The Wind Rises

October 17, 2015

Sat. 10/17 at 3:00 and 8:00 PM at Dana: Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki's animated film, inspired by the life of Second World War Zero fighter plane designer Jiro Horikoshi. Free

Ancient Near Eastern Art—In New England and in the News

November 5, 2015

Thu. 11/5 at 4:30 PM at the MCA: Susan Ackerman (of Dartmouth and the American Schools of Oriental Research) and Shalom Goldman (professor of religion at Middlebury) discuss the legacy of Near Eastern art in American museums and the ongoing destruction of the ancient cultural patrimony in Iraq and Syria. Free

The King’s Singers

November 17, 2015

Tue. 11/17 at 7:30 PM at Mead Chapel:* The world’s superlative vocal sextet performs an a cappella program drawn from their recording "Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer," and from their "Postcards Project." Pre-concert lecture by Jeffrey Buettner, 6:30 PM. Tickets: $25/20/6 *Please note new location

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

August 27, 2015

Thu. 8/27-Sun. 8/30 at Dana Auditorium, Town Hall Theater, and Middlebury Marquis Theatre:

An announcement from our friends at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF): The inaugural MNFF rolls out this weekend, celebrating some of the brightest new talents in cinema. Discover their fine work and immerse yourself in four days of film and festivities. Film listings, schedule, passes, and more at

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

December 5, 2015

Sat. 12/5 at 8:00 PM at the MCA: The SIJE celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” with a program of contemporary jazz compositions and a special nod to the music of Billy Strayhorn, in honor of his 100th birthday. Dick Forman directs. Free

Cellist Sophie Shao and Friends

October 2, 2015

Fri. 10/2 at 8:00 PM at the MCA: The Performing Arts Series’ 96th season opens with a beautiful concert by cellist Sophie Shao, with pianist Gilles Vonsattel; violinist Carmit Zori; and violist Paul Neubauer. Their updated program: Beethoven's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16 and String Trio in G Major, Op. 9 No. 1; and Dvorak's Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65. Buy Tickets: $25/20/6

Flare Path

November 5, 2015

Thu. 11/5-Sat. 11/7 at Wright Theatre: Richard Romagnoli directes Terence Rattigan’s 1941 play, set in a hotel near an RAF Bomber Command airbase during WWII. The plot draws a love triangle between a pilot, his actress wife, and a famous film star. Tickets: $12/10/6>> Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion, Tues. 11/3 at 12:15 PM.

Pops Concert: Vermont Philharmonic

June 26, 2015

An announcement from our friends at the Sheldon Museum: Fri. 6/26 at 7:30 PM behind the MCA (picnic grounds open at 5:30): Celebrate Independence Day with a concert of Broadway standards, pops, and patriotic music performed by the Vermont Philharmonic. Rain site: adjacent Middlebury College athletic complex. Closing fireworks, rain or shine. Tickets: Adult $25, Youth $10; children under 12 admitted free; (adult tickets purchased by June 21: $20); on sale at 802.388.2117, online, or at the Sheldon Museum.


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Middlebury College
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