Bard Music Festival and Bard Summerscape
Thursday, August 5, 2010 through Sunday, August 15, 2010
(Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) July 8 - Aug. 22
Don’t Miss: The Chocolate Soldier, August 5-15
Alban Berg and His World is the theme for this year's Bard Music Festival in lush Dutchess County (the larger SummerScape festival is loosely programmed around the two-weekend Bard Festival). While many festivals focus on light summertime fare Bard combines thought-provoking programs with a host of panel discussions and talks. This is meant to be immersive programming but if you can only attend one thing, the performances of Oscar Straus's 1908 operetta The Chocolate Soldier (an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man) should be a treat.