November 2012

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CANCELED*

November 2, Friday

Lecture/Demonstration: Rajeev Taranath, sarod

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

* Taranath's lecture/demonstration has been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy and related travel disruptions. We are working to reschedule his visit for April 2013.

 

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November 3, Saturday

A Separation

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

In this 2012 Academy Award-winning film, an Iranian husband and wife clash when forced to decide whether to leave their home country. Dragged into a courtroom, their conflict blurs into moral muddiness. “With great power and subtlety, [director Asghar] Farhadi transforms this ugly quarrel into a contemporary tragedy”—The Guardian. In Persian with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series and Middle East Studies Program. Free

 

 
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November 3, Saturday

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

5:00 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art and Mahaney Center for the Arts Lobby

A festive occasion for members of the Museum Friends to celebrate and select a new work of art for the collection. Membership information: 802.443.2309 or museum.middlebury.edu

Pictured: Anonymous (Roman), Figure of Venus, early–mid second-century CE, bronze, H. 5 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and the Walter Cerf Art Acquisition Fund, 2005.053

 

 
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November 3, Saturday

Affiliate Artist Collaborative Concert

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

Featuring Paul Asbell, guitar; Timothy Cummings, bagpipes; Miles Donahue, saxophone; Dan Frostman, oboe; Cynthia Huard, piano; Glendon Ingalls, trumpet and bass; Bear Irwin, trombone; Steven Klimowski, clarinet; and Mark Lavoie, harmonica. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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November 6, Tuesday

The Computer As Musician: Inaugural Lecture by Peter Hamlin '73

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

In his Johnson Inaugural Lecture, Department of Music Chair Peter Hamlin '73 talks about his compositions that involve live musicians performing with computers. The performances use interactive computer software that responds and contributes to the music in real time. The lecture includes recent recordings along with a description and demonstration of some of the techniques used. Reception prior to lecture at 4:00 p.m. Free

 

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November 6, Tuesday

Architectural Exhibition: POESIS Design (through November 16)

Johnson Memorial Building

POESIS is Pilar Proffitt & Robert Bristow, a husband and wife design team based in Lakeville, Connecticut. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. More information at www.poesisdesign.com. See accompanying lecture by the architects on November 8. Free

 

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November 7, Wednesday

Cameron Visiting Artist Talk : Derrick Adams

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Derrick Adams comes to Middlebury the second week of November as the fifth Cameron Visiting Artist to take part in the Master Print Project. Not only will students hear about Derrick's work during his artist talk, but they will also learn the ins and outs of how to create a professional print portfolio. Adams received his MFA from Columbia University. He is the recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and is an honored finalist for the 2011 William H. Johnson Prize. Adams' exhibition and performance highlights include: MoMA PS1 Greater New York 2005, PERFORMA 05, Brooklyn Museum Open House, The Kitchen NYC, The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum in Harlem 2011/12, and recent solo exhibition, Deconstruction Worker, at Jack Tilton Gallery 2012. Sponsored by the Studio Art program. Free

Pictured: Derrick Adams, Human Structure Divided, 2012, mixed media collage on paper, 44 x 31 inches

 

 

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November 8, Thursday

Tending Toward Blackness: Lorna Simpson’s Object Relations

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

In this lecture, Huey Copeland of Northwestern University considers Lorna Simpson’s most sustained engagement with the slave past, her often overlooked 1991 installation Five Rooms. In this work, the artist deployed an array of materials previously unprecedented in her photo-conceptual practice, from jars of rice to store-bought kewpie dolls. Ultimately, Copeland argues, Simpson seized on such objects as surrogates for the slave body in order to more effectively reveal the relationships that connect subjects despite and because of the vicissitudes of racialized oppression. Presented as part of the “Matter and Memory: Topics in Art History” lecture series. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture,  Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the Office of the Provost. Free

Pictured: Lorna Simpson and Alva Rogers, Five Rooms, 1991, detail (first room), glass bottles, water, wooden stools, engraved plastic plaques, and sound, overall dimensions variable. © Lorna Simpson, courtesy of the artist and Salon94, New York

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November 8, Thursday

Do As I Say

4:30 PM, Axinn Center, Room 232

"Do As I Say" is Middlebury College's entry into the 2012 Sleepless in Burlington 48-hour filmmaking competition, part of the Vermont International Film Festival.  Five Middlebury students conceived, wrote, directed, filmed, edited, and scored a short film in 48 hours.  A brief question and answer session with the filmmakers will immediately follow the screening. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture and the Director for the Arts. Free. Seating is limited.

 

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November 8, Thursday

Cameron Visiting Architect Talk: Poesis Design

7:00 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

POESIS is Pilar Proffitt & Robert Bristow, a husband and wife design team based in Lakeville, Connecticut. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. More information at www.poesisdesign.com. See an accompanying exhibition of their work November 6-16 at the Johnson Building. Free

 

 

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November 8, Thursday

Fauré Requiem: Choral Concert

8:00 PM,* Mead Memorial Chapel

Majestic, lyrical, and uplifting, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem encompasses the famous composer’s penchant for melody and adeptness with delicate yet powerful musical texture. This performance features ensembles from Middlebury, Castleton State, Johnson State, and St. Michael’s Colleges and the University of Vermont. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free
*Please note revised time.

 

 

 

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November 9, Friday

Lift Your Voices and Sing!

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

The Martin Luther King Spiritual Choir, directed by Dr. François S. Clemmons, has brought students, faculty, staff, and townsfolk together for more than a decade. The choir’s repertoire includes American Negro spirituals, some gospel selections, and several African folk songs in Swahili and Zulu led by Rachel Ochako ’11. Come and be prepared to sing along, clap your hands, and make a joyful noise. Presented by the Department of Music and the Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence Program. Free

Photo Vincent A. Jones '12

 

 
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November 10, Saturday

Habemus Papam

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

The Vatican has a problem: an unlikely new pope panics and wants to bail out. Enter an unconventional psychologist, instructed to cure the patient “in front of the entire conclave,” as the Hollywood Reporter explains, “just don’t mention sex, mother, fantasies, desires or dreams, please.” Nanni Moretti’s gently satirical film delves into the challenges of an unassuming individual buckling under the weight of infallibility. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series and Department of Italian. Free

 

 

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November 10, Saturday

Gallicantus

8:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Literally meaning “rooster song,” the name Gallicantus comes from monastic antiquity for the worship service held just before dawn that evokes the renewal of life offered by the coming day. Dedicated to Renaissance music and directed by Gabriel Crouch, this early music group boasts a wealth of experience in consort singing, drawn from groups such as Tenebrae, the Tallis Scholars, and the King’s Singers. In their North American debut, Gallicantus sings works by John Sheppard, William Byrd, and Thomas Tallis, including Tallis’s Lamentations. Gallicantus is lauded by the Times of London for “impassioned, exciting music.” Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Tickets: $20/15/6.  Go to the Box Office>>

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November 13, Tuesday

Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion: As You Like It

12:30 PM, Wright Memorial Theatre

Director Cheryl Faraone, Musical Director Carol Christensen, and members of the As You Like It company both tell and show some of the experiences in the creation of this production. Middlebury’s As You Like It is a play of impulsiveness and of exile, filled with music, movement and longing. Free to College ID card holders; community donations accepted.

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November 14, Wednesday

Case Studies in Art Conservation

 4:30 PM, Twilight Auditorium

Tom Branchick, director and conservator of paintings at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, in Massachusetts, has added his anonymous touch to works of art by legions of famous artists. He discusses the service of conservation to the central purpose of art museums: the preservation of the world’s art. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and Committee on the Arts, in conjunction with HARC 0248, a new introductory course about art museums. Free

 

 

 
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November 14, Wednesday

Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

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

The fall concert by Diana Fanning’s students is a popular event celebrating our talented Middlebury students. Sponsored by the Music Department. Free

Pictured: Richard P. Chen ’13 and Kaveh Waddell ’13

 

 

 

 
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November 15, Thursday

I Love a Mystery: Narrative Innovation in 1940s Hollywood Cinema

4:30 PM, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 216

Lecture by David Bordwell, one of the world’s most prolific, prominent, and influential film scholars. He is the Jacques Ledoux Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of over a dozen books on topics ranging from narrative theory to Hong Kong cinema. Recently he has emerged as an innovator in digital publishing, with accessible essays and eBooks. Sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture. Free

 

 


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November 15–17,
Thursday–Saturday
 

As You Like It

8:00 pm each evening, plus 2:00 pm on Saturday only, Wright Memorial Theatre

“Sweet are the uses of adversity . . .” This new production of William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy is a melancholy tale of love and exile, set in the early part of the 20th century, as the old world tips forever into the new, and all is forever changed. Directed by Cheryl Faraone. Please note special post-performance discussion at the Saturday matinee: "Why Shakespeare Today?" Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale October 29.  Go to the Box Office>>

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November 16, Friday

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

 Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture Eliza B. Garrison presents the museum’s recently acquired Book of Hours, an illustrated manuscript produced in Bruges, c. 1500, with links to many of the most influential artists in the history of the Northern Renaissance. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby following the lecture. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Middlebury College Museum of Art, and Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. Free to College ID cardholders; community donations welcomed.

Pictured: Rokeghem Hours (Use of Rome), Belgian, Bruges, c. 1500, in Latin and Dutch, bound illuminated manuscript on parchment, 2 large and 16 small miniatures by the Masters of Raphael de Mercatellis, 7 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/16 inches closed. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Reva B. Seybolt ’72 Art Acquisition Fund, 2012.005

 

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***CANCELED***

November 16, Friday

François Clemmons, tenor

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

Join Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence François Clemmons for a joyful evening of songs with sass and soul. With Cynthia Huard, piano. Free

Please note: this concert has been cancelled due to illness. Please join us in wishing "the Maestro" a speedy recovery!

Photo Vincent A. Jones '12

 

 

 

 

 

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November 16, Friday

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

9:00-11:00 PM, McCullough Social Space

The SIJE and the Middlebury Swing Dance Club are coming together for a fantastic evening. The best way to enjoy our music is through the soles of your feet. So bring your dancing shoes, and join us for some great music and some great dancing.

Photo Brett Simison


 

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November 16, Friday

Man Forever

Featuring John Colpitts '95

10:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221*

The Middlebury College Department of Music presents Man Forever, featuring John Colpitts ’95, drummer/composer, aka “Kid Millions,” member of the band Oneida. Colpitts will appear with Eric Benepe ‘14, Joel Feier ‘13, and Nick Smaller ‘14. The New York Times article, “A Percussion Obsessive adds even more drums” appears at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/23/arts/music/23drummer.html?_r=0. Free

*Please note location change

 

 
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November 17, Saturday

Margaret

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

A tempestuous Manhattan teenager copes with remorse after witnessing an accident that she may have caused. Delayed for several years due to studio contentions, director Kenneth Longergan’s film offers a mesmerizing, messy look into the consequences of self-absorption and delivers “a phoenix of a film, risen from the ashes of what looked alarmingly like failure. . . . It needs to be seen”—The Telegraph. Starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, and Mark Ruffalo. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free

 

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November 17, Saturday

Why Shakespeare Today?

Immediately following the 2:00 matinee of "As You Like It" (approximately 4:30 PM), Wright Memorial Theatre

Panelists Melissa Lourie of Middlebury Actors Workshop and Lindsay Pontius, Town Hall Theater's director of education, and UVM Shakespeare professor Stephen Schillinger join Director Cheryl Faraone to answer questions after the 2:00 p.m. matinee of As You Like It.  Lourie and Pontius have professional backgrounds in directing, acting, and producing Shakespeare. Schillinger's background is in the study of literary history, especially 16th and 17th-century English drama (Shakespeare and his contemporaries). Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Free

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November 17, Saturday

Middlebury College Orchestra
Andrew Massey, conductor

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

The orchestra’s fall concert features Alexander St. Angelo ’14 as soloist in Ernst Chausson’s Poème for Violin and Orchestra. Also on the program are Borodin's Symphony No. 2, Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor, and Fanfare for La Peri by Dukas. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 

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November 18, Sunday

Middlebury College Community Chorus
Jeff Rehbach, conductor

Tim Guiles, accompanist

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

Middlebury College students, staff and faculty, and singers from throughout Addison County and across the lake in New York perform an annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving. The program includes thanksgiving Psalm 100 by Minnesota composer René Clausen; an inspiring version of sacred texts entitled The Ground by contemporary Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo; Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken and Choose Something like a Star, set to music by noted American composer Randall Thompson; and the just-published arrangement of Carly Simon's Let the River Run, by Craig Hella Johnson, originally performed by the ensemble Conspirare). The centerpiece of the concert, with area instrumentalists joining the Chorus, is Franz Schubert's inspired Mass #2 in G Major, written when he was just 18 years old, a setting full of energy with delightful melodies and harmonies. Free

 

 

 

 
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November 27, Tuesday (through December 6)

The Autumn Campus

Johnson Memorial Building, Pit Space

The works created in Jim Butler’s fall class Landscape Re-Imagined: Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Glass are large-scale images of our campus presented in new and surprising ways. Students interact with the natural and built environment and study the rich history of painting landscape. Their results exploit all the fluidly colorful possibilities of oil paint to reimagine our everyday world. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Stephanie Moroney '12, Chateau, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

 

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November 28, Wednesday

Critical Mass: How Reviewers Influence Museums (and vice versa)

4:30 PM, Twilight Auditorium

Lecture by Lee Rosenbaum, writer of the award-winning CultureGrrl blog at ArtsJournal.com and author of The Complete Guide to Collecting Art (Knopf). She provides cultural commentary for NPR, and has written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times op-ed pages, Wall Street Journal’s “Leisure & Arts” page and Huffington Post Arts, ARTnews, and Art in America. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Committee on the Arts, in conjunction with HARC 0248, a new introductory course about art museums. Free 

 

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November 28, Wednesday

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble
Damascus Kafumbe, director

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

The ensemble presents an end-of-semester 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. After the performance, audience members will be invited to take a closer look at the instruments in an informal, on-stage talk with the performers. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Pictured: Lelise Getu '13, Rebecca Hicks '15, and Molly Kalter '14

 

 
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November 28, Wednesday (through December 6)

Silkscreen Prints

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

View works by students in Hedya Klein’s silkscreen class, ART 318. Students explore photo-stencil techniques, as well as direct-drawing application and color registration. Concepts range from very personal to more broad and universal ideas. Students begin with notions of portraiture and landscape as a starting point for more complex ideas. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Samantha Rudashevsky Parry '12, untitled, cut paper silkscreen

 

 

 

 
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November 29, Thursday

Jupiter String Quartet

Nelson Lee, violin
Meg Freivogel, violin
Liz Freivogel, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

A midday program of Kurtag’s profound 12 Microludes and Schubert’s beloved G Major Quartet. See associated concert on November 30. This free Performing Arts Series recital is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of F. William Sunderman Jr. and Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. Residency activities are made possible by the Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts, established in 2011, which supports opportunities that broaden the scope of Middlebury students’ experience in the performing arts. Free; no tickets required.

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Photo Merri Cyr


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November 29-December 1, Thursday-Saturday

The Vanek Trilogy

8:00 PM each evening, Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Play by Vaclav Havel; senior theatre work of Noah Berman '13 (acting) and Isabel Shill '13 (acting); intermediate independent theatre work of Paula Bogutyn '14 (directing). The Vanek Trilogy is a series of short plays written by Vaclav Havel, the first president of democratic Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic, a human rights activist, and a great playwright. It follows the dissident Vanek (a stand-in for Havel) through a series of revealing encounters with former friends and colleagues co-opted into the Communist regime of the USSR in the 70s. The plays explore the tension created when two similar people find different, antithetical paths of survival in a harsh environment. When confronted with Vanek, who has maintained his ideological purity, the others’ disgrace turns that tension explosive. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $4; on sale November 12.

 

 
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November 30, Friday

Jupiter String Quartet

Nelson Lee, violin
Meg Freivogel, violin
Liz Freivogel, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello

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

“Every so often a performance leaves us in awe of its loving sophistication, its attention to the finest details of balance and expression. That’s how it was with the Jupiter String Quartet’s performance”—Dallas Morning News. This prize-winning quartet is in high demand around the globe. The program includes Mozart’s first Prussian Quartet, Bartók’s Quartet no. 1 in A Minor, and Brahms’s Quartet in C Minor, op. 51/1. See associated concert on November 29. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of F. William Sunderman Jr. and Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. Free; no tickets required.

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Photo Merri Cyr

 

 

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November 30–December 1, Friday–Saturday

Fall Dance Concert: Mosaics from the Underground

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

This choreo-lab features the works of emerging dance artists at the intermediate and advanced levels; the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed by Penny Campbell; and a new work for the Dance Company of Middlebury by Visiting Assistant Professor Catherine Cabeen. They add up to an evocative evening of new works exploring individual integrity and communal strength. Directed by Catherine Cabeen in collaboration with the dancers. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale November 12.

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Pictured: Hannah Pierce '13, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

 

 

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