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 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
Events at a Glance
Ira Braus: Haydn to Carter
Ira Braus, Associate Professor of Music History at the Hartt School of Music, performs solo piano works by Haydn, Mozart, Nancarrow, Carter, and more.
Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; Connecticut College students, faculty and staff: Free (General Admission)
Prism: An Ensemble Sampler
A varied Fall Weekend program featuring Camel Heard, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra and Traditional Jazz Band.
Free Admission (General Admission)
A Process of Emphasis: Prints of Robert Motherwell
Manwaring Gallery & Gallery 66
Friday 10/14/2016 - Friday 12/09/2016
This exhibition is made possible by the Dedalus Foundation
Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"
Friday 10/14/2016 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10/15/2016 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 10/16/2016 2 p.m.
Directed by David Jaffe
Ibsen's groundbreaking and disturbing play brings us one of the most challenging character in Western Drama, Hedda Gabler, and a closed circle of lovers, confidantes, and competitors. Trapped in a life she cannot bear, pressured by the roles that her culture expects her to fulfill, Hedda throws herself against the walls that limit her power and agency. "The play is to be about 'the insuperable' - the longing and striving to defy convention, to defy what people accept." wrote Ibsen. Our production will examine this work with fresh eyes, seeking to expose the connections between Ibsen's complex portrait of a struggling world, and our own.
Tickets: $12; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)
Music, onStage Guest Artist Series
Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk - helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince, all while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless. The Seattle Times calls Parker a "hurricane" because he gets "everybody swaying out of his or her seats."
Tickets: $28; Seniors: $25; Students: $14; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $25 (Reserved Seating)
Dance, onStage Guest Artist Series
Rennie Harris Puremovement
"Mr. Harris shows his razor eye for threading virtuosic moves - the back flips, the aerials, the head spins, oh my! - into a tapestry of elegantly fluid popping and locking or simple walking patterns." — The New York Times
Rennie Harris Puremovement is launching their 25th Anniversary Living History Tour in New England. The company presents more than just a performance; it is a whole body experience. As the longest existing hip hop dance company worldwide, Harris's works are exquisite and not to be missed.
To inquire about the school-time performance call 860-439-2787.
Tickets: $24; Seniors: $21; Students: $12; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $21 (General Admission)
Dance Club Fall Performance
Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams
Thursday 10/27/2016 7:30 p.m.; Friday 10/28/2016 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10/29/2016 7:30 p.m.
Featuring choreography by Connecticut College students.
Tickets: $6; Seniors: $4; Students: $4 (General Admission)
John Anthony and Friends: A Halloween Concert
Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; CC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free (General Admission)
A Process of Emphasis: Artist's Gallery Talk & Reception
Artist's Gallery Talk: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Connecticut College Faculty Exhibition 2016: Reception
Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery
The artists will be present to discuss their works.