2017-18 Performing Arts Series Events

The 2017-2018 season celebrated artists who transformed powerful personal or historical stories into inspired performance, or built on the seminal work of their forbearers to create the masterpieces of today. 

Rinde EckertRinde Eckert—My Fools: A Life in Song

A theatrical alchemy of a lifetime of creations.

Fri-Sat | Oct 6-7, 2017 | 8 PM | Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall

Gospel CelebrationA Gospel Celebration Directed by Dr. J. Donald Dumpson

An all-star gospel celebration guaranteed to stir the soul.​

Sat | Dec 2, 2017 | 8 PM | McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

Ralph LemonRalph LemonCeremonies Out of the Air Lecture/Performance and The Geography Trilogy Screening

Connecting the land to our body to our history to our mind.

Fri-Sat | Feb 2-3, 2018 | 8 PM and 1 PM | Goodhart Hall

Okwui OkpokwasiliOkwui OkpokwasiliPoor People’s TV Room

Electrifying the voices of the forgotten and oppressed.

Fri-Sat | Feb 23-24, 2018 | 8 PM | Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall

Zora String QuartetZorá String Quartet

Fresh take on late Beethoven and early Mendelssohn.​

Sat | Mar 24, 2018 | 8 PM | Great Hall

About the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series

Since 1984 the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has presented great artists and performances to Philadelphia-area audiences, creating an environment in which the value of the arts is recognized and celebrated. Providing talks and workshops free to the public to develop arts awareness and literacy, the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has partnered in recent seasons with such organizations as the Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania Ballet, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, and FringeArts. The Series has presented performances by such diverse luminaries as Trisha Brown Dance Company, Meredith Monk, John Waters, Jennifer Koh, the Khmer Arts Ensemble of Cambodia, and Urban Bush Women.

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The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  

The presentation of Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People's TV Room was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.