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Spring Visual and Performing Arts Forecast

May 3, 2024

At the end of each semester, students in visual and performing arts classes, ensembles and groups present their work to the campus community. Here’s the Orient’s guide to every event.

May 2, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall – Jazz Combos Concert 1

Three of Bowdoin’s five jazz combos will perform standards ranging from Dave Brubeck and Errol Garner to Brazilian Bossa Nova, 70s jazz/pop fusion, blues, R&B and funk.

May 3 & May 5, 3:30 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art Steps – Sense and Sensibility

Join Masque and Gown’s production of “Sense and Sensibility” based on the novel by Jane Austen, accompanied by live music and free gelato.

May 3, 9 p.m., Nomad Pizza – Night Hawk and Far From Juno

Night Hawk and Far From Juno will have one last night of indie rock revelries and original songs. This will be the final Night Hawk show before their summer tour! Tickets are $10, and the first 50 students will get in for free, courtesy of Bowdoin Student Government.

May 4, 7:30 p.m., Morrell Gymnasium – Community Show & Groove

Join Bowdoin dance classes in “cultivating collective joy”—by dancing with them!

May 5, 4:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall – Jazz Combos Concert 2

Two more jazz combos will perform.

May 4, 7:30 p.m. & May 5, 1 p.m. Studzinski Recital Hall – Chamber Choir & Orchestra Concert 1

The Chamber Choir will perform a premiere by Professor Vineet Shende, two works by Devon Gates—the winner of Bowdoin’s first Marion Brown Prize in composition—and Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem,” for which they will be joined by the Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra.

May 6, 8 a.m., Adams Hall Room 208 – Arabic Talent Show

Middle Eastern and North African Studies will be holding a talent show open to the public.

May 6, 4:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall – Violin Recital

Violinist Kate Ishida ’24 will perform works by Elisabeth Jacquet de LaGuerre, Amanda Röntgen-Maier, Florence Price and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in a program entitled “A Celebration of Women Composers.”

May 7, 8 p.m., Mills Hall Room 129 – Cinema Studies Student Showcase

Screening of an original film “Lucky Night” by Eduardo Mendoza ’24 followed by a Q&A.

May 8, 4:15 p.m., Coe Quad – Craft Fair

There will be  an outdoor fair for students to buy and sell art.

May 8, 8 p.m., Pickard Theater – A Cappella Spring Concert

All six of Bowdoin’s a cappella groups will perform to celebrate the end of the year.

May 9, 8 p.m., Massachusetts Hall – Poetry Open Mic

Join the Quill and the Foundationalist for an end of the year poetry open mic night.

May 10, 5 p.m., Edwards Center for Art and Dance – Visual Arts Open House

Students in the Visual Arts Department will celebrate a semester of student artwork. Theevent will feature friends, art and complimentary refreshments.

May 10, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium – Purity Pact

Purity Pact’s last laugh (this semester).

May 10, 10:30 p.m., Jack Magee’s Pub – WBOR Summer Concert

WBOR will host one last concert to kick off the summer.


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