Program List for the Fisher Center at Bard College

The Fisher Center

The Fisher Center at Bard College

                                                                                                                    Image Credit: Scott Barrow

Oblong Books & Music is happy to be in partnership with the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Please see below for a list of current and upcoming Fisher Center programs. For each program we have curated a list of relevant books and CDs to enhance your experience and to allow you to dive deeper into the subject matter. 

Out of the Silence Composer Collage


Out of the Silence: A Celebration of Music

Saturday, September 5 - Saturday, September 26, 2020. 

Presented in part with The Bard Music Festival, The Orchestra Now, and the Bard College Conservatory.

James Baldwin art



Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin

Wednesday, September 16 - Wednesday, December 16, 2020. 

 Based on the concept album by Meshell Ndegeocello, Chapter and Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin is an adaptable site-specific, media flexible, community specific, multidisciplinary ritual tool kit for justice in the new  millennium. Inspired by James Baldwin’s seminal treatise on justice in America: The Fire Next Time.

Coming Soon!



The Future is Present

Monday, October 12, 2020

Director Charlotte Braithwaite will create a performance reimagined for the Hudson Valley community of her ongoing work Casting the Vote which explores voter suppression in minority communities.