Date: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: MSU Alumni Foundation, 1501 S 11th

GaigleIntermountain Opera Bozeman celebrates its 40th anniversary of providing high-quality opera performances to the Gallatin Valley. The season opens with the Montana premiere of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land featuring IOB guest artists from America’s finest opera houses. Hear Director Steven Daigle discuss the influence of the McCarthy hearings on Copland as he explores in The Tender Land the themes of wrongful accusation and exclusionist mindsets. Attendees will also hear preview performances by several IOB guest artists.

Open to MSU Wonderlust and Alumni Association members and one guest per member. Intermountain Opera Bozeman will perform The Tender Land.

Wonderlust Preludes & Prologues events precede cultural programs in our community and offer opportunities to meet directors, performers, and other artists before seeing their shows. These events also provide behind-the-scenes insights into each work, the work’s significance, the directors’ focus, and what to look and listen for in the performance. Enrich your experience of arts and culture programs in our community by participating in Preludes & Prologues!

Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3:00 p.m.

at the Willson Auditorium, 404 West Main

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Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In September Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on September 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  Also in September we’ll be a sponsor of the Bozeman Public Library’s celebration of Yellowstone National Park, Our Yellowstone.  

On October 3rdand 4thMSU Wonderlust is hosting an interactive symposium for practitioners and lifelong learners, Lifelong Learning: New Opportunities for Aging Communities.  This symposium, sponsored by Friends of MSU Wonderlust and MSU’s Office of Research and Development, will provide an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, innovations, and strategies.

Save the dates: Wednesday, October 3, 5 pm – 7 pm, for the opening reception and presentation featuring Dr. Renee Reijo Pero of MSU and Dr. Rick Knopf of Arizona State, and Thursday, October 4, 9 am – 4 pm,for in-depth sessions on various topics, featuring speakers from across Montana and the U.S.  For details on the symposium and on all MSU Wonderlust program offerings, see www.montana.edu/wonderlust   

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust