Performing Arts Spotlight: Modigliani String Quartet

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Uncategorized

The Modigliani String Quartet will give a free concert on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts’ Robinson Hall. Since forming in 2003, the group has gained international acclaim and released seven CDs. The event is free; no tickets are required. ...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Dawn Upshaw

Performing Arts Spotlight: Dawn Upshaw

By Qian (Audrey) Li, Senior Columnist

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics

As the semester comes to a close, you may be looking for ways to center yourself before digging into finals. “I think that quieting oneself to listen is a lovely way to close out the last day of classes, especially for those who miss being sung to at night,” said Gloria Breck ’18, a physics m...

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Women of Troy

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Women of Troy

By Qian (Audrey) Li, Senior Columnist

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Showcase

“The Women of Troy,” a new adaptation of Euripides’s play from more than two thousand years ago, is a lyrical poem of grief and savage irony that is as relevant today as it was then. “Contemporary playwright Don Taylor’s evocative translation is a relentless song of suffering, capturing the w...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Jupiter String Quartet

Performing Arts Spotlight: Jupiter String Quartet

By Connor Forrest

March 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Academics

According to Nimrod Sadeh ’17.5, cellist and co-President of the Middlebury College Orchestra, “Attending a chamber recital is watching and listening to four people conjure a temporal realm, a celestial world where the creative energies of all members are understood without words, a communicative...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Maria Joao Pires and Julien Brocal

By Connor Forrest

March 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Academics

I was rash in my youth and often dismissed Beethoven as inaccessible and inapplicable to my grandiose existence. I realize now that Beethoven and I actually have quite a bit in common. For instance, he originally planned to write his last three sonatas in quick succession, but after completing the first,...

Performing Arts Spotlight: NER Out Loud

By Connor Forrest

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Academics

Fun fact: Vermont is home to more writers per capita than any other state in the country. Must be all the Frost in the air. Now, as the sun’s warmth makes the campus shed its crystal shell, the wonderful works of those writers emerge to our very own stage, to be performed aloud by your friends and...

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Opulence of Integrity

By Connor Forrest

February 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Academics

“To be born branded by history, burdened by responsibility and inspired toward greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.” —Christal Brown As part Middlebury’s Black History Month celebration, our very own Assistant Professor of Dance Christal Brown will be producing...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Women of Will

By Connor Forrest

February 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Academics

If you made plans to leave campus this weekend, cancel them. Don’t have any? You do now. First, you will witness one of the most captivating trumpet prodigies of our time, Bria Skonberg, on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts (MCA). What’s that, you don’t like Jazz? You will. The...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Dance Company of Middlebury

Performing Arts Spotlight: Dance Company of Middlebury

By Connor Forrest

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Academics

Join your peers this Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. or Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Dance Theatre to enjoy the Dance Company of Middlebury’s annual performance. From Somewhere culminates the two-semester creative process of the group, guided by Artistic Director Tzveta K...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Heath Quartet

Performing Arts Spotlight: Heath Quartet

By Connor Forrest

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Academics

The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series is proud to engage the acclaimed Heath Quartet as its first-ever Quartet in Residence to kick off 2016. The U.K.-based ensemble will spend all of Middlebury’s Winter Term on campus. Their first free concert on Jan. 14 is being proclaimed as one of the best...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Clickshare

By Connor Forrest

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Academics

I am tired of the empty, easy-come-easy-go gratification of most of the things I watch these days. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes all I want is two hours of slack-jawed vegetation, but recently I have been thirsting for more. Middlebury’s event listing describes Clickshare as a play about “a gro...

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Imitation Game

By Connor Forrest

November 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Academics

How often do you get the chance to watch one of the best films of the year about one of the most influential people in the last century and listen to a follow-up lecture given by the world’s leading expert on the topic? Not often enough. Frame that within the context of a Nazi invasion, a desperate...

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