MCLA Announces Music, Gallery and Theater Performances for Winter, Spring Semester
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at MCLA announced the Winter/Spring 2024 programming including cultural events, exhibitions, performances, workshops, and musical experiences.
According to a press release:
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The first exhibition of 2024 will examine the entangled histories of ecology and migration. "Unfortunately It Was Paradise" features three artists, Lorena Molina, Larissa Rogers, and Jumana Manna, who address how ecology surfaces in our memory, imagination, and present that are shaped by the legacies of slavery, war, and settler colonialism. The show is on view through March 29. To close the semester, the gallery will feature work from a variety of MCLA students from April 15 to May 11 with an opening reception on April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.
MCLA Theater MainStage Performance
This March the Fornés Festival returns with "The Summer in Gossensass" by María Irene Fornés and directed by Laura Standley, associate professor of Fine and Performing Arts at MCLA. The show will run from April 4 to 6 at Williams College's 62' Center. "The Summer in Gossensass," tells the story of two American actresses living in London during the 1890s who launch the first English language version of the play HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen.
On April 7, the internationally acclaimed Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band will take the stage at the MCLA Church Street Center at 7 p.m. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as "a true musical democracy."
MCLA Theater Developmental Workshop Musical
To close out the theater season, a developmental workshop musical titled "Emma When You Need Her," written by Bendetti Fellow Rudy Ramirez, and directed by MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Associate Professor Jeremy Winchester. It will take place at the Church Street Center from April 26-28. The Spring Music Concert, featuring MCLA Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Studio Students, will take place on April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Church Street Center.