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Tickets for the 2019-2020 Arts Season on Sale Starting Sept 9

Box Office Opening Day for Middlebury College ID card holders: Monday, September 9 at 8:30 AM
at the Mahaney Arts Center and McCullough Box Offices

Tickets for the 2019–2020 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and other ID card holders, as well as members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). This year is the Performing Arts Series’ 100th Anniversary, with plenty of exciting concerts, dance events, theatre, and more. We hope to see YOU in the audience!

Go to the online box office>>

Browse the season>>

Watch faculty, students, artists, and staff share what the Performing Arts Series means to them>>

Learn more about PASS>> 

Mahaney Center for the Arts 25th Anniversary Season Announced!

This year, the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary with a diverse and exciting array of concerts, plays, exhibitions, dance performances, films, and more. As the busiest visual and performing arts facility in Addison County, the Mahaney Center serves as a hub of arts activity for both the College and the surrounding communities. We invite the campus and community to celebrate with us all season long. A highlight of the 2017–2018 season is a kickoff weekend with vertical dance company BANDALOOP, September 15–16.

Middlebury College faculty, staff, students, and other ID card holders are entitled to great discounts AND a chance to buy tickets before the general public.

Story at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/news_archive/2017releases/node/552275.

Full season listings at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/2017-2018.

Buy tickets starting September 11 (or September 6 if you’re a PASS member) at go/tickets or xMIDD or in person at the box offices in McCullough and the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

For a print version of the fall Arts brochure, call x3168 or email mca@middlebury.edu.

Box Office Opening Day for Midd ID cardholders: Wed. 9/16

BoxOffice-TicketArt1Tickets for the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale for Middlebury ID cardholders on Wednesday, September 16, at 8:30 AM. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, emeriti, and other ID cardholders are entitled to special discounts.
Order online at http://go.middlebury.edu/boxoffice, call xMIDD (6433), or stop by either Box Office location at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office or McCullough.

Read the full season listings>>

2015-16 Arts Season Announced!

MiddleburyArtsCalendar15-16-coverThe Mahaney Center for the Arts opens its 23rd season this September with a diverse and exciting array of concerts, plays, exhibitions, dance performances, films, and more. Highlights include the Clifford Symposium The “good” Body; a month-long exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio, with related performances and celebrations; and artistic events celebrating 50 years of environmental education and leadership at Middlebury.  Middlebury College faculty, staff, students, and other ID card holders are entitled to great discounts AND a chance to buy tickets before the general public.

Story at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/node/500315.

Full season listings at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/15-16.

Buy tickets starting September 16 at go/tickets or xMIDD or in person at the box offices in McCullough and the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

For a print version of the Arts Calendar, call x3168 or email mca@middlebury.edu.

You Are Invited to the Dedication of Middlebury’s New Steinway Concert Grand Piano on March 1

On Saturday, March 1, the campus community is invited to two special events celebrating the dedication of the College’s new Steinway concert grand piano, given by the Rothrock Family in honor of Jessica and Ron Liebowitz.  Many students, faculty, and staff have already taken an opportunity to get acquainted with this beautiful new instrument.

Polisi, Joseph W.

First, Joseph Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, will give a public lecture on “The Arts, Education, and the Human Experience” at 4:30 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Dr. Polisi is a leading college administrator; a writer in the fields of music, public policy, and the arts; and an accomplished bassoonist. Middlebury awarded Polisi an honorary Doctor of Arts degree in 2010.  Read more at http://www.middlebury.edu/arts/news/node/469626.

 

piano_aloneLater that night, at 8:00 p.m., the Concert Hall will host a festive evening of classical and jazz piano performances by members of the Middlebury College community: Cameron Toh ’17, Shannia Fu ’17, David Heschel Liebowitz, Gwendolyn Toth ’77, Felix Klos ’14 with Dick Forman, and Nathaniel Rothrock ’12.5 with Jeff Buettner. The event will also include the screening of the new video “Selecting a Steinway” by Stephen Diehl and Matt Lennon ’13. A reception will follow the performances.

It’s free, but tickets are required.  Get your tickets at http://go.middlebury.edu/boxoffice, xMIDD, or by stopping by either Box Office location in McCullough or the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Read more about the piano’s arrival at http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/524638/node/464247.

FIRST TIME! Middlebury and Amherst Jazz Groups Make Music Together

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble will present a joint concert with the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble on Monday, October 10, at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

The evening will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of an historic jazz event. On July 6, 1961, the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra met in a New York City recording studio and cut the album entitled “FIRST TIME! The Count Meets the Duke.” It remains one of the few collaborative band albums ever produced.

These two important figures in jazz had great respect for each other, but had not found a way to work together before. At Ellington’s invitation, Basie brought his band into Ellington’s home territory, and recorded on his label, Columbia. Basie remarked that Ellington had always been his idol. The feeling was apparently mutual: Ellington considered Basie “the essence of the essence of the swing.” In setting up the session, Ellington said, “I tried to establish a status of the hostness to the mostness.” In turn, Basie called it “the most wonderful date I ever worked on.”

Now, fifty years later, Middlebury’s Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble has invited the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to come to town in that same spirit of making incredible, swinging music together.

Bruce Diehl, Jazz@Amherst’s director, and Dick Forman, leader of The Sound Investment, have long looked for ways to get Amherst and Middlebury jazz students together. Finally, with the generous support of the Amherst College Music Department, Diehl will bring the full band and other Amherst jazz students northward for a couple of days of making music together.

The concert will feature a varied program. In a nod to the historic Basie-Ellington album, selections from the Basie-Ellington FIRST TIME! album will be played by the Amherst and Middlebury bands simultaneously. Each ensemble will also perform a few of the numbers they are working on individually. Combos from each school will round out the program. The evening promises to be one of the highlights of Middlebury’s fall jazz programming.

Jazz has been part of the Middlebury experience since 1934, when a group of students formed a big band to play the music that’s been called America’s National Treasure. MIDDJazz, encompassing jazz performance, teaching, and lessons, reflects the continuation of that tradition. The College’s big band, The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble (SIJE), plays the best of contemporary jazz arrangements in addition to celebrating the classic charts of the swing and jazz repertoires. The SIJE features many of the best jazz players on campus. Dick Forman, a mainstay of the Vermont jazz scene and Middlebury’s Director of Jazz Activities, leads the SIJE, as well as an active jazz workshop program which supports the development of smaller groups.

Bruce Diehl, the Director of Amherst’s Jazz Performance program, teaches and performs in a variety of settings. He has developed Jazz @ Amherst to make this music a vital part of the Amherst campus. It has become a strong musical presence in the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Like its Middlebury counterpart, the Amherst program has developed a vibrant big band, the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, and a very active combo program. The performance program is complemented by courses in jazz history, improvisation and individual instruction.

The joint concert will take place on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM, in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall at Middlebury College. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802.443.3168 or go to www.middlebury.edu/arts.

Pilates Classes: OHIC Discount Available for Faculty/Staff

Pilates Classes with Nina Vila of the Vermont Center for Classical Pilates

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30–1:20 PM, starting September 20

 Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Studio (rm 109)

 Once/week for $60*, twice/week for $120*
(once/week students may attend either day)

* OHIC discount for the first 20 faculty/staff to register!
*The first 20 College faculty/staff to register will receive a $10 discount, courtesy of the Optimal Health Initiative. Sorry, this discount is limited to current faculty/staff only; other ID card holders are not eligible.

 Registration opens Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00 AM!
Register at the Box Offices in McCullough or the Mahaney CFA, Call xMIDD, or go online at http://boxoffice.middlebury.edu/

Great for strength, flexibility, and conditioning! Pilates exercises focus on the deep core/torso muscles, with careful attention to breath and alignment of the spine, for a total-body workout.  Newcomers welcome.Classes are open to Middlebury College Students/Faculty/Staff. Registration closes September 30.

 Questions?  Nina, ninavccp@gmail.com or 388-7400 or Liza, liza@middlebury.edu or x3169