2020/21 Season

2020/21 Season

The arts are on at the Hop! Welcome to a season packed with riveting concerts, dance celebrations, genre-smashing premieres, artist-activist talks, participatory activities and creative gatherings.

Fresh creations and ideas abound in the Hop's spring season.

Discover Spring

We are proud to present an array of talented artists making the kind of work we need now—work that challenges us, broadens our understanding, and brings us back together. We hope you will join us virtually, and frequently. 

Become a Hop Member Season FAQ

Hop Film Now

A season of rebirth and renewal, spring also brings more cinematic stories straight to your home. As the world takes a collective deep breath, storytelling remains as vital as ever. Whether experienced on a phone or a big-screen TV, tales of our fellow man bind us and remind us of our capacity for curiosity, empathy and joy. View April Films >

2020/21 Season

Lord and Miller

#SmallScreenFun - Live Chat with Lord & Miller '97

Thu, Sep 17, 8 pm
Oscar-winning animators ("Spider-Verse," "The Lego Movie") Phil Lord '97 & Chris Miller '97 share tales from the Hollywood trenches with Dartmouth student filmmakers.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

Coast Jazz Orchestra Album Release Party

Coast Jazz Orchestra Album Release Party

Wed, Sep 23, 8 pm
Join members of the Coast and its director Taylor Ho Bynum to watch and live-chat about their journey recording an album.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

In The Spirit

In the Spirit: Celebrating Queer and Two-Spirit Performing Arts in Native America

In the Spirit Artist Roundtable
Wed, Sep 30, 8 pm

A dynamic kick-off to our "In the Spirit" series.
Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

Landa Lakes: The Wisdom of Long Nails
Thur, Nov 12, 8 pm

An evening of traditional and contemporary Native American storytelling.

Snowflake Calvert: Seeds & Sequins
Thur, Jan 21, 8pm
A personal exploration of Indigenous, Black and Queer identities with artist Europa Grace.

Gospel Choir Live Highlight Show

Gospel Choir Live Highlight Show

Wed, Oct 7, 8 pm
Join Dartmouth College's Gospel Choir, Popular Music Ensembles and guest artists as they virtually celebrate the life of R&B and soul legend Bill Withers and use his music to spread sentiments of hope, solidarity and inspiration through a new virtual performance and video tributes.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >

Chris Thile

Chris Thile with special guest Aoife O'Donovan

Wed, Oct 21, 8 pm
MacArthur Fellow and virtuosic mandolinist, composer and vocalist Chris Thile performs and welcomes guest singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan. Known for his work in the Grammy-winning bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, Thile transcends the borders of conventional genres to create a distinct new music aesthetic.

Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill with Gloria Chein, piano

Sat, Nov 21, 8 pm
Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, joins forces with award-winning pianist Gloria Chien. They perform
shimmering selections of Brahms and Weber with a contemporary spin.
Co-presented with Da Camera

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce...Pandemic!

Sat, Dec 12, 7pm
Bringing you the latest incarnation of Holiday Sauce - a virtual extravaganza to suit the moment.
A Hop co-commission.

Idol Semi-Finals

Dartmouth Idol Semi-Finals

Episode 1: The Journey Begins
Sat, Jan 9, 8 pm
Watch some of the virtual Dartmouth Idol auditions, with Walt Cunningham and contestants past and present commenting.

Missed the show? Watch it here>

Catalyst Quartet

Catalyst Quartet: Uncovered

Thu, Jan 14, 8pm
Top laureates and alumni of the acclaimed Sphinx Competition share excerpts from their “Uncovered” program. Performing compositions from artists such as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and George Walker, they honor the forgotten roots of classical music.

Member Event: Exploring Classical Roots
Thu, Jan 14, 7:00pm

Discover the forgotten history of classical music with Catalyst Quartet. Open to Members at the Fan level and above.

Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Who We Are with DBR: Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Tue, Jan 26, 8pm
Join artist-activists for their insights on this critical moment of pandemic and protest along with original collaborative performances.

Felicia Day

Winter Carnival Panel Discussion: Felicia Day

Sat, Feb 13, 7:30pm
Join us as actor, author, producer and gamer Felicia Day, along with other panelists, discuss their experiences of marginalized identities in the gaming and virtual world.

Nick Kroll

A Virtual Conversation with Nick Kroll

Fri, Feb 19, 8pm
A virtual live conversation with the wildly inventive comedian, actor, writer and producer. Hosted by powerhouse podcaster Latif Nasser.

Compagnia de' Colombari

Compagnia de' Colombari: More Or Less I Am

Tue, Feb 23, 8pm
Tue, Mar 2, 8pm
Tue, Mar 9, 8pm

An awakening of the American consciousness.

Police Violence Symposium

Virtual Police Violence Symposium

Apr 5 - 11
 This multifaceted event, convened by a campus-wide Dartmouth collective, explores this complex, difficult and urgent issue through a series of discussions, art exhibits and films.

The Radical Joy Project

Dartmouth Department of Theater: The Radical Joy Project

Thur, Apr 8, 8pm
Fri, Apr 9, 8pm

A theatrical project confronting our past, breathing into our present moment and envisioning our future.

Hop to Broadway: Dianne McIntyre

Hop to Broadway: Dianne McIntyre

Fri, Apr 16, 8pm
Wisdom from a legend in Broadway, television and film.

DeLesslin George-Warren

In the Spirit: DeLesslin George-Warren

Thur, Apr 22, 8 pm
We must heal the circle. 

Coastin' Creative Music Conversations

Coastin' Creative Music Conversations: William Parker & Cisco Bradley

Tues, May 4, 8 pm
Join Taylor Ho Bynum and Hop Ensemble Fellow Noah Campbell '21 for a discussion with bassist William Parker and historian Cisco Bradley.

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Friends

This event has been postponed.
Four-time Grammy Award-winner and violin phenomenon Anne-Sophie Mutter joins us for an unforgettable experience. Known for “her trademark rich tone and flamboyant expressiveness” (The New York Times), Mutter has shaped the field of classical music for over 40 years. 

Kayhan Kalhor

Kayhan Kalhor: Lost in the Desert Sky

May 12 - 14, 8pm
Tune in for a stream of Kayhan Kalhor and his ensemble live from Kashan, Iran in memory of renowned Iranian vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah: A Dartmouth Fireside Chat

Tue, Sep 22, 9 pm
Over 1800 folks tuned in live to our fireside chat with Trevor Noah to hear The Daily Show host answer questions from Dartmouth students on how we can rise to the challenges of the moment. 

Live Chat with Jake Tapper '91

#SmallScreenFun - Live Chat with Jake Tapper '91

Thu, Sep 24, 8 pm
Meet the award-winning CNN anchor, journalist and author and learn about the adaptation of his 2012 bestseller The Outpost to the big screen.

Missed the live stream? Watch on YouTube >



Thu, Oct 1, 8 pm 
Sewn from stories of young refugees, this theater piece fuses dance,  film, map-making and projections to explore the tragedy and wonder of young lives in motion.

Arts Education On Demand
Register for FREE, on demand access to a video of the production along with an educational study guide and lesson plans corresponding with curriculum standards. Available for the 20/21 Season.

Hopkins Center Ensembles

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra: A Bartók Watch Party

Wed, Oct 14, 8 pm 
Join conductor Filippo Ciabatti for the performance along with DSO musicians who provide deeper insight in the live chat.

Pre-show chat with Prof. Ted Levin
Wed, Oct 14, 7:15 pm

Noche De Los Muertos: Ozomatli

Ozomatli: Noche de los Muertos

Thu, Oct 29, 8 pm
Celebrate this Mexican tradition with Grammy-winning band Ozomatli.  The group’s blend of Latin, urban and hip-hop music styles promotes global unity and peace as well as the rights of youth, workers and Latinx people.

Aga Khan Masters

Aga Khan Master Musicians

Tue, Nov 10, 8 pm
This lively performance features esteemed global musicians, including award-winning pipa player Wu Man and doira player Abbos Kosimov. They play unique musical selections and share their creative and cultural heritage.
Co-sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and Aga Khan Museum.



Thu, Dec 3, 8 pm
Ring in the holidays with this Grammy-winning ensemble of  twelve male voices. Their tight musical adaptations offer fresh 
interpretations of classic Renaissance, jazz and gospel as well as venturesome new music.

SITI and Urban Bush Women

SITI and Urban Bush Women: Talking Into the Future

Tue, Jan 12, 8pm
Imagining the future of theatrical ensemble work with arts leaders.

MLK 2021 Celebration

MLK 2021 Celebration Keynote

With Dr. Shamell Bell
Mon, Jan 18, 7:30pm
A radical embodied dialogue to imagine shared liberation.


Convergence Symposium

Thu & Fri, Feb 11 & 12, 12:30pm
Convergence is a Hopkins Center initiative bridging arts and sciences to advance arts-integrative research and address urgent challenges including climate change and other global ills.

Coast Jazz Orchestra & DSO

Dartmouth Jazz & Symphony Orchestras: The Temp

Wed, Feb 17, 8pm
Two Dartmouth student ensembles collaborate to present a major new work that joins jazz and classical music — and Shakespeare. Watch on YouTube>

Pre-Show Talk
Wed, Feb 17, 7:30pm

With Taylor Ho Bynum, Filippo Ciabatti, and Matthea Harvey. Watch on YouTube>

Dance Heginbotham

Dance Heginbotham: 24 Caprices

Mon, Feb 22, 8 pm
A Hop Co-commission
Dartmouth Dance Ensemble Director John Heginbotham’s company teams up with violinist Colin Jacobsen. Inspired by Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, this original dance theater work reflects on our current times of challenge and renewal with intimate video vignettes.

Angel Bismark Curiel

A Virtual Conversation: Angel Bismark Curiel

Sat, Feb 27, 8:00pm
A virtual live conversation with "Pose" actor Angel Bismark Curiel. Moderated by writer Jordan McDonald '21.

Storme Webber

In the Spirit: Storme Webber

Tue, Apr 6, 8pm
The grace found. The mystery at the heart of the tale. The healing that the art gifted her by her Nana, made possible.

Coastin' Creative Music Conversations: Warren Smith

Tue, Apr 13, 8 pm
Join Taylor Ho Bynum and Hop Ensemble Fellow Noah Campbell '21 for a discussion with Warren Smith on music, improv and creative practice.

Dartmouth Wind Ensemble director Brian Messier conducting during a concert.

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Culley Concerto Competition

Wed, Apr 21, 8pm
Dartmouth students showcase their talents at this annual music competition.

Alisa Weilerstein

Weilerstein and Barnatan

Fri, Apr 23, 8 pm
Contemporary performance of both precision and passion with Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano.

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

In Development
A Hop Original Production
An opera, a participatory action, a community ritual. Rooted in seven poetic movements and the driving musicality of an inventive score, this bold, activist opera invites audiences to rise up against the theft of Black breath, to meditate on our shared humanity and to join in the agency of shared resistance. 
Co-commissioned with Stanford Live.

Tomeka Reid

Coastin' Creative Music Conversations: Tomeka Reid

Tue, May 18, 8 pm
Join Taylor Ho Bynum and Hop Ensemble Fellow Noah Campbell '21 with guest Tomeka Reid, as they discuss art, improvisation and creative practice.