News Events at Marlboro
Wednesday, December 4, 7:30pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
Come join Marlboro community members in a concert to benefit communities in The Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The show will feature talented Marlboro musicians in various musical genres, from folk to classical, and will be combined with a silent auction for artwork or services. All proceeds will be donated to Red Cross Philippines.
Friday, December 6, 7:30pm • Latchis Theater, Brattleboro
Equally at home on the concert stage or at a folk festival, Grammy-winning Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster is one of the most versatile and exciting young musicians on both the folk and Celtic music scenes. MacMaster’s many projects have seen her collaborate and perform with Alison Krauss, Carlos Santana, the Chieftains, Paul Simon, Pavarotti, and Yo-Yo Ma. Her live performances are a testament to her incandescent musicianship and boundless energy, featuring foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-rending ballads, and world-class step dancing. MacMaster’s fiddling fireworks generate a kind of "traditional fusion" delivered with uplifting energy felt by the musicians and audiences of all ages. Advanced tickets range from $27 to $59, or $20 for students, available from Kingdom County Productions at www.kingdomcounty.org or 802-748-2600.
Friday, December 6, 5pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
Science faculty Jim Mahoney and Sara Salimbeni will share their passion for the Argentine Tango in a demonstration and discussion of its music and dance styles. You can explore tango with them Tuesday evenings in Brattleboro or through their spring semester tango course at Marlboro.
Play by Stephen Deitz
Thursday and Friday, December 5 and 6, 7:30pm • Whittemore Theater
Have you ever wanted to run away from your life? The Marlboro theater program presents a new comedy by Stephen Deitz that travels with Becky, as her urge to escape a routine and uninspired life bubbles closer to the surface of her days. Impulse takes over, and Becky gets caught up in a twisting and turning adventure that is both funny and touching.
Dances in the Rough
Student dance performances
Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 7:30pm • Serkin Center Dance Studio
Join us for an exciting array of new dances from the fall semester, featuring work by student choreographers Hannah Ruth Brothers, Kate Roche-Sudar, Sophia Romeri, Maia Talbot Holloway, Lulu Uihlein, Erika Klemperer, and Mariah Kingand. Performances will include other special guests, such as the modern dance class, Senegalese dance and drumming class, and perhaps some surprises. This is a great opportunity to see dance performance at its most elemental, works-in-progress by students who are themselves on the brink of discovery through dance.
Music for a Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, December 8, 3pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
Join us for an eclectic afternoon with different combinations of instruments, featuring music by Frank Martin, Robert Schumann, Gabriel Bacewitz, and Alan Rideout. The diverse program includes a sonata for four violins, a string quintet, a piano quintet, a duet for violin and piano, as well as a work based on the children’s story “Ferdinand the Bull.” Marlboro regulars Bayla Keyes on violin and Robert Merfeld on Piano are joined by Paul Cohen on cello, Sarah Atwood on violin, Anya Shemetyeva on violin and viola, and Paul Glenn on bass.
Performance by Bob Berky
Sunday, December 8, 2pm • Next Stage Arts, Putney
Clown Bob Berky speaks through a kazoo, mimes a hell-bent ride on a motorcycle, ambles around the stage in camouflage to spy on birds, and gets tangled up in pushed buttons, pulled switches, and wires in a loopy battle of man versus machine. Berky’s antics are infectious, impertinent—and lots of fun. He has performed at major theaters in New York, London, Paris, Sydney, Belfast, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, and Montreal. The New York Times calls him, “Irresistible…. Mr. Berky combines the ingenuousness of Jacques Tati with the obsessiveness of John Cleese.” Advanced tickets $25, $10 for students, available from Kingdom County Productions at www.kingdomcounty.org or 802-748-2600.
Book reviews by community members
Thursday, December 12, 3pm • Apple Tree
Wondering what you’ll read this winter when the snow starts piling up? Come hear about 52 great books in less than an hour at this semester’s Rapid Reviews. Students David Amato, Shannon Haaland, and Ivy Woodrow, faculty members Rosario de Swanson and Sean Harrigan, and staff member Judy Katz will tell you about their all-time favorite books, reviewing each one in a minute or less. You’ll be reminded of classics like Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and hear insights about more recent books like the New York Times best seller The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and the award-winning The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Milk and homemade cookies will be served.
Exhibition by Tom Sheidler
November 20 through December 20; reception Tuesday, December 3, 3:30pm • Whittemore Theater lobby
Enjoy a collection of whimsical drawings by Tom Sheidler, cofounder of the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont. Exploring his creative spirit while living with Parkinson's disease, Tom has rediscovered a casual but important connection to drawing. These unselfconscious, fanciful drawings, where there is no attempt or intention to mimic real life, have a way of pulling in the viewer. The title for the show is from artist William Steig, who dubbed a colleague’s innocent drawing “a divine doodle.” Tom’s art is both complex, because it is human, and easy, because it is without guile or pretense.
Marlboro College hosts many events that are open to the public throughout the year, including lectures, concerts and art exhibits. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted. Call the Events Hotline at 802-451-7151 for cancellation information and reservations. To receive notification of future events, send an email to our development office.
Photos, Video and Audio taken by Marlboro College with permission of performer.