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Colby Collegium: My Favorite Things

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Directed by Dr. Néviton Barros, the spring Collegium concert is a collaborative project among all its members, with the program selected from the singers’ favorite choral works. Come and enjoy the tributes by the choir members to the special memories from their choral experiences. The program spans centuries and genres, ranging from the Renaissance to […]

Free

Colby Jazz Band: New School

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Colby Jazz Band features the works of living composers with this varied selection of compositions. “Point, Counterpoint” by Ellen Rowe is a straight-ahead swing chart that showcases the interactive nature of Big Band jazz. Brett Zvacek’s composition Ocho Ocho is an energetic mambo that connects this style of Cuban dance music with jazz. Admission […]

Free

Serious Play

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Performance invites audiences in like poetry, offering evocative imagery that summons your experience, your response, and your reading rather than telling a single, linear story. The evening includes new choreographic work and highlights the work of students in TD258, “Improvisational Practice in Performance,” performing never-before-seen, never-before-conceived improvised work that operates at the intersections of performance […]

Free

Serious Play

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Performance invites audiences in like poetry, offering evocative imagery that summons your experience, your response, and your reading rather than telling a single, linear story. The evening includes new choreographic work and highlights the work of students in TD258, “Improvisational Practice in Performance,” performing never-before-seen, never-before-conceived improvised work that operates at the intersections of performance […]

Free
Recurring

SLICE: Spring 2024

Schupf Art Center 93 Main Street, Waterville, ME, United States +2 more

SLICE (Students Learning Innovative Creative Endeavors) is a series that explores cool career paths in the arts! This program encourages students ages 13-18 to explore Waterville’s unique, high-quality arts and cultural programs. Each afternoon will be packed with information, inspiration, and pizza. The sessions will take place Tuesday, April 2, 9, & 23, and on […]

Free

Colby Wind Ensemble: Looking Forward

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Colby Wind Ensemble features two major works in this concert to conclude the academic year. Dream Elegy by Jonathan Bailey Holland is a moving work that was inspired by the #blacklivesmatter movement. Marchad, Hijos del Arte, written by Spanish composer Inma Tinmard, is a tribute to the music students who will embark on a […]

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Los Herederos: Afro-Diasporic Traditions of Puerto Rico and Cuba

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Los Herederos will present Afro-Diasporic Traditions of Puerto Rico and Cuba. Bomba is Puerto Rico’s oldest Indigenous music that is widely practiced. Bomba is music, song, and dance as well as storytelling that dates back to 400-450 years ago during the days of slavery in the Caribbean region. The ensemble will also perform Afro-Cuban traditions […]

Free
Recurring

SLICE: Spring 2024

Schupf Art Center 93 Main Street, Waterville, ME, United States +2 more

SLICE (Students Learning Innovative Creative Endeavors) is a series that explores cool career paths in the arts! This program encourages students ages 13-18 to explore Waterville’s unique, high-quality arts and cultural programs. Each afternoon will be packed with information, inspiration, and pizza. The sessions will take place Tuesday, April 2, 9, & 23, and on […]

Free

Songs from Here

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Enjoy music from Waterville Public School students, including new songs written by the high school modern band classes with Songs From Here! Songs From Here is an initiative intended to connect poets, composers, and performers in the beautiful state of Maine, to promote local talent and foster a greater sense of community across creative disciplines. […]

Free

Colby Symphony: Orchestral Master Works

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Directed by Jinwook Park, the Colby Symphony Orchestra’s third program of the academic year presents two enduring Germanic orchestral pieces: Robert Schumann’s Romantic Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”) and Carl Maria von Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz, a magical, mysterious, and folk-inspired showcase of heroic horns and shimmering strings. The program also highlights the orchestra’s principal […]

Free

An die Musik: Mozart Operas

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Colby students who participated in a Jan Plan program in Salzburg, Austria, where they learned to sing and perform selections from various Mozart operas, will present their works. The performance will be a collage of music from several Mozart’s operas with a text to connect them all.

Free
Recurring

Of This Place

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Three Peformances: Friday, February 9, 7:30 Saturday, February 10, 2:00 Saturday, February 10, 7:30 Of This Place is a community-based project that surfaces and celebrates stories of Waterville, Maine, and Colby College and sheds light on those people and places - past and present - who have shaped our communities in powerful ways. It weaves […]

Free
Recurring

Of This Place

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Three Peformances: Friday, February 9, 7:30 Saturday, February 10, 2:00 Saturday, February 10, 7:30 Of This Place is a community-based project that surfaces and celebrates stories of Waterville, Maine, and Colby College and sheds light on those people and places - past and present - who have shaped our communities in powerful ways. It weaves […]

Free

Of This Place

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Three Peformances: Friday, February 9, 7:30 Saturday, February 10, 2:00 Saturday, February 10, 7:30 Of This Place is a community-based project that surfaces and celebrates stories of Waterville, Maine, and Colby College and sheds light on those people and places - past and present - who have shaped our communities in powerful ways. It weaves […]

Free

Colby Symphony Orchestra: Collaboration

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Directed by Jinwook Park, our second orchestral concert of the season, Collaboration, features solo percussionist Hayoung Song performing Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra (2006), as well as an exciting first-time collaboration with Colby’s Performance, Theater, and Dance Department and the Portland Ballet for Claude Debussy’s dreamy tone poem Prelude to the Afternoon […]

Free

Canções D’Além Mar

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Directed by Dr. Néviton Barros, Choirs at Colby join forces to bring a concert with songs from other lands. Reflecting the diversity of our communities, the program will include songs in Ukrainian, Creole, Mohawk, Portuguese, Tamil, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Hebrew, Spanish, Zulu, and the lost language of the Kraos. Featured on the program is Ariel […]

Free
Recurring

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun explores the role of ‘play’ in coming of age for young women and girls. In the dressing room of a musical theater production we’ll eavesdrop on the two young and ambitious understudies. We’ll also ask, when is the price of popularity too high? Co-directed by Assistant Professor of Performance, Theater […]

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Recurring

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun explores the role of ‘play’ in coming of age for young women and girls. In the dressing room of a musical theater production we’ll eavesdrop on the two young and ambitious understudies. We’ll also ask, when is the price of popularity too high? Co-directed by Assistant Professor of Performance, Theater […]

Free

Colby Wind Ensemble: New Era

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Directed by Brendon Wilkins, the Colby Wind Ensemble’s debut concert in the Gordon Center marks the beginning of a new era in the arts at Colby College. This concert will feature one of the winners of the composition contest, Emily Chauhan ’25. William Owens’s exciting work, Silversides (To Answer the Call), brings contrast to the […]

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Colby Jazz Band: Subtlety and Swing

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Directed by Brendon Wilkins, the Colby Jazz Band’s debut concert in the Gordon Center will feature two renowned arrangers from the jazz Big Band tradition. “Just Waiting,” a beautiful ballad composed by Melba Liston, will show the finesse and subtlety possible in the Big Band genre. A timeless classic from the Count Basie Orchestra, “Whirlybird” […]

Free

The Modernistics: The Twenties Roar Again!

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join us for exuberant songs and tap-dance numbers by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and other master tunesmiths of the 1920s. A joyful and stylish portrait of the era, delivered with a 21st-century groove! Among the many audience favorites are “Blue Skies,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Want To Be Happy,” “Stardust,” and “Let’s […]

Free
Recurring

Break, Burn, Build

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Date: Friday, October 27 at 7:30pm + Saturday, October 28 at 2pm Organization: Colby Dance Company Location: Studio 3, Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, 4000 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville Led by Annie Kloppenberg and Matthew Cumbie. Break, Burn, Build is a landmark in the development of movers, makers, and performers. It’s a platform […]

Free
Recurring

Break, Burn, Build

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Date: Friday, October 27 at 7:30pm + Saturday, October 28 at 2pm Organization: Colby Dance Company Location: Studio 3, Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, 4000 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville Led by Annie Kloppenberg and Matthew Cumbie. Break, Burn, Build is a landmark in the development of movers, makers, and performers. It’s a platform […]

Free

Beginning of a New Chapter

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Don’t miss the Colby Symphony Orchestra’s first concert in the Gordon Center, directed by Jimwook Park. This inaugural program presents works spanning four centuries: George Frederick Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks; Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” written during the Czech composer’s residence in the United States; Samuel Barber’s colorful and […]

Free

Lovejoy Convocation: Evan Gershkovich

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Goldfarb Center, Colby College | 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901

Free
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