(June, 30, 2017) The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College today revealed its 2017-2018 series of Visiting Performing Artists—an exciting, diverse line-up of internationally known artists whose work celebrates cultural migration, the Global South and the power of song, among other qualities. All events are now on the Hop website.
Artists cover all realms of music plus choice dance and theater companies; and include household names like Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Leslie Odom, Jr.; well established, widely acclaimed ensembles like the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Pink Martini, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and the Emerson String Quartet; and artists destined to join those ranks, such as vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, Cuban singer Daymé Arocena, Chile’s Teatro Sur and classical pianist Inon Barnatan. Contemporary dance is especially rich this year, with returning Hop favorites Dada Masilo and Kyle Abraham and Cuba’s groundbreaking Malpaso Dance Company.
The season includes three works co-commissioned by the Hop and three commissioned solely by the Hop; six premieres; one US debut; and many more honors that point out what an unusually rich access to world-class and groundbreaking arts is enjoyed by Hop audiences.
Also part of the season are two mainstage productions by the Dartmouth Department of Theater; performances each term by the eight Hop Ensembles; film offerings that begin with the Hop’s own selection from the famed Telluride Film Festival; and great high-definition video broadcasts of opera, theater and visual art exhibitions.
Wrote the Hop’s Howard Gilman ’44 Director, Mary Lou Aleskie, in an introduction to the Season Brochure: “Artists create in the context of the world around them, and this season our program seeks to give us hope as we better understand the world we share. This is a season of resilience; of perseverance; and of insightful reflection on the past in order to see the way toward a brighter tomorrow.”
Two free Season Launch Parties—for Hop Members on Thursday, July 6, and the general public on Wednesday, July 12—are an opportunity to hobnob with other arts-minded Upper Valley residents and hear brief presentations about the season while enjoying beverages, gourmet snacks from the Canoe Club restaurant. The launch parties also lets you enter a raffle for free Hop tickets and find out about significant “Hop Subscriber” discounts for advance-ticket purchases. Members may purchase tickets starting Friday, July 7, while ticket sales for the general public begin Friday, July 28. Hop memberships start at $100 and can be purchased at any time through the Hop website, hop.dartmouth.edu.
Hop Subscriber savings begin when customers purchase tickets to six or more live Hop events and consist of:
- 10 percent off when the buyer purchases tickets to 6-15 live events at one time; and 20 percent off when the buyer purchases tickets to 16 or more live events (Premium Subscriber level);
- No $3 per-ticket processing fee on the tickets in the subscription order or any subsequent orders throughout the regular season (September-May), excluding high-definition broadcasts;
- No fee for exchanging tickets for another event in the current season (some restrictions apply).
- Free parking at the Hanover Parking Garage across from the Hop’s Lebanon Street entrance