Calendar 2011 May Campus Events

Purchase College, State University of New York is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY  Web site:

Purchase Repertory Theatre
Mother Courage and Her Children
By Bertolt  Brecht, adapted by Ntozake Shange
Directed by (TBA)
Performing Arts Center
May 1 at 2 PM
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251-6200 or

This version of Brecht’s great play transfers the action from medieval Europe to the American Civil War.  A black woman tries to profit from selling goods to both sides and protect her adult children from their own heroic impulses. Commissioned by the Public Theatre, this adaptation was created by the author of For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

Purchase Dance Corps Spring Concert  2011
Features works by the legendary Twyla Tharp and the Conservatory’s own Nelly van Bommel
Performing Arts Center
May 1, 6, 7, 8
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM
Tickets: $20. Seniors and non-Purchase students $18
Box Office 914-251-6200 or

Repertory for the Purchase Dance Corps Spring Concert features classical and contemporary dance by outstanding choreographers.  Highlights of the concert include works by the legendary Twyla Tharp and the Conservatory’s Nelly van Bommel, one of Dance Magazine’s 2010 “25 to Watch.”  The Purchase Dance Corps is the performing ensemble that presents concerts at Purchase College and has toured nationally and internationally.  The Conservatory of Dance is recognized as a preeminent international center for training professional dancers and choreographers.

Conservatory of Music
New Music Concert
May 3 at 8 PM
Student Center: The Cinema Room

Purchase New Music is an ensemble dedicated to performing works written by composition students.  This concert will present chamber music and multi-media works.  For information call 914-251-5925

Conservatory of Music
Symphonic Winds Concert
Conducted by Graham Ashton
May 4 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Box Office 914-251- 6200 of

Performance by the Conservatory of Music faculty conducted By Graham Ashton.

Purchase Conservatory of Dance
MFA Graduation Concert
May 13 and 14 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Music Building
Tickets $5 sold at door

Conservatory of Dance graduate students present a concert of original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by the graduating  MFA students Lauren Gaul, Mya Hardy, Jonathan Reidel, Sarah Surber-Wagner, and Hyungji Yu on May 13 and 14 at 8 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab in the Music Building.  Tickets $5 sold at door.  For information call 914-251-6800.   

Purchase College Commencement
May 20 at 1 PM
West Lawn adjacent to the Performing Arts Center