The Arts at Connecticut College

Since our founding, the arts have played a seminal role in the educational mission of Connecticut College. We were the first baccalaureate institution in the country to offer music and art as fully fledged academic subjects. There is good reason for this. Visual art, creative writing, film, music, theater, and dance encourage us to see the world, and ourselves, in entirely new ways. They make us reflect more deeply, think more critically, listen more openly, and act more compassionately. The College launched its first professional concert series in 1917 and never looked back. I am so   pleased to invite our many students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends to participate in one more year of groundbreaking performance at Connecticut College. Come experience the transformative power of art.

 

Theater

The Wolves

Tansill Theater

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, 2:00 p.m.

by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Rachel Jett, National Theater Institute Artistic Director

Fierce and blunt, a pack of suburban girls stretch and warm-up to compete and win as they take on American problems big and small on the soccer field. Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves” was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the American Playwriting Foundation’s Relentless Award. The play is a dizzying display of attitude, bewilderment and volatility.

 

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

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Music

Fall Choral Concert

Harkness Chapel

Sunday, Nov. 17

Rachel Feldman, conductor

Featuring Chorale and Camel Heard.

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

New Music Chamber Ensemble Concert

Evans Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Peter Jarvis, director

A concert of new music and premieres by upcoming and well-established composers.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Music in the Chapel

Harkness Chapel

Wednesday, Dec. 4

An Advent Meditation featuring holiday music by the Connecticut College Choirs and Orchestra.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Concert Band Concert: December Winds

Evans Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring a mix of animated film music and original music for winds, including "'Tis a Gift" by Anne McGinty, "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson, as well as music from "How To Train Your Dragon," "The Incredibles" and "The Polar Express."

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Evans Hall

Thursday, Dec. 5

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band Concert: I Got Rhythm

Evans Hall

Sunday, Dec. 8

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring music by George Gershwin, Santana's "Black Magic Woman", film music from "Green Dolphin Street" and holiday musical treats.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

On Songs and Songwriting Final Concert

Fortune Recital Hall

Friday, Dec. 13

New works by Connecticut College songwriters.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Guest Artist Series, Dance

David Dorfman Dance - "A(way) Out Of My Body"

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Friday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Where do our minds and spirits travel when the weight of everyday life becomes an unbearable load to carry? “A(Way) Out of My Body,” investigates the out-of-body experience as related to intergenerational trauma, and the mental burden and physical impact of surviving personal adversity. David Dorfman and his company of dancers and musicians weave together a memorable evening of dance, live music, and theater, where audiences can explore and realize their own joyous capacity to overcome physical and societal limitations.

Tickets: $24; Seniors: $21; Students: $12 (General Admission)

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