The list of arts and cultural activities for the 2016-2017 academic year is replete with on-campus events of interest to the College and greater community and visitors, among them:
- the exciting new onStage guest artist series of concerts, dance, theater
- music events, from choral groups and ensembles to faculty concerts
- theater mainstage productions
- dance concerts and artist-in-residence events
- art exhibitions
- arts and technology colloquia series
Events at a Glance
Ivan Toth DePena: Interconnections
Cummings Arts Center Galleries
Monday, January 23 – Friday, March 3, 2017
The diverse work of artist Ivan Toth Depeña, known for his public artworks through installations and augmented reality pieces.
Music, onStage Guest Artist Series
Matt Haimovitz, cello - "The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast"
"Gorgeous... delivered with immense feeling and passionate musicality." - Strings Magazine
The acclaimed cellist, Matt Haimovitz performs Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, which are known to be some of the "most moving and spiritual pieces for solo instrumentalists to date." His performances have inspired thousand since he made his professional debut at the age of 13 as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. He has gone on to perform on the world's most esteemed stages. His performance is not one to be missed.
Tickets: $18; Seniors: $16; Students: $9; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $16 (General Admission)
"The Cradle Will Rock"
Friday 3/3/2017 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 3/4/2017 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3/5/2017 2:00 p.m.
Music and Text by Mark Blitzstein
Directed by Ginny Anderson
Set in "Steeltown, USA," Marc Blitzstein's infamous musical offers an allegory of corruption and corporate greed. Musical styles leap from classical to jazz to pop and capture a story as satirical as it is uplighting and empowering. The legendary original production, directed by Orson Welles for the Federal Theater Project, was shut down by the WPA. But that night the determined company found a new theater: Blitzstein played piano, the actors performed from the audience, and a pivotal piece of theater history was born. A biting critique of unrestrained capitalism and income inequality, The Cradle Will Rock is as relevant today as it was in 1937.
Tickets: $12; Seniors: $8; Students: $8; Military: $8 (General Admission)
A Musical Sampler: Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band
Gary Buttery, director
Tickets: $5; Seniors: $3; Students: $3; CC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free (General Admission)
A Faculty Showcase
Christine Coyle, cello; Patrice Newman, piano; Rebecca Noreen, bassoon; Kelli O'Connor, clarinet; Kumi Ogano, piano; and Libby Van Cleve, oboe.
Faculty perform works by Henri Dutilleux, Bohuslav Martinu, and Sergei Prokofiev.
Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; Connecticut College students, faculty and staff: Free (General Admission)
Andie Pratt '17, soprano
Student Recital - Elizabeth Jannery '17 and Friends
Elizabeth Jannery '17, saxophone
Asa Peters '19, saxophone
Marshall Cooper '20, saxophone
Ana Reyes-Rosado '20, Saxophone
Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Thursday 4/20/2017 7:30 p.m.; Friday 4/21/2017 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 4/22/2017 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Featuring original choreography by dance majors in the class of 2017, Connecticut College faculty Shani Collins-Achille and a guest artist.
Tickets: $12; Seniors: $6; Students: $6 (General Admission)
Connor Wu '17, baritone
Senior Minors and Junior Majors Exhibition 2017
Cummings Arts Center
Thursday 04/06/2017 - Wednesday 04/26/2017
Reception: Thursday 04/06/2017, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.