Arts Blog

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Members of Carleton's Players rehearsing A Winter's Tale

    A Winter's Tale opening this week!

    October 26, 2014

      The fall Players' production of A Winter's Tale is opening Thursday, October 30 at 7:30PM in the Weitz Center. The performance features student actors and actresses of varying class years and is directed by David Wiles. According to historians, A Winter's Tale is considered one of Shakespeare's unique "problem plays" because it begins as a serious psychological drama and concludes with humor and a happy ending.

    • 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.