The list of arts and cultural activities for the 2017-2018 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

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Faculty 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)

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Art

Intersections: Artists' Reception

Cummings Art Galleries

Saturday, Sept. 23

Intersections exhibition artists: Corina S. Alvarezdelugo, Rafael Colón, Guido Garaycochea, Mohamad Hafez, Tedman David Martínez Onofre, Nadine Renazile, Pierre Sylvain. Supporting works by Connecticut College alumni Miles Ladin '90, Juan Flores '16, and Melissa Luen '17.

Free Admission

onStage Guest Artist Series

A Far Cry with Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Palmer Auditorium

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

A Far Cry stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. According to The New York Times, the self-conducted orchestra “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.” For this concert, the orchestra is joined by pianist Simone Dinnerstein. The concert program spans the centuries and will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten and a newly commissioned piano concerto by Philip Glass.

The presentation of A Far Cry is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Tickets: $28; Seniors: $25; Students: $14 (Reserved Seating)

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Art

Weissman Visiting Artist Lecture: Claudia Hart

Cummings Arts Center, Room 308

Monday, Oct. 2

Weissman visiting artist lecture by Claudia Hart.

Free Admission

Music

Prism: An Ensemble Sampler

Evans Hall

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

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

Free Admission

Art

Fall Weekend Event: Panel Discussion on Immigration

Saturday, Oct. 7

Reception follows in the galleries, 4-5 p.m.

Free Admission

onStage Guest Artist Series

Regina Carter - 'Simply Ella'

Palmer Auditorium

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Sony Masterworks recording artist Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Regina’s newest album, “Ella: Accentuate the Positive,” and touring program, “Simply Ella,” mark the 100th birthday of a musical legend—the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald, the source of Regina’s musical inspiration and an influence she has cherished throughout her life.

Tickets: $28; Seniors: $25; Students: $14 (General Admission)

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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

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)

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Art

Greg Bowerman: Living While Sleeping

Gallery 66

Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Thursday, Oct. 12

Reception in conjunction with Intersections exhibition, Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

Free 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

Works by Corina S. Alvarezdelugo, Rafael Colón, Guido Garaycochea, Mohamad Hafez, Tedman David Martínez Onofre, Nadine Renazile, Pierre Sylvain.
Supporting works by Connecticut College alumni Miles Ladin '90, Juan Flores '16, and Melissa Luen '17 in the 3rd floor gallery.

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

Free Admission