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September arts and events at Connecticut College

Music, dance, art and thoughtful lectures...there is much to do at Connecticut College in September.

The following events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted:

- Sept. 5 - Oct. 23: The Fall Faculty Exhibition features works by faculty in the Connecticut College Department of Art, along with artwork from the College Collection, on display in galleries in the Cummings Arts Center. A gallery talk is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Manwaring Gallery in Cummings, followed by a reception at 5 p.m. Participating faculty include Gregory Bailey, Ted Hendrickson, Pamela Marks, Timothy McDowell, Denise Pelletier, Andrea Wollensak, Brad Guarino and Jane Masters.

- Sept. 9 and 10: onStage at Connecticut College presents "The Melody Lingers On

- Three Generations of American Popular Song," by Mary Foster Conklin '79, a third-generation Connecticut College alumna. She'll perform popular songs from the Great American Songbook during a cabaret-style evening, giving special focus to the three generations of her family "to not only recreate a piece of the past," she explains, "but to add a little of our own time and perspective to the picture." 8 p.m., Tansill Theater in Hillyer Hall. Tickets are $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $13 for students. Ticket price includes dessert. There will be a cash wine bar. To purchase tickets, visit or call (860) 439-2787 (ARTS).

- Sept. 18: "My Funny Valentine: The American Songbook," works by Gershwin, Altman, Van Heusen and more performed by voice faculty members Samantha Talmadge, soprano, and Max Ivanov, baritone, with a jazz combo. Tickets $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, free to Connecticut College students, staff and faculty. 7:30 p.m., Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center.

- Sept. 21: David Carrasco will deliver a talk based on his book "Cave, City and Eagle's Nest: An Interpretive Journey through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2," which covered sacred spaces and places in Mexico and beyond. Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard Divinity School and holds a joint appointment with the university's department of anthropology in the faculty of arts and sciences. 4:45 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room in Shain Library. This event is presented with support from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation.

- Sept. 24: Centennial Works for Trumpet, Tuba and Organ will feature music by composers born in 1911, including Alan Hovhaness and Jan Koetsier, along with works by Anthony Paasch '94. Performing are faculty members John Anthony on organ, Tom Brown on trumpet, Gary Buttery on tuba and Patrice Newman on piano. Tickets $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, free to Connecticut College students, staff and faculty. 2 p.m., Harkness Chapel.

- Sept. 29: The departments of classics and government present a lecture by John Lewis Gaddis, the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. Gaddis, a well-known author and recipient of a National Humanities Medal, has been dubbed the "Dean of Cold War Historians" by The New York Times. He will speak about U.S. diplomat and historian George Kennan. 4:30 p.m., Room 210 in Blaustein Humanities Center.

- Sept. 30: onStage at Connecticut College, in collaboration with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, presents the Limón Dance Company. Now in its 65th year, the company will perform three works by José Limón, a pioneering modern dancer and choreographer and the company's namesake: "The Emperor Jones" (based on the Eugene O'Neill play), "There is a Time" and "Chaconne" - as well as "La Cathédrale Engloutie" by choreographer Jirí Kylián. This performance is part of the annual Eugene O'Neill Celebration. 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, 24, 20 for general admission; $25, 21.50, 18 for seniors and $14, 12, 10 for students.

To purchase tickets, visit or call (860) 439-2787 (ARTS). 

September 1, 2011