The list of arts and cultural activities is growing for the new 2016-2017 academic year with on-campus events of interest to the College and greater community and visitors, among them: 

The onStage guest artist series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming in music, theater and dance.


Events at a Glance

Theater, onStage Guest Artist Series

SITI Company - "Room"

Palmer Auditorium

Directed by Anne Bogart
Adapted by Jocelyn Clarke

SITI Company is a seven-time Obie award-winning theater company with a history of innovative work. They are dedicated to creating and touring bold new productions. This season SITI returns to Connecticut College with their production "Room;" a solo tour de force, based on Virginia Woolf's writings. Woolf wrote with delicacy, humor, anger, outrage and passion from the point of view of a highly creative woman in the first half of the twentieth century. "Room" is drawn from a lifetime of writing and traces the movement of a creative spirit in exquisite crisis.

Tickets: $24; Seniors: $21; Students: $12; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $21 (General Admission)

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Music

Faculty Concert: First Ladies of Music and Men They Inspired

Harkness Chapel

Featuring Adrian Sylveen, violin (Poland/USA); Brunilda Myftaraj, violin (Albania, USA); Audroné Kisieliuté, piano (Lithuania); Juraté Švedaite, soprano (Lithuania, USA)

Representing Clara and Robert Schumann, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Alma and Gustav Mahler, Nadia Boulanger and her students Aaron Copland and Astor Piazzolla.

 

Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; CC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free (General Admission)

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Music

Pianist Jordan Hillman '13

Fortune Hall

Pianist Jordan Hillman '13 performing works by Beethoven, Gershwin, Schubert and Chopin.

Free Admission

Art

Ivan Toth Depena: Artist's Gallery Talk & Reception

Cummings 308

Artist's Gallery Talk: 4:15 - 5 p.m.
Reception: 5 - 6 p.m.

Free Admission

Dance

Dance Club Spring Performance

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Thursday 2/23/2017 7:30 p.m.; Friday 2/24/2017 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 2/25/2017 7:30 p.m.

Featuring choreography by Connecticut College students.

Tickets: $6; Seniors: $4; Students: $4 (General Admission)

Music, onStage Guest Artist Series

Matt Haimovitz, cello - "The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast"

Evans Hall

"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)

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Theater

"The Cradle Will Rock"

Tansill Theater

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)

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