Friday, January 24 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall - $
MUSIC IN DEERFIELD: MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN, piano
A legend in the making for his combination of technical wizardry and musical brilliance, Marc-André Hamelin is at once a throwback to the heyday of the virtuoso pianist-composer and a quintessential 21st century musician. Pre-concert talk in Earle Recital Hall at 7:00 PM.
Sunday, February 2 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
FIVE COLLEGE OPERA: RECITAL
In conjunction with the Five College production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene, Five College students, along with pianist Clifton J. Noble, will be performing an afternoon song recital of music by Weill and his contemporaries. This concert is part of a three-event offering featuring the works of Weill, Elmer Rice, and Langston Hughes, the three collaborators on Street Scene.
Tuesday, February 4 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR I: Marc Ryser, piano.
Works by Mozart and Mompou.
February 6, 7, 8 - 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: Shaina Cantino, Sara Coffin, Mat Elder, and Safi Harriott.
Friday, February 7 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall - $
MUSIC IN DEERFIELD: A FAR CRY, Self-Conducted Orchestra
Standing at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music, the 18-member string orchestra from Boston "brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied" (New York Times). Pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM in Earle Recital Hall.
Sunday, February 9 - 7:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
COMMUNITY CHORAL SINGS @ SMITH: MOZART REQUIEM
Open to members of the Smith and Valley communities. We welcome singers of all backgrounds and levels, first-time and experienced singers alike. Join us for a memorable evening singing a choral masterwork. Jonathan Hirsh, conductor.
Tuesday, February 11th - 7:00 PM - Theater 14
THRESHOLD: An evening of dance, music and image
Created and performed by dancers Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser and pianist Mike Vargas. Inspired by photos and writings of landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn. Post performance talk with all four artists.
Sunday, February 16 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
BOB AND JERRY - BY REQUEST
Join traditional jazz clarinetist Bob Sparkman and pianist Jerry Noble in an afternoon where you create the concert. Request tunes dear to your ear and heart from a list of Bob and Jerry recordings, printed in the program, then sit back and enjoy their improvisational explorations of your favorite songs.
Thursday, February 20 - 7:30 PM - Earle Recital Hall
NEW PLAYREADING SERIES I
criss-crossing by Kathleen Mosely, Harmoniously Awkward: A Sketch Comedy Play by Allison Ristaino
Saturday, February 22 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
BIDEEW BOU BESS and Friends
A spectacular blend between African and American Hip-Hop traditions, Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal has to be seen and heard before you can fully grasp their effortless, innovative fusion of traditions and languages. Comprised of three brothers - Moctar, Baidy, and Ibrahima Sall - they blend sweet vocals with savvy poetic commentary and strong traditional melodies. Also featuring Abiodun Oyewole, Tantra Zawadi, Tony Vacca, and Gokh-bi System.
Tuesday, February 25 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR II: Jonathan Hirsh, violin and Grant Moss, harpsichord
A tranquil half-hour of beautiful Baroque compositions for violin and harpsichord.
February 28 & March 1, March 6, 7, 8 - 8:00 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre - $
AN EVENING OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
KAMALA by Vijay Tendulkar (adapted by Afreen Seher Gandhi)
Jaisingh Jadhav buys a woman named Kamala from a flesh market in India and brings her home to display at a press conference to prove that the flesh trade still exists. Jai's ambition to succeed in the world of journalism is unstoppable, causing his wife Sarita to make some tough decisions. Kamala is inspired by true events. Directed by Afreen Seher Gandhi '15.
CHAMBER MUSIC by Arthur Kopit
In the inner room of an asylum, eight women -- all believing themselves to be famous figures from throughout history -- hold council. Personalities clash as they move to find a solution to best take revenge on their enemies: the inmates in the men's ward. Directed by Sara Kely '14.
Sunday, March 2 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: SOUNDS OF RUSSIA
Liza Stepanova, the 2013-15 Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano, presents her first solo recital at Smith with a program reflecting her Russian heritage. The kaleidoscopic assortment of works will traverse two centuries of Russian music and culminate in Stravinsky's brilliant "Three Movements from Petrushka," transcribed by the composer for Arthur Rubinstein.
Tuesday, March 4 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR III
THE DEERFIELD QUINTET: Kleine Kammermusik, op. 24 no. 2 by Hindemith
Ellen Redman, flute, Kirsten Lipkens, oboe, Lynn Sussman, clarinet, Rebecca Eldredge, bassoon, and Sheffra Spiridopoulos, horn.
Saturday, March 8 - 8:00 PM - John M. Green Auditorium
SPRING ORATORIO: MOZART REQUIEM
Cornell University Men's Glee Club, Robert Isaacs, conductor. Soloists include Dominique Labelle, soprano; William Hite, tenor; and Timothy Jerome Jones, bass-baritone, conducted by Jonathan Hirsh.
Sunday, March 9 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall - $
MUSIC IN DEERFIELD: JUPITER STRING QUARTET
The Jupiter String Quartet will perform music by Beethoven and Bartók to close the 35th Music in Deerfield season. Pre-concert discussion at 3:00 PM in Earle Recital Hall.
Wednesday, March 12 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN CHORAL SCHOLARS
The Dublin Choral Scholars join the Smith College Choirs for an informal concert. Desmond Earley, artistic director.
March 12, 13 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre
NEW PLAYREADING SERIES II
Screenplay/Teleplay by Kate Sharp, The Kraken and the Selkie by Rebeca Holtz
Tuesday, March 25 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR IV: Judith Gray, soprano, and Clifton J. Noble, piano
A program of contemplative and celebratory Irish Songs for St. Patrick's Day.
Friday, March 28 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: LYSANDER PIANO TRIO
The Lysander Piano Trio is a winner of multiple awards including the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Hear them one week before they give their Carnegie Hall recital debut in a varied program of works by Schubert, Brahms, Shostakovitch, John Musto, and Jakub Ciupinski. Liza Stepanova, piano, Itamar Zorman, violin, Michael Katz, cello.
Sunday, March 30 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: KATE SOPER & THE MIVOS QUARTET
Composer and vocalist Kate Soper teams up with Mivos, an "accomplished, admirably broad-minded young string quartet" (The New York Times) to present a concert of contemporary and 20th century works exploring the link between the voice and the string instrument. Program to include Berg's Lyric Suite with reconstructed soprano part, Soper's cipher for soprano and violin, and a world premiere for string quartet and voice.
APRIL 3, 4, 5 - 8:00 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre - $
SENIOR DANCE CONCERT
Select works of outstanding choreography by graduating seniors Olivia Grace Fauver, Brandy E. Neary, Mary Sue Shepphard, Sophia Miriam Steinberger, Hope Wilson and four selected senior choreographers from the BFA in Dance at UMass Amherst.
Sunday, April 6 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Featuring the winners of the 2013-14 Concerto Competition: Katie Lipow, soprano, and Alvina Zhang, piano. Directed by Jonathan Hirsh.
APRIL 11, 12 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre
NEW PLAYREADING SERIES III
Lindy Luck by Jes Tom.
Saturday, April 12 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
COLLABORATIONS IN CONCERT
The annual concert of teachers and students performing chamber works together.
Saturday, April 12 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
Annual spring choral concert featuring the Smith College Chorus in Tarik O'Regan's Triptych for chorus & string orchestra; Joseph Baldwin, conductor, with performances by the Glee Club, Chamber Singers and the a cappella group Groove.
Sunday, April 13 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SAGE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT
With the first Student Chamber Music Competition winner, as yet to be chosen.
April 16, 17 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre
NEW PLAYREADING SERIES IV
Thunderbird at the Next World Theatre by Andrea Hairston.
Thursday, April 17 - 7:30 PM - Earle Recital Hall
WAILING BANSHEES SPRING CONCERT
Jigs, reels, and the best craic on campus. Ellen Redman, director.
Friday, April 18 - 7:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SMITH COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE
Music of America, featuring saxophone soloist Lynn Klock in the world premiere of Clifton J. Noble's Locomotive Dreams for tenor sax and wind ensemble, and Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. Ellen Redman, director.
April 18-19, April 24-26 - 8:00 PM - Theatre 14 - $
IPHIGENIA AND OTHER DAUGHTERS by Ellen McLaughlin
Iphigenia and Other Daughters blends Iphigenia in Aulis, Electra, and Iphigenia in Tauris into a poetic and gripping translation and adaptation of an ancient story. Probing its audience to contemplate harrowing questions in a searing and tangible world, the text crystallizes the female voice in Greek tragedy. From multiple levels of reality, in life and death, Orestes, Electra, and Iphigenia must navigate the plague that hangs over their family. Emma Kelley '14 will direct.
Sunday, April 20 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
FACULTY RECITAL: Ron Gorevic, violin/viola
Featuring Kezia Gorevic Fisher, cello, Greg Hayes, piano. Saint-Saens piano trio and more.
Thursday, April 24 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SMITH COLLEGE WADAIKO RECITAL
Free and open to the public. The ensemble will perform traditional Japanese songs including Taiko Bayashi, Matsuri Daiko, and Ogi Matsuri under the direction of Olga Ehrlich, founder and director of Mountain River Taiko in Williamsburg.
Wednesday, April 30 - 7:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
SMITH COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Genevieve Rose, director.
Friday, May 2 - 8:00 PM - Scott Dance Studio - $
SPRING GRAD EVENT
The annual spring performance will showcase new solo work by first year MFA candidates: Mary Joy Davis, Eleanor Grace, Stephanie Maher, and Anne Rudnik.
Friday, May 16 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
THE COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Featuring Smith College seniors in performances of instrumental and vocal chamber music.
Saturday, May 17 - 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 17 - 7:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall
COMMENCEMENT ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Featuring soloists from the graduating class.