Vassar to Hold 14th Annual Modfest

Two weeks of performances, talks and art

Modfest, a series of performances and presentations in dance, drama, art, film, literature, poetry and music now in its 14th year, will take place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 12 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.

Highlights include the opening of the exhibit American Stories 1800–1950 (Jan. 29), a performance by soprano Lucy Shelton of a work by Vassar faculty member Susan Botti (Jan. 30), a master class and concert in cabaret performance technique (Jan. 30), a lecture by violist Nathan Schram on music programs in American prisons (Feb. 5), a cabaret night (Feb. 5, the only event that is not free), performances by the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir / Vassar College Women’s Chorus and the Vassar College Orchestra (Feb. 6), a performance by the Attacca Quartet (Feb. 7) and a screening of original short films, a lecture on art institutions and national identity between 1805 and 1913 and a performance by the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre (all Feb. 12).

Visit for a full schedule. Directions to the campus, at 124 Raymond Avenue, are online at

The Attacca String Quartet (photo provided)

The Attacca String Quartet (photo provided)

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