Upcoming 2015-16 Events

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Sep 18, 2015 – Jan 15, 2016: A celebration of the human form and its connection with spirituality and storytelling.

Through an exciting collaboration between the Quick Center for the Arts and the Walsh Art Gallery, DANCE is a celebration of the human form and its connection with spirituality and storytelling.

DANCE: Marc Mellon, Jane Sutherland and Philip Trager
September 18, 2015 – January 15, 2016
This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to events at the Quick Center.

DANCE: Marc Mellon, Jane Sutherland and Philip Trager will explore the rich relationship between the sister arts of dance, sculpture, painting and photography at the Walsh Art Gallery. This dynamic exhibition will feature sculpture by Marc Mellon, paintings by Jane Sutherland, and photographs by Philip Trager. Each of these Connecticut-based artists has had distinguished careers with notable exhibitions across the country.


Please note, all events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.
Join us for a works-in-progress showing of “The Dancing Room” by Adele Myers and Dancers at the Quick Center.

This sample of Einstein’s Happiest Thoughts offers a sense of Adele Myers and Dancers work:
Watch Here

Gallery Talks with the artists
Walsh Art Gallery at 5:00 p.m.
Jane Sutherland – Monday, September 21
Philip Trager – Wednesday, October 21
Marc Mellon – Tuesday, November 10

Panel Discussion
Monday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Wien Experimental Theatre

As part of Fairfield University’s Celebration for the Arts, panelists will include faculty and guests artists: Carol Ann Davis, Marti LoMonaco, Jane Sutherland and David Dorfman, and will be moderated by Peter Van Heerden.


EVIDENCE / Ronald K. Brown
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8 p.m.
$45, $35, $30 |$5 Fairfield University students

Hailed as a “modern dance savior” by the New York Times, Ronald K. Brown fuses the form and rhythm of African dance with contemporary choreography to create movement that is as much soulful as it is energizing.

David Dorfman Dance
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.
$45, $35, $30 |$5 Fairfield University students

The company will present their most recent work, the sprawling, athletic Come, and Back Again, an evening-length elegiac exploration of loss and survival, beauty and love and resilience and life – and its mess.

Emily Coates and Sarah Demers
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Wien Experimental Theatre
$25 |$5 Fairfield University students

As part of our It’s a Woman’s World festival, we present the engaging work of Yale professor Emily Coates in collaboration with particle physicist Sarah Demers.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3 p.m.
$55, $45, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students

Bursting with festive holiday spirit, legendary choreographer and world renowned dance sensation Savion Glover brings dance, rhythm and music to all-time holiday favorites from around the world!

Open VISIONS Forum
Judith Jamison
“Choreographing the Dance of My Career: Challenges and Triumphs”
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3 p.m.
$45 | $5 Fairfield University students

A legendary icon in the world of performing arts, Judith Jamison is known for her work as dancer, choreographer, and ultimately the artistic director of the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Thank you for the support of the following organizations:

Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.

EVIDENCE / Ronald K. Brown funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.






Celebrate the Quick Center's 25th anniversary season with an evening of dinner, dancing and intriguing conversation

An Evening with Charlie Rose
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Celebrate the launch of the Quick Center’s 25th anniversary and the kick-off of the new Open VISIONS Forum season with an evening of dinner, cocktails and dancing featuring Emmy-award winning host Charlie Rose.

Proceeds from the 2015 Celebration benefits the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Education and Outreach Fund, enabling youth and families to engage and share in Quick Center performances, classes and workshops. Charitable giving accounts for 75% of our annual budget and makes programming at the Quick Center possible. You make a tremendous difference.

Honorary Chairs:
Sissy Biggers                         Elizabeth Clark

Special Guest Interviewer:
Faith Middleton
CT Public Radio, frequent contributor to NPR, author and raconteur

Philip Eliasoph, PhD
Director, Open VISIONS Forum

Celebration Committee:
Geena Clonan
Patricia M. Hammalian
David Gudelunas
Selectman Sheila H. Marmion
Mary C. Quick
Maive Scully
Sheryl Shaughnessey


5:30 p.m.              Private Dinner Reception with Charlie Rose sponsored by the Artisan at Delamar Southport

6:30 p.m.              25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails with a toast to Charlie Rose

8:00 p.m.              Program with Charlie Rose

9:30 p.m.              After party with dancing and DJ Reborn


Ticket Prices:

$500 ticket includes private dinner reception with Charlie Rose sponsored by the Artisan at Delamar Southport, 25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails with a toast to Charlie Rose, ticket to event, after party and complimentary Supporter Level Membership to the Quick Center

$250 ticket includes 25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails with a toast to Charlie Rose in the Walsh Art Gallery featuring a private viewing of the new exhibition, DANCE: Marc Mellon, Jane Sutherland and Philip Trager, ticket to event, and after party

$75 ticket to event and after party with desserts and cash bar

Watch the Charlie Rose interview with Tim Cook (Apple CEO)

Charlie Rose Special Edition, interview with Alan “Ace” Greenberg during Charlie Rose’s last visit to Fairfield University

Special Thank You to our community partners!




Commemorate the Quick’s 25th anniversary with the world premiere of Mornings of Creation.

Connecticut Trio featuring a world premiere commission composed by Gwyneth Walker
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3 p.m.
$35, $30, $25 |$5 Fairfield University students

In honor of our 25th anniversary season, the Quick Center has commissioned Mornings of Creation by Connecticut-based composer Gwyneth Walker. The world premiere will be performed by the Connecticut Trio.

Composer Gwyneth Walker has written more than 300 compositions for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus, solo voice and individual instruments. She has performed nationwide at Carnegie Hall, The Washington National Cathedral and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Walker’s choral work Songs to the Lord of Peace, commissioned by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, premiered in 2007 performed by the Fairfield University Glee Club in celebration of their 60th anniversary season.

Having first performed together more than 20 years ago in a recital at Carnegie Recital Hall, The Connecticut Trio features pianist Linda Laurent, violinist Gerard Rosa and cellist Julie Ribchinsky. With international and national recognition, The Connecticut Trio frequently performs locally at Central Connecticut State University, where they are professors of music, and at the New Britain Museum of American Art. 

The afternoon will include the following selections:
Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV: 21 by Haydn
Mornings of Creation by Walker
Trio in D Minor, Op. 32 by Arensky
Oblivion Verano Porteno by Piazzolla

Enjoy a sampling of previous compositions by Gwyneth Walker:
Sample 1 & Sample 2



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