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Reimagine dance AND the laws of physics with the vertical performances of BANDALOOP
Third World Bunfight
Concept, Design, and Direction by Brett Bailey
Experience the U.S. Premiere of this radical and innovative live opera with Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
American Music Series
Curated by Brian Torff
Our Global Theatre Series returns with a focus on American Music!
Behind the Curtain: Mozart to Saariaho: The Met Opera Season in Depth
Instructor: Dr. Orin Grossman
Begins September 20 - Ends October 18, 2016
Tuesday mornings: 10:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Caution Before Voting!
Lampooning & Laughs with P.J. O’Rourke
Laugh and learn when P.J. O’Rourke brings his sharp satire to the Open VISIONS Forum.
What is a Republican to Do? Robert A. George
Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso
Notable columnist Robert George gives insight on the GOP in the midst of changing political landscape.
The Met: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
This new production is sure to thrill audiences with the tale of love, loss, death, and betrayal.
Media and Democracy: The Press, Public Opinion and the 2016 Presidential Election
Instructor: Dr. David Gudelunas
Begins October 13 – Ends November 10, 2016
Thursday afternoons: 12:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.
Orin Grossman & Frederic Chiu
One piano, four hands and two pianos – Audience favorites Orin Grossman and Frederic Chiu return the Quick stage.
The Met: Tristan und Isolde
Power, Prestige and Piety: Art in the Venetian Renaissance
Instructor: Fiona Garland
Begins October 19th - November 16th
Wednesday mornings: 10:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Old Political Battles, New Media and the Happy Middle
Margaret Hoover and John Avlon
As the election draws near, join us for an evening of political banter and argumentation with Hoover & Avlon.
This international superstar is known as “the new face of Portuguese Fado”
‘Truckin’ with The Grateful Dead: Hippies to Highbrows
Celebrate the Grateful Dead, America’s greatest road band with a musical performance and rock-inspired conversation
The Met: Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Mozart’s approach to this classic follows the title character through duels, humor and the depths of hell.
Vertigo Dance Company in VERTIGO 20
Vertigo 20 explores the intersections of creativity, social responsibility and ecological sustainability.
Timothy P. Shriver: Overcoming the Fear of Difference
An exemplar of public service, Timothy Shriver joins us to discuss his work for the Special Olympics.
Family Fun Series: Where the Wild Things Are
Presentation House Theatre
Let the Wild Rumpus begin with this award-winning production adapted from the classic children’s tale.
Roseanne Cash with John Leventhal
Grammy-award winning performer Rosanne Cash is joined by her collaborator & husband to perform their original work
American Music Series
Curated by Brian Torff
The Met: L’Amour de Loin (Saariaho)
Described as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score” by the New York Times.
Pizzarelli returns to the Quick for a sampling of his new album and a sprinkling of holiday classics
The Met: Nabucco (Verdi)
Verdi’s third opera catapulted to international fame and reception in response to the fall of ancient Jerusalem
The Young Artists Series
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2 P.M.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2 P.M.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 P.M.
Alessio Bax returns to the Quick for an outstanding concert of Scriabin and Ravel.
The Met: Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)
Star-crossed lovers are the focus of Gounod’s acclaimed opera.
Family Fun Series: Rock the Presidents
Presented by Childsplay
Just in time for the 2017 Inauguration, this musical sensation spans 223 years of American presidency
Using a digital organ of his own design, Carpenter smashes the stereotypes of organists and organ music
Open VISIONS Forum: James Blake
Blake returns to Fairfield to discuss his journey to the US Open and race relations in America
Pilobolus in Shadowland
Audience favorite, Pilobolus, returns to the US after a world tour of their new work Shadowland
DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion®
Subheader: Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, DIAVOLO’s incredible athleticism uses dance to explore architecture
The Met: Rusalka (Dvorak)
This definitive example of late Romanticism is Dvořák’s only opera to gain an international following to date
Sō Percussion in A Gun Show
Through music, issues of race, economic inequality, public safety, and constitutional rights are explored
Refusing to be Silenced: My Nomadic Journey from Islam to the West Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A story of courage, passion, and persistence at great personal risk, Ayaan Hirsi Ali shares her story.
Adele Myers and Dancers
The Dancing Room
Four athletes of the heart share Adele Myers and Dancers newest work, The Dancing Room.
The Met: La Traviata (Verdi)
One of the most best-loved operas in the Met Opera’s repertoire
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
This inspiring ensemble spreads messages of peace, love, and harmony through their incredible song and dance.
Theatre for One™: intimate exchanges in public spaces
Enjoy this intimate theatre experience listed as “one of the 10 Best Theatre Events of 2015” by New York Magazine
The Met: Idomeneo (Mozart)
The first of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Idomeneo explores emotions when fate is beyond one’s control.
Russian National Ballet Theatre in Cinderella
This incredible performance of the classic Cinderella is sure to excite and entertain fans of the ballet!
A Veterans Project
Created by Peter Van Heerden, Nina Bentley, and Sonya Huber
This unique collaboration shares the stories of Veterans from Homes for the Brave.
The Met: Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Based on Pushkin’s iconic novel, Tchaikovsky’s tale explores his many moods – tender, grand, and melancholy
Family Fun Series: The Little Prince
Produced by Swazzle
A tale for all ages – This iconic masterpiece brings to life the heart-warming story of the Little Prince
The Met: Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)
Strauss’s most popular opera combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy, and genuine human drama
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