Wednesday, May 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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Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30 PM

American Idiot

Wright Memorial Theatre

In this musical adapted from Green Day’s 2004 concept album of the same name, working-class characters—hailing from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East—seek redemption in a world filled with frustration. Musical direction by Clint Bierman and featuring the local Vermont rock band the Grift. Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, directed by Michole Biancosino ’98. For mature audiences. A Theatre Program event. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd Student; on sale April 15.

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Senior dance majors Caleb Green ’19, Lucy Grinnan ’19.5, and Maggie Phillips ’19 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 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd student; on sale April 15.

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Middlebury College Orchestra

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Join the College Orchestra as it explores major works from the classical to the contemporary with conductor Evan Bennett. A Department of Music event. Free

Photo Miranda de Beer '19 

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The College’s big band swings into spring with a concert of bop, tunes from the Atomic Basie Era, and recent compositions. It’s sure to set toes tapping and fingers snapping. There might just be dancing in the aisles! Dick Forman, director. A Department of Music event. Free

Photo Brett Simison 

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Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The 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 to present this joyful performance. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. A Department of Music event. Free

 

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Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting and Dinner

Kirk 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.

Zarai Zaragoza ’18, recipient of a 2018 Award for Distinction in the Visual Arts, photo Jonathan Blake

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:00 PM

New Music 210

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

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

Photo Josep Molina 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Spring Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Concerts by Diana Fanning’s piano students have become a much-anticipated tradition, well attended by members of the College community and townspeople. Join us for an evening of beautiful piano music. A Department of Music event. Free

Photo Emma Stapleton ’20 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Advanced Studio Art Exhibition

Johnson Memorial Building

Students enrolled in Advanced Studio ART 700 exhibit works in various media in this culminating exhibition, which showcases the work of advanced students completing semesterlong independent studio art. A Studio Art event. Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM. Free

Weston Uram ’18, wood, digital print, and cast aluminum, spring 2018

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Sophie Shao and Friends

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

A perennial Middlebury favorite, cellist Sophie Shao has been praised by the World News for her “sensitive, stylistic playing, with great finesse, emotion, and gorgeous tone,” and has amassed an extensive collection of talented musical friends. She returns for her 11th consecutive season with an exciting new ensemble to perform rarely heard double-bass quintets, including Dvořák’s Op. 77 and Offenbach’s Divertimento über Schweizer Lieder, to celebrate Offenbach’s 200th birthday. A Performing Arts Series and Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students.

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Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin, 6:30 PM, Room 221.

Photo Aaron Kimball 

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Scenes and Songs

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Vocal students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen and Susanne Peck 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 Department of Music event. Free

Photo Carol Christensen 

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Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 8:00 PM

New Century | New Voices: Gabriela Lena Frank

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Gabriela Lena Frank offers the music of some of her students from her Creative Academy of Music, a new project now in its second year. A Department of Music event. Free 

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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Film and Media Culture Senior Thesis Screening

Dana Auditorium

The annual spring showcase of senior thesis work produced by film and media culture majors. Expect a variety of media modes and styles including fiction, nonfiction, experimental, remix, animation, and the videographic essay. A Film and Media Culture event. Free

Nadani Dixon ’20 in “432” by Sierra Jackson ’18 

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

New Century | New Voices: Gabriela Lena Frank

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Encore concert with Gabriela Lena Frank. A Department of Music event. Free 

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Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Senior Week Choral Concert

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The Middlebury College Choir performs a program of favorites from their repertoire, chosen by members from the class of 2019. A Department of Music event. Free 

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Friday, May 24, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition takes an intimate look at the work of renowned photographer James P. Blair, who for more than 35 years photographed the world for the National Geographic Society.  Museum hours>>

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