Shows at the Hop 17F

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend a number of world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. Please see below the list of upcoming performances for the current term. If you’d like tickets, please contact House Administrator Pamela Duffy at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

Wed Sep 13 2017 – 7:00 PM
Grammy-winning foursome plays Bach, the music of Brazil and a Hop co-commission from Pat Metheny.
Fri Sep 15 2017 – 8:00 PM
Ancient Greek tragedy, delivered by famed actors and community gospel singers, speaks to the violence and racism of today.
Thu Sep 21 2017 – 7:00 PM
MacArthur “genius” choreographer Kyle Abraham returns with poetic show about love, longing and loss.
Sat Sep 30 2017 – 8:00 PM
Nine-time Grammy winners bring luminous intellect, musicality and joy to Mozart, Beethoven and more.
Tue Oct 03 2017 – 7:00 PM
Premier jazz big band’s program includes tribute to jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton.
Sat Oct 14 2017 – 8:00 PM
Two acclaimed California-based ensembles join for new music of the Pacific Rim.
Tue Oct 17 2017 – 7:00 PM
Rollicking “little orchestra” serves up multinational, multi-genre music, with a flair.
Wed Oct 25 2017 – 7:00 PM
African and Latin American-influenced contemporary jazz.
Sat Oct 28 2017 – 8:00 PM
New DSO collaboration with Conservatory of Siena begins with renowned guest soloist and celebratory Mahler symphony.
Wed Nov 08 2017 – 7:00 PM
A program of Brahms and 20th- and 21st-century gems.
Sat Nov 11 2017 – 8:00 PM
Inspirational student/community chorus celebrates women in soul, R&B and gospel.
Sun Nov 12 2017 – 2:00 PM
The show focuses on the loves and losses of a group of artists and performers who struggle to live in a world on the brink of fascism.
Tue Nov 14 2017 – 7:00 PM
Robert Levine’s new reconstruction of the Mozart “Requiem,” with Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna.”

Winter Carnival 2017

West House was well represented at Winter Carnival 2017!

On Saturday the House competed in broomball on the Green (here in action against School House).

And we took part in the Polar Bear Swim with a warm-up station and custom West House towels over the House Professor’s Residence at 18 Webster. Your intrepid House Professor even braved the frigid waters himself!

Community Dinners

Each term West House hosts three Community Dinners that bring together members of the House community in the Fahey Hall lounge. Dinners are sometimes preceded by a wine & cheese reception.

For Fall 2017, the Community Dinners will be:

Friday, September 15, 5pm: Kickoff BBQ (courtyard behind Fahey & McLane)

Sunday, October 15, 6pm (reception at 5pm)

Sunday, November 12 6pm: Thanksgiving Feast (reception at 5pm)

Shows at the Hop 17S

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend a number of world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. Please see below the list of upcoming performances for the current term. If you’d like tickets, please contact House Administrator Pamela Duffy at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.
SPRING TERM 2017
Fri Mar 31 2017 – 8:00 PM
Grammy-winning violinist plays probing interpretations of Bach, Mozart, Schubert and more.
Tue Apr 04 2017 – 7:00 PM
Supremely expressive jazz pianist blends diverse influences—from classical to pop—into shapely impromptu musical creations.
Fri Apr 21 2017 – 8:00 PM
Transatlantic supergroup takes Celtic music to breathtaking new heights while staying true to its roots.
Tue Apr 25 2017 – 7:00 PM
Singers and instrumentalists from the 11 Nile countries play danceable, life-affirming music.
Sat Apr 29 2017 – 2:00 PM
Spring program for this uplifting ensemble of multi-faith student vocalists to be announced soon.
Sat May 06 2017 – 8:00 PM
Winds of Change, Part III: Contemporary Creators. Works by William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, Karel Husa and David Maslanka.
Sun May 07 2017 – 2:00 PM
The spring program for this 40-voice student ensemble—whose repertory spans four centuries—will be announced soon.
Sat May 13 2017 – 8:00 PM
Senior Feature Concert! In this annual celebration, graduating players shape the program for an evening of eclectic, high-energy fun.
Sat May 20 2017 – 8:00 PM
Celebrating the town-gown choral society’s 210th anniversary with Dvořák’s poignant Stabat Mater, Op. 58.
Wed May 24 2017 – 7:00 PM
Spring program for this full band with drums at its center to be announced soon.
Fri May 26 2017 – 8:00 PM
Serious dancers of varied backgrounds collaborate in a creative environment that showcases exciting new choreography.
Sat May 27 2017 – 8:00 PM
Program includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (with soloist Jessica Tong ’17), Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s Bolero.

House Professor’s Teas

A regular feature of life in West House is House Professor’s Teas, in which we get together refreshments and discussions on a wide range of topics of interest to our community. We’ll often host distinguished guests or our expert faculty and staff. Unless otherwise noted the House Professor’s Teas will take place in Fahey 1st Floor Lounge on Fridays from 4:40 to 5:30pm.
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SPRING TERM 2017
Friday, March 31, 4:40-5:30pm
Discussion about common spaces in West House. 
Fahey Lounges, the Hyphen, study rooms, the Russell Sage “Cage” — West House has many common spaces and your House leadership is thinking about these can be best utilized for the West House Community. Have ideas for how we could best use the spaces? (a library, a cafe, a music studio, etc.?) Come join us for a discussion!
Friday, April 14, 4:40-5:30pm
Alix Fitzgerald ’07: Entrepeneurship, finance, and personal investing
Alix Fitzgerald ’07 is a Senior Product Manager at Betterment, a company leading the market in automated “robo-advising” for investors, based in New York City.  She is a graduate of Dartmouth College (class of 2007) and Columbia Business School.
Friday, May 5, 5-6pm (note special time!)
Quinn Connell ’13 is the Co-Founder and Director of Engineering at Mobile Virtual Player (MVP), which has developed a robotic tackling dummy for football that has been used to reduce injuries in training and has been featured widely in the media, including on TV with Stephen Colbert.
More Teas TBA!

House Teas 16F

A regular feature of life in West House is House Teas, in which we get together at the House Professor’s residence for refreshments and discussions on a wide range of topics of interest to our community. We’ll often host distinguished guests or our expert faculty and staff. Unless otherwise noted the House Teas will take place at the House Professor’s residence at 18 Webster Ave. The schedule of House Teas for the current term is below:
FALL TERM 2016
Friday, September 23, 2-4pm
Workshop on “Telly My Story” with Pati Hernández
Pati Hernández is a mother, an activist, dancer, puppeteer, and a Dartmouth College adjunct professor. Originally from Chile, she immigrated to North America in 1983. Her professional focus is the exploration of political and social problems through the arts. She is the creator and facilitator of Telling My Story, a program she developed in correctional facilities and rehab centers in Vermont since 1999. One venue of the program is the classes she has developed at Dartmouth College since 2005.
Wednesday, September 28, 4-5pm
Architectural tour of the West Campus with West House faculty member Marlene Heck
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Marlene Elizabeth Heck’s work focuses on the architectural and social history of ‘America in the age of Jefferson.’ She is particularly interested in vernacular building traditions and the way 18th-century building design was altered to respond to new social and cultural practices adopted during the early national period. As a founding partner in the Austin, TX-based cultural resource management firm of Hardy.Heck.Moore & Associates, she has conducted architectural surveys throughout the country.
More House Teas to be announced soon…

West House Cinema

On weekend nights we can transform the Ground Floor Lounge of Fahey into the West House Cinema!

The first Cinema night will be Saturday, October 15, at 8:30pm. We’ll be sending around a poll for movie choices.