistic polymath best known for his work with Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra. Together they will celebrate summer nights with timeless music from the 1940s to the present; patrons are invited to dance to songs made famous by Louis Prima, Nina Simone, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, and more, and to raise a glass in the company of friends, festival artists, and friendly spirits “After Hours.”

 

Dining at the Spiegeltent

The Spiegeltent is the SummerScape festival’s hub, where patrons can enjoy locally sourced food and drink before and after performances. Bard’s new house band, The Mayday Kingdom, will serenade diners on Friday and Saturday evenings, while the lovely garden provides the perfect spot to relax in the company of friends and festival artists long after the curtain comes down. Dinner reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling the box office at 845-758-7900 or at www.opentable.com, giving the restaurant’s name as “Richard B. Fisher Center Spiegeltent.”

 

Thursdays

Dinner is served from 5:30 to 7:30pm, and is open to all. Dinner service continues at 8pm for patrons of the 8:30pm Thursday Night Live show.

 

Fridays and Saturdays

Dinner is served from 5:30 to 7:30pm, and is open to all. Dinner service continues at 8pm for patrons of the 8:30pm cabaret show. The After Hours menu is available after the show from 10pm until midnight.

 

Saturdays and Sundays

Lunch is served from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, and is open to all.

 

Pre-performance dining on August 9 is available only as part of the Bard Music Festival Opening Night Dinner.

 

SummerScape Closing Party

•            $10 cover (waived with same-day ticket to any performance)

•            Included in the $50 After-Hours Pass (non-transferable)

On Sunday, August 18 at 7pm, The Mayday Kingdom rocks a live music dance party with festival artists and staff. Patrons are invited to celebrate the summer of artistic adventure and give the Spiegeltent a proper send-off as the season draws to a close.
 

Chronological listing of events in the Spiegeltent, Bard SummerScape 2013

 

Friday, July 5

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Sandra Bernhard ($30–$60; 18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Saturday, July 6

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Justin Vivian Bond Is Mx America ($20–$35; 18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Sunday, July 7

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

 

Thursday, July 11

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Buke & Gase with Sarah Neufeld from Arcade Fire ($20)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Friday, July 12

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: The Hot Sardines ($20–$35)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Saturday, July 13

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Eviyan: Iva Bittová, Evan Ziporyn, Gyan Riley ($20–$35)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Sunday, July 14

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

 

Thursday, July 18

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Hungry March Band ($20)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Friday, July 19

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: John Kelly: Rebel Songs ($20–$35)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Saturday, July 20

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Sunday, July 21

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

 

Thursday, July 25

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Ikebe Shakedown ($20)

 

Friday, July 26

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Taylor Mac Sings the American Songbook (1920s) ($20–$35; 18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Saturday, July 27

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush ($20–$35)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Sunday, July 28

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

5pm (doors open): Midsummer Dancing: Salsa ($20)

 

Thursday, August 1

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Imharhan and Mamadou Kelly ($20)

 

Friday, August 2

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Weimar New York ($20–$35; 18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Saturday, August 3

11am: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: Kinder Spiegel ($15, 2-for-1 adults; children aged three and up: $10)

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Weimar New York ($20–$35; 18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Sunday, August 4

11am: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: Kinder Spiegel ($15, 2-for-1 adults; children aged three and up: $10)

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

5pm (doors open): Midsummer Dancing: Tango ($20)

 

Thursday, August 8

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

 

Friday, August 9

5:30–7:30pm: BMF Opening Night Dinner

8:30pm: Maya Beiser: The Music of Astor Piazolla and Beyond ($20–$35)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Saturday, August 10

11am: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Kinder Spiegel presents The Piccolini Trio's Circus in a Trunk ($15, 2-for-1 adults; children aged three and up: $10)

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: A Tribute to Julie London with Marianne Solivan ($20–$35)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Sunday, August 11

11am: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Kinder Spiegel presents The Piccolini Trio's Circus in a Trunk ($15, 2-for-1 adults; children aged three and up: $10)

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

5pm (doors open): Midsummer Dancing: Swing ($20)

 

Thursday, August 15

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: What Cheer? Brigade ($20)

 

Friday, August 16

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus ($20–$35; 18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 


Saturday, August 17

11am: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Kinder Spiegel presents Concrete Temple Theatre's Geppetto ($15, 2-for-1 adults; children aged three and up: $10)

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

5:30–7:30pm: Dinner

8:30pm: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus ($20–$35; 18+ unless accompanied by an adult)

10pm–12:30am: After Hours ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

Sunday, August 18

11am: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Kinder Spiegel presents Concrete Temple Theatre's Geppetto ($15, 2-for-1 adults; children aged three and up: $10)

12:30–2:30pm: Lunch

7pm: SummerScape Closing Party ($10 or $50 season pass, waived for same-day ticketholders)

 

 

SummerScape 2013: other key performance dates by genre

 

MUSIC

Bard Music Festival, Weekend One: “Becoming Stravinsky: From St. Petersburg to Paris” (Aug 9–11)*

Bard Music Festival, Weekend Two: “Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles” (Aug 16–18)*

 

* Round-trip transportation from Manhattan to Bard is available for certain performances on August 9, 11, 16, and 18. The round-trip fare is $40 and reservations are required; see further details below.

 

OPERA

Sergey Taneyev: Oresteia

Sosnoff Theater

July 26** and Aug 2 at 7 pm

July 28**, 31, and Aug 4** at 3 pm

Tickets: $30, $60, $70, $90

 

THEATER

Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita (adaptation)

LUMA Theater

July 11, 12, 13**, 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 pm

July 14**, 17, 20, and 21** at 3 pm

Tickets: $45

 

DANCE

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company: A Rite

July 6 at 8 pm and July 7** at 3 pm

Sosnoff Theater

Tickets: $25, $40, $45, $55

 

** Round-trip transportation from Manhattan to Bard is available for this performance. The round-trip fare is $40 and reservations are required; see further details below.

 

FILM FESTIVAL

“Between Traditions: Stravinsky’s Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema”

July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26; Aug 2 and 3 at 7 pm

July 13, 20, 21, 27; Aug 3 at 2 pm

July 14 at 3pm

July 21 at 5:30 pm

July 27 at 6:30 pm

July 27 and Aug 2 at 9 pm

Ottaway Film Center

Tickets: $12

 

Venues:

SummerScape opera, theater, and dance performances and most Bard Music Festival programs are held in the Sosnoff Theater or LUMA Theater in Bard’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Some chamber programs and other BMF events are in Olin Hall. The Film Festival screenings are at the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center in the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center.

 

New York City Round-Trip Bus Transportation:

Inexpensive, convenient round-trip transportation from Manhattan to Bard is provided, exclusively to ticket holders, for select SummerScape and Bard Music Festival performances (as indicated above). The round-trip fare is $40, and reservations are required. The bus departs from behind Lincoln Center, on Amsterdam Avenue between 64th and 65th Streets. For details, including departure times, visit fishercenter.bard.edu/transportation.

 

Bard SummerScape Ticket Information

 

For tickets and further information on all SummerScape events, call the Fisher Center box office at 845-758-7900 or visit www.fishercenter.bard.edu.

 

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June, 2013

 


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