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: 

 

 

Film

Spring Student Film Exhibition

Thursday, May 9

Screenings of students films created furing the spring semester.

Free Admission

 

Music

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Evans Hall

Wednesday, May 8

Free Admission

 

Music

Jazz Ensemble performance, 2013

Jazz in the Courtyard: Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band

Castle Court (Rain location: Evans Hall)

Friday, May 3

Free Admission

 

Music

Spring Band Concert: May Day, May Day!

Evans Hall

Wednesday, May 1

Featuring the Connecticut College Concert Band and U.S. Coast Guard Academy Band.

Gary Buttery, director

Free Admission

 

Theater

Theater Capstone Festival

Tansill Theater

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.

 

Literature

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.