October 06, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

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The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) will host two events in October exploring the topics of music and art.

The special presentation, "Evolution of Classical Music to Popular Music and Musical Theatre," will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.

Emily Martin, professor of music and director of the Bucknell Opera Company, will examine the work of composers Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim, considered the transition between opera and musical theater. The Bucknell Opera Company will perform works by Weill and Sondheim as well as opera and more contemporary musical theater.

The Tea & Talk program, "The Art of Making Prints: Concept and Process," will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m.; doors open at 3 p.m. at the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Common, located at 6 Tressler Blvd. in Lewisburg. [directions]

Rosalyn Richards, Bucknell professor emerita of art, will show examples of her work in printmaking and discuss how the medium lends itself to creative inquiry and improvisation.

Both events are free and open to the public; registration is not required.

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning has provided adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities since its inauguration during the fall of 2009. The Institute is a self-supporting affiliate of Bucknell University. All of its programs and events are supported by membership and course registration fees and donations from members and friends.

For more information about the Institute's programs, call 570-522-0105 or email lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu.