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Nathan Laube, organ

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

The Performing Arts Series collaborates with the Bach Festival again this season—this time with a keyboard performance. Organist Nathan Laube treats audiences to a Bach program that celebrates Mead Chapel’s 45-year-old Gress-Miles organ. The Oberlin Review may have said it best: “The organ is indeed the king of instruments and Mr. Laube one of its supreme players.” Laube’s brilliant playing and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences and presenters across the United States and in Europe. He offers a pre-concert lecture at 2:15 PM. With support from the Middlebury Bach Festival, and the Office of the President. This performance is approximately 90 minutes including one intermission. Buy Tickets: $20 Public/$15 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students. Box Office Info>>

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Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting and Supper

5:30 PM, Kirk Alumni Center

Members of the Friends of the Art Museum and invited guests gather to celebrate the year in review, welcome incoming officers and trustees, and present awards for distinction in the visual arts. Membership information: 802-443-2309 or

Photo Jonathan Blake

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Chamber Music Live!

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

Join student musicians of MUSC 0240 in an end-of-semester concert featuring a creative mix of small ensemble chamber music performances. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7:30 PM Thursday–Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday, Wright Memorial Theatre

A fresh production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, directed by Cláudio Medeiros ’90. The performance is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including intermission.

Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Post-performance discussion on Friday.

Buy Tickets: $12 Public/$10 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students; on sale April 18. Box Office Info>>

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Through the Fire

Senior Thesis Dance Concert by Sky Williams/Celeste Allen ’16 and Otto Pierce '16

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

Two seniors examine the intersection of contemporary choreography with their varied additional disciplines—environmental studies, sociology, and anthropology—to create an evening as diverse and layered as their intellectual pursuits. The performance is approximately 75 minutes including intermission.  Sponsored by the Dance Program. Buy Tickets: $12 Public/$10 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students; on sale April 18. Box Office Info>>

Pictured:(l) Sky Williams/Celeste Allen ’16, (r) Otto Pierce '16,
photos Alan Kimara Dixon

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3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Not far from Timbuktu, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his family. In town, the people suffer under a Jihadist regime of terror determined to control their faith. Everything changes when Kidane accidentally kills the fisherman who slaughtered his beloved cow. “Each scene is breathtaking, such as the unforgettable soccer game played with no ball”––Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Abderrahmane Sissako, France, Mauritania, 97 minutes, 2014) Free

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The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
Dick Forman, Director

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

The College’s big band swings into spring with a concert that’s sure to set toes tapping and fingers snapping. There might just be dancing in the aisles! Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

photo Miranda de Beer

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May 8, Sunday

Middlebury College Community Chorus
Jeff Rehbach, Conductor; Timothy Guiles, Accompanist

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Concert Hall)*

The 85-voice chorus welcomes spring with its popular Mother’s Day concert including a delightful mix of choral works from times past and present. The program features Vivaldi's Magnificat; traditional songs and lullabies from Africa; and music by a new generation of American composers on classic texts by Robert Burns, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Rudyard Kipling.  With a history that dates back more than 150 years, the chorus brings singers together from on and off campus to present this joyful performance. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Jeff Rehbach, photo Reina Guarnaccia

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Final Presentations: Sophomore Seminar in The Liberal Arts

5:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

In this interactive session, students enrolled in the Sophomore Seminar will offer representations of their final essays in all sorts of art forms other than essay!  The prompt for these performances is “What is the good life, and how do I live it?” Everyone is welcome. Free

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Spring Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

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

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

photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko


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Taking Flight

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

An informal showing of improvised movement works by students in the DANC 261 Improvisational Practices class: Chi Chi Chang ’18, Hannah Habermann ’18, Kean Haunt ’17, Franz Hernandez ’18, Isabel Herrick ’19.5, Mandy Kimm ’17, Vladimir Kremenovic ’17, Mariah Levin ’16.5, Zac Lounsbury ’16, Matea Mills-Andruk ’18.5, Kate Monroe ’18.5, Ravi Patel ’19, Rubby Paulino ’18, Ollie Ringland ’19, Eli Susman ’18.5, and Esme Valette ’16. With sound by Dance Program musician Ron Rost. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

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Bette, AKA Mammy, Big Momma, Madea & Others Alike: (De)Constructing an American Stereotype

4:30-7:00 PM, M Gallery (3 Mill Street)

Tamir Williams '16 is the winner of a Distinction in the Visual Arts award from the Friends of the Art Museum, and has been a Student Curator of Center Gallery throughout her senior year. Now she welcomes the campus and community for the opening of her art exhibition that supplements her American Studies senior thesis on the Mammy Stereotype within American society. Her visual interpretations attempt to rewrite this stereotype via scenes that deconstruct and reimagine assumptions about the Mammy’s body, agency, sexuality, and her overall place in American history. Refreshments will be served. Free

Pictured: Tamir Williams ’16, Mammy Klump, 2016, linoleum print

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Jazz Showcase

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

Some of the College’s top jazz instrumentalists and singers will present selections from their term’s work.  It’s a celebration of the music that’s been called “America’s National Treasure.”  The 4:30 Combo will be making its final Jazz Showcase appearance!  Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free and open to the public.

Photo Brett Simison


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The Music of 210

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

A program of original compositions written and performed by students in Su Tan’s Music Composition II class. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


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Skinner Releasing Technique & Composition Master Class

12:00-3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Laurel Jenkins, independent choreographer and MFA from the WAC/Dance department at UCLA, will teach Skinner Releasing Technique and Composition during this two day workshop. Sponsored by Living Dance and the Dance Program.  Free

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Scenes and Songs

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

Vocal students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson present a lively sampling of musical theatre from opera to Broadway in this popular and fun evening. Accompanied by Cynthia Huard and Annemieke Spoelstra McLane, piano. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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Chamber Music

4:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Student chamber music groups present selections from the Brahms Horn Trio and Beethoven's Opus 18, No. 1, coached by Cynthia Huard and Dieuwke Davydov.  Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Johnson Memorial Building

Students in ART 700 exhibit works in various media in this culminating exhibition, which showcases the work of advanced students completing semester-long independent studio art. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Pictured: Robbie Seltzer ’15, large format photograph installation, 2015

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Museum Study Break and Stress-Reliever

2:00–5:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Get out of the library and into the Museum! You bring your laptop and work—we provide coffee, healthy snacks, outlets, and stress-relieving coloring sheets of objects in the Museum’s collection. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free


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Senior Week Choir Concert

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

This annual performance by the Middlebury College Choir features the favorite repertoire of the members of the Class of 2016. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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Paul Strand in Vermont: 1943–1946

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

Paul Strand, one of the greatest photographers in the history of the medium, is perhaps best known for his pictorialist studies from early in his career, his machine photographs of the 1920s, and his 1955 publication Un Paese: Portrait of an Italian Village. But some of Strand’s most compelling works, 25 of which form this exhibit, were taken in Vermont during the years 1943–1946, when he had just returned to still photography after almost a decade of making films. Free

Pictured: Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976), Wall and Snow, Vermont, 1943, gelatin silver print, 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund.

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