2015-2016 Season

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!

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TICKETS: $118; Senior: $106; Student: $59; Faculty/Staff: $106 (General Admission)

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Palmer Auditorium

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 — 8PM

Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck is joined by Abigail Washburn for an evening of intricate duets featuring banjo and voice. Washburn’s seductive composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create sounds both unique yet familiar in texture. The pairing should make musical history, as did Fleck’s previous collaborations with well-renowned artists Dave Matthews, Earl Scruggs and Zakir Hussain. Together, Fleck and Washburn energize and excite audiences with a rare blend of jazz, bluegrass and rock.

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[Best seats available will be selected at time of sale]

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

Tickets are no longer available for this performance.

Doug Varone and Dancers

Palmer Auditorium

Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 — 7:30PM

This is a company of master dancers performing masterly choreography”- Newsday


Doug Varone and Dancers will perform “ReComposed,” a visual dance creation inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings and set to Max Richter’s newly constructed version of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” Varone and Dancers have been commanding the modern dance world since 1989 with grace, power and versatility,  performing at a variety of prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and The Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as internationally. Witness this kinesthetically thrilling event with dancers who delve deep into the beauty of the human spirit.

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TICKETS: $28; Senior: $25; Student: $14; Faculty/Staff: $25 (General Admission)

Anonymous 4

Evans Hall

Friday, Nov 20, 2015 — 7:30PM

“Angelic, indeed, Anonymous 4, in great form after more than a quarter-century, sounded as though it hovered over the hall” – Los Angeles Times

Making waves on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart, vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 brings light and life to 12th-, 13th- and 14th-century music. Anonymous 4 has been playing to sold-out audiences in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East for decades; completing over 20 recordings in the process. For onStage at Connecticut College, they will perform “Anthology,” a celebratory program featuring ancient, traditional and modern works from their prize-winning recordings. This may be your last opportunity to hear them live — Anonymous 4 has announced they will disband at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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

Walnut Street Theater

"A Moon for the Misbegotten"

Palmer Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 — 7:30PM

Set on a Connecticut tenant farm in 1923, Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” is a heartbreaking classic and the Nobel Prize-winning playwright’s final work. “Moon” introduces one of the most important female characters to the theatrical cannon while dealing with topics of family, death and life. Walnut Street Theater, America’s oldest continuously operating theater, brings O’Neill’s great work to life in this touring production.

Pre-performance play discussion
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Monte Cristo Cottage, 325 Pequot Avenue, New London
Presented in collaboration with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
To register for the pre-performance discussion, go to:  http://bit.ly/eon-moon

TICKETS: $24; Senior: $21; Student: $12; Faculty/Staff: $21 (General Admission)

Howard Fishman Quartet

Evans Hall

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 — 7:30PM

Singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman's exciting, spontaneous and unconventional music has made him a critically-acclaimed favorite at venues worldwide. Fishman combines jazz, soul, country and folk to create an entirely unique sound. The New York Times writes that Fishman’s music “transcends time and idiom.” Fishman is a frequent guest on NPR and has performed with such distinguished artists as Andrew Bird and Yo-Yo Ma. Fishman will be sharing original sounds and songs of wide-ranging appeal. 

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

Sweet Honey In The Rock®

Palmer Auditorium

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 — 7:30PM

Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African-American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired. Sweet Honey’s audience and community come from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/educational/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and differing abilities. The Fort Worth Star Telegram calls Sweet Honey “the gold standard,” for they are able to produce a sound that “does not seem humanly possible.”

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[Best seats available will be selected at time of sale]

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