Date: October 16, 2017: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Holiday Inn, Bozeman

Instructor: Alan Leech

Fee: $0.00


Leech AlanAlan Leech, Professor Emeritus, bassoonist and composer, will investigate the magical music of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Firebird. Discover how this famous piece was written, listen to musical highlights, and learn about the beginnings of Stravinsky’s new approaches to composition and his prowess as a master orchestrator. Increase your understanding and enhance your enjoyment of this masterpiece.

Open to Wonderlust members and one guest per member.

The Bozeman Symphony will perform Firebird

Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Willson Auditorium, 404 West Main


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 January Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on January 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust