August 2010

Arts Events this week:
 
celebrity
On view through August 15

Celebrity

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery
Paintings, prints, and photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection are the basis of this exhibition focused on the idea and the presentation of celebrity. Highlights include Polaroid portraits by Andy Warhol and photographs of famous men by Arnold Newman. Free

Pictured: Andy Warhol, American, 1928–1987, Marilyn, 1967, screenprint on paper, 36 x 36 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont. Purchase with Funds provided by the G. Crossan Seybolt ’77 Art Acquisition Fund, 2004.032. © 2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

 

Mad Forest
July 28-August 1, Wednesday-Sunday

Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble:
Mad Forest

8:00 P.M. each evening, Burgess Meredith Little Theatre, Bread Loaf mountain campus

Each summer, the Bread Loaf School of English brings professional actors to the Vermont campus to assist in mounting the summer’s major production. This year, they present Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, an incisive drama focusing on the Romanian revolution of 1989.  Tickets are free, but reservations are required. The Bread Loaf Box Office starts accepting reservations by phone starting July 15 at 802.443.2771.

Pictured: Bread Loaf student Sunbae Park (as the priest) seeks comfort from  John Oliver (as the Archangel Michael) as they rehearse a scene from Mad Forest.

 

MeadChapel-Summer
August 6, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Alexander Solovov

7:00 P.M., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Mr. Solovov hails from Middlebnury's Russian School and Belgium Carillon School. This 25th Annual Summer Carillon Concert season features a particularly fine group of musicians, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free

 

German For Singers
August 10, Tuesday

German School:German for Singers Concert

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

As young, up-and-coming opera singers, the students in the German for Singers and Vocal Coaches Program will once again perform a variety of arias, Lieder, and other forms of German art song from composers spanning the classical to modern periods, including Schumann, Mozart, Brahms, Strauss, Schubert, and Wolf, among others. Please accept this reminder to respect the Language Pledge, a formal commitment on the part of all of our students to speak, listen, read, and write the language of study as the only means of communication for the session. Free

 

MeadChapel-Summer
August 13, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: George Matthew Jr.

7:00 P.M., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Mr. Matthew, Carillonneur at Middlebury College and Norwich University, plays the carillon bells on the occasion of Language Schools graduation. This 25th Annual Summer Carillon Concert season features a particularly fine group of musicians, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free

 

Mahaney Center for the Arts
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax
cfa@middlebury.edu