Balla Kouyaté and World Vision Bring the Sounds of Mali to Middlebury

January 27, 2012

Master balafon player Balla Kouyaté will perform music from the griot tradition of Mali on Friday, February 17, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall. His ensemble World Vision, fresh from a performance at the Kennedy Center, will join him with acoustic guitar, tama (talking drum), djembé/banjo, electric bass guitar, and vocals.

Classical Guitarist Xuefei Yang Performs February 21 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts

February 2, 2012

Beijing-born, and now UK-based, Xuefei Yang is regarded as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Ever since her enchanting Valentine’s Day recital in 2008, Performing Arts Series patrons have asked when she would return to Middlebury. Audiences will surely feel the three-year wait was worthwhile when they enjoy this beautiful concert of works by Bach, Regondi, Brouwer, Chopin, and Albéniz.

Pianist Steven Osborne Performs an All-Ravel Program March 2

February 10, 2012

Classical pianist Steven Osborne returns to Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series on Friday, March 2 to perform a stunning concert of solo piano works by French composer Maurice Ravel. Born in Scotland, Osborne is one of Britain’s foremost musicians, known  for his unique approach and dazzling repertoire.

“Maverick Cellist” David Darling Performs at Middlebury March 8

February 17, 2012

Middlebury College students will host the Grammy-winning musician David Darling in a campus residency including music jams, movement classes, a lecture, and a free public concert. A former member of the Paul Winter Consort, Darling is a master collaborator who brings his music to bear on issues of environmentalism, spirituality, and social progress.

Acclaimed Cellist Sophie Shao Performs with Lithuanian Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute

February 20, 2012

Award-winning cellist Sophie Shao, a frequent guest on the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series, will return to perform a vivid duo program featuring works by Beethoven, Kirchner, Janáček, and Franckwith rising star pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute on March 9. Shao’s knack for gathering graceful combinations of musicians is a testament to her collaborative strengths.

Choreographer Kyle Abraham Explores Communication in “The Radio Show” March 16-17

February 23, 2012

Bessie Award-winning dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion delve into identity and personal history in a performance of The Radio Show. Creating an abstract narrative around the loss of communication, he investigates a community’s reaction to the abrupt discontinuation of a radio station and how Alzheimer’s disease and aphasia impact a family.

Rethink, Rebuild, Remember

February 24, 2012

One year after the devastating earthquake that struck Japan, Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff will reflect on the anniversary with a series of cultural events, including theatrical readings, guest speakers, and a faculty panel discussion. The events, to be held between March 11 and April 5, will also raise funds for the ongoing relief efforts halfway around the globe.

Middlebury to Host Vermont Debut of the Acclaimed Elias String Quartet March 21

March 8, 2012

In their first-ever Vermont appearance, the dynamic young Elias String Quartet will play works by Purcell, Suk, and Mendelssohn, as well as Janáček’s “Kreutzer Sonata.” The quartet has experienced a meteoric rise due to their “imaginative, full-blooded playing and impeccable ensemble” (Classic FM Magazine,) and “sophisticated phrasing, subtle coloring, and impeccable tuning…” (The Independent.)

Four Middlebury College Seniors to Share Dance Concert

April 1, 2012

Middlebury College senior dance majors Sarah Chapin, Alicia Evancho, James Moore, and Alexandra Vasquez will showcase their thesis work in performance and choreography in a joint concert, Consequence: The Senior Dance Concert, on April 20 and 21.

Second Annual Middlebury Bach Festival April 27–29

April 10, 2012

Middlebury, VT—Three days of performances, interest sessions, dancing, and workshops will link the College and the town of Middlebury together. Highlights include special guest early music ensemble ARTEK and members of the New York Baroque Dance Company, and a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Easter Oratorio, BWV 249.

 

 

British Pianist Paul Lewis Caps Off the 2011–2012 Performing Arts Series

May 4, 2012

A favorite of Middlebury audiences, Paul Lewis will perform a beautiful evening of Schubert’s piano works at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Friday, May 4. Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading pianists of his generation, and is a fitting artist to close the 2011-2012 Middlebury College Performing Arts Series with a flourish.

Mahaney Center for the Arts Celebrates 20th Anniversary

September 1, 2012

The Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a season packed with hundreds of concerts, plays, museum exhibitions, dance performances, films, and more. An early highlight of the season is the Clifford Symposium on Creativity and Collaboration, hosted by the Mahaney Center for the Arts on September 27-29, 2012.

British Pianist Paul Lewis Brings Schubert Piano Cycle to a Triumphant Conclusion

October 4, 2012

Middlebury audience favorite Paul Lewis will perform Franz Schubert's last three piano sonatas on Friday, October 26 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts: a fitting finale to his run of five concerts featuring all of composer's mature piano works from the Wandererfantasie onwards. Lewis is internationally recognized as one of the leading pianists of his generation.

Affiliate Artist Collaborative Performance November 3

October 10, 2012

The Middlebury College Department of Music's talented and diverse group of professional musicians and teaching artists will come together at the Mahaney Center for the Arts for a collaborative concert on Saturday, November 3, at 8:00 P.M.

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at Middlebury College November 15–17

October 29, 2012

The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance continues its fall season with William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a play of impulsiveness, melancholy, and exile. Director Cheryl Faraone sets this new production in the early 20th century, a time when the world tipped over and all was irrevocably changed.



Jupiter String Quartet Returns to Middlebury for Two Free Concerts

November 12, 2012

The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series proudly hosts this passionate young ensemble for two free performances: a midday recital of Kurtag and Schubert on Thursday, November 29, and an evening concert of Mozart, Bartok, and Brahms on Friday, November 30. The concerts are made possible by the Institute for Clinical Science and Art.

Middlebury Dance Program Presents “Mosaics from the Underground”

November 15, 2012

The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance presents the fall concert of new works by Middlebury dance students and faculty, November 30–December 1 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. This mosaic of eleven individual dances creates an evening of work that celebrates the synthesis of disparate ideas.

Jazz Pianist Cyrus Chestnut Swings Back into Middlebury January 11

December 17, 2012

Virtuosic and playful, jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut makes his return to campus as part of a trio with acclaimed bassist Eric Wheeler and rising star Billy Williams on drums. Their concert program will feature original works and lively improvisations in the jazz tradition.

Daring play “The Method Gun” by the Rude Mechs Comes to Middlebury January 18-19

December 20, 2012

The acclaimed Austin, Texas-based ensemble theatre company The Rude Mechs are described by the New York Times as one of a handful of theatre companies in the country "making theater that matters." Their original work The Method Gun touches on the teachings of theatre guru Stella Burden, A Streetcar Named Desire, and a surprising, high-risk creative process.

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