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Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Full Summer of Theater, Music, Dance and Art at the Daniel Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2014
Contact: Karen Anderson
Associate Director of Communications
kanderson@simons-rock.edu
413-528-7209
or
Sandy Cleary
Director of the Daniel Arts Center
scleary@simons-rock.edu
413-591-8008

Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Full Summer of Theater, Music, Dance and Art at the Daniel Arts Center

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Daniel Arts Center will present numerous opportunities to delve into the arts this summer, hosting established as well as cutting edge performing artists. The revered early music festival Aston Magna will present four classical programs based on various musical themes. Mass Live Arts, a festival of contemporary performance returns to present three weeks of experimental theater, dance, film, and participatory installations . The Beckett Project will explore various short works of the playwright Samuel Beckett and the Berkshire Playwrights Lab will present a new play.

All events will be held at the Daniel Arts Center and tickets can be purchased online through each organizations website.

Aston Magna Music Festival: C.P.E. Bach 300th Birthday Celebration and J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering
Saturday, June 21 at 6 p.m.
C.P.E. Bach’s Quartet for Flute, Viola and Keyboard; Fantasia for Harpsichord and Violin; Sonata for Bass Recorder, Viola and Continuo, and J.S. Bach’s A Musical Offering. Daniel Stepner and Anne Black, violins and violas

Aston Magna Music Festival: Winds of Romanticism
Saturday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
Crusell’s Divertimento for Oboe and Strings; Mendelssohn’s Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13; and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

Aston Magna Music Festival: Music from a Turbulent 17th Century England: Galliards, Laments and Sonatas before and after the English Civil War
Saturday, July 5 at 6 p.m.
Music by Dowland, Lawes, Lanier, Purcell and Blow

Aston Magna Music Festival: Italian Trio Sonatas and New Work by Nico Muhly
Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
Music by Corelli, Vivaldi, Rossi, Stradell, Pernucio and Muhly

Mass Live Art Film: The Bogeyman Trilogy, Part 1 – The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice
by Reza Abdoh / Dar A Luz
Followed by a discussion with former Abdoh company members
Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m.

Mass Live Arts Film: The Bogeyman Trilogy, Part 2 – Bogeyman
by Reza Abdoh / Dar A Luz
Followed by a discussion with former Abdoh company members
Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

Mass Live Arts Film: The Bogeyman Trilogy, Part 3 – The Law of Remains
by Reza Abdoh / Dar A Luz
Followed by a discussion with former Abdoh company members
Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

Mass Live Arts Performance: Thank You For Coming: Attendance
Choreographed and Directed by Faye Driscoll
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 10, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m.

Mass Live Arts: Performance: Crime or Emergency
Written and performed by Sibyl Kempson with musical accompaniment by Mike Iveson
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 16, 17, and 18 at 8 p.m.

Mass Live Arts Performance: L.A. Party and An Evening with William Shatner Asterisk
by Phil Soltanoff
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 25, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m.

Mass Live Arts Gallery Installation: Acting Stranger by Andrew Schneider
Daily Tuesday, July 8 – Sunday, July 13

Mass Live Arts Gallery Installation: Empire by Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Daily Tuesday July 22 – Friday, July 25

The Beckett Project
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 10, 11, and 12 at 6 p.m.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock Faculty in Theatre, Karen Beaumont and Aimee Michel, present various short works of the playwright Samuel Beckett

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to begin college after the tenth or eleventh grade. Students are taught exclusively in small seminars by a supportive, highly-trained faculty. Degrees are granted in over 40 areas of study. Most graduates proceed to earn graduate and professional degrees at highly selective universities. Simon's Rock was founded in 1966 and joined the Bard College network in 1979. For more information, a complete list of events, directions, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated website www.simons-rock.edu/events.