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.

 

Guest Artist Series, Theater

L.A. Theatre Works - "Seven"

Evans Hall

Tuesday March 31,

Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director

Seven” is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. “Seven” makes the powerful and timeless statement that even in the darkest times, one person, one voice, and a single act of courage, can change the lives of thousands.

SPECIAL NOTICE:

In light of the public health crisis created by the COVID-19 virus, and in the best interest of our students, faculty, staff and community patrons, we have cancelled all scheduled performaing arts events through the end the academic year.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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Dance

Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 19, noon and 4:00 p.m.

Featuring original choreography by dance majors of the class of 2020, Connecticut College faculty member David Dorfman and guest artist Shakia Johnson.

SPECIAL NOTICE:

In light of the public health crisis created by the COVID-19 virus, and in the best interest of our students, faculty, staff and community patrons, we have cancelled all scheduled performaing arts events through the end the academic year.

Tickets: $12; Seniors: $6; Students: $6 (General Admission)

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Theater

Theater Capstone Festival

Tansill Theater

Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 25 2020 Times to be announced

The Department of Theater ends the year with our 7th Annual Theater Capstone Festival, a collective opportunity for our seniors to finish their college careers with a major creative project. We invite them to take risks, to deepen their work, and to find their theatrical voices as theater makers and scholars.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Music in the Chapel

Harkness Chapel

Wednesday, April 29

Rachel Feldman, conductor

Featuring Chorale and Camel Heard.

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Concert Band Concert: Musical Colors of Spring

Evans Hall

Wednesday, April 29

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring the combined concert bands of Connecticut College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Spring Orchestra Concert

Evans Hall

Thursday, April 30

Mathias Elmer, conductor

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Jazz on the Terrace

Cummings Terrace (Evans if rain)

Friday, May 1

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring the Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

New Music Chamber Ensemble Concert

Evans Hall

Tuesday, May 5

Peter Jarvis, director

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

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Fortune Recital Hall

Wednesday, May 6

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers.

Free Admission (General Admission)