The list of arts and cultural activities for the 2016-2017 academic year is replete with on-campus events of interest to the College and greater community and visitors, among them: 

The onStage guest artist series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming in music, theater and dance.


Events at a Glance

Art

Ivan Toth Depena: Artist's Gallery Talk & Reception

Cummings 308

Artist's Gallery Talk: 4:15 - 5 p.m.
Reception: 5 - 6 p.m.

Free Admission

Dance

Dance Club Spring Performance

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Thursday 2/23/2017 7:30 p.m.; Friday 2/24/2017 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 2/25/2017 7:30 p.m.

Featuring choreography by Connecticut College students.

Tickets: $6; Seniors: $4; Students: $4 (General Admission)

Art

Ivan Toth DePena: Interconnections

Cummings Arts Center Galleries

Monday, January 23 – Friday, March 3, 2017

The diverse work of artist Ivan Toth Depeña, known for his public artworks through installations and augmented reality pieces.

Free Admission

Music, onStage Guest Artist Series

Matt Haimovitz, cello - "The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast"

Evans Hall

"Gorgeous... delivered with immense feeling and passionate musicality." - Strings Magazine 

The acclaimed cellist, Matt Haimovitz performs Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, which are known to be some of the "most moving and spiritual pieces for solo instrumentalists to date." His performances have inspired thousand since he made his professional debut at the age of 13 as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. He has gone on to perform on the world's most esteemed stages. His performance is not one to be missed.

Tickets: $18; Seniors: $16; Students: $9; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $16 (General Admission)

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Theater

"The Cradle Will Rock"

Tansill Theater

Friday 3/3/2017 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 3/4/2017 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3/5/2017 2:00 p.m.

Music and Text by Mark Blitzstein
Directed by Ginny Anderson

Set in "Steeltown, USA," Marc Blitzstein's infamous musical offers an allegory of corruption and corporate greed. Musical styles leap from classical to jazz to pop and capture a story as satirical as it is uplighting and empowering. The legendary original production, directed by Orson Welles for the Federal Theater Project, was shut down by the WPA. But that night the determined company found a new theater: Blitzstein played piano, the actors performed from the audience, and a pivotal piece of theater history was born. A biting critique of unrestrained capitalism and income inequality, The Cradle Will Rock is as relevant today as it was in 1937.

Tickets: $12; Seniors: $8; Students: $8; Military: $8 (General Admission)

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Music

Senior Recital

Harkness Chapel

Andie Pratt '17, soprano

Free Admission