Bard College

Latest Articles


Kristi Martel’s ‘avant-soul’

Happy birthday to singer-songwriter-pianist Kristi Martel, who will be celebrating in fine fashion with a headlining set at the Roots downtown next weekend as part of the ongoing Luna's Ladies Night Series.
Divine introspection
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 18, 2013

Modern times

Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
Does Jen Mergel's appointment mean that the MFA is getting serious about contemporary art?
By GREG COOK  |  January 08, 2010

2009: The year in Dance

You could say there were two tremendous forces that propelled dance into the world of modern culture: the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev and the choreography of Merce Cunningham.
Milestones and memories
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 25, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

I just finished reading the piece Ken Greenleaf wrote about my dear friend of blessed memory, Bob Solotaire.
Letters to the Portland Editor, November 6, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 06, 2009

Midsummer madness

After a relatively quiet summer, I saw Boston Midsummer Opera's Cosí fan tutte at BU's Tsai Center. Then I raced out to Tanglewood for a Mark Morris program accompanied by Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, a BSO matinee with Ma, and all six concerts in the annua
Mark Morris, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood, Mozart in Boston, Meyerbeer at Bard
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 21, 2009


Postmodern dance's conceptual, physical, and metaphysical roots spread far and wide, as four summer festival performances attested last week.
Postmodern dance takes flight
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 17, 2009

A natural trio at Newport

There was a time when being a moviemaker meant first having to be a hotshot Hollywood player.
In the Spotlight
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 12, 2009

‘New music’ agenda

The Bayside Trio push the boundaries of modern classical music, performing works by living or recent composers.
Modern works performed by the Bayside Trio
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  October 22, 2008

Modern romantics

Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare is less of a statement than a supposition: what if we did it a different way?
Mark Morris’s Romeo & Juliet ; Lar Lubovitch at the Pillow
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 08, 2008

Educating inmates

By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 06, 2008

Postmodern cabaret

The Spiegeltent at Bard College fits into two big trucks and can be raised in a couple of days by a crew of workers.
Susan Marshall and Doug Varone at Bard
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 10, 2007


Far out

Carol Abbe sat very still on the international flight taking her from Beirut to Taipei.
As the war escalates, a onetime hippie chick reflects on the groovy time she spent in Afghanistan and Iran in the late ’60s
By LAUREN WOLFE  |  May 04, 2007

Boston Music News for the week of January 20, 2006

Hardcore screamers the HOPE CONSPIRACY have been through some changes over the years, but they’ve reassembled a who’s-who of the band’s past incarnations to record a new album with Converge’s KURT BALLOU at his Godcity Recording Studio.
Notes on Hope Conspiracy, Stoodio53, and Carter Tanton
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 18, 2006