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FALL 2017 BROCHURE (.pdf)


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

Music in the Noon Hour
Jiayan Sun, piano, in his first area performance as the 2017-2019 Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist; Robert Schumann Kreisleriana, Op. 16

September 15, 16, 23 - 8:00 PM
September 17, 24 - 3:00 PM - Theatre 14 - $

music by Eric Sawyer, libretto by Harley Erdman,
based on the book by Barry Werth, directed by Ron Bashford, conducted by Eduardo Leandro, choreography by Paul Matteson
A true story of shame and scandal from 1960: renowned Smith English professor Newton Arvin is arrested and disgraced for possessing gay magazines and materials. The drama centers on Arvin’s friendship with a young colleague also caught in the scandal, as well as Arvin’s literary obsession with The Scarlet Letter, whose characters spring from his imagination onto the opera stage. The first weekend of world premiere performances presented by Five College Opera features a cast of top opera professionals. The second weekend features a cast of young artists from the Five Colleges.

Friday, September 22 - 6:30 PM - Crew House

A Performance of Contact Improvisation: "Causing it only a little..."
With Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Nancy Stark Smith and others.




Sunday, October 1 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Sage Chamber Music Society presents the Kathleen Tagg/Andre Petersen Piano Duo: Where Worlds Collide
Drawing from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, and the nuances of South African jazz and indigenous musics from southern Africa, this duo explores diverse realms of possibilities within the sound world of the piano, with performances of original compositions and works by iconic South African jazz composers.

Wednesday, October 4 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Music in the Noon Hour
Joel Pitchon, violin and Clifton J. Noble perform Fiddle in the City, a 'noir' jazz violin and piano sonata by Clifton J. Noble.

Friday, October 13- 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

New Playreading Series: THE SONG OF THE MAW
by Mary Beth Brooker, MFA ‘20, directed by Alison Smith.

Saturday, October 14 - 4:00 PM - John M. Greene Hall - $5-10

Family Weekend Concert: MONTAGE
Smithies Singing Revolutions will feature the Smith College Choirs, Handbells, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Wailing Banshees, and Wind Ensemble, plus every one of the student-led a cappella groups. Celebrate eclectic popular music highlighting destinations circling the globe.

Sunday, October 15 - 11:00 AM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Sage Chamber Music Society: Family Weekend Chamber Music
Bohuslav Martinu Duo for violin & cello No. 2 in D major, H. 371, and other works highlighting faculty artists; Joel Pitchon, violin; Volcy Pelletier, cello; Jiayan Sun, piano; Mary Hubbell, soprano; and Judith Gordon, piano.

Thursday, October 19 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Concert Conversation: Apple Hill String Quartet
The Apple Hill String Quartet will discuss and play a work by one of Peru’s leading composers, Celso Garrido-Lecca, who undertook the challenge of creating authentic Peruvian and Chilean music in the classical tradition. This intriguing work will be part of the APSQ program for Valley Classical Concerts on Sunday, October 22 in Sweeney Concert Hall.

October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 - 7:30 PM - Theatre 14 - $5-10

CREATURE by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Isabelle Brown '19
After being pestered by devils for more than half a year, Margery Kempe - new mother, mayor’s daughter, and proprietress of a highly profitable beer business - is liberated from her torment by a vision of Jesus Christ in purple robes. Visions are hard to come by, even in 1401. Should we trust the new Margery, with her fasting and her weeping and her chastity fixation, or burn her with the other heretics? Can a woman of insatiable appetites just up and audition for sainthood? Free for Smith students.

Sunday, October 22 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Jerry Noble and Friends
Featuring Bob Sparkman on clarinet, Kara Noble on acoustic and electric basses, Jerry Noble on piano and guitar, and perhaps some surprise guests, in music from the American Songbook and the tune-rich archive of Traditional Jazz.

Wednesday, October 25 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Music in the Noon Hour
Guest artist Pola Baytelman, piano; works by Hector Villa-Lobos, Alberto Ginastera and Paul Schoenfield.


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CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Saturday, November 4 - 7:30 PM - Helen Hills Hills Chapel

Amici di Fiati
A wind ensemble concert with Paul Dunkel, flute; Basil Reeve, oboe; Michael Sussman, clarinet; and Leonard Hindell, bassoon. Featuring musicians from some of the best ensembles in America, the program will include work of Vivaldi, Mozart, Goepfart, Milhaud, and Arthur Berger.

Thursday, November 9 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

New Playreading Series: THE UNTOLD STORY OF TROOT
Written and directed by Lyssandra Norton MFA ‘18.

Saturday, November 11 - 8:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Smith College Orchestra Fall Concert
Featuring the winner of the 2017 Smith Concerto Competition, Mackenzie Litz ‘20, in Koussevitzky Concerto for Double Bass and strings, Op. 3, plus varied works, with guest conductor Alejandro Melendez.

Wednesday, November 15 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Music in the Noon Hour
Guest artist Paul Green, clarinet; Ron Gorevic, violin; Volcy Pelletier, cello; Judith Gordon, piano; Paul Hindemith Piano Quartet.

November 16, 17, 18 - 8:00 PM - Theatre 14

Fall Faculty Dance Concert
This year’s Faculty Concert will premiere new works by dance faculty members Chris Aiken and Rodger Blum as well as guest artist Bronwen MacArthur. The evening will include "The Blues Project" choreography by Bebe Miller with Angie Hauser.

Saturday, November 18 - 4:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Autumn Serenade
Under the direction of Amanda Huntleigh, the Chamber Singers will perform selections from their upcoming tour program and join with the Campus School Chorus for a collaborative performance of Lauliku Lapsepõli by Veljo Tormis; the Smith College Chorus and Glee Club will sing a program of strength and hope in dark times. Co-pitches Sam Baierl and Ivana Lin will lead Groove a cappella in a collection of popular music.

Sunday, November 19 - 3:00 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Sage Chamber Music Society Faculty Recital
New England Legacy; Joel Pitchon, violin, with guest artist Joanne Polk, piano, featuring works by Irving Fine and Charles Ives.

Monday, November 20 - 7:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Smith Wind Ensemble: A Night at the (Wind) Symphony
Ellen Redman, music director. The Wind Ensemble explores symphonic music composed both for concert band and borrowed from the orchestral repertoire.

Wednesday, November 29 - 7:30 PM - Earle Recital Hall

Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert: Celebrating the Great Big Bands
A concert for all ages featuring music from the Count Basie, Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw jazz orchestras and more. Genevieve Rose, director.

Thursday, November 30 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

New Playreading Series: A Traci Williams Sampler
An array of short plays written and directed by Traci Williams, Ada Comstock Scholar ‘18.


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Sunday, December 3 - 4:00 and 7:30 PM - John M. Greene Hall

Featuring the Smith College Chorus, Chamber Singers, Glee Club, and Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Huntleigh, and the Handbell Choir, conducted by Grant Moss, with a guest appearance by the Campus School Chorus. The annual holiday service of lessons and carols has been delighting audiences for decades. Come ring in the holiday season!

Wednesday, December 6 - 12:30 PM - Sweeney Concert Hall

Music in the Noon Hour
Guest artist Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano; Judith Gordon, piano; works by Lori Laitman, André Previn, and more.

Wednesday, December 6 - 8:00 PM - Earle Recital Hall

Gamelan Fall Concert
Maho Ishiguro, director. Darsono, guest artist. An evening of Central Javanese Gamelan music and dance performance by Five College students and community members of the ensemble.

Thursday, December 7 - 12:00 PM - Scott Dance Studio

Dance at Noon
Bring your lunch to this studio showing of new work by MFA candidates Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Sarah Lass, and Sarah Seder.

December 7 and 9 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

Fall Theatre Studio Production
POOF! by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Nykole Darby '19
A KIND OF ALASKA by Harold Pinter
Directed by Micaela Brinsley '20
A student-led production focusing on the actor-director relationship.

December 7 and 8 - 8:00 PM - Scott Dance Studio - $1

Bare Bones Dance Concert
A showcase evening of undergraduate choreography and performance.

December 8 and 10 - 7:30 PM - Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

Collaboration Capstone Presentation
Tthe final presentation of the Senior Collaboration Capstone.

Friday, December 8 - 8:00 PM - Earle Recital Hall

Groove Fall Jam
The music department's student-run a cappella group will present a fun-filled night of music. Let Groove grant you a reprieve from your end-of-the-semester grind.

Thursday, December 14 - 7:30 PM - Earle Recital Hall

Wailing Banshees Fall Concert
Ellen Redman, director. Smith College’s Celtic music ensemble helps you celebrate the end of classes with jigs, reels, and the best craic on campus.

Thursday, December 14 - 8:00 PM - Scott Dance Studio - $

Fall Grad Dance Event
End the semester with new dance works by MFA candidates Nikki Carrara, Lucille Jun, Michelle Kassman, and Anna Maynard.



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