AUGUST 16, 2019
Friday at 8 PM
Preconcert Talk at 7:30 PM

Presented by the Bard Music Festival

Selections from Korngold’s Academy Award-winning score for The Adventures of Robin Hood – an epic Technicolor swashbuckler starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland – will be performed with screened excerpts from the film, alongside music by other leading lights of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Join us for a pre-concert reception on the portico of the Fisher Center from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.


Franz Waxman Suite from Rebecca
Max Steiner Suite from Casablanca
Alfred Newman Selections from The Song of Bernadette
Bernard Herrmann Suite from Vertigo
Dimitri Tiomkin Suite from The Old Man and the Sea
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Excerpts from The Adventures of Robin Hood, with screened film excerpts

Bard Music Festival

In 2019, the Bard Music Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary season with a two-week, in-depth exploration of “Korngold and His World.” In twelve themed concert programs, complemented by pre-concert lectures, a film screening, panel discussions, and expert commentary, Bard examines the life and career of Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957), the under-sung yet hugely influential composer whose lush Romanticism would come to define the quintessential Hollywood sound. Offering an immersion in the worlds he straddled, first as a classical prodigy in fin-de-siècle Vienna and then as a prime mover in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Weekend One addresses Korngold and Vienna (August 9–11), and Weekend Two investigates Korngold in America (August 16–18). Enriched by a wealth of compositions by Korngold’s predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, all events take place in the stunning Frank Gehry-designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard College’s idyllic Hudson River campus. There, as in previous years, the Bard Music Festival is set to provide the creative inspiration for Bard SummerScape 2019 and to prove itself once again “the summer’s most stimulating music festival” (Los AngelesTimes).

Image: The Adventures of Robin Hood poster, 1938; ©Warner Brothers/Photofest