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  • Original "Hair" Broadway poster (1968)

    Student Musical Theater presents "Hair" at Carleton

    January 16, 2015

    The Student Musical Theater (SMT) is an organization dedicated to producing quality, student-run musicals for the Carleton community. This term's production of the well-known musical, Hair, will take place in the Weitz Theater, which is an exciting new step for the members of SMT, according to the musical's co-director, Ellie Durling (2017). Past SMT productions have consistently been held in the Little Nourse Theater, but Durling believes that the spacial freedom found in the larger Weitz Theater will help turn the production into a full theatrical experience for both the audience and the actors. Hair is scheduled to premiere at the Weitz Center for Creativity during 9th week of winter term.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ashwini Ramaswamy ('03)

    Ashwini Ramaswamy ('03) Brings Traditional Indian Dance to Carleton

    November 5, 2014

    Carleton Alum, Ashwini Ramaswamy, has been dancing in an Indian dance group called Ragamala since she was merely five years old. This group has traveled all over the world and has visited performance halls in Russia, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States. Ashwini is a soloist in the dance group and will be performing on Wednesday, November 12 in the Weitz Theater from 7:30-8:30pm. The performance will be a special showcase of the Bharatanatyam style, which is a classical dance form that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu in southern India.

  • Guest musicians Red Baraat to perform Sunday, November 2, 7:00-8:30PM in Concert Hall

    World renowned band "Red Baraat" visits Carleton

    October 26, 2014

    Red Baraat is a unique band known for its interesting blend of North Indian bhangra, jazz, brass funk, and hip-hop. The band had humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York and now averages around 200 performances a year. Red Baraat prides itself in celebrating the pure essence of music and dance and states its goal as "manifesting joy and unity in all people." Red Baraat's powerful sound has gained international attention, landing performances in the center of London's Trafalgar Square, the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, the White House, and Google's Mountain View Campus.

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