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Thu April 3, 2014
  • Cabaret Troupe Presents Little Shop of Horrors

    7:30 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Entirely student-run, Cabaret Troupe aims to give students in any major the experience of performing in and staging a musical production. Additional performances on 4/4 and 4/5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • David Greenberger: Two-Minute Performances in a One-Seat Theater

    6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Mezzanine, Tang Museum

    For more than 30 years, David Greenberger has created short sound pieces that give listeners a window into the minds of older people. This installation creates an intimate theater space where one audience member at a time will listen to a two-minute performance by Greengberger and his band, A Strong Dog (Kevin Maul and Mitch Throop.)

  • Sean Jackson, Corey Colmey and Joe Klockowski: "Rhythmic Abstraction"

    6:30 p.m.
    Payne Presentation Room, Tang Museum

    In an experiment in sound and rhythm, tap dancer and electronic musician Sean Jackson and percussionist Corey Colmey will produce rich soundscapes that combine electronic sounds and nontraditional percussive elements such as tap dancing. Their communication in dance and music will be coupled with audio-reactive animations designed by Joe Klockowski ’14. Jackson has performed and taught tap dancing all over the U.S. and in Europe. Colmey is an active educator, performer, clinician, and recording artist based in central New York.

  • Skidmore Concert Band

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Directed by Michael Meidenbauer.

Fri April 4, 2014
  • Cabaret Troupe Presents Little Shop of Horrors

    7:30 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Entirely student-run, Cabaret Troupe aims to give students in any major the experience of performing in and staging a musical production. Additional performance on 4/5 at 7:30 p.m

  • Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert

    8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The works of seven senior dance majors will include an original group piece by Corry Ethridge, about regaining control; a solo performance by Kaitlin Guerin of an original work by NYC-based contemporary choreographer and dancer Sidra Bell; an original group piece by Megan Killeen about the connection between humans, nature, and the cosmos; an original group piece by Cameo Lethem, showing the increasingly strained relationships among six travelers; a solo performance by Sydney Magruder of an original work about womanhood and otherness choreographed by Antonio Brown of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; a solo performance by Ayako Shapiro of an original work choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama, director of the NYC based Take Dance company; and a solo performance by Sarah Shaw of choreography by student-athlete Colleen Thomas, about the importance of competitive swimming in her life at Skidmore. Additional performances on 4/5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Senior Recital: Eva Hagan, Clarinet

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

Sat April 5, 2014
  • Cabaret Troupe Presents Little Shop of Horrors

    7:30 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Entirely student-run, Cabaret Troupe aims to give students in any major the experience of performing in and staging a musical production.

  • Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert

    2 and 8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The works of seven senior dance majors will include an original group piece by Corry Ethridge, about regaining control; a solo performance by Kaitlin Guerin of an original work by NYC-based contemporary choreographer and dancer Sidra Bell; an original group piece by Megan Killeen about the connection between humans, nature, and the cosmos; an original group piece by Cameo Lethem, showing the increasingly strained relationships among six travelers; a solo performance by Sydney Magruder of an original work about womanhood and otherness choreographed by Antonio Brown of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; a solo performance by Ayako Shapiro of an original work choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama, director of the NYC based Take Dance company; and a solo performance by Sarah Shaw of choreography by student-athlete Colleen Thomas, about the importance of competitive swimming in her life at Skidmore.

  • Filene Scholarship Competition

    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

    The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation established the Filene Music Scholarships at Skidmore in 1982 to provide gifted young musicians the opportunity to further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. The Skidmore Music Department coordinates the annual competition, in which highly talented high school students audition for the four $48,000 scholarships offered annually by the College.

Sun April 6, 2014
  • Senior Recital: David Slitzky, Andrew Koehler, and William Sacks, Jazz

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

Thu April 10, 2014
  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    8 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    “The world’s greatest undiscovered literature.”

    That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by American soldiers, sailors, and airmen, and their loved ones. Over the last 15 years, he has collected more than 90,000 of such letters from every war in which Americans have fought. A distillation of this material provides the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the mainstage production to be presented by the Theater Department in April.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor and chair of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the “Legacy Project,” which encourages Americans to honor those who have served or are currently serving the nation by preserving their letters and e-mails home.

    Opitz said he selected the play for its timeliness and the “opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan.”

    “The play is not political in any way,” he continued. “It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors.

    For the Skidmore show, Opitz has adapted the play for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. The students will take on the roles of the military men and women and their loved ones at home, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences contained in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m., Janet Kinghorn Bernard Theater. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Senior Independent Study in Dance: Michael Rivera ’14

    8 p.m.
    Payne Presentation Room, Tang Museum

    A study created by Michael Rivera ’14 in collaboration with John Schneider ’14, this performance will explore space, familiarity, and the recognition of that space using movement and film. Additional performances 4/12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Senior Recital: Mavis MacNeil, Composition

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

Fri April 11, 2014
  • Drums and Gongs: Taiko and Gamelan Class Recital

    4 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Lei Ouyang Bryant and Elizabeth Macy.

  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    8 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

Sat April 12, 2014
  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    2 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Senior Independent Study in Dance: Michael Rivera ’14

    2 and 8 p.m.
    Payne Room, Tang Museum

    A study created by Michael Rivera ’14 in collaboration with John Schneider ’14, this performance will explore space, familiarity, and the recognition of that space using movement and film.

  • Shared Senior Recital: Cindy Lan, Viola and Elizabeth Estey, French Horn

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Skidmore Community Chorus with Vocal Chamber Ensemble

    3 p.m.
    Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

    Directed by Katie Gardiner. The performance will feature Duruflé’s Requiem with special guest Edwin Lawrence from Williams College on organ. The Vocal Chamber Ensemble will perform a selection of sacred pieces by Verdi, Josquin, and Palestrina. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children.

  • Ujima Step Show

    7 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Step-dancing performance by Ujima, Skidmore’s African, African-American, and Caribbean-American cultural awareness club.

Sun April 13, 2014
  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    2 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Senior Recital: Emily Abeshouse, Piano

    6 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Skidmore Wind Chamber Ensembles

    2 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Jan Vinci.

Wed April 16, 2014
  • The Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

    8 p.m.
    Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

    Coming off performances in Tokyo and Singapore, the New Quartet will perform songs from Rosenwinkel’s 2012 release Star of Jupiter as well as new compositions. Performing with Rosenwinkel, who is regarded as one of the most prolific jazz composers of his generation, will be pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Kendrick Scott.

Thu April 17, 2014
  • Line Art Review Launch Party

    7 p.m.
    Tang Museum

    Line Art Review magazine, a student-run art review, celebrates its a new issue. Refreshments will be served, the Treblemakers will perform, and art will be made.

  • Accents Spring Jam

    7 p.m.
    Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

    The Accents are one of Skidmore’s two all-female a cappella groups.

  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    8 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Skidmore Guitar Ensembles

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Brett Grigsby

Fri April 18, 2014
  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    2 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Spring Dance Concert

    8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The Dance Department will present new works and collaborations by faculty and guest artists. Highlights include Borderland, a new piece for seven dancers choreographed by Skidmore's Porter Professor Debra Fernandez, with art professor and animator John Danison; and new choreography by artist-in-residence Mary Harney for 10 dancers, which explores the creative culture of an artist's retreat. In addition, Denise Warner Limoli, associate professor of dance, has staged selections from Paquita, and Rubén Graciani, associate professor of dance, has choreographed two new works. One, with 16 dancers is an abstracted examination of the power of vulnerability within a group. The other is a trio that, like a snapshot or childhood memory, captures only a brief moment in time and only part of a whole person. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors/students. Additional performances on 4/19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Treblemakers Spring Jam

    7 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    The Treblemakers are Skidmore’s newest a cappella group.

Sat April 19, 2014
  • Drastic Measures 10th Anniversary Jam

    8 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    The Drastic Measures are Skidmore’s charity coed a cappella group.

  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    2 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Senior Recital: Katherine Murphy, Flute

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Laura Pendelton, Voice

    5 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Mathew Gaydar, Composition

    2 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Thomas Corcoran, Voice

    11 a.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Sonneteers Spring Jam

    10 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Founded in 1947, the all-female Sonneteers are Skidmore’s oldest a capella group.

  • Spring Dance Concert

    2 and 8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The Dance Department will present new works and collaborations by faculty and guest artists. Highlights include Borderland, a new piece for seven dancers choreographed by Skidmore's Porter Professor Debra Fernandez, with art professor and animator John Danison; and new choreography by artist-in-residence Mary Harney for 10 dancers, which explores the creative culture of an artist's retreat. In addition, Denise Warner Limoli, associate professor of dance, has staged selections from Paquita, and Rubén Graciani, associate professor of dance, has choreographed two new works. One, with 16 dancers is an abstracted examination of the power of vulnerability within a group. The other is a trio that, like a snapshot or childhood memory, captures only a brief moment in time and only part of a whole person. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors/students.

Mon April 21, 2014
  • Skidmore Big Band

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Directed by Mark Vinci, lecturer in music

Tue April 22, 2014
  • Ballet Class Showing

    7 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The "Classical Ballet Variations" class performs solos from the historic repertoire, 1840–1898.

Wed April 23, 2014
  • Senior Recital: Paul Gladstone, Jazz

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

Thu April 24, 2014
  • 59-Second Video Festival

    7 p.m.
    Somers Room, Tang Museum

    Inspired by super-short film festivals around the world, the Tang Museum has challenged Skidmore students, staff, and faculty to create compelling videos with a maximum run time of 59 seconds. How they choose to tell their story was left to the filmmakers. Videos were collected and edited together to make one video. Refreshments will be served.

Fri April 25, 2014
  • Rithmos Concert

    7 and 9 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    Rithmos an audition-based jazz and hip-hop dance group.

  • Singing in Spring

    4 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Recital by the voice students of Anne Zwick Turner and Gene Marie Callahan.

  • Skidmore Jazz Ensembles

    7 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Coached by John Nazarenko, George Muscatello, and Mark Vinci.

Sun April 27, 2014
  • Senior Recital: Leland Martin, Fiddle

    7 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Skidmore College Orchestra

    3 p.m.
    Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

    Conducted by Anthony Holland. Among the highlights of this spring concert will be a world premiere of James Emery’s Double Concerto for Guitar, Clarinet, and Orchestra, with James Emery playing solo guitar and his daughter Hannah Emery ’14 playing solo clarinet. Also on the program: Vaughan Williams’ Prelude 49th Parallel and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition arranged by Maurice Ravel. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children.

Mon April 28, 2014
  • "Classical Dance of India" Class Showing

    7:30 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    Students perform classical Indian dances accompanied by musicians on traditional instruments.

  • Skidmore String Ensembles

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Michael Emery.

Tue April 29, 2014
  • "Choreography I" Class Showing

    7 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    Skidmore student dancers perform original group pieces choreographed by 11 students in the "Choreography I" class.

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