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Bard Music Festival, “Stravinsky and His World,” Continues This Weekend 


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Bard Music Festival Weekend Two Opens on Friday

Weekend Two | August 16–18
Stravinsky Reinvented: From Paris to Los Angeles

The 24th annual Bard Music Festival continues this weekend after a successful, sold-out opening, which was “a wild ride through Stravinsky’s early years” (New York Times). The festival opened with the “rich, reverberant choruses of Les noces” and closed with the “charmingly performed” Mavra.

The second weekend will explore Stravinsky’s creative output during the interwar years and the music he composed in the United States, where he settled in 1939. This period was marked by an intense investigation of new trends in music and a shift in musical style from neoclassicism to serialism. The weekend will include a close look at music he encountered in this new environment, as well as at compositions that show Stravinsky’s powerful influences on his contemporaries and on a younger generation of composers.

Bard Music Festival weekends include orchestral concerts by the American Symphony Orchestra, chamber and choral music performances, panel discussions, and special events.

For tickets and information, visit or call 845-758-7900.

Weekend Two Schedule:
Special Event | Filming Stravinsky: Preserving Posterity’s Image
A screening of documentaries about Stravinsky
Friday, August 16 at 5 pm

Program Six | Against Interpretation and Expression: The Aesthetics of Mechanization
Works by Stravinsky, Bartók, Varèse, and others
Friday, August 16 at 8 pm

Program Seven | Stravinsky in Paris
Chamber works by Stravinsky, Roussel, Martinů, and others
Saturday, August 17 at 1:30 pm

Program Eight | The Émigré in America
American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor
Orchestral works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and Eisler
Saturday, August 17 at 8 pm

Program Nine | Stravinsky, Spirituality, and the Choral Tradition
Choral works by Stravinsky, Boulanger, Krenek, and others
Sunday, August 18 at 10 am

Program Ten | The Poetics of Music and After
Chamber works by Stravinsky, Copland, Carter, and others
Sunday, August 18 at 1:30 pm

Program Eleven | The Classical Heritage
American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor
Orchestral works by Stravinsky
Sunday, August 18 at 4:30 pm

Speaking of The Richard B. Fisher Center For The Performing Arts At Bard College


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