December 1, Monday (through December 9)

Silkscreen Prints

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Students in Hedya Klein’s printmaking class addressed various technical and conceptual challenges in order to compose complex prints. By layering textures, shapes, lines, values, and colors, and by incorporating elements of drawing and digital manipulation, they created an array of inventive imagery, both observed from life and from their own imaginations. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Anna Church ’14, screen printed image, 11 x 18 inches


December 3, Wednesday

Taking Flight

4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of
choreographers emerging from the Advanced Beginning Dance course,
facilitated by Assistant Professor Tzveta Kassabova. Free

Pictured: Najwa Stanford

December 4, Thursday

Informal Showing: The Dance Company of Middlebury

4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

DCM will show and discuss the progress they’ve made in constructing a repertory of diverse and dynamic new works for performance and tour during January. Free 

Pictured: Sarae Snyder and Doug LeCours




December 4-6

“Manhood” or what it means to grow up and become a man

Times tba, Hepburn Zoo

Senior work in devised theatre by Nick Hemerling ’15 and Adam Milano ’15. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $5; on sale November 17. Go to the box office>>


December 5, Friday

Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) Reception

 6:45 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

A festive evening for members to gather and celebrate the second year of PASS, preview select performances from the 2015–16 season, and vote on which event to support. Membership information: 802.443.PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass



December 5, Friday

Sophie Shao and Friends

Nikki Chooi, violin
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Teng Li, viola
Sophie Shao, cello
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

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

Applauded by the New York Times for her “eloquent, powerful” interpretations, cellist Sophie Shao has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. This year, she returns with friends to perform Haydn's Piano Trio no. 43 in C Major,  Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, and the world premiere of Revelations for piano quintet—composed by Professor of Music Su Lian Tan in honor of Paul Nelson’s 30th and final season as the Performing Arts Series director. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Reserved seating. Tickets: $25/20/6.  Go to the online box office>>


December 6, Saturday

Vocal Recital

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

Students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson cap off a semester of vocal study with an evening of songs and arias. Accompanied by Cynthia Huard and Annemieke Spoelstra McLane, piano. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Julianne Weiboldt ’14 and Michael McCann ’15




December 7, Sunday

Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas

4:00 and 7:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Modeled after the long-standing European tradition, this annual program includes Bible readings of Advent and Christmas and carols for choir, organ, and congregation. Each service is preceded by performances on the chapel carillon. Laurel Jordan, chaplain; Middlebury College Chapel Choir, Jeffrey Buettner, director; Emory Fanning, organ. Free

Lippo D’Andrea, Italian, 1377–after 1427,The Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels and Saints John the Baptist and Nicholas of Bari (detail), tempera on panel, 49 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund and the Walter Cerf Art Fund. Conservation of this work was made possible by a generous grant from the Middlebury College Arts Council. 2005.056


December 8, Monday


8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

A staged reading of “The New Play To Be Written” by Erica Furgiuele ’15.  Author's Note (9/17/14): “I've been kidnapped by my own characters, but we will all be back in time for this reading. Promise. I never miss an entrance.” Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Free, no tickets required.


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