Calendar of Events

Check out the dynamic arts performances and events that Holy Cross has lined up.

Fall 2022 Arts Events

 

September 12, 2022 – June 30, 2023  Ongoing

Artist Justine Hill ‘08 standing in front of her painting The Travelers.

Cantor Window Commission
Justine Hill: The Travelers
A site-specific installation created by New York-based painter Justine Hill ‘0

Image courtesy of Justine Hill ‘08
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 

September 12 - October 23  | M – F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat & Sun noon – 5 p.m.

 Abstract landscape painting with greens, blues, black, orange, and pink with swaths flat of black and green shapes across the canvas

Afterimage: 2022 Visual Arts Faculty 

Afterimage features the work of Holy Cross Visual Arts Faculty, whose integrated practice as artists, teachers, and mentors connects them to the Liberal Arts curriculum.

The exhibition will include work by Michael Beatty, Rachelle Beaudoin, John Carney, Hilary Doyle, Colleen Fitzgerald, Matthew Gamber, Victor Pacheco, Cristi Rinklin, Susan Schmidt, and Leslie Schomp.

Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery
Image courtesy of Cristi Rinklin

 

September 13 | 7 p.m.
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel
Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series
Bálint Karosi, Cantor, Saint Peter’s Church, New York 

An all Bach program performed by a world renowned organist.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

September 14 | 5 – 7 p.m.

: A sculptural piece that is a shelf, with a stacked series of cubbies on the left and a dark grey 3D printed structure on the right.

Opening Celebration forAfterImage: 2022 Visual Arts Faculty 

Image courtesy of Michael Beatty
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 

 

September 20 | 8:00 pm

Through the Rear View
Jennifer Ashe, soprano
Brian Church, baritone
Matthew Jaskot, piano
Jonathan Hess, percussion

Brooks Concert Hall

Vocalists Jennifer Ashe (soprano) and Brian Church (baritone) join percussionist Jonathan Hess and composer/pianist Matthew Jaskot in presenting a concert of songs that reflect on time, memory, and the past, featuring excerpts from Close and Apart, a song cycle (based on Eric Gregory's memoir All My Tomorrows) that Jaskot is developing in collaboration with poet Susan Elizabeth Sweeney.

Sponsored by the Music Department and the English Department, Office of Sponsored Research

 

September 20 | 12:15 p.m.

A colorful abstracted landscape painting in blues, greens, pink, orange, purple with swaths of flat blue shapes across the canvas.

Faculty artist Cristi Rinklin in conversation with Mark Freeman, Psychology Department

Image courtesy of Cristi Rinklin
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 

 

September 21 | 12:15 p.m.

Faculty artists Matthew Gamber and Colleen Fitzgerald in conversation

Images courtesy of Colleen Fitzgerald and Matthew Gamber

Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 Image of plants separated into colorful layers of blue, yellow, and green
Image of plants separated into colorful layers of blue, yellow, and green. A second image of a pine branch in 3D with highlighted red and green color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 24 | 1 – 5 p.m.  

Prior Performing Arts Center 

Community Day

An outside view of the distinctive copper and white wings of the Prior Performing Arts Center that will house the Cantor Art Gallery and the Blackbox Theatre

 

This event will give our Holy Cross and the greater Worcester communities the opportunity to see our brand-new Performing Arts Center.  There will be food, performances, and lots of opportunities to explore the PAC. 

Produced by Arts Transcending Borders with the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art GalleryCreative Writing Program - Department of Music - Department of Theatre & Dance - Department of Visual Arts

 

September 27 | 4 p.m.

Faculty artists Victor Pacheco and Leslie Schomp in conversation

Images courtesy of Victor Pacheco and Leslie Schomp
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

A bronze abstract sculpture of organic shapes. A series of small antique frames with drawings and portraits made with human hair.
A series of small antique frames with drawings and portraits made with human hair.

 


 

 

 

 

September 29 | 12:15 p.m.

An abstract organic sculpture constructed of wood with various compartments, a section of gray 3D printed patterns at the top, sitting on a black stand.

 

Faculty artist Michael Beatty in conversation with Amy Finstein, Visual Arts Department

Image courtesy of Michael Beatty
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 

 

Sept 29 | 7:30 p.m.

Seelos Theater
Reading by Nicole Walker
Free and open to the public

nicole walker woman sitting in front of a book case holding an open book smiling at the camera

Come enjoy a literary event with noted author, NICOLE WALKER who will read and talk about her work followed by a question and answer session. Walker is the author of eight books, most recently Processed Meats: Essays on Food, Flesh and Navigating Disaster (2021) Sustainability: A Love Story (2018) and the collaborative collection The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet. (2019) She is the co-president of NonfictioNOW and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award and a noted author in Best American Essays. Her work has been most recently published in the New York Times, Longreads, The Georgia Review and The Southern Review, among other places. She teaches at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ and serves as the Crux Series Editor for University of Georgia Press. On August 18th, Walker’s Opinion Essay was published in the Sunday Edition of The New York Times.

Image courtesy of Nicole Walker
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program

 

October 4 | 12:15 p.m.

box made to look like an ironing board

Faculty artists John Carney and Hilary Doyle in conversation

Images courtesy of John Carney and Hilary Doyle
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 

 

 

October 18 | 4 p.m.

woman standing in a white room holding laundry

The Load, a performance and talk by faculty artist Rachelle Beaudoin

Image courtesy of Rachelle Beaudoin
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 

 

October 18 | 7 p.m. 
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel
Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series
Ezequiel Menendez, College of the Holy Cross

ezequiel menendez professor music

Holy Cross’ organ professor performs works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Buxtehude.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

 

 

October 19 | 4 p.m.

Artists’ collaborative book in a fold-out square shape, with text and images relating to the poem At the Edge of the Ocean by poet Susan Roney-O’Brien.

Artists & Poets, Collaborative Books: faculty artist Susan Schmidt in conversation with Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, English Department, with a reading by poet Susan Roney-O’Brien

Image courtesy of Susan Schmidt
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery


 

October 20 | 7:30 pm
Rehm Library
Reading by Rachel Mennies Goodman
Free and open to the public

rachel mennies goodman

Come enjoy a literary event with noted author, Rachel Mennies Goodman who is the author of The Naomi Letters (BOA Editions, 2021) and The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards (Texas Tech University Press, 2014), winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. Her poems and essays have been published at The Believer, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry Foundation, and elsewhere. She serves as the book reviews editor for AGNI and the series editor, since 2016, of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry at Texas Tech University Press. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mennies currently lives in Chicago, where she works as a writer, editor, and adjunct professor.

Photo credit Rachel Mennies
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program

 

Thursday, October 20 | 8:00 pm

mike monaghan professor music department

Mike Monaghan & Friends
Prior Center for Performing Arts

Sponsored by the  Department of Music

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 22 | 2:00 pm
Senior Recital

Rose Grosskopf, soprano
Brooks Concert Hall

Sponsored by the  Department of Music

 

October 26 | 4:30 p.m.

Artist Justine Hill ‘08, Professor Michael Beatty, and preparator Tim Johnson view the installation of Hill’s work The Travelers.

Location: Media Lab in the Prior Performing Arts Center.
Artist’s Talk by Justine Hill

Image courtesy of Justine Hill ‘08
Sponsored by the 
Cantor Art Gallery

 

 

October 27  7:30 pm
Rehm Library

Reading by NANA KWAME ADJEI- BRENYAH
Free and open to the public

Nana-Kwame-Adjei-Brenyah

Come enjoy a literary event with noted author NANA KWAME ADJEI- BRENYAH who is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black (Mariner Books, 2018). He was selected by Colson Whitehead as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honorees, the winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Literary Hub, the Paris Review, Guernica, and Longreads. He is currently working on his debut novel Chain-Gang All-Stars (forthcoming 2023).

Photo credit Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah 
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program

 

Friday, October 28 │ 8:00 pm
Family Weekend Concert
Autumn Landscapes
Holy Cross College Choir
Prior Center for Performing Arts

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

November 1 | 7 p.m. 
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel
Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series
Johann Vexo, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

Johann Vexo, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

Monsieur Vexo performs French masterworks. At 8 p.m. All Saints Liturgy with Maestro Vexo’s improvisations.

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

 

 

 

 

November 3-5 and 10-12 │ 7:30 p.m.; November 6 and 13 │ 2 p.m.

A lone woman dressed in white sits on a rocky coast, arms resting on her thighs, looking out to sea.

Prior Performing Arts Center, Buroughs Theatre
“Iphigenia”by Euripides
Translated and adapted by Mary Ebbott 
Original music by Ulysses Loken
Directed by Edward Isser

Tickets for Iphigenia  go on sale October 1
General Public $15 / HC Community $10
Get tickets here

“Iphigenia” combines two plays by Euripides, “Iphigenia at Aulis”and “Iphigenia Among the Taurians,”with material from Homer’s “Iliad”to tell the story of King Agamemnon’s eldest daughter.  Iphigenia is a young girl who sacrifices herself for a hollow and meaningless endeavor, the Trojan War, and becomes an embittered, murderous avenger who is miraculously redeemed by her love for her brother.  This inaugural production at the Prior Performing Arts Center, translated by Professor Mary Ebbott of Holy Cross’s Department of Classics, transposes the action to the latter half of the twentieth century and explores how the idealism of the young is exploited in pursuit of the cynical ends of their elders.

Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance

 

November 7 - December 17
Closed Nov 11 Veterans Day and Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving Break

M – F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat & Sun noon – 5 p.m.
Cantor Art Gallery

 Artist Simphiwe Ndzube working on a painting in the studio.

Selections from the Collection of Brad and Gabrielle Schuller (‘03 + ‘02)

A collection of contemporary works by emerging west coast artists, including: Simphiwe Ndzube, Tala Madani, Brandon Landers, and Razvan Boar.

Image courtesy of Simphiwe Ndzube.
Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery

 

 

November 8 | 5 p.m.
Rehm Library
Cantor Art Gallery opening at 6 p.m.

Close up view of two men facing and leaning towards each other, one wearing a mask, the other white sunglasses

Building a Collection of Contemporary ArtA conversation with collectors Brad and Gabrielle Schuller

Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery
Image courtesy of artist Brandon Landers

 

 

November 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Rehm Library
Literary Panel "Writing Globally"
with RODRIGO FUENTES,  MEGAN MCDOWELL , JEE LEONG KOH 
Free and open to the public

Come enjoy a literary event moderated by Jenks Chair Xu Xi. In this panel, titled "Writing Globally" three noted authors will read and discuss their work.

RODRIGO FUENTES  won the Carátula Central American Short Story Prize (2014) and the Juegos Florales of Quetzaltenango Short Story Prize (2008). His story collection Trout Belly Up was shortlisted for the 2018 Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez  prize for short-story writers in Latin America. He recently published a new nonfiction novel Mapa de otros mundos. He is co-founder and editor of the magazine Suelta and of the digital publishing house and literary journal Traviesa, and is on the Spanish and LALCS faculty at Holy Cross. 

MEGAN MCDOWELL has translated many of the most important Latin American writers working today, including Samanta Schweblin, Alejandro Zambra, Mariana Enriquez, and Lina Meruane. Her translations have won the English PEN award and the Premio Valle-Inclán, and been nominated four times for the International Booker Prize. Her short story translations have been featured in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeney’s, and Granta, among others. In 2020 she won an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is from Richmond, KY and lives in Santiago, Chile. 

JEE LEONG KOH is a novelist, poet, publisher, and the founder/organizer of Singapore Unbound. He is Editor-In-Chief of Gaudy Boy, a press associated with Singapore Unbound. His most recent book is the novel Snow at 5 pm: Translations of an Insignificant Japanese Poet, a finalist for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize in fiction, and his five poetry collections includes Steep Tea, a finalist for the Lambda literary awards that was named a best book of the year by the Financial Times, and The Pillow Book.  He was raised in Singapore and currently lives in New York.
Co-sponsored by the W. H. Jenks Chair of Contemporary Letters, Asian Studies, Spanish & LALCS (Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies.) 

 

Wednesday - Nov. 16 | 8:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Orchestra Concert
Luth Concert Hall
Prior Center for Performing Arts
Open to the Public

The Holy Cross Orchestra will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation at Holy Cross with an unforgettable concert. This program will feature works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and Florence Price, the first African American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra, among others. The event will also feature pianist and Holy Cross faculty member Professor Matthew Jaskot.

 Live-Stream available at: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

November 16 l 12:15 p.m.

Headshot of woman with brown hair smiling and looking directly at the viewer

Figuration in 21st-Century Art
Gallery talk with Melissa Trafton, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Sponsored by the
 Cantor Art Gallery
Image courtesy of Melissa Trafton

 

 

 

November 17 l 4 p.m.

Headshot of woman with blond hair smiling and looking directly at the viewer

Exercises for the Quiet Eye: Reflecting on the work in See You Through It
Gallery program with Annie Storr, Visiting Lecturer, Visual Arts

Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery
Image courtesy of Annie Storr

 

 

Thursday, November 17 │8:00 pm
Holy Cross Chamber Singers

Winters Night
Prior Center for Performing Arts

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

Tuesday, November 29 8:00 pm
Holy Cross Jazz Concert
Brooks Concert Hall

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

November 30 | 4:00 p.m.

 Artist Simphiwe Ndzube working on a painting in the studio.

Virtual studio visit and conversation with artist Simphiwe Ndzube
Registerhttps://holycross.zoom.us/j/95852322636

Sponsored by the Cantor Art Gallery
Image courtesy of Simphiwe Ndzube

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 308:00 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Brooks Concert Hall

Sponsored by the Department of Music

 

December 1-3 │ 7:30 p.m.; December 3-4 │ 2 p.m.

A snowy scene by a pond, white pathway lightly dusted with snow, a black heart shape where footsteps have stamped the path free of snow.  Black footsteps lead to and from the heart.

The Pit – O’Kane 37 
Almost, Maine”by John Cariani
Directed by Patrick O’Konis

Tickets: No admission charge; reservations at (508) 793-3536

John Cariani’s magic-realist romantic comedy is set on a clear midwinter evening in the fictionalized town of Almost, Maine, where you never know exactly when love and the northern lights will make their mystical appearance.  The play is a series of vignettes in which both locals and visitors find, lose and rediscover love.  An Alternate College Theatre production.

Sponsored by Alternate College Theatre

 

Sunday, December 4 3:00 pm
Holy Cross Wind Ensemble
Prior Center for Performing Arts

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Tuesday, December 6 6:00 pm
End of Semester Student Recitals
Brooks Concert Hall

Sponsored by the  Department of Music

Thursday, December 8  8:00 pm
Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
Holy Cross College Choir & Orchestra
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Sponsored by the Department of Music

December 10 │ 7:30 p.m.

Stylized flower in gold and black.

Prior Performing Arts Center, Luth Concert Hall
Gamelan Gita Sari Concert

I Nyoman Catra’s gamelan and Balinese performing arts students collaborate on a concert at the end of each semester that mixes traditional and new pieces and features the contributions of special guests.

Sponsored by Department of Theatre and Dance and the  Department of Music