onStage at Connecticut College

Upcoming Performances

This season, onStage at Connecticut College continues its tradition of presenting world-class artists in music, theater and dance. The series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming. The artists come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and perspectives and offer performances that will inspire, exhilarate and challenge our audiences. For many of the artists their performance at Connecticut College will be their only appearance in the state and New England. Please join us for events you can’t see elsewhere and celebrate the arts at Connecticut College!

onStage 2013-2014 Season

 

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TICKETS: $174; Senior: $155; Student: $87 (General Admission)

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Einstein's Happiest Thought

Adele Myers and Dancers

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 — 7:30PM
Palmer Auditorium

“Ms. Myers can indeed shape an onstage world.” – The New York Times

Myers’ new full-length work folds dance, film, music and scripted performance into a seamless expression of the charged state of imbalance. The work excavates the tension between risk and control while the five female performers command the stage in Myers’ signature style as athletes of the heart. Inspired in part by Myers’ attempt to get over her fear of heights by participating in trapeze school, as well as an essay on skydiving written by collaborator Blanche Boyd, “Einstein’s Happiest Thought” is a multidisciplinary work that will delve into sensations that bud from the charged physical state of imbalance.

TICKETS: $24; Senior: $21; Student: $12 (Reserved Seating)

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Not What Happened

Pick Up Performance Co(s)

Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 — 7:30PM
Palmer Auditorium

Conceived and written by Ain Gordon
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
Images by Forrest Holzaphel

Conceived and written by three-time Obie Award-winning Ain Gordon, “Not What Happened” is a new theater work that challenges our notions of history and historicizing and calls into question who gets written out of the historical record. The work is a battling duet between two people who could never have met: the historical re-enactor and the person they re-enact.

TICKETS: $24; Senior: $21; Student: $12 (Reserved Seating)

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Dublin Guitar Quartet

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 — 7:30PM
Evans Hall

Described as a “quartet with a difference” by The Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand its limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining and completely novel concert experience. Presented in collaboration with the Department of Music with funding from the Dayton Artist-in-Residence Program.

Connecticut College students free with ID

TICKETS: $18; Senior: $16; Student: $9 (General Admission)

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Imani Winds

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 — 7:30PM
Evans Hall

More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

TICKETS: $22; Senior: $20; Student: $11 (General Admission)

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Kathy Mattea - My Coal Journey

presentation on environmental advocacy

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 — 4:30PM
Evans Hall

Lecture on environmental advocacy presented in collaboration with Connecticut College's Office of Sustainability.

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Kathy Mattea

Calling Me Home

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 — 7:30PM
Palmer Auditorium

“Her voice stands out as a rare blend of warmth and power.” – The Hartford Courant

Appalachian: of a wild and beautiful mountain land, a genre of distinctly American music and for many, the deep roots of family. For Kathy Mattea, it also represents an essential piece of her musical education and heritage. “Calling Me Home” is Kathy’s latest release on Sugar Hill Records. It’s a collection of songs that celebrate the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expand the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.

TICKETS: $28; Senior: $25; Student: $14; Faculty/Staff: $25 (Reserved Seating)

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Orion Weiss, Piano

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 — 3PM
Evans Hall

"When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that ... ” – The Washington Post

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.

TICKETS: $22; Senior: $20; Student: $11; Faculty/Staff: $20 (General Admission)

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Laurie Anderson

The Language of the Future

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 — 7:30PM
Palmer Auditorium

“The reigning performance artist of her time.” – The Boston Globe

One of America’s most renowned, daring and creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson spins offbeat adventure stories with her characteristic wit and poignancy. Anderson will weave together several decades of her favorite songs and stories along with some new material exploring American surveillance, social media, militarization, and the effects of digitization.

Presented in collaboration with the Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology’s 14th Biennial Symposium on Arts & Technology.

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Trisha Brown Dance Company

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 — 7:30PM
Palmer Auditorium

Defining “cutting edge” since her first work at the Judson Dance Theater 40 years ago, Trisha Brown’s intellectual and creative experimentation has brought her international recognition as a leader in abstract choreography. Brown remains a grande dame of the dance, a leader of postmodernism and an enduring renegade. She developed a new approach to movement and choreography that has changed the way we look at dance.

TICKETS: $28; Senior: $25; Student: $14; Faculty/Staff: $25 (Reserved Seating)

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.