August 9–11 and 16–18
24th Annual Bard Music Festival
Stravinsky and His World
The 2013 Bard Music Festival, scheduled to coincide with the centenary of the scandal at the premiere of The Rite of Spring, will explore the full range of this great composer’s elusive and enigmatic personality and career. From ballet to chamber works, from sacred music to symphonies, the festival will explore Stravinsky’s long and illustrious career, along with many works by his contemporaries.
July 26 – August 4
U.S. Stage Premiere
Russian composer Sergey Taneyev’s extraordinary but rarely staged opera conveys the searing drama of Aeschylus’ powerful trilogy about the cursed House of Atreus, from Agamemnon’s fateful return from Troy to the trial of his son Orestes.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company
Choreographer Bill T. Jones (a resident artist at Bard) and theater director Anne Bogart ’74 join forces to create a new work celebrating the centennial of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
July 6 – August 18
Bard SummerScape 2013 presents seven weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, films, and cabaret. Season highlights include include Sergey Taneyev’s Oresteia, an opera based on Aeschylus’ tragic Greek trilogy; a collaboration by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company celebrating Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring; a theatrical adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita; an adventurous film festival; and the return of cabaret at the Spiegeltent.