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November 1, Friday

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

8:00 - 11:00 PM, 51 Main

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble is the College’s swingin’ big band, featuring great musicians playing the music that’s been called 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! Free

 
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November 2, Saturday

Blancanieves

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Shot in black and white without spoken dialogue, Blancanieves puts a twist on the all-too- familiar tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. This second feature film from director Pablo Berger (Torremolinos 73) is also an homage to cinema of the past. Complete with intertitles and an evocative score, Blancanieves is “as exciting, in many of the same ways, as the greatest traditional silent masterpieces by Dreyer, Pabst or Murnau.”—Roger Ebert. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Pablo Berger, Spain/ France/Belgium, 2012, 104 minutes) Free

 

 
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November 2, Saturday

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

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

At the annual signature event of Friends of the Art 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

 
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November 2, Saturday

Affiliate Artist 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

Photo Brett Simison


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November 6, Wednesday

Spring 2014 Theatre Program Open Auditions

6:45 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 232

Open to all Middlebury College students. Monologues and more information available at go/theatre.

 

 

 

 

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November 6, Wednesday

Mike Hendrickson ’14, violin and Cynthia Huard, piano

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

Free

 

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November 7, Thursday

Vito Acconci: From Words Through Action to Architecture

7:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

In this illustrated lecture, Cameron Visiting Artist and Architect Vito Acconci discusses Middlebury’s Way Station I (1983; replicated in 2013) in relation to his establishment of the Acconci Studio in 1988 and to recent public, private, national, and international projects. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Cameron Visiting Architect and Visiting Artist Funds, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Vito Acconci looking through what remains of his Way Station, March 2000. Photo Jonathan Blake

 

 

 
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November 9, Saturday

Friends of the Art Museum Day Trip

Join the Friends of the Art Museum on a one-day bus trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to see watercolors by John Singer Sargent and to the nearby Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Information at 802.443.2309 or museum.middlebury.edu



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November 9, Saturday

TEDx Middlebury: Research, Rethink, Rebuild

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

At our TEDx Middlebury event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.Tickets: $8/20 Buy tickets>>

 

 
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November 9, Saturday

Amour

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Winner of the 2013 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Amour examines the bond of love in the face of old age. Retired music teachers George and Anne are an elderly, happy, and normal couple. But the harmony between them is interrupted poignantly when Anne suffers a stroke, leaving one half of her body paralyzed. Director Michael Haneke’s “unexpected kind of masterpiece” (Roger Ebert) offers no sugarcoating; instead, it examines the raw, humiliating, and powerful emotions paired with love and death. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. See associated event November 11. (Michael Haneke, France/ Germany/Austria, 2012, 127 minutes) Free

 

 
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November 10, Sunday

Singer Pur

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

When Singer Pur was awarded the 2013 Bavarian State Prize for Music, Minister of Art and Culture Wolfgang Heubisch put it best: “This vocal sextet is particularly well-known for its broad repertoire, ranging from early Renaissance to the Romantics and contemporary music, all on the highest musical level.” At Middlebury, this internationally acclaimed a cappella ensemble performs a program called “Fields of Gold: Vocal Music through the Centuries,” featuring works from Hildegard von Bingen to Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso; then on to Brahms and Schumann, and later to Irving Berlin and Sting, among others. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $20/15/6; on sale September 3 to PASS members; September 9 for Middlebury College ID card holders; and September 16 for the general public. 

Photo Markus Amon

 

 
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November 11, Monday

Haneke’s Endgame in Amour

4:30 PM, Axinn Center, Room 232

 Lecture by Garrett Stewart, the James O. Freedman Professor of Literature at the University of Iowa and author of nine books on topics ranging from Victorian literature and painting to art-gallery installations and cinema. He is also a contributing editor to Film Quarterly. See associated screenings November 9. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture. Free

Pictured: Garrett Stewart

 

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November 13, Wednesday

Jeff Kelley, Art Critic

4:30 PM, Twilight

This talk is given in conjunction with Richard Saunders and Sarah Laursen’s History of Art and Architecture class HARC  0248: Gold, Sex, and Death at the Museum. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Committee on the Arts, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Free

 

 

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November 14, Thursday

Hiding in Plain Sight: Decoding the Homoerotic Imagery of Grant Wood

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

Illustrated lecture by James Maroney, American art dealer and former head of the American painting departments at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York: Artist Grant Wood (1891–1942) is universally regarded as a champion of upright Midwestern values, but Maroney redefines him as a “timid, deeply closeted homosexual” who embedded phallic imagery in all his important work. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Program in American Studies, Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Director of the Arts, and the Museum of Art. Free

Pictured: Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930

 

 

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November 14 - 16, Thursday - Saturday

Boston Marriage

8:00 PM each evening, plus a 10:30 PM late show on Friday only, Hepburn Zoo Theatre

The title of this wickedly funny and fast-paced farce, Boston Marriage, is a coy euphemism for a certain kind of lesbian relationship associated with well-educated and patrician New England single women in America’s heyday of Puritan respectability.  In this play, David Mamet portrays the midsadventures of two such Victorian “women of fashion”, and gives his trademark tart dialogue a spice of Wildean wit.  Senior 700 acting work of Meghan Leathers (’13.5) and Christina Fox (‘13.5) and 500 directing work of Jake Schwartzwald (’14). Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $4 

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November 15, Friday

Korean Art Comes to Middlebury

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Sarah Laursen, curator of Asian art and assistant professor of history of art and architecture, explores new acquisitions at the museum. She discusses their importance in the transmission of new religions and technologies from the Asian continent to Japan. 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: Stoneware stand with large rounded pedestal base, Korean, Gaya Kingdom, 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Barbara P. and Robert P. ’64 Youngman Acquisition Fund for Asian Art

 

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November 16, Saturday

Searching for Sugar Man

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

The unbelievable-yet-true story of Sixto Rodriguez, a.k.a. “Sugar Man,” a failed American musician in the 1970s who unwittingly became an iconic symbol for the youth of South Africa during the Apartheid movement. Two of Rodriguez’s fans rediscover this remarkable musician and reveal his story in a documentary that “enshrines a deeply moving idea that, in our cynical, superficial world, an authentic spirit will somehow, somewhere, find its way to listeners’ hearts”—Trevor Johnston, Time Out. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden/UK/US, 2012, 86 minutes) Free

 

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November 17, Sunday

Middlebury College Choir "In Nature" with the Middlebury College Orchestra

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

The concert program includes music of Nature, Bohemia, and Bohemian nature. Conducted by Jeffrey Buettner. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Brett Simison

 

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November 19, Tuesday

Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion: Pentecost

12:30 PM, Wright Memorial Theatre

Directors Richard Romagnoli and Alex Draper are joined by members of the Pentecost company, art historians, and linguists to illuminate some of the experiences in the creation of this production.  For mature audiences. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders

Pictured: Giotto, Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ), 1306

 

 

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November 19, Tuesday

On the Block: Photography at Auction

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

Sotheby’s photographs specialist, Emily Bierman ’07, discusses the world of photography auctions, focusing on examples from the museum exhibition Screened and Selected II. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

Pictured: Emily Bierman ’07

 

 

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November 19, Tuesday

African Music and Dance Ensemble

Damascus Kafumbe, director

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

This end-of-semester concert features a wide range of East African instrumental, vocal, and dance repertoire. Students perform on East African drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, lamellophones, shakers, and xylophones. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Pictured: Lelise Getu ’13, Rebecca Hicks ’15, and Molly Kalter ’14



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November 20, Wednesday

Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

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

The fall concert by Affiliate Artist Diana Fanning’s students always attracts an enthusiastic audience of music lovers. Featuring Noelle Blose '17, Shannia Fu '17, Laura Harris '17, Leila Schochet '16, Tiffany Ting '14, and Cameron Toh '17, performing works by Beethoven, Haydn, Chopin, and Debussy. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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November 21–23, Thursday–Saturday

Pentecost

7:30 PM each evening, Wright Memorial Theatre

A potentially priceless mural is discovered in a former church in war-torn Eastern Europe during the post-Soviet era. As art historians argue over who should claim ownership, an international band of refugees (from Bosnia, Sarajevo, Lithuania, and Kuwait) blows into the church, seeking asylum. The fate of the painting becomes a metaphor for the future of the emergent nations of the region. This play about the freeing and redemptive power of art “is the meatiest new drama I have seen since Stoppard’s Arcadia”—Jonathan Kalb, Village Voice. The title is a New Testament reference to the multiplicity of languages. Directed by Richard Romagnoli. For mature audiences. Sponsored by the Theatre Program and the Arts Council.  Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale November 4.

Pictured: Giotto, Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ), 1306

 
 
 
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November 22, Friday

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 Brett Simison

 
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November 22–23, Friday–Saturday

Fall Dance Concert: "Press/Release"

8:00 PM each evening, 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 Newcomer’s Piece, choreographed this year by Catherine Cabeen. Please join us for a dynamic evening of ideas in motion! Directed by Cabeen in collaboration with the choreographers. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale November 4. 

Pictured: Jill Moshman ’14, photo Alan Kimara Dixon
 
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November 23, Saturday

Pre-concert Lecture for PASS Members

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

Members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) are invited to a talk by music department chair Greg Vitercik about the music to be performed by the Jupiter String Quartet. Enjoy a backstage peek into the pre-concert experience. A members-only event; membership information: 802.443.PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass. Free

 

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November 23, Saturday

Jupiter String Quartet

Nelson Lee, violin
Megan Freivogel, violin
Liz Freivogel, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello
with Kim Kashkashian, viola

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

Beloved by Middlebury audiences, the award-winning Jupiter String Quartet is known around the world for blazing, passionate, and energetic performances. Grammy-award-winner Kim Kashkashian is internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola. Together, these artists will wow our Middlebury audience with a performance of Brahms’s sunny String Quintet no. 2 in G Major. The Jupiters also perform Beethoven’s Quartet no. 6 in B-flat Major, op. 18 no. 6; and Quartet no. 12 in E-flat Major, op. 127. 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 Merri Cyr, right Alan Titmuss

 

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November 24, Sunday

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Jeff Rehbach, conductor

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

This annual concert celebrating the Thanksgiving season includes the voices of Middlebury College students, staff, and faculty, as well as singers from Addison County and across the lake in New York. Tim Guiles, accompanist. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

 
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November 24, Sunday

Quinn Bernegger '14, vocalist Annemieke Spoelstra, piano

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

Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


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November 26, Tuesday (through December 3)

Environmental Observations: Land, Light, and Weather of Autumn

Johnson Memorial Building, Pit Space

In Jim Butler’s class The Landscape Re-Imagined, students create panoramic images of the Middlebury campus that are so large and inviting they can make viewers feel as if they are inside the landscapes themselves. This exhibition’s art works are big and colorful, depicting our natural environment (and the climate that causes it) with nuances of light and shadow. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Krista Duke ’15, View from Chateau Across Battell Beach (detail), 2012, oil on canvas, 48 x 72


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November 28, Thursday (through December 6)

Silkscreen Prints

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Students in Michael Jordan’s ART 318 printmaking class display their new work. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Dylan Redford ’14, untitled, cut paper silkscreen

 

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