July 2010

 

celebrity
On view now 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.

 

 

MeadChapel-Summer
July 2, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: George Matthew Jr.

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

Mr. Matthew is Carillonneur at Middlebury College and Norwich University. 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

 

 

MeadChapel-Summer
July 9, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Elena Sadina

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

Ms. Sadina hails from Middlebury'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

 

July 9, Friday

Japanese School: Rakugo Performance

8:00 P.M., Wright Memorial Theatre

Rakugo is a traditional Japanese comedic storytelling art in which the performer sits on a cushion on stage and tells a story using only a fan and towel as props. In Kamikiri, the performer receives a request from the audience and then cuts an image out of a plain piece of paper without drawing any outline. 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

 

Sarazino
July 9, Friday

Spanish School: Sarazino Concert

9:30 P.M., McCullough Social Space

Hailing from Quito, Ecuador, the band Sarazino blends flavors of Latin grooves, Jamaican reggae, African melodies, and Arab rhythms into an exciting, dance-inspiring mezcla. Representing the multikulti mestizo musical movement popularized by artists such as Manu Chao, Ojos de Brujo, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and others, Sarazino is touring the U.S. for the first time and bringing their infectious sound to major stages across the country. 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
July 16, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Gordon Slater

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

Mr. Slater is Canadian Dominion Carillonneur Emeritus. 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

 

La France Divisee
July 22, Thursday

French School Film: La France divisée

7:00 P.M., Warner Hemicycle

La France divisée is a 36-minute documentary that explores the two sides of France during World War II. Both collaborators and resisters are seen through the eyes of seven French people:  four survivors of the Holocaust (one deportee who returned from a series of concentration camps and three child survivors who were hidden children in Vichy France); two historians (including Serge Klarsfeld); and Lucie Aubrac, leader of the French Resistance. It was produced and directed by Barbara P. Barnett and Eileen M. Angelini.  A discussion with Eileen Angelini will follow the screening. In French with English subtitles. 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
July 23, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Sergei Gratchev

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

Mr. Gratchev hails from Middlebury'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

 

Music From China
July 24, Saturday

Chinese School: "Music from China"

7:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Founded in 1986, "Music from China" will present an exciting concert of traditional and contemporary compositions on Erhu, Pipa ,Yang quin, and Zheng. 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

 

 

 

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
July 30, Friday

Summer Carillon Series: Julia Littleton

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

Ms. Littleton is Associate Carillonneur, Arlington National Carillon. 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

 

July 30, Friday

Portuguese School: Richard Miller's "Rhythms of Brazil"

9:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Richard Miller and his acoustic guitar bring us music in several rhythmic styles, including Xote and Bossa Nova. Accompanied by Roberto Berimbau on percussion and Gigi McLaughlin on the accordion, Miller's "Rhythms of Brazil" brings together a combination of styles whose origins span from southeastern to northern Brazil. 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

 

Zolotoi Plyos
July 31, Saturday

School of Russian: Zolotoi Plyos Concert

8:00 P.M., Town Hall Theater

Zolotoi Plyos perform a wide range of Russian folk songs from various regions of Russia. Aleksandr, Elena, and Sergei preface each song with a description of its genre and content. They play over 30 musical instruments and introduce most of them in the course of the concert - truly a fun event for any lover of good music, regardless of age! 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

 

go to August events

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