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Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

122 Green Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Sage Hall
144 Green Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-ARTS (2787)

Performing Arts Box Office
Phone: 413-585-3220

Every semester at Smith features mainstage and studio theatre performances, faculty and student dance perfornances, new play readings, new works of choreography by grad dance students, and a large assortment of faculty and student music performances, including a series of informal concerts at lunchtime.


Fall Faculty Dance Concert

This year’s Fall Faculty Dance Concert, November 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m., highlights an eclectic array of choreography from Smith College faculty and special guests, and presents dancers from throughout the Five Colleges. It will feature four performances of new and diverse choreography ranging from Modern to West African.


Orchestra Fall Concert

The Smith College Department of Music is thrilled to announce the Smith College Orchestra’s 2018 fall concert, “Of All Stripes,” Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall.

Monica Jakuc Leverett 75th Birthday Recital

Pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett will give a recital in honor of her 75th birthday, Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College. Her program will feature J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, the “Goldberg” Variations, her signature piece that she has played in New York, London and Tokyo.

Autumn Serenade

Saturday, November 10 marks this year's annual Autumn Serenade, hosted by the Smith College Music Department. The program features songs from various cultures around the world, including works by Giuseppe Verdi, Chien Shan-Hua, Lili Boulanger, Rosephanye Powell, and others.

Family Weekend Concert: Montage “Royals”

Saturday, October 27 marks this year’s annual Montage Family Weekend concert, hosted by the Smith College Department of Music. The Smith College Choirs, Orchestra, Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Handbell Choir and student music groups will be performing songs by Queen, ABBA, Lorde and more.

A Beethoven Cycle: The Complete Piano Sonatas

Pianist Jiayan Sun will explore Ludwig van Beethovan's masterworks chronologically in a series of eight recitals during the 2018–19 season.

Sage Chamber Music Society, Fall 2018

The Smith Department of Music and Sage Chamber Music Society offers a series of compelling programs this fall, spanning centuries and styles. SCMS is comprised of Smith College music faculty joined by distinguished colleagues, friends, and special guests, dedicated to exploring concert-music old and new. All Sage Chamber Music Society performances are free and open to the public.

Music in the Noon Hour, Fall 2018

Smith College music faculty and special guests in half-hour recitals to refresh you midweek with solo and chamber music treasures and discoveries. All events are free and open to the public.


Moonlight on the Miskatonic

The Smith College Department of Theatre opens its 2018–19 season with a world premiere musical, based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Moonlight on the Miskatonic, with a book by Samantha Noble ’12, music and lyrics by Clifton J. Noble MA ’88, and directed by Ellen Kaplan, opens October 19 and runs through October 27 in Theatre 14.

New Play Reading Series

The New Play Reading series brings to our audiences an international spectrum of new and developing scripts honored by the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and other major professional awards, alongside exciting plays by Smith MFA graduate playwrights, distinguished Smith alumnae, winners of the Five College Denis Johnston Playwriting Prize for undergraduates, and select others.