A note from the director

Portrait of Rob Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming.
Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming

The season is filled with world-class music, dance, theater, literature and visual art, presented by artists from a wide spectrum of cultural and creative backgrounds and perspectives.  It is unique, eclectic and innovative programming designed to engage, entertain and inspire.  You will not find programming like this anywhere else in the region.

- Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming

 

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Guest Artist Series

Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen - "Where Worlds Collide"

Evans Hall

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

“Where Worlds Collide” brings together two of South Africa’s most celebrated pianists, one eclectic classical and one jazz artist, in a unique collaboration. Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen draw from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, jazz improvisation, and the nuances of South African jazz and indigenous southern African music, to explore the diverse realms of sound that can be created with pianos.

 

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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Guest Artist Series, Music

Kittel & Co.

Evans Hall

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

Jeremy Kittel is “a super, super musical force as a violinist, fiddler, composer and improviser. He has a well-earned reputation as one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation, with influences as diverse as jazz, Scottish and Irish fiddle, bluegrass, classical music, and more,” WGBH.  Kittel is joined by mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham and genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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Guest Artist Series, Music

Kseniya Simonova, artist

The Forgotten Kingdom - Sand Stories

Evans Hall

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Performed by Sand Artist Kseniya Simonova and Guy Mendilow Ensemble

International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova and Guy Mendilow Ensemble team up on an extraordinary show bringing to life Sephardi women's voices lost to war. Simonova creates, morphs and obliterates sand imagery in real-time, crafting a flowing narrative driven by the ensemble's evocative music and radio theatre-style storytelling.

Tickets: $26; Seniors: $23; Students: $13 (General Admission)

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Guest Artist Series, Dance

David Dorfman Dance - "A(way) Out Of My Body"

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Friday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Where do our minds and spirits travel when the weight of everyday life becomes an unbearable load to carry? “A(Way) Out of My Body,” investigates the out-of-body experience as related to intergenerational trauma, and the mental burden and physical impact of surviving personal adversity. David Dorfman and his company of dancers and musicians weave together a memorable evening of dance, live music, and theater, where audiences can explore and realize their own joyous capacity to overcome physical and societal limitations.

Tickets: $24; Seniors: $21; Students: $12 (General Admission)

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Guest Artist Series, Music

A Far Cry, chamber orchestra

Evans Hall

Friday, Feb. 14,

The Grammy-nominated self-conducted string orchestra A Far Cry returns to Connecticut College. The chamber orchestra has developed a distinct approach to music-making, with playing and programming that encourage risk-taking and exploration for both player and audience.  The program for this concert, “Memory,” includes work by Arvo Pärt, W.A. Mozart, Edward Elgar and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Tickets: $26; Seniors: $23; Students: $13 (General Admission)

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Guest Artist Series, Theater

L.A. Theatre Works - "Seven"

Evans Hall

Tuesday March 31,

Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director

Seven” is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. “Seven” makes the powerful and timeless statement that even in the darkest times, one person, one voice, and a single act of courage, can change the lives of thousands.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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