November 2010

Harp and Soul
November 1, Monday

Harp and Soul:

Anne Janson, flute

Heidi Soons, harp

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

The engaging duo of Harp and Soul, affiliated with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, promises a delightful evening with a wide variety of repertoire. The concert program includes a condensed arrangement of Mozart's beautiful Flute and Harp Concerto, traditional Irish melodies, J.S. Bach's Solo Partita for flute, solo harp selections, Bizet's "Entracte" and "Habanera" from Carmen, and so much more. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Glenn Moody

Night of the Living Dead
November 2, Tuesday

Playing with the Living Dead: a Transmedia Experience

4:30 P.M., Axinn Center, Room 232

Lecture by Angela Ndalianis, Associate Professor in Cinema and Cultural Studies, the University at Melbourne, Australia. The iconic image of the "living dead" is, along with the vampire, one of the most popular monsters in the horror genre across a variety of media. The living dead as originally conceived by George Romero in his film Night of the Living Dead (1968) went on to influence a spate of imitators and variations. The conventions of the sub-genre have been repeated and reworked in: the hard core Italian horror zombie films of the 70s and recent New Horror living dead films like 28 Weeks Later, comic book series like Blackest Night (2009), Living with the Dead (2007) and Marvel Zombies (2006), and the hugely popular videogame series Resident Evil and House of the Dead. Even the classics have undergone a zombie transformation, with classics like Pride and Prejudice and Huckleberry Finn making comebacks as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim. This talk explores the recent living dead phenomenon across media, looking at shared conventions and storytelling practices, but also looking closely at the transformations that occur as a result of transmedia reconfigurations. Ndalianis focuses especially on film and videogame examples, and analyzes the different articulations of horror aesthetics and spectator/player responses to them. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture. Free



Caring For Your Family's Treasures
November 4, Thursday

Caring for Your Family's Treasures

4:30 P.M., Dana Auditorium

Lecture by M. J. Davis, paper conservator and preventive conservation specialist. By using proper display and exhibit materials, you can add years to the life of an artwork or heirloom; whereas, inappropriate handling, overexposure to light, and extremes in temperature will adversely affect its long-term preservation. This presentation helps you better understand what you can do to mitigate possible damage and make your home the best location for your collections until they are passed on to others. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

November 4, Thursday

Theatre Auditions: Spring 2011 Productions

7:00–10:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 232

For Middlebury College students: the Theatre Program holds auditions for roles in the two faculty-directed productions in Spring 2011: Eurydice (to be performed April 7–9, 2011; directed by Alex Draper) and Victory (to be performed April 28–30, 2011; directed by Richard Romagnoli).  Callbacks will take place Friday–Sunday. For more information, please call x5601 or email



Heidi Henderson
November 5–6,  Friday–Saturday

Residency with Heidi Henderson

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre
Heidi Henderson, choreographer for elephant JANE dance, a  pick-up company based in Rhode Island, has also danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Wiener, Peter Schmitz, Sondra Loring, and Paula Josa-Jones. She is on the dance faculty at Connecticut College. Residency sponsored by the Dance Program.

November 5, Friday
Discussion with Heidi Henderson
4:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre
Dance Artist Heidi Henderson discusses her choreographic work, including views on costume design for dance, facilitated by Andea Olsen for the Place of Dance series.

November 6, Saturday
Master Class in Contemporary Dance Technique
10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre
Open to intermediate-advanced dancers; email to reserve a place.


Women Without Men 2
November 6, Saturday

Women Without Men

3:00 and 8:00 P.M., Dana Auditorium

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace, and companionship. This adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's magic realist novel is Iranian artist Shirin Neshat's first feature-length film. Winner of the Silver Lion and the UNICEF Award at the Venice Film Festival, the film "absorbs with its strong performances, stirring emotions, and vivid imagery"—Los Angeles Times. In Persian with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free


Affiliate Artists
November 6, Saturday

Affiliate Artist Collaborative Concert

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

From harmonica to violin, and from bagpipes to arias, Middlebury College's talented private music teachers show their stuff in an eclectic performance of jazz, blues, classical, folk, and new music. Featuring Tim Cummings, Smallpipes; Miles Donahue, saxophone; Rachel Elliott, bassoon; Dick Forman, piano; Mia Fritze, horn; Dayve Huckett, guitar; Glendon Ingalls, bass; Bear Irwin, trombone; Anne Janson, flute; Steven Klimowski, clarinet; Natasha Koval Paden, piano; Mark Lavoie, harmonica; Russ Lawton, drums; and Peter Sutherland, banjo. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free



Landscape Anna Johnston
November 8, Monday

Landscape Re-Imagined (through November 15)

Johnson Memorial Building, Pit Space

An exciting display of large-scale drawings and paintings from Jim Butler's fall 2010 class. Made using magic markers, digital photo collage, oil paint, and other materials, the pictures record the Middlebury campus' fall beauty in new and contemporary ways. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Anna Johnston '10, Red Tree, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches


Jupiter String Quartet
November 11, Thursday

Jupiter String Quartet

12:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning Jupiter String Quartet was recently named "one of the strongest young string quartets in the country" by the New York Sun. The Boston Globe has noted "their tone quality is pleasing, their style polished, their equilibrium secure, and their intonation superb." The quartet's lunchtime concert includes Beethoven's op. 18, no. 4; and Schumann's op. 41, no. 3. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. See associated event November 12. Free; no tickets required.




Diana Fanning 2010
November 12, Friday

Diana Fanning, piano

Jupiter String Quartet

Dieuwke Davydov, cello

8:00 P.M., Mead Memorial Chapel

Beloved pianist Diana Fanning celebrates 40 years of performing professionally with a special program including Chopin's Nocturne no. 1, Carnaval by Schumann, and the Dvořák Quintet for Piano and Strings, performed with the Jupiter String Quartet. Cellist Dieuwke Davydov makes a special appearance to perform Glazunov's Chant du Menestrel with Fanning. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman.  See associated event November 11. Free; no tickets required.



Harlan In the Shadow of Jew Suss
November 13, Saturday

Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss

3:00 and 8:00 P.M., Dana Auditorium

This documentary from Felix Moeller is an eye-opening examination of German film history, focusing on the treacherous anti-Semitic propaganda film Jud Süss, created by notorious director Veit Harlan and required viewing for all SS members. The documentary follows a German family from the Third Reich to the present. "Moeller transforms what might have been mere cultural scholarship into something larger-a microcosm of postwar German guilt and redemption"—Christian Science Monitor. In German with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Holocaust Remembrance Film Fund as part of the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free


November 13, Saturday

Fall Choral Concert

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

Featuring the Middlebury College Choir and Women's Glee Club, with guest conductors Jeff Rehbach and Susanne Peck. A program sure to please with its variety of choral music spanning the centuries: soaring Renaissance sacred music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Alfonso Lobo; inspiring choruses by Brahms, and Duruflé; and 20th century and contemporary works by Samuel Barber, César Alejandro Carrillo, Moses Hogan, and Eric Whitacre. The Women's Glee Club offers music from Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Gustav Holst's O Swallow Swallow, and The Parting Glass by the Wailin' Jennys. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Tickets $10/8/6; on sale October 25


sheet music

November 14, Sunday

An Evening of Chamber Music

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Students in MUSC0241, "Performing Chamber Music," give a public concert under the tutelage of Professor Su Lian Tan. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


Hedya Klein - Suitcase

November 15, Monday

Slide Lecture: Hedya Klein

4:30 P.M., Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Printmaker and Assistant Professor of Studio Art Hedya Klein presents her work in a slide lecture. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Hedya Klein, Suitcase, silkscreen, 10 x 10 inches


November 15, Monday (through November 22)
Pinhole Camera Photography

Johnson Memorial Building, Pit Space

John Huddleston's class presents an exhibition of black and white pinhole photography. The contact prints are made from large-format negatives exposed in cameras of the students' own design and construction. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Pinhole camera photograph by Anders Meyer '09


November 16, Tuesday

Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion: Hecuba

12:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre


Director Claudio Medeiros '90 introduces the play and leads a discussion about the upcoming production; members of the cast and crew share insights on their work. Lunch is provided. Free to College ID card holders; community donations accepted.


Huddleston Faculty Lecture 2010
November 17, Wednesday

Faculty Lecture Series: John Huddleston, Program in Studio Art

4:30 P.M., Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, The Orchard (Room 103)
"Landscape in Context, Recent Photographic Work: (1) Healing Ground: Walking the Small Farms of Vermont and (2) The Northern Forest: A Year in the Vermont Woodlands." Sponsored by the Faculty Lecture Series. Free

Pictured: John Huddleston, Otter Creek West Bank: Summer/Autumn, 8 September 2008/13 December 2008


November 18, Thursday

Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

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

The piano students of affiliate artist Diana Fanning perform works by Bach, Schumann, Clementi, Dvořák, Debussy, Beethoven, and Chopin. Performers include Frances Aderhold '13, Richard Chen '13, Sean Dennison '11, Carrie Feng '12, Raina Kennedy '12, Olivia Lau '14, Noah Silverstein '11, Nicholas Tkach '11, Kaveh Waddell '13, and Linton Zhou '14. Guests artists include Clhlow Dautch '13, cello; Caroline Hedberg '13, violin; Samantha Lee '13, violin; and Sarah Marcus '14, violin. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Pictured: DaWeon Ryu '10


November 18-21, Thursday-Sunday

8:00 P.M. each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors emerge, her grief turns to rage and a lust for revenge. A poignant and ruthless indictment of political necessity when it conveniently turns a blind eye to human suffering, Euripides' play proves that Greek tragedy remains compelling 2,500 years later. Directed by Claudio Medeiros '90. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. See associated Behind-the-Scenes Lunch on November 16. Tickets: $10/8/6.

Turner Brooks work
November 18, Thursday

Exhibition of Works by Cameron Visiting Architect Turner Brooks (through November 30)

Johnson Memorial Building, Lobby

A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, architect Turner Brooks enjoys a national reputation for the excellence of his designs which have been widely published both in international architectural journals and in the popular press such as Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Digest 100 Architects (a special issue celebrating the world's foremost architects), and Global Architecture. His firm is dedicated to offering design services for institutional, commercial, and residential projects, and its work is known for its successful response to different site conditions, programs, and budgets, with an emphasis on innovative design and ecologically-sound solutions. Brooks is also an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Architecture. See associated lecture on December 2. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art & Architecture and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free


Ilsa Shea-Glove pattern
November 18, Thursday*

Ilsa Shea '11: White Sculpture and Paintings (through November 30)

Johnson Memorial Building, Gallery of Contemporary Art

A senior independent  exhibition, sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

*This event postponed—new dates TBA

Pictured: Ilsa Shea '11, Glove Pattern, paper, 8 x 9 inches


Middlebury College Orchestra 2010
November 19, Friday

Middlebury College Orchestra

Andrew Massey, conductor

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


The Orchestra's major fall concert features Mozart's Symphone no. 38 in D major, "The Prague,"  Wagner's Prelude to Act 1 of Tristan und Isolde, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture from Fingal's Cave, and  Strauss's Overture from Die Fledermaus. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Tickets: $10/8/6.

Photo Brett Simison


Sonia Hsieh '11
November 19-20, Friday-Saturday

Fall Dance Concert: The Place of Dance

8:00 P.M. each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This choreography lab features works by emerging dance artists at the intermediate levels, the annual Newcomer's Piece directed by Penny Campbell, and the senior-thesis work of Sonia Hsieh '11, Incarnate, focusing on friendship, with lighting design by Heather Pynne ¹11. The choreographers include Davis Anderson ¹13, Sarah Chapin ¹12, Jeremy Cline ¹11.5, Alena Giesche ¹11, Catherine Miller ¹11, James Moore ¹12, Christian Morel ¹11, and Alexandra Vasquez ¹12. Join us for an evocative evening of new works highlighting how place affects the dancing body. Directed by Professor Andrea Olsen in collaboration with the dancers. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $10/8/6.

Pictured: Sonia Hsieh '11, photo Alan Kimara Dixon


The Headless Woman
November 20, Saturday

The Headless Woman

3:00 and 8:00 P.M., Dana Auditorium

A mysterious tale of a woman (Maria Onetto) who may have killed someone or something while driving on a dirt road. Dazed and confused, she tries to piece together what happened, while her husband (Ceasar Bordon) systematically tries to erase her tracks. Nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. "[A] brilliant, maddeningly enigmatic puzzle of a movie"- New York Times. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free


The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
November 20, Saturday

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

Dick Forman, director

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

Big-band swing, upbeat bebop, classic jazz tunes, and contemporary grooves performed by the campus's best student jazz musicians, under the direction of affiliate artist and longstanding Vermont jazz leader Dick Forman. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Brett Simison


College-Community Chorus
November 21, Sunday*

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Jeff Rehbach, conductor

3:00 P.M., Mead Memorial Chapel

A concert in celebration of the Thanksgiving season, performed by nearly 100 singers including Middlebury College students, staff, and faculty, and community members from towns and villages throughout Addison County and across the lake in New York State. The program includes joyous psalm settings by John Rutter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and David Childs; selections from J. S. Bach's Cantata "Nun Danket Alle Gott" (Now Thank We All Our God); songs of the changing seasons by Aaron Copland, Craig Courtney, and Middlebury music faculty member Peter Hamlin' 73; and songs about journeys including Stephen Paulus's The Road Home, Randall Thompson's The Road Not Taken, and Robert De Cormier's upbeat setting of Lonesome Traveler. Conducted by Jeff Rehbach and accompanied by George Matthew Jr. Free

*This program will also be performed on Saturday, November 20, at 7:30 P.M.,* at the First United Methodist Church, 20 Buell Street, Burlington. Please note change: now 7:30 , not 7:00 P.M.


Original Music Fall 2010

November 29, Monday

Original Music Compositions

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

Students in Su Tan's class, Music 1 (MUSC0209), give a public concert of their work. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free



Christianne Stotijn
November 30, Tuesday

Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Breinl, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

"Among young mezzo-sopranos, Christianne Stotijn is in a class apart; she stamps every note and word with character, and delivers her songs with a lyrical glow that considerably advances global warming"-Times, London. Stotijn and Breinl return to Middlebury with a program entitled "Dream Works," featuring songs by Grieg, Brahms, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rachmaninov. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $24/18/6.

Photo Marco Borggreve

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