Bard Summerscape

Date: August 14, 2022

Time: Various ongoing schedule

Location: Bard College

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Bard Music Festival

Rachmaninoff and His World

The Bard Music Festival returns for its 32nd season with an exploration of the life and work of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943), perhaps the last great exponent of Russian Romanticism, who nevertheless embodied many contradictions.

Through a series of themed concert programs, lectures, and panel discussions, Rachmaninoff and His World explores such themes as composition during the Cold War, virtuoso pianists and their public, and America’s ongoing love affair with Rachmaninoff’s music.

Weekend One
Russia and Modernity • August 5–7

Weekend Two
New Worlds • August 12–14

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