The list of arts and cultural activities for the 2016-2017 academic year is replete with on-campus events of interest to the College and greater community and visitors, among them: 

The onStage guest artist series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming in music, theater and dance.


Events at a Glance

Music

A Music Faculty Showcase Concert

Evans Hall

Faculty and other friends perform works by Auric, Dowland, Hindemith, Martinu, Rzewski and Verdi.

Peter Jarvis, percussion; Maksim Ivanov, baritone; James McNeish, guitar; Patrice Newman, piano; Kelli O’Connor, clarinet; Rebecca Noreen, bassoon; Joshua Thomas, saxophone; Libby Van Cleve, oboe; Juraté Švedaite, soprano

Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; Connecticut College students, faculty and staff: Free (General Admission)

Music

Prism: An Ensemble Sampler

Evans Hall

A varied Fall Weekend program featuring Camel Heard, Chorale, Concert Band, Orchestra, New Music Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band. 

Free Admission

Theater

Uncommon Women and Others

Tansill Theater

Friday, Oct 6, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m.

Precisely 40 years ago, this first play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein spoke to a generation, and introduced theatergoers to Glenn Close and Meryl Streep, among others. The action flips between a reunion of close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College and their senior year, six years prior. This play invites us to look at Connecticut College’s own past, and to discover, for better and worse, what has changed, and what remains.

Directed by David Jaffe.

Tickets: $15; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)

Art

Intersections: A Benefit Exhibition for the Immigration Advocacy and Support Center

Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery, Manwaring Gallery and Gallery 66

Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Thursday, Oct. 12

Reception: Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Art

Cummings Arts Center and Shain Library

10/23

Free Admission

Art

Dayton Visiting Artist Lecture: Kent Monkman

Tansill Theater

11/2

Reception: 5:30-7 p.m.

Free Admission

Music

Faculty Recital

Evans Hall

Works by Mozart, Schumann and others. Theodore Arm, violin; Christine Coyle, cello; Patrice Newman, piano.

Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; Connecticut College students, faculty and staff: Free (General Admission)

Dance

Dance Club Fall Performance

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov. 2-4

Featuring choreography by Connecticut College students.

Tickets: $6; Seniors: $4; Students: $4 (General Admission)

Theater

bobrauschenbergamerica

Tansill Theater

Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

By Charles L. Mee

Directed by Kimberly Senior

A wild road trip through our American landscape—in a play made as one of America’s greatest artists, Robert
Rauschenberg, might have conceived it if he had been a playwright instead of a painter: a collage of people and places and music
and dancing, of love stories and picnics and business schemes and shootings and chicken jokes and golfing, and of the sheer exhilaration of living in a country where people make up their lives as they go.

Tickets: $15; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)

Music

Autumn Concert: Connecticut College Concert Band and U. S. Coast Guard Academy Band

Evans Hall

Gary Buttery, Director

Free Admission (General Admission)