This fall, Castleton University welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to come together once again to enjoy the arts. Most of Castleton’s arts events – including its hallmark Soundings program – were held virtually last year due to COVID-19. This fall, the University hosts a variety of events including concerts, films, lectures, workshops, and more. All events will be held at 7 p.m. in Casella Theater unless otherwise noted.
Visitors must follow Castleton’s COVID-19 safety protocols, which includes wearing face masks in any indoor space.
A sampling of events this season at Castleton University:
Cordis: Condition Blue Sept. 27
Condition Blue was developed by the ensemble’s composer and cymbalist, featuring newly-developed water instruments and timbres into classic and new CORDIS works, with accompanying photography and videography from National Geographic. Tickets: $5 for faculty and staff, $10 for the general public
The Infinite Variety of Shakespeare’s Women Oct. 14, 12:30 & 7:30 p.m., Campus Center 1787 Room
Veteran actor Ellen Barry will take her audience on a memorable journey as she performs and discusses a wide range of Bard’s female characters, from ingénues to leading ladies to character women and finally crones. Free
Learning to be an Ancestor: Abenaki Cultural Resurgence Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Jeffords Auditorium
Speaker Melody Walker Brook talks about Abenaki history in Vermont and how the Abenaki Nation is experiencing a cultural resurgence. Free
Babylon: The Journey of Refugees Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Jeffords Auditorium
A presentation of the original film by the Sandglass Theater, which combines theater and puppetry to tell the story of refugees in America, made in partnership with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Free
Theater Arts Department Fall Play Nov. 11-14
More information to come!
Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m., Jeffords Auditorium
The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three square meals a day. Free
Chorale and Chamber Singers Concert Dec. 3
A vocal performance by the Castleton Chorale and Chamber Singers. Ticket prices for the general public will be available soon.
Jazz Ensemble Concert Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Casella Theater
A musical production by the Castleton Jazz Ensemble. Ticket prices for the general public will be available soon.