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The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate brings notable individuals to campus each year, expanding our students’ access to 21st century newsmakers. The series was launched in 2007 by the Society of Families.

“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.

RESERVE TICKETS

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

E-mail TheaterBoxOffice@colgate.edu
for tickets

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

Noon

“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

Past Leaders

Shimon Peres, former prime minister of Israel, spoke as part of the Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate.
October 25, 2014
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Hillary Clinton during her lecture at Colgate
October 25, 2013
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Sir Richard Branson
April 13, 2012
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Garry Kasparov
April 9, 2010
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His Holiness - The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
April 22, 2008
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Felipe Calderón
April 13, 2013
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks as part of the Global Leaders Series.
October 29, 2010
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Tony Blair
October 31, 2009
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General Colin Powell
April 3, 2009
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Levitt and Dubner - Freakonomics
April 13, 2007
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