Bard College Conservatory of Music and Graduate Vocal Arts Program present songs from the real world: French cabaret on November 6 | The scene



Bard College Conservatory of Music and Graduate Vocal Arts Program presents

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON – The Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Graduate Vocal Arts Program present Songs From The Real World: The French Cabaret, a benefit for the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Scholarship Fund. The concert features renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (artistic director), pianist Kayo Iwama (associate director), as well as members of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and Conservatory Collaborative Piano Fellowship exploring the early days of the French cabaret world, a musical movement that was born to explore an exotic and bohemian ideal, expressing social and political satire through song. The show will take place on Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m. at the Sosnoff Theater at the Fisher Center. Tickets start at $ 25, with $ 5 tickets for Bard students made possible by the Pass Passloff. Virtual livestream tickets are paid the way you want. All ticket sales benefit the Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Graduate Scholarship Fund. To buy or book tickets, visit, call 845-758-7900 (Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or email

The evening’s program includes a repertoire of French cabaret songs from 1866 to 1968, and includes “Les temps des cerises” (1866) by Jean-Baptiste Clément (1836-1903), “La Vie en rose” (1945) by Louiguy (1916 -91), “Le serpents qui danse” (1957) by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), and “Les moulins de mon coeur” (1968) by Michel Legrand (1932-2019) among many others.

About the Bard’s Vocal Arts Graduate Program

The Graduate Vocal Arts program is a unique Master of Music program led by renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, who brings her rich experience as a revolutionary recitalist and international star of the opera scene to the young artists of the program. The program was conceived and crafted by soprano Dawn Upshaw, who served as artistic director of the program from its inception in 2006 until spring 2019. In addition to receiving private singing lessons, vocal coaching and the Alexander Technique, Students deepen the study of artistic song, chamber music, contemporary music, oratorio, and opera repertoire throughout their classes and give public performances each semester.

Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential liberal arts and science college located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, the Bard campus consists of nearly 1,000 acres of parkland in the Hudson River Valley.

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