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Lamont Gallery Hosts "Self Made," Showcasing Works by Cole, Kalman, Mendes and Misenheimer

August 28, 2014 On view September 8 to October 18, 2014. Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, 5-7 p.m.
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Lamont Gallery Hosts "Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution" Exhibition by Photographer Mariana Cook

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June 25, 2014 - July 31, 2014 Lamont Art Gallery| The exhibit features over 50 portraits of fighters for justice—judges, lawyers, politicians, sociologists, anthropologists, clergymen, physicians and writers—including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ambassador Samantha Power, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and U.S. District Judge Louis Pollak '40, who also served as dean of the Yale and the University of Pennsylvania law schools.
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Spring Dance Company Concert: Global Explorations Through Movement

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 With choreography by guests, faculty and students, "Global Explorations" features traditional Hawaiian Hula, a Polish Mazurka, southern folkloric Egyptian belly dance, West African dance and contemporary pieces with Irish, Chinese and Ghanaian influences.
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Exeter Arts: The Mahabharata and More

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 Indian epic brought to the Fisher Theater Mainstage with a screenplay developed by Director Sarah Ream.
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Phillips Exeter's Gilbert Concert Series Welcomes 2014 Grammy Award-Winning Octet, Roomful of Teeth

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March 25, 2014 7 p.m.| Assembly Hall| "[Roomful of Teeth] will send an unnameable thrill down your spine." — Pitchfork

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Phillips Exeter Academy's Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra Perform at The Music Hall

March 06, 2014 7:30 p.m.| The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH| Phillips Exeter Academy's Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra will make their debut performance at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH, on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.

With an exciting new program of choral and orchestral music, the PEA ensembles welcome the Seacoast community to this free classical concert.


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Exeter Arts this Weekend: Storytelling Through Dance, Vocal and Concerto Competitions

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February 28, 2014 - March 1, 2014 Performers and choreographers explore a range of themes including celebration, grief, platonic friendship, separation, value transformation, compassion and empathy.
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Artist Willie Cole Visits Exeter

February 18, 2014 To celebrate new ideas in contemporary art and Black History Month, Exeter hosts African-American artist Willie Cole. Cole will visit classes and present a talk at 1:00 p.m. on February 20th.
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Studs Terkel's Working Goes Up on Fisher Theater Mainstage

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Friday, February 14, 2014 Working goes up February 12-16. Directed by Rob Richards with musical direction by Jean Strazdes, it features 24 characters based directly on interviews by Terkel of working men and women, and is supported by a large ensemble of singers and dancers.
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'Empowering Portraits'

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February 3, 2014 Inspired by the work of French photographer J R, PEA advanced photography students took large-scale photos of PEA employees. "Empowering Portraits" is on display in the Academy Library. Opening Reception February 9, 6:30 p.m.
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2014 Concert Series: Faculty Recital

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass, and Gregg Pauley, piano, perform Franz Schubert's Die Winterreise. Free and open to the public.

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A Laboratory For Life

The Exeter Bulletin

Winter 2014 Discovery and invention in Exeter's performing arts
By Karen Ingraham
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Lamont Gallery Presents 'Open Hearts Open Doors: Reflections on China's Past & Future'—Photographic Works by Elizabeth Gill Lui

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January 17, 2014 - March 1, 2014 Lamont Art Gallery| A bright and clear heart, an open door, a house, and the title page of a book—all of these sentiments are encompassed in the translation of the title Open Hearts Open Doors. With this welcome, Elizabeth Gill Lui (P'95) invites you into a photographic journey along the streetscapes and agricultural vistas in rural villages in southeastern China.
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Professor Anne Fogarty Gives Haley Lecture on January 14

January 14, 2014 The talk entitled " 'A ghostly light from the street lamp': History and Memory in James Joyce's 'The Dead,' " will be held in the Academy Library's Rockefeller Hall at 7:00 p.m. 

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2014 Concert Series: Arcadian Winds

January 13, 2014 Woodwind quintet performs works by Poulenc, Dvorák, Ibert and Vaughan Williams. Free and open to the public.

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Video Selections from the Holiday Concert

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Friday, December 20, 2013 Enjoy the holidays with selections from the annual Holiday Concert. Performances by Concert Band, Glee Club, Stage Band, Symphonia, Symphony Orchestra, West African Drumming Ensemble and Women's Chorus.
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Poetry Unleashed

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Monday, January 06, 2014 Poetry was in full view fall term—written on windows and blackboards, on a huge magnetic board outside Lamont Gallery, splayed across Academy Library surfaces and even rolled onto the platen of an old-style manual typewriter.
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Fall Dance Company Concert: Science Gets Rhythm

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Thursday, December 05, 2013 Movement explodes at Fisher Theater Main Stage this weekend when the Fall Dance Company Concert features original works examining scientific and mathematical principles.
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A Storyteller Fights Disease on a Global Stage

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Myra Donnelley '75 talks about her career, which started with theater and went on to global health. She attributes her flexibility and success to her theater training, and encourages Exonians to take part in performance-based arts.

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Frankenstein Playwright and Director Discuss the Upcoming Main Stage Production

November 5, 2013 Hear Austin Tichenor's hilarious podcast recorded with Theater Instructor Rob Richards. It's and all about the upcoming production of Frankenstein, which was written by Tichenor. Frankenstein goes up on Fisher Theater main stage on November 15. Don't miss it!

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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Lamont Poet Michael Collier

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November 06, 2013 7:30 p.m.| Assembly Hall| Public reading will be held in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free.
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"Catalyst: Work from Community-Based Arts Centers" at Lamont Gallery

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November 04, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Lamont Art Gallery| Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:30-8 p.m.
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Gilbert Concert Series Welcomes New York Polyphony

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Vocal ensemble New York Polyphony performs Missa Charles Darwin by Gregory W. Brown '93 and other works. Public concert on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Academy Library.
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"On & Off The Page: Works by Peter Beaman '63 & Elizabeth Whiteley, Lesley Dill, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Liz Maugans, Maureen Mills, Melanie Mowinski, Lisa Occhipinti and Nicola Vruwink"

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September 09, 2013 - October 19, 2013 Lamont Gallery| An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 20, 6:30-8 p.m. An Artists' Talk (with Beaman, Maugans, Mills, Mowinski and Occhipinti) will be held on Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m.
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Dance Instructors Allison Duke and Sarah Duclos Perform in "Romeo & Julet"

July 21, 2013 "This will be 'Romeo and Juliet' like you've never seen it before," writes Jeanné McCartin in Seacoastonline.

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Phillips Exeter Academy's Lamont Gallery presents "Dust & Discovery: Works from the Lamont Gallery Collection"

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June 25, 2013 - July 31, 2013 Lamont Art Gallery| Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5-6:30 p.m.
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Lamont Gallery Hosts "Super/Visual: The Annual Senior Art Show" with Additional Events, Including "Super Slam!" Poetry Evening and Fashion Show & Talk

May 16, 2013 - June 8, 2013 Lamont Art Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Art Center on Tan Lane| A dynamic exhibition of over 200 works created by the Academy's seniors. The exhibit is open until Saturday, June 8, 2013. 
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'The Cripple of Inishmaan' Goes up on the Main Stage

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Thursday, May 23, 2013 Senior Acting Ensemble presents this black comedy that unfolds off the west coast of Ireland when a Hollywood crew arrives to make a documentary of life on the Aran Islands. Billy Claven, an orphan with a malformed leg, is determined to audition for a role, in the hopes of escaping Inishmaan.
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Phillips Exeter Students Earn National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

May 22, 2013 Ruslan Lucero '13, June Han '15 and Catherine Zhu '15 receive national honors in the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Watch a live webcast from Carnegie Hall of the National Awards Ceremony, 6 pm on May 31 at www.artandwriting.org/carnegiewebcast2013/.
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On With The Show!

The Exeter Bulletin

Spring 2013 Spotlight on Exeter's Performing Arts
By Nicole Pellaton
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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Lamont Poet Frank Bidart

April 24, 2013 7:30 p.m.| Assembly Hall| Phillips Exeter Academy's Class of 1945 Library continues its 2012–2013 Lamont Poetry Series with a reading by Frank Bidart, an award-winning poet and Pulitzer Prize nominee, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The reading will take place inside the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.
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This Weekend: 'Little Women'

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 Little Women, the musical, is based on the 2-volume novel by Louisa May Alcott published in 1868 and 1869. The story focuses on the March family and its 4 daughters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Many of the characters have been revered by generations of young American readers, most notably Jo, the independent, tomboyish second sister of the family.
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Video Selections from the Annual Holiday Concert

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December 21, 2012 This year's annual Music Department Holiday Concert included over 250 students in 11 grand ensembles, performing at Exeter High School. The festive, family-friendly event was a timely opportunity for PEA and the local community to celebrate the new holiday season.
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Exeter Arts this Weekend: 'The Children's Hour,' Music and Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 Lillian Hellman's classic The Children's Hour goes up this weekend. Set in an all-girls boarding school, the play centers around the tale of a student, Mary Tilford, who falsely reports that the women running the Wright-Dobie School are lesbian lovers.
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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Gilbert Concert Series with Butch Thompson's Big Three

November 13, 2012 7 - 8 p.m.| Phillips Church| Veteran jazz musician, Butch Thompson is best known for his 12-year term as house pianist on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor, with his trio as the show's house band. The trio will perform in concert on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7-8:30 p.m., inside Phillips Church, located on the corner of Tan Lane and Front Street. The concert is free and open to the public.&
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Phillips Exeter Academy Hosts Gilbert Concert Series with Carnegie Hall Preview, Performed by Baritone Andrew Garland and Renowned Collaborative Pianist Warren Jones

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October 30, 2012 7 p.m.| Phillips Church| Duo Previews New and Adventurous Program, "The Quest: Don Quixote and Other Wanderers
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