Bard SummerScape 2013 Season Announced

Jones and Bogart have created a new libretto that draws from diverse sources to explore the rich history of The Rite of Spring and its lasting cultural influence: interviews with a distinguished musicologist who becomes a muse in the new work, words from soldiers returned from World War I, and writings on theoretical physics by the string theorist Brian Greene. A Rite will be presented in two performances on July 6 and 7.

Film

Between Traditions: Stravinsky's Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema

No 20th-century composer has had a greater impact on cinema than Stravinsky. To do Justice to his world and legacy, this season's film festival will be broken into two overlapping parts: a retrospective of Russian émigré filmmaking and a series of films directly influenced by the composer's work.

The first two weekends will focus on the films produced by the Albatros studio, which combine modernist elements with a classic sensibility rooted in both the French and Russian traditions. Stravinsky's collaboration with Sergei Diaghilev on L'oiseau de feu (1910) rendered the Ballets Russes an international phenomenon, creating a vogue for Russian aesthetics that eased the transition of those who left after the 1917 Revolution. In its treatment of an impresario patterned after Diaghilev, its reinvigoration of fin-de-siècle creative models, and its haunting depiction of all-consuming artistic obsession, The Red Shoes (1948) sets the tone for the festival. The silent films included here, some of them presented for the first time in the United States, make similarly synthetic use of then-contemporary developments in narrative form, performance, and design.

Émigré studios like Films Albatros helped support French directors committed to pushing the boundaries of cinematic art, including Jean Epstein, Marcel L'Herbier, René Clair, Jacques Feyder, and Jean Renoir. They also provided an opportunity for exiled filmmakers to make the most of their encounter with the new styles available in Paris, extending the achievements of the pre-Revolutionary Russian cinema in dynamic ways. The pivotal link between these two streams was Ivan Mozzhukhin, whose hypnotic screen presence and emotionally expressive gestures made him immensely popular in both Russia and France. He is the central figure of the second weekend of the film festival, which also includes the two most important sound films produced by Albatros founder Alexandre Kamenka.

The second phase of the Festival begins with one of the defining films of the 1920s, Marcel L'Herbier's L'inhumaine (1924), which includes a scene depicting the famous riot in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées at the premiere of Le Sacre du printemps. Other films shown over the last two weekends make provocative use of particular Stravinsky pieces, such as The Truth (1960); or were created by artists who collaborated with him on important works, like Rapt (1934) and Orpheus (1950); or meditate upon his practice. Jean-Luc Godard's stylistic heterogeneity serves as a response to Stravinsky's, while his New Wave compatriot Claude Chabrol admired the composer's assiduous dryness. Jacques Rivette's La belle noiseuse (1991) brings the series full circle, using sections of Stravinsky's late ballet Agon to enrich a subtle and profound exploration of the relationship between painter and model, the nature of creativity, and the meaning of a work of art.

Bard SummerScape is pleased to present all films using restored or archival 35mm prints with English subtitles and musical accompaniment (unless Otherwise specified). Films are screened on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center in the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center (July 12 - Aug 3).

"Between Traditions: Stravinsky's Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema" was made possible by a special grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy (New York) and the generous support of the Cinémathèque française (Paris). Special thanks are due to Delphine Selles-Alvarez and Emilie Cauquy.

Spiegeltent

Back for an eighth magnificent summer, the authentic, one-of-a-kind Belgian Spiegeltenthas beensensationally popular since its introduction at Bard in 2006, the first time one of these fabulous structures appeared in America. The perfect place to discover new artists in an intimate setting throughout the festival, Bard's Spiegeltent provides a meeting place for drink, food, and celebration before and after weekend shows. Food is casual summer fare, à la carte burgers from the grill, fresh salads, gourmet ice cream, microbrewed beer, local wine, and more, sourced locally whenever possible.

See below for chronological list of SummerScape 2013 highlights; key performance dates by genre; full program details for the Bard Music Festival; and ticket information.

SummerScape 2013: chronological list of highlights

July 6 & 7 SummerScape opens with A Rite by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company

July 11-21 Ten performances of dramatization of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (previews July 11 & 12; opening July 13)

July 12-Aug 3 Film Festival "Between Traditions: Stravinsky's Legacy and Russian Émigré Cinema" (27 films)

July 26-Aug 4 Five performances of Sergey Taneyev's opera Oresteia

August 9 Annual Bard Music Festival opening-night dinner in the Spiegeltent

August 9-11 Bard Music Festival, Weekend One:
"Becoming Stravinsky: From St. Petersburg to Paris"

August 16-18 Bard Music Festival, Weekend Two:
"Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles"

SummerScape 2013: 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)

Complete program details follow.

Round-trip coach transportation from Manhattan to Bard is available on July 7, 13, 14, 21, 26, and 28, and August 4, 9, 11, 16, and 18, for particular Sosnoff Theater performances. A fare will be charged and reservations are required for coach transportation. Check the website for schedules and details or call The Box Office at 845-758-7900.

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)

Theater Two

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.

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

SPIEGELTENT

Live Music, Cabaret, Family Performances, and Festival Salon

Prices vary

Venues:

SummerScape opera, theater, and dance performances and most Bard Music Festival programs are held in the Sosnoff Theater orTheater Two in Bard's Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and celebrated since its opening as a major architectural landmark in the region. Some chamber programs and other BMF events are in Olin Hall. The Spiegeltent has its own schedule of events, in addition to serving as a restaurant, café, and bar before and after performances. 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 Coach Transportation:

To make a reservation on the round-trip coach provided exclusively to ticket holders for specific performances indicated by * in the calendar of events that follows, call The Box Office at 845-758-7900. The round-trip fare is $40 and reservations are required. The coach departs from behind Lincoln Center, on Amsterdam Avenue between 64th and 65 Street. Bus departure time will be included on the ticket order receipt or visit fishercenter.bard.edu/transportation.

Full Schedule:

A complete schedule of SummerScape and Bard Music Festival events (subject to change) follows. Updates are posted at the festival web site fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/2013.

Tickets for all SummerScape events go on sale to the public on February 18, 2013, but those who register early as "e-Members" will have the early-bird's choice of the best seats and also receive regular news and updates.

Program details of Bard Music Festival, "Stravinsky and His World"

WEEKEND ONE: Becoming Stravinsky: From St. Petersburg to Paris

Friday, August 9

Program One

The 20th Century's Most Celebrated Composer

Sosnoff Theater

7:30 pm Pre-concert Talk

8 pm Performance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Les Noces (1914-17)

Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920, rev. 1947)

Symphony of Psalms (1930)

Concerto for Two Pianos (1935)

Abraham and Isaac (1962-63)

Songs

Tickets: $25, 35, 50, 60

Saturday, August 10

Panel One

Who Was Stravinsky?

Olin Hall

10 am-noon

Free and open to the public

Program Two

The Russian Context

Olin Hall

1 pm Pre-concert Talk

1:30 pm Performance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Faun and Shepherdess, Op. 2 (1906-07)

Four Studies, for piano, Op. 7 (1908)

Three Movements from Petrushka, for piano solo (1921)

Mikhail Glinka (1804-57)

Trio Pathetique in D Minor, for clarinet, bassoon, and piano (1832)

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)

Five Novelettes, for string quartet, Op. 15 (1886)

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

Vers la flamme, Op. 72 (1914)

Serge Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Preludes, Op. 23, Nos. 8 & 9 (1901-03)

Songs by Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-93), Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951), and Mikhail Gnesin (1883-1957)

Tickets: $35

Program Three

1913: Breakthrough to Fame and Notoriety

Sosnoff Theater

7 pm Pre-concert Talk

8 pm Performance: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Fireworks (1908)

The Rite of Spring (1913)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Suite from The Invisible City of Kitezh (c. 1907)

Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914)

From the Apocalypse, Op. 66 (1910-12)

Maximilian Steinberg (1883-1946)

Metamorphosen, Op. 10(1913)

Tickets: $30, 50, 60, 75

Sunday, August 11

Panel Two

Music and Movement: Stravinsky and Dance

Olin Hall

10 am-noon

Free and open to the public

Program Four

Modernist Conversations

Olin Hall

1 pm Pre-concert Talk

1:30 pm Performance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Three Japanese Lyrics (1912-13)

Pribaoutki (1914)

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Pierrot lunaire (1912)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (1913)

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy (1920)

Maurice Delage (1879-1961)

Quatre poèmes hindous (1912-13)

Tickets: $35

Program Five

Sight and Sound: From Abstraction to Surrealism

Sosnoff Theater

5 pm Pre-concert Talk

5:30 pm Performance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Ragtime (1918)

Mavra (1921-22)

Song of the Nightingale and Chinese March, for violin and piano (1926)

Suite for violin and piano, after themes, fragments, and pieces by Giambattista Pergolesi

(1925)

Erik Satie (1866-1925)

Parade (1916-17; arr. piano four-hands)

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Le travail du peintre, song cycle for voice and piano, Op. 161 (1956)

Georges Auric (1899-1983), Arthur Honegger (1892-1955), Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), and Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)

Les mariés de la tour Eiffel (1921)

Works by André Souris (1899-1970)

Tickets: $25, 35, 50, 60

WEEKEND TWO: Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles

Friday, August 16

Program Six

The Aesthetics of Mechanization

Sosnoff Theater

7:30 pm Pre-concert Talk

8 pm Performance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Concerto for Piano and Winds (1923-24)

Sonata for Two Pianos (1943-44)

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110 (1937)

Edgard Varèse (1883-1965)

Octandre, for seven wind instruments and double bass (1923)

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2 (1922)

Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)

From Quatre études de rythme (1949-50)

Tickets: $25, 35, 50, 60

Saturday, August 17

Panel Three

Lenin, Hitler, and Stalin: Music, Ethics, and Politics

Olin Hall

10 am-noon

Free and open to the public

Program Seven

Stravinsky in Paris

Olin Hall

1 pm Pre-concert Talk

1:30 pm Performance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Les cinq doigts, for piano (1921)

Octet for Wind Instruments (1922-23)

Duo Concertant (1931-32)

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)

Sérénade, for flute, harp, and string trio, Op. 30 (1925)

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)

String Quartet No. 4, H. 256 (1937)

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56 (1932)

Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)

Sonatine for Flute and Piano (1925)

Works by Arthur Lourié (1892-1966)

Tickets: $35

Program Eight

The Émigré in America

Sosnoff Theater

7 pm Pre-concert Talk

8 pm Performance: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Jeu de cartes (1936)

Symphony in Three Movements (1942-45)

Ode (1943)

Requiem Canticles (1965-66)

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Kol Nidre, Op. 39 (1938)

Works by Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)

Tickets: $30, 50, 60, 75

Sunday, August 18

Program Nine

Stravinsky, Spirituality, and the Choral Tradition

Olin Hall

10 am Performance

Works by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971); Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-77); Gesualdo da Venosa (1566-1613); Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643); Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750); Serge Rachmaninoff (1873-1943); Francis Poulenc (1899-1963); and Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)

Tickets: $30

Program Ten

The Poetics of Music and After

Olin Hall

1 pm Pre-concert Talk

1:30 pm Performance

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Circus Polka, arranged for piano (1942, arr. 1944)

Septet (1952-53)

Anton Webern (1883-1945)

Variations for Piano, Op. 27 (1936)

Walter Piston (1894-1976)

Suite, for oboe and piano (1931)

Aaron Copland (1900-90)

Nonet (1960)

Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

Woodwind Quintet (1948)

Ellis Kohs (1916-2000)

Sonatina for Violin and Piano (1948)

Works by Carlos Chávez (1899-1978)

Tickets: $35

Program Eleven

The Classical Heritage

Sosnoff Theater

3:30 pm Pre-concert Talk

4:30 pm Performance: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Perséphone (1933-34, rev. 1948)

Oedipus Rex (1926-27, rev. 1948)

Tickets: $30, 50, 60, 75

Bard SummerScape ticket information

Tickets for all Bard SummerScape events go on sale to the public on February 18.

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

Bard SummerScape: fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/2013

Bard Music Festival: fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf/2013

Tickets: fishercenter@bard.edu; 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 fishercenter@bard.edu.

All program information is subject to change.

The 2013 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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