Austin Arts Center

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Spring 2016 Calendar

February 8 - March 11

Colleen Randall: Paintings and Works on Paper
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with the Artist: Monday, February 8, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday, February 25, 26, and 27, at 7:30 p.m.

GREASE
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Stage and Musical Direction by Gerald Moshell
Choreography by Lydia Haynes ’18
Choreographic Assistant: Maggie Powderly ’18
Aysha Salam ’18, Assistant Director
Presented by the Department of Music
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.
“Grease” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
“You’re The One That I Want” by arrangement with Robert Stigwood

Thursday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m. and Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Undrowned: Molly Belsky ’16 Senior Thesis
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
Austin Arts Center, Garmany Hall
Free admission

Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Schirin Schenkermayr ’16: Senior Thesis
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
Austin Arts Center, Garmany Hall
Free admission

Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Ann Satine ’16: Senior Thesis
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
Free admission

Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Dabin Lim ’16: Senior Thesis
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
Free admission

Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Bridgman/Packer Dance
Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer integrate video technology with live performance, causing collisions between image and reality as the duo seemingly appears on a magically populated stage. These Guggenheim Fellows in Choreography will perform Remembering What Never Happened (2015) and Under the Skin (2005).
Presented by the Austin Arts Center Guest Artist Series
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.
www.bridgmanpacker.org

Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Spring Dance
Featuring works by guest choreographers Pam Newell and David Llorca, curated by Lesley Farlow, and performed by Trinity students.
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.

Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Julissa Rodriguez ’16: Senior Thesis
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
Free admission

Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Christopher Houlihan, organist and Trinity College Artist-in-Residence
Clarence Watters Memorial Recital
Including works by Bach, Franck, Alain, and Vierne
Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Great Expectations
Adapted by Gale Childs Daly from the book by Charles Dickens
Directed by Jerry Winters
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
Austin Arts Center, Garmany Hall
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.

Saturday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Chapel Singers Spring Concert
John Rose, Director
Christopher Houlihan, organist and Artist-in-Residence
Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

Tuesday, April 26 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 Department of Music’s program of private lessons
Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Trinity Jazz Ensemble
Jennifer Allen, Director
Presented by the Department of Music
Music Hall
Free admission

Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Spring Dancefest
Student choreography and performance pieces
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
240 New Britain Avenue, near Summit Street
Free admission

Thursday, April 28 at 12:15 p.m.

Common Hour Classical Concert: Chamber Ensembles Recital
Nancy Curran, Ensembles Coordinator
Presented by the Department of Music
Music Hall
Free admission

Wednesday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Moving Matters! Presents “I Can!”
 
Teachers and children at a Hartford elementary school, professional dance-theater artists, and college professors aided by students are partners in a long-standing educational collaboration. Called Moving Matters!, it is a 20-year partnership between Parkville Community School, Judy Dworin Performance Project, and Trinity College.
 
Each spring all of the students at Parkville Community School present an original performance. The children contribute to the story based on a chosen theme through writing assignments, organized movement and song activities, and always with encouragement to play, imagine, and experiment. This year’s performance is titled “I Can!,” in which Parkville’s children demonstrate that everyone has an innate ability to dance and create, which is the basis of this multi-arts, collaborative residency for 20 years.
 
Olivia Curreri (Trinity Class of 2019) is participating in the collaboration in an independent study under Lisa Matias. Matias is a Theater and Dance faculty member as well as a Trinity alumna who is a Judy Dworin Performance Project teaching artist for Moving Matters! Parkville. Carlos Velasquez, a teacher at Parkville Community School who is collaborating in the project, is a Trinity alumnus who took the Theater and Dance course for which the Parkville residency was field work (taught by Judy Dworin Performance Project associate artistic director Kathy Borteck Gersten). Parkville was the school Velasquez attended and where he first experienced the program as a child.
 
Ferris Athletic Center, Oosting Gym
Free and open to the public
Presented by Trinity College, Markville Community School, and Judy Dworin Performance Project

Wednesday, May 4 at 12:00 p.m.

Contemporary Music Ensemble
A performance by students in Prof. Dan Román’s MUSC-112 course
 
Les moutons de Panurge          Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
Breaking Boundaries                  Pauline Oliveros (b. 1932)
Variations I                                        John Cage (1912-1992)
In C                                                          Terry Riley (b. 1935)
 
Mattea S. Bennett '17, cello
Arleigha N. Cook '16, violin
Connor R. Kennedy '16, guitar
David A. Klestadt '16, guitar
Ebban M. Maeda '16, bass
Henry D. Minot V '17, guitar
Maxime Sabet d’Acre '17, piano
Chris Carleton-Smith '19, guitar
Yu-Ting Tina Wu '18, piano
 
Austin Arts Center, Music Hall
Free  and open to the public
Presented by the Department of Music

Saturday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10th Annual Samba Fest
A musical caravan from Minas Gerais, Brazil, comes to Hartford! The Gilvan de Oliveira Trio, led by the Latin Grammy Award-winning guitarist, and Berico e Banda Brother Camarada will headline the 10th annual Samba Fest.
The lineup includes Ginga Brasileira, Sambeleza, Sambusa Band, Grupo Ghettos, Conjunto Antilliano featuring Ray Gonzalez, Hartford Steel Symphony, Trinity Samba Ensemble, and Trinity Steel.

Co-presented by Trinity College and Riverfront Recapture and produced by Prof. Eric Galm.
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford—rain or shine! Free admission.
Sambafest.com

Fall 2015 Calendar

Friday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The Draft
By Peter Snoad

Based on a book by Trinity College alumnus Tom Weiner, Class of 1971, entitled Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft
Directed by Diego Arciniegas for Onwards Productions

Dramatically enhanced with music, archival photos, video clips, and poetry, The Draft gives voice to the compelling real-life stories of 10 young people who responded to the military draft in different ways.

The Performance Lab, Trinity Commons
240 New Britain Avenue, near Summit Street
Free admission

Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Cuatro Puntos
Cuatro Puntos" means “four points” in Spanish, and refers to the mission of this chamber ensemble to bring people from all parts of the world together through music. Traditional and contemporary music from Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan will be heard in this program entitled From Damascus to Kabul: Celebrating Artists in Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission

Friday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Vaughn Mauren, organist, with brass ensemble Music from the 18th Century City

Including works by Bach, Handel, and Couperin

Co-sponsored by the Trinity College Organ Series and The Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Musical Theater Revue

Stage and Musical direction by Gerald Moshell
Excerpts from Broadway shows written by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori, William Finn, Charles Strouse, Barbara Schottenfeld, Elizabeth Swados, David Evans, and Tom Greenwald. All have been Trinity's eminent musical theater guests of the last 25 years.

Austin Arts Center, Garmany Hall
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.

Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Sally Pinkas, piano

Featuring Filipino salon piano music of the 19th and 20th centuries; a work by Dan Román, associate professor of Music at Trinity; Beethoven’s Rondo in G Major, Op. 51 No. 2; and Schubert’s devilishly difficult “Wanderer” Fantasy in C Major Op. 15, D 760.

Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

Thursday – Saturday, November 5, 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m.

“FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK…” The Kafka Project
Directed by Michael Preston

Based on the writings of Franz Kafka, the piece explores his world through the lens of silent film, clowning, and vaudeville.

Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.

Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Isabelle Demers, organist
Including works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bach, Reger, and the Harry Potter Symphonic Suite by Williams/Demers
Co-sponsored by the Trinity College Organ Series and the Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

November 3 - December 14

The Red Chador: What is it you fear?
Performances from Paris to Hartford
By Anida Yoeu Ali
Widener Gallery
The gallery will be closed November 25-29 for Thanksgiving break. 

Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Trinity College Choir
Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Fall Dance Concert: Jonathan Gonzalez, Class of 2013
Let’s Make It Last, an evening-length work created with students and drawing on their experiences of life and art, plus an original solo, the proto series.
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.

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

Winter Brew
Student choreography and performance pieces
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
240 New Britain Avenue, near Summit Street
Free admission

Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m.

ImprovBoston TourCo A night of improv comedy, with Trinity College’s own student improv troupe, The Moveable Joints, as the opening act. Hamlin Hall Presented by the Austin Arts Center Guest Artist Series and The Moveable Joints Free admission

Sunday, December 6 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols
Director of Music John Rose

Organist Christopher Houlihan, Artist-in-Residence; College Carillonneur Ellen Dickinson; The Chapel Singers; and the Trinity College Choir

Trinity College Chapel
Free admission

Tuesday, December 8 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 College Chapel
Free admission

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

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

Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Trinity Samba Ensemble and Trinity Steel Ensemble
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Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission

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

Common Hour Classical Concert: Chamber Ensembles Recital
Nancy Curran, Ensembles Coordinator
Works by Fauré, Dubois, and Telemann
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
Free admission

Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Finding Peter
An adaptation of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and other retellings by Gwen Beal ’16. The cast of her senior thesis performance includes Sarah Vazquez '19, Lucy Yeboah '19, Kailey Carpenter '17, Kira Mason '18, and James Nash '19.
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
240 New Britain Avenue, near Summit Street
Free admission

Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.

4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane
Maggie Munoz '16 directs the play for her senior thesis performance. The cast is Molly Belsky ’16 and Forrest Robinette ’16.
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
240 New Britain Avenue, near Summit Street
Free admission

Monday, December 14 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Trinity La Mama Showcase
The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons
240 New Britain Avenue, near Summit Street
Free admission