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Welcome Back, Rehearsals Cafe!

8:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Rehearsals Cafe will reopen for beverage service and light fare through the end of spring semester. The grab-and-go menu is expected to include coffee, tea, espresso drinks, yogurt parfaits, salads, sandwiches, soups, and sushi. Projected hours will be 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM (with a short, required break from 11-11:30).  Evening hours will be offered on selected performance evenings, TBA. Come celebrate and enjoy a delicious day at the Mahaney Center for the Arts!

 

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April 1, Tuesday

Photography Lecture: Justin Kimball

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Justin Kimball completed his M.F.A. in photography at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture and earned his B.F.A. in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography. Kimball will present his work in an illustrated lecture, including work from the recently released  publication ”Pieces of String”. The 60 color photographs from this body of work are explorations of the minutiae of everyday life—a contemplation of our brief and humble legacies before they are cleaned up and cast to the wind.  More information at http://radiusbooks.org/5075/justin-kimball-pieces-of-string/. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art and the Johnson Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

 

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April 1, Tuesday (through May 25)

Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

Students in the January 2014 museum studies course Art in Action create this exhibition involving the museum’s Portfolio Compleat: 1985–2008, a compendium of posters and ephemera documenting the activities of the Guerrilla Girls. This group of anonymous female artist-activists assumes the names of dead women artists and pseudonyms and appears in public wearing gorilla masks. From their origin in New York in 1985 to their global presence today, the group continues to monitor the progress of female workers in the art world and elsewhere. Free

Pictured: Guerrilla Girls (American, active since 1985), Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?, 1989, poster, 11 x 28 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Reva B. Seybolt ’72 Art Acquisition Fund, 2009.044.24

 

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April 3, Thursday

Matter and Memory Lecture:
Matisse’s Decoration as Postwar Remedy

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

John Klein is associate professor of art history at Washington University. Among his many books and articles is Matisse’s Portraits (Yale University Press). Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Christian A. Johnson Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

 

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April 3, Thursday

Performance Now Screenings: The Music of Regret and Untitled (Working Title: Kids and Dogs)

7:30 PM, Axinn Center, Room 232

Three film screenings, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Performance Now, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. First is Laurie Simmons' The Music of Regret (40 minutes, 2006), a mini-musical in three acts with colorful puppets, starring Meryl Streep. Next is Untitled (Working Title: Kids and Dogs) by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (33 minutes, 2007). Djurberg's signature “claymation” features an army of children on the streets of a large city is at war with a pack of dogs. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

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April 3-6, Thursday-Sunday

Land Without Words

10:00 PM on Thursday, 4:00 and 10:00 PM on Friday, 4:00 and 10:00 PM Saturday, and 8:00 and 10:00 PM Sunday; Old Stone Mill, M Gallery

Dea Loher's Land Without Words is an exploration of the potential of art in our everyday lives. It follows an artist who has recently returned from a journey to a war-ridden city, identified only as K, where she experienced extreme violence and poverty. In the face of this human suffering she begins to question the purpose and responsibility of art in society.  Senior work of Mari Vial-Golden '14 (acting). Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $4; on sale March 17. Go to the Box Office>>

 

 


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April 4, Friday

Off the Wall Lunch:

“Revitalizing the Robert Frost Cabin”

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Hidden up in the Green Mountains in Ripton on the edge of the Homer Noble farm stands a hidden Middlebury treasure—the Robert Frost cabin. But that treasure has been forgotten for the nearly fifty years Middlebury College has owned it. Come hear Rebecca Hartje ’14, the Museum’s Robert F. Reiff Intern, talk about plans to revitalize the Frost cabin into a unique and useful resource for the College and the community. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders
 

 

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April 4, Friday

Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) Reception

6:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

This is a festive evening for members to gather and celebrate the second year of PASS, preview performances from the 2014–15 season, and vote on which performance to support. Membership information: 802.443.PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass

 

 

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April 4, Friday

Paul Lewis, piano

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

Over the last decade, Middlebury audiences have been treated to an in-depth study of Beethoven and Schubert piano sonatas at the brilliant hands of pianist Paul Lewis. He returns this spring with a fresh program of beloved piano works, including two Bach-Busoni chorales, Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. “Scarcely more than ten years ago, a little known Englishman called Paul Lewis made us sit up and listen to Schubert as never before. Now the pianist is a hot ticket wherever he goes”—Times of London. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the Performing Arts Series Society. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $25/20/6; PASS Members: $20/6.  Go to the Box Office>>

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Photo Aaron Kimball


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April 5, Saturday

"Finding Your Feet"

2:00-4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Join The Place of Dance authors Caryn McHose and Andrea Olsen for an experiential anatomy workshop “Finding Your Feet.” Focus includes ease of movement through alignment and orientation skills. Size limited to 30; preregister at dance@middlebury.edu

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April 5, Saturday

Fruitvale Station

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Fruitvale Station recounts the BART Police shootings in Oakland on New Year’s Day, 2009. Anchored by a “career-making performance” by Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler portrays a contemporary tragedy in his “incredibly moving and confident first feature”—Eric Kohn, indieWire. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Ryan Coogler, US, 2013, 90 minutes) Free


 

 

 

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April 5, Saturday

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Champlain Philharmonic

Jeff Rehbach, conductor

7:30 PM, Grace Congregational Church, Rutland

The 75-voice chorus and 40-piece orchestra of community musicians join together for a special concert celebrating poetry and song. The program includes a variety of masterworks scored for orchestra and chorus, including a new orchestration of Reflections of the Sky, written by Christian A. Johnson Professor of Music Peter Hamlin ’73 for the College’s bicentennial. It includes texts by Langston Hughes and Middlebury faculty members Julia Alvarez, Robert Pack, and Jay Parini. The concert will be repeated the next day in Middlebury. Tickets at the door: $15 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 students

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April 6, Sunday

Celebration/Performance:

The Place of Dance

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Middlebury College dance faculty member Andrea Olsen’s new book The Place of Dance includes 125 images and 30 interviews woven into teaching stories and informational text. The celebration features the talents and visions of ten artists from the book, including Middlebury College faculty and staff, emeriti, alumni, students, and special guests. This performance is part of a series of international events, with featured artists from various regions performing together in diverse locales. Artists in this event include dancers Christal Brown, Catherine Cabeen, Peter Schmitz, and Doug LeCours '14; emcees Alex Draper '88 and Helen Young; lighting designer Jennifer Ponder; musician/author John Elder; and dramaturg Dana Yeaton '79. Olsen will present a new dance based on seaweed, in collaboration with visual artist Josie Iselin. Seated is limited so come early! Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

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April 6, Sunday

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Champlain Philharmonic

Jeff Rehbach, conductor

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

The 75-voice chorus and 40-piece orchestra of community musicians join together for a special concert celebrating poetry and song. This program includes a variety of masterworks scored for orchestra and chorus, including a new orchestration of Reflections of the Sky, written by Christian A. Johnson Professor of Music Peter Hamlin ’73 for the College’s bicentennial. It includes texts by Langston Hughes and Middlebury faculty members Julia Alvarez, Robert Pack, and Jay Parini. The concert is also performed the previous day in Rutland. Tickets: $15/12/6.  Go to the Box Office>>

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April 9, Wednesday

Cameron Visiting Architect Lecture: William Massie

7:00 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Massie speaks about his work and the work of his students in the architecture department at the renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His work redefines architectural design by using the evolving capabilities of digital fabrication. Massie’s designs have been exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and published in numerous distinguished journals. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

 

 


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April 9, Wednesday

Heath String Quartet

Oliver Heath, violin
Cerys Jones, violin
Gary Pomeroy, viola
Christopher Murray, cello

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

Known for “passionate performances that combine technical accomplishment with interpretative flair” (The Strad), the Heath Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting and original voice on the international chamber-music scene. Middlebury hosts the quartet on their U.S. debut tour, with a preview of their Carnegie Hall debut program: Beethoven’s String Quartet op. 18 no. 6; Bartok’s second quartet, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet no. 2 in A Minor. Professor Greg Vitercik, chair of the music department, offers a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 PM in Room 125. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and an anonymous member of the Performing Arts Series Society, in honor of Paul Nelson. Reserved seating. Tickets: $20/15/6.  Go to the Box Office>>

Please note: For this event, Rehearsals Cafe will be open for beverages and light fare/desserts.  Come down before the show, stop by at intermission, or stay afterwards!  The cafe will open one hour prior to curtain.
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April 10, Thursday

Performance Now Screenings: Véronique Doisneau and A Family Finds Entertainment

7:30 PM, Axinn Center, Room 232

Two film screenings, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Performance Now, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. First is Jérôme Bel's Véronique Doisneau (32 minutes, 2009), following a 42-year-old corps de ballet dancer who is soon to retire from the Paris Opéra Ballet.  Second is Ryan Trecartin's A Family Finds Entertainment (42 minutes, 2004), the video that brought him to public view: a loose narrative involving a disturbed and disturbing black-toothed kid named Skippy (played by Trecartin.)  Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

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April 10–11, Thursday–Friday

Spring Student Symposium

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Johnson Memorial Building, and McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Middlebury College’s annual Spring Student Symposium celebrates the undergraduate research and creative efforts of the student body. The program begins with a keynote speech by writer and activist Vendela Vida '93, followed by events on Thursday evening at the Mahaney Center, and continues all day Friday with presentations, posters, open studios, and critiques at Bicentennial Hall and Johnson. Details at go.middlebury.edu/sym.

 

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April 10–12, Thursday–Saturday

A Clockwork Orange

8:30 PM on Thursday, 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, Wright Memorial Theatre

A Clockwork Orange is the story of Alex and his fellow Droogs in a dystopian world as they wreak havoc in celebration of youth, power, and freedom of choice.  But when the government response to this ultra-violence involves behavioral modification, then we must choose: Is it better to be forced to be good, or to choose to be bad?   The stage adaptation of the groundbreaking 1962 novel is written by Anthony Burgess and directed by Andrew W. Smith ’97.5. For mature audiences.  Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Post-show discussion, Friday night only: Join the cast, director, and designers after the show for a Q&A session about the production and the creative journey leading up to it. Approximate running time 2 hours, 15 minutes, with 1 intermission.  Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale March 17.  Go to the Box Office>>

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April 11, Friday

Open Studios

Johnson Memorial Building

Studio art students share their works in progress during a day of open studios and demonstrations of painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture as part of the annual Spring Student Symposium. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Works by studio art students on display in the Johnson Galleries; work by Ann Farrington-Ulrich ’13, foreground



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April 11, Friday

The Swing Express

8:00 PM, McCullough, Social Space

A performance by the Middlebury Swing Dance Club. Get transported in time as you embark on a journey through the decades, with tunes ranging from Sinatra to Bill Haley and his Comets. The Swing Club is sure to entertain you with cool tunes, snazzy moves and a lot of energy. And to top it off, all proceeds go to our local homeless shelter, Charter House! Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students (all ages). Buy tickets online>>



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April 12, Saturday

Theatre Auditions for Middlebury Students

1:00-5:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

The Theatre Program invites all Middlebury College students to audition for two faculty-directed productions to be presented in fall 2014. Mendel, Inc by David Freedman, to be directed by Richard Romagnoli, is an affectionate comedy of Jewish family life, straight from its 1922 Broadway debut. This production celebrates Hillel’s 6oth anniversary at Middlebury. Snoo Wilson’s Vampire, to be directed by Cheryl Faraone, is a surreal, centuries-spanning fantasy about oppression, with lots of bawdy jokes. Details at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/thea/news/auds or email skearns@middlebury.edu.


 

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April 12, Saturday

Lore

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

As the Allies arrive in 1945 Germany, five siblings trek from their southwestern home to north Germany in search of refuge. Lore (played by Saskia Rosendahl), the eldest at just 14, bravely leads her brothers and sisters on a harrowing journey, encountering good and bad alike, in a film “overflowing with such poetic visual touches, conjuring up a fairytale landscape of long shadows, wafting curtains and waving fronds”—Xan Brooks, The Guardian. In German with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Holocaust Film Fund. (Cate Shortland, Germany/Australia/UK 2012, 109 minutes) Free



 
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April 12, Saturday

Beauty and the Baritone

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

Erica Furgiuele ’15 and Mike McCann '15, accompanied by pianists Sadie Danforth-Brightman and Cynthia Huard, perform an evening of songs ranging from classical opera to musical theatre. This concert is the culmination of their independent projects in vocal technique and repertoire this semester and includes such composers as Henry Purcell, John Musto and George Gershwin. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

 

 
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April 13, Sunday

Boghos Taslakjian '17, Flute

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

With Affiliate Artist Cynthia Huard, piano. Donations at the door for Charter House.



 
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April 13, Sunday

Kill Your Darlings

Q&A with Filmmaker Christine Vachon

7:30 PM, Dana Auditorium

Screening of the 2013 drama Kill Your Darlings, followed by a Q&A with Christine Vachon, award-winning independent film producer and founder of Killer Films. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture. Free





 

 
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April 14, Monday

Middlebury Wind Ensemble

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

The Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble, also known as "Midd Winds," is a community band made up of area students and community members including Middlebury College alumni and staff. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


 


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April 16, Wednesday

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

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

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination, and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched. In high demand year after year among chamber music audiences worldwide, the duo has appeared each season at the most prestigious venues and concert series across the United States and around the world to unanimous critical acclaim. For thirty-four years, David Finckel served as cellist of the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet. David Finckel and Wu Han’s wide-ranging musical innovations include the launch of ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalogue of sixteen albums has won widespread critical acclaim. The duo will play a program entitled "Russian Reflections," featuring works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Scriabin, and Rachmaninov. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Tickets: $25/20/6. *Tickets purchased for the Christianne Stotijn concert originally scheduled for this date/time will be honored. Buy tickets>>

Please note: For this event, Rehearsals Cafe will be open for beverages and light fare/desserts.  Come down before the show, stop by at intermission, or stay afterwards!  The cafe will open one hour prior to curtain.

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Photo Tristan Cook

 


 
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April 16, Wednesday

Christianne Stotijn, mezzo soprano
Rick Stotijn, bass
Joseph Breinl, piano

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

  ***Unfortunately, Ms. Stotijn and her fellow musicians are not able to appear. See details above for a newly-arranged concert to take place at the same date/time/place. Tickets purchased for the Stotijn concert will be honored at the new concert.

Left photos by Marco Borggreve, right photo by Melanie Paul

 

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April 17, Thursday

Guerilla Girl Frida Kahlo Brings Life to Museum Exhibition

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo will bring to life the exhibition on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art: Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action. Sponsored by the Museum of Art; Student Friends of the Art Museum; the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program; Department of History of Art and Architecture; Director of the Arts; and Academic Affairs. Reception before and after the talk. Free

 

 

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April 17, Thursday

Performance Now Screenings: ¿Quién Puede Borrar las Huellas? [Who can erase the  traces?]Ukungenisa, and Situations

7:30 PM, Axinn Center, Room 232

Three film screenings, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Performance Now, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. First is Regina José Galindo's ¿Quién Puede Borrar las Huellas? [Who can erase the traces?] (38 minutes, 2003), in which a young woman in a black dress walks barefoot through the streets of Guatemala City, leaving footprints of blood to invoke the spirits of thousands of victims of civil war. Next is Nandipha Mntambo’s Ukungenisa (2 minutes, 30 seconds; 2003), described by the Stevenson Gallery as “the mental and physical preparation for a fight, and the opening of a path to allow something to happen.” The last film is Claire Fontaine's Situations (35 minutes, 2011), a droll series of lessons on self-defense. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

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April 17-19, Thursday-Saturday

RENT

8:00 PM, Town Hall Theater

The Middlebury College Musical Players present RENT, the story of a group of friends living the Bohemian life in NYC. Directed by Jack DesBois '15. Music direction by York Kitajima '15. RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Tickets: $12/10/6. Go to the Box Office>>

 

 

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April 18, Friday

Glockabelle

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

Annabelle Cazes ’06, an experimental musician and composer based in NYC, performs as Glockabelle. She attended the École Normale de Musique de Paris and graduated as a certified concert pianist. Soon thereafter, Glockabelle was introduced to her first Casio VL-tone (a keyboard calculator) and began adapting her classical repertoire to its tiny keys. She would transform her second signature instrument, the glockenspiel, by using thimbles to create sounds which are both rhythmic and whimsical. In 2008, Glockabelle toured with the Fiery Furnaces, an indie rock group from NYC, on a tour which culminated at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. She has recorded four EPs using her Casios, glockenspiel, typewriter, and voice. “…we have never seen a glockenspiel played in this manner: not with sticks, but with thimbles on fingertips. That can make for more simultaneous notes. More busy metallic pling.”—New York Times. Her Middlebury performance will also feature Ethan Snyder on drums. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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April 19, Saturday

No

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Winner of the Art Cinema Award at the 2012 Cannes Festival, No dramatizes the historical events of political turmoil in late-1980s Chile. When military dictator Augusto Pinochet is pressured into a referendum in 1988, up-and-comer René Saavedra leads the advertising plan for the opposing left, devising the notorious and powerful “No” campaign. “A cunning and richly enjoyable combination of high-stakes drama and media satire”—Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series(Pablo Larraín, Chile/US/France/Mexico, 2012, 118 minutes) Free

 

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*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE
April 25, Friday

Middlebury Bach Festival Opening Concert:
Sophie Shao, cello
Soovin Kim, violin

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

Exquisite chamber musician and cellist Sophie Shao returns to Middlebury to play as we’ve never heard her before—unaccompanied—performing Bach’s first and sixth solo cello suites. NEW: Unfortunately violinist Frank Huang, originally scheduled to share this concert, will not be able to appear. In his place, Ms. Shao has invited the esteemed violinist Soovin Kim, winner of the Paganini Competition, an Avery Fischer career grant recipient, and Artistic Director of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Kim will play Bach’s third violin sonata, and the second partita, which concludes with the great Chaconne. Associate Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin offers a pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM in Room 221. Stay for a reception after the performance. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series, Middlebury Bach Festival, and Office of the President. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $25/20/6.  Go to the Box Office>>

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Photo of Sophie Shao by Christian Steiner; photo of Soovin Kim by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco



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April 26, Saturday

Middlebury Bach Festival

Activities all day starting at 10:00 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts and various locations

The fourth annual Middlebury Bach Festival will take place April 25–27, 2014, featuring world-renowned Bach scholar Christoph Wolff on his second visit to the Festival. Wolff joins students, affiliate artists, faculty, and professional musicians from Vermont and greater New England for this popular festival celebrating the music and influence of Johann Sebastian Bach. Saturday's all-day activities include free interest sessions at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, a carillon concert by George Matthew Jr. at Mead Chapel, a guitar performance by Eric Despard at 51 Main, and more. Full details at http://go.middlebury.edu/bachfest.



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April 26, Saturday

Elena

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Festival, Elena is a triumphant return for director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, The Banishment). In Moscow, Elena and Vladimir are an older couple from different social backgrounds: he is a wealthy businessman, while she comes from a more modest, working-class background. When Vladimir suffers a heart attack, Elena enacts a daring plan to save her family’s future. “Zvyagintsev spins a taut, engrossing yarn about a coveted inheritance, cruel class differences and quietly monstrous misdeeds”—Justin Chang, Variety. In Russian with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Department of Russian(Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2011, 109 minutes) Free

 

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April 26, Saturday

Bach Festival Concert

8:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

The fourth-annual Middlebury Bach Festival Concert features J. S. Bach’s Ascension Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and C. P. E. Bach’s Easter Cantata in this, his 300th-anniversary year. Guests include Bach Scholar Christoph Wolff and violinist Katherine Winterstein. The Middlebury College Choir and Festival Orchestra perform under the direction of Jeffrey Buettner. Tickets: $12/$10; on sale September 3 to PASS members; September 9 for Middlebury College ID card holders; and September 16 for the general public; Middlebury College students free with ID.  Go to the Box Office>>

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Photo Brett Simison

 

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April 27, Sunday

Bach Festival: Preview Concert for the College Choir’s Europe Tour

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Come hear the Middlebury College Choir as the singers prepare to embark on a tour of Europe, to Bach’s homeland, in June 2014. For further information on the Bach Festival, visit go.middlebury.edu/bachfest. Free

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Photo Brett Simison

 

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April 28, Monday

Whistling as Instrumental Music: Chamber pieces from the Early 20th Century

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

Featuring Yuki Takeda '14 (whistling) and Shannia Fu '17 (piano). Working closely with Department of Music faculty member Fusun Koksal, international award winning whistler Takeda explores the potentials and limitations of whistling as an instrument for classical music through the interpretation of works written for oboe, violin, flute, and recorder by Saint-Saens, Ibert, Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Poulenc, and other modern composers. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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April 30, Wednesday

African Music and Dance Ensemble

V. Josselyne Price, director

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

With special guests Eli Wolasi, Christal Brown, and students from DANC 0163. This end-of-semester concert features a wide range of West African and Caribbean instrumental, vocal, and dance repertoire. Students perform on West African drums, bells, and rattles, and will perform a repertoire of Diasporic social, historical and religious music and dance. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Please note: For this event, Rehearsals Cafe will be open for beverages and light fare/desserts.  Come down before the show, stop by at intermission, or stay afterwards!  The cafe will open one hour prior to curtain.
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April 30–May 3, Wednesday–Saturday

In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)

7:30 PM each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

From his 1880s parlor and consulting room, Dr. Givings specializes in treating women for “hysteria” with the help of the latest technology: the electric vibrator. When a new patient piques Mrs. Givings's curiosity about the groundbreaking treatment ministered in the next room, she is forced to confront the limits of her marriage and to listen to the music of her own body. An elegant comedy lit by unexpected sparks from the approaching era of electricity, psychoanalysis, and suffragettes, In the Next Room confirms Sarah Ruhl’s status as one of the most imaginative contemporary American playwrights. Directed by Cláudio Medeiros ’90. For mature audiences. Post-show discussion Friday evening. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. For mature audiences. Post-show discussion, Friday night only: Join the cast, director, and designers after the show for a Q&A session about the production and the creative journey leading up to it. Approximate running time 2 hours, 15 minutes, with 1 intermission. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale April 14. Go to the Box Office>>

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Please note: For this event, Rehearsals Cafe will be open for beverages and light fare/desserts.  Come down before the show, stop by at intermission, or stay afterwards!  The cafe will open one hour prior to curtain.

Pictured: Poster design by Cheshire Isaacs for the world premiere production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, January 2009

 

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