Arts Blog

  • Carleton College Orchestra
    March 4, 2015

    Carleton Orchestra debuts piece by Jeffrey Treviño

    The Carleton Orchestra, directed by Professor Hector Valdivia, will be performing its winter program Friday, March 6, at 8:00-9:30pm in the Concert Hall. The program will feature Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro Brillante, Op. 13 b, and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. To add to its exciting repertoire, the orchestra will also debut How to Build Fences and Gates, a composition by esteemed visiting professor Jeffrey Treviño. ...

  • Promotional poster for the Knightingales
    March 3, 2015

    Knightingales Take the Cave Stage

    The Knightingales, or the Gales for short, were the first all-female a cappella group to grace Carleton campus and have been a strong musical presence on campus for over three decades. On Saturday, March 7th, the Gales will be performing in the Cave. The performance starts at 10:30pm. To learn more about the Gales and what they do, follow this article to read an interview with Gracie McNeely '16, one of the musical arrangers for the group.

  • Penelopiad poster designed by Grace Black '16
    March 1, 2015

    ETB presents: The Penelopiad

    Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad is a feminist retelling of the classic Odyssey story. The story focuses on the life experiences of Penelope, Odysseus' faithful wife, and her twelve maids. The story's central themes include the treatment of women in history, double standards between sexes and classes, and the overall concept of justice. ETB will be presenting a theatrical rendition of The Penelopiad, featuring an all-women cast performing original music written by Liza Davis '16. Follow this article to read an interview with Sarah Meister '16, the director of the play.


  • Music from Johannes Brahms - Photo from Yale University
    February 21, 2015

    German Liederabend

    On Saturday, February 21, Carleton students currently enrolled in voice lessons will be presenting "German Liederabend", which is an evening of German art song. This vocal recital will begin at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Each song will be performed in German and the concert features pieces from Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, and Carl Bohm. The collection of pieces range from the Classical period to the Romantic period and into the twentieth century. ...