Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble

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

Zorica Radanovic ’19, Nell K. Sather ’19, Kevin Carl Benscheidt ’17.5, Brianna Bisson ’18, and Mauli Manullang Whitney ’17; photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Recital by Piano Students of Diana Fanning

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The annual spring concert offers an evening of beautiful music by talented piano students. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

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

Enron

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. Tickets: $15/12/6; on sale April 16

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

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

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

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

Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Senior dance majors Roxy Adviento ’18, Miguel Castillo ’18, Deborah Leedy ’18, and Asia Myles-Funches ’18 examine the intersection of contemporary choreography with their varied additional disciplines to create an evening as diverse and layered as their intellectual pursuits. A Dance Program event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale April 16

Deborah Leedy ’18, Miguel Castillo ’18, Asia Myles-Funches ’18, and Roxy Adviento ’18; photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mahaney Center for the Arts’ 25th Anniversary Celebration

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lobby

Raise a toast to the end of the 25th anniversary season at this celebration with food, drink, and music associated with performances in each of the MCA’s three venues: Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista in Robison Hall; Senior Thesis Dance Concert in the Dance Theatre; and the play Enron in the Seeler Studio Theatre. Watch for details and times in the spring. Tickets required for the performances; reception is free.

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

Aquarius

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


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits

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>>

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting and Supper

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 museum.middlebury.edu.

Daniella Silva ’17 (recipient of the 2017 Friends of the Art Museum Award for a Middlebury College student), Fall Markings, 2016, plaster, stain, and oil paint on wood, 24 x 96 inches.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Chamber Music Alive!

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Students celebrate their work in small ensemble performances from Su Lian Tan’s MUSC 240 class. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Josep Molina

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 8:00 PM

New Music 210

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Students from Su Lian Tan’s MUSC 210 class perform chamber music, songs, and more. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Josep Molina

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 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 by Annemieke McLane, piano. A Music Department event. Free

(left-right) Ronnie Romano ’20, Jessie Kuzmicki ’19, Miranda Seixas ’20, Samantha Allman ’17, Michael Koutelos ’20, and Tel Aviv Degolacion ’19; photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury College Community Chorus

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

Photo Anastasiya Prokorenko ’19

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Film and Media Culture Senior Tutorial Screening

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM to Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

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

Artwork by Annie Bartholomew ’17

Friday, May 25, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018

1968: The Whole World Is Watching

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

Robert Rauschenberg, Signs, 1970, color screenprint on paper, 35 3/8 x 26 7/8 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon

Friday, May 25, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018

Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift

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

Jacques Lowe (American, b. Germany, 1930–2001), Portrait of Young Girl with Doll, c. 1960, gelatin silver print, 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. Loan to the Middlebury College Museum of Art from Dr. Stephen Nicholas

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Senior Week Choir Concert

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

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