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MODfest 2019

January 31-February 10. Celebrating its 17th season, MODfest 2019 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Thursday, February 7 - 8:00pm LECTURE: MUSIC AND SILENT FILM

LECTURE: MUSIC AND SILENT FILM

Ben Model Ben Model Library of Congressis one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, performing on both piano and theatre organ. Over the past 35 years he has created and performed several hundred live scores for silent films on piano and theatre organ. Ben is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theatre.

Skinner Hall of Music

Friday, February 8 - 7:00pm DANCE PERFORMANCE: VASSAR REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE

DANCE PERFORMANCE: VASSAR REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE

 

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre performs works selected from the current repertory by faculty, students and guest choreographers.

 

Reservations will be available online beginning January 21. This is a free but ticketed event. General seating. Reservations required at https://vassardance.tix.com. For additional information please email: dance@vassar.edu or call (845) 437-5541.

Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall

Saturday, February 9 - 4:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION: METHOD SAMPLING AND A NEW AESTHETIC

PANEL DISCUSSION:  METHOD SAMPLING AND A NEW AESTHETIC

Join Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) with Associate Professor Justin Patch, moderator, for a conversation about “new concert music” created by sampling principles of hip-hop and classical music genres.

Skinner Hall of Music

ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ

Saturday, February 9, 2018 4:00pm. PANEL, 8:00pm. Concert.

4:00pm. PANEL: Skinner Hall of Music.

8:00pm. PERFORMANCE:   Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn

ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ AT THE TROLLEY BARN

 

Innovative hip-hop orchestra, Ensemble Mik Nawooj) is

led by classically trained composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, Joowan Kim

with MCs/ lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman

with soprano, winds, strings, funky drums, and piano. Described as rigorous, nuanced, and accessible, EMN injects classical compositional techniques into hip-hop favorites and original music.

          Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn, link for directions Image

 

Reservations will be available online beginning January 23. This is a free but ticketed event. General seating. Reservations required at https://vassarmusic.tix.com. For additional information please email:  boxoffice@vassar.edu or call (845) 437-5599.

Sunday, February 10 - 3:00pm JOSHUA ROMAN & JACK QUARTET

JOSHUA ROMAN & JACK QUARTET

 

Photo credit: Ryan Lash / TED Joshua Roman and acclaimed  Photo by Beowulf Sheehan  Download color   Download black & white  JACK Quartet

perform Roman’s “Tornado Quintet.” Roman is a native of Oklahoma, where the gentle beauty of spring is routinely dismantled by the awesome and destructive power of tornadoes. This piece paints a musical portrait of his childhood storm experiences, using chaotic string textures to conjure up the stunning and terrifying natural imagery of tornado season.

Skinner Hall of Music