Acclaimed Monologist Mike Daisey to Perform FASTER BETTER SOCIAL Jan. 16 & 17

January 5, 2015

Daisey, who has been called a “master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times, is known for weaving together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance. In FASTER BETTER SOCIAL, he zeroes in on how smartphones, social media, and technology are changing our lives.

Pianist Steven Osborne Returns to Middlebury February 11

January 26, 2015

Award-winning classical pianist Steven Osborne will grace Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series to perform a stunning concert including Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke (Three Piano Pieces), Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no. 28 in A Major, op.101, and Beethoven’s Olympian “Hammerklavier” sonata, op. 106.

Kinobe Brings Music of Africa to Middlebury February 20

February 2, 2015

Herbert Kinobe (pronounced “Chin-O-bay”) is a gifted Ugandan multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer known for his inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion. His concert with three musical collaborators is one of several lead-up events to the Nile Project in April.

Faculty Dance Concert to Take the Stage February 26

February 10, 2015

For the first time in over a decade, the Middlebury College Dance Program will present a Faculty Dance Concert, showcasing the work of their four outstanding embodied scholars: Scotty Hardwig, Tzveta Kassabova, Trebien Pollard, and Christal Brown.

Camille A. Brown and Dancers To Perform “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play” March 3–4

February 17, 2015

Bessie-award winning choreographer Camille A. Brown brings her new work-in-progress to Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series. The work addresses the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a black female in urban American culture. "BLACK GIRL" will anchor a week of Women in Dance, which will also feature two performances of “Sola” on March 6–7.

“NER Out Loud” To Bring Poems and Stories to the Stage Feb. 24

February 18, 2015

In the tradition of public radio’s “Selected Shorts,” Middlebury College student actors and orators will read selections from the New England Review (NER) literary magazine in a live performance at the Mahaney Center for the Arts February 24, followed by a "S'More Readings' reception.

Trebien Pollard Presents “Seeing the Unspeakable” April 2

March 16, 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and multi-disciplinary artist Trebien Pollard will present excerpts of his new solo performance concert “Seeing the Unspeakable,” which chronicles issues of race, gender and sexual identity.

Pianist Dubravka Tomsic Returns to Middlebury April 12

March 30, 2015

Celebrated Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomsic, a return artist on the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series, will perform a beautiful 3:00 Sunday afternoon concert program including Haydn’s Sonata in E-flat Major, Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata, and four Chopin piano works. 

Axiom Brass Opens Fifth Middlebury Bach Festival April 24

April 8, 2015

As the opening concert for the Middlebury Bach Festival, the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet will perform a “Sacred Brass” program, featuring works of J.S. Bach, Palestrina, Albinoni, Stephenson, Byrd, Tchaikovsky, and Gabrieli, all inspired by the church.

Fifth Annual Middlebury Bach Festival Takes Place April 24-26

April 10, 2015

Guest conductor Jeffrey Thomas will join students, affiliate artists, faculty, and professional musicians from Vermont and greater New England for this popular three-day festival celebrating the music and influence of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Nile Project to Perform at Middlebury College April 2

April 13, 2015

This musical collaborative of East African artists drawn from the eleven countries along the Nile will visit the Middlebury College community March 30-April 3. Come ready to dance at the final concert April 2.

Four Senior Dance Majors Present “Threshold” May 1-2

April 20, 2015

Senior dance majors Stevie Durocher, Doug LeCours, Sarae Snyder, and Afi Yellow-Duke have created an evening of diverse movement perspectives and multidisciplinary themes including anxiety, beauty, death, sadness, gender, and intimacy.

Middlebury College Theatre Presents “Spring Awakening” April 30–May 2

April 23, 2015

Set in the sexually oppressive culture of late 19th century Germany, this provocative play by Frank Wedekind explores the conflict between repressive adulthood and adolescent sexual longings. Cláudio Medeiros ’90 will direct a company of 26 students in this play for mature audiences.

British Pianist Paul Lewis Returns May 8

April 27, 2015

For the final concert of Performing Arts Series Director Paul Nelson's 30-year career, acclaimed pianist Paul Lewis will play Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas (opp. 109–111) at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, on the Steinway he helped select.

Belcea Quartet Gives October 15 Concert of Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert

September 23, 2015

Following exhilarating performances for the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series in 2004, 2006, and 2011, this award-winning string quartet will return to Vermont to perform Mozart’s F Major quartet, Brahms’s Quartet in C Minor, and Schubert’s “Rosamunde” quartet.

COCOON Brings True Stories to the Stage October 17

October 6, 2015

The Mahaney Center for the Arts hosts the 3rd annual live performance event Cocoon, inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon The Moth. Six storytellers will present true stories around the theme of “roots.”

Wu Man and Shanghai Quartet to Perform Oct.29

October 14, 2015

World-renowned pipa player Wu Man and the impeccable Shanghai Quartet will perform an unforgettable evening of grand music titled "An Evening in New and Ancient China."

California Guitar Trio Comes to Middlebury Nov. 6

October 21, 2015

Known worldwide for their technical wizardry and extensive repertoire, this trio will perform an innovative evening of classical and contemporary works ranging from Bach to Bohemian Rhapsody.

Elias String Quartet to Give Free Concert of Works by Beethoven March 14

November 10, 2015

Middlebury College’s Performing Arts Series will present the acclaimed Elias String Quartet on Saturday, March 14 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. They will perform an all Beethoven program, including opuses 95, 131, and 135. The free concert is supported by the Institute for Clinical Science and Art.

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