Monthly Archives: May 2018

Summer Performances at Bard


SummerScape Opera

Opera at Bard

July 27 – August 5

“Bard’s annual opera has become an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape.” —Musical America

Don’t miss SummerScape’s rare new American production of Anton Rubinstein’s Demon, a “supernatural melodrama” (New Yorker) featuring an all-Russian principal cast.

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Wanted: Mentors


After a very successful first year, LLI’s mentor program is continuing. This program connects current LLI members with the new member class to respond to basic concerns or questions about LLI. Later in the fall term, the program also helps place new members in volunteer positions.

Current members who volunteer to be mentors will be paired with one or two new members.

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Class Evaluations Count


By Bill Tuel

As we near the end of classes for our Spring 2018 semester, please do take the time to fill out your class evaluations. You will be receiving them by email or you can find them on Your feedback is important.

At the end of the Fall 2017 semester,

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Zongheng Zhang

To hear a lovely recital by Zongheng Zhang in the Bard Conservatory recorded by LLI’s Gary Miller, link to News + Events>Video Gallery>Bard Student Videos.

This 3:32 minute video will capture your senses!

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2018 SummerFest


SummerFest returns this June with an expanded list of offerings and a little more time for each class. Classes will run from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. From 10:30 to 11:00, a coffee break in the Olin Rotunda will offer a chance to socialize and relax.

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Each May, LLI “seniors” gather to honor Bard College’s graduating seniors who were selected as recipients of the Dean Stuart Stritzler-Levine Seniors-to-Seniors Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to the honorees to assist with their senior projects. The grants are one of the many ways that LLI strives to give back to Bard and to strengthen the ties between the generations.

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