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Extended! Now on view through December 13

Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Through painted canvasses and “sound portraits,” artist Kate Gridley marks the passage of emerging adults as they come to realize their selves and claim their voices. Passing Through is an installation that uses the images and voices of many characters to expand the notion of portraiture, beyond capturing moments of an individual life to noting psychological presentations of self in a particular time, culture, and place. Five paintings are accompanied by five sound portraits in this special extension of Gridley’s earlier exhibition. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Director of the Arts, Town Hall Theater, Vermont Community Foundation, and the Growald Family Fund. Free
 
Kate Gridley (American, b. 1956), Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults, 2013, oil on linen, 60 x 30 inches. Photo Howard Romero

 


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November 1, Saturday

Stories We Tell

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

In this genre-twisting documentary, Sarah Polley (Away from Her, Take This Waltz) investigates the secrets kept by her family of storytellers. Exploring the elusive nature of truth and memory, Polley creates a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families. These narratives interconnect to paint a funny and poignant picture of the larger human story that is “profoundly moving to witness”—Guy Lodge, Variety. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Sarah Polley, Canada, 2013, 108 minutes) Free

 

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November 1, Saturday

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

5:30 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art and Mahaney Center for the Arts Lobby

At this annual signature event of the museum friends, the group determines what gift it will present to the museum with its membership funds. Members only; RSVP required. Membership information: 802.443.2309 or museum.middlebury.edu

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1968, b. 1964), Tree Sonata, 1999, gelatin silver print on resin-coated paper mounted on wood panel with acrylics and varnish, 41 1/2 x 48 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and the Memorial Art Fund, 2013.020 (last year’s selection by the Friends of the Art Museum)

 

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November 1, Saturday

Affiliate Artists Collaborative Concert

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Affiliate artist faculty members present an eclectic concert featuring genres from blues to classical, jazz to bluegrass, and rock to bagpipes. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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November 2, Sunday

Nathan Laube, organ

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Concert organist Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers. His brilliant playing and gracious demeanor, coupled with his creative programming of repertoire spanning five centuries, have earned high praise from audiences, critics, and peers. Laube’s highly anticipated return to Middlebury features a varied program that includes works by Bach, Widor, Whitlock, and Jongen. Laube offers a pre-concert lecture at 2:15 PM in the chapel. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Tickets: $20/15/6. Go to the online box office>>

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Photo Dorothy Young Riess

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November 3, Monday

Career Conversation with Raja Feather Kelly

12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Hear firsthand what it’s like to be a professional dancer from Raja Feather Kelly, a company member of David Dorfman Dance, Zoe | Juniper, Reggie Wilson/ Fist And Heel Performance Group, Racedance, and Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater. Kelly is also a contributing writer For The Dance Enthusiast. When not touring or performing, Kelly manages Race Dance and Reggie Wilson/ Fist And Heel Performance Group. Kelly holds a B.A. with Honors in dance and English from Connecticut College. Sponsored by the Dance Program and the Center for Careers & Internships. Free

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November 4, Tuesday

Master Class with Raja Feather Kelly

9:30-10:45 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Raja Feather Kelly leads the Advanced Beginning Dance I and II classes. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. Free and open to the public.

 

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November 4, Tuesday

Cameron Visiting Architect: Dan Rockhill

7:00 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Rockhill is executive director of Studio 804 and the J. L. Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Planning. As principal architect of the award-winning firm Rockhill and Associates, he produces work in the spirit of regionalism that is tightly bound to the natural milieu and culture of Kansas. The area’s archetypal forms, spartan aesthetics, frugal methods, and relationship to nature permeate the results. Sponsored by Architectural Studies and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

Work by Rockhill and Associates

 

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November 5, Wednesday

Composition Class with Raja Feather Kelly

1:45-2:35 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

 Raja Feather Kelly leads the Advanced Beginning Dance I and II classes. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. Free and open to the public.

 

 

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November 5, Wednesday

Edward Vazquez, Department of History of Art and Architecture, “Reading Fred Sandback’s Sculpture: Permutation and Artist’s Books in the 1970s.”

4:30 PM, Hillcrest, Room 103

Presented as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

 Pictured: Fred Sandback, Installation Drawing for "Sixty-Four Three Part Pieces, #5" at the Kunstraum, Munich, 1975

 

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November 6, Thursday

Master Class with Raja Feather Kelly

9:30-10:45 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Raja Feather Kelly leads the Advanced Beginning Dance I and II classes. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. Free and open to the public.


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November 6, Thursday

Artist Talk:  David Lykes Keenan

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

David Lykes Keenan is an accomplished B&W street photographer now living in New York City. Kennan founded the Austin Center for Photography and has produced a number of noteworthy publications. He will present images from several series in his slide talk.  Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art and the Christian A. Johnson Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

Pictured: Parade Film, NYC 2011

 

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November 6, Thursday

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

8:00-10:00 PM, 51 Main

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble is the College’s swingin’ big band, featuring great musicians playing the music that’s been dubbed “America’s National Treasure.”  In previous appearances at 51 Main, the band played to full houses that didn’t want the music to end.  This evening is sure to keep fingers snapping and toes tapping; there might even be dancing in the aisles! Sponsored by the Music Department. Free

 

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November 7, Friday

Anne Janson, flute

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Affiliate artist Anne Janson and the Vermont Virtuosi Flute Ensemble create an evening of mixed musical genres, entitled "Pipe Dreams: Music for Multiple Flutes." (Please note revised program.) Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

 

 

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November 8, Saturday

Short Term 12

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Grace (Brie Larson) is a compassionate and dedicated supervisor at a home for at-risk teens. She struggles to make sense of her own troubled past while still providing for the kids who depend on her most. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature and Audience Award at SXSW, “Short Term 12 is a small wonder, a film of exceptional naturalness and empathy that honestly earns every bit of its emotional impact”—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Destin Daniel Cretton, USA, 2013, 96 minutes) Free

 

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November 9, Sunday

TEDx Middlebury:

Living in the Question: The Ongoing Process of Curiosity

10:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxMiddlebury, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. This year’s theme is “Living in the Question,” inspired by a famous quote from poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The theme aims to challenge the traditional question-answer paradigm that often frames how we live and think. Following Rilke’s lead, the TEDxMiddlebury organizers propose the idea of inquiry as an ongoing process and way of thinking, rather than solely a means to getting answers. Stories will focus on our relationship to the present moment, the importance of questioning the status quo, and coming to terms with a distinct a lack of answers. Tickets: $8 Middlebury students and $16 everyone else.

 

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November 12, Wednesday

Cameron Visiting Artist Talk:  Christy Gast

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

 Christy Gast gives a lecture about her work.  Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

Pictured: Inholdings 2014, Locust Projects, Missile Sculpture, fabric, silkscreen

 

 

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November 13-15, Thursday-Saturday

A Small, Good Thing

Thursday-Friday at 8:00 and 10:00 PM; Saturday at 4:00 and 8:00 PM, Hepburn Zoo

This theatrical interpretation of Raymond Carver's short story A Small, Good Thing explores young adults' relation to death.  Senior directing work of Tosca Giustini ’15. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $5. Go to the box office>>

 

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November 14, Friday

Bulgarian Voices Trio in Concert

4:30 PM, Mead Chapel

Bulgarian-born, New York City-based Vlada Tomova, known for her "phenomenal acrobatic vocalizations" (Boston Globe), joins dynamic vocalists Valentina Kvasova (Russia) and Shelley Thomas (US). They weave together traditional Bulgarian village styles with artfully arranged a cappella songs to reveal the power and intimacy of the unaccompanied voice. Their reinterpretations of ancient songs tell of sweet or forbidden love, horses and wild mountains, potent wine, pepper planting, the moon holding secrets, and the sun falling in love with a beautiful girl. Mesmerizing melodies, rich, unusual harmonies, and peculiar, odd rhythms come together to delight the ear. The trio breathes new life into complex harmonies, reaching across cultures and generations into the realm of pure vocal triumph. Sponsored by the Russian Department and the Music Department. Free

 

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November 15, Saturday

The Great Beauty

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through Rome’s lavish nightlife for decades. When his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself taking stock of his life. “The Great Beauty gives even the cynics a faith in the vibrancy of movies and the reviving artistry of Paolo Sorrentino . . . it is the year’s grandest, most exhilarating foreign film”—Richard and Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France, 2013, 142 minutes) Free

 

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November 15, Saturday

Middlebury College Orchestra

Fall Concert 2014

Andrew Massey, conductor

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The concert program includes Gioachino Rossini's  Overture to The Siege of Corinth, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Suite on English Folk Song, and Joseph Haydn's Symphony No 103 in E flat "The Drumroll." Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


 

 

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November 16, Sunday

Pre-concert Lecture for PASS Members

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) are invited to a talk by associate professor of music Larry Hamberlin about the music to be performed by the Jupiter String Quartet. Enjoy a backstage peek into the preconcert experience. A members-only event; membership information: 802.443.PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass

 

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November 16, Sunday

Jupiter String Quartet

Nelson Lee, violin
Megan Freivogel, violin
Liz Freivogel, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello

3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Entering its second decade of making music together, the Jupiter String Quartet has firmly established itself as an important voice in the world of chamber music. “Every so often a performance leaves us in awe of its loving sophistication, its attention to the finest details of balance and expression. That’s how it was with the Jupiter String Quartet’s performance”—Dallas Morning News. The Jupiters return to Middlebury to perform Bach, Bartok’s sixth quartet, and Beethoven’s op. 132. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of F. William Sunderman Jr. and Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. Free, no tickets required

Photo Brian Stauffer

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November 18, Tuesday

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble                            

Damascus Kafumbe, director

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Ensemble members present an interactive concert of East African music and dance performed on bow-harps, thumb-pianos, xylophones, tube-fiddles, bowl-lyres, gourd shakers, struck gourds, reed-box rattles, ankle bells, leg rattles, and various kinds of drums. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Sophie Bufton ’15

 

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November 20, Thursday

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium

7:30 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

The Middlebury College Choir joins with St. Michael’s, Johnson State, and Castleton State College choirs and instrumentalists from across the region for an evening of choral masterworks and performances by the individual ensembles. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


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November 20-22, Thursday-Saturday

Protocol

8:00 PM each evening, plus 10:30 PM on Friday only; Hepburn Zoo

Protocol is an original suicide comedy that follows Meg and her troubled ex, Harry, as they navigate chess matches, Christmas parties, and hospital waiting rooms. A poignant portrait of people whose quirks sometimes get the best of them, this play will leave you smiling and wanting quiche. An independent student theatre production, written by Erica Furgiuele '15, and directed by Hannah Johnston '15.5. Tickets: $5;  go/boxoffice or 802.443.MIDD (6433) 

 

 
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November 21, Friday
Late breaking news! Rehearsals Cafe Opening

6:00-8:00PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Rehearsals Cafe will be open for beverage service and light fare, Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM. The menu will include coffee, tea, espresso drinks, desserts and more. Stop in for a beverage and a bite to eat before the performances begin!

 

 

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November 20–22, Thursday–Saturday

Vampire

7:30 PM each evening and 2:00 PM on Saturday only, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

“Every age has its own vampires.” In this bawdy, exuberant, and very smart play, the action careens from Victorian England to the onset of World War I to a biker’s funeral presided over by a punk dominatrix. British theatre critic Michael Coveney calls playwright Snoo Wilson “the kind of writer for whom the fringe was originally intended, totally wild and unpredictable. And only Tom Stoppard could possibly rival him in brain-power, or range of historical and cultural subject matter.” Directed by Cheryl Faraone; sponsored by the Theatre Program. Post-show talk on Friday. Approximate running time 90 minutes, no intermission. Tickets: $12/10/6. Go to the online box office>>

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November 21, Friday

Recital by Piano Students of Diana Fanning

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Student performers present an interesting and varied selection of piano works in this popular concert. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


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November 21–22, Friday–Saturday

Fall Dance Concert: Kinetic Potential

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This evening of new dance works showcases the choreography of emerging student dance artists at the intermediate and advanced levels and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by Scotty Hardwig. Please join us for a dynamic evening of ideas in motion! Directed by Christal Brown in collaboration with the choreographers. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6. Go to the online box office>>

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Pictured: Sarae Snyder ’15, Afi Yellow-Duke ’15, Stevie Durocher ’15.5, and Doug LeCours ’15; photo Alan Kimara Dixon

 

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November 22, Saturday

The Act of Killing

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

When the Indonesian government was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar Congo and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters to death-squad leaders, killing more than 1 million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. Joshua Oppenheimer’s film explores the memories of these perpetrators, offering insight into the minds of mass killers who are still in control. “Dogged, inventive, profoundly upsetting and dismayingly funny”—A. O. Scott, New York Times. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous, Denmark/Norway/UK, 2012, 115 minutes) Free

 

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November 22, Saturday

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

Dick Forman, director

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Middlebury’s Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” with a program of contemporary jazz compositions and some of the best music of the big band era. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Michael O'Hara '17

 

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November 23, Sunday

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Timothy Guiles, accompanist

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

This annual concert in celebration of the Thanksgiving season is performed by Middlebury students, members of the staff and faculty, and singers from towns and villages throughout the area. The program includes settings of psalms and other celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers, and also features the first performance in Addison County of selections from Emergent Universe Oratorio, written in 2013 by Middlebury composer Sam Guarnaccia. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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Photo Max Kraus

 


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November 24, Monday

Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Please join the "Midd Winds" for a diverse concert including the music of John Williams, Frank Ticheli, Percy Grainger, and Eric Whitacre.  Conducted by Rob DeBruyn. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

 

 

 

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