Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of Kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man. Ragamala’s dancers perform with live music to create a sacred space honoring the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. A Performing Arts Series event.  Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. 

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

Photo Ed Bock 

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Friday, March 1, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

50 x 50: Collecting for the Middlebury College Museum of Art

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

Fifty years ago Middlebury began the formal process of acquiring art for its permanent collection. This exhibit marks that anniversary by bringing together one work from each year. Included are paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography, from antiquity to the present and from diverse cultures around the world. Museum hours>>

Anonymous (Kongolese), Kongo-Vili Power Figure, Democratic Republic of Kongo, 19th Century, 8 x 12 x 24 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2018. 

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Sadie Brightman, Piano

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Brightman gives a solo recital featuring works by Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, and Czech composer Viteslava Kapralova, whose work she discovered while living in Prague. This recital celebrates Brightman’s sixth year as an affiliate artist at Middlebury College. A Department of Music event. Free 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Bach Publishes: The Six Schübler Chorale Preludes of Johann Sebastian Bach

Mead Memorial Chapel

Emory Fanning, Professor Emeritus of Music, offers a lecture as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Thinking Big, Designing Small: Turning Constraints into Architectural Opportunities

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Cameron Visiting Architect Elizabeth Herrmann, AIA is founder of the award-winning Bristol, Vermont firm, Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design. In this lecture, she discusses recent work and her approach to design and practice. Free

Photo Jim Westphalen

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury Bach Concert

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The extension of the Middlebury Bach Festival features Baroque performance by Middlebury, local, and regional professional musicians with Middlebury College student singers and instrumentalists. A Department of Music event. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/Students free with ID.

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) Reception

Mahaney Arts Center, Lower Lobby

This festive occasion is a chance for members to gather and celebrate PASS, preview select performances from the upcoming 100th season, and vote on which event to support. Membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Alexander Melnikov and Andreas Staier, Piano

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Intensive chamber music collaborations have always been an essential part of renowned Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov’s work. For his fifth performance at Middlebury, he joins German pianist Andreas Staier—known for his exacting interpretations of keyboard music—to delight us with their all-Schubert program of four-hand works. Their Harmonia Mundi recording of this program has garnered prizes and accolades around the globe. A Performing Arts Series and Nelson Series event, cosponsored by the members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 Public/$25 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students; PASS Members $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$5 Midd students. 

Photo Josep Molina, Molina Visuals

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

An Evening of Songs and Arias

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Select music students present a variety of songs, duets, and arias that range from the Baroque era to the present. Accompanied on piano by Annemieke McLane and affiliate artist Cynthia Huard. A Department of Music event. Free

Juliet Walsh ’19 with Annamieke McLane, photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19 

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