May 2012


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May 1, Tuesday

Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion: Serious Money*

12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Director Cheryl Faraone and members of the Serious Money company introduce audience members to some of the creative decisions about Caryl Churchill’s scabrous, intelligent piece. Serious Money contains strong language and is for mature audiences only. Lunch is provided. Free to College ID card holders; community donations accepted.

 

Professor Su Tan works withmusic students in the Concert Hall.
May 3, Thursday

Performance by Students in the Performing Chamber Music class

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall 

Join us for an evening of eclectic music from jazz to Reich's "Different Trains" performed by members of Su Lian Tan's Performing Chamber Music class.  See related event May 6th. Sponsored by the the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 3–5, Thursday–Saturday

Serious Money**

8:00 PM each evening and 2:00 PM on Saturday only, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

In the trading pits and board rooms of London's financial district, the City, playwright Caryl Churchill finds the precise pitch of the arena of arbitrage, inside trading, greenmail, corporate raiding and leveraged buyouts. "Sexy greed is the late '80's," and Serious Money is an acidly funny arrow to the present.... Directed by Cheryl Faraone. Senior work of Aubrey Dube '12 (acting),  Lucy Van Atta '12 (acting), and Independent work of Jordan Jones '12 (costume design). Serious Money contains strong language and is for mature audiences only. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale April 16.

**Please note: This production takes the place of Beauty and the Beast, formerly announced for this time slot.

 

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May 4, Friday

Paul Lewis, piano

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Beloved British pianist Paul Lewis’s study of late works of Schubert is already garnering as much praise and attention as his highly acclaimed Beethoven cycle. “Faced with such excellence a mere critic can only abandon paper and pencil and listen to this heroic but deeply moving young artist with awe and amazement”—Gramophone. In this penultimate Schubert program at Middlebury, Lewis delights us with the German Dances, Piano Sonatas nos. 14 and 16 (both in A Minor), and the Allegretto in C Minor. Lewis' latest recording of Schubert's late piano works was named Gramophone magazine's "Recording of the Month" in the February 2012 issue: "Following his Beethoven immersion on record, Paul Lewis returns to Schubert, some of whose sonatas he set down a decade or so ago for Harmonia Mundi, a project left tantalisingly hanging in the air. Well, it was worth the wait. In the intervening time, he has developed into arguably the finest Schubert interpreter of his generation..." Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $25/20/6.

Photo Jack Liebeck

 

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May 5, Saturday

Vermont Honors Choir Festival Concert

1:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Fifty students from grades six through nine from Beeman Elementary, Weybridge Elementary, Mt. Abraham and Vergennes Union Jr High/High School, Charlotte Central School, Hinesburg Community School, and other schools across the state present a lively and inspiring program. Guest conductor Micheal Sanflippo from the Newark NJ Boys Chorus School. Tickets: $8 adults; $6 students; $20 family maximum at the door.

 

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May 5, Saturday

Certified Copy

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Juliette Binoche won the best actress prize at the Cannes 2010 festival for her performance in this playful and provocative romantic drama. “The Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s delicious brain tickler, Certified Copy, is an endless hall of mirrors whose reflections multiply as its story of a middle-aged couple driving through Tuscany carries them into a metaphysical labyrinth”—New York Times. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free

 

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May 5, Saturday

"Back Home Again!"
The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

Dick Forman, director

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The College’s swingin’ big band, featuring the best jazz players on campus, wraps up its year with a concert that’s sure to set toes tapping. The SIJE is fresh from a spring concert tour that included stops in Amherst and Boston, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

 

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May 5, Saturday

Shifting the Frame: Dance for the Camera Screening

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Shifting the frame from the stage to the screen, choreography students investigate how movement and video intersect. Facilitated by Artist in Residence Tiffany Rhynard, the students present their short movies choreographed specifically for the camera. Come dressed for a Hollywood movie premiere and join us on the red carpet (literally!) for the Middlebury Dance Program’s first “dance for the camera screening.” Awards will be given for best overall film, and audience members can win for best costume. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale April 16.

Pictured: Anatomy of a Heart, film by Tiffany Rhynard. Photo Frank Glinski

 

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May 6, Sunday

Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting

5:30 PM, Kirk Alumni Center

Friends of the Art Museum and invited guests gather to celebrate the year in review. Membership information: 802.443.2309 or http://museum.middlebury.edu

 

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May 6, Sunday

La serva padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress)

3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

By Giovanni Pergolesi, featuring Julianne Wieboldt ’14 and Nathaniel Rothrock ’13. Steve Small, director; Cynthia Huard, conductor and continuo; Carol Christensen, musical director. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free 

Professor Su Tan works withmusic students in the Concert Hall.
May 6, Sunday

Performance by Students in the Performing Chamber Music class

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall 

Join us for an evening of eclectic music from Shostakovich to jazz to the Kingdom of Kink Band performed by members of Su Lian Tan's Performing Chamber Music class.  See related event May 3rd. Sponsored by the the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 7, Monday

Spring Recital by Piano Students of Cynthia Huard

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Concerts by Middlebury’s piano students have become a much-anticipated tradition, well attended by members of both the College community and town. Please join us for an evening of beautiful piano music. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 9, Wednesday

Taking Flight

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Advanced Beginning Dance course. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Photo by Alan Kimara Dixon

 

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African Music and Dance Ensemble

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The African Music and Dance Ensemble, directed by Professor Damascus Kafumbe, performs in an end-of-year concert featuring a wide range of East African instrumental, vocal, and dance repertoire. Ensemble members perform on East African drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, lamellaphones, shakers, and xylophones. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Vincent A. Jones '12

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May 10, Thursday

Jazz Showcase

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Student instrumentalists and vocalists present jazz stylings in an informal, cabaret-style setting, under the direction of Director of Jazz Activities Dick Forman. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 10-12, Thursday-Saturday

The Titan Project: Prometheus

8:00 PM Thursday; 8:00 and 10:30 PM Friday; and 7:00 PM Saturday; Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A bold theatrical reinterpretation of the myth of the fire-bearing creator of humanity.  Set in a gritty future ravaged by warfare and disease, the play launches the Titan Prometheus out of the mythical, and into the realm of dark science fiction.  In a bleak world with no allies, Prometheus struggles against the warring factions as well as the demons of his own past in order to find and save his long-lost love. For mature audiences. Senior work of Charles Giardina '12 (directing), Christo Grabowski '12 (acting), Cami Quiñonez '12 (costume design);  independent work of Alan Sutton '14 (lighting design). Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $4; on sale April 23.

 

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May 11, Friday

Spiritual Choir Performance

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Featuring the Middlebury College Spiritual Choir, under the direction of Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence François Clemmons. Free

Photo Vincent A. Jones '12

 

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May 12, Saturday

Scenes and Songs: A Sampling of Musical Theatre from Opera to Broadway

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Music students present a lively evening of musical theatre, from opera to Broadway. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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May 12, Saturday

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Jeff Rehbach, conductor

7:30 PM, Rochester Federated Church

A choral concert for Mother’s Day, with a delightful mix of contemporary, traditional, and classical works. See program details at May 13 listing. Donations will be accepted at the door for ongoing recovery from tropical storm Irene.

 

 

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May 13, Sunday

Pui Shen Yoong '12, piano

1:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Senior recital, sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 13, Sunday

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Jeff Rehbach, conductor

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel
(also on Saturday at 7:30 PM at the Rochester Federated Church)

A choral concert for Mother’s Day, with a delightful mix of contemporary, traditional, and classical works. This large chorus, with a history dating back more than 150 years, brings singers together from on and off campus and throughout the Champlain Valley. The program includes choruses from Come, Ye Sons of Art written in 1694 by Henry Purcell for Queen Mary's birthday, as well as Franz Joseph Haydn's delightful setting of Te Deum, written in 1800 at the request of Empress Marie Therese of Austria. The chorus will present several newly composed works, including René Clausen's Prayer, based on writings of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, an inspiring version of Ubi caritas by Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo. New arrangements of classic poems and texts include: Morning has Broken by British composer Bob Chilcott; a Welsh lullaby (Suo Gan) by K. Lee Scott; Afternoon on a Hill (Edna St. Vincent Millay) by Eric Barnum; The Moon is Distant from the Sea (Emily Dickinson) by New Zealand native David N. Childs; and Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid) by Z. Randall Stroope, that incorporates lyrics from the medieval song, Carmina Burana. The concert concludes with two songs by Vermont composers about Vermont: Nathaniel Lew's arrangement of These Green Mountains by Diane Martin; and My Vermont, a chorale for voices and piano by Rutland composer-teacher-conductor Daniel Graves. Free

 

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May 13, Sunday

The Gale Force Winds

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert hall

The Gale Force Winds present their final concert, a culmination of a semester's hard work. The program includes a wide variety of woodwind quintet music-- a tour of time and space.  Pieces preformed will include music from the 1700s through the present, from classical to Latin Jazz to modern music of the American West.  The quintet members are Catherine Hayes '12, flute; Sam Beguin '13, clarinet; Amanda Kaminsky '13, clarinet, Kelsey Calhoun '12; bassoon, and Suzanne Calhoun '14, horn. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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May 14, Monday

The Wire Watcher*

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Senior work by Sasha Rivera '12 (playwriting.) A play about a play about race. Idealistic young artists flail in their attempts to create work that matters. Performed by Ben Orbison '13, Izzy Shill '13, and Aubrey Dube '12. The reading will be followed by a talkback with the playwright. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Free

*formerly titled Knacker's Yard

  

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May 14, Monday*

Liam Gluck '12, piano

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Music major and pianist Liam Gluck performs an inspired program for his senior recital. Gluck studies with Affiliate Artist Cynthia Huard. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

*Please note revised date

 

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May 15, Tuesday*

Lecture/Demonstration by Nicole Hansen '12, harpsichord

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Hansen studies with Affiliate Artist Cynthia Huard. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free
*Please note revised date

 

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*POSTPONED
May 25, Friday (through August 12)*

Screened and Selected II: Contemporary Photography and Video Acquisitions 2006–2011

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the collaboration between the museum and donor Marianne Boesky ’89, who initiated a multiyear project through which Middlebury College students selected works of art for the museum’s permanent collection. The many works acquired with these funds span the past four decades and include art by Gregory Crewdson, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Idris Khan, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, and James Welling, among others. Free.

*POSTPONED: The Museum will be closed for necessary repairs starting Monday, May 14. This exhibition has been postponed—for more information please visit museum.middlebury.edu.

Pictured: Mike and Doug Starn (American, born 1961), Structure of Thought #19, 2001–2008, MIS and Lysonic inkjet prints on Thai mulberry, gampi and tissue papers with wax, encaustic, and varnish, 41 1/4 x 48 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Contemporary Photography, Film, and Video Acquisition Fund, 2008.013

 

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*POSTPONED
May 25, Friday (through August 12)*

Works from the Permanent Collection

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This summer installation of works in all mediums focuses on the College’s collection of 20th-century art. Free

*POSTPONED: The Museum will be closed for necessary repairs starting Monday, May 14. This exhibition has been postponed—for more information please visit museum.middlebury.edu.

Pictured:Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862–1928), Mount Etna, before 1912, oil on canvas, 17 1/8 x 22 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Michael H. Podell ’56 in memory of Natalie Podell, 1992.057

 

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May 25, Friday

Senior Week Choral Concert

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

In celebration of its graduates, the Middlebury College Choir performs a concert that includes the students' favorite repertoire from the past four years. Alumni join the choir on stage in this Senior Week tradition. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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