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2016

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2016's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program
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CANCELED: Worlds of Dance Concert
CANCELED: Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
CANCELED: "Introduction to Dance" and beginning dance students perform works of various styles.
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All-Night Highlife Dance Party
All-Night Highlife Dance Party
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
An all-night highlife dance party in celebration of master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired.
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Traditional West African Drumming, Singing, and Dancing - LOCATION CHANGED
Traditional West African Drumming, Singing, and Dancing - LOCATION CHANGED
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired, returns for a farewell concert and reunion featuring past and present students.
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Adzenyah Retirement Ceremony
Adzenyah Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:00pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall (former Rehearsal Hall)
After 46 years of teaching at Wesleyan, master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired, is being honored with the naming of the Abraham Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall.
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Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12:00pm
Harbor Park, Middletown
Second annual eco-arts festival featuring live music, visual art installations, children's activities, environmental education exhibits, food trucks, and a craft fair. The festival will be held rain or shine.
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Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Toneburst Electroextravaganza features premieres of works written by the ensemble members as well as recent works by University Professor Ron Kuivila and guest composer Ted Coffey with choreography by Visiting Professor Abigail Levine.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert - DATE/LOCATION CHANGED
West African Drumming and Dance Concert - DATE/LOCATION CHANGED
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An invigorating performance filled with rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer Iddi Saaka, drummer John Dankwa, and students from West African Drumming and Dance classes.
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Annual Organ Romp
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan organists and their friends get together for an evening of musical jokes and old and new music.
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WesWinds Spring Concert
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso, the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of music from Broadway, the big screen, and beyond.
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South Indian Music Student Recital
South Indian Music Student Recital
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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A Celebration of Silent Sounds
A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:30pm
Memorial Chapel - LOCATION CHANGED
Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine Silent Sounds.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
CANCELED: Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music by the 100 members of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85.
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Chinese Music Concert
Chinese Music Concert
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of Joy Lu.
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Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
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Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra will preform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
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April

Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Jay Hoggard Harlem Hieroglyphs Ensemble
Jay Hoggard Harlem Hieroglyphs Ensemble
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard '76 presents music from his new recording Harlem Hieroglyphs in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital.
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Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
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Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
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Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
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Wesleyan Cello Ensemble - CANCELED
Wesleyan Cello Ensemble - CANCELED
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan cellists perform under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky. This event has been canceled.
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Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Full Description
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Full Description
Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
THURSDAY PERFORMANCE CANCELED
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert by beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Collegium Musicum
Collegium Musicum
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Collegium Musicum presents a program of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history. (Please note new start time, changed from 8pm to 6pm).
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Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Full Description
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the Taiko Drumming Ensemble perform thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
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World Guitar Ensemble
World Guitar Ensemble
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
CANCELED: Wesleyan students perform guitar ensemble music from around the world under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Cem Duruöz.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan Concert Choir presents music by Ola Gjeilo and Franz Schubert.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
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Senior Recital: Jasmine Mack - CANCELED
Senior Recital: Jasmine Mack - CANCELED
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 4:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior music recital by Jasmine Mack, Wiase Mu Akwantu.
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Senior Recital: Enobong Etteh
Senior Recital: Enobong Etteh
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A senior music recital by Enobong Etteh, Let There Be Voice!
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Storied Places features choreography and direction by Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton.
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Ideas on the Move Concert
Ideas on the Move Concert
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert in honor of the retirement of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Mark Slobin.
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The Big Draw: Middletown
The Big Draw: Middletown
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00pm
Davison Art Center
This fifth annual community event invites everyone to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.
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Ideas on the Move: A Conference in Honor of Mark Slobin
Ideas on the Move: A Conference in Honor of Mark Slobin
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:30am
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
A conference in honor of the retirement of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Mark Slobin.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Storied Places features choreography and direction by Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton.
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Senior Recital: Lindsay Starr
Senior Recital: Lindsay Starr
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior music recital by Lindsay Starr.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater - CANCELED
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
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Senior Recital: Matt Chilton
Senior Recital: Matt Chilton
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5:30pm
Foss Hill
A senior music recital by Matt Chilton, FIELDWORK.
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Senior Recital: Nicole Roman-Johnston
Senior Recital: Nicole Roman-Johnston
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior music recital by Nicole Roman-Johnston, Over the Falls.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
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Senior Recital: Harim Jung
Senior Recital: Harim Jung
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Harim Jung, Back to the "Bass-ics.”
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Senior Recital: Alex Rowland
Senior Recital: Alex Rowland
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 4:00pm
Olin Music Seminar Room (Olin 327B)
A senior music recital by Alex Rowland, Background Noise.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
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Senior Recital: Angus Macdonald
Senior Recital: Angus Macdonald
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Angus Macdonald.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
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Artist Talk: Jisong Lee and Youngho Kim
Artist Talk: Jisong Lee and Youngho Kim
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:30pm
Mansfield Freeman Center
Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee discuss the photography and video featured in Light of the East: The Beauty of Movement in Silence, their first exhibition outside Korea.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Three
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Three
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Sophie Becker, Casey Herrick, Samantha Ho, Gla, and Zach Scheinfeld in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Artful Lunch Series: Melissa Katz
Artful Lunch Series: Melissa Katz
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History Melissa Katz talks about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Graduate Recital: Cecilia Lopez
Graduate Recital: Cecilia Lopez
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A graduate music thesis concert by Cecilia Lopez.
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Senior Recital: Monique Siaw
Senior Recital: Monique Siaw
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Monique Siaw, Art as Resistance. 
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Senior Recital: Carina Devairakkam-Brown
Senior Recital: Carina Devairakkam-Brown
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
A senior music recital by Carina Devairakkam-Brown, Film Sound as a Narrative Device.
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Senior Recital: Morgan Scribner
Senior Recital: Morgan Scribner
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:00pm
The Russell House
A senior music recital by Morgan Scribner, Colored Outside the Lines.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Senior Recital: Justin Friedman
Senior Recital: Justin Friedman
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
A senior music recital by Justin Friedman, Trapped In Jazz.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China
Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Shanghai Quartet returns to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa virtuosa Wu Man performing A Night in Ancient and New China, plus Beethoven's String Quartet No.11.

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March

Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Two
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Two
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Milo Farley, Molly Grund, Nathan Harris, Caroline MacNeille, and Evan Ortiz in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Graduate Recital: Ron Shalom
Graduate Recital: Ron Shalom
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A graduate music recital by Ron Shalom.
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Senior Recital: Matthew Stein
Senior Recital: Matthew Stein
Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Matthew Stein featuring original compositions for small and large ensembles.
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Lively Music
Lively Music
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:15pm
World Music Hall
An evening of performances by Phil Edelstein, Michael Johnsen, John Driscoll, Jessica Rylan and Gustavo Matamoros.
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Live Electronics Tonight
Live Electronics Tonight
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Performances by Jessica Rylan, John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein.
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Tuned Space
Tuned Space
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:45pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
The phrase tuned space was central to David Tudor’s account of Rainforest IV and appears to have been central to his decade long quest to “focus and magnify” the acoustical characteristics of a natural space of limited scale in Island Eye, Island Ear.
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On Composition
On Composition
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:30pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
A recording of David Tudor sharing his thoughts about composition, recorded and edited by Gustavo Matamoros
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About Star Networks - An Interactive Workshop
About Star Networks - An Interactive Workshop
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00am
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Ralph JonesStar Networks at the Singing Point is a particularly focused reflection of that sensibility.
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Musical Work as an Energetic Matter
Musical Work as an Energetic Matter
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00am
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Preference for analog electronics over digital and special delight in passive systems that are completely reversible mark Tudor’s relationship to technology.
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Concert: Over, Under, Around, and Through the Music of David Tudor
Concert: Over, Under, Around, and Through the Music of David Tudor
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 8:15pm
World Music Hall
A Concert: Over, Under, Around, and Through the Music of David Tudor.
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Revisiting Key Works
Revisiting Key Works
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Williams Mix - Tom Erbe
Fluorescent Sound - Mats Lindstrom
Object Lessons - Matt Rogalsky
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Inside David Tudor’s Live Electronics
Inside David Tudor’s Live Electronics
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 3:45pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Michael Johnsen, You Nakai, and Matt Rogalsky present a detailed look at some of the vast store of his instruments and instrumentation in the Wesleyan World Instrument Collection.
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Late(r) Realizations
Late(r) Realizations
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2:30pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003

Late(r) Realizations: Versions, Sound Systems, and Compositions by David Tudor (1960-1970).

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David Tudor: into the Fire
David Tudor: into the Fire
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 1:15pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
John Holzapfel presents a detailed look at David Tudor’s own creative development.
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Laptop, Music, Socially, Speaking
Laptop, Music, Socially, Speaking
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 12:00pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Terri Hron, Juraj Kojs, Spencer Topel, and Philip White discuss the Thursday concert by the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble as part of the symposium "Over, Under, Around, and Through the Music of David Tudor."
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Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Performing new works by Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, Juraj Kojs, University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila, Sam Pluta, Spencer Topel, and Philip White for live-electronics and laptop ensemble under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
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Philip Trager: Photographing Ina
Philip Trager: Photographing Ina
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception and conversation with Philip Trager '56 about his new series of images, his first in color photography.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week One
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week One
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors Rebecca Brand, Rachel FoxAddison McDowell, and Elissa Palmer in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D’Orléans Juste
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D’Orléans Juste
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Associate Artistic Director of José Limón Dance, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Elizabeth Coker
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Elizabeth Coker
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:00pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Elizabeth Coker, dancer and Co-Artistic Director at Sean Curran Dance, will teach a Master Class that will concentrate on a multi-disciplined approach to contemporary dance training and technique during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Matt Del Rosario
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Matt Del Rosario
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Matt Del Rosario, dancer with Pilobolus , will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.

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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Cassandra Trenary - SOLD OUT
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Cassandra Trenary - SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Cassandra Trenary of American Ballet Theatre , will teach a Master Class that will focus on using clean, healthy techniques as well as exploring how to move freely as the class progresses during DanceMasters Weekend. DanceMasters Weekend.
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Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition, on display from Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, March 13, 2016.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Max Pollak
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Max Pollak
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Max Pollak of RumbaTap, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Brian Brooks - SOLD OUT
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Brian Brooks - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Brian Brooks, Artistic Director of Brian Brooks Moving Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Ronald K. Brown - SOLD OUT
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Ronald K. Brown - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio. 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Ronald K. Brown, Founder and Artistic Director of Evidence, A Dance Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intergenerational dance students and dance professionals to explore various dance techniques with and emphasis on alignment, rhythm and using the body to express ideas and themes; strength, prayer, and celebration during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Allysen Hooks - SOLD OUT
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Allysen Hooks - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Allysen Hooks, dancer at Gallim Dance, will teach a Master Class on Gallim Dance's movement language and Gallim Dance repertory during DanceMasters Weekend.

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DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00pm
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center Room 184
Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton moderates a conversation with choreographers Brian Brooks, Ronald K. Brown, David Dorfman, Allison Orr, and Max Pollak.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - David Dorfman - SOLD OUT
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - David Dorfman - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00am
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
David Dorfman, Artistic Director of David Dorfman Dance, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Samantha Speis
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Samantha Speis
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Samantha Speis, Dancer and Associate Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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Anchiskhati Church Choir
Anchiskhati Church Choir
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Master singers at the oldest church in Tbilisi, members of the Anchiskhati Church Choir return to Wesleyan to present a concert of secular and sacred music from the Republic of Georgia.

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Toneburst Sampler
Toneburst Sampler
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
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February

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VIII
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VIII
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the eighth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Orchestra Children's Concert and Musical Petting Zoo
Orchestra Children's Concert and Musical Petting Zoo
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children's concert by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina followed by a multi-station instrument petting zoo.
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China's Youth: Another Cultural Revolution
China's Youth: Another Cultural Revolution
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
"We Chat" exhibition Guest Curator Barbara Pollack moderates a panel discussion about issues facing the post-Mao generation in China.
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Senior Recital: Benjamin Manning - "Polarity"
Senior Recital: Benjamin Manning - "Polarity"
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Benjamin Manning, “Polarity” is a jazz suite exploring opposites and extremes.
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Ralph Lemon: Ceremonies Out of the Air
Ralph Lemon: Ceremonies Out of the Air
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Choreographer, writer, director, and conceptualist Ralph Lemon gives a presentation about his new and old work about an imagined South.
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Artful Lunch Series: Peter Mark
Artful Lunch Series: Peter Mark
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Professor of Art History Peter Mark discusses his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Stan Scott and Friends
Stan Scott and Friends
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Private Lessons Teacher Stan Scott and friends perform reels, jigs, waltzes, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, mystics, lovers, and laborers.
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Richard S. Field: Cutting Remarks II
Richard S. Field: Cutting Remarks II
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Richard S. Field describes the intricacies and problems of the cutting techniques used in the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug: OQ
Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug: OQ
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug performs the New England premiere of OQ, a stunning work performed by a "stellar cast" (The New York Times) inspired by Japanese renga—a collaboratively-written form of linked poetry.

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A Talk by Guillermo Calderón
A Talk by Guillermo Calderón
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A talk by playwright and director Guillermo Calderón, one of Chile's most successful contemporary theater artists.
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Gaida: In Concert
Gaida: In Concert
Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Connecticut debut of Syrian vocalist/songwriter Gaida, one of the most “effusive and charming” (Timeout New York) singers on the world-music scene.
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Opening Reception: Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Dürer
Opening Reception: Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Dürer
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
View German prints from the Davison Art Center collection selected by students in the Museum Studies course taught by Curator Clare Rogan.
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Opening Reception: Light of the East - The Beauty of Movement in Silence
Opening Reception: Light of the East - The Beauty of Movement in Silence
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with Curator Patrick Dowdey about the work of prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee.
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January

David Davis: "Sax in the City" featuring Charmagne
David Davis: "Sax in the City" featuring Charmagne
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
R&B/jazz saxophonist and producer David Davis will be joined by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Charmagne Tripp.
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Opening Reception: We Chat—A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art
Opening Reception: We Chat—A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by ten young artists that reflect the state of China today, and raise questions about the sustainability of national and cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:00am
World Music Hall
Have your child learn the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, for only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. Open to ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary.
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