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October 10, 2011 1:18 pm

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

On an October day that could have passed for August, Bates marked the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center with a family arts festival. And while the attractions included a marching band, popcorn, balloon animals and juggling, the festivity was much more than just another day at the circus. The headliners, avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra and the New Vaudeville act Two, managed both to honor the long traditions they represent and to show them in a new light.


September 29, 2010 10:31 am

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers Bartok, Crumb

Musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.


September 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Jazzman Avishai Cohen returns to Bates

Jazz composer, bassist and singer Avishai Cohen made a Bates debut in 2008 that concert hall manager Seth Warner calls “amazing.” Now he returns for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Tickets are $12 and $6, and are available at


September 23, 2010 3:43 pm

Ensemble 415 showcases Albinoni, Muffat, Albicastro and Bach

The award-winning Ensemble 415 performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.


September 23, 2010 3:03 pm

Musica Nuova offers a program of Baroque Italian music

Baroque ensemble Musica Nuova brings to Bates a program called It’s Complicated -– a name borrowed from Facebook — at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Focused on music by Italian composers from the early 1600s, this highly entertaining concert illustrates that love and its complexities haven’t changed so much over the years.


October 6, 2009 10:45 am

Two concerts explore classical composers

Back-to-back concerts at Bates College explore the music of two composers associated with the formative years of Viennese classical music, Franz Josef Haydn and Luigi Boccherini.