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May 1-3, Thursday-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. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale April 14. *additional performance April 30.

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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May 2, Friday

Miles Donahue Quintet

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

Affiliate Artist Miles Donahue leads this ensemble featuring Jerry Bergonzi (formerly of the Dave Brubeck quartet) on saxophone and Alain Mallet (formerly with Paul Simon) on piano. Free CD to all who attend! 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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May 2–3, Friday–Saturday

Senior Thesis Concert: Hai Do ’14, Rachel Nuñez ’14, Cameron McKinney ’14, Jill Moshman ’14

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

Four seniors present a lively evening of original work that demonstrates the power of contemporary dance to communicate diverse ideas. Do investigates traditional Vietnamese dance and culture—how does it impact him as a dancer? Nuñez explores the junction of the social and physical aspects of dancing bodies. McKinney engages the dialogue between hip-hop, modern dance, and traditional Japanese movement; Moshman deploys her study of psychology to discover how physical memory informs her choreographic work. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale April 14.

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 clockwise from top left: Cameron McKinney ’14, Rachel Nuñez ’14, Hai Do ’14, Jill Moshman ’14; photo Alan Kimara Dixon

 
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May 3, Saturday

Beyond the Hills

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

The third feature film from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, Beyond the Hills draws on real-life events for two young women in modern-day Romania. Voichita lives in a convent, where she is visited by her lifelong friend and lover, Alina. Voichita must reconcile her newfound love of God with her fidelity to Alina. “Chilling, bizarre, and mysterious . . . a directionless, hopeless world”—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. In Romanian with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium 2012, 150 minutes) Free

 
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May 3, Saturday

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

Dick Forman, director

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

The College’s big band swings into spring with a concert that’s sure to set toes tapping and fingers snapping. There might just be dancing in the aisles! 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.

Photo Brett Simison

 

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May 4, Sunday

Natasha Koval Paden, piano

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

Affiliate artist Natasha Koval Paden delights the audience with a program of Russian music, to be performed on the College's new Steinway concert grand piano. Well known to Vermont audiences, Koval Paden brings considerable performing experience to the concert stage. Raised and trained in Ukraine, she has concertized extensively in Japan, Honduras and England, and was visiting artist-in-residence at Wolfson College, Oxford. She has been involved with several international causes, including the Vermont/Honduras Partners of the Americas, and has given many benefit concerts to assist organizations, here and abroad, that are working to improve social, economic and educational conditions. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 4, Sunday

Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting and Supper

5:30 PM, Kirk Alumni Center

Members of Friends of the Art Museum and invited guests gather to celebrate the year in review, welcome incoming officers and trustees, and present awards for distinction in the visual arts. Membership information: 802.443.2309 or museum.middlebury.edu

 

 

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May 4, Sunday

An Evening of Chamber Music

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

Music by Brahms, Corelli, Haydn, Schubert, and others, featuring a 50thanniversary performance of Terry Riley’s minimalist landmark In C (1964), all performed by students in MUSC 240, Performing Chamber Music, and friends. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

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May 4, Sunday

Vermont Choral Union and the Middlebury College Community Chorus

Jeff Rehbach, conductor

7:30 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

The 35-member Choral Union makes a special appearance in Middlebury alongside Middlebury's College Community Chorus. The Chorus offers favorite works by Lauridsen and Gjeilo from past concerts. The Choral Union sings classic Renaissance sacred works; music by Brahms, Randall Thompson and Edward Elgar; Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs; and the premiere of Ave Verum Corpus by Vermont composer Dennis Báthory-Kitsz.  Tickets: $15/10 (sold at the door); Middlebury College students free with ID.

 

 

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May 6, Tuesday

Spring Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

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

This annual spring recital is a showcase for some of Middlebury College’s most talented piano students. Join us for an evening of beautiful music. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

 
 
 
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May 7, Wednesday

Taking Flight

4:30 PM, 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 Visiting Professor Katie Martin. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

 

 

 

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May 8, Thursday

Student Dance Performance
From Africa to the Americas

11:30 AM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Students in Christal Brown's spring term class, From Africa to the Americas, perform traditional works from Guinea taught by guest artist Simbo Camara and contemporary choreography that incorporates styles from West Africa and Central and South America. This course emphasizes the influence of traditions from the African Diaspora on contemporary modern dance and American culture. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

 

 

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May 8, Thursday

Movement and Media: Informal Showing

Interactive installation tour begins at 4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre Rear/Hallway Entrance

The students of Christal Brown’s spring Movement and Media class present an interactive installation tour in the Mahaney Center for the Arts, featuring works by Daniel Andrada ’15, Christian Bonaventura ’15, Hai Do ’14, Aoife Duna ’16.5, Vladimir Kremenovic ’17, and Douglas LeCours ’15. The tour begins near the Dance Theatre rear/hallway entrance and continues at different sites within the building. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free 

Pictured: "Adapting for Distortion," choreographer Hiroaki Umeda

 

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May 8, Thursday

Jazz Showcase

8:00-10:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Some of the College’s top jazz instrumentalists and singers will present selections from their term’s work. It’s a celebration of the music that’s been called America’s National Treasure. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 9-11, Friday-Sunday

The Hangman

8:00 & 10:30 PM Friday; 2:00 PM Saturday, and 8:00 PM Sunday; Hepburn Zoo

Connor is a dead man, stuck among the living. When his suicide produces unexpected consequences, he finds himself thrust into a world of farcical self-discovery, sexual revelation, and blathering Buddhism. Romances ignite, ideologies crumble, and  dietary restrictions prevail in this wild, fast-paced dark comedy. Senior 700 playwriting work of Jake Schwartzwald '14. Sponsored by the Hepburn Zoo and the Theatre Program. An independent Zoo show. Tickets: $4; on sale April 21.

 

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May 10, Saturday

Tabu

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Ranked by Sight & Sound as the number two movie of 2012, Miguel Gomes’s Tabu centers on Aurora, a garrulous, superstitious, and troubled 80-year-old living in Lisbon. When she decides to track down a man with a secret connection to her past, the action shifts 50 years earlier to Africa, shortly before the Portuguese Colonial War. “If you have the patience to watch this film develop and unfold, like some bizarre night-blooming orchid, what you’ll see is not just the last movie released in 2012, but possibly the most original of them all”—Andrew O’Hehir, Salon. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free

 

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May 10, Saturday

Scenes and Songs

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

Music department student vocalists present a lively sampling of musical theatre from opera to Broadway. Free

Pictured: Sumire Doi '13, photo Brett Simison

 

 

 

 

 

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May 11, Sunday

Viktoria Grigoreva, violin

with Diana Fanning, piano, and Dieuwke Davydov, cello

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

Violinist Viktoria Grigoreva joins pianist Diana Fanning and cellist Dieuwke Davydov in a concert of chamber music by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, and Franck. Grigoreva is a leading violin professor at the Royal College of Music (London), Director of the Jersey International Masterclass Courses, and Director of the Tsukanov Family Foundation in the UK. She is an active performer and gives frequent masterclasses all over Europe. Many of her students are prize winners of international competitions and scholars in leading European conservatoires. Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Department of Music, the Department of Russian, and Cook Commons. Free

 

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May 12, Monday

Violin Master Class with Viktoria Grigoreva

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Violinist Viktoria Grigoreva conducts a master class for violin students from the college and community, with the assistance of pianist Cynthia Huard.  Professor Grigoreva teaches at the Royal College of Music in London and is much in demand worldwide as a teacher and performer. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

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May 12, Monday

The Original Works of Vanda Gaidamovic ‘14

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

Vanda Gaidamovic ’14 presents three original compositions: two string quartets, as well as her senior work Spitsbergen Fantasia scored for a small chamber orchestra and based on a tale by H. C. Andersen. Senior recital sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 12, Monday

Things That Are Broken

8:45 PM (or immediately following the performance in the Concert Hall), Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Things That Are Broken is the history of a hometown, presented through text and live music, featuring Taylor Bickford '14 (guitar), Brian Parker '14 (bass), Felix Klos '14 (piano), and McKay Sheftall '14 (narration). A presentation of Bickford's senior work in music and creative writing. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 13, Tuesday

If words tire you, what will noises do.

5:00-8:00 PM, Coltrane Lounge

 "Come, and hear how I feel about you.  I won’t be speaking, but I’ll be loud." Senior music and sound installation work of Nick Smaller '14. Also on Wednesday May 14 from 11:00 PM-1:00 AM. (Students: catch it on your way in or out of Midnight Breakfast!) Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

 

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May 23, Friday

Senior Week Choral Concert

Jeffrey Buettner, conductor

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

This performance celebrates Middlebury’s graduating choral musicians with selections of their favorite repertoire of the past four years, from national and international tours, festivals, and collaborative concerts. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Brett Simison

 

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May 23, Friday (through August 10)

Life’s a Beach

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Johnson Gallery

Magnum photographer Martin Parr is renowned for capturing people in their own private comfort zones and introducing them, in all their quirky eccentricity, to a global audience. This extensive series of photographs shot on beaches around the world offers an engaging and vivid social commentary about the vast variety of human behavior that can be found anywhere under the sun. This exhibition is organized by the Aperture Foundation, New York. At Middlebury, it is supported by funds from the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Foundation. Free

Pictured: Martin Parr, Margate, UK, 1986, gelatin silver print, 20 x 24.7 inches. Courtesy of the artist and the Aperture Foundation, New York.

 

 

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