The list of arts and cultural activities for the 2017-2018 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 and symposia
Guest Artist Series
The onStage guest artist series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming in music, theater and dance.
Spring Student Film Exhibition
Thursday, May 9
Screenings of students films created furing the spring semester.
Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert
Wednesday, May 8
New Music Chamber Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, May 7
Peter Jarvis, director
Tickets: $5; Seniors: $3; Students: $3
Jazz in the Courtyard: Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band
Castle Court (Rain location: Evans Hall)
Friday, May 3
Thursday, May 2
Spring Band Concert: May Day, May Day!
Wednesday, May 1
Featuring the Connecticut College Concert Band and U.S. Coast Guard Academy Band.
Gary Buttery, director
Theater Capstone Festival
Friday and Saturday April 26 and 27, 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 28, 2:00 pm
The Effect by Lucy Prebbles
Directed by Jenna Doherty
Two people on a drug trial question the authenticity of their feelings, while the doctors running the trial confront their own biases in this "scintillating exploration of the clash between scientific advance and human impulse" -- Sarah Hemming, Financial Times. A capstone in design for Grace Mennell, and an acting capstone for Colin Archer, Julia Hutton and Truly Siskind-Weiss.
Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13
Featuring original choreography by dance majors of the Class of 2019, Connecticut College faculty member Rachel Boggia and Guest Artist Shakia Johnson.
Tickets: $12; Seniors: $6; Students: $6
Dayton Residency: Chorosynthesis Singers with Camel Heard and Chorale
Saturday, April 13
Featuring the East Coast Premiere of Seven Living Words of the HIV Positive
Music by Thomas Schuttenhelm
Commissioned by Chorosynthesis Singers
Wendy Moy and Jeremiah Selvey, Co-Artistic Directors
Tickets: $20; Students: $10; CC Students Free. CC faculty and staff entitled to one complimentary ticket.
Centennial Celebration of William Meredith: His Legacy of Writing at Connecticut College
Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library
Thursday, April 11, 4:30 p.m. and Friday, April 12, all day
Pulitzer Prize recipient William Meredith, one of the most influential contemporary American poets, was a professor of English at Connecticut College from 1955 to 1983. The celebration of William Meredith's legacy will include poetry and fiction readings by alumni writers, writing workshops by alumni writers, and an exhibit of items from the William Meredith archive and books by alumni authors.