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Tickets for Bard SummerScape 2014 now on sale

Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. – Tickets for Bard SummerScape 2014 go on sale today, Tuesday, February 25. The seven-week festival (June 27–Aug 17) explores the life and times of Franz Schubert with a wide-ranging lineup of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret, keyed to the theme of the 25th anniversary season of the Bard Music Festival, Schubert and His World. Presented in the Frank Gehry-designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard College’s idyllic Hudson River campus, the festival opens on June 27 with the first of three performances of Proscenium Works: 1979–2011 by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Other highlights of this season’s offerings include the first American revival in 100 years of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Euryanthe, as well as a single semi-staged performance of Schubert’s rarely performed opera Fierrebras; the world premiere theater production of Love in the Wars, an adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea by the Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville; a film series titled “Schubert and the Long 19th Century”; cutting-edge cabaret in Bard’s sensationally popular Spiegeltent; and the two weekends of the Bard Music Festival (Aug 8–10 and Aug 15–17). Together, SummerScape’s offerings help celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Bard Music Festival – dubbed “part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit” by the New York Times – which has since its founding in 1990 done so much to revitalize the classical concert experience.

SummerScape 2014: key performance dates by genre


Bard Music Festival, Weekend One: “The Making of a Romantic Legend” (Aug 8–10)

Bard Music Festival, Weekend Two: “A New Aesthetics of Music” (Aug 15–17)

* Round-trip coach transportation from Manhattan to Bard is available for certain BMF performances on August 8, 10, 15, and 17; see further details below. 



Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe

Sosnoff Theater

July 25* and Aug 1 at 7 pm

July 27, 30, and Aug 3 at 2 pm

Tickets start at $25


Franz Schubert: Fierrabras

Sosnoff Theater

August 17* at 4:30 pm (BMF Program 12)

Tickets start at $25



John Banville: Love in the Wars – A version of Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea

Theater Two

Previews July 10 and 11 at 7:30pm

Performances July 12*, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 pm and July 13*, 16, 19, and 20* at 2 pm

Tickets start at $25



Trisha Brown Dance Company: Proscenium Works: 1979–2011

June 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm

June 28 at 2 pm*

Sosnoff Theater

Tickets start at $25



“Schubert and the Long 19th Century”

Thursdays and Sundays July 3 to August 3 at 7pm

Ottaway Film Center

Tickets: $10



Live Music, Cabaret, Festival Dining, and After Hours salon

Dates, Times, and Prices vary

New York City Round-Trip Coach Transportation:

To make a reservation on the round-trip SummerScape coach provided exclusively to ticket holders for specific performances indicated by * in the listings above, call the box office at 845-758-7900 or select this option when purchasing tickets. The round-trip fare is $20 and reservations are required. The coach departs from behind Lincoln Center, on Amsterdam Avenue between 64th and 65th Street. Bus departure time will be included on the ticket order receipt, or visit


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 Fisher Center members receive priority access to the best seats in advance, and those who join the Center’s email list receive advance booking opportunities as well as regular news and updates. 

Bard SummerScape:

Bard Music Festival:

Tickets: [email protected]; or by phone at 845-758-7900.

Updates: Bard’s “e-members” get all the news in regular updates.  Click here to sign up, or send an e-mail to [email protected].

All program information is subject to change.

The 2014 SummerScape season is made possible in part through the generous support of the Board of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, the Board of the Bard Music Festival, and the Friends of the Fisher Center, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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