Whether you’re a weekend visitor to Ulster County or a local looking for fun excuses to get out and about, you won’t find it difficult in this neck of the woods to pack your schedule with summer theatre, music and dance festivities. Here’s an overview of what is promised at only a few of the top performing arts venues in Ulster County, as well as a few from across the river, so you can soak up some high culture while still feeling like you’re on vacation! There’s way too much going on for us to list every single start time and ticket price here, so we’re putting each venue’s web address right up front, to make it easy for you to find out more about what interests you most.
July 6 to August 19
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
Box office: 758-7900
Bard SummerScape 2012 will present seven weeks of opera, music, theatre, dance, films and cabaret, this year with a French accent. The SummerScape lineups are organized around the Bard Music Festival, which celebrates the legacy of a particular classical composer; this summer’s spotlight will be trained on Camille Saint-Saëns.