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Welcoming Back Live Audiences

Current guidelines allow for visitors to attend many approved campus events and programs.

  • Full vaccinations and boosters (or valid medical or religious exemptions) required. Masks optional, but encouraged.
  • If you have symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days, you may not attend arts events.
  • For further information, please visit the Campus Guide.
Should event circumstances change, we will contact ticket holders and post updates via ArtsMail and our website.

Buy Tickets for Upcoming Performances

The Performing Arts Series’ 2022–2023 season is a dynamic line-up that continues our mission to highlight new and diverse programming across performing arts disciplines. Our 103rd season also examines exciting themes: the conclusion of our “year of the cello” celebrating the centennial of Pablo Casals’ 1922 performance on our series; music in honor of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday; and an exploration of healing and technology’s intersection with the arts. 

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Thank you and we’re looking forward to being all together!


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    The Westerlies; Theo Bleckmann

    The Westerlies, a most innovative brass quartet of trumpet and trombone players who skirt the boundaries of jazz, classical, and pop, have paired with Theo Bleckmann, one of today’s most in-demand composers/vocalists.

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Open to the Public
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    Sophie Shao & Friends

    Acclaimed Cellist Sophie Shao collaborates with our Performing Arts Series each season to bring a fresh chamber music performance—this year, responding to our request for a program celebrating composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday. She’s joined by violinist Scott Yoo and pianist John Novacek for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio élégiaque No.

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Open to the Public
  • Showcase featuring Omari Wiles

    Ousmane Omari Wiles is an African American West African and Vogue dancer, who has performed at performed at the Joyce Theater, Harlem Stage, Gibney Dance, and with Works and Process at the Guggenheim, and Lincoln Center.

    A student-supported Rothrock Residency event.

    Vaccinations and boosters (or valid medical or religious exemptions) required. Masks optional (but welcome!) except under certain conditions

    Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theatre

    Open to the Public
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    Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya

    Legendary jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim last performed at Middlebury 30 years ago, mere days before the opening of the now Mahaney Arts Center.  This time he’ll grace our Robison Hall stage with his band Ekaya, which means “home”—during a weekend that celebrates both South African Freedom Day and International Jazz Day.

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Open to the Public


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    Dover String Quartet; Haochen Zhang, Piano

    The celebrated Dover String Quartet joins forces with award-winning Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang to bring us our next Music Accord co-commission: the Vermont premiere of Marc Neikrug’s Piano Quintet No. 2. Subtitled “In Six Parts,” Neikrug’s work is designed to highlight the virtuosity of each individual musician. Since our centennial season, commissioning new works is part of the Performing Arts Series’ mission to support the future of chamber music. The work is paired with Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34.

    Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert Hall

    Open to the Public

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