Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista has performed on five Grammy-winning albums and toured with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Trey Anastasio, Herbie Hancock, Sting, and Paul Simon. In Middlebury, he leads his winsome quartet—Banquet of the Spirits—on a virtuosic trek through Afro-Brazilian beats with improvised jazz, akin to a carnivalesque stew of joy and irreverence. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students.  More about this event>> Press release>>

Senior Week Choir Concert

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The College Choir delights the audience with their favorite choral repertoire of the past four years, celebrating singers in the class of 2018. A Music Department event. Free

Film and Media Culture Senior Tutorial Screening

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

A showcase of senior thesis films produced by film and media culture majors presented on the big screen in Dana Auditorium. Expect a variety of modes and styles including narrative, nonnarrative, experimental, remix, animation, and the videographic essay. Free

Auditions for The Dance Company of Middlebury

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth. The Dance Company of Middlebury, directed by Lida Winfield, is looking for dedicated, brave dancers for an interdisciplinary collaboration. No need to prepare anything ahead of time, please show up ready to dance. Contact Lida Winfield with any questions. all bodies and abilities welcome.

Students must be on campus for pre-semester rehearsal Sept. 7-9. Class meets Fall semester Mon-Thurs 4:30-6:30pm as well as Winter 2019, where travel will take place. Credit is available either fall or winter term.





Architecture for Humanity: Middlebury Students Design Local Affordable Housing

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Please join Middlebury's intermediate architecture studio for a project exhibition and reception displaying their process towards creating a schematic design for a two-unit housing project in the town of Middlebury. The studio has been collaborating with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter in the first part of a three semester long project that is projected to begin construction in the spring of 2019. Refreshments and music will be provided. Free.

Intermediate Dance Final Showing

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:30pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Directed by Julian Barnett, come see final choreographic works by Emily Ballou, John Cambefort, Itzel Diaz, Ami Furgang, Lucy Grinnan, Gabrielle Martin, and Emily Schreffler.  A Dance Program event. Free.


New Music 210

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Students from Su Lian Tan’s MUSC 210 class perform their original compositions of chamber music, songs, and more. From the intimate serenades of the Troubadours to the mystic mathematics of serialism, these pieces explore various historical idioms through a 21st-century lens. Using new and traditional forms and instruments, the students have created a diverse program of exciting works. Come for the spectacle - stay for the tunes. A Music Department event. Free

Improvisation Composition

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:30pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Join us for an afternoon of rigorous improvisation. Lida Winfield's Advanced Dance Improvisation class and Matthew Taylor's Collaborative Improvisation, All-Art Ensemble - share their semesters learning of partnering, ensemble work, text, musical exercises, embodied understanding and composition. This wild and impressive work will unfold in the moment. Free.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ENRON and More!

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 4:30pm

Wright Memorial Theatre

Join us for a lively and provocative session about ENRON, the energy company that self-destructed in 2001. Despite the vast repercussions of that corporate crash, the story of Enron continues to resonate, and Enron's DNA remains alive.
Cheryl Faraone (director of the Theatre Department's production of Enron) interviews Frank Van Gansbeke, Professor of the Practice at Middlebury College, Department of Economics and Finance. Light refreshments provided. Free.

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Dick Forman directs as the College’s big band swings into spring with a concert of bops, jazz standards, and Great American Songbook tunes. It’s sure to set toes tapping and fingers snapping. There might just be dancing in the aisles! A Music Department event. Free

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Damascus Kafumbe directs this concert showcasing the diversity and richness of African musics beyond drumming-based practices, and highlighting the dynamic nature of these traditions. The performance also captures communal-based and interactive processes that serve as the backbone of many African societies. A Music Department event. Free

Nocturne: A Middlebury Arts Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:00pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00am

Locations will include: Mead Chapel, The Gamphitheater, Axinn, Wilson Hall, Center Gallery, Proctor Terrace, Gifford Lawn, Hillcrest, Wilson Terrace, The Organic Farm, and All Around You

When night falls, art takes over! Dance, film, drawing, painting, theater, music, poetry, sculpture, circus, lights, food, and projects that defy categorization will come together on Middlebury's campus for an immersive, night-long celebration of student art. Free. For more information>>

The Moonfish and The Knife

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

The Moonfish and The Knife is a dance-theatre piece inspired by the letters that the painter Salvador Dalí and the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca wrote to one another. Dali and Lorca shaped each other’s lives, each influencing the other in a dialog full of poetry, philosophy, sensuality, politics, and life. This piece invites the audience to journey through the imagination of these two artists, and discover the nuances of their erotic and tragic love. Miguel A. Castillo’s Senior 700 work in Directing and Choreography, and the 500 project in lighting design for Stephen Chen ’19.5 and set design for Joseph Haggerty '19. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Middlebury ID holders/$8 Youth 18 and under/$6 Middlebury students

“A Love Supreme”

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:30pm

Johnson 304

A lecture by Ethan Brady for independent study course in the HARC department.

Supreme, a New York City-based streetwear fashion brand founded in 1994, has cultivated a reputation over the years for making clothing, skateboards, and accessories that attract long lines and sell out in seconds. This lecture will analyze how the brand uses architectural, graphic, and sartorial design to sell its products and create an urban cultural institution.

Chamber Music Alive!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Students celebrate their work in small ensemble performances from Su Tan’s MUSC 240 class. This concert features works by Bach, Popper, and Shumann. See associated concert on May 8. Free

Chamber Music Alive!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Students celebrate their work in small ensemble performances from Su Tan’s MUSC 240 class. This concert features works by Mendelssohn, Ravel, Mozart, and Brahms. See associated concert on May 2. Free

Jazz Showcase

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

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. The performance is free and the public is invited.


Presenting Medieval and New Melodies

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

At the intersection of music theory, composition, and performance, Annie Beliveau ’18 will give a lecture-recital of her senior work based on research into Sarum plainchant from her year abroad in Oxford. With student collaborators, Annie will present her research results and a suite of original compositions inspired by medieval musical processes and modern poetry about the natural world. All are welcome at this event which seeks to make this 500-year-old music accessible! Free.

Mahaney Center for the Arts’ 25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00am

Mahaney Center for the Arts

Raise a toast to the end of the 25th anniversary season at this special celebration with food, drink, and music! Events begin at 6 p.m. and continue through the night. Performances include Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista in Robison Hall; Senior Thesis Dance Concert in the Dance Theatre; and Fifth Planet in the Seeler Studio Theatre. Tickets are required for these performances; everything else is free, including Middlebury’s first ever student-run arts festival: Nocturne! For more information, visit

Fifth Planet by David Auburn

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

An unlikely pair of star-lovers orbit each other over the course of a year, finding solace from their earthbound lives in the planets and each other. Senior 700 work of Eliza Renner and Connor Wright in acting and 500 independent work of Katie Mayopoulos in directing and Grace Zhang in scenic design. For all ages with some adult language. Approximate run time 60 minutes. Tickets: $6.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Wright Memorial Theatre

In this black comedy by Lucy Prebble, directed by Cheryl Faraone, one of the most infamous scandals in financial history is transformed into a theatrical epic. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, Enron spins a narrative of greed and loss with song, dance, and raptors. “Exciting and kaleidoscopic”— Guardian. Adult language. Tickets: $15/12/8/6

Reimagine What Has Been: Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Reimagine What Has Been presents exploratory works choreographed by senior dance majors Deborah Leedy ‘18, Matea Mills-Andruk ‘18, and Asia Myles-Funches ‘18. The concert centers on the theme of fractured memory and the process of remembering through connection to land, community, and faith. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Clara is a retired music critic and wealthy widow who engages in a battle with a company trying to buy her original two-story home in Recife, Brazil. Aquarius offers a “shrewd meditation on the way physical space elides with our identity.”––Jay Weissberg, Variety (142 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 8:00am to Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

Johnson Memorial Building

Students enrolled in ART 700 exhibit works in various media in this culminating exhibition, showcasing the work of advanced students completing semester long independent studio art. A Studio Art event. Free

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

This 90-voice chorus welcomes spring with 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. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. (Concert in Brandon May 12 as well.) A Music Department event. Free

Scenes and Songs

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:00pm

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 by Annemieke McLane, piano. A Music Department event. Free

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

Friday, May 25, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, August 12, 2018 (All day)

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

1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation—a year in which national and international events spawned intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit, through the lens of art, music, and literature, looks back 50 years to consider the issues that transformed American society. Museum hours >> Free

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

Friday, May 25, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, August 12, 2018 (All day)

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from all corners of the globe. This exhibition surveys documentary and intimate images that depict the characteristic activities, delights, and inevitable sorrows of childhood. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed. Museum hours >> Free

Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting and Supper

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

Kirk Alumni Center

This annual end-of-year event of the Friends of the Art Museum features a guest speaker, the presentation of arts awards, and an opportunity to see how the visual arts are thriving in our community. Join us! Membership information: 802-443-2309 or

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