Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet

2021/22 Season

This season will unfold with premieres of stirring dance theater works, Hop commissions of new music, expressions from across cultures, and immersive performances created for (and by) our community. Visionary artists will make the Hop their home as they develop new work and share their process. Collaborations will cross disciplines. And our adventurous community will gather again. 

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2021/22 Season

At the Telluride Film Festival

Telluride at Dartmouth

Fri, Sep 17 - Thu, Sep 23
Six films straight from the acclaimed Colorado film festival come for special advance screenings at the Hopkins Center. 

Black Widow

Hop Film Now

This fall you'll be transported to various lands and relive the magic of watching great films—together—on the silver screen. 

Anthony McGill and Anna Polonsky

Anthony McGill with Anna Polonsky

Thu, Oct 7, 7:30pm
An evening of classical favorites from the enchanting duo.

Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet

Terence Blanchard "ABSENCE"

Wed, Oct 20, 7:30 pm
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, 7:30 pm
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, 7:30 pm
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, 2 pm
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, 7:30 pm
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.

Viva MOMIX

Viva MOMIX

Fri, Dec 3, 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 4, 2 & 7:30 pm

Inventive dances that celebrate the beauty of nature, humanity and life itself.

Special performance for registered schools and homeschools Fri, Dec 3 at 10 am

Brentano String Quartet

Brentano String Quartet with Dawn Upshaw

Wed, Jan 19, 7:30 pm
Dido Reimagined

A rethinking of Purcell's beloved opera, including the premiere of a new piece that takes us into the inner psyche of the proud Queen of Carthage. Co-commissioned by the Hop.

The Crossing and Dublin Guitar Quartet

The Crossing with Dublin Guitar Quartet

Tue, Feb 1, 7:30 pm
America's "most astonishing choir" and the Irish quartet "with a difference" team up for a colorful, energetic performance.

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.

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Sat, Feb 19, 7:30 pm
Brian Messier, director

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

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Sat, Feb 26, 7:30 pm
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.

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

Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet

Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet

Fri, Mar 4, 7:30 pm
(im)migration: music of change

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

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Tue, Mar 29, 7:30 pm
The inimitable double bassist teams up with the leading string ensemble for a mix of classical and bluegrass flavors.

The Day

THE DAY

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Fri & Sat, Apr 8 & 9, 7:30 pm
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. 

Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith "OTTO FRANK"

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Tue & Wed, Apr 19 & 20, 7:30 pm
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

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Tue, Apr 26, 7:30 pm
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"

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Wed, May 4, 7:30 pm
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.

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Sat, May 14, 7:30 pm
Filippo Ciabatti, director

Driven by his mental anguish and frustration, Tchaikovsky's last symphony Pathetique is a cry for help, both desperate and sweet.

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

Handel Society of Dartmouth College

Handel Society of Dartmouth College

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Sun, May 22, 1 pm
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 College Wind Ensemble

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Sat, May 28, 7:30 pm
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.

Ragamala Dance Company

Ragamala Dance Company "Fires of Varanasi"

Fri, Sep 17, 7:30 pm
Sat, Sep 18, 2 & 7:30 pm

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, 5:30 pm

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

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble "POP UP"

Sat & Sun, Oct 2 & 3, 1 & 5 pm
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

Sat, Oct 9, 8 pm
Black Underground Theater & Arts Association
Poetic Healing Showcase

Come for the poems, stay for the vibes.

Fri & Sat, Oct 15 & 16, 8 pm
The First-Year Project

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

Fri–Sun, Oct 29–31, 8 pm
Fall Play Reading Series

Three nights, three extraordinary plays.

Sally Pinkas

Sally Pinkas from Brahms to Beaudoin

Wed, Oct 27, 7:30 pm
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, 7:30 pm
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.

Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer with members of Kremerata Baltica

Fri, Nov 5, 7:30 pm
The violin virtuoso takes to the stage alongside four of his chamber orchestra's soloists to shine new light on iconic works.

Nella

Nella

Tue, Nov 9, 7:30 pm
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, 7:30 pm
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.

The Force of Things: an Opera for Objects

Ash Fure & Adam Fure "The Force of Things"

Thu & Fri, Jan 13 & 14, 2 & 7:30 pm
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, 7:30 pm
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.

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, joined by a guest artist on the percussion. 

Anaïs Mitchell and Bonny Light Horseman

Anaïs Mitchell and Bonny Light Horseman

Tue, Feb 15, 7:30 pm
The Vermont-born singer-songwriter gives traditional folk music a contemporary twist.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Sally Pinkas

Wed, Feb 23, 7:30 pm
featuring Tamboreño, a Hop commission

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

Dartmouth Idol Semi Finals

Dartmouth Idol Semi-Finals

Thu, Mar 3, 7:30 pm
Walt Cunningham, artistic director

Join Walt and the contestants as they croon their way to the finals in an evening of upbeat performances.

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Sun, Mar 6, 12 & 1 pm
Works-in-Progress

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.

SITI Company "The Medium"

SITI Company "The Medium"

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Thu & Fri, Mar 31 & Apr 1, 7:30 pm
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.

Small Island Big Song

Small Island Big Song

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Sat, Apr 16, 2 & 7:30 pm
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.

Special performance for registered schools and homeschools on Fri, Apr 15 at 10 am

george emilio sanchez

george emilio sanchez "In the Court of the Conqueror"

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Thu & Fri, Apr 21 & 22, 7:30 pm
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.

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Fri, Apr 29, 7:30 pm
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. 

Coast Jazz Orchestra

The Coast Jazz Orchestra at Dartmouth

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Sat, May 7, 7:30 pm
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

Dartmouth Idol Finals

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Thu, May 19, 7:30 pm
Walt Cunningham, artistic director

Meet the next winner! Cue the fireworks—onstage and on screen!

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

ON SALE IN DECEMBER

Fri & Sat, May 27 & 28, 7:30 pm
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.

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