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

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock announces its upcoming events for the rest of May. All events listed are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. From visual and performing arts to lectures and readings, the Simon’s Rock campus offers residents numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—free of charge. For more event information, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated online calendar at

Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. — Kellogg Music Center
Concert: The Simon’s Rock Chamber Orchestra

The Simon's Rock Chamber Orchestra, directed by Anne Legene, will perform the Symphony #9 and a March by F. J. Haydn and the Piano Concerto #12 by W.A. Mozart, with piano soloist Abigail Nehring.

Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. — Kellogg Music Center
Vocal Recital

Students of Gigi Teeley will perform works by W.A. Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro), Leo Delibes (Lakme), Leonard Cohen, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Franz Schubert, Lennon & McCartney, Alfredo Catalani (La Wally), and Joni Mitchell. Hilda Banks Shapiro, will be the piano accompanist, with guest accompanists: Lisa Tucker (piano) and Miles Wilcox (cello).

Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. — McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
The Simon’s Rock Jazz Ensemble

Directed by John Myers, the ensemble will play in a variety of styles, including favorite standards, a challenging Latin-jazz piece by Rebeca Mauleón, an introspective exploration by Frank Mantooth, and a new version of Myers’ "Sky Ocean," a modal/contrapuntal piece in 5/4 and 10/8 meter. The concert will feature guest artist, trombonist Bill St. Clair.

Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. — Kellogg Music Center
Spring Choral Concert: The Simon’s Rock Chorus and Anonymous 8

Directed by Jack Brown, the Simon’s Rock Chorus and Anonymous 8, the College’s women’s vocal ensemble, will perform British choral music from four centuries. The piano accompanist will be Harriet Rothstein.

Sunday, May 9 — Saturday, May 15, 2010 — Daniel Arts Center
Senior Thesis Exhibition: Cole Leigh

For a complete listing of events or more information, please visit: Event dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Visit the website for the most up-to-date information.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s only college designed expressly to educate bright, highly motivated students after the tenth or eleventh grade. Founded in 1966 as the nation’s first and only early college, Simon’s Rock joined the Bard College system in 1979. It maintains its own campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (the heart of the culture-rich Berkshires), and unique identity as a supportive intellectual home for early college students. Bard College at Simon’s Rock enrolls approximately 450 full-time students, and grants both Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 academic concentrations.