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JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH - APRIL - MAY

SPRING 2016 BROCHURE (.pdf)

JANUARY

Saturday, January 30 - 7:00 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey
A funny and poignant one-woman show about growing up as a dual citizen of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Wednesday, February 3 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR: Haydn, Glass, Prokofiev
The popular midday series welcomes 2016 with the Apple Hill String Quartet: Elise Kuder, Colleen Jennings, violins, Mike Kelley, viola, Rupert Thompson, cello.

February 11, 12, 13 - 8:00 PM - Theatre 14 - $

MFA Thesis Dance Concert
Featuring original performances and cutting-edge choreography by second-year graduate students from the Smith College Department of Dance: Barbie Diewald, Emily Lukasewski, Bronwen MacArthur, and Kate Seethaler.

Sunday, February 14 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Jerry Noble and Friends
Jerry and his musical friends Bob Sparkman, clarinet, and Joel Pitchon, violin, present love songs of various kinds in honor of St. Valentine's Day. Old tunes will be heard in new ways, featuring student friends, Jerry's new film-noir adventure for violin and piano, Fiddle in the City, will be premiered, and Bob and Jerry will deliver a jazzy bouquet from the American Songbook.

MOVED TO FEBRUARY 14 AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC

MUSIC WITH FILM: Alloy Orchestra presents Son of the Sheik (1926)
For over two decades, Alloy Orchestra has been composing and performing innovative accompaniments on their famed "rack of junk," reviving—and reinventing—the silent film medium for contemporary audiences. Alloy will perform live with a new 2k digital restoration of Son of the Sheik (1926), starring silent screen legend Rudolph Valentino. Presented by the Department of Film Studies.

Thursday, February 18 - 7:30 PM - Acting Studio 1 (T100)

NEW PLAYREADING SERIES: Livy in the Garden
Written by Ellen W. Kaplan, directed by Hannah Sachs '16.

Tuesday, February 23 - 7:30 PM - Acting Studio 1 (T100)

NEW PLAYREADING SERIES: Wade in Da WaTer
Written and directed by Monique Robinson '09.

Wednesday, February 24 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR: Smith College Chamber Singers
Presenting Music of the World, a preview of the repertory for the Chamber Singers spring tour of Sicily. Jonathan Hirsh and Amanda Huntleigh, conductors.

February 26, 27, March 3, 4, 5 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre - $

ORLANDO by Sarah Ruhl, directed by J. Mehr Kaur '16
Based on Virginia Woolf's biographical parody, ORLANDO is a musical romp through time about passionate love, gender nonconformity, and the Royal English Court. A young nobleman wakes up one day and realizes she is a woman. The play follows her journey through the centuries as she navigates her gender identity while writing an epic poem about an ageless Oak Tree. This magical comedy penned by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony award nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl promises a clever exploration of the importance of discovering one's true self. Free for Smith students.

Sunday, February 28 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Faculty Chamber Music
Tchaikovsky's sweeping, elegiac Trio in A Minor is the focus of a varied concert by Joel Pitchon, violin, Volcy Pelletier, cello, and Judith Gordon, piano.

 

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MARCH

Saturday, March 5 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

SMITH COLLEGE ORCHESTRA: March Madness Concert
The Smith Orchestra presents marches celebrating March and 2016 Concerto Competition winners Qiuzi Chen '17, piano, and Erin Pratt '16, soprano. Works by Mozart, Mahler, Williams and more, conducted by Jonathan Hirsh.

Sunday, March 6 - 12:00 PM - Smith College Museum of Art

MUSIC IN SCMA'S GALLERIES: Matt Haimovitz, cello
Presented in collaboration with UMass Fine Art Center. SCMA will be the first of three sites in a "Moveable Feast" on March 6. Limited space available on a first-come basis; free; no reservations. Details: fineartscenter.com

Sunday, March 6 - 4:00 PM - Earle Recital Hall

SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Concert Conversations
Exploring the Musical Language of Leos Janacek
Pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett discusses and performs On An Overgrown Path, Janacek's evocative cycle of thirteen pieces.

Wednesday, March 9 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR: Richard Strauss and Gregory W. Brown
Featuring Mary Hubbell, soprano, with Joel Pitchon, violin, and Judith Gordon, piano, performing Strauss Ophelia Lieder and Brown Caliban in After-Life.

Wednesday, March 23 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR: Frederic Chopin
Volcy Pelletier and Judith Gordon perform Chopin's last published work, the passionate and reflective Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65 for cello and piano.

Thursday, March 24 - 7:30 PM - Acting Studio 1 (T100)

NEW PLAYREADING SERIES: Spare Rib
Written and directed by Winter Miller '95.

MOVED TO FEBRUARY 14 AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC

MUSIC WITH FILM: Alloy Orchestra presents Son of the Sheik (1926)

Friday, March 25 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Faculty Recital
Henry Kramer, Smith's Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano, presents a compelling recital program featuring works by Chopin framed by modern American works, including Lowell Liebermann's virtuosic Gargoyles as well as the East Coast premiere of David Crumb's Nocturne.

Tuesday, March 29- 7:30 PM - Acting Studio 1 (T100)

NEW PLAYREADING SERIES: Krasa
Written and directed by Hannah Sachs '16.

March 31, April 1, 2 - 8:00 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre - $

Senior Dance Concert
Select works of outstanding choreography by graduating seniors: Sarah Achartz, Ella Ansell, Jessica Beliles, Taina Bey, Charnice Charmant, Victoria Gonzalez, and Ali Naranjo.

 

 

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APRIL

Sunday, April 3 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Faculty Recital
Judith Gordon, piano, with special guest Christopher Krueger, flute
10th Anniversary program, featuring solo keyboard music of J.S. Bach and, in an arrangement for flute and piano, Arnold Schoenberg's exuberant Wind Quintet, Op. 26.

Thursday, April 7 - 7:30 PM - Acting Studio 1 (T100)

NEW PLAYREADING SERIES: An Exorcism in Cambridge
Written and directed by Emily Atkinson MFA '17.

Saturday, April 9 - 8:00 PM - John M. Greene Hall - $

SPRING ORATORIO: Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
The Virginia Glee Club, Frank Albinder, Director, joins the Smith College Choirs for the 2016 Spring Oratorio, Gioachino Rossini's late masterpiece, the Petite Messe Solennelle. Written during the composer's long retirement from the opera world, the piece was described by Rossini as "the last of my péchés de vieillesse" (sins of old age). Originally scored for two pianos and harmonium, small choir and four soloists, Rossini later orchestrated the work to save it either from oblivion or from a second rate orchestration by another composer. The choirs welcome the Rossini Festival Orchestra and soloists in a performance of the rarely heard orchestral version. Inna Dukach '94, soprano; Chrystal Williams, mezzo-soprano; Alan Schneider, tenor; Joshua Jeremiah, baritone; Amanda Huntleigh and Jonathan Hirsh, conductors. Tickets available at http://rossini.brownpapertickets.com.

Sunday, April 10 - 3:00 PM - Earle Recial Hall

Wayang Kulit: Balinese Shadow-Puppetry and Music
The wayang is a form of traditional shadow-puppetry from Bali, Indonesia that brings together elements from the island's rich cultural traditions: narrative, theatre, ritual, design, music, movement, and comedy. Putu Rekayasa comes from a long line of puppeteers on Bali's north coast—he was steeped in the art form from birth and now works to push its technical and thematic limits. For this special event, Rekayasa will be joined by theatre artist Sam Gold and the Boston-based ensemble Gamelankemana.

Wednesday, April 13 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR: Oboe Quartets
Featuring special guest Fred Cohen, oboe, Joel Pitchon, violin, and friends.

Wednesday, April 13 - 7:30 PM - Campus Center Carroll Room

Smith Jazz Ensemble
Enjoy an evening of toe-tapping big-band style music from swing to contemporary, directed by Genevieve Rose. All ages welcome!

April 14, 15, 16 - 8:00 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre - $

Memory of the Future: An Evening of Dance
Known for their ability to inspire audiences with their physicality and imagination, award-winning dancers and choreographers Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser present a new suite of dances, "Memory of the Future." In these works, Aiken and Hauser bring together an ensemble of internationally recognized dancers and musicians including Andrew Harwood, Peter Jones, Jennifer Nugent, Mike Vargas, and Bebe Miller.

April 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 - 7:30 PM - Theatre 14 - $

OUR LADY OF KIBEHO by Katori Hall, directed by Nicole A. Watson
The Wall Street Journal calls OUR LADY OF KIBEHO "The most important new play of the year." Set in 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe her, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. The New York Times calls this play "Transfixing!... has the gripping intensity of a thriller!" Free for Smith students.

Friday, April 15 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIONS
Students and faculty explore new sounds for small and large ensembles,
curated by Judith Gordon, Amanda Huntleigh, and Kate Soper.

Saturday, April 16 - 8:00 PM - John M. Greene Hall

SMITH COLLEGE ORCHESTRA: Spring Concert
The Wheaton College Orchestra, Delvyn Case, conductor, and the Smith College Choirs, Jonathan Hirsh and Amanda Huntleigh, directors, join the Smith Orchestra for a performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets. Also featured is the Flute Concerto by Otar Gordeli, with 2016 Concerto Competition winner Sunnie Ning '18.

Monday, April 18 - 7:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

SMITH COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE: Spring Concert
Splash! Take a musical journey over rivers, lakes and oceans. Featuring Handel Water Music, Smetana The Moldau, Grainger Spoon River and Loch Lomond, along with pirates and mermaids. Directed by Ellen Redman.

Tuesday, April 19 - 7:30 PM - Acting Studio 1 (T100)

NEW PLAYREADING SERIES: All We Know Is Not Enough
Written and directed by Darcy Parker Bruce MFA '16.

Wednesday, April 20 - 8:00 PM - Earle Recital Hall

GAMELAN ENSEMBLE: Spring Recital
The Smith College Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Sumarsam.

Thursday, April 21 - 7:30 PM - Earle Recital Hall

WAILING BANSHEES CONCERT: Blackbirds and Thrushes and Larks, Oh My!
The Banshees offer tunes and songs inspired by the birds. Directed by Ellen Redman. Jigs, reels, and the best craic on campus!

Friday, April 22 - 12:00 PM - Scott Dance Studio

MFA Dance Studio Performance
Take a break and bring your lunch to this midday dance performance! For their final presentation of work as Smith College graduate students, choreographers Barbie Diewald, Emily Lukasewski, Bronwen MacArthur, Kate Seethaler share 4 new dance pieces in this lunch-time showing.

Saturday, April 23 - 7:30 PM - Earle Recital Hall

Groove Spring Jam
Lively springtime a cappella.

THEATRE STUDIO PRODUCTIONS
All shows at 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

Tuesday and Thursday, April 26, 28

MAD FOREST by Caryl Churchill, directed by Kitty Lixin Lin '16
This timely drama resulted from a trip to Romania. Developed with students from London's Central School of Drama, this is an incisive portrait of society in turmoil that focuses on two families to reveal what life is like under a totalitarian regime and what results when the regime collapses. The play's brief scenes are almost cinematic in their presentation of events as seen by ordinary people trying to live in peace.

Wednesday and Friday, April 27, 29

A WINTER'S TALE by William Shakespeare, directed by Samantha Biatch '16
Tragedy, comedy, love, betrayal, disguised identities, redemption and reconciliation—all rolled up in one play. A WINTER'S TALE, written towards the end of Shakespeare's career is a sweeping saga that spans sixteen years and possesses one of the Bard's most famous stage directions, "Exit, pursued by bear."

Friday, April 29 - 8:00 PM - Scott Dance Studio - $

Spring Grad Dance Event
The annual performance showcasing new solo work by first year MFA dance candidates Nicole DeWolfe, Rowan Salem, Stephanie Turner, and Whitney Wilson.

 

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MAY

Saturday, May 14 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

COMMENCEMENT CHORAL CONCERT
The Smith College Glee Club, the Chamber Singers, and the a capella group Groove perform works chosen by the graduating class.

Saturday, May 14 - 7:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

COMMENCEMENT ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Featuring soloists from the graduating class.