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“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin to Perform at Colgate

Join us March 4–6, 2016 for a celebration of the performing arts at Colgate, featuring Global Leaders Series headliner Aretha Franklin and her orchestra.

Concert Information

Legendary vocalist Aretha Franklin will perform on campus at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 in Sanford Field House.


Full Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 4

7:00 p.m.

A Map of Virtue
A play by Erin Courtney
Directed by April Sweeney, associate professor of English in the university theater

for tickets

Location: Brehmer Theater, Dana Arts Center
Saturday, March 5


“Jazz and the Creative Process”
A behind-the-scenes look at how performers acquire the language of jazz

Lecture demonstration by Glenn Cashman, associate professor of music and director of jazz

A brown bag lunch will be provided

Location: The Palace Theater

3:00 p.m.

Student Dance Performance
Coordinated by Tanya Calamoneri, visiting assistant professor of English and dance instructor

Location: Colgate Memorial Chapel

7:00 p.m.*

Aretha Franklin and her Orchestra
Opening act by students and faculty:
  • Motown Legends
  • Music of The Supremes, The Jackson 5, and Stevie Wonder
*Doors open at 5:00 p.m., close at 6:30 p.m. Ticket required

Location: Sanford Field House

10:00 p.m.

Screening of Round Midnight
Academy Award-winning film; introduction by Glenn Cashman

Location: 105 Little Hall
Sunday, March 6

3:30 p.m.

Chamber Players
Directed by Laura Klugherz, professor of music and Africana and Latin American studies, and director of chamber music

Linda Rosenthal, violin, guest resident

Location: Colgate Memorial Chapel

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