The 31st Bard Music Festival Announces Programming

The Bard Music Festival will return for its 31st season with an exploration of the life and work of Nadia Boulanger. Nadia Boulanger is the pioneering Parisian pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and indomitable personality who shaped more than a generation of American musicians.

Through a series of themed concert programs, Nadia Boulanger and Her World pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in the history of classical music.

Works will be featured by Nadia Boulanger, J. S. Bach, Grażyna Bacewicz, Lili Boulanger, Johannes Brahms, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, Gabriel Fauré, Walter Piston, Raoul Pugno, Francis Poulenc, Jean Françaix, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Philip Glass, Adolphus Hailstork, Dinu Lipatti, Marcelle de Manziarly, Olivier Messiaen, Claudio Monteverdi, Thea Musgrave, Julia Perry, Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie, Ethel Smyth, Igor Stravinsky, Germaine Tailleferre, Louise Talma, Louis Vierne, George Walker, and Charles-Marie Widor.

Weekend One: Music in Paris

August 6
Program One: The Exemplary Musician

August 7
Program Two: Contemporaries and Colleagues

Program Three: 88 x 2: Music for 2 Pianos

August 8
Program Four: The Epitome of Chic: Paris Between the Wars

Program Five: Teachers, Mentors, and Friends of the Boulanger Sisters

Weekend Two: The 20th Century Legacy of Nadia Boulanger 

August 12
Program Six: L’Esprit de Paris

August 13
Program Seven: Crosscurrents: Salon and Concert Hall

August 14
Program Eight: Boulanger the Curator

Program Nine: Remembering Ethel Smyth and Boulanger’s Circle at Home and Abroad

August 15
Program Ten: The Catholic Tradition in France: Clarity and Mysticism 

Program Eleven: Boulanger’s Legacy: Modernities

Program Twelve: Boulanger’s Credo

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