Austin Arts Center

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Spring 2017 Calendar

Thursday, March 23, 12:15 p.m.

PARAMODERNITIES #2: THE HOUSE OF PELVIC TRUTH
Paramodernities #2: The House of Pelvic Truth brings together dancer-choreographer Netta Yerushalmy and art historian Carol Ockman for an investigation of Night Journey, a masterpiece by Martha Graham, the “Picasso of dance.” This lecture-performance weaves together Second Wave feminism, Greek mythology, Jungian psychoanalysis, and modernist choreography. Paramodernities is co-commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow Dance and was created in part during a Jacob’s Pillow Creative Development Residency.
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance.
The Performance Lab, Trinity Commons
 

Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN, organist, Trinity College Artist-in-Residence

Works from his recently released CD, “Christopher Houlihan Plays Bach,” on Azica Records, are on the program:
J.S. Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
J.S. Bach/arr. Houlihan - Italian Concerto BWV 971
César Franck - Choral II in B minor
Louis Vierne – “Scherzo, Cantabile, and Allegro” from Symphony No. 2
Presented by the Trinity College Organ Series
Trinity College Chapel

Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, 7:30 p.m.

TRINITY DANCE COMPANY
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons

Thursday, March 30, 12:15 p.m.

PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE IN SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND:
“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” and “A Day in the Life” A slide and audio talk by Prof. John Platoff celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s. Light refreshments after the talk.
Presented by the Department of Music Austin Arts Center,
Gruss Music Center Performance Hall

Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

OLIVIER PENIN, organist, Basilica of Sainte Clotilde, Paris
Works by Couperin, Lully, Bach, and Franck
Annual Clarence Watters Memorial Recital presented by the Trinity College Organ Series
Trinity College Chapel

Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 7:30 p.m.

SPRING DANCE

Choreography by guest hip hop artist Brandon Couloute and Hunter Lindquist ’16, and by Jordan Cram ’17 and Cathryn Haight ’17, Olivia Curreri ’19, Christa Prophete ’17, and Colby White ’18
Directed by Lesley Farlow
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
 

Monday, April 3, 12:10 p.m.

AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER FROM THE HEART OF THE 20th CENTURY
Solo songs and trios from the 1920s to the 1980s, many with a socio-political bent. Includes numbers from Showboat, South Pacific, The Cradle Will Rock, Gypsy, Cabaret, Hair, A Chorus Line, Drood, The Threepenny Opera, and others
Performed by Meg Kiley Smith, mezzo-soprano, assisted by vocalists Christopher Houlihan and Katharine Lawlor, with pianist and director Gerald Moshell. All three singers are recent Trinity College graduates. A reception follows. Presented by the Department of Music and the Program in American Studies
Supported by a grant from the Office of the Dean of Faculty
Austin Arts Center, Gruss Music Center Performance Hall
 

Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.

COLBY WHITE: Senior Thesis, Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons

Wednesday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.

CHRISTA PROPHETE: Senior Thesis, Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.

GLORY KIM: Senior Thesis, Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons

Thursday, April 13, 8:00 p.m.

JARED HAMBURG: Senior Thesis, Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.

YAOQI GUO ’17, Piano Recital
Presented by the Department of Music
Austin Arts Center, Gruss Music Center

Tuesday, April 25, 12:15 p.m.

Common Hour Classical Concert: TRINITY INSTRUMENTALISTS AND VOCALISTS

A variety of musical styles performed by students enrolled in the Department of Music’s program of private lessons
Austin Arts Center, Gruss Music Center

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

TRINITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Jennifer Allen, director
Presented by the Department of Music
Gruss Music Center

Thursday, April 27, 12:15 p.m.

Common Hour Classical Concert: CHAMBER ENSEMBLES RECITAL
Nancy Curran, ensembles coordinator
Austin Arts Center, Gruss Music Center

 

Thursday – Saturday, April 27-29, 7:30 p.m.

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Stage Direction by Erik Bloomquist ’14
Musical Direction by Thomas C. Buckley and Paul Tine
Choreography by Erik Bloomquist ’14 and Maggie Powderly ’18

Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta of Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.

“Heathers: The Musical” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. Presented by the Department of Music

Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater


Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

SPRING DANCE FEST
Choreography by Trinity students
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons


Saturday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

11th Annual SAMBA FEST
Eric Galm, producer
Samba Fest returns to the Trinity College campus! Featuring the Trinity Samba Ensemble, Trinity Steel Ensemble, samba, capoeira, and maculelê.
Presented with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Promotional support provided by Yelp.
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