Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Chamber Music Live!

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Small ensembles will be featured in this lively concert by the Performing Chamber Music class (MUSC 0240). Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Waiting for Godot

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Two men wait by the side of the road for the arrival of the mysterious Godot in this absurdist tragicomedy by Samuel Beckett. Senior 700 work of Kean Haunt ’17 and Jackson Prince ’17 (acting), 500 Work of Sally Seitz ’17 (directing) and Iram Asghar ’18 (costume design). Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets $5.

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Women of Troy

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

In Don Taylor’s new translation of Euripides’ classic tragedy, women survivors wait to be shipped abroad from the industrial port of a war-torn city. Officials come and go. A grandmother, once queen, watches as her remaining family is taken from her one by one. The city burns around them. First performed in 415 BC, this lyrical poem of grief and savage irony is as relevant today as it was then. Directed by Vanessa Mildenberg.Post-show discussion with the artists following Thursday’s show. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. The running time is approximately 2 hours with no intermission. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6; on sale April 17

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Theatricality and Taboo: A Look at Kara Walker's Silhouettes

Middlebury College Museum of Art

J Finley, Assistant Professor of American Studies, discusses works from Kara Walker’s monumental print cycle Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), exploring how the artist uses theatricality, citation, and satire to remind viewers of the importance of looking back. What does the appropriation of the format of the 19th-century silhouette enable us to see, and what kinds of interventions is Walker making? Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Seating is limited; please arrive early. Free

Pictured: Kara Elizabeth Walker, Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005. Offset lithography and silkscreen on paper, 39 x 53 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont. Gift of Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr. 2008.015.03.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Senior Thesis Dance Concert by Octavio Hingle-Webster ’17, Mandy Kimm ’17, Vladimir Kremenovic ’17, Lorena Neira ’17, and Andrew Pester ’17

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Senior dance majors researching choreography and performance examine the intersection of contemporary choreography with their varied additional disciplines to create an evening as diverse and layered as their intellectual pursuits. Sponsored by the Dance ProgramTickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6; on sale April 17

Pictured:Octavio Hingle-Webster ’17, Andrew Pester ’17, Mandy Kimm ’17, Miguel Castillo ’17, Lorena Neira ’17; photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Thesis work of Octavio Hingle-Webster ‘17

Freeman International Center, The Bunker

Hingle-Webster presents this interactive installation/performance as a culmination of their research on futurism, dystopia, and fiction. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Photo Michael O'Hara

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Mustang

Dana Auditorium

When five orphan girls are seen playing innocently with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. “A moving portrait of sisterhood, a celebration of a fierce femininity and a damning indictment of patriarchal systems that seek to destroy and control this spirit”—Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times. In Turkish with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Turkey, 2015, 97 minutes) Free

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble-Dick Forman, director

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Middlebury College’s swingin’ big band celebrates the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, by playing an evening of tunes from the Great American Songbook.  The Songbook is comprised of American Standards—popular music primarily from Broadway and Hollywood, written between the 1920’s and the 1950’s by such composers as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers.  This concert features some of the original arrangements that Ella sang, along with a number of her tunes in instrumental versions by today’s best jazz arrangers.  Directed by Dick Forman, the SIJE promises a stroll down memory lane with a chance to hear some of America’s most popular songs.

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury College Community Chorus-Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The 90-voice chorus welcomes spring with its popular spring concert including a delightful mix of choral works from times past and present. With a history that dates back more than 150 years, the chorus brings singers together from on and off campus to present this joyful performance. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Miranda de Beer '19

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting and Supper

Kirk Alumni Center

Members of the 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

Photo Jonathan Blake

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Music of 210

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Original compositions from Su Lian Tan’s Music II course are performed by the students in a semester-end celebration of their work. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Taking Flight: Advanced Beginning Dance Final Showing

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments emerging from the Advanced Beginning course, facilitated by Visiting Artist in Residence Gabriel Forestieri. Free

Pictured: “Alexander McQueen 1” by Dragos Bruma, inspired by Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty collection

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Thesis work of Lorena Neira '17

Meet in the MCA parking lot at 9:45 PM to walk to the performance location on South Street.

Neira’s performance under the light of the full moon encapsulates her research on collective movement rituals, inspired by her studies with Causanacunchic, an Andean folkloric dance group from Cuenca, Ecuador. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Advanced Improvisation Final Showing

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

An ensemble of dancers and musicians demonstrates the ability to compose engaging and coherent pieces “in the moment” after a semester-long study of improvisation as a performing art. Directed by Lida Winfield and Michael Chorney. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Patchwork Panchatantra

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A play by Nolan Ellsworth ’17. With an unknown calamity raging outside the windows, and her parents unaccountably absent, Maya wants answers—but Joe, a mysterious visitor, tells stories instead.  Three Panchantantra tales emerge from under his umbrella, spinning a nightmare from which Maya may never awake. Senior 700 work of Akhila Khanna ’17 (devising) and Nolan Ellsworth ’17 (playwriting). Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets $5.

 

 

 

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Walking Tour of Public Art

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Emmie Donadio and Director of the Arts Pieter Broucke offer a one-hour walking tour of Middlebury College’s outstanding collection of public art. Find out more about the racing boat currently moored in the pond behind the Center for the Arts in this final installment of the Spring 2017 Fridays at the Museum series. Bring questions and comfortable walking shoes, as this tour will go off the beaten path! Tour departs from the Museum’s lobby, rain or shine. Free

Robert Indiana, LOVE, 1973. Painted aluminum, 72 x 72 x 36 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont. Gift of Ken and Linda Wilson. 2000.03.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Dawn Upshaw, Soprano-Gil Kalish, Piano

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Concert Hall

A five-time Grammy Award winner, soprano Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Her ability to reach to the heart of music and text has earned her both the devotion of an exceptionally diverse audience and the awards and honors accorded to only the most distinguished of artists. In Middlebury, she offers a traditional song recital with her regular duo partner, pianist Gil Kalish, presenting a program of works by Schubert, Janáček, Ravel, Clarke, Bartók, and Bolcom. Stay for a post-concert reception. This Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) members Marny and Rob Lichtenstein and the PASS members at large. Part of the Nelson Chamber Music Series. Reserved seating. The program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes including 1 intermission. Tickets: Public $25, College ID holders $20, Students $6. PASS members; public $20, college ID $15, students $6. Read the press release>>

Photo Brooke Irish

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Master Class with Dawn Upshaw

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw is artistic director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College’s Conservatory of Music. Passionate about educating the next generation of singers, she will lead a master class for five Middlebury College voice students. Free

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Scenes and Songs

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Vocal students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson present a lively sampling of musical theater from opera to Broadway in this popular and fun evening. Accompanied by affiliate artist Cynthia Huard and Annemieke Spoelstra McLane, piano. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Movement and Media Final Showing

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The students of Scotty Hardwig’s spring Movement and Media class perform original works created following a semester of interdisciplinary inves­tigation into the dynamic relationship between the body and digital media. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Photo Scotty Hardwig

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Film Screening from Senior Tutorial Class

Dana Auditorium

Please join the Film and Media Culture Department in hosting student films from this year’s spring senior tutorial class. Free

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM to Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Johnson Memorial Building

Students enrolled in ART700 exhibit works in various media in this culminating exhibition, which showcases the work of advanced students completing semester-long independent studio art projects. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art.  Free

Pictured: Andrew Goulet ’16, laser engraved woodblock print, 2016

Friday, May 26, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sabra Field, Now and Then: A Retrospective

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery

On the occasion of Sabra Field’s 60th Middlebury reunion, this retrospective exhibition explores the depth and diversity of her six decades as a printmaker. Free

Pictured: Sabra Field (American, born 1935), Suite of the Months: September Corn, 1986, woodcut print on paper, 12 x 12 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art hours>>. Gift of the artist.

Friday, May 26, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

Young America: Roy Lichtenstein and the America's Cup

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

In 1994, pop artist Roy Lichtenstein was invited by PACT, a syndicate created to compete in the America’s Cup trials the following year, to create a design for the hull and spinnaker of their boat. It was one of his largest and last works. This exhibit recounts the history of that commission and the history of the America’s Cup races, before and since. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

Pictured: Roy Lichtenstein, Mermaid Sailboat (study), 1994, graphite pencil and colored pencil on vellum,13 x 26 inches

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Senior Week Choir Concert

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

This annual performance by the Middlebury College Choir features the favorite repertoire of the members of the Class of 2017. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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