Bard’s Summerscape Festival is a Hudson Valley Happening
Bard Summerscape is like a rural version of the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It brings together visual and performing artists as both presenters and audience, creating a cultural center of gravity for the Hudson Valley, which is one of the goals of Bard College president Leon Botstein (left with Toni Sosnoff). “This region needs real cultural tourism,” he told guests at the dinner in the Spiegeltent preceding a performance of the Trisha Brown Dance Company in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. The gala audience was invited back to the Spiegeltent afterwards for make-your-own ice cream sundaes and a surprise, private concert by world- renowned local resident Natalie Merchant.
Outside the Spiegeltent before the gala dinner, choreographer Trisha Brown with Burt Barr, who designed the costumes for Brown’s Twelve Ton Rose.
Steve Swanson, Martin Kline and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Gary Tinterow; Dan & Jane Lindau with James Gillson.
Dubway Studios’ Al Houghton, artist Sky Pape, and Melina Fisher.
Lisa Krueger, Cornelia McGiver and Dr. Art Chandler; Lilo Zinglersen and jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss
Julianne Swartz, Ken Landauer and Linda Hirshman; Tricia Reed, Dwayne Resnick and Mark McDonald, the Hudson gallery owner who specializes in mid-century modern furniture and decorative arts.
Horse trainers Rex Peterson & Cari Swanson and actor David Strathairn
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