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An Autumn to Remember: Fall Arts Announced


Mark your calendar now!

Open your calendar app! You don’t want to miss out on the arts events in store at Dickinson this fall.


In October, Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez will deliver a public lecture about her work. Arbelaez’s exhibition opens Oct. 26, and she will give a clay demonstration in November.

The Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion returns to Carlisle for a four-day residency that includes master classes, workshops, lectures, community-outreach events and a Nov. 4 concert, Paddle to the Sea. The concert combines live music from a 1966 Academy Award-nominated film and new video art.

Art and anchovies

The Trout Gallery kicks off its season during a double exhibition opening with a twist. After attending the openings for Robert Rauchenberg’s Surface Series and for bronze works from the gallery’s permanent collection, attendees are invited to congregate outside for Pizza on the Plaza, where they can enjoy fresh wood-fired pizza and chat about what they’ve seen. A lecture by Helen Hsu of the Robert Rauchenberg foundation follows on Sept. 22.

To the alleyways!

The alleys of Carlisle come to life Nov. 4, 5 and 6, as Dickinson’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Art Works, a fresh approach to Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 classic Mother Courage. Audience members follow the title character and her wagon through the Carlisle alleys as the story unfolds. Site-specific dance works interrupt the play as it travels its route; the dance pieces can also be viewed independently of the play. No ticket purchase is required.

Faculty talents

Todd Wronski, professor of theatre, marks the 100th anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut’s birth with a Sept. 3 theatrical portrait of the man and his work. Wronski surveys the writer’s eventful life and his long career as a novelist, humorist and social commentator in a production that he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest last August.

Contributing faculty in music Emmanuel Borowsky will join the American Virtuosi ensemble onstage Sept. 11 to perform music of Jewish, Latin and Lithuanian heritage.

On Sept. 16, pianist Charles Hulin will perform a composition by Professor of Music Robert Pound. Commissioned by and dedicated to the memory of Lloyd Arriola (1971-2016), Pound’s hourlong piano sonata premiered last July at the Lasker Summer Music Festival.

The Faculty Jazz Group’s annual fall concert drops on Sept. 23 with well-loved standards from the Great American Songbook.

Emeritus Professor of Art Ward Davenny’s work comes into focus with a faculty retirement show, opening Oct. 28. The exhibition brings Davenny’s recent drawings, paintings, prints and photographs into dialogue with original music created to accompany the work.

Illuminating the environment

Professor of Music Jennifer Blyth collaborates with faculty and first-year students on a program reflecting on our relationship with the environment, with particular focus on waterways. She’ll perform the program during a Nov. 20 faculty recital.

The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Indigenous Futures Initiative @ Dickinson College bring sustainability and Indigenous cultures to the forefront. Presented by the University of Manchester’s Olga Ulturgasheva with choreographer Sayan Ulturgashev, Sliding Earth: Arctic Indigenous Cryo-Worlds, Environmental Risks and Human-Non-Human Collaborations expresses how Arctic/Siberian Indigenous communities respond to unpredictable climate events and includes a performance by students in Dickinson’s ballet program. Olga and Sayan will also speak with students and faculty in dance and Russian-language classes and will also visit a First-Year Seminar on Indigenous Futurism.

Students in the spotlight

Noonday concerts highlight Dickinson musicians throughout the semester. The Jazz Ensemble’s annual concert arrives this year on Nov. 18 and fall chamber music concerts are slated for Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.

On Nov. 6, students in Dickinson’s orchestra will present Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre and two suites of music from Bizet’s Carmen. Instructor in Music David Zygmunt is a featured soloist.

Inspired by images from the James Webb telescope, the College Choir’s fall 2022 program, Wonder, Awe and Mystery (Nov. 12, 13), features selections by Lauridsen, Whitacre and Schumann and explores the ways music reflects on the beauty of nature and the mystery of things known and unknown.

On Dec. 1, senior studio art majors present their annual works-in-progress exhibition, foreshadowing their final exhibition in the spring. And on Dec. 7, students will vie for a shot as featured soloist next spring during the annual Concerto Competition.

View the full Calendar of Arts.
View info about fall exhibitions.


Published August 24, 2022