Concerts and Events
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Please note, Skinner Hall of Music and the VC Chapel are currently closed to the public—the only way to view these events is online.
Spring 2021 - Virtual Workshops, Concerts, Modfest
|Thu, Jan 28, 6:00pm||Modfest: A Face for Radio Video Series with Sarah LaDuke|
A Face for Radio Video Series with WAMC Northeast Public Radio's Sarah LaDuke
A virtual kick-off event for the festival, WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Sarah LaDuke interviewed artists and faculty participating in this year’s Modfest, and checked in with the staff of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center during “Late Night at the Loeb.” LaDuke spoke with the following guests:
Watch a recording of the event.
|Sun, Jan 31, 7:00pm||Modfest: Mexodus, A New Musical|
Mexodus is inspired by the estimated 4,000-10,000 enslaved people in the Southern part of the United States who pursued a journey into Mexico instead of looking north. This under-told chapter of the Underground Railroad is an exploration of Black and brown bodies standing together against oppression.
With the support of New York Stage and Film, artists Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson are releasing one track a month for a year. Starting their work at the beginning of the global pandemic, they have been creating and recording the score separately, their musical collaboration facilitated through technology. Having released six tracks over the past six months, they will now come together to record the seventh track live as part of MODFest and share their methods of collaboration and creation during this time.
During this webinar event, both artists will be in conversation with the dramaturg for the project, Tlaloc Rivas, who will speak with the collaborators about their process and upcoming trip to Poughkeepsie to record another track for their concept album. There will be a Q&A portion of this event.
Q&A January 31 at 7pm follow this Zoom link: https://vassar.zoom.us/j/94375154593
|Thu, Feb 4, 6:00pm||Modfest: Indigenous Artist Panel during Late Night at the Loeb|
Moderated by interdisciplinary artist Storme Webber, several native artists will have a dialogue around the complicated relationship between land and art, land acknowledgements, and other current issues facing institutions and indigenous artists. Panelists are still being confirmed but may include:
Watch Live on Zoom at: https://vassar.zoom.us/j/98702880708
|Sat, Feb 6, 7:00pm||Modfest: Honorary Adene and Richard Wilson Concert with the Attacca Quartet|
Filmed at Poughkeepsie’s historic Bardavon Theater, the Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet will perform Three Song Suite by Flying Lotus, String Quartet No. 3 by Chris Rogerson, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Three Essays. The concert will be followed by a live Q&A during which the musicians will discuss the opportunities and challenges of being freelance artists during a global pandemic.
This commission of Chris Rogerson’s String Quartet No. 3 has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Programs are subject to change. For further information and up-to-date details on all Vassar College Department of Music concerts, please call (845) 437-7294.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370.