Austin Arts Center

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Fall 2014


September 23 – October 26


Into the Light
Featuring Paintings from the Kress Collection at Trinity College
Opening reception, Tuesday, September 23, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Austin Arts Center, Widener Gallery
Into the Light celebrates the conservation of four Italian Old Master paintings from the Kress Collection at Trinity College. They are exhibited here for the first time in many years. The Samuel H. Kress Collection was formed by the businessman and philanthropist Samuel H. Kress (1863–1955) in the early 20th century and donated to the National Gallery of Art in 1939. The Kress Collection continued to grow through acquisitions by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, so that by the late 1950s it numbered over 3,000 objects, encompassing paintings, sculptures, medals, and graphic arts. While the bulk of the collection remained in Washington, D.C., the Foundation donated objects to other museums, universities, and colleges, among them Trinity College.


Common Hour Discussion, Thursday, September 18 at 12:15 p.m.   
Panelists: Yovianna García, musician; Luis Figueroa, Associate Professor of History, and Dan Román, Assistant Professor of Music
Moderator: Eric Galm, Associate Professor of Music
A discussion of the culture, politics, and history surrounding music of Puerto Rico to be performed that night by classical guitarist Yovianna García. The audience is invited to participate and contribute to the discussion.
  • Presented by the Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Hallden Hall
  • Free admission


Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.


Yovianna García, Classical Guitar
Herencias: an exploration of contemporary Puerto Rican music and its historical and social background. The concert includes a work by Dan Román, Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity College. It also features works by Leonardo Egúrbida (b. 1945), José Ignacio Quintón (1881-1925), Ernesto Cordero (b. 1968), William Ortiz (b. 1947), and Héctor Hernández (b. 1962).
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission


Friday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m.


Parker Ramsay, Organ
The first American to have been appointed organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, England, Ramsay has performed widely as a soloist and accompanist throughout Europe and the United States. Presented by the Trinity College Organ Series.
  • Trinity College Chapel
  • Free admission


October 3, 2014 - March 14, 2015



Hartford Seen
Photographs by Pablo Delano
Contemporary documentary photographs of Hartford by Pablo Delano, Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College, portray the city’s public and private buildings, street scenes, and storefronts. This installation will reveal the history and growth of the city by showing the range and diversity of its built environment, from richly decorated businesses to historic structures to derelict factories. The photographs convey today’s economic and social realities as well as the city’s past and present triumphs as evidenced through the ingenuity and motivation of its people.
  • Connecticut Historical Society Museum, 
1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, chs.org
  • $8 adults, $6 seniors (65 and over), $4 students (with valid college ID) and youth (6-17), free for Trinity students with ID


Thursday, October 16 at 4:30 p.m.


Tarnation (2004)
Directed by Jonathan Caouette
Tenth anniversary screening and talk back with documentary filmmaker Jonathan Caouette.
“This self-portrait of an artist offers concrete support for the idea... that art can heal some of the wounds that life inflicts.” —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“An autobiographical documentary about Caouette's unbelievably troubled life, featuring members of his unbelievably dysfunctional family. Harrowing, extremely disturbing at times, but brought to the screen in dazzling pop-art images that make the movie's grim content very much worth watching.” – David Sterritt, The Christian Science Monitor
Run time: 88 minutes
  • Cinestudio
  • Free admission


Thursday - Saturday, October 16, 17, and 18, at 7:30 p.m.


Colette Collage and A Cabaret
Gerald Moshell, Director and Conductor
From Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, the team who created The Fantasticks, comes this musical biography of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954). The author of some 50 novels—including the Claudine series, Chéri, and Gigi—Colette was a sensual, witty, self-liberated woman who loved men and women, dogs and cats, and enjoyed her eventful life. A Cabaret consists of solos and ensembles from the Broadway repertoire, fully staged and choreographed.
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission; tickets required. Box Office: (860) 297-2199.


Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.


Christopher Houlihan, Organ
The notable American organist returns to his alma mater to help celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney as 22nd president of Trinity College.
“In Mr. Houlihan’s hands, the organ delivered plenty of firepower and juicy, well-blended chords, like a homogenous string section in a fine symphony orchestra.” – Barbara Jepson, The Wall Street Journal
“His rhythmic sense is clear-cut American. His feet elegantly tap dance on the pedals. Everything he plays is sharply and smartly delineated.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
  • Trinity College Chapel
  • Free admission


November 11 – December 7


Michael Borders: The Connecticut Industry Mural
Opening reception, Tuesday, November 11, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Austin Arts Center, Widener Gallery


Thursday - Saturday, November 13, 14, and 15, at 7:30 p.m.


’Tis Pity She’s a Whore
by John Ford
Directed by Barbara Karger
A Jacobean tale of love, lust, passion, violence, and revenge—and one of literature’s most controversial plays
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission; tickets required. Box Office: (860) 297-2199.


Thursday - Saturday, November 20, 21, and 22, at 7:30 p.m.


Fall Dance
Directed by Lesley Farlow
Featuring a new work by guest choreographer Jennifer Polins, co-director of Wire Monkey Dance.
  • The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons, 240 New Britain Avenue
  • Free admission; tickets required. Box Office: (860) 297-2199.


Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.


Trinity Concert Choir
John Rose, Director
  • Trinity Chapel
  • Free admission


Tuesday, December 2 at 12:15 p.m.


Common Hour Classical Concert: Trinity Instrumentalists and Vocalists
A wide variety of musical styles performed by students enrolled in the Music Department’s program of private lessons.
  • Trinity Chapel
  • Free admission


Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.


Trinity Jazz Ensemble
Jennifer Allen, Music Director
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission

Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.


Samba and Steel
Trinity Samba Ensemble, led by Eric Galm, and Trinity Steel Band, led by Curtis Greenidge
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission


Thursday, December 4 at 12:15 p.m.


Common Hour Classical Concert: Chamber Ensembles Recital
Nancy Curran, Ensembles Coordinator
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission

Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.


Chanel Erasmus ’15, Theater and Dance Thesis
  • The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
  • Free admission


Friday, December 5


Yanique Anderson ’15, Theater and Dance Thesis, at 7:00 p.m.
Malcom Moon ’15, Theater and Dance Thesis, at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
  • Free admission



Monday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.


Winter Brew
Choreography by Trinity students
  • The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons, 240 New Britain Avenue
  • Free admission

Monday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.


In My Shoes
Judy Dworin Performance Project
Bringing the authentic voices and real-life experiences of women from prison to the stage, In My Shoes features seven women who have reentered Connecticut communities from York Correctional Institution and the Ensemble of the Judy Dworin Performance Project. Wally Lamb, the best-selling novelist who, like Dworin and her teaching artists, is an instructor at York Correctional Institution, will introduce the show.
  • Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street, Hartford
  • General admission: $25, “Let’s Go Arts” members and seniors $15, students with ID $10. judydworin.org


Tuesday, December 9 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.


The Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester in New York City Showcase
Michael Burke, Program Director
  • The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons, 240 New Britain Avenue
  • Free admission


Wednesday, December 10 at 12:15 p.m.


Student Compositions Recital
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission