A note from the director

Portrait of Rob Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming.
Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming

The past year and a half have been unlike anything we have experienced before.  It has been devoid of live performances, which stimulate our brains and enrich our souls.  But we have been busy behind the scenes.  Our most exciting news is that Palmer Auditorium is undergoing its largest renovation since its opening in 1940.  It is slated to reopen in the winter/spring of 2022.  You will be hearing more about Palmer’s reopening as we get closer. 

The other great news is that live performance is coming back and this fall we are welcoming audiences back to Connecticut College’s performance venues and galleries.  The season is filled with world-class music, dance and theater, presented by artists from a wide spectrum of cultural and creative backgrounds and perspectives.  It is unique, eclectic and innovative programming designed to engage, entertain and inspire.  You will not find programming like this anywhere else in the region.

While we are starting the year with optimism we still must be mindful of the ongoing and ever changing Covid-19 pandemic.  Connecticut College is requiring that all students, staff and faculty be vaccinated for Covid-19.  The members of the campus community are being tested weekly and masks are being required indoors regardless of vaccination status.  In keeping with Connecticut College’s Covid-19 policies all visitors to Connecticut College, including those attending events and performances, must abide by Connecticut College’s Covid-19 Protocols.  The protocols for visitors are: 

ALL visitors to the campus, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to wear masks indoors at all times. 

Connecticut College requires that all visitors fill out and sign an Attestation Form that states they are vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a negative test and do not have any Covid-19 symptoms. You may download a copy of the form here and bring this with you to the event.  Forms will also be available at the event.

The protocols are subject to change based on the State of Connecticut and CDC Guidance and Connecticut College policy.  For the most up-to-date information please call (860-439-2787) or email (onstage@conncoll.edu) the box office. 

We look forward to welcoming you back for an engaging and healthy arts season.

- Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming

  

 

Guest Artist Series

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Jonathan Tsu

Elephant JANE Dance

Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Friday, 1/28/22 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1/29/22 7:30 p.m.

Set to songs by the 1970’s duo The Carpenters, “untitled sad piece” examines the sensation of a sinking heart. In quiet reiterative solos, touching duets, and one wild investigatory burst of galumphing, five dancers respond to the deep sadness in the grain of Karen Carpenter’s voice, initiate from the dancers’ hearts, and find tenderness.

This performance 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.

Please Note:  ALL visitors to the campus, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to wear masks indoors at all times. Connecticut College requires that all visitors fill out and sign an Attestation Form that states they are vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a negative test and do not have any Covid-19 symptoms. You may download a copy of the form here and bring this with you to the event.  Forms will also be available at the event.

Tickets: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $10; $7 (Connecticut College students with ID) (General Admission)

 

Guest Artist Series

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Deneka Peniston Photograph

Stefon Harris & Blackout

Palmer Auditorium

Friday, February 11, 2022

Vibraphonist Stefon Harris's passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as "one of the most important artists in jazz" (The Los Angeles Times), he has earned four GRAMMY™ nominations, and was named Best Mallet player eight times by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Please Note:  ALL visitors to the campus, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to wear masks indoors at all times. Connecticut College requires that all visitors fill out and sign an Attestation Form that states they are vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a negative test and do not have any Covid-19 symptoms. You may download a copy of the form here and bring this with you to the event.  Forms will also be available at the event.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11; $7 (Connecticut College students with ID) (General Admission)

 

Guest Artist Series

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Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Sunday, April 3, 2022

With every performance Tempesta di Mare creates a sense of discovery. This stems from the ensemble’s signature interpretive approach to baroque music as a dramatic, rhetorical craft—like oration and acting—an approach shared by the composers and performers when the music was new. The concert includes work by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi and other contemporaries.  

This concert is presented in honor of John Anthony, Professor of Music, and his fifty years of dedication to the students of Connecticut College and the campus community. It is presented with support from Carol Stratton Beers ‘89, Jim Beers ‘88, Pauline Imberman ’87 and Marc Baylin ’85.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11; $7 (Connecticut College students with ID) (General Admission)

 

Guest Artist Series

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Pablo Sainz-Villegas, classical guitar

Evans Hall

Friday, April 8, 2022

Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Pablo Sáinz-Villegas has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist. With his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance” as described by The New York Times, his interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of Rioja, his homeland’s rich musical heritage, known for his passionate, emotive and openhearted playing.

 

Tickets: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $10; $7 (Connecticut College students with ID) (General Admission)