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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2012

Contact: Karen Anderson
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
kanderson@simons-rock.edu
413 528 7209

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 the visual and performing arts to lectures and readings.

All events listed are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. For more information, directions, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated online calendar at www.simons-rock.edu/events.

Coming Events:

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, November 30, 1:00pm • Kilpatrick Athletic Center

Faculty Recital Series: Francesca Anderegg, with Larry Wallach
Sunday, December 2, 3:00pm • McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
A Faculty Recital with guest violinist Francesca Anderegg, accompanied by Larry Wallach, in a program of Twentieth Century violin and piano music by Ives, Schoenberg, Perle, and Lutoslawski.

First-Year Seminar lectures: "Reading the Renaissance"
Monday, December 3, 3:30pm • McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Thomas Martin, Bard High School Early College faculty in art history, will speak on "Reading the Renaissance."

Edible Education: The Global Food Crunch: Climate Change, Population Growth, Landgrabs, and Other Threats to Food Sufficiency
Wednesday, December 5, 7:00pm • Lecture Center
Speaker: Michael Klare (in person). Sponsored by Berkshire Grown, Berkshire Co-op Market, and Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Dance Concert
Friday, December 7, 7:30pm • McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm • McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Choreography by faculty and students, with styles including ballet, modern, Flamenco, hip hop and Indian dance.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock (www.simons-rock.edu) has been a leader in educational innovation for more than 40 years. The first early college, Simon’s Rock is the only residential college in the country specifically designed to let bright, highly motivated students start college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. Students who successfully complete the requirements receive the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree after two years of study and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree after four.