THE RICHARD B. FISHER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT BARD COLLEGE 2008–2009 SEASON
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York http://fishercenter.bard.edu
the richard b. fisher center for the performing arts at bard college chair Jeanne Donovan Fisher president Leon Botstein executive director Tambra Dillon
Harnasie Music by Karol Szymanowski Scenario by Karol Szymanowski and Jerzy Rytard
King Roger (The Shepherd) (Król Roger) Music by Karol Szymanowski Libretto by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz
directed, and sets and costumes, by Lech Majewski choreographed by Noémie Lafrance american symphony orchestra conductor Leon Botstein, Music Director wrocŁaw opera chorus Małgorzata Orawska, Chorus Master the summerscape festival children’s chorus Susan Bialek, Chorus Master resident chorus master Sharon Bjorndal principal music coach Yelena Kurdina costume designer, harnasie Ewa Kochanska Sung in Polish with English supertitles
sosnoff theater July 25 and 31 and August 2 at 8 pm July 27 and August 3 at 3 pm Special support for this program is provided by Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Special thanks to Mr. Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Additional support has been provided by The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc., an American center for Polish culture since 1925.
cast harnasie tenor soloist
bridegroom bride first harna´s fiddler widow
Kevin O’Connor Emma Stein Gary Lai Sam Petersson Meghan Merrill
dance captain Emma Stein rehearsal director Ayelen Liberona dancers Uys du Buisson, Meredith Clinton, Laeticia Emmanuel, Christina Johnson, Amy Jones, Jeffrey Lyon, Jessica Majka, Lucy York
scenes act i In a mountain pasture Prelude: Shepherding the flock to pasture Mimed scene (the courtship) March of the highland robbers (the Harnasie) Mimed scene (the Harnas and the girl) Highland robbers’ dance. Finale.
act ii At the inn The wedding Entry of the bride Song of the novice robbers Highlanders’ dance Entry and dance of the Harnasie. Abduction of the bride. Epilogue
synopsis The plot of Harnasie centers on a love affair between a Harnas (pronounced HAR-nosh), the leader of a band of highland robbers, and a beautiful girl who is to be married to someone else. The anonymous characters—shepherd, girl, highland robber—symbolically embody the highlanders’ world. Act I takes place in a mountain pasture during the spring herding of the sheep. The girl encounters an unknown highlander, whom she soon recognizes to be a robber. Before long she reciprocates his love for her. The second act takes place at an inn, where a wedding is being celebrated: the girl is to be married off to a wealthy highlander. A group of robbers, the Harnasie of the title (pronounced har-NOSH-e (short e)) storm the inn and carry off the bride. The lovers elope to the mountains. The epilogue takes place in the mountain pasture, where the lovers sit alone, by a lake. The inhabitants of the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland are called górale, or highlanders. Over the centuries they have developed a distinct and very rich culture. Many of their legends refer to highland robbers, or Harnasie (plural of Harnas).
king roger roger ii, king of sicily roxana, his wife shepherd edrisi, the King’s advisor, an Arab scholar deaconess archbishop
Adam Kruszewski, baritone Iwona Hossa, soprano Tadeusz Szlenkier, tenor Wojciech Maciejowski, tenor Ewa Marciniec, contralto Wojciech Bukalski, bass
wrocŁaw opera chorus soprano Karolina Czajkowska, Grażyna Czopowska, Alicja Grabowy, Dorota Joniec, Maria Kamyczek, Patrycja Kowalewska, Kinga Krzywda, Gabriela Kuniczuk, Kinga Mazurkiewicz, Karolina Mierzwa, Paulina Pobłocka, Natalia Pochwała, Maja Słoniowska, Katarzyna Słowinska, Anna Swiderska-Schwerin, Barbara Szarejko, Agnieszka Szydłowska, Małgorzata Walczyk-Cegiełkowska, Maja Wielgus
alto Beata Gąsior, Jolanta Górecka, Joanna Jakubicka, Beata Kaczmarska-Staszak, Monika Kusz, Barbara Łukaszewicz, Jolanta Michalak-Lechowska, Jolanta Serednicka, Anna Wojciechowska tenor Sławomir Baranowski, Piotr Bunzler, Oleksandr Gerasymuk, Lesław Kijas, Łukasz Łukaszka, Rafał Majzner, Adam Miroszczuk, Ryszard Mraz, Eugeniusz Romer, Bolesław Słowiński, Wojciech Stasik bass Michał Brzezicki, Marcin Grzywaczewski, Marcin Herman, Michał Hermanowicz, Viktor Horelikov, Rafał Kępiński, Łukasz Klimczak, Marek Klimczak, Bartłomiej Kornacki, Gabriel Kozłowski, Szymon Olejniczak, Albert Stępień, Jerzy Szlachcic wrocŁaw opera chorus support staff Bassem Akiki, Paweł Marzec, Małgorzata Orawska the summerscape festival children’s chorus Trevor Adams, Rosalie Burke, Victoria Darling, Katy Doe, Olivia Foreman, Veronica Foreman, Rose Grosskopf, Sidney Grosskopf, Rebecca Hieter, Meredith Hudak, Sophia Tedesco Lessner, Abigail Moore, Katelyn Noecker, Lacey Riordan, Danielle Rodriguez, Brianna Stanton, Kali Webber
scenes act i
Interior of a church
Inner court of the King’s palace
act iii Ruins of an ancient Greek theater
synopsis act i A solemn church service is in progress. As King Roger enters with his court, the Archbishop and Deaconess beg him to use his authority to imprison a shepherd who has appeared among the people and is leading them astray by preaching about an unknown god. Queen Roxana, supported by Edrisi, the King’s advisor, intervenes on the Shepherd’s behalf, telling Roger he should speak to him. Roger orders him to be summoned. When the Shepherd enters, dressed in a simple goatskin, the congregation demands that he be burned or stoned to death as a blasphemer. When the King questions him, the Shepherd describes his god as one of beauty, sensuality, and liberation. To Roger’s consternation, Roxana is captivated by the Shepherd’s song, saying, “He tells the truth. He loves.” Though initially he had been willing to condemn the Shepherd, Roxana and Edrisi persuade Roger to release him. As he is about to leave, the Shepherd gazes intently at the King, and they share a moment of unspoken understanding. Suddenly, Roger changes his mind, and he orders the Shepherd to come to the palace that night and stand trial. Before he departs, the Shepherd tells the King, “Remember. I come at your command.” He then leaves slowly, singing his song.
act ii That night in the palace, Roger, brooding anxiously, awaits the Shepherd’s arrival. Edrisi tries to calm his fears by pointing out that it is the Shepherd and not Roger who is to stand trial. From an upper gallery of the palace comes the voice of Roxana in an impassioned song, pleading for mercy for the Shepherd. Following an exchange of passwords and the sound of distant trumpets, the Shepherd arrives, now richly dressed and covered in jewels, and accompanied by four companions bearing strange musical instruments. Roger’s questions are hostile, and the Shepherd’s answers—filled with mysterious allusions to the seductive world of beauty—only serve to further incense the King. As the courtyard fills with fascinated listeners, the
Shepherd plays on Roger’s fears and hidden desires by commanding his companions to strike up their instruments while the bystanders, joined by Roxana, are drawn into an enchanted dance that becomes increasingly wild and ecstatic. At the height of the dance, Roger orders his guards to seize and chain the Shepherd. Contemptuously, the Shepherd breaks the chains, and angrily scorns Roger’s right to judge him. He then urges anyone with a free spirit to follow him and slowly turns to leave, followed by Roxana and a crowd of people, seemingly in a trance. He tells Roger that if he wishes to judge him he must first follow in his footsteps. Left alone with Edrisi, and after a moment’s thought, Roger decides to abandon his crown and sword and follows the crowd.
act iii King Roger, accompanied by Edrisi, sits dejectedly amidst the ruins of a Greek temple. The altar bears traces of a recent sacrifice. Roger has lost all sense of certainty in power, love, and knowledge. Urged on by Edrisi, he calls out to Roxana. From a distance, her voice answers, followed by the call of the Shepherd and distant voices welcoming the King’s change of heart. Roxana appears in the moonlight, seductive but elusive, tempting Roger to enter the mysterious world of the Shepherd. As Roger and Roxana stand by the sacrificial altar, the Shepherd, now revealed as the god Dionysus, appears in radiant light. To the sound of flutes, shadowy figures emerge while the Shepherd-Dionysus summons Roger to follow him across the seas to enlightenment, eternal wandering, and ritual dancing. Roger remains transfixed, with his hands raised to the heavens. With the first rays of the sun, the Shepherd-Dionysus, Roxana, and their followers vanish. As the fire on the altar dies down, Roger realizes it has all been a dream in which he witnessed and participated in a mystery, but had not been enslaved by it. While acknowledging the power of Dionysus, Roger embraces life and offers himself to the light of the sun. —Jerzy Krysiak Translation by Anna Kaspszyk
stage manager assistant stage manager second assistant stage manager
Lynn Krynicki Tom Mehan Whitney Martin
supertitle creator supertitle operator associate coach polish language coach assistant director lighting assistant
Cori Ellison Sanja Kabalin Nino Sanikidze George Nowak Daniel B. Jones Tess James
Executed by John Kristiansen New York, Inc.
Special thanks to Monika StrugaĹ‚a, Andrzej Szwed, and East Deck Motel, Montauk, New York.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission following Harnasie. The use of recording equipment or the taking of photographs during the performance is strictly prohibited.
who’s who karol szymanowski Composer Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937) was born into an artistically inclined family of well-to-do Polish landowners in what is now Ukraine. As a child, he studied piano with his father, but only began serious compositional study in 1901, when he went to Vienna. His circumstances allowed him to travel often and freely to Berlin, Leipzig, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Italy, Sicily, North Africa, and even, later, the United States. Living in Vienna just before World War I, he signed a ten-year contract with Universal Edition, which still publishes his scores today. His early compositions were influenced by such late Romantics as Wagner and Tchaikovsky; later on, Richard Strauss and Scriabin were his models. Polish folklore interested him throughout his life, especially in the works he wrote after World War I. As early as 1905—under the patronage of Prince Wladyslaw Lubomirski—Szymanowski and a friend, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, formed a group of like-minded composers later known as “Young Poland in Music.” In his long lifetime, Szymanowski composed numerous orchestral works, including four symphonies and two violin concertos, as well as choral works, songs, two outstanding string quartets, and other chamber music. During his travels before World War I, Szymanowski came into contact with North African and Middle Eastern influences, and also heard Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Stravinsky’s Firebird and Petrushka on his way home, just before the outbreak of hostilities. Cut off from much of the world for the duration, but affected later by the Russian Revolution, he composed furiously in a variety of styles and forms. Like many younger composers, after the war he was disenchanted with late Romanticism but apparently rejected the Schoenbergian model; instead, according to the New Grove Dictionary, he sought “other foundations for a new aesthetic, and here the erotic Dionysiac element was to be of primary importance.” New Grove continues: The seeds of Szymanowski’s individual idiom, which had been present from the first, had by now developed into a style of great originality. Established forms are much less important, tonal harmony is relinquished in favor of polar centers, emphatic dynamics are exchanged for a more differentiated and generally softer treatment, and new means of articulation are used. These changes were all at the service of the new coloristic approach to sound. The story of King Roger is based on the life of an enlightened 12th-century Sicilian king (Roger II), and benefited from Szymanowski’s travels around that
large island. The historical King Roger II is famed for having consolidated all the Norman conquests in the Italian peninsula into a single kingdom, and for surrounding himself with an ethnically diverse group of advisers. The opera “is based, broadly speaking, on the Dionysian thesis that only through bodily love can the mysteries of divine love be approached or creative work accomplished” (New Grove). From the early 1920s on, Szymanowski spent much of his time at his home in Zakopane, finding a rich source of inspiration in music of the Tatra mountain folk for Harnasie and other works. Harnasie was given its premiere in Prague in 1935. It was an enormous critical and popular success at the Paris Opera the following year. Szymanowski—who apparently made no particular secret of his homosexuality— has been embraced by the modern gay community, many seeing a “gay theme” or “hidden agenda” in King Roger and in the composer’s belief in the pre-Beatles inspiration that “all you need is love.”
lech majewski Director and Designer Artist, filmmaker, poet, novelist, and stage director Lech Majewski was born in Katowice, Poland, and graduated from the Łódź Film School in 1977. In 2006 the Museum of Modern Art in New York honored him with a major retrospective entitled Lech Majewski: Conjuring the Moving Image. The exhibition featured the world premiere of his work Blood of a Poet, a sequence of 33 video pieces that was later shown at the 2007 Berlinale festival and at the 52nd Venice Biennale. The retrospective exhibition traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago, Portland Art Museum, Wexner Art Center in Cleveland, Seattle International Film Festival, UCLA Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum, and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Majewski’s other major projects include a 2002 staging of Carmen with the Lithuanian National Opera; the film The Garden of Earthly Delights, based on Metaphysics, his fourth novel; Angelus, an award-winning film (Fellini Award and Grand Prize, 2001 Camerimage) about Silesian coal miners; Wojaczek, which won the Best Independent Film of 2000 and Don Quixote awards from the International Federation of Film Societies; the autobiographical opera Pokój Saren; and the acclaimed 1982 production of The Odyssey in London, which Majewski staged on the river Thames. noémie lafrance Choreographer Noémie Lafrance is a Canadian choreographer living and working in New York City. She is the artistic director and founder of Sens Production, a company that
produces site-specific choreography for urban architecture. Lafrance’s work includes Descent (2001–03) for a 12-story stairwell; Melt (2003–08), which is currently on tour (Festival TransAmerique, Montreal, and Mellemrum, Copenhagen); Noir (2004), performed in a parking garage as part of the Whitney Biennial; Unseen: Landscapes (2005), commissioned by the Neuberger Museum of Art; Migrations (2005), commissioned by the Whitney Museum at Altria; and Agora (2005) and Agora II (2006), which reopened the abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. She is currently working on Rapture, a performance that will be staged on Frank Gehry–designed buildings worldwide. Rapture was originally commissioned by the Fisher Center, where it will premiere in September 2008. Lafrance has done choreography for films and television, including 1, 2, 3, 4, the Grammy-nominated Feist music video; and video artist Doug Aitken’s Sleepwalking at the Museum of Modern Art. She is currently working on choreography for recording artist David Byrne. Her awards include two Bessies and the Lambent Fellowship Award. Her work was listed in the best performances of the year in the New York Times and Time Out New York and featured in Time magazine’s “innovators.”
leon botstein Conductor Leon Botstein is music director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the radio orchestra of Israel. Since 1975 he has been president of Bard College. He is also the founder and coartistic director of the Bard Music Festival. Radio broadcasts of Botstein’s concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra may be heard in syndication throughout the United States. Later this year he will lead the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in a tour of the West Coast. This season includes the release of a recording of Paul Dukas’s opera Ariane et Barbe-bleue, recorded for Telarc with the BBC Symphony (and conducted in 2005 by Botstein at New York City Opera). Also soon to be released is Bruno Walter’s Symphony No. 1 with NDR–Hamburg. Botstein also recently conducted the BBC Symphony in a gala concert on Armistice Day at the Royal Albert Hall, of which a live recording will soon be released. His recording with the London Symphony Orchestra of Gavriil Popov’s epic Symphony No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Theme and Variations, Op. 3, received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Orchestral Performance. Another
recording, Chausson’s opera Le roi Arthus with the BBC Symphony for Telarc, was released to rave reviews. Other acclaimed recordings include two discs: music by Copland, Sessions, Perle, and Rands for New World Records; and music by Ernst von Dohnányi for Bridge Records, both with the American Symphony Orchestra. Botstein has also conducted the London Symphony on a prestigious series of recordings for Telarc, which includes Liszt’s Dante Symphony and Tasso; Glière’s Symphony No. 3, “Il’ya Murometz”; and with the London Philharmonic, Max Reger’s Böcklin Tone Poems and Romantic Suite; Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra; music of Karol Szymanowski; symphonies of Karl Amadeus Hartmann; Dohnányi’s D-minor Symphony; and Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony in the Schalk edition. With the American Symphony Orchestra and also for Telarc, he has recorded live performances of two operas by Richard Strauss: Die ägyptische Helena with Deborah Voigt and Die Liebe der Danae with Lauren Flanigan, both of which received critical acclaim. Botstein is the editor of The Musical Quarterly and the author of numerous articles and books. For his contributions to music he has received the award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Harvard University’s prestigious Centennial Award, as well as the Cross of Honor, First Class from the government of Austria. He was invited by former Secretary General Kofi Annan to address the United Nations on the topic “Why Music Matters.”
american symphony orchestra The American Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1962 by Leopold Stokowski. Its current music director and principal conductor is Leon Botstein. As part of Lincoln Center Presents Great Performers at Avery Fisher Hall, the American Symphony Orchestra has pioneered the performance of thematically organized concerts, linking music to the visual arts, literature, politics, and history. In addition, the American Symphony Orchestra performs in a lecture and concert series with audience interaction called Classics Declassified at Peter Norton Symphony Space. It is also the resident orchestra of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it performs a concert series as well as in Bard’s annual SummerScape Festival and the Bard Music Festival. Its music education programs are presented at numerous schools throughout New York, New Jersey, and Long Island. Among the American Symphony Orchestra’s recent recordings are music by Copland, Sessions, Perle, and Rands for New World Records and music of Ernst von Dohnányi for Bridge Records. Its recordings of Richard Strauss’s operas
Die ägyptische Helena with Deborah Voigt and Die Liebe der Danae were made for Telarc. Other recordings with Leon Botstein include Franz Schubert: Orchestrated on the Koch International label, with works by Joachim, Mottl, and Webern; and, on the Vanguard Classics label, Johannes Brahms’s Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 (1860). The American Symphony Orchestra inaugurated São Paolo’s new concert hall and has made several tours of Asia and Europe. Last season it performed with the Peer Gynt Theater Company of Norway in Central Park. It also has a long history of appearing in charitable and public benefits for such organizations as Sha’are Zedek Hospital, the Jerusalem Foundation, and PBS.
wrocŁaw opera chorus Since 1627, operatic and theater companies have performed at the Ballhaus on what is now Wit Stwosz Street in Wrocław. From 1725 to 1734 an Italian operatic troupe associated with Antonio Vivaldi worked in Wrocław, then called Breslau. A venue called Teater der Kalten Asche, built in 1755, was in its prime when Mozart’s operas were staged there: Die Entführung aus dem Serail in 1787, Don Giovanni in 1792, and Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Die Zauberflöte in 1795. In December 1795 the theater was officially named the Royal Theater in Wrocław. The 18-year-old Carl Maria von Weber assumed the directorship in 1804 for two years. Many famous opera works were performed on Wrocław Theater’s stage very shortly after their world premieres: Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, in 1816; Rossini’s Barbiere di Seviglia in 1821; and, later that year, following its premiere in Berlin, Weber’s Der Freischütz. In 1841 the theater reopened in a new classicist building designed by Carl Ferdinand Langhans, with state-of-the-art equipment and seating for 1,600. It became one of the major opera houses of Europe; sadly, it was destroyed during World War II. The Wrocław Opera’s postwar history was inaugurated on September 8, 1945, with Stanislaw Moniuszko’s Halka. Since then nearly 260 premieres have been staged, including 59 works by Polish composers, of which 28 were world premieres. Now under the guidance of general and artistic director Ewa Michnik, the Wrocław Opera remains a major cultural center for the city, the region, and the country. The current repertoire covers a wide historical and stylistic spectrum, and has introduced a regular program of innovative performances such as the staging of Verdi’s Requiem in Maria Magdalene Church, Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor in the baroque Leopoldina Hall at Wrocław University, and Le
nozze di Figaro amongst the cloisters of the National Museum. Each season is crowned by a production in Centenary Hall (Hala Ludowa) for an audience of 4,000. These are the largest operatic performances in Poland, with gigantic sets and the participation of great European stars, hundreds of performers, supernumeraries, and animals on stage, as in Verdi’s Aida in 1997 and 2003. The Wrocław Opera also produces a Summer Operatic Festival, with shows taking place in charming locations throughout historic Wrocław. The company has appeared regularly on stages in Germany, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Cyprus.
sharon bjorndal Resident Chorus Master A native of Clifton, New Jersey, chorus master and pianist Sharon Bjorndal served as an assistant chorus master at New York City Opera where, under the baton of Gary Wedow, she assisted in the preparation of over 30 operas, including premieres by Marc Adamo, Carlisle Floyd, Jake Heggie, and Deborah Drattell. As a teaching artist in City Opera’s educational outreach program, she accompanied many main-stage artists in presentations at New York City high schools. In addition to her work at City Opera, Bjorndal served as chorus master for Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Opera Company of Philadelphia. She has prepared the choruses for SummerScape productions since 2003, including Janáček’s Osud, Shostakovich’s The Nose, Blitzstein’s Regina, Copland’s The Tender Land, Schumann’s Genoveva, and Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg. Currently a member of the Bard College and Conservatory of Music faculty, Bjorndal conducted the Bard Chamber Singers and Symphonic Chorus in December 2006 at the Fisher Center. A 2007 recipient of the C. V. Starr Foundation award, Bjorndal is currently completing doctoral studies in collaborative piano at The Juilliard School. uys du buisson Dancer, Harnasie; Shepherd, King Roger Uys (pronounced Ace) du Buisson grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where he first started performing in the circus, something he continued until he moved to New York four years ago. Since graduating from the Circle in the Square Theatre School, he has performed in several productions around New York. He last worked with Noémie Lafrance on the site-specific show Agora II, which took place in the abandoned swimming pool in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park. wojciech bukalski Archbishop, King Roger Bass Wojciech Bukalski was born in Poland. He has performed a wide range of roles, including Leporello, Bartolo, Colline, Zuniga, Sarastro, Figaro,
Mephistopheles, Basilio, Bonze, Horace, Henry Kissinger, Nardo, and Grenvil with opera companies and festivals in Poland, the United States, and elsewhere, including Florida Grand Opera, Atlanta Opera, Long Beach Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Omaha, Mobile Opera, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Bear Valley Music Festival, and Virginia Opera, where he recently debuted. In addition to this performance, his SummerScape debut, Bukalski looks forward to his debut with the Minnesota Opera in the upcoming season.
meredith clinton Dancer, Harnasie; Shepherd, King Roger Meredith Clinton is a New York–based professional dancer. A Canadian native, she graduated from the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and performed with the Alberta Ballet Company as a preprofessional student. She has studied and worked with respected names such as Murray Kilgore, Nancy Kilgore, Frank Augustin, Karen Kain, Annette Av Paul, Brian Scott, and Jean Grand-Maitre. Her move to New York enabled her to study and perform under the renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham. She has also worked with other New York–based choreographers, including Leah Kreutzer Barber, Esther Nederpelt Lazarom, Dylan Crossman, and Kathleen Dyer. laeticia emmanuel Dancer, Harnasie; Shepherd, King Roger From New York by way of Brussels, Laeticia Emmanuel has a B.F.A. degree in arts management from Long Island University. She began her formal training at Nassau Cultural Arts Center under Shirlene Blake-Neale and went on to study at the Ailey School and California Institute of the Arts. She has performed works by Noémie Lafrance (Agora II, Sanctuary and the Scrum), Julie Troost (Helping Us Grieve) Sébastien Sabatier-Curial (Three), and Stina Ayala (Tsubura). She is a member of Deveaux&Co Dance Theater Project and was an apprentice with Urban Bush Women. Her film credits include A Bridge to Now, part of Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball gala; Jim Augustine’s award-winning short film The Audition; and Davis Lacy’s historical documentary The African Burial Ground Project. iwona hossa Roxana, King Roger Soprano Iwona Hossa was born in Poznań, Poland, and graduated with honors from the vocal department of the Ignacy J. Paderewski Academy of Music there. She won the third prize and the special Mozart Prize at the 1995 Ada Sari International Vocal Competition in Nowy Sącz. In 1999 she received the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal at the Maria Callas International Vocal Competition in Athens.
Since 1996 Hossa has been a soloist at the Teatr Wielki in Poznań, and in 2000 she also became a soloist at the Teatr Wielki, the Polish National Opera in Warsaw. She has taken part in numerous opera festivals, including the festival in Carcassonne, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, and the Wexford Festival Opera. She has worked with such conductors as David Agler, Maurizio Benini, Gabriel Chmura, Charles Dutoit, David Jones, Jacek Kaspszyk, Kazimierz Kord, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Maksymiuk, John Neschling, Grzegorz Nowak, Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, and Antoni Wit. She has recorded Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor (EMI) in addition to making several first recordings of contemporary music, including works by Wojciech Kilar and Jerzy Maksymiuk. She was featured in a BBC production called Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz, which received a 2005 International Emmy Award for best art program.
christina johnson Dancer, Harnasie; Dancer, King Roger Christina Johnson fell in love with dance in the 1990s in Portland, Oregon, where she performed with BodyVox, Bent, and Kinetic Images. She moved to Seattle, cofounded Jerboa Dance, performed with many prominent companies and choreographers (including Cheronne Wong, BetterBiscuit, XODO, Alethea Adsitt, Fusion, and Seattle Jazz), and has dedicated her professional life to the arts ever since. Since joining the New York dance scene in 2005, she has been on stage with Angela Harriell, The Love Show, Shir Dance Theater, Eva Dean Dance, Anahid Sofian Dance Company, Gilgamesh Theater, Witches in Bikinis, and independent choreographer Kara Tatelbaum. She also coproduced Jerboa Dance’s New York premiere, Back from the Brink. amy jones Dancer, Harnasie; Dancer, King Roger Amy Jones performed in Noémie LaFrance’s Agora II in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool and in Invasion on Governor’s Island. She has also performed for the Aveda World Congress, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and in works by Cathy Young and Shapiro and Smith. She trained on scholarship with Jennifer Muller/The Works, Zenon Dance Company, Susan Marshall, and Eva Dean. She holds a degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She conducts theater research with a community of spiritual artists called the Interdependence Project. ewa kocha´ nska Costume Designer, Harnasie Ewa Kochańska studied interior design and scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her production design work includes a staged version of Heinrich Böll’s novel The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, a musical version of
Robinson Crusoe (nominated for a Golden Mask award), the costumes for an Opera Wrocław production of The Magic Flute, and a production of Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed at the Collegium Nobilium Theater in Warsaw. She previously worked with director Lech Majewski as assistant designer for a 2002 production of The Threepenny Opera in Heilbronn, Germany.
adam kruszewski Roger, King Roger After graduating from the Academy of Music in Warsaw in 1985, baritone Adam Kruszewski joined the Warsaw Chamber Opera, singing the leading baritone parts in operas by Donizetti, Mozart, and Rossini. In 1993 he joined the Teatr Wielki, the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, where he has sung principal roles in the lyric and dramatic baritone repertoire. His awards include prizes at the 1987 International Vocal Competition in Hertogenbosch, the 1988 Jan Kiepura Competition in Krynica, Poland, and international vocal competitions in Rio de Janeiro (1989) and Nantes (1989). Kruszewski has performed in theaters throughout Europe and Asia, including the Opéra Bastille in Paris, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow, and the South African State Theatre in Pretoria. He has worked with the National Opera in Prague and has taken part in music festivals in Poland and abroad. In 1992, he performed with Placido Domingo in Zabrze, Poland, as his partner in fragments from Verdi’s Don Carlos and Puccini’s La bohème. He has recorded for Polish and foreign record companies. In June 2002, he appeared in Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stanisław Skrowaczewski. He sang in Stabat Mater again in July 2002, in a performance at Teatro La Fenice in Venice conducted by Jerzy Semkow. In September 2007 he performed the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff with the Polish Radio Orchestra, conducted by Łukasz Borowicz. gary lai First Harnás, Harnasie Gary Lai is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx. After attending the Bronx High School of Science, he received his degree in physical education from Queens College, CUNY. Subsequently he taught and coached in both the public and private school systems. He has a varied movement background in gymnastics, martial arts, rock climbing, and now dance. He was the owner and operator of Physical Arts Center, a rehearsal, performance, and class studio warehouse for all forms of movement arts, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He currently teaches in juvenile detention centers and in studios around New York City. Along the way, he has performed for Noémie Lafrance’s Sens Production, Luis Lara Malvacias/Full Fat Dance, Wendy Osserman Dance Company, Digby Dance, Elise Knudson/Airelise, and Doug Elkins for Arthur Aviles, among others.
ayelen liberona Rehearsal Director Ayelen Liberona grew up and received her early training in Havana, Toronto, and New York City. She was artistic director of Dance Anonymous, a dance theater company based in New York City, from 2004–07. Her work has been commissioned and presented worldwide at such venues and festivals as Dusk Dances, L’Abbaye de Neumunster (Luxembourg), L’Espace Catastrophe (Brussels), Harbourfront Arts Festival (Toronto), Galapagos Art Space, and the Toronto International Dance Festival. She has worked with Ballet Jorgen, ConfiDanse, CORPUS, Cirque du Soleil Special Events, Turbo Bonz Dance, and Gabrielle Roth. She has choreographed numerous music videos; she was assistant choreographer to Noémie Lafrance for 1, 2, 3, 4, the Grammy-nominated Feist music video. Liberona is developing her second dance film, Becoming, and she is also collaborating with director/producer Joseph Johnson Cami on a feature-length documentary entitled A Grain of Sand. jeffrey lyon Dancer, Harnasie; Shepherd, King Roger Jeffery Lyon received ballet lessons and a motorcycle at age six. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 1997, and from the Dance Conservatory at SUNY Purchase in 2002. He studies the Erick Hawkins technique with Katherine Duke and has performed with Nelly Van Bommel, Syren, and AMDaT. This is his fourth production with Noémie Lafrance. wojciech maciejowski Edrisi, King Roger Tenor Wojciech Maciejowski was born in Poznań, Poland. His singing career began when he was a soloist in a boys choir conducted by Jerzy Kurczewski. He studied musicology at the Catholic University of Lublin, conducting at the graduate level at the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music, and singing at the Poznań Academy of Music. In 1990 Maciejowski received a scholarship to the Mozart Society and the University Mozarteum of Salzburg, where he studied under Ernst Häfliger and Eric Tappy. Maciejowski won three prizes at the 1988 Ada Sari Vocal Art Competition and first prize at the 1989 Stanisław Moniuszko Competition in Warsaw. Since 1988 he has been collaborating with opera theaters in Poland (Poznań, Bytom, Cracow, Łódź, and Szczecin) and abroad (Brussels, Antwerp, Munich, Salzburg, Frankfurt am Main, Prague, Bern, Koblenz, and Dessau). He has taken part in many major music festivals, including Brighton, Tokyo, Prague Spring, Wiener Klassik, Mozartwoche Salzburg, and Wratislavia Cantans, and he has collaborated with such conductors as Gerd Albrecht, Sylvan Camberling, Silvio Varviso,
Hans Zender, Bernard Heitink, Stefan Stuligrosz, Tomasz Bugaj, Wojciech Michniewski, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, and Jerzy Salwarowski. He has made numerous radio, television and CD recordings in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. Since 1996 he has been teaching solo singing at the Poznań Academy of Music. From 1999 to 2003 he was the artistic director of the Viva la Musica program at the city of Świnoujście’s Music Days festival. Since 2002 he has been a singing consultant to the city of Szczecin’s Opera in the Castle festival.
jessica majka Dancer, Harnasie; Dancer, King Roger Jessica Majka, a native of Georgia, began her professional career at the age of 8, performing in Atlanta and New York City in productions ranging from ballet to musical theater, including Les Sylphides, The Nutcracker, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Li’l Abner, The Lost Colony, and Once Upon a Mattress. After moving to New York, she attended graduate school at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, studying with Milton Myers, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Jacquelyn Buglisi, Celia Marino, and Franco Devita, along with many others. She has performed in the works of Nathan Trice, Alvin Ailey, Flannel Annkah and Jennifer Archibald, Steven Contreras, Aimee Legendre (Seattle), and Amanda Selwyn, as well as in her own. As a certified yoga teacher she has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and in the New York Times. ewa marciniec Deaconess, King Roger Contralto Ewa Marciniec is a graduate of two departments of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland: composition and music theory. She completed additional studies at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, and she has taken master classes with Carlo Bergonzi (Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena), Paul Esswood (Internationale Händel Akademie, Karlsruhe), and Helmuth Rilling (Stuttgarter Bach Akademie, Kraków). She has taken part in prestigious vocal competitions, including the Interpretation of Polish Artistic Song Competition in Warsaw (first prize), Ada Sari Competition in Nowy Sącz (special mentions), International Vocal Competition in Hertogenbosch (finalist), and ARD München (finalist). She has performed with many orchestras at venues throughout Poland, including the National Philharmonic, S1 Polish Radio Concert Studio, Silesian Philharmonic, Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, and Kraków, Gdańsk, and Poznań orchestras; and with orchestras abroad, such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege, Charlemagne Orchestra, Kunsthaus Luzern,
Kongresshaus Zürich, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Filarmonica della Scala, the Vatican, and the Orchestra of the 18th Century. Marciniec has collaborated with many conductors, including Marc Albrecht, Tomasz Bugaj, Frans Brüggen, Myung-Whun Chung, Danielle Gatti, Kazimierz Kord, Gabor Ötvös, Marek Pijarowski, Jerzy Semkow, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Tadeusz Strugała, Antoni Wit, and Tadeusz Wojciechowski. She has recorded works for Polish Radio archival recordings. Her other recordings include Rossini’s Messa di Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, and Krzysztof Penderecki’s Credo and Seven Gates of Jerusalem.
meghan merrill Widow, Harnasie; Shepherd, King Roger Meghan Merrill graduated with a B.F.A. degree in dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. Since then she has freelanced with many different choreographers and companies around New York City, including Kyle Abraham, Neta Pulvermacher, Aimee Rials, Lauren Hale, Young Soon Kim, John Heginbotham, Maile Okamura, and the Fischerspooner Dancers. She understudied for Mark Morris’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Metropolitan Opera in May 2007, and she performed in Champ: A Space Opera (choreographed by John Heginbotham), part of the 2007 New York Fringe Festival. kevin o’connor Bridegroom, Harnasie; Guard, King Roger Kevin O’Connor began training in both dance and competitive gymnastics at a young age. He completed a bachelor’s degree in environmental science before deciding to devote his time to both dance and circus training. He moved to Europe to train with the dancer Frey Faust and then moved to Montreal, where he completed a diploma in circus arts at the National Circus School in Montreal (started by Cirque de Soleil). He specializes in dance and acrobatics on a vertical rope. O’Connor has worked and trained with Frey Faust and Janet Panetta in New York. He is a member of Sens Production, Noémie Lafrance’s dance company. O’Connor started his own aerial dance company, Tipping Point Productions, earlier this year. sam petersson Fiddler, Harnasie; Guard, King Roger Sam Petersson is originally from New York City. He received his dance training at Vassar College, graduating in 2004 with a major in the multidisciplinary program in science, technology, and society and a minor in mathematics. He has danced and choreographed for the Vassar Repertory Dance Theater and has performed with Ulster Ballet and Keila Kordova Dance. He danced with Noémie Lafrance’s Sens Production in the 2006 production of Agora II.
emma stein Dance Captain; Bride, Harnasie Emma Stein graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a degree in art history. A native of New York City, she studied at the Martha Graham School, where she was awarded the Coca-Cola Scholarship for Artistic Excellence in both 1998 and 1999. She has been a member of the Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company, and she has performed with Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Coyote Dancers, and Sandra Kaufmann Dance. She has been Noémie Lafrance’s assistant and rehearsal director, and they have worked closely together on choreography since the inception of Descent, in which she also performed in 2001, 2002, and 2003. She also performed in Lafrance’s Melt and Hidden Sins at Fort Adams. Most recently, Stein toured with Melt to the FestivalTransAmeriques in Montreal and Mellemrum in Copenhagen, Denmark. tadeusz szlenkier Soloist, Harnasie; Shepherd, King Roger Tenor Tadeusz Szlenkier was born in Warsaw in 1979. In 2004, he completed his studies at the Chopin Music School in Warsaw and also received his master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Warsaw. He currently studies in the opera program at Yale School of Music. He has performed with leading Polish conductors and orchestras in many Polish philharmonic halls, including the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. Szlenkier made his debut in 2002 as Edwin in Kálmán’s Csárdásfürstin and as Ecclitico in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna. In 2003, he won first place and a Grand Prix in the Ludomir Różycki Vocal Competition; later that year he was invited to perform at the Jan Kiepura Festival, Poland’s largest festival, where he sang for an audience of 20,000. In 2005, he took first place in the Klassik Mania Vocal Competition in Vienna and appeared as Alfred in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus with the Kraków Opera. In 2006, he appeared as Gustavo III in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera with the Poznań Opera and as Ismaele in Verdi’s Nabucco with the Bydgoszcz Opera. Szlenkier’s performances have also been recorded for Polish television. In 2006, Szlenkier performed Verdi’s Requiem in Salvador, São Paulo, Santos, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the Freiburg Philharmonic.
lucy york Dancer, Harnasie Lucy York, who is from Baltimore, graduated from Skidmore College with honors in economics and a minor in dance. In Baltimore, she studied dance for many years at Peabody Prep under director Carol Bartlett, and she also studied theater at the Baltimore School for the Arts. In New York, she directs her own small dance company, York Dance Works. She has performed as both an actor and a dancer in theaters throughout Manhattan. Her favorite recent projects have been playing the role of Izza in the play Pretty, Pretty and dancing in the awardwinning film The Audition
American Symphony Orchestra Leon Botstein, Conductor
Erica Kiesewetter, Concertmaster Yukie Handa Brian Krinke Patricia Davis John Connelly Yana Goichman Ragga Petursdottir Ashley Horne Elizabeth Nielsen Mara Milkis
Diva Goodfriend-Koven, Principal Anne Briggs Karla Moe, Piccolo
Kory Grossman, Principal Javier Diaz Matthew Beaumont Ralph Guzman Matthew Donello Peter Cruz
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harp Victoria Drake, Principal Lynette Wardle
piano Elizabeth DiFelice, Principal
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Jacqui Danilow, Principal Jack Wenger Lou Bruno Louise Koby John Babich
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Mona Payton Dr. Alice R. Pisciotto D. Miles Price Lillian Pyne-Corbin Robert B. Recknagel George Reeke and Gail Hunt Reeke Barbara Reis Linda M. Royalty Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn Bernard and Harriet Sadow Sheila Sanders Molly Schaefer Rhoda and Edward Schall Jay Marc Schwamm Frederick W. Schwerin Jr. Anne Selinger Reginald W. Smith Joel Stein Mim and Leonard Stein S. B. Sternlieb, M.D. Nadine Bertin Stearns Dorit Straus Gladys R. Thomas Robert G. Thomas James Thompson Janeth L. Thoron Dorsey Waxter Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Weinstock Muriel Casper Weithorn and Stanley Weithorn Amy K. White Helen Whitney Marietta W. Whittlesey Betsy Zimring * Deceased Current as of June 12, 2008
Donors to the Mrs. Mortimer Levitt Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts Bettina Baruch Foundation Helen and Kenneth Blackburn Leon Botstein Dr. Richard Brockman John A. Dierdorff Robert C. Edmonds ‘68 Jeanne Donovan Fisher Gideon I. Gartner Helena and Christopher Gibbs Elizabeth W. Ely ’65 and Jonathan K. Greenburg Ines Elskop and Christopher Scholz Samuel and Ronni Heyman Anne E. Impellizzeri Rosalind G. Jacobs
Peter ’66 and Barbara Kenner Louise Kerz-Hirschfeld Mr. and Mrs. Roger Leifer Mimi Levitt Frayda B. and George Lindemann Amy and Thomas O. Maggs Katherine Gould-Martin and Robert L. Martin Metropolitan Life Foundation Matching Gift Program Joanna M. Migdal Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray Florence F. Moffitt The Mortimer Levitt Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr.
Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas David E. Schwab II ’52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ’52 Raissa St. Pierre ’87 Ted and Voda Stanley Joanne M. Stern Thorne and Tucker Taylor Felicitas S. Thorne Margo and Anthony Viscusi Irene Zedlacher Dr. Siri von Reis Current as of June 12, 2008
Board and Administration of Bard College Board of Trustees of Bard College David E. Schwab II ’52, Chair Emeritus Charles P. Stevenson Jr., Chair Emily H. Fisher, Second Vice Chair Elizabeth Ely ’65, Secretary Roland J. Augustine, Treasurer Fiona Angelini Leon Botstein President of the College+ David C. Clapp Marcelle Clements ’69* The Rt. Rev. Herbert A. Donovan Jr. Honorary Trustee Asher B. Edelman ’61* Robert S. Epstein ’63* Barbara S. Grossman ’73* Sally Hambrecht Ernest F. Henderson III Life Trustee Marieluise Hessel John C. Honey ’39* Life Trustee Charles S. Johnson III ’70 Mark N. Kaplan George A. Kellner
Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 Murray Liebowitz Marc S. Lipschultz Peter H. Maguire ’88 James H. Ottaway Jr. Martin Peretz Bruce C. Ratner Stanley A. Reichel ’65 Stewart Resnick Roger N. Scotland ’93 Martin T. Sosnoff Susan Weber Patricia Ross Weis ’52
Debra Pemstein Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs Mary Backlund Vice President for Student Affairs Norton Batkin Dean of Graduate Studies Erin Canaan Dean of Students Peter Gadsby Registrar Ginger Shore Director of Publications
Bard College Administration
Mary Smith Art Director of Publications
Leon Botstein President
Mark Primoff Director of Communications
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou Executive Vice President
Kevin Parker Controller
Michèle D. Dominy Dean of the College
Jeffrey Katz Dean of Information Services
Robert L. Martin Vice President for Academic Affairs; Director, Bard College Conservatory of Music
Judith Samoff Dean of Programs + ex officio * alumni/ae trustee
James Brudvig Vice President for Administration
Board and Administration for The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College Fisher Center Advisory Board Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Chair Leon Botstein+ Carolyn Marks Blackwood Stefano Ferrari Harvey Lichtenstein Peter J. Linden, M.D. Robert Martin+ James H. Ottaway Jr. Dimitri B. Papadimitriou+ David E. Schwab II ’52 Martin T. Sosnoff Toni Sosnoff Felicitas S. Thorne
Fisher Center Administration Tambra Dillon Executive Director Nancy Cook General Manager Susana Meyer Associate Director Debra Pemstein Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs Ginger Shore Director of Publications Mark Primoff Director of Communications Stephen Millikin Development Manager Kimberly Keeley-Henschel Budget Director Robert Airhart Production Manager
Paul LaBarbera Sound and Video Engineer Stephen Dean Stage Operations Manager Mark Crittenden Facilities Manager Jeannie Schneider Administrative Assistant Elena Batt Box Office Manager Austin Miller ’06 Assistant General Manager and House Manager Ray Stegner Assistant to the General Manager Doug Pitcher Building Operations Coordinator + ex officio
Board and Administration of the Bard Music Festival Robert C. Edmonds ‘68, Chair Roger Alcaly Leon Botstein+ Schuyler Chapin John A. Dierdorff Jeanne Donovan Fisher Christopher H. Gibbs+ Jonathan K. Greenburg Paula K. Hawkins Michael Andrew Herzberg Linda Hirshman Anne E. Impellizzeri Peter Kenner ‘66 Mimi Levitt Thomas O. Maggs Robert Martin+ Joanna M. Migdal Lucy Miller Murray Kenneth L. Miron Christina A. Mohr James H. Ottaway, Jr. David E. Schwab II ‘52 Denise Simon H. Peter Stern Tucker Taylor Felicitas S. Thorne Anthony Viscusi Siri von Reis E. Lisk Wyckoff
Artistic Directors Leon Botstein Christopher H. Gibbs Robert Martin
Development Debra Pemstein Andrea Guido Stephen Millikin
Executive Director Irene Zedlacher
Publications Ginger Shore
Associate Director Raissa St. Pierre ’87
Public Relations Mark Primoff
Scholar in Residence 2008 Simon Morrison
Director of Choruses James Bagwell
Program Committee 2008 Byron Adams Leon Botstein Christopher H. Gibbs Robert Martin Simon Morrison Richard Wilson Irene Zedlacher
Vocal Casting Consultant Susana Meyer
Operations Manager Conor Brown ’11
+ ex officio
Stage Manager Cynthia Baker Transportation Director Edward W. Schmidt
Administrative Assistant Christina Kaminski
Board and Administration of the American Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors Danny Goldberg, Chair Eileen Rhulen, Vice Chair Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Treasurer Mary F. Miller, Secretary Joel I. Berson* Schuyler G. Chapin Robert A. Fippinger Jack Kliger Jan Krukowski Peter J. Linden, M.D. Shirley A. Mueller Thurmond Smithgall Stan Stokowski* Eve Stuart Felicitas S. Thorne *Honorary
Administration Lynne Meloccaro President Dennis Conroy Executive Director Allison Derusha Director of Development Oliver Inteeworn Director of Operations Anne Johnson Director of Marketing Frank Impelluso Development Associate Laura Hurd Development Assistant Amy Coenen Marketing Assistant
Daniel Bassin Orchestra Librarian Ronald Sell Orchestra Personnel Manager Marielle Métivier Production Assistant Clifford J. Brooks Education Advisor Michael Blutman Education Manager Susana Meyer Artistic Consultant 21C Media Group Public Relations Karen Walker Spencer Graphic Design
SummerScape Staff Administration Tambra Dillon Executive Director
Electrics Andrew Hill Lighting Director
Nancy Cook General Manager
Brandon Koenig Assistant Master Electrician, Sosnoff
Susana Meyer Associate Director
Joshua Foreman Master Electrician T2
Debra Pemstein Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
Walter Daniels Master Electrician, Spiegeltent
Mark Primoff Director of Communications Stephen Millikin Development Manager Kimberly Keeley-Henschel Budget Director Jeannie Schneider Administrative Assistant Production Robert Airhart Production Manager Bonnie Anthony Assistant Production Manager Stephen Dean Stage Operations Supervisor Alexandra Paull Shopper / Buyer Valerie Ellithorpe ’09 Student Production Assistant Jesse Brown ’10 Student Production Assistant Bernard Gann ’08 Student Production Assistant Carpenters Vincent Roca Technical Director, Sosnoff Kent Cyr Technical Director T2 Michael Zally Master Carpenter, Sosnoff Christian Crumb Master Carpenter T2 Daniel Gibbons Master Carpenter, Spiegeltent Josh Haner Rigger Ben Johnson Sean Maloney Emil Byrne Josh Haner Jeremiah Brown Todd Renadette Walter Daniels Joseph Puglisi Roger Mann Jeremiah Brown Michael D’Amato Amy Jonas
Paul Frydrychowski Programmer Morgan Blaiche Sarah Frankel Patric Bova ’11 Stephanie Shechter Devon Buteau ’10 Claire Moodey ’08 Sound and Video Paul LaBarbera Sound and Video Engineer Phillip Meir Siblo–Landsman ’09 Richard Pierson Daniel Berlin Sarah Even Jeff Human Tony Van Note Benjamin Seligman ’09 Sharlyne Shlayan Costumes Mary Grusak Costume Shop Supervisor / Manager
Hair and Makeup Jennifer Donovan Hair and Makeup Supervisor Spiegelmaestro Nicholas Quaife Company Management Kate Pfeffer Company Manager Jack Byerly ’10 Assistant Company Manager Grace Converse ’09 Assistant Company Manager Katy Kelleher ’09 Assistant Company Manager Ashleigh McCord ’08 Assistant Company Manager Front of House Austin Miller ’06 House Manager Elena Batt Box Office Manager Jessica Dee Assisant Box Office Manager Caitlyn DeRose Box Office Assisant Thomas Corrado Box Office Assistant Allegra Gilfenbaum ’10 Box Office Assistant
Molly Farley First Hand
Anatole Hocek ’12 Box Office Assistant
Jennifer Noe Draper
Carl Kranz ’08 Box Office Assistant
Christopher Schramm Draper
Ruth Shannon ’08 Box Office Assistant
Brie Furches Wardrobe Supervisor, Sosnoff Maggie Barnett Wardrobe Supervisor T2 Moe Schell
Christopher Hazenbush Assistant House Manager
Alice Broughton Lauren Zuber Taylor Morton Kara Maloney Camille Suissa Lianna Fox–Winokur Zoe Greene Elizabeth Farley
Properties Rick Berger Property Master, Sosnoff Jeremy Lydic Property Master, T2 Patty Dynes
Christina Reitemeyer Assistant House Manager
Mark Crittenden Facilities Manager Ray Stegner Assistant to the General Manager Doug Pitcher Building Operations Coordinator Vicki Child Housekeeping Paul Davey Housekeeping Jessie Williams Housekeeping
About Bard College Bard College is an independent, nonsectarian, residential, coeducational college offering a four-year B.A. program in the liberal arts and sciences and a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College, a New York City public school in Manhattan; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; B.A. at Smolny College, a joint program with Saint Petersburg State University, Russia; M.F.A., M.S. in environmental policy, and M.A. in teaching and curatorial studies at the Annandale campus; and M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in Manhattan. In addition, The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree, a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music; and an M.Music degree in vocal arts. Situated on 540 acres along the Hudson River, the main campus of Bard is 90 miles north of New York City. Bard’s total enrollment is 3,200 students. The undergraduate college, founded in 1860, has an enrollment of more than 1,600 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1. The College offers approximately 50 academic programs in four divisions. Published by the Bard Publications Office ©2008 Bard College. All rights reserved.
Cover: Portrait of the producer Vsevolod Emilievich Meyerhold, 1916, by Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia / The Bridgeman Art Library
BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FISHER CENTER TODAY! Since opening in 2003, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts has transformed cultural life in the Hudson Valley with world-class programming. Our continued success relies heavily on individuals such as you. Become a Friend of the Fisher Center today. Friends of the Fisher Center membership is designed to give individual donors the opportunity to support their favorite programs through the Fisher Center Council or Bard Music Festival Council. As a Friend of the Fisher Center, you will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Fisher Center presentations and receive invitations to special events and services throughout the year. Friend ($100–249)
Patron ($1,000–4,999) All of the above, plus:
• Advance notice of programming • Free tour of the Fisher Center • Listing in the program ($5 of donation is not tax deductible)
• Invitation for you and a guest to a dinner at a Hudson River home • Exclusive telephone line for Patron Priority handling of ticket orders ($150 of donation is not tax deductible)
Supporter ($250–499) All of the above, plus:
Producer/Benefactor ($5,000+) All of the above, plus:
• Invitation for you and a guest to a season preview event • Invitations to opening night receptions with the artists • Invitation for you and a guest to a select dress rehearsal ($5 of donation is not tax deductible)
• Seat naming opportunity • Invitations to special events scheduled throughout the year • Opportunity to underwrite events ($230 of donation is not tax deductible)
Sponsor ($500–999) All of the above, plus: • Copy of the Bard Music Festival book • Invitation for you and a guest to a backstage technical demonstration ($40 of donation is not tax deductible)
Please return your donation to: Stephen Millikin Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts ©Peter Aaron ’68/Esto
Bard College PO Box 5000 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
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