Arts Blog

  • Carleton Jazz Band

    Carleton Jazz Band - Fall Premiere!

    November 16, 2014

    The Carleton Jazz Band is set to perform Sunday, November 16, from 4:30-5:30pm at the Concert Hall. The ensemble will feature a variety of jazz standards arranged for a big band sound. Auditions are held at the beginning of fall and carefully selected musicians spend the entire term honing their skills and preparing as one cohesive band. Each member of the group will have a chance to debut their style and play a solo during the concert. Laura Caviani will be directing the band.

  • St. Olaf presents "The Love of Three Oranges"

    November 13, 2014

      The St. Olaf theater department is presenting a production of "The Love of Three Oranges" at Carleton College on Saturday, November 15, at 2:00pm in the Weitz Center Theater. The play was written in 1761 by Carlo Gozzi. The play is set in a fantasy world filled with charm and comedy, certainly unique for a piece written during the Age of Enlightenment. The production combines the talent of St. Olaf art students, led by Irve Dell, with a theater cast directed by Jeanne Willcoxon.

    • Carleton College Orchestra Performance

      Carleton Orchestra Fall Performance

      November 12, 2014

      The Carleton Orchestra will perform its annual fall concert on Friday, November 14, from 8-9:30pm in the Concert Hall. Hector Valdivia will be conducting. This year's selection includes well known classical pieces such as Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3, Schubert's Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished," and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis.

    • Fall Choir Concert Reflects History of Carleton Music

      November 6, 2014

      Under the direction of Lawrence Burnett, Carleton's three choral groups will be performing a wide variety of selections that reflect the history of music at Carleton. Men's Chorus, Bella Cantemus, and Carleton Singers will all debut their own styles and then come together to form the full Carleton Choir, which will present Pachelbel's "Deus in Adjutorium" along with other pieces. The concert will be Saturday, November 8, 8-9:30 in the Concert Hall.

    • Semaphore Dance Concert 8th weekend!

      November 5, 2014

      On Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, the Semaphore Repertory Dance Company will showcase a collection of dance routines prepared by Carleton's student dancers. Both performances will begin at 7:30pm in the Weitz Theater. Dancers in Semaphore have spent all of fall term working diligently with both student and professional choreographers, memorizing and perfecting complicated dance pieces. One of the faculty coordinators, Judith Howard, has provided some information about what Semaphore is and the role it plays for students pursuing dance or choreography.