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Connecticut College heats up with showstopping performances

02/2/2009

 Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to onStage at Connecticut College Feb. 5.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to onStage at Connecticut College Feb. 5.

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Connecticut College is warming up chilly February with a month's worth of colorful, foot-stomping performances, breathtaking concerts and young, talented musicians.

Musical Performances

  • "Ladysmith Black Mambazo." Grammy award-wining a cappella group and Zulu men's choir; part of the onStage at Connecticut College season; Feb. 5 at 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, 24, 20 for the general public, $25, 21.50, 18 for seniors and $14, 12, 10 for students. Call 860-439-ARTS for more information.
  • "Write a Letter: Faculty Concert." Arias and duets from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," Puccini's "La Bohème," Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" and Lehár's "The Merry Widow," with soprano Jurate Švedaite-Waller, baritone Maksim Ivanov and piano accompaniment by Patrice Newman; Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
  • "Bucket of Bassoons." Bassoon quartet featuring Rebecca Noreen, assistant professor of music, and guest artists Garrett Bennett, Yeh-Chi Wang and Sue Zoellner-Cross; Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
  • "Tessera Quartet in Concert," with accomplished soloists Stefan Jackiw, Emily D. Smith, Edward Klorman, Michael Haas and Lowell Libermann. Formed under the guidance of the renowned Juilliard String Quartet, the project advocates for new works by young composers, along with lesser known masterworks of the past; Feb. 10, 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Free.
  • "Amelia Piano Trio in Concert," with Connecticut College music instructors Anthea Kreston on violin, Jason Duckles on cello and Rieko Aizawa on piano; Feb. 13, Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
  • "Rebecca Marsh '09 Senior Piano Recital"; Feb. 14 at 2 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Free.
  • "Tales and Contrast - Music for Three Storytellers" performed by adjunct instructors Thomas Labadorf on clarinet, Anthea Kreston on violin and Annette Shapiro on piano, and featuring "Dante Dances" by Dan Welcher, "Histoire du Soldat" by Igor Stravinsky, "For an Actor, Monologue for Clarinet" by Shulamit Ran and "Contrasts" by Bela Bartok.; Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
  • "Peter Linton '09 Senior Flute Recital"; Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., Fortune Recital Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Free.
  • "Faculty Concert: Linda Skernick, Harpsichord"; Feb. 22 at 2 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
  • "Flanders Recorder Quartet." Rescuing the recorder from elementary school music class, one of the world's top ensembles returns these instruments to a place of glory; part of the onStage at Connecticut College season; Feb. 26, at 8 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for seniors and $11 for students. Call 860-439-ARTS for more information about onStage performances.

Dance Performances

  • "Dance Club Spring Performance," featuring choreography by Connecticut College students; Feb. 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., Martha Myers Dance Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students and seniors.

Theater Performances

  • "Privileged," by Char Vereen. Students from the inner city find common ground despite feeling separated by skin color. Sponsored by UMOJA African American student organization, Society Organized Against Racism (SOAR) and the Human Development Department; Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Free.
  • "Hair," directed by Peter Deffet with musical direction by William Thomas. In the Age of Aquarius, sex and drugs are used as vehicles to evade reality and the establishment. The first and most successful of the rock musicals, "Hair" provides an insight into the philosophy of the flower children of the 1960s. Co-produced by the Theater and Music departments; Feb 26 at 8 p.m., Feb. 27 at 8 p.m., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and March 1 at 2 p.m., Tansill Theater. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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