Sep 21

Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, Presented by Castleton Theater Arts

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town suddenly plagued with a single, then growing herd of rhinoceroses. The townspeople struggle to understand where the animals have come from, if they’re even real at all, and who they used to be. Will they figure it out before the herd destroys the whole town?

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Sep 26

Vermont Symphony Orchestra - Made in Vermont

Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the VSO in a program as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Our traditional world premiere commission takes a creative twist as we partner with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to pair Brattleboro composer Paul Dedell’s new work with a new film by Jesse Kreitzer.

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Sep 28

Documerica

From the New York Times: “Documerica,” a multimedia concert presentation by the new-music string quartet Ethel and the director Steve Cosson, gently harks back to vintage modes of sharing images and experiences.

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Nov 29

Tim Haufe with Strings

Alumnus Tim Haufe returns to his music for his alma mater. His music is beautiful, soulful, dynamic, desperate, and full of hope.

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Arts

Welcome to Castleton Arts!

Community. Engagement. Transformation.

These three words summarize the ongoing efforts of Castleton University’s arts programs as we continue to expand our offerings, diversify our audiences, and invite conversation from the rich tapestry of our community. Through the production of plays, musicals, concerts, and exhibitions by our three outstanding academic departments, the presentation of some of the world’s finest artists and speakers through Castleton’s renowned Soundings general education program, and our collaboration with outside partners such as Rutland’s Paramount Theatre, we are in the process of creating something very special in our corner of New England.

Indeed, the arts are thriving in Spartan Nation. Academically, our departments of Art, Music, and Theater Arts continue to educate and train artists, arts leaders, and educators of tomorrow with recent graduates securing positions in schools throughout the region and undertaking professional careers in epicenters of arts & culture such as New York City, Boston, and as far afield as Colorado and California. Our students are making their marks far and wide—from Arizona to the Carolinas to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

As we grow, we are reminded constantly of our obligations to our community—that is, that the arts are virtually useless unless the experience of them is shared. To this end, we are proud to offer a diverse lineup of events this year that will thrill, challenge, and cause our audiences to consider not only the role of the arts in our society, but also the role of the society itself. As our region grapples with how (and whether) to accommodate the resettlement of refugee families in our communities, Castleton Arts will present a number of arts events designed to encourage education, conversation, and compassion in our approach to these issues. Simply put, we believe in the power of the arts to bring people together, to stimulate our senses and minds, and to encourage positive social and personal transformation.

I hope you will join us on this journey and support the arts at Castleton. We look forward to seeing you—now on with the show!

Upcoming at the Casella

Sep 21

Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, presented by Castleton Theater Arts

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town suddenly plagued with a single, then growing herd of rhinoceroses. The townspeople struggle to understand where the animals have come from, if they’re even real at all, and who they used to be. Will they figure it out before the herd destroys the whole town?

Learn More
Sep 26

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the VSO in a program as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Our traditional world premiere commission takes a creative twist as we partner with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to pair Brattleboro composer Paul Dedell’s new work with a new film by Jesse Kreitzer.

Learn More
Dec 31

Documerica

From the New York Times: “Documerica,” a multimedia concert presentation by the new-music string quartet Ethel and the director Steve Cosson, gently harks back to vintage modes of sharing images and experiences.

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Nov 18

Castleton Chamber Singers and the Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium

Castleton University Chamber Singers will be joined by St. Michael’s College and the Johnson State College choirs to perform “In Windsor Forest” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and selections from Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer with a professional chamber orchestra.

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Dec 06

Castleton Wind Ensemble

The program entitled "Folklore and Fables" will explore music based on the folk music of cultures from around the world, as well as music based on stories passed down from generations. The program will feature Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," Ralph Vaughan Williams "Flourish" and much more.

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Dec 08

Castleton University Chorale and Chamber Singers

The Castleton Choirs continue to celebrate music from around the world with selections from Argentina, Syria, China, Austria, England and the United States.

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Dec 14

A Star Has Burnt My Eye

An original play with music, written by Howard Fishman and featuring the songs and letters of the obscure American singer, guitarist and composer Connie Converse (1924-?).

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Happening at Castleton

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Sep 20

Study Abroad Fair