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Modfest to Celebrate 20th and 21st Century Arts January 20 - February 5

Now in its ninth year, Modfest is Vassar College’s exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s program will celebrate the visual arts, dance, drama, film, literature, poetry, and music in a series of events to take place across the Vassar campus from January 20 through February 5, 2011.

Among the many highlights of Modfest 2011 will be the first fully staged production of Richard Wilson’s comic opera, Æthelred the Unready, presented in conjunction with Vassar's Sesquicentennial. The work, which tells of a henpecked Anglo-Saxon king mistreated by history, will be performed at Vassar’s Martel Theater on January 22 and January 23 and at Symphony Space in New York City on January 25. The opera—directed by Drew Minter and conducted by Richard Wilson, professor of music and the Mary Conover Mellon Chair at Vassar College, pictured—will feature Vassar’s entire vocal faculty. –ER

January 2011

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