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TEMA Youth Choir and Bi-Co Chamber Singers Reunite For Bryn Mawr Concert

Posted March 14, 2013

The TEMA Youth Choir of Ghana joined the Bi-Co Chamber Singers in an open rehearsal and informal concert last Thursday, held in the Campus Center. This is the second time the two choirs have sung together; the Chamber Singers traveled to Ghana in 2007 as part of their international touring program for a joint concert. […]

Patti Smith to Accept Hepburn Medal and Perform for Students

Posted January 31, 2013

The “Godmother of Punk” Patti Smith will be at Bryn Mawr this Thursday, Feb. 7, to accept the 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal and to perform for students. For more on Smith’s selection as the 2013 recipient of the Katharine Hepburn Medal, see this article. The student performance is at 4 p.m. in McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart […]

May Day 2012 Scheduled for Sunday, April 29

Posted April 20, 2012

As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

May Day 2011 Scheduled for May 1

Posted April 22, 2011
Photo of maypole dancers seen from above

One day a year, Bryn Mawrters are urged to cease working hard and begin hardly working: at the College’s annual May Day celebration students eschew books and papers, even in the face of approaching finals week, to frolic on the grass. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday […]

Learn About the Roots of Latin Music in a Free Workshop with Sol y Canto

Posted March 14, 2011

On Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Sol y Canto, who will be performing the next night to close the 2010-11 Performing Arts Series, offers an engaging and participatory performance workshop on the roots of Latin American and Caribbean music. This event is free and open to the public and takes place in the McPherson […]

Latin Roots Musicians Sol y Canto Bring Multimedia Musical Feast to Bryn Mawr

Posted March 11, 2011

Nationally celebrated pan-Latin musical group Sol y Canto, led by Rosi Amador ’81 and her husband Brian, brings its multimedia musical suite Sabor y Memoria (Flavor and Memory): A Musical Feast in Seven Courses to Goodhart Hall  on Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. as part of Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series. The six-member Sol […]

Meredith Monk Revisits Her Acclaimed Performance ‘Education Of The Girlchild’ And Other Seminal Works As Part Of Bryn Mawr’s 125th Anniversary

Posted January 11, 2011

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents interdisciplinary arts pioneer Meredith Monk in a revival of her groundbreaking Education of the Girlchild as part of the College’s 125th anniversary celebration. Education of the Girlchild Revisited features Monk’s legendary solo from the original 1972 work, in which she imagines herself as an old woman, reliving […]

Piano Virtuosi Ran Dank and Vassilis Varvaresos Give Rare Two-Piano Performance of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Posted November 12, 2010

Johannes Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is among the composer’s most passionate works and has been described as his “magnum opus.” The symphonic masterpiece is scored for a standard orchestra with percussion provided only by timpani and triangle. However, in a rare treat, two of the world’s most accomplished young pianists will be performing the piece as […]

Family Weekend Celebrates Bryn Mawr’s 125th, Athletic Association’s 120th

Posted November 3, 2010

From Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, Bryn Mawr will host almost 525 members of students’ families at Family Weekend 2010. The three-day event will feature activities all over campus led by faculty, staff, and students. The visitors will attend lectures by faculty and staff, receive tours of the campus and of Philadelphia, and […]

Mawrter Entertainment Brings Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop To Bryn Mawr’s Campus

Posted October 28, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 29, Bryn Mawr will host indie rock groups Smith Westerns and Slow Animal with Haverford College band Philosoraptor. Mawrter Entertainment, a student-run concert club, has been working to bring music acts like these to campus for over a year now. Last Spring’s electropop dance concert with Teengirl Fantasy went off with a […]

ACS: Student-Run Concerts Bring the Party Home to BMC

Posted October 21, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Alternative Concert Series will host folk-rock band The Spring Standards, along with electro-acoustic act Lucas Carpenter, at 8 p.m. in Rhoads Dining Hall. The concert is one in a long line hosted by the ACS, a student-run committee appointed and funded by the Self-Government Association. The ACS rocks the Bryn […]

Khmer Arts Ensemble Brings Cambodian Dance to Bryn Mawr

Posted October 14, 2010

Fusing the classical and experimental, the spare and complex, and the powerfully spiritual, Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble will take center stage at Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall when the troupe presents The Lives of Giants, the newest work from Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, the ensemble’s choreographer and artistic director. Touring the nation this fall with 30 […]

Sunday Performance by Chamroeun Yin to Open Monthlong Series on Cambodian Classical Arts

Posted September 22, 2010

Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 26, Bryn Mawr College will host a series of events focusing on the classical arts of Cambodia. Inspired by a visit from Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble scheduled for October, the series will include performances, lectures, and workshops conducted by members of the local Cambodian community of Philadelphia as well as the […]

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 2

Posted April 23, 2010
Photo of jubilant crowd tossing flower petals into the air

This year’s May Day celebration will occur on Sunday, May 2. All of the day’s events are free, and most are open to the general public … Read more»

Great Hall Chamber Orchestra to Perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

Posted March 19, 2010
Conductor Michael Krausz

International prize-winning violinist José Blumenschein, cellist Efe Baltacigil, and pianist Benjamin Hochman will be featured in Beethoven’s beloved and seldom performed “Triple Concerto” when the Great Hall Chamber Orchestra plays at Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall on Friday, March 26 at 8 p.m. … Read more &raquo

Niyaz: Persian-Indian Electronica, Sufi Mysticism in Goodhart

Posted February 15, 2010
Photo of Nitaz by Austin Young

Niyaz, the group that blends electronica with Persian folk songs and the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi,will perform in Goodhart Feb. 27 … Read more »

A Pair of Concerts Feature Bi-College Voices

Posted December 3, 2009
Chamber Choir Lyric Fest 1a-1

In the coming week, two concerts at Haverford College will offer performances by Bryn Mawr and Haverford singers and musicians. On Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m., the Bi-College Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will perform a program titled “Grand Opera Choruses.On Thursday, December 10 at 8 p.m., the Bi-College Chamber Singers’ annual holiday concert will feature the Philadelphia-area premier of David Lang’s “The Little Match Girl Passion” along with their traditional sing-along carols.

New Century Saxophone Quartet to Perform in Great Hall

Posted December 1, 2009

Bryn Mawr College’s Performing Arts Series welcomes the New Century Saxophone Quartet to stately Thomas Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. as the group perform J.S. Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” followed by contemporary counterparts, including commissions by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang and Saturday Night Live band director Lenny Pickett. […]

Celebrated Writer Julia Alvarez to Read; Musicians Will Perform Musical Setting of Her Poems by Haverford Professor

Posted November 30, 2009

Celebrated Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez, best known for her fictional works How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, will be joined by chamber musicians L’Ensemble for a night of words and music  at Bryn Mawr College’s Thomas Great Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The evening […]