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Grinnell College will host three outdoor performances of “Nature — A Walking Play” about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau from Sept. 11-13 at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA). TigerLion Arts will present the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual...

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Soprano and researcher Randye Jones, accompanied by pianist Marlys Grimm, will present two free public performances in April: “Interpreting the Negro Spiritual in Classical Vocal Performance,” 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Lawson Lecture Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts...
Grinnell College presents The Metropolitan Opera’s productions of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bela Bartók’s Bluebeards Castle live in high-definition at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Harris Center Cinema. Refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema...
Grammy-winning drummer Antonio Sanchez — who composed the score for the 2014 film Birdman — and renowned clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen will join  The Gabriel Espinosa Latin Jazz Sextet for a free, public concert with at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Sebring-Lewis Hall,...
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*/ February 11-12, 2016 at Grinnell College On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Roughly five years later, on January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake rocked the small island nation of Haiti. These cataclysmic events, this shared experience...
“Critical Narratives & Creative Forms: Fresh Perspectives from the Francophone World” activities run May 1–6, and include readings, lectures, a performance and opportunities to meet with those featured: Linda Brindeau, assistant professor of French, Dickinson College Pascale...
The Grinnell Symphony Orchestra will perform with celebrated Western musician Dave Stamey in concert at Grinnell College on Saturday, April 16. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Stamey also has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular...
Please join Grinnell music faculty Nancy McFarland Gaub, violin, and Eugene Gaub, piano, as they perform sonatas by Franck, Beethoven, and Debussy at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 in the Faulconer Gallery.
The Grinnell Singers, directed by Ben Luedcke, will perform for the Grinnell Community after returning from their Spring Break Tour. The free public concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. No tickets are required.  
The Grinnell Singers, the College's premier choir, will perform in six cities during a concert tour of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico during the week leading up to Easter. The concerts, which will take place from March 19-25, are open to the public. Directed by Lecturer in...
In honor of the upcoming 450th celebration of Shakespeare’s birth in 1564, Grinnell’s Theatre and Dance Department presents Hamlet. In its time, the play was the most popular of the revenge tragedies or “tragedies of blood,” in vogue from the 1590s through 1620. Evening: 7:30 p....
The San Francisco-based Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) will present “Hush,” an innovative form of dance-theater, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Tickets are required for the free public performance at Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. JGPG’s work is...
*/ Grinnell College will stream six of the Metropolitan Opera’s productions live and in high-definition from January through April at the Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell. The Met celebrates its 10th anniversary of “Live-in-HD” movie theater transmissions this...
Celebrated artist and musician Ellen Fullman is in residence at Grinnell College Nov. 4 -14, building, rehearsing, holding workshops and performing her Long String Instrument installation. For nearly 30 years, Fullman has been exploring the acoustics of large resonant spaces...
Grinnell College will stream the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly at noon on Saturday, April 2, at the Harris Center Cinema. Madam Butterfly is set in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki, one of the country’s only ports open to foreign ships. Soprano...
Grinnell College will stream the Metropolitan Opera's production of Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut at noon on Saturday, March 5, at the Harris Center Cinema. Jennifer Brown, associate professor of music, will present the opera talk at 11:30 a.m. at Harris Center. This will be...
Grinnell College presents Michael Frayn's 1998 play Copenhagen, a drama that weaves together physics, friendship, and the atomic bomb; it won the Olivier and Tony Awards for best play. About the Play An emotionally explosive play of ideas, Copenhagen draws on history, science,...
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company will present Mortal Tongues, Immortal Stories is a multimedia dance project that bears witness and celebrates the lives of poets and artists lost to AIDS. Based on the anthology "Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS", this...
Grinnell community members and college students will join forces to sing Mozart's "Requiem" in a free public performance by the Grinnell Oratorio Society, Grinnell Singers, and Grinnell Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Herrick Chapel. The program will begin with...
Soprano Amy S. Johnson ’85, one of America's finest singing actresses, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Herrick Chapel. Her free public recital will feature Korngold's virtuosic "Songs of the Clown," and include works by Beethoven, Charpentier, and Wagner. She...
Pacifica String Quartet will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Bucksbaum Sebring-Lewis Hall. The quartet offered a master class at Grinnell College earlier in the week. The group regularly performs in the world’s major concert halls and was the...
Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin: A Memorial to Friends Killed in the Great War” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. This free concert will take place in the Faulconer Gallery. Ravel, a 20th century French composer,...
  Benjamin Doehr ’15 spent his summer lighting up Frank N. Furter, Magenta, Brad, and Janet. Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Justin Thomas is a professional lighting and scenic designer. This summer, he was contracted by the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. to design...
Baritone John Rommereim and pianist Ian Moschenross will perform Schubert's "Winterreise" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. "Winterreise," or "Winter's Journey," tells the story of a young man who has been rejected in love and who sets out on a journey, with his destination unknown....
Every student pays a few hundred dollars a year to the College in the form of the student activities fee. The College immediately gives that money back to the student body to do with as it wishes, from bringing speakers to campus to having concerts nearly every weekend. Any...
Six Appeal, an award-winning, six-member young men's vocal ensemble that performs with the energy of a rock band, but without instruments, will give a free, public concert on at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Herrick Chapel. The versatile vocal band from Minnesota is one of the...
Grinnell College will host a live, multi-media concert on Saturday, Nov. 21, featuring a screening of the silent film The Yellow Ticket with a klezmer score performed live by its composer, renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, and award-winning pianist Marilyn Lerner. Klezmer, the...
These Heavy Sands, a concert of new and recent music by John Rommereim, Blanche Johnson Professor of Music, will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Herrick Chapel. The concert, which is free and open to the public, includes four world premieres: Together with the Voca...
Grinnell College will present a "Live-In-HD" broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's Turandot at noon Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell. Set in "legendary" China and featuring characters that wander from Italy to China...
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion will perform “When the Wolves Came In,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. This stand-alone repertory-based program explores the historical legacy of two triumphs in the international history...
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10–12 &  2 p.m. Oct. 13, Flanagan Theatre Wit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, explores the manner in which a professor of English, Vivian Bearing, faces her losing battle with ovarian cancer. “In the play,” says director Craig...
The Metropolitan Opera’ first production of Gioacchino Rossini's "La Donna del Lago" will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, March 14, in Harris Center Cinema. Opera superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez will display their vocal fireworks in this...
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 31, in Harris Center Cinema. In this wild, kaleidoscopic production, tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of Hoffmann in...
Watch the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera 2014–15 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema. Saturday, Jan. 17, see Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow. The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen...

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The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" will be streamed live in high-definition at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in Grinnell College's Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell. In this wild, kaleidoscopic production, tenor Vittorio...

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The Wall Performance Lab black box theatre was revamped as part of the Bucksbaum renovation and has since been used more for experimental and student work. Performances can usually seat up to 72 people.

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