Shows at the Hop 19S

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
Wed Apr 03 2019 – 7:00 PM
Grammy-nominated jazz singer poised for greatness, with titanic vocal skills and creative drive.
Fri Apr 05 2019 – 8:00 PM
A vivid survey of love and resilience in the African diaspora by award-winning “force of nature” (NYT) choreographer and her company.

Wed Apr 10 2019 – 7:00 PM
Handel’s sparkling opera of divine lust and rage, by a premiere Baroque orchestra joined by stellar soloists.
Tue Apr 16 2019 – 5:00 PM
Hop’s latest STEM Arts composer shares work looking at the forests that existed on and beyond Dartmouth grounds before the arrival of Europeans.
Thu Apr 25 2019 – 7:00 PM
A great Schubert interpreters reveals the unforced lyricism, emotional depth and technical brilliance of three of his piano sonatas.
Sun Apr 28 2019 – 2:00 PM
Uplifting music offering universal messages of faith, love and inspiration, with guest soloists and accompanied by a full band.
Thu May 02 2019 – 7:00 PM
Masterful solo show by renowned Quebec artist tugs the heart strings while craftily deploying peerless circus skills.
Sat May 04 2019 – 8:00 PM
Concert band music sees the world through children’s eyes, and premieres a work by a student composer.
Sun May 05 2019 – 2:00 PM
Old and new masterworks of choral-orchestral literature sung by 40-voice student ensemble.
Sat May 11 2019 – 8:00 PM
The ensemble’s graduating seniors call the tunes in this end-of-the-year tradition.
Sat May 18 2019 – 8:00 PM
100-voice chorus performs its signature work, Handel’s Messiah, with guest soloists and a full orchestra.

Shows at the Hop 19W

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
Fri Jan 18 2019 – 8:00 PM
African men find community—and grooming—across two continents in this life-affirming blockbuster from the UK’s top theater.
Fri Jan 18 2019 – 8:00 PM
Double bill of Chilean-French hip hop/songwriter and outrageously fun all-female, multinational “beyond mariachi” band.
Wed Jan 30 2019 – 7:00 PM
Spoken word, incisive theater and “Alter-Native” rock by a rising generation of indigenous artists.
Fri Feb 01 2019 – 8:00 PM
The 12th anniversary of this friendly vocal competition features an upbeat evening of karaoke competition in the semi-final round, and an over-the-top full-band extravaganza in the finals.
Tue Feb 05 2019 – 7:00 PM
Quartet known for sensitively melding Eastern and Western music, plays diverse program including new work by famed Chinese composer Tan Dun.
Fri Feb 08 2019 – 8:00 PM
With guest ensemble Thumbscrew, featuring Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).
Fri Feb 15 2019 – 8:00 PM
Old and new masterworks of choral-orchestral literature sung by 40-voice student ensemble.
Sun Feb 17 2019 – 2:00 PM
Powerful concert band music in response and memorial tribute to violence and racism in America.
Sat Feb 23 2019 – 8:00 PM
An all-Beethoven concert featuring the Hop’s pianist in residence.
Fri Mar 01 2019 – 8:00 PM
The 12th anniversary of this friendly vocal competition features an over-the-top full band extravaganza in the finals.
Mon Mar 04 2019 – 7:00 PM
Internationally renowned taiko masters infuse the ancient formtradition with fresh rhythms that move both body and soul.
Wed Mar 06 2019 – 7:00 PM
Celebrated Dartmouth alum performers collaborate on a program of German Lieder, American art songs and other works reflecting on the beauty and abundance of the natural landscape.

Shows at the Hop 18F

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

Tue Sep 18 2018 – 7:00 PM
Through dance, live music and vivid projections, “Written in Water” explores the heights of ecstasy and the depths of longing to connect the human with the transcendent.
Fri Sep 28 2018 – 8:00 PM
Tour de force solo show looks at the past and present of race in America through the words of one of the country’s greatest thinkers and social activists.
Sun Sep 30 2018 – 5:00 PM
An intimate and imaginative multimedia experience that puts children in charge of the storytelling.
Tue Oct 02 2018 – 7:00 PM
Chamber ensemble of “passion as well as precision” perform Brahms’s A major piano quartet plus music by Bridge and the recently rediscovered French composer Jean Cras.
Fri Oct 05 2018 – 8:00 PM
Multi-Grammy-winning ensemble combines big-band jazz with the visceral, varied textures of Latin music.
Tue Oct 09 2018 – 7:00 PM
Music seeking harmony in the face of conflict and hardship from a chamber orchestra with a mission to make classical music more inclusive.
Fri Oct 12 2018 – 8:00 PM
Adored actress, comedian, singer and gay icon delivers side-splitting comedy and bravura jazz vocals.
Tue Oct 23 2018 – 7:00 PM
Grammy-winning African superstar singer-songwriter and activist and his innovative band bring rousing musical synthesis.
Sat Oct 27 2018 – 8:00 PM
The choir collaborates with singers from across campus, including the Dartmouth Idol All Stars, a cappella groups and musical theater performers.
Fri Nov 02 2018 – 8:00 PM
Award-winning play tells a chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny tale of five Liberian women who band together to navigate the nightmarish waning days of civil war.
Fri Nov 09 2018 – 8:00 PM
Award-winning play tells a chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny tale of five Liberian women who band together to navigate the nightmarish waning days of civil war.
Sat Nov 10 2018 – 8:00 PM
A celebration of Leonard Bernstein, featuring music he wrote and excelled at conducting.
Tue Nov 13 2018 – 7:00 PM
100-voice chorus performs the Brahms Requiem, a masterwork revealing the composer’s deepest feelings about life and death, with guest soloists and full orchestra.

Undergraduate Advisors

West House Upperclass UGAs

Kelly Caputo ’19

Hi there! My name is Kelly Caputo and I’m a ’19 from Winter Haven, Florida. I am a Sociology major, Philosophy minor, and an upperclassman UGA on Fahey/McLane 4. Thus far, my favorite class at Dartmouth has been Sociology 1 with Professor Kimberly Rogers. My fun fact is that I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do! I look forward to seeing you all around!

Brad Carney ’20

I’m a ’20 at Dartmouth from Indiana and majoring in Philosophy. This year I am the UGA for Fahey/McLane 3rd floor. Everyone should take Writing 43: The Written Judicial Opinion if the opportunity presents itself! My interests besides Philosophy are doughnuts, film, podcasts and PC games.

Isaiah Briggs ’19

I’m a ’19 Majoring in African & African American Studies and Minoring in Sociology and Spanish. I’m a UGA for west house currently on the fourth floor of Russell Sage. I was born an raised in Oceanside, Southern California and enjoy playing music and sports. During my time here at Dartmouth one of my favorite classes has been Revolutions in the Caribbean. A random fun fact about me is that Raisin Bran is my favorite cereal!

Zoë Chandra ’21

My name is Zoë Chandra, and I’m a ’21 from McLean, Virginia. This year, I will be the UGA for the first floor of Russell Sage! I plan on majoring in either Economics or Quantitative Social Science, with a minor in Public Policy. So far my favorite class at Dartmouth was my writing 5, Experience and Education, with Professor Francine A’Ness. In addition to being a UGA, I am a campus tour guide and also teach at elementary schools in the Hanover area through the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact. I love traveling to new places, and have visited 17 different countries so far!

Tara Greaney ’20

I am Tara Greaney, a ’20 from Sisters, Oregon. I am a UGA on the second floor of Fahey/McLane. I am majoring in Engineering. My favorite class so far was Shades of Noir, a film class I took my freshman fall. My favorite animal has been the jaguar since my sister gave me a stuffed jaguar when I was five.

Katie Harris ’19

Hi, everyone! My name is Katie Harris (’19), and I’m the UGA for Fahey/McLane floors 0 and 1. I grew up in central Illinois, and I’m a neuroscience major here at Dartmouth. My favorite class so far has been “Music from the Lands of the Silk Road” taught by Professor Levin. Unfortunately, it’s not offered this year, but I recommend keeping an eye out for it–especially if you want to enhance your musical repertoire. Fun fact about me: I give free fly fishing lessons. Contact me if you’re interested!

Jae Hong ’20

My name is Jae Hong and I’m a member of the Class of 2020. I was born in South Korea and raised mainly in the cities spread through Southern California. I now live in Butterfield and am the UGA for the entire building. When I’m not making door decorations or bulletin boards, I lead for the DOC through People of Color Outdoors and Cabin and Trail and also participate in the Cheer Team. I’m a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Psychology double major with a minor in English and the best class I have taken at Dartmouth was NAS 42/WGSS 40.01. Professor Palmer was so engaging, always had a word of wisdom for our class and had so many stories to tell that left us with some new knowledge of the world. Don’t be afraid to blitz me if you want to find out more about the things that I do!

Don Joo ’19

Hi, my name is Don Joo, and I am a ’19. I was born in Busan, South Korea, but I have moved around the US quite a bit. I have lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Tennessee, so home for me is basically anywhere there is friends and family. I am the UGA for the 2nd Floor of Russell Sage. I am majoring in chemistry and pursuing pre-medical studies. My favorite Dartmouth classes so far have been Physical Chemistry (CHEM 76) with Professor Ditchfield and Death and Dying (ANTH 14) with Professor Kan. I am also an undergraduate research assistant. My research encompasses molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), which is part of my thesis work. When I’m not studying or in lab, I love playing video games (even if I’m not good at them), soccer, or ping pong and having late night discussions.

Maya Velez ’21

My name is Maya Velez and I am a 21. I am from New York City, but spent most of my childhood abroad in France and Switzerland. At Dartmouth, I am a prospective Government or Cognitive Science major along with being the UGA for the third floor of Russell Sage. My favorite class so far has been Experience and Education with Francine A’Ness which inspired me to pursue the minor in Education. Finally, a fun fact about me is that I don’t have a first language: I learned French and English at the same time!


West House First-Year UGAs

Sam Abel ’21

Sam (’21) is so excited to be the UGA for Brown 2 this year! She hails from the Finger Lakes in Upsate New York and is planning on becoming an English major. When she’s not with her residents, you can find Sam studying at Sanborn, catching a show at the Hop, or working at the Admissions office, where she is an Access Ambassador. Her favorite class she has taken at Dartmouth so far is Acting 2 with Professor Rice, and her favorite person on campus is Winston the therapy dog.

Vincent Chang ’21

I’m a ’21 and am the UGA for the first floor of Brown in the Choates. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and definitely do miss consistent weather. I am planning to major in Geography, while also completing pre-health requirements. Something interesting about myself is that I was originally supposed to be a ’19, but took two gap years and am now a ’21.

Summer Christensen ’21

Hi, I’m Summer Christensen, and I am a ’21 from Santa Barbara, CA. This year, I am the UGA for Brown 3 in the Choates. I am still undecided on my major, but my favorite classes at Dartmouth have been Earth Science 1 and CS1. When not in class or on my floor, you can catch me fencing saber at the gym, something I had never tried before Dartmouth. What you may not know, however, is that I can make my tongue the shape of a clover.

Brittany Cleary ’21

My name is Brittany and I’m from Greenwich, CT. I’m a ’21 and the UGA for the 3rd floor of Judge Hall. I plan on majoring in biology and am considering minors in education and Hispanic studies. Though I’ve taken many amazing classes at Dartmouth, my favorite so far has been “The Art of the Interview,” a writing 5 with Professor Susan Reynolds which I took during my freshman fall. In my free time I love to go for runs and wait in the Collis pasta line (in my opinion, it’s worth it). Fun fact about me: I’m obsessed with Greek yogurt and Bachelor in Paradise.

Kirstyn Coxen ’19

I’m in the class of 2019 getting ready to graduate as a double major in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Global Health of Anthropology. This year, I will be a UGA for first-years on Wheeler 3, but I have been a House UGA in both Russell Sage and Fahey/McLane for the past two years. I grew up in Monument, Colorado – right outside of Denver, but spent my middle/high school years in Treasure Island, Florida. My favorite class at Dartmouth so far has been Photography 1. It was labor intensive but helped me learn a lot about myself both personally and as a photographer. It also sparked my interest in film photography, which I have continued to practice independently. One of my favorite places to spend time is in the darkroom developing film and prints.

Shannon Sartain ’21

My name is Shannon Sartain and I am a ’21 from Long Island, NY. I am a FYRE UGA for the ground floors of Mid and South Fayerweather. I am planning on majoring in Earth Sciences with a possible modification or minor in Engineering and/or Geography. My favorite class at Dartmouth so far was Earth Sciences 1—we got to take field trips for lab every week to super interesting geologic or environmental sites in or around Hanover. A random fun fact about me is that I’ve never had braces. A more interesting fact about me is that I knocked over my next door neighbor’s mailbox the first time I drove a car. On campus, I love seeing movies at the Hop, hiking with the DOC, and eating Collis eggs and pasta.


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Shows at the Hop 18W

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

Sat Jan 06 2018 – 8:00 PM
Leading Chilean theater hilariously skewers Latin American colonialism, past and present.
Tue Jan 09 2018 – 7:00 PM
Grammy-winning octet sings Pulitzer winner, Hop-commissioned premiere and other thrilling new music.
Thu Jan 11 2018 – 7:00 PM
Passion, precision and vibrant athleticism from the forefront of Cuban contemporary dance.
Fri Jan 19 2018 – 8:00 PM
Centuries-old Sufi music with driving rhythms, sinuous melodies and ecstatic vocals.
Wed Jan 24 2018 – 7:00 PM
Stellar quintet from one of the world’s great musical festivals plays Beethoven, Brahms and more.
Fri Feb 02 2018 – 8:00 PM
Student vocalists compete for a slot in the finals by putting their twist on pop, R&B, country and hip hop hits.
Sun Feb 04 2018 – 2:00 PM
Fast-paced drama probes teens’ struggles with social media and culture-based bullying.
Tue Feb 06 2018 – 7:00 PM
Indie folk singer-songwriter (“Heartbeats”) offers hushed, intimate songs that “ask big questions.”
Fri Feb 09 2018 – 8:00 PM
DSO-Italy collaboration continues with music reflecting on the seasons and second renowned Italian guest soloist.
Tue Feb 13 2018 – 7:00 PM
Soulful crooning and bluesy truth-telling from two-time Grammy-winning jazz singer and songwriter.
Fri Feb 16 2018 – 6:30 PM
Intimate staging of classic Baroque oratorio “Jepthe” with animated projections.
Sat Feb 17 2018 – 8:00 PM
Contemporary music and dance styles from Africa and Latin America.
Sat Feb 24 2018 – 8:00 PM
This production investigates Orwell’s 20th-century prophecy in the context of 21st-century America, and asks the question, “Are we there yet?”
Thu Mar 01 2018 – 7:00 PM
Ancient epic of Central Asian “girl power” told through music, poetry and contemporary film.
Fri Mar 02 2018 – 8:00 PM
Student vocalists compete for a slot in the finals by putting their twist on pop, R&B, country and hip hop hits.

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 with the House Community. After some time to gather for e’ll often host distinguished guests or our expert faculty and staff for a discussion. Unless otherwise noted the House Professor’s Teas will take place in Fahey 1st Floor Lounge on Wednesdays from 4 to 5pm.
Wednesday, October 11: Eli Burakian ’00, Dartmouth College Photographer, recently completed the Vermont Long Trail, and author of guidebooks.
Wednesday, October 18: Robert David Booth, former Special Agent with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and author of State Department Counterintelligence: Leaks, Spies, and Lies.
more TBA! 

Resident Fellows 16-17

The Resident Fellows are graduate students who live in West House and are part of the leadership team for the community. As well as taking part in House activities, and spending time in the community, they will be holding weekly office hours in the House to offer help with their respectiveacademic fields or for personal or professional guidance.

Asad Alavi (Computer Science, Russell Sage 102)

Asad Alavi

Hello everyone! My name is Asad Alavi, I’m a 2nd year grad student pursuing a MS in Computer Science. I’m originally from Pakistan and did my undergrad there. I came to Dartmouth right after graduating so I’m pretty much in the same boat as most Seniors are (looking for jobs and such). I’d be happy to help people out with any CS-related questions or problems they might have be it related to grad school, careers or just general questions. Other than that, I’d also be happy to talk about Pakistan, hiking in the Himalayas (one of my personal passions) and other generally interesting things! I’ll be holding office hours in the Hyphen from 9 PM onwards on Thursdays. I can also be reached at Russell Sage 102 for anything urgent if needed. I wish you all the best of luck for the term, and would be happy to help out in any way I can!

Amaris De La Rosa (Engineering, Butterfield 112)

Amaris De La Rosa

Hello, West House! My name is Amaris De La Rosa and I am currently in the Bachelor of Engineering program. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA, and my family is from Mexico. My concentration is in Mechanical Engineering, with additional coursework in Materials Science. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, I also majored in Anthropology (modified with Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies), taking full advantage of our liberal arts education. Please reach out if you need help in: planning your D-Plan or majors/minors, navigating engineering at Dartmouth (or college, in general), or working on assignments. I was recently in your shoes and would love to help out. My office hours this term will be 9:30-10:30 pm on Tuesdays in the study room on 2nd floor Fahey.

Sophie Leung (Medicine, Fahey 101)


Hi! I am a fourth year Geisel Medical Student going into Radiology. As an RF, I am looking forward to mentoring students interested in the health profession or sciences. When I’m not studying, I enjoy cooking, running, music, and art. My office hours will be Thursdays 9-10pm in the study room at the end of the hall in Fahey 2nd floor. Feel free to stop by to discuss medicine, life, food or contact me by email.

David Washer (Business, Fahey 101)

David Washer

Hi Westians! My name is David Washer and I am a MBA/MPH student at Tuck and Geisel (TDI). I’m originally from Borger, TX and did my undergrad at Yale (BA in Religious Studies and International Studies). Prior to Dartmouth, I worked in finance at McKinsey & Co, economic development at the Ford Foundation, and nonprofit management consulting at the Bridgespan Group (the nonprofit affiliate of Bain & Co). My office hours will be Thursdays 9-10pm in the 2nd floor study room of Fahey (at the end of the hall, same as Sophie). I’m happy to help out with anything pertaining to econ or finance. Also happy to help with case interview prep and provide academic/career advice.

House Professor’s Teas 17W

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 4:30 to 5:30pm.
Friday, January 13, 4:30-5:30pm
Prof. Ryan Hickox: Black Holes: Monsters of the Universe
Prof. Hickox is the House Professor for West House and an astrophysicist, with expertise in the cosmic evolution of galaxies and black holes. He teaches several astronomy courses at Dartmouth and is involved in multiple NASA space observatory missions. His research is funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation.
Friday, January 20, 4:30-5:30pm
Prof. Brendan Nyhan: A perspective on the Inauguration

Prof. Nyhan is a Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. His research, focuses on misperceptions about politics and health care. He is a contributor to The Upshot at The New York Times (March 2014-).

Friday, January 27, 4:30-5:30pm


Prof. Kotz is the Champion International Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and an affiliate of West House. He recently served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences for six years and as the Executive Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies for four years. During the 2008-09 academic year he was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore India. His research interests include security and privacy, pervasive computing for healthcare, and mobile computing.  He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference papers and obtained over $65m in grant funding. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Senior Member of the ACM, a member of the USENIX Association, and an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Friday, February 3, 4:30-5:30pm

Scott Listfield ’98 is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Scott grew up in Boston, MA and studied art at Dartmouth College. After some time spent living abroad, Scott returned to America and, shortly before the real life, non-movie version of the year 2001, began painting astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs.

Scott has been profiled in Juxtapoz, Wired Magazine, the Boston Globe, New American Paintings, and on at least one local television station. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, and many other nice places.


At the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean and the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. Dean Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. Much of his recent work has focused on policy responses to the World Financial Crisis; on the global operations of multinational firms; and on the labor-market impacts of international trade, investment, and immigration. From 2005 to 2007, Dean Slaughter served as a Member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. In this Senate-confirmed position he held the international portfolio, advising the President, the Cabinet, and many others on issues including international trade and investment, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

Friday, February 24, 4:30-5:30pm
Medical School Q&A organized by Resident Fellow Sophie Leung

Thinking about going to med school? Deciding between getting an MD, PhD or both? Then come to our informal Q&A where we will discuss:

  • Pros and cons of a career in medicine
  • Can you be a doctor and have a personal life? (Travel, family, kids, hobbies, fun)
  • How hard is it to pay off all that debt?
  • What is the work load really like? How much sleep will I get?
  • Are you sacrificing your 20s to get that degree?

Panelists will include Dr. Leslie Henderson, PhD and PhD and Dean of Faculty Affairs at Geisel, Dr. Martha McDaniels, MD, a vascular surgeon, as well as dual degree med students working toward their MD/MPH, MD/MBA, or MD/PhD. Event will be from 4:30-5:30pm in Fahey 1st floor common room. Feel free to bring friends. RSVPs to are appreciated to get an approximate head count but not required.

Friday, March 3, 4:30-5:30pm
Prof. May is a Professor in the Thayer School of Engineering and an affiliate of West House. Her research includes studies of engineering education and seismic engineering. At Dartmouth her courses include the popular introductory courses ENGS 11: The Way Things Work – A Visual Introduction to Engineering, and ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering.

Shows at the Hop 16F

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. A sign-up system for expressing interest in shows will be made available soon; in the meantime please contact House Administrator Pamela Duffy at
Sat Oct 08 2016 – 12:00 PM
Wagner’s romance about the beautiful Isolde (Nina Stemme), whose marriage to King Marke (René Pape) is threatened by her love for his nephew Tristan (Stuart Skelton).
Fri Oct 14 2016 – 8:00 PM
Musician-led orchestra performs Mozart, Schubert and the world premiere of a Hop commission by George Tsontakis.
Sat Oct 22 2016 – 8:00 PM
The Coast welcomes two stellar guest artists this fall: multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum (tenor saxophone, piano, drums) and flutist Nicole Mitchell.
Thu Oct 27 2016 – 7:00 PM
The reigning champs of bipartisan political mockery toast election season with amusing song parodies and groan-inducing puns.
Sat Oct 29 2016 – 8:00 PM
Dartmouth Sings! Join the DCGC and friends from Dartmouth’s thriving, diverse vocal community for a Homecoming Weekend celebration.
Fri Nov 04 2016 – 8:00 PM
Award-winning character study of an African American seamstress who creates dreamy undergarments that, she hopes, are her ticket to a more just and fulfilled life.
Sat Nov 05 2016 – 8:00 PM
Program includes Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Nielsen’s Flute Concerto (with soloist Cheryl Chang ’18) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.
Sun Nov 06 2016 – 2:00 PM

Program includes works by William Billings, Moses Hogan, Aaron Copland and the premiere of a choral version of Nolan Gasser’s Repast, based on a story from the Civil Rights struggle.

Fri Nov 11 2016 – 8:00 PM
Follow the wind band through 100 years of change, from 19th-century outdoor military bands and ragtag village groups, to the sleek, sophisticated concert-hall ensembles after World War II.
Sat Nov 12 2016 – 8:00 PM
Program inspired by the jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms of Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria and Celia Cruz.
Tue Nov 15 2016 – 7:00 PM
Program includes Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, the world premiere of Dominic DiOrio’s I Tell the Story and works by Arvo Pärt.