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


October 15, 2012

Contact: Karen Anderson
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
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.

Coming Events:

Edible Education: The Farm Bill
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 7:00 pm • Lecture Center
Speakers: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Dan Imhoff, Co-Founder and Director, Watershed Media, Ken Cook, President and Co-Founder, Environmental Working Group

Poetry and Fiction Series: John Koethe
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:30 pm • Blodgett House
John Koethe has published eight books of poetry, including Falling Water.

Discovery Day: Visit Simon's Rock this October
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:00 am • Blodgett House
Discovery Days are comprehensive group visit days, offering the opportunity to hear about academic and residential programs from the provost and deans, and to participate in tours, interviews, sample classes, and panels on financial aid and campus life. Registration required.

Faculty Recital Series: Hilda Banks Shapiro and Anne Chamberlain
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 pm • Kellogg Music Center
Music by Mozart, Schubert, Fauré,and Gershwin

Adam Hochschild: To End All Wars
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00pm • McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Noted journalist and historian Adam Hochschild, in his new book To End All Wars, tells the poignant and insightful story of those who felt WWI was a noble and necessary crusade, and those courageous dissenters who believed the war was senseless and unjust.

A Threepenny Opera Cabaret
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7:30pm • Black Box Theater, Daniel Arts Center
A Threepenny Opera Cabaret, performed by Simon's Rock voice students accompanied by Larry Wallach.

Jazz Ensemble Preview Concert
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9:00pm • Kellogg Music Center
The Simon's Rock Jazz Ensemble will present a special preview of selections from their upcoming Winter Concert, under the direction of faculty member John Myers.

Sophomore Seminar Film Screening: "Battleship Potemkin"
Monday, October 29, 2012, 3:30 pm • McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Post-film comments by Larry Burke, faculty in film and video

Bard College at Simon’s Rock ( 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.