Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
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Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, the 110,000-square-foot Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College houses two theaters; four rehearsal studios for dance, theater, and music; and professional support facilities. Sosnoff Theater, an intimate 900-seat theater with an orchestra, parterre, and two balcony sections, features an orchestra pit for opera and an acoustic shell designed by Yasuhisa Toyota. Theater Two houses Bard's Theater and Dance Programs. The Fisher Center is also the home of the Bard Music Festival http://www.bard.edu/bmf and will play host to companies from the United States and abroad during Bard SummerScape http://summerscape.bard.edu, a festival of opera, theater, and dance. This building was opened in April, 2003 and was Gehry's first performing arts facility in this country.
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