Around Bard

Benefits Beyond LLI

Being a member of LLI means more than just being able to attend classes. It means being a member of the broader Bard community with access to its ongoing cultural and intellectual opportunities.

Here are three.

The Bard Conservatory

The conservatory has frequent free student concerts and master classes as well as some ticketed special events.  The popular biweekly Tuesday noon concerts will start up again on September 18. You can sign up for the conservatory mailing list for a weekly update so you don’t miss any or you can just check the events section of the conservatory website.  

One upcoming event you won’t want to miss is the celebration for the 80th birthday of our beloved presenter Joan Tower.  The program, on September 16 at the Fisher Center, is an all Joan Tower program including three world premieres. More information and tickets here:

On September 22 and 23, the Bard Conservatory Orchestra will perform in A Symphonic Night at the Movies, playing a specially composed score for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  More information and tickets here:

Both events benefit the Conservatory’s scholarship fund.

Link to The Bard Conservatory

The Center for Moving Image Arts

From every Sunday through Thursday while Bard is in session, the Center hosts nightly free film screenings that correspond to the film history courses being taught.  The screenings are open to the public. On Sunday and Monday, films begin at 6 p.m., and on Tuesday – Thursday they begin at 7 p.m. All showings are at the Ottaway Theater in the Avery Arts Center.

You can also check the Center’s webpage for upcoming special events and guest visits.

Stevenson Library

The library offers free, semester-long, four-week borrowing privileges to LLI members. You can also access their extensive databases,  which offer everything from academic journals to collections of photographic images and much, much more. They are  available on the library computers or anywhere on Bard’s campus network. The library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and reference librarians are there to help from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Link to Stevenson Library.