Mahaney Arts Center

MIDDLEBURY — The year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer and pianist extraordinaire, Clara Schumann. To honor the occasion, the Heliand Consort presents “Kindred Spirits”, a new program of chamber music by Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, along with letters detailing their deep love and friendship. This free concert will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall. The concert will offer a glimpse into the tragic and beautiful story of love, friendship and art. The program includes Robert Schumann’s “Romances for Oboe...

Photo / Tim Cummings
MIDDLEBURY — The Department of Music presents a Celtic music concert exploring tradition and innovation in a genre that is at once ubiquitous, diverse and loosely defined. The performance, on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m., in the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall, will feature Irish and Scottish traditional elements and fusion with different traditions, led by Jeffrey Buettner and Timothy Cummings. Free. For more info visit or call (802) 443-3168.

NORDIC FOLK GROUP Dreamer’s Circus will perform at the MAC on Friday, March 6. Photo / Kristoffer Juel Poulsen
MIDDLEBURY — Dreamers’ Circus, the hot young Danish trio hailed as the new driving force in Nordic world music, will make their Middlebury debut on Friday, March 6, at the Mahaney Arts Center. Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, the award-winning ensemble draws inspiration from the deep traditions of Nordic folk music and reshapes them into something bright, shiny and new. This concert promises to be one of the most popular events of the Middlebury Performing Arts Series’ 100th anniversary season. Performing Arts Series Director Allison Coyne Carroll learned about the...

THE TURTLE ISLAND Quartet will play a collaborative jazz concert with pianist Cyrus Chestnut on Friday Nov. 22 at the Mahaney Arts Center. Photo / Crystal Broussard
MIDDLEBURY — The Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet makes its Middlebury debut at the Mahaney Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 22 in a collaborative concert with the Performing Arts Series’ most frequent jazz artist, acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The performance will traverse countless colors of jazz in a program called “Carry Me Home.” The partnership is infused with the global reach of gospel and sacred music, ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the spiritually defined musical landscape of J. S. Bach. This moving night of Duke Ellington, Bill Monroe, Bill Withers, Coltrane, and more...

THE THREE-TIME Grammy nominated early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico will perform at the Mahaney Arts Center on Nov. 9. Photo / Marco Borggreve
MIDDLEBURY — The three-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico will present “Breaking the Habit” on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Mahaney Arts Center. The concert will celebrate the unprecedented number of female rulers in the 16th century, from the powerful Medici women in Italy to the great Tudor queens of England, many of whom used their patronage to facilitate the production of exquisitely beautiful music by female composers. Through this fascinating program, Stile Antico will shine a light on often-neglected repertoire, bringing women from the Renaissance to life through song....

MADELEINE CIOCCI '20 plays Agave in Chuck Mee’s “The Bacchae 2.1,” which will be performed Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Mahaney Arts Center in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present Chuck Mee’s “The Bacchae 2.1,” directed by Michole Biancosino. The production will feature music by Brooklyn Raga Massive’s Neel Murgai and Ronnie Romano ’20, as well as a unique Video and Projection design by Visiting Artist, Shawn Boyle. In this remaking of a classic Greek play, Dionysus (son of the god Zeus and the mortal woman Semele) comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler, Pentheus, refuses to acknowledge him as a god. In this poetic quilt-like piece, composed in the way that Max Ernst made his Fatagaga...

THE YAA! SAMAR Dance Theater will be coming to Middlebury for a residency Oct. 23-25. A master class will be held on Wednesday, a lecture demonstration on Thursday, and a final performance on Friday. All free and open to the public. Photo / Samar King
MIDDLEBURY — The mission of Yaa! Samar Dance Theatre (YSDT), based in New York City and Palestine, is to create invigorating performance and education programs that expand access to — and promote understanding through — the arts.  YSDT believes art should be liberating, transformative, and accessible to all. The company is committed to uniting diverse artists and audiences in the creative process. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m., company founder Samar Haddad King and Addison County native Zoe Rabinowitz will lead a Movement Matters master class designed to meet and challenge students...
MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., at the Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Concert Hall, Middlebury College music faculty Diana and Emory Fanning and Dieuwke Davydov will be joined by Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra of Cornwall for a free concert celebrating the closing of local photographer James P. Blair’s exhibit, “Being There,” at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. The 45-minute concert of music inspired by images will include works for flute, cello, and piano by J.S. Bach, Debussy, Brahms, and Chopin. It will feature Charles Koechlin's 14 Pieces for Flute and Piano, which...

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