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  • Rita Rio and Her Orchestra in “The Girls in the Band."

    Special Screening: The Girls in the Band

    February 24, 2014

    Described as "engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters" by New York Times reviewer, Jeannette Catsoulis, The Girls in the Band is a documentary about the sexism in Jazz ensembles during the 1930s and 40s. Many women were excluded from all-male bands during this time, but they moved on to create their own all-female bands. The film follows the lives of female jazz players who worked during the 1930s and 40s and reveals their gripping stories.

    The Girls in the Band will be screened on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm in the Weitz Cinema.

  • Telling: Minnesota Poster

    Telling: Minnesota, A theater performance created by veterans

    February 17, 2014

    Did you Miss it at the Guthrie? Well, the Minnesota Humanities Center is taking it on the road! First stop Carleton College! "Telling: Minnesota" is the 12th original production of The Telling Project. Like all of its predecessors, "Telling: Minnesota" has been created through an intensive process of interviews with veterans and their family members, scripting from these interviews, performance training, and rehearsal. The individuals on stage are Minnesota military veterans performing their own stories of service...

  • Chiara String Quartet

    Chiara String Quartet: Two Performances

    February 10, 2014

    In a rare and spectacular two-night event, Carleton College will present the renowned Chiara String Quartet, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Considered to be one of the foremost musical ensembles in the world, the Chiara String Quartet will be performing one of the most influential and masterful collections of musical works by a single composer of the 20th century, Béla Bartók’s six string quartets. Both performances are free and open to the public.

  • A picture of Carleton's Chinese Music Pipa ensemble.

    Chinese Music Ensemble Performance

    February 10, 2014

    On the very day the 2014 Winter Olympics were getting underway in Sochi, four members of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble were awarded medals of their own at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in sunny San Jose, California.

    A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the P.R. China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen (Dizi - Chinese bamboo flute), a Silver Medal to Vivky Wu (Guzheng - Chinese zither), and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang (Erhu - Chinese fiddle), and Ken Wang (Sanxian - Chinese banjo). This year marks the third time Carleton students have competed in this prestigious competition.

    These medalists will be performing in the Concert Hall on March 2nd.

  • Rebecca Plotnick '14, a CAMS 287 student, working on her project.

    Stop Motion Animation Class Screening

    February 3, 2014

    The students in Britta Johnson's Stop Motion Animation class have been learning and developing the skills of stop motion animation for the past five weeks. On February 6th, at 5:30pm, their projects will come to life in Weitz Cinema in a special screening. Come support the students and the CAMS department and enjoy these interesting projects.

    For more information, click here.

    The final projects will be on continuous view in Weitz 229 beginning Tuesday, February 11th.

  • Guest Artist Lydia Artymiw

    Guest Artist Recital: Lydia Artymiw

    February 3, 2014

    In 2014, pianist Lydia Artymiw celebrates her 25th year as Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota. A recipient of top prizes in the 1976 Leventritt and the 1978 Leeds International Competitions, and the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ms. Artymiw returns to Carleton in a diverse program featuring works of Mozart, Schumann, and a selection of works by Ukranian composers.

     Artymiw will be performing in the Concert Hall on February 9th, 2014 at 3pm.