Posted in music | tour dates on January 22, 2009


Beirut, in their first tour since last spring, is making Vassar their first stop!
Come see them perfoming live with the Vassar Orkestar!

The concert will be held in the Vassar Chapel, starting at 8pm on January 31st.
Tickets will be FREE for students holding valid Vassar IDs and limited to 1 ticket per ID.
The free ticket giveaways will be on January 26th (Monday) at 10am and 3pm with a limited run of 350 tickets per time.
Tickets will go on sale to the public at 3pm on January 26th. (

Q: My friends have class at both of those times! May I bring their IDs with me to get tickets for them?
A: Yes! The tickets are 1 per ID. Please bring their IDs with you so they don't miss out!

The Vassar Orchestra (Orkestar) will also be performing with Beirut at both of the sold-out shows at BAM. The orchestra will not however be with the band at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Inlets will be at Music Hall though. Many more Vassar FAQ's, and info about the orchestra, below...


Q: I'm a student, but I missed the free tickets. Am I allowed to buy a ticket on Ticketweb?
A: We're sorry you missed the giveaway. Yes, you are allowed to buy tickets.

Q: Will tickets be available at the door?
A: No. All tickets will be given away/sold before day of the show

Q: Where is the Vassar Chapel?
A: It is on the right, past the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, after entering Vassar's Main Gate. (PDF Map)

Q: Who is the Vassar Orkestar?
A: Beirut asked ViCE to find students to play with the band during their concert! The students making up the Orkestar are:

Noah Fowler, Kim Benton, Joseph Schiavo, Ethan Stanley, Will Healy

Ben Rutkowski, Chris Martel

Marissa Gauthier

Jon Kaimon

Marisa Bettina, Sebastian Weinberg, Jessica Kaplan, George Gao, Ali Kullman

Emily Pantel, Mary Beth Alexander, Sophie Blum, Gillian Taormina, Becca Arian, Christine Yu

Emily Bookwalter, Eliza Thompson, Serena Wong

David Wojciechowski, Ian Heller, Naomi Dubin, James Ingoldsby

Joe Senecal, Paul Buffa, John Murchison

Q: I require disabilities accomodations, who do I contact?
A: Please call Vassar Campus Activities at 845-437-5370 for accomodations and information

Q: Who may I contact for even more information?
A: Please send an email to

More info at



Comments (12)


Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 11:59 AM

Q: My friends have class at both of those times! May I bring their IDs with me to get tickets for them?

Stupid undergrads. Who goes to class?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 12:12 PM

I've had just about enough of your Vassar bashing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 12:27 PM

vassar's chapel is a nice venue, they used to have bands mostly hc/punk shows there from time to time. It was open to the public not just students only. very small and intimate place has a bit of an echo though. show sounds pretty good

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 12:50 PM

the vassar chapel, while certainly a 'nice venue' is neither small nor intimate

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 3:37 PM

oops i guess i must be thinking of another space vassar used to have shows in

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 8:24 PM

probably thinking of the mug (vassar's bar in main)

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2009 8:52 PM

i love the vassar chapel. how do they afford such massive acts? it's a tiny school!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2009 11:35 PM

because it costs $50,000 to go there

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 4:17 PM

beirut is not "massive"

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 5:51 PM

But.... Vassar is so EASY to bash. I've seen numerous shows in the old rec room, and a couple in the chapel. All were open to the public. I saw Blonde Redhead play the chapel in 2001. Cost $10. Was not sold out. Awesome acoustics. Amazing experience.

$30 to squeeze in with a plethora of 19-year-olds? Eh, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:38 PM

anyone know what time they get on tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2009 2:30 PM

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