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Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires


August 17, 2013

Contact: Karen Anderson
Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA— Bard College at Simon’s Rock offers residents and visitors numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—from visual and performing arts to lectures and readings. Events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.

World Premiere of the Play Leap Year
Through Sunday, September 1, 7:00 p.m., Daniel Arts Center
Shakespeare & Company in association with the Bard College at Simon's Rock theatre program present a world premiere play by William Coe Bigelow, directed by Stephen Rothman featuring Simon's Rock theatre program faculty, Karen Beaumont and students in collaboration with Shakespeare & Co. actors and designers. Tickets $30 online at

The Pre-Historic Juncture between Cultural History and Natural History: A Global Perspective

Monday, September 2, 3:30 p.m., Daniel Arts Center
Speaker: Dr. John Myers, Professor of Music, Cultural Studies and Electronic Arts, Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Gallery Talk: Clothing Designer/Artist Kate Hamilton
Thursday, September 5, 5:00 p.m., Daniel Arts Center
Clothing designer/artist Kate Hamilton talks about her extraordinary exhibition in the campus gallery, followed by a reception.

South Berkshire Concert: The Simon's Rock Piano Quartet with Guest Violinist
Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Chamber music program with Simon's Rock faculty members Ron Gorevic, Eric Martin, Anne Legêne, and Larry Wallach, along with guest violinist Marka Young. Program features Brahms' great Piano Quintet in F minor along with works by Mozart and Prokofiev.

Panel Discussion: “Woman, Nation, Colony”
Monday, September 23, 3:30 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Panel discussion with Bard College at Simon’s Rock Professors Chris Coggins, Brendan Mathews and Francisca Oyogoa.

Poetry & Fiction Reading Series: Dinaw Mengestu
Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m., Blodgett House
Novelist Dinaw Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air, will read from his work.

For more information, a complete list of events, directions, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated visit


About Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock, founded in 1966, is the only college in the country specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to enter college early, usually after the 10th or 11th grade. Simon’s Rock offers a challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences, taught exclusively in small seminars by a supportive, highly-trained faculty. Degrees are granted in 41 concentrations. Simon’s Rock became part of the Bard College network in 1979.