Angelique Kidjo

2021/22 Season

Live works bloom this spring

Music by global artists including Edgar Meyer, Angélique Kidjo and Amir Elsaffar awaken our senses and expand our imaginations. Bold works, including The Medium and THE DAY, beckon us to reflect on the current moment. Artistic powerhouses such as Roger Guenveur Smith and george emilio sanchez grace our stages and classrooms to share their creations and ideas.

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2021/22 Season

Ragamala Dance Company

Ragamala Dance Company "Fires of Varanasi"

Fri & Sat, Sep 17 & 18
By Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy.
A Hop co-commission and proscenium stage premiere.

Leave the day-to-day. Enter into the world of immortality. Ragamala Dance Company returns to the Hop as a culminating moment in their multi-year residency. 

Big Move Workshop
Wed, Sep 15

Moving through the mythology and symbolism in the dance of Shiva.

Anthony McGill and Anna Polonsky

Anthony McGill with Anna Polonsky

Thu, Oct 7
An evening of classical favorites from the enchanting duo.

Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet

Terence Blanchard "ABSENCE"

Wed, Oct 20
featuring the E-Collective &
Turtle Island Quartet

An icon of the New Orleans jazz scene, a composer of over 40 Hollywood film scores, and now the first African American to stage an opera at the Met, Terence Blanchard has rocked every part of the music world.

Joseph Keckler

An Informal Evening with Joseph Keckler

Thu, Oct 28
Joined by pianist Matthew Dean Marsh, the intensely original artist will present highlights from his body of work.

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Tue, Nov 2
Brian Messier, director

Passport! Travel the world on an exhilarating musical journey with this 45-member ensemble.

Dartmouth College Glee Club

Dartmouth College Glee Club

Sun, Nov 7
Filippo Ciabatti, interim director

The choral singers draw on their ever-expanding repertory for an uplifting performance.

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Sat, Nov 13
Filippo Ciabatti, director

David Kim joins the DSO for Bruch's emotional Violin Concerto No. 1. The evening opens with George Walker's moving Lyric for Strings and closes with Beethoven's inspirational masterpiece, Symphony no. 3 "Eroica."

Don't miss the pre-show talk with Ciabatti at the Top of the Hop.



Fri & Sat, Dec 3 & 4
Inventive dances that celebrate the beauty of nature, humanity and life itself.

Sat, Dec 4
Pre-Show Talk with Moses Pendleton ’71

Special performance for registered schools and homeschools Fri, Dec 3

Thu, Dec 2
Dance Workshop: Move with MOMIX
Move with a dance company known for its unique feats of physicality.

The Force of Things: an Opera for Objects

Ash Fure & Adam Fure

Thu & Fri, Jan 13 & 14
The Force of Things an Opera for Objects
A sonic installation that rumbles with the impact of climate change. Performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women "Legacy + Lineage + Liberation"

Fri & Sat, Jan 21 & 22
Featuring the premiere of Haint Blu (proscenium version), a dance-theater work reflecting on familial lines through memory and magic, co-commissioned by the Hop and developed during the company's fall residency at Dartmouth.

Wed, Jan 19
Movement Workshop

Rivka's Reading Rainbow!

Department of Theater: Winter Student Productions

Sat, Jan 29
Rivka's Reading Rainbow!
A passionate librarian desperately tries to save her precious "miscellaneous" department during an upcoming purge of the library's least borrowed books.

Fri, Feb 4
The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows

An adaptation of Measure for Measure and an exploration of teenage revolution in the face of petty authoritarianism.

The Crossing and Dublin Guitar Quartet

The Crossing with Dublin Guitar Quartet

This event has been postponed due to the recent rise of COVID-19 and challenges related to travel, staffing and the nature of the performance.

Perception, Meaning and Movement

Big Move Workshop: Perception, Meaning & Movement

Wed, Feb 2
with dance artist Faye Driscoll and cognitive scientist Viola Stoermer

Unpack your perceptual assumptions, explore ambiguity and feel out that third thing that exists between the self and the other.

Welcome to Indian Country

Welcome to Indian Country

Fri, Feb 11, 7:30 pm
Songs and stories of Native American life celebrate heritage, survival and resilience. Co-commissioned by the Hop.

Anaïs Mitchell and Bonny Light Horseman

Anaïs Mitchell and Bonny Light Horseman

Tue, Feb 15
The Vermont-born singer-songwriter gives traditional folk music a contemporary twist.

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Sat, Feb 19
Brian Messier, director

A program featuring a premiere by Quinn Mason, special selection prize winner of the 2020 Wind Ensemble Composition Competition.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Sally Pinkas

Wed, Feb 23
featuring Tamboreño, a Hop commission

The piano quintet delivers sublime contemporary Latin American music interlaced with 17th-century influences.

Angela Davis

Black Legacy Month Keynote: Dr. Angela Davis

Mon, Feb 28
A conversation about resistance, liberation and modern-day activism.

Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet

Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet

Fri, Mar 4
(im)migration: music of change

Winds and string quartet tell stories of African-American journeys in honor of the Great Migration.

Abenaki Artistry

HopStop: Show Abenaki Artistry

Sat, Mar 12 • Free
Hanover & Claremont

Experience Wabanaki storytelling and fiber arts with Roger and Vera Longtoe Sheehan.


SITI Company "The Medium"

SITI Company "The Medium"

Thu & Fri, Mar 31 & Apr 1
Originally created in 1993, this compelling piece is perhaps more resonant now than ever. The Medium is based on the writings and theories of media prophet Marshall McLuhan, who died in 1980, and who questioned the positive impact that emerging technologies would have on our lives.

Viewpoints Workshop with SITI Company
Mon, Mar 28

Experience SITI Company's signature technique to develop flexibility and strength in movement for individuals and ensembles.

The Day


Fri & Sat, Apr 8 & 9
Maya Beiser + Wendy Whelan + Lucinda Childs + David Lang

A collaboration among legends, this bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance.

Small Island Big Song

Small Island Big Song

Sat, Apr 16
Featuring eight indigenous musicians, this multimedia project is a journey across the breadth and into the soul of island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

george emilio sanchez

george emilio sanchez "In the Court of the Conqueror"

Thu & Fri, Apr 21 & 22
During his residency at Dartmouth, sanchez will perform In the Court of the Conqueror, the second installment of his series, Performing the Constitution. The performance takes a hard look at the 200 year-old history of US Supreme Court rulings that have diminished the Tribal Sovereignty of Native Nations in Indian Country.

Culley Competition

Culley Concerto Competition

Sat, Apr 23
Dartmouth students showcase their talents at this annual music competition.

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

Fri, Apr 29
Kidjo comes to the Hop for a show featuring the high-octane numbers that have cemented her place on the international scene. She will perform highlights from Remain in Light and Celia mixed as well as selections from her recently released Mother Nature album. 

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist

The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist: Community and Healing Rituals Workshop

May 6–8
Led by community organizer, performer and professor Dr. Shamell Bell, this three-day intensive workshop seeks to engage the community in healing practices and modalities that will add to the ritual offerings associated with The Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist, a multidisciplinary project opening in September 2022.

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

May 14
Passionate and sweet, Tchaikovsky's last symphony "Pathétique" is his most open-hearted work.

ChamberWorks with Greg Hayes, piano and special guests


Sun, May 15
Greg Hayes, piano with Sarah Briggs, violin and Wayne Smith, cello
The trio bring to life vibrant, iconic arrangements by Piazzolla, Schumann and Fauré.

Handel Society of Dartmouth College

Handel Society and Glee Club

Sun, May 22
Led by the Director Filippo Ciabatti, the ensemble performs Haydn's Creation, an oratorio which narrates the origin of the world with choreography by Dance Ensemble Director John Heginbotham and choreographer in residence Rebecca Stenn.

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Fri & Sat, May 27 & 28
As spring breathes new life into the world, so does this performance from the dedicated dancers of the ensemble of works developed throughout the year.

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Sat, May 28
Brian Messier, director

A celebration of Mexican art and culture featuring three exciting premieres including Cumbia Moderna by Rodrigo Martinez, Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Wind Ensemble Composition Competition.

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble "POP UP"

Sat & Sun, Oct 2 & 3
Playful, imaginative and inspirational, POP UP is inspired by the personal stories, memories and anecdotes of a community.

The Black Underground Theater and Arts Association: Poetic Healing Showcase

Department of Theater: Fall Student Productions

Sat, Oct 9
Black Underground Theater & Arts Association
Poetic Healing Showcase

Come for the poems, stay for the vibes.

Fri & Sat, Oct 15 & 16
The First-Year Project

First-year students arrive on the Dartmouth stage in a showcase performance.

Fri–Sun, Oct 29–31
Fall Play Reading Series

Three nights, three extraordinary plays.

Sally Pinkas

Sally Pinkas from Brahms to Beaudoin

Wed, Oct 27
An enthralling musical journey spanning centuries and continents from our resident pianist.

Coast Jazz Orchestra

Mali Obomsawin Sextet + The Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

Sat, Oct 30
Taylor Ho Bynum, director

A night of creative music with the Dartmouth alum and her newly formed band, in a double bill with the orchestra.

Juilliard String Quartet

Juilliard String Quartet

Fri, Nov 5
Classical sounds and styles playfully foil one another in this imaginative performance from the quintessential American string quartet.



Tue, Nov 9
Musical twists and turns from one of Latin music's most intriguing emerging artists.

Handel Society of Dartmouth College

Handel Society of Dartmouth College

Tue, Nov 16
Filippo Ciabatti, interim director

The 100-member choral society delights us with a program, marking the beginning of a year-long collaboration with the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble.

Paper Snowflakes

HopStop: Make A Snowflake

Sat, Dec 11
Join the Claflin Jewelry Studio for a pop-up workshop to make paper snowflakes.

Brentano String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet with Dawn Upshaw

Dido Reimagined
This event has been postponed due to the recent rise of COVID-19 and challenges related to travel, staffing and the nature of the performance.

Tall Tales with Simon Brooks

HopStop: Unexpected Tales with Simon Brooks

Sat, Jan 29
Captivating stories from our favorite "English fella and storyteller."

ChamberWorks: Taylor Ho Bynum and Filippo Ciabatti

ChamberWorks with Taylor Ho Bynum and Filippo Ciabatti

This event has been postponed due to the recent rise of COVID-19 and challenges related to travel, staffing and the nature of the performance.

Headshots of Michael Hurwitz, Diego Romero, Marilyn da Silva

Montgomery Fellow Lectures: A Celebration of Making

Wed, Feb 2
Michael Hurwitz

Join us as this year's woodworking resident artist shares his expertise of over 40 years in making studio furniture.

Wed, Feb 16
Diego Romero

Ancient forms of pottery and comic book imagery come together to tackle contemporary issues in this Cochiti Pueblo potter's work.

Wed, Feb 23
Marilyn da Silva

The metalsmith and sculptor tells stories through imagery and representational elements.

Free, advance registration suggested. Tickets also available onsite.

Coast Jazz Orchestra

The Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

Sat, Feb 5, 7:30 pm
Taylor Ho Bynum, director

A sensational performance from the student ensemble led by Director Taylor Ho Bynum and joined by three of the leading figures in NYC's creative Brazilian community. 

Dartmouth College Gospel Choir

Dartmouth College Gospel Choir

Due to COVID-related challenges, we have needed to postpone the Winter Gospel Choir performance scheduled for Sunday, February 13, in favor of a larger Gospel Choir / Dartmouth Idol celebration performance on May 19.

Dartmouth Department of Theater: RENT

Department of Theater: Rent

Feb 18–27
The groundbreaking and iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation—and taught us all to measure our life in love.

Feb 25
Pre-Show Panel Discussion
 with Jim Nicola, original producer for “Rent” world premiere

Dartmouth College Glee Club Fall 2019 at the Hop

Dartmouth College Glee Club

Sun, Feb 20
Filippo Ciabatti, director

The choral singers draw on their ever-expanding repertory for an uplifting performance.

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Sat, Feb 26
Filippo Ciabatti, director

The shortest and most intimate of all Mahler's symphonies, the Fourth Symphony embodies his search for the sublime through nature and innocence.

Join us for a pre-show talk with Filippo Ciabatti

Dartmouth Idol Semi Finals

Dartmouth Idol Celebration

Thu, Mar 3
Walt Cunningham, artistic director

Expect sparkles and shimmer as the show celebrates its crystal anniversary with a walk down memory lane.

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Sun, Mar 6

Led by director John Heginbotham and choreographer in residence Rebecca Stenn, the cast of students, faculty and community members share choreography featuring a new work.

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble

Tue, Mar 29
The inimitable double bassist teams up with the leading string ensemble for a mix of classical and bluegrass flavors.

Student Showcase

New Music Festival 2022

Mon, Apr 4
Tuning Meditation by Pauline Oliveros

Come sing with us! Led by Professor Richard Beaudoin, community members will sing the extraordinary and influential piece. All are welcome—no experience necessary!

Mon, Apr 4
Garden Ghosts and the Bees

From the sounds of Black life to video game musicals and experimental Yiddish dance music, experience a broad and eclectic range of new music from the Dartmouth Digital Musics students.

Tue, Apr 5
William Parker Trio

Cosmic multi-hued blues, perfect for space and time travel from the electric guitar trio, led by the champion of improvised music.

The 1619 Project: Nikole Hannah-Jones

An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Fri, Apr 15
The 1619 Project today: an evening with creator and author Nikole Hannah-Jones, joined by Dartmouth artists and faculty.

Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith "OTTO FRANK"

Tue & Wed, Apr 19 & 20
Roger Guenveur Smith returns to the Hop as a Resident Artist this season with his solo performance of OTTO FRANK—the latest work by the Obie-winning actor, writer and director. The father of diarist Anne Frank inspires an intimate meditation on our present moment through a rigorous examination of the not-so-distant past.

Amir ElSaffar and the Rivers of Sound Orchestra

Amir ElSaffar and the Rivers of Sound Orchestra

Tue, Apr 26
Enter a state of transcendent musical ecstasy where pitches, rhythms and cultural boundaries become fluid. Featuring Emergence: a Hop co-commission. Middle Eastern, Indian and Western instruments come together, moving beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication.

Osvaldo Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov "Falling Out of Time"

Wed, May 4
A literary-turned-musical meditation on grieving and loss. The Argentinian composer reprised his place as one of the classical world's leading figures with this new chamber opera written for 13 musicians including three vocalists.

Ethically Ambiguous

Department of Theater: Spring Student Productions

May 13–15
Lizzie: The Musical

In the late summer of 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.

May 27–28
Ethically Ambiguous

The story of a young girl's newfound obsession with sex—and how she's convinced she's going to hell for it. An original one-woman honors thesis about desire and shame as a woman of color.

Coast Jazz Orchestra

The Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

Sat, May 7
Taylor Ho Bynum, director

For their spring concert, the ensemble invites graduating Coast seniors from the classes of '20 and '21 for an evening of mesmerizing sounds.

Dartmouth Idol Finals

A Celebration with Dartmouth Idol & Gospel Choir

Thu, May 19
Walt Cunningham, artistic director

It's a double dose of music magic as Dartmouth Idol and Gospel Choir join forces for a spring celebration.

Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III: Toward Social Justice

May 23
This year, on the 60th anniversary of this speech, Dartmouth welcomes Dr. King's son, Martin Luther King III, to honor his father's life and legacy, and to celebrate members of the Dartmouth community who show continued commitment to social justice causes. The keynote speech will be followed by the presentation of the Dartmouth 2022 Social Justice Awards. 

Music Mexico Symposium

Music Mexico Symposium

May 26 & 27
An interdisciplinary two-day event on the repertoire of the Americas and Mexican arts at Dartmouth.

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