Our 2016-17 season is filled with world-class music, theater, dance and visual art, presented by artists from a wide array of cultural and creative backgrounds and perspectives. It is unique, eclectic and innovative programming designed to entertain and inspire. And you won’t find anything else like it in the region. Continue reading to learn more about what’s in store, and make your plans to celebrate the arts at Connecticut College!

Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming

Events at a Glance

Music, onStage Guest Artist Series

Maceo Parker

Palmer Auditorium

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)

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Dance, onStage Guest Artist Series

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Palmer Auditorium

"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)

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Music, onStage Guest Artist Series

ETHEL with Robert Mirabel: "The River"

Evans Hall

The contemporary string quartet is continuing a deeply successful six-year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the Sun. ETHEL and Robert Mirabel, a Native American musician, instrument builder and three time GRAMMY® Award winner present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience inspired by water. The audience will be immersed in a flow of music, narrative, and ritual, evoking timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $20 (General Admission)

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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, 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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