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Anne Janson, flute

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

Affiliate artist Anne Janson and University of Vermont colleague Sylvia Parker perform the Claude Bolling Suite for flute and jazz trio with UVM music faculty Jeff Salisbury, drums, and John Rivers, bass. The concert also includes works by Mozart, Bartók, and Faure. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free



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Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion: Flare Path

12:30 PM, Wright Memorial Theatre

Join director Richard Romagnoli and his cast and crew for a presentation about the upcoming production of Terence Rattigan’s 1941 play. $5 donation suggested; free to Middlebury College ID cardholders



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Body and Earth: Seven Web-Based Somatic Excursions

12:30-1:15 PM, Axinn Center, Room 232

Join professor Andrea Olsen, dance and digital media artist Scotty Hardwig, Digital Liberal Arts staff members Daniel Houghton ’06, and Matt Lennon ’13, and performer Miguel Castillo ’17 for a short screening and discussion of the process of creating a web-based learning series for courses linking the environment with the deep intelligence of the body. Discuss the challenges and invitations of shaping an educational and artistic experiential film in international locations. See body-earth.org to preview the films. Sponsored by the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative. Free



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November 4, Wednesday

The Monkey King and I: The Making of American Born Chinese

4:30 PM, Davis Family Library, Room 105

In this illustrated lecture via Skype, cartoonist Gene Luen Yang describes how he created his critically acclaimed graphic novel American Born Chinese; shares the book’s connections to both modern American pop culture and the Ming dynasty novel Journey to the West; and discusses the place of the comics medium in Asian American culture. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Department of Chinese, Program in East Asian Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Christian A. Johnson Enrichment Fund. Free



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Ancient Near Eastern Art—In New England and in the News

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

Susan Ackerman, professor of religion, women’s and gender studies, and Jewish studies at Dartmouth and president of the American Schools of Oriental Research; and Shalom Goldman, professor of religion at Middlebury, discuss the legacy of Near Eastern art in American museums and the ongoing destruction of the ancient cultural patrimony in Iraq and Syria. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Department of Religion, Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Director of the Arts. Free

Photo ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives, Weekly Report 36 (April 13, 2015)



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Flare Path

7:30 PM each evening, Wright Memorial Theatre

Terence Rattigan’s 1941 play, set in a hotel near an RAF Bomber Command airbase during WWII, is named for the flares that were used to light runways to allow planes to take off and land. The plot draws a love triangle between a pilot, his actress wife, and a famous film star. A Polish flier, his English wife, and a sextet of other characters add to the many dramatic and comic moments of this very moving story. Directed by Richard Romagnoli. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Buy Tickets: $12 Public/$10 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students; on sale October 19. Box Office Info>>



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California Guitar Trio

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

Known worldwide for their technical wizardry, breathtaking intensity, and wide-ranging repertoire, this trio performs an exciting and innovative evening of classical and contemporary works that includes everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly arranged interpretations of jazz, classical, rock, and world music. Trio members Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya, and Paul Richards, hailed by Pulse Music for their “passionate virtuosity,” are graduates of Robert Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists. Their Middlebury program, including everything from Bach to Bohemian Rhapsody, will be announced from the stage. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Buy tickets: $20 Public/$15 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students. Box Office Info>>

Workshop with the California Guitar Trio

5:00-6:00 PM, Robison Hall. Open to guitarists of all ages/levels and observers. Free and open to the public.

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Photo Paolo Aizza



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Farewell My Concubine

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Douzi is a delicate young boy whose mother, a prostitute, drops him into the hands of Master Guan, the head of the Peking Opera in 1925. “It is one of those very rare film spectacles that deliver just about everything the ads are likely to promise: action, history, exotic color, multitudes in confrontation, broad overviews of social and political landscapes”––Vincent Canby, New York Times. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series in conjunction with the Shanghai Quartet/Wu Man concert on October 29. (Kaige Chen, China, 171 minutes, 1993) Free


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Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

5:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby and Museum

At this annual signature event of the museum friends, the group determines what gift it will present to the museum with its membership funds. Members only, RSVP required. Membership information: 802-443-2309 or museum.middlebury.edu

Pictured: Sierra Stites ’14 and museum patrons, photo Douglas Perkins ’94

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TEDxMiddlebury: Caught in the Act

10:00 AM-1:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Concert Hall)

A TEDx event is a local, independently-organized gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. The theme of TEDxMiddlebury 2015 is “Caught in the Act,” which aims to spark dialogue about the boundaries we create, the spaces we navigate, and how our identities and work play out in the world. It suggests an awareness of one's surroundings, an appreciation of grey areas, and the importance of certain pursuits, especially when they cross arbitrarily-constructed lines. Tickets: $20/15/8. Box Office info>>

 

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Auditions for Spring Faculty Productions

Times posted at go/theatre*, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 232

For Middlebury College students: come and audition for the spring faculty-directed shows: Stupid F***ing Bird by  Aaron Posner, adapted from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, directed by Cheryl Faraone; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Claudio Medeiros ’90.  The theatre program is also seeking dancers for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. *Visit go/theatre for more info, schedule, and monologues.

Image: Caitlin Duffy ’15.5


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Subjects/Objects of Production, Consumption, and Desire: The Japanese Manga Comics Tale of Genji

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

For more than a thousand years, the Tale of Genji has captured the imagination of writers and artists. In 1970 Genji appeared in one of its newest iterations: Japanese manga comics. Lynn Miyake, professor of Japanese at Pomona College, offers an illustrated lecture on the range of manga interpretations and the ancient tale’s interpretive richness. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Department of Japanese Studies, East Asian Studies Program, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program, and the Christian A. Johnson Enrichment Fund. Free

Pictured: Toba Shôko, NHK manga de yomu koten 1: Murasaki Shikibu Gensaku Genjimonogatari, Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, 1991, 9th printing 1997



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Lysander Piano Trio

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

Winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, this trio has been hailed for its “passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas, and wide palette of colors”—The Strad. At their Weill Recital Hall debut at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times lauded the ensemble’s “…rich sound and nuanced musicianship…resulting in a finely hued collaboration among the three musicians.” Their program honoring Veterans Day, entitled “Silenced Voices: Music by European Composers Displaced by World War II,” includes music by Krenek, Ben-Haim, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Weinberg. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Reserved Seating. Buy Tickets: $20 Public/$15 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students. Box Office Info>>

Concert run time approximately 70 minutes with 1 intermission.

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Photo Richard Blinkoff

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Black and White Photography

Johnson Memorial Building

Students in Gigi Gatewood’s class ART 327: Black and White Darkroom present their photographs. The range of work represents the students’ explorations in alternative and traditional photographic practices—come see if you can decipher how the images are made. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Photograph by Cordelia Pouvost ’15



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Vermont College Dance Festival

Times and spaces: See Dance Program website

Don’t miss the second annual gathering of dance students and faculty from around the Green Mountain State, hosted by Middlebury College. Several public events are planned, including classes and performances.  See the Dance Program website for details.

Pictured: (Top) Andrew Pester ’17, (bottom) Krystal Egbuchulam ’18, photos Alan Kimara Dixon

November 12, Thursday

Vermont College Faculty Showcase

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This performance features original work by dance faculty from Middlebury College, University of Vermont, Bennington College, St. Michael’s College, Johnson State College, Marlboro College, and Castleton State College. Part of the second annual Vermont College Dance Festival, hosted this year by Middlebury. Buy Tickets: $12 Public/$10 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury Students; on sale October 26. Box Office Info>>


*NEW TIME

November 13, Friday

Student Works Concert

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

In conjunction with the Vermont College Dance Festival, student choreographers present completed dances to each other, followed by a feedback session, in an exchange of ideas and information. Buy Tickets: $12 Public/$10 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students; on sale October 26. Box Office Info>>


November 14, Saturday

Student Work-in-Progress Showing

2:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

An informal opportunity for students to share their freshest creations, as a chance to build community and collaborate. Part of the second annual Vermont College Dance Festival, hosted this year by Middlebury. Free


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Ten Thousand Saints

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Shuttling between bucolic Vermont and the grime of late ’80s New York, this movie treats a teen’s especially ill-timed pregnancy as a potentially happy moment of truth—a juncture at which varied shards of a few broken homes might be assembled into something like a family, if only the right combination can be found. “Smart, sensitive, and accessible to both young and middle-aged viewers”––John DeFore, Sundance Festival Review. See associated event with author Eleanor Henderson ’01 on November 16. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, USA, 113 minutes, 2015) Free

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Middlebury College Orchestra

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Concert Hall)

The Middlebury College Orchestra presents its fall concert featuring Beethoven’s Overture to Goethe’s Tragedy Egmont, Saint-Saens’ Morceau de Concert (with horn soloist Josie Trichka ’17),Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave, and Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Associate Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin conducts. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free



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New Music for the Middlebury College Choir

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

The College Choir performs a brief concert of new compositions of written for the choir. Music by students, alumni, and faculty includes recent works by Peter Hamlin ’73, Annie Beliveau ’18, and Tevan Goldberg ’18. The program also includes a commissioned work by Mohammed Fairouz (b. 1985), whose music is increasingly popular with major symphony orchestras and choirs. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

 Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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Residency: Liz Lerman, MacArthur Genius and Professor of the Practice

Times and spaces: See Dance Program website

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker, and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship and a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance. She offers three days of residency activities; see the Dance Program website for details. Sponsored by the Dance Program, Center for Careers and Internships, MiddCORE, Professors of the Practice Program, Committee on the Arts, Community Engagement Office, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Academic Enrichment Fund. Free

Photo Lise Metzger


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Eleanor Henderson ’01

4:30 PM, Axinn Center, Abernethy Room

Henderson reads from her first novel, Ten Thousand Saints (Ecco, 2011), and discusses its film adaptation, written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and released in the summer of 2015. See associated screening November 14. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free






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Gauguin in Polynesia: The Final Years

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

Lecture by Elizabeth Childs, Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis. French avant-garde artist Paul Gauguin is perhaps best known for the art he produced in Tahiti during his first trip there in 1891. This lecture examines a later period of Gauguin’s life and art, including his increasing engagement with modern Polynesian culture, his fascination with global religions, his artistic texts, and his relocation to the Marquesas Islands in 1901. Sponsored by the Art History Program and the Johnson Enrichment Fund. Free

Pictured: Elizabeth Childs

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*November 17, Tuesday

Cameron Visiting Architect Erinn McGurn

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Erinn McGurn, AIA is the cofounder of SCALEAfrica and owner/principal of and owner/principal of SCALEStudio in New York City. The studio operates on a “for-benefit” model, with social change and community-driven design as the primary focus. In 2013, SCALEAfrica was admitted into the Clinton Global Initiative and launched a commitment to action to build Zambia’s first sustainably designed, technology-based community school. Sponsored by the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund and the Architectural Studies program. Free

Pictured: SCALEAfrica, Vinza School



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November 17, Tuesday

The King’s Singers

7:30 PM, *Mead Chapel

The world’s superlative vocal sextet is acclaimed for both its virtuosity and its irresistible charm, earning the group a vast international audience. The first half of the a cappella program is drawn from their recording Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer. After intermission, they take a tour around the globe with songs from their "Postcards Project," a collection of folk and popular songs amassed on their travels. Music department chair Jeffrey Buettner offers a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 PM at Mead Chapel (please note new location.) Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Buy Tickets: $25 Public/$20 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students. Box Office Info>>

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Photo Chris O’Donovan

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Liz Lerman: “Making Rules, Breaking Rules”

12:15-1:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

What happens when we cross borders, cross disciplines, and cross domains? How can that serve our personal inquiry, our professional development, and the building of knowledge? Learn more at this lecture and book signing with choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker Liz Lerman. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance. Sponsored by the Dance Program, Center for Careers and Internships, MiddCORE, Professors of the Practice, Committee on the Arts, Community Engagement, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Academic Enrichment Fund. Free

Pictured: Liz Lerman, photo JS Rosenthal

 

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Jean Barberis, Visiting Artist and Curator

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Jean Barberis is a maker, artist, and curator, but he rarely makes a distinction between the various aspects of his practice. A native of Provence, Barberis co-founded Flux Factory’s gallery space and Arts Collective. He likes to engage artists in the curatorial process, foster collaborations, and encourage the production of ambitious new works. His interests are vast and varied and include urban exploration, shoemaking, boat building, and engag­ing in exchanges and economies outside of the confines of capitalism. Collaborators have included EFA (Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts) Project Space and the art collectives Rabid Hands, Swimming Cities, and Mare Liberum. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art, the Committee on the Arts, and the Christian A. Johnson Enrichment Fund. Free


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Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

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

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

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Roadkill

8:00 PM Thursday, 7:00 &  10:00 PM Friday, 8:00 PM Saturday; Freeman International Center, The Bunker

Senior 700 work of Leah Sarbib ’15.5 and Tosca Giustini ’15.5. This devised theatre work is an exploration of a girl's sexuality, as told through the stories of four people who know her intimately. The ensemble includes Leah Sarbib ’15.5, Tosca Giustini ’15.5, Kean Haunt ‘17, Lorena Neira ‘17, Kathleen Gudas ’16.5, Caitlyn Meagher ’17, Will Lupica ’18 , Anna Parker ’15.5, Bjorn Peterson ’15.5, Lucy Killian ’15.5, Iram Ashgar ‘18, Ben Rose ’17.5, and Andrew Goulet ’16. Tickets: $5. Box Office Info>>

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The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

8:00-10:00 PM, 51 Main

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, the College’s swingin’ big band, makes its annual fall appearance at 51 Main.  The band’s music is sure to keep fingers snapping and toes tapping; there might even be dancing in the aisles!  Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


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The Imitation Game

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

This Oscar-winning film tells the true story of how Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) and a team of cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park during World War II struggled to crack the Nazis’ naval code, thereby helping the Allies win the war. “So innately compelling is Turing’s story—to say nothing of Cumberbatch’s masterful performance. It’s hard not to get caught up in this well-told tale and its skillful manipulations”––Scott Foundas, Variety. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Morten Tyldum, UK/USA, 114 minutes, 2014) Free

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The Real Story of “The Imitation Game” and the Enigma of Alan Turing

5:45 PM, Dana Auditorium

In conjunction with the Hirschfield International Film Series’ presentation of The Imitation Game,  Dr. Tom Perera offers a public lecture between the two screenings. Perera is one of the world’s leading experts on cipher machines and the author of the most definitive book on the Enigma machine. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the First-Year Seminar program.  Free

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Travelling Light: Songs to Bring Along

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

Hannah Johnston '15.5 performs an evening of vocal music as partial fulfillment of the requirements of an independent study. The program includes a mix of classical and musical theater repertoire in four languages, and features guest artists Erica Furgiuele '15 and Mike McCann '15, as well as piano accompaniment by Cynthia Huard. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free


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

3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel

The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, and faculty, and singers from towns and villages throughout the area. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Reina Guarnaccia



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