Middlebury

rust-and-bone3
March 1, Saturday

Rust and Bone

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

An unemployed, single father develops a special bond with a whale trainer after she suffers a terrible accident. Director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Read My Lips) creates an effective and devastating portrayal of what it means to be damaged and then to heal. Set on the Côte d’Azur in southern France, the film balances beauty and tragedy, creating a melodrama in which “the principal characters are at war with themselves, each other and the cruelty of the world”—A. O. Scott, New York Times. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the French Department. (Jacques Audiard, France/Belgium, 2012, 120 minutes) Free

josephwpolisi_cred_christiansteiner2
March 1, Saturday

Joseph Polisi:

The Arts, Education, and the Human Experience

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Dr. Joseph Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, will visit Middlebury to deliver the public lecture "The Arts, Education, and the Human Experience." Polisi was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Middlebury in 2010. His speech will be given in conjunction with the College’s dedication of a new Steinway concert grand piano, given by the Rothrock Family in honor of Jessica and Ron Liebowitz. Free

 

piano_alone
March 1, Saturday

Piano Dedication Event

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

Middlebury College celebrates the dedication of a new Steinway concert grand piano, given by the Rothrock Family in honor of Jessica and Ron Liebowitz. The evening includes classical and jazz piano performances by members of the Middlebury College community: Cameron Toh ’17, Shannia Fu ’17, David Heschel Liebowitz, Gwendolyn Toth ’77, Felix Klos ’14 with Dick Forman, and Nathaniel Rothrock ’12.5 with Jeff Buettner.  The event will also include the screening of the new video “Selecting a Steinway” by Stephen Diehl and Matt Lennon ’13. A reception will follow the performances. Free, but tickets are required. 

cynthiahuard2011
*CANCELED
March 2, Sunday

Cynthia Huard, piano*

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

A “solo favorites” concert of variations from Bach to Mendelssohn. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

music
* CANCELED
March 2, Sunday

Boghos Taslakjian '17, Flute

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

Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

heatherdewey-hagsbourglecture03-04-2014
March 4, Tuesday

Cameron Visiting Artist Lecture: Heather Dewey-Hagborg

4:30PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an interdisciplinary artist, programmer, and educator who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. Traversing media ranging from algorithms to DNA, her work seeks to question fundamental assumptions underpinning perceptions of human nature, technology, and the environment. Examining culture through the lens of information, Heather creates situations and objects embodying concepts: probes for reflection and discussion. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art  and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund.

Pictured: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Stranger Vision

 

clifford_owens_headshot
*Postponed—please check back for details on a reschedule date.
March 4, Tuesday

Clifford Owens Lecture

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Clifford Owens, whose provocative work is included in the museum’s exhibit Performance Now, presents a performance-based lecture that will engage the public, in the lobby spaces of the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Dance Program, Director of the Arts, Program in Studio Art, and the Friends of the Art Museum. Free

 

davidsandlinlecture03-05-2014
March 5, Wednesday

Cameron Visiting Artist Lecture: David Sandlin

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

David Sandlin is a Northern Ireland-born, American artist. His drawings, prints, paintings, and installations are in private and public collections worldwide, and his limited-edition artist's books are in the collections of several prominent libraries, including those of the Museum of Modern Art and New York University and the Library of Congress. Since Sandlin began his professional career as an artist in the 1980s, visual narrative has been a core component of his work. In addition to painting and printmaking, he has also produced several series of artist's books including A Sinner's Progress, an eight-volume opus comprised of large-scale, hand-silkscreened books, as well as a newsprint broadside and two books published by Fantagraphics. Sandlin is also well known for his illustration work for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and other periodicals. His comics have been published in many anthologies, including Raw, Hotwire, and The Best American Comics 2009 and 2012. He lives and works in New York City. Sandlin has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 1982. While on campus, Sandlin will create a suite of prints with Visiting Instructor Michael Jordan and students enrolled in Scratching the Surface: Intaglio Printmaking. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund.

Pictured: David Sandlin, Gone, Gone

 

blackfigureredfigure-broucke_lecture_030614_eye_cup
*NEW LOCATION!
March 6, Thursday

Black Figure, Red Figure—Go Figure! Ancient Greek Pottery at Middlebury

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre*

Illustrated lecture by Pieter Broucke, director of the arts and associate curator of ancient art: Middlebury’s collection of Greek pottery started in 1944, when Middlebury alumnus K. S. Twitchell donated some Cypriot vases to the College. In 1969, the first item that the Friends of the Art Museum acquired was a Late-Archaic black-figure lekythos. Since then, the museum’s Greek pottery holdings have developed into a cohesive teaching collection from which the history and techniques of Greek pottery, ancient iconography, the methodology of attribution, and ethics in collecting can be studied firsthand. Free

Pictured: Attic Black-Figured Eye Cup, Greek, c. 510 B.C.E., attributed to the Group of Walters 48.42, terracotta, dia. 11 5/8 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund and the Memorial Art Fund, 2012.001

 

fromuponpoppyhill
March 8, Saturday

From Up on Poppy Hill

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Director Goro Miyazaki, son of renowned animation director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle), creates a story of admirable perseverance set in 1963 Yokohoma. Umi, a 16-year-old student, joins hands with male classmate Shun in order to preserve their rundown school clubhouse. With a “tender voice, captivating atmosphere and painterly visuals,” From Up on Poppy Hill is gently melancholic”—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. In Japanese with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series.(Goro Miyazaki, Japan, 2011, 91 minutes) Free

 

eveningofsongsandarias-orscenesandsongs-mollyokeefe12.5
March 8, Saturday

An Evening of Songs and Arias

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

A select group of students from the Department of Music presents a variety of songs, duets, and arias that range from the Baroque era to the present. Free

 

Pictured: Molly O’Keefe ’12.5, photo Brett Simison

 

 

julianneweiboldt14
March 9, Sunday

Julianne Wieboldt '14, soprano

with Annemieke Spoelstra, piano

4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Soprano Julianne Wieboldt performs an afternoon of songs and arias by Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, Haydn, Duke, and others for her senior recital. Also featuring Mike McCann '15, Mike Hendrickson '14, and Joelle Mendoza Etchart '15. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

 

thesunisnotsocentral-michael_cherney_lecture_031014
March 10, Monday

The Sun Is Not So Central

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Michael Cherney presents an illustrated lecture about his artistic process as a photographer, calligrapher, and book artist. His art combines photography with the subject matter, aesthetics, materials, and formats traditionally associated with classical Chinese painting. In addition to an overview of his artistic process and recent works, he guides the audience through viewing several handscrolls, albums, and other works. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Program in Environmental Studies, Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, and Department of Chinese. Free

Pictured: Michael Cherney, The Northern Song Spirit Road, S2, photograph from the series Bounded by Mountains, 2005


taikoza2
March 11, Tuesday

Taikoza Japanese Music Ensemble

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

A performance/lecture featuring taiko drumming/percussion, as well as the shakuhachi flute, shinobue flute, noh theater flute, and koto zither. The presentation is an introduction to Japanese music and culture. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

***CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.
eliasquartet3-cred-aaronkimball.jpg
March 12, Wednesday 
Lecture/Demonstration: The Beethoven Project

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The Elias String Quartet launched their Beethoven Project in February 2011, as they began their journey to perform all of Beethoven’s string quartets and record them live at Wigmore Hall in London. They share their experiences and insights about the two quartets to be performed at Middlebury the following evening. Residency activities are made possible by the Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts. Free

***Due to Winter Storm Vulcan’s effects on travel throughout the northeast, the Elias String Quartet’s lecture-demonstration, planned for Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 P.M., has been canceled. However, the Quartet’s formal concert on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 P.M. is still planned to go on as scheduled at the Concert Hall of the Mahaney Center for the Arts. As the weather develops, patrons may check the website http://www.middlebury.edu/arts or call 802.443.MIDD (6433) for updates.

 

scratchingthesurface-intaglioprints-yasminamuslemany14
March 12, Wednesday (through March 19)

Scratching the Surface: Intaglio Printmaking

Johnson Memorial Building

Students present their new work from Michael Jordan’s class ART 315: Scratching the Surface. The class explores traditional and contemporary methods of intaglio printmaking. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Yasmina Mohamed Muslemany ’14, à la poupée, two-color etching, roulette and aquatint on mulberry paper, 12 x 15 inches

 

 

eliasquartet2-cred-benjamin_ealovega_
 
March 13, Thursday

Elias String Quartet

Sara Bitlloch, violin
Donald Grant, violin
Martin Saving, viola
Marie Bitlloch, cello

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

The Elias String Quartet quickly established itself as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of its generation, accumulating accolades at every turn. Middlebury hosted the group’s Vermont debut in spring 2012, two days before a sold-out Carnegie debut, which the New York Times characterized as “excellent . . . particularly memorable.” Here, the quartet plays Beethoven’s Quartet no. 4 in C minor, and his second “Razumovsky” quartet, as well as Kurtag’s Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky. See associated event March 12. 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 Benjamin Ealovega

 

performancenowfilms-afamilyfindsentertainment
March 13, Thursday

Performance Now Screenings: A Family Finds Entertainment, Hermitos Children, and Ukungenisa

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 up is Ryan Trecartin’s A Family Finds Entertainment (2004), the loose narrative about a disturbing black-toothed kid named Skippy (42 minutes). Next is Spartacus Chetwynd’s Hermitos Children (2009), a bonkers ride into a zone where trash television meets raunchy underground culture. Contains material for mature audiences (30 minutes). The last film is Nandipha Mntambo’s Ukungenisa, 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” (2 minutes, 30 seconds). Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

 

 

catherine_cabeenkanemathis_in_segments-phototimsummers
March 14, Friday

Embodied Experience: Creating / Witnessing / Dancing

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Catherine Cabeen, visiting assistant professor of dance, addresses the separation between art history and dance history as an arbitrary boundary. She explores the intersection of post-modern dance and body-based performance art in this lecture and performance in the museum galleries. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Presented as part of the series Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art. 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

Pictured: Catherine Cabeen and Kane Mathis in Segments, photo Tim Summers

 

middleburycollegeorchestra-photobrettsimison_1
***Canceled***
March 14, Friday

Middlebury College Orchestra Spring Concert

Andrew Massey, conductor

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

The orchestra’s major spring performance features the winner of this year’s Alan and Joyce Beucher Concerto Competition as soloist. Andrew Massey conducts the winning performance, as well as other works for orchestra. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free ***This concert has been canceled.

Photo Brett Simison

 

sb_quilt3
March 15, Saturday

Middlebury College Staff Arts/Crafts Exhibition

1:00-4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Browse and enjoy works of art and craft created by Middlebury College staff members. Exhibitors will include Maura Clancy with handmade baskets; Cheryl Burnham and Arabella Holzapfel with hand-knit and beaded items; Wayne Darling with rustic furniture; Sandy Bonomo with quilts; and Amy Holbrook, Jonathan Dow, and EJ Bartlett with visual works. Wine, beer, and appetizers will be served. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Staff Council and the Office of the President of Middlebury College. Free

Pictured: quilt by Sandy Bonomo

 

holymotors
March 15, Saturday

Holy Motors

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

After a 13-year hiatus from feature-length films, director Leos Carax (Boy Meets Girl, The Lovers on the Bridge) makes his return with Holy Motors, a fantastical film about the adventures of eccentric actor Monsieur Oscar. “These images and sounds that reveal the mind in matter and the soul . . . suggest Carax’s ultimate definition of the cinema, and it’s one of the best and grandest that a movie has ever offered”—Richard Brody, New Yorker. In French and Chinese with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Leos Carax, France/Germany, 2012, 115 minutes) Free


judithtick
March 15, Saturday

Girl Talk from a Female Musicologist on Women's History in Classical Music:  Judith Tick

6:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Judith Tick, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Music at Northeastern University, is a specialist in American music, music history, twentieth century music, and women's history. She is co-editor with Jane Bowers of the anthology Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition 1150-1950 (1986), a pioneering work in its field, and the author of American Women Composers Before 1870 (1983), as well as the biography Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer’s Search for American Music (1997), which won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. She comes to Middlebury to give a pre-concert lecture for the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble's 8:00 PM concert honoring International Women's Day (observed on March 8). Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

vcme-photoglennmoody
March 15, Saturday

International Women’s Day Concert:
Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble

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

The VCME performs music by contemporary women composers, in observance of International Women’s Day (March 8). The program includes: Sungji Hong’s Sweetness of Stars for solo flute; Mary Montgomery Koppel’s Prelude No. 1 for solo piano; Füsun Köksal’s Shiftings for bass clarinet and percussion; Eve Beglarian’s Spherical Music for marimba and tape; Marta Ptaszynska’s Graffito for solo marimba; Shulamit Ran’s Three Scenes for solo clarinet; Su Lian Tan’s Orfeo in Asia for solo piano; and Amy Williams’s First Lines for flute and piano. Pre-concert lecture by Professor Judith Tick of Northeastern University at 6:30 PM in Room 221. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Glenn Moody


timcummings4
March 16, Sunday

Timothy Cummings and Guests

4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Taking up the baton from François “O’Clemmons,” Affiliate Artist Timothy Cummings shares traditional dance tunes from Ireland and Scotland on a variety of pipes and whistles. Several guest artists, including Pete Sutherland (fiddle, guitar, banjo) and Dominique Dodge (harp, song) join in this celebration of the rich heritage from “across the pond.” Sponsored by the Department of Music. Approximate running time: 80 minutes, no intermission. Free

Photo Ryan MacDonald

 

andres_photo-cropped
March 17, Monday

Glenn Andres: Observing Vermont Architecture

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Back by popular demand, Professor of History of Art and Architecture Glenn Andres reprises his earlier talks that drew over-capacity crowds. Andres speaks about the current museum exhibition Observing Vermont Architecture, surveying buildings both grand and humble, designed by laymen as well as prominent state and national architects. The museum will be open from 3:00-7:00 PM so that visitors may enjoy the exhibition before or after the lecture. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Architecture Table. Free

 

teahouse2014image
March 17, Tuesday (through March 20)

What If We Have a Tea House?

Axinn Center Lobby

An architectural design exhibition by students in the intermediate architectural studio from spring 2013. Presentation and reception on Thursday March 20 from 4:40-6:30 PM, including behind-the-scenes stories from students; an introduction to matcha, powdered green tea; and a tasting of authentic Japanese tea from Stone Leaf Teahouse. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Japanese Studies Program. Free

 

 

social-spatialfabric-lopezbarrera-lecture
March 18, Tuesday

Social-Spatial Fabric: Exploring Urban-Rural Connections

Silvina Lopez-Barrera

4:30 PM, Johnson Building, Room 304

Silvina Lopez-Barrera, Lecturer at Iowa State University, gives a public lecture hosted by the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Free

 

electronic_music
March 19, Wednesday

Experimental Electronic Music

4:00-8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Guest Artist Sandy Nordahl is a versatile musician, video artist, electronic musician, and recording engineer. He is visiting Middlebury for a brief residency during the week of March 17. Along with Middlebury student Nick Smaller '14 and Middlebury music professor Peter Hamlin '73, Nordahl will offer a hands-on demo of some experimental electronic music techniques that today's composers are exploring. The public is invited to drop by any time between 4:00-8:00 PM for live demonstrations, opportunities to try things out, and a chance to ask questions. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

clifford_owens_headshot

*RESCHEDULED from March 4

March 19, Wednesday

Performance Now: Clifford Owens

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Illustrated Lecture by performance artist Clifford Owens, whose provocative performance art is included in the museum’s exhibit Performance Now. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, the Dance Program, the Director of the Arts, and the Program in Studio Art. Free

 

sdf_2013_-_scotty_hardwig_1
March 20, Thursday

Scotty Hardwig: Lecture/ Presentation

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

Lecture/Visiting Artist-in-Residence Scotty Hardwig is an active freelance artist and performer both domestically and internationally, with a basis in installation art, screendance, performance improvisation, and digitally infused stage work. He is dedicated to teaching dance as a form of community outreach and believes movement has the power to change lives and to fight against social inequity and prejudice. Hardwig is a guest instructor for Movement and Media, taught by Christal Brown. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

 

teahouse2014image
March 20, Thursday

Presentation and Reception: What If We Have a Tea House?

4:40 -6:30 PM, Axinn Center Lobby

A presentation and reception for the architectural design exhibition by students in the intermediate architectural studio, including behind-the-scenes stories from students; an introduction to matcha, powdered green tea; and a tasting of authentic Japanese tea from Stone Leaf Teahouse. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Japanese Studies Program. Free

 

performancenowfilms-ifeelyourpain
March 20, Thursday

Performance Now Screenings: I Feel Your Pain and Ukungenisa

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 Liz Magic Laser’s I Feel Your Pain (2011); video documentation from Performa 11 Commission, 80 minutes; courtesy of the artist and Derek Eller Gallery. Next is Ukungenisa by Nandipha Mntambo (2008); digital video, sound; 2 minutes, 30 seconds; courtesy of the artist and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

 

coffeecup2
March 31, Monday

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!

 

 Go to April events>>