Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Yale Glee Club with the Middlebury College Choir

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The College Choir hosts the Yale Glee Club in an engaging evening of new and traditional collegiate choral music. Free

photo Harold Shapiro

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Friday, January 10, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The Gun Show

Mahaney Arts Center, Seeler Studio Theatre

Award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis asks: “Can we have a conversation about this?” From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of L.A. and New York, Lewis tells the story of America’s relationship with guns through the prism of her own personal experiences. Performed by Andrew Smith ’97.5. Stay for a talkback after each performance. Part of the 21st-Century Theatre Festival, dedicated to bringing new works by diverse theatre artists from New York and Chicago to Middlebury, hosted by Claudio Medeiros and Michole Biancosino. Tickets: $15 Public/12 Midd ID holders/8 Youth/6 Midd students; on sale December 20

Photo Jeanette Sears

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Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Heath Quartet

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment, steadily building a reputation for their upbeat and integrated sound. Their second week of residency starts with the free January 11 concert, featuring Beethoven’s Quartet No. 3 in D Major, op. 18.3; Quartet No. 16 in F Major, op. 135; and the first “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.1. No tickets are required for this concert, thanks to the Sunderman Family Concert Endowment Fund, in memory of Dr. F. William Sunderman Jr. and Dr. Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. The January 17 concert includes Beethoven’s Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, op. 18.4; Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, op. 127, and the third “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.3. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22 public/$16 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students. Read more>>

See more: January 17, October 5 and 11, May 2 and 8.

Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin at 6:30 PM in MAC 221

Photo Kaupo Kikkas

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The Chemistry of Character in “Breaking Bad:” An Audiovisual Book in Progress

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, The Orchard (Room 103)

Jason Mittell of the Department of Film and Media Culture and Program in American Studies delivers a public talk as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Heath Quartet

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment, steadily building a reputation for their upbeat and integrated sound. Their second week of residency starts with the free January 11 concert, featuring Beethoven’s Quartet No. 3 in D Major, op. 18.3; Quartet No. 16 in F Major, op. 135; and the first “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.1. No tickets are required for this concert, thanks to the Sunderman Family Concert Endowment Fund, in memory of Dr. F. William Sunderman Jr. and Dr. Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. The January 17 concert includes Beethoven’s Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, op. 18.4; Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, op. 127, and the third “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.3. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22 public/$16 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students. Read more>>

See more: January 11, October 5 and 11, May 2 and 8.

Cash bar and light refreshments available before the concert and at intermission.*

*Please note new times for bar/refreshments.

Photo Kaupo Kikkas

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Breton Fest-Noz

Le Château, Grand Salon

The traditional music, dance, and flavors of Brittany—the “Celtic” region of northwestern France—is highlighted at the College’s second Fest-Noz (Breton night festival). Join piper Timothy Cummings and special guests for authentic music, participatory dances, and crêpes and cider. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko '19

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The Pussygrabber Plays

Mahaney Arts Center, Seeler Studio Theatre

Seven Trump accusers take the stage, creating exquisite, unexpected windows into the lives of women who were previously reduced to a single trauma. Plays by Julia Brownell, Sam Chanse, Halley Feifer, Sharon Kenny, Melissa Li, Natasha Stoynoff, Bess Wohl, Anna Ziegler, and Sharyn Rothstein. Cocreated by Kate Pines ’03 and Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Cheryl Faraone. Part of the 21st-Century Theatre Festival, dedicated to bringing new works by diverse theatre artists from New York and Chicago to Middlebury, hosted by Claudio Medeiros and Michole Biancosino. Free; donations welcome to benefit WomenSafe

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Designing for Real: Community-based Experiential Learning Through a Collaboration of Architectural Studies and Habitat for Humanity

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, The Orchard (Room 103)

John McLeod of the Department of History of Art and Architecture delivers a public talk as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The Dance Company of Middlebury: Presence as Performance

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theater

Butoh artist Meshi Chavez believes that radical engagement requires radical attentiveness. This inquiry into performativity is crucial to the inception and development of a thought-provoking project directed by Scholar in Residence Karima Borni in collaboration with Chavez, accessing embodied presence to cultivate authenticity and responsiveness. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students; on sale January 6

DCM 2018–2019, photo Jonathan Hsu

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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The Light in the Piazza

Town Hall Theater

Director Douglas Anderson and music director Carol Christensen present the annual winter term musical, a collaboration of the Department of Music and Town Hall Theater. The soaring score harkens back to lyricist Adam Guettel’s grandfather, Richard Rodgers. “The most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story.”—New York Times. Tickets: $20 Public/$15 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale January 9 at www.townhalltheater.org

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Friday, January 24, 2020 to Sunday, April 19, 2020

Lost Luxuries: Ancient Chinese Gold

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition explores the artistry and history of ancient Chinese gold (ca. 500 BCE–900 CE) and the story of how it entered American museum collections. Gold artifacts are accompanied by innovative digital features that bring to life recent excavations, traditional goldsmithing techniques, and the diverse artisans who created them. Free. Museum hours>>

Xianbei plaque, gold, Northeast China, probably Western Jin dynasty (265–316 CE), W. 7.4 cm, purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, Middlebury College Museum of Art

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Friday, January 24, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020

Hong Chun Zhang: Hair Story in Charcoal and Ink

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Upper Balcony

Chinese-born artist Hong Chun Zhang began developing her “hairy” style to explore her personal identity in 2002. Raised among artists, Zhang mastered Chinese brush painting before moving to the United States in 1996. The flowing locks that pervade her artworks connect her to both her homeland and her new American environment. Free. Museum hours>>

Hong Chun Zhang (b. 1971), Curl, 2019, charcoal on paper, H. 36 inches, W. 70 inches

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Collaborative Video Screening

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

See short films produced by students in the Collaborative Video Projects course during winter term. Free

Madeleine Russell '19 in Breech by Rebecca Lafon '18.5

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

This collaborative concert features the Middlebury debuts of the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and the world-renowned Dublin Guitar Quartet. Together they perform the East Coast premiere of a new, intimate arrangement of Vermont native Nico Muhly’s How Little You Are. Originally commissioned in 2015 for three guitar quartets and massed choir, the work is based on texts written by pioneer women during the 19th century. In addition to this powerful 40-minute work, each ensemble also performs individual selections. A Nelson Fund event. Tickets: $30 public/$25 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students. Read more>>

 

Sign language iconPresented with sign language interpretation.

multi shaded blue trianglePre-concert lecture by composer Nico Muhly at 6:15 PM in MAC 125.

Photos Bonica Ayala, Laura Sheeran

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