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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Master Class with Anchiskhati Church Choir
Master Class with Anchiskhati Church Choir
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall
The world-renowned Anchiskhati Church Choir from Tbilisi, Georgia will share their insights and expertise with Wesleyan undergraduate singers in a public master class.
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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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Yan Xing: Tales from a Small New England Town
Yan Xing: Tales from a Small New England Town
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30pm
Olin Memorial Library
In connection with the exhibition We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art on view in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, performance artist Yan Xing will work closely with students to stage a happening at Olin Memorial Library.
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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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Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer
Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 12:00pm
Special Collections and Archives, Olin Library
An open house in Special Collections and Archives is presented in conjunction with Power and Passion: German Prints in the Age of Dürer, on view at the Davison Art Center.
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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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2015

December

Winter Dance Concert
Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

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Winter Dance Concert
Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble students perform an end of the semester concert.

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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
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The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjitoand University Professor of Music Sumarsam, presents classical music of central Java.
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John Cage's Musicircus
John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Students from MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" and special mystery guests stage their original work as part of a series of overlapping performances in their realization of John Cage's Musicircus.

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South Indian Music: Student Performance
South Indian Music: Student Performance
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will perform their fall semester recital from the Karnatak tradition of South India. The performance will feature vocal and instrumental music.
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Wesleyan Organ Students in Recital
Wesleyan Organ Students in Recital
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00pm
South Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown
Organ students share a seasonal program at South Congregational Church. A soup and sandwich lunch follows in the parish hall, for which a free-will offering is suggested.
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Datum: Datura
Datum: Datura
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
"As seductive as the color and shape and fragrance of a flower," sound and image will bend and twist in response to the gentle pressures of language, data, and attention.
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WesWinds Fall Concert
WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Florent Schmitt, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and other composers on a variety of instruments.
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Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An evening of great gospel music by the 100 members of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. Come to sing, clap, and be encouraged.

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Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
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New Works for Mantra Percussion
New Works for Mantra Percussion
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall

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Renowned percussion ensemble Mantra Percussion premieres new works written for them by Wesleyan student composers.

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Worlds of Dance Concert
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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"Introduction to Dance" (DANC 111) and beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance).

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Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir
Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir present a selection of popular holiday classics under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina. 
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Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students after 45 years at Wesleyan.

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Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall

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Violinist Todd Reynolds performs music written for him by R. Luke DuBois, Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, and David Lang

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Winter Songs: Koliada and Music from the Carpathian Mountains
Winter Songs: Koliada and Music from the Carpathian Mountains
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel

The Koliadnyky, five male singers from the Carpathian Mountains, will sing traditional songs from the village of Kryvorivnia, accompanied by a “troista” (trio) of instrumentalists, bandurist Julian Kytasty, members of Hartford's Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble, and Wesleyan’s own a cappella group Slavei.

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Chinese Music Ensemble
Chinese Music Ensemble
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
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The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of graduate music student Joy Lu.
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November

Cynthia Novack (in memoriam) Lecture Series (part 1): what we say and don’t say
Cynthia Novack (in memoriam) Lecture Series (part 1): what we say and don’t say
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 4:15pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Writer Claudia La Rocco and choreographers Visiting Instructor in Dance Abigail Levine and 2015-2016 Creative Campus Fellow Will Rawls offer perspectives on dance's recent movements in contemporary cultural discourse.
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Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (
Strings), groundbreaking string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs works by Franz Schubert, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, and a U.S. premiere by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen
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Marisol by José Rivera
Marisol by José Rivera
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
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A Conversation and Workshop with Brooklyn Rider
A Conversation and Workshop with Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
String quartet Brooklyn Rider will talk about their groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project The Brooklyn Rider Almanac, followed by a workshop performance by Wesleyan's student-run strings chamber collective, the F Holes.
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Hard Data Redux
Hard Data Redux
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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R. Luke DuBois presents a generative composition for musicians that uses data sets and real-time information as the basis for its score

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Marisol by José Rivera
Marisol by José Rivera
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
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Marisol by José Rivera
Marisol by José Rivera
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
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Fleeting "Structure of Feeling:" Group Material's Underground Public, 1983
Fleeting "Structure of Feeling:" Group Material's Underground Public, 1983
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Assistant Professor of Art History Claire Grace discusses New York-based artist collaborative Group Material's September 1983 exhibition in subway cars.
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The Slot
The Slot
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
There are three pipe organs in Memorial Chapel: all of them will be part of a wild and wonderful new experience of new pieces, sound installations, and performance art.
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TED/Mencken
TED/Mencken
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
TED/Mencken is a live recitation rendered breathless through circuitry and interleaved with explanatory digressions in the manner of a TED talk.
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Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass
Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

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Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Moore performs highlights from the Philip Glass solo piano collection featured on her new album Mad Rush

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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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In Conversation with Reid Farrington
In Conversation with Reid Farrington
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
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New media artist, theater director, and designer Reid Farrington in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois
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Ron Shalom: Overture to Death Row Dick
Ron Shalom: Overture to Death Row Dick
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Dick wants just one thing for his last meal. A semi-staged abstraction of a nihilo-pornography-in-progress set in dialogue with Carolee Schneemann's 1965 film Fuses. Presented by graduate music student Ron Shalom.
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West African Drumming and Dance Share
West African Drumming and Dance Share
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the 7:30pm workshop give an informal performance of what they have learned, joined by Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah  and alumni on drums.
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West African Drumming and Dance Workshop
West African Drumming and Dance Workshop
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka teach a joyful and engaging workshop in Ghanaian drumming and dance.
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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:30pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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46 Years of Adzenyah at Wesleyan: West African Drumming and its Role in Liberal Arts Education
46 Years of Adzenyah at Wesleyan: West African Drumming and its Role in Liberal Arts Education
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 3:00pm
CFA Hall
Alumni and Mr. Adzenyah’s students reflect on Mr. Adzenyah’s influence on them and the trajectory of their lives.
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R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time Curator Talk and Gallery Walkthrough
R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time Curator Talk and Gallery Walkthrough
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time exhibition guest curator Lauren Rosati for a talk and walk through the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from 2pm to 3pm.
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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:30pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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Cleek Schrey: Variations
Cleek Schrey: Variations
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall

Experience graduate music student Cleek Schrey's realisation of John Cage's graphic score Variations II for violin and six loudspeakers, alongside works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, as well as original compositions and improvisations.

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VII
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VII
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce performs the world premiere of Memories of Phoolan. Special guest Thomas Schuttenhelm will perform the world premiere of Bruce's The Sacred Guitar—seven improvisatory pieces for electric guitar based on tunes from The Sacred Harp. 
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October

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
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Graduate Concert: Cecilia Lopez
Graduate Concert: Cecilia Lopez
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
A concert of music by Gustavo Ribicic (for mixed media and small ensemble) and video/sound pieces by Cecilia Lopez. With Visiting Scholar in Psychology Terri Hron, and graduate students Omar Fraire, Warren Enström, Ron Shalom, and Cleek Schrey.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir
Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Wesleyan Concert Choir, with pianist Brian Fairley, and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teachers Libby Van Cleve on English horn and Peter Standaart on flute, present music by Johannes Brahms, Daniel Elder, Arthur Honegger, Carl Nielsen, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

 

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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Violinist Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill perform adventurous interpretations of traditional Irish tunes with irresistible rhythm.

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Graduate Composers' Introductions Concert
Graduate Composers' Introductions Concert
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

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Student composers of the Wesleyan Music Department present their original works, featuring compositions by Matthew Stein '16, and graduate students Tomek Arnold, Hallie Blejewski, Warren Enström, Omar Fraire, Cecilia Lopez, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom.

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Alarmél Valli
Alarmél Valli
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Internationally acclaimed Indian dancer and choreographer Alarmél Valli turns the traditional Bharatanatyam style into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry in her Connecticut debut.

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Fred Simmons: Turn of the Century Quartet
Fred Simmons: Turn of the Century Quartet
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
The Turn of the Century Quartet performs original works and tunes by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck.
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Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.
 
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Bhojanam (Feast)
Bhojanam (Feast)
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

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Treat yourself to vegetarian Indian delicacies at the Navaratri Festival’s Bhojanam (Feast) following the 4pm concert by Sri Rajesh Vaidya. 

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Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya
Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya's veena (plucked string instrument) playing will be accompanied by two mridangam players, plus tabla and gatam.

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Navaratri Festival: Film Screening Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmél Valli
Navaratri Festival: Film Screening Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmél Valli
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Hall

Lasya KavyaThe World of Alarmél Valli, a film by award-winning director Sankalp Meshram, about the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer.

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When it Comes to Race and Class: An Interactive Community Conversation
When it Comes to Race and Class: An Interactive Community Conversation
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:30am
Malcolm X House, 345 High Street
This interactive community conversation, which will include lunch for all participants, will be shaped by the expertise and insights of acclaimed actor-activist Daniel Beaty.
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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist K.V.S. Vinay.
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Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Mr. Joy, a tour-de-force solo show by award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer Daniel Beaty, explores a Harlem community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again.
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Poetry Slam
Poetry Slam
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8:30pm
CFA Hall

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Join award-winning actor and writer Daniel Beaty for a spoken word/poetry slam. Mr. Beaty and Wesleyan students will slam about identity, community, and topics of the day.

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Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00pm
Olin Library Lobby

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Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students' Association.

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Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium
Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
A talk and performance by Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan
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Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Terttu Uibopuu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, discusses her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 4:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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In Conversation with Sara Hendren
In Conversation with Sara Hendren
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
Artist, design researcher, and Olin College Assistant Professor of Design Sara Hendren in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois.
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Nirvana: Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame
Nirvana: Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 4:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Ian Boyden '95 discusses how his long-term exploration of the material and ecology of a forest fire took an unexpected philosophical turn when he presented his work to a Chinese audience.

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September

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Tripod Complex
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Tripod Complex
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Tripod Complex features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95 that are his meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a forest fire in Washington state
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Opening Reception: Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse
Opening Reception: Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:00pm
Davison Art Center
The exhibition Phantom Bodies features haunting photographs by Tanya Marcuse evoking absent bodies in the U.S., England, Florence, and Vienna.
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Artist Talk: Tanya Marcuse
Artist Talk: Tanya Marcuse
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall

The exhibition Phantom Bodies features haunting photographs by Tanya Marcuse evoking absent bodies in the U.S., England, Florence, and Vienna.

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The Combat Paper Project
The Combat Paper Project
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 4:15pm
Usdan University Center, Room 108
Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the Combat Paper Project Drew Cameron will discuss the history of his transformational art-making project.
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The Combat Paper Project: Interactive Workshop
The Combat Paper Project: Interactive Workshop
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00pm
Usdan University Center, Multipurpose Room
An interactive workshop of the paper making and stencil printing process used by The Combat Paper Project.
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Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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The Combat Paper Project: Interactive Workshop
The Combat Paper Project: Interactive Workshop
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 4:00pm
Usdan University Center, Room 108
An interactive workshop of the paper making process used by The Combat Paper Project, using donated military uniforms and a portable paper mill.
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The Combat Paper Project: Interactive Demonstration
The Combat Paper Project: Interactive Demonstration
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1:00pm
Corwin Stadium at Andrus Field
A demonstration of the steps of the paper making process used by The Combat Paper Project, using donated military uniforms and a portable paper mill.
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Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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Theater After Wesleyan
Theater After Wesleyan
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Five Wesleyan Theater Department alumni—producer Roberta Pereira '03, director Michael Rau '05, playwright MJ Kaufman '08, producer Rachel Silverman '09, and scenic and properties designer Emmie Finckel '14—talk about their work and careers in theater after Wesleyan. Moderated by Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento.
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Zimbabwean Mbira Master Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila
Zimbabwean Mbira Master Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Musician, singer, song-writer, and composer Chartwell Dutiro performs a free evening concert of mbira music from Zimbabwe with New York City-based trio Timbila.
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Music Department Colloquium: Chartwell Dutiro
Music Department Colloquium: Chartwell Dutiro
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:15pm
Music Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue
Musician, singer, song-writer, composer, author and teacher Chartwell Dutiro will discuss Zimbabwe mbira music during this free afternoon talk.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 19, 2015 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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Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley
Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton performs with his Trio featuring bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Herlin Riley.
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A Conversation with Nicholas Payton
A Conversation with Nicholas Payton
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 4:15pm
Music Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue
Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton will discuss his creative process and his life in music.
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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:30pm
Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown
Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places
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Opening Reception: R. Luke DuBois - In Real Time
Opening Reception: R. Luke DuBois - In Real Time
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois creates maps, scores, and videos that use real-time data flows and media footage to raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use.
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Artist Talk: R. Luke DuBois
Artist Talk: R. Luke DuBois
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois discusses In Real Time, the first major gallery presentation of his work.

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Music at The Russell House: Julie Ribchinsky—Bach and the Modern World
Music at The Russell House: Julie Ribchinsky—Bach and the Modern World
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky performs works for cello by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ástor Piazzola, Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Golijov, and Ernest Bloch; accompanied by pianist William Braun, and graduate student Vivian Deng on cello.
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Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00am
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Tour the Columbia University exhibition Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions with curator Robert Fucci ’92, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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Bach to School
Bach to School
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht’s sixth annual concert features a works by Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn, Widor, and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce. The concert will also feature percussionist Anthony DeQuattro.
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The Mash
The Mash
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 2:00pm
Usdan University Center, Patricelli '92 Theater, Crowell Concert Hall

Inspired by Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, this fourth annual festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene. Due to the weather, the festival venues have been moved inside.

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Opening Reception: Memory and Harbinger Exhibition by Kathi Packer
Opening Reception: Memory and Harbinger Exhibition by Kathi Packer
Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00pm
Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
Opening reception for exhibition of paintings by Kathi Packer of wildlife that she photographed while in Africa.
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July

Blackbird - A Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Blackbird - A Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' White Album (1968) in its entirety as a benefit concert to create a scholarship fund in memory of Stephanie Nelson.
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Work-In-Progress Showing of /peh-LO-tah/ and Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Work-In-Progress Showing of /peh-LO-tah/ and Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Marc Bamuthi Joseph returns to Wesleyan with a work-in-progress showing of /peh-LO-tah/ — a collaborative work featuring spoken word poetry, dance, music, and shadow animation.

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Okwui Okpokwasili: Embodied Performance/Making the Invisible Visible
Okwui Okpokwasili: Embodied Performance/Making the Invisible Visible
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Okwui Okpokwasili discusses her attempt to make a performance piece that interrogates of the art of making a story, and the reading of race and gender.

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Regina Carter Quartet
Regina Carter Quartet
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Jazz violinist Regina Carter returns to Wesleyan with the U.S. debut of her Quartet featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell, bassist Chris Lightcap, and drummer Alvester Garnett.
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How to Seduce an Audience? A Talk by Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu
How to Seduce an Audience? A Talk by Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Directors Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard of PopUp Theatrics discuss the relationship between performer and audience in an era of digital connectivity and physical alienation.

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VI
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VI
Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the sixth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring the world premiere of Four Friendly Fugues.

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Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias
Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Visual artist Marela Zacarias will discuss her site-specific work, combining painting and sculpture with an interest in object history and current events.

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Opening Reception: On the Diagonal -  Glass Collage and Painting by Nancy Eisenfeld
Opening Reception: On the Diagonal - Glass Collage and Painting by Nancy Eisenfeld
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 5:00pm
Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
 North Haven artist Nancy Eisenfeld explores the emotive power of the diagonal line in her new works for glass collage and painting.
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Las Cafeteras
Las Cafeteras
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy the urban folk of Las Cafeteras from East Los Angeles! The band fuses traditional Afro-Mexican music with alternative sounds.

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June

Elizabeth Willis: Live Poetry
Elizabeth Willis: Live Poetry
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Wesleyan University Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing Elizabeth Willis will read from her new book Alive: New and Selected Poems.

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Opening Reception: Art Guild of Middletown’s 12th annual Juried Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Art Guild of Middletown’s 12th annual Juried Art Exhibition
Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7:00pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Connecticut artists showcase their work at the Art Guild of Middletown’s 12th annual Juried Art Exhibition. Enjoy and purchase fine art, and support the programs of the Art Guild of Middletown.
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May

Closing Reception: Beyond the Veil - A Photography Exhibition
Closing Reception: Beyond the Veil - A Photography Exhibition
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:00pm
Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut coordinates an exhibition of photography focused on Muslim women in America.

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WESeminar: Ben Foss - Fail Early, Succeed Often: Why One Third of Entrepreneurs are Dyslexic and What This Reveals About Innovation
WESeminar: Ben Foss - Fail Early, Succeed Often: Why One Third of Entrepreneurs are Dyslexic and What This Reveals About Innovation
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:00pm
CFA Hall
Ben Foss '95, a dyslexic entrepreneur, had a hard time in early education, but went on to invest in startups at Intel and invent technology for the chipmaker. He now coaches early stage companies in Silicon Valley. He is author of The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan (Random House 2013) and holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford.
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Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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WESeminar: Robert Dannin - The "Money Shot" and Other 20th Century Artifacts
WESeminar: Robert Dannin - The "Money Shot" and Other 20th Century Artifacts
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 112
Robert Dannin P'14 holds a doctorate in ethno-linguistics and anthropology from the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. He was the director of Magnum Photos Inc. from 1985 to 1990 and taught urban anthropology at New York University from 1993 to 2003.
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Artist Talk: A Body in Fukushima
Artist Talk: A Body in Fukushima
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00am
CFA Hall
Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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Freestyle Love Supreme: A Benefit for Financial Aid
Freestyle Love Supreme: A Benefit for Financial Aid
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Freestyle Love Supreme—featuring Andrew Bancroft ’00, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Arthur Lewis, and Chris Sullivan—performs their spontaneous fusion of hip hop, improv, and comedy as a benefit for financial aid.
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Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:00pm
Harbor Park, Harbor Drive, Middletown
Spend an afternoon at Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter featuring live music, visual art installations, plein air painters, a kids' activity zone, environmental education exhibits, a craft fair, farmer's market, and much more to bring you closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River.
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Ten Teen Tones Times Three, almost
Ten Teen Tones Times Three, almost
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
An evening of music and sound installations, some with video, by students in MUSC 220, "Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music," and the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer Iddi Saaka and master drummer Abraham Adzenyah with their students in three levels of “West African Dance” courses, plus guest artists.

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Annual Organ Romp
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Lip-sync to "Dancing Queen," swing, sing, and laugh along with Wesleyan's organists.
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WesWinds Spring Concert
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
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South Indian Voice and Solkattu
South Indian Voice and Solkattu
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson will perform their annual recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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A Celebration of Silent Sounds
A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30pm
CFA Hall
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 5, 2015 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music by Wesleyan’s Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts ’85 will sooth your soul and lift your spirits.
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 “Middle Kingdom” in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music
“Middle Kingdom” in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
The Chinese Music Ensemble presents their spring semester concert including music from traditional and contemporary repertoire. Co-directed by graduate students Joy Lu and Ender Terwilliger.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
The Wesleyan Concert Choir, conducted by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, will perform Théodore Dubois' Requiem for Solo Voices and Chorus with Organ, featuring University Organist and Artist in Residence Ronald Ebrecht.
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Worlds of Dance Concert
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
“Introduction to Dance” and beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance).
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Senior Recital: Zachary Kantor
Senior Recital: Zachary Kantor
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Zachary Kantor performs In Return: A Recital by Zachary Kantor.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners
Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a winning dish from October 2014’s “à la carte” menus—the audience voted for Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition—and the winners of the Wesleyan University Concerto Competition.
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Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet
Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalists Eliza Bagg, Suzanne Schwing (pictured), Michael Steinberger, and John Rose of the New York Virtuoso Singers, conducted by Harold Rosenbaum, will present a concert of new and recent music for voice by Wesleyan graduate students and others.
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April

Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:00pm
Crowell Concert 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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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese Gamelan. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Collegium Musicum
Collegium Musicum
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Collegium Musicum, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Robert Strebendt, performs Tomás Luis de Victoria's Missa O Magnum Mysterium with harpsichordist Simon Jacobs.
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Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes
What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play Water by the Spoonful received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin's life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning.
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Adedoyin Teriba: Tribal Marks and Architecture—Form, Identities in Brazil and Southwest Nigeria (1830s - 1920s)
Adedoyin Teriba: Tribal Marks and Architecture—Form, Identities in Brazil and Southwest Nigeria (1830s - 1920s)
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Adedoyin Teriba is a graduate student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.
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Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen
Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
Music Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue
Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen perform Diving: The Collected Works of Chris Sailor and Zack Cohen.
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WesleyPan Steelband Spring Concert
WesleyPan Steelband Spring Concert
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
WesleyPan, the Wesleyan University Steelband, will present a selection of music from popular, classical, and folk traditions in Trinidad.
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Senior Recital: Vivian Deng
Senior Recital: Vivian Deng
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Vivian Deng performs Cello Recital.

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Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A pianist, composer, educator, author, and Artistic Director of Resonant Motion, “Noah Baerman is no stranger to aiming high” (David Adler, Village Voice). Mr. Baerman’s group will present the world premiere of his extended work The Rock and the Redemption.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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The Big Draw: Middletown
The Big Draw: Middletown
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, Art Workshops, and Davison Art Center
This fourth 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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Senior Recital: Jacob Feder
Senior Recital: Jacob Feder
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Jacob Feder performs All is Fair.

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Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play
Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

University Professor of Music and dhalang (puppet master)  Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, will present a Javanese wayang kulit, the puppet play employing intricately carved leather puppets, accompanied by an ensemble of instruments and vocalists.

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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, present an exciting evening of jazz repertoire by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and others.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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This is How we Fly
This is How we Fly
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
This is How we Fly perform folk and improvised music from Dublin, Ireland during their Connecticut debut on their first tour of the United States.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue
Visiting Instructor in Music Noah Baerman discusses the philosophical origins and musical development of his suite The Rock and the Redemption in anticipation of its premiere on Saturday, April 25.
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Jonathan Zorn: Language as Dust
Jonathan Zorn: Language as Dust
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn presents two composition for speech and electronics, Language as Dust and Perforation.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks: Alexa Burzinski, Brandon Eng, Rachel Pei Hirsch, Samuel Usdan, and Gavriella Wolf.
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Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan
Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
Jason Brogan performs Jason Brogan: thesis.
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Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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In/Between: Pieces in Progress
In/Between: Pieces in Progress
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck '99 presents In/Between, a work-in-progress sharing of a collaborative theatrical work.
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Senior Recital: J. Parker Wilson
Senior Recital: J. Parker Wilson
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
J. Parker Wilson performs In the Willow Garden.
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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
The Russell House
A piano recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition.
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Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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In/Between: Pieces in Progress
In/Between: Pieces in Progress
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck '99 presents In/Between, a work-in-progress sharing of a collaborative theatrical work.
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Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dandara Catete, Katherine DuSarah EsocoffSarah Koppelkam, and Virgil B/G Taylor in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Photographs of Civilization
Photographs of Civilization
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Room 106
Mark Steinmetz '82 will discuss "Photographs of Civilization" as part of the Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series.
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Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street
Dr. Rebecca Rossen '90 presents the Annual Dr. Cynthia Novack Lecture (in Memoriam), "Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."
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Opening Reception: Beyond the Veil - A Photography Exhibition
Opening Reception: Beyond the Veil - A Photography Exhibition
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:30pm
Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut coordinates an exhibition of photography focused on Muslim women in America.
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Artist Talk: Will Rawls - Disciplinary Actions, Choreography as an Inexact Science
Artist Talk: Will Rawls - Disciplinary Actions, Choreography as an Inexact Science
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:00pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street

Will Rawls is a choreographer, performer, and writer with a non-disciplinary practice of dance, language, and installation. He is the 2015-16 Creative Campus Fellow in Dance, and will be teaching DANC378 "Repertory and Performance" during the fall 2015 semester.
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Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia
Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Jaime de Venecia performs empty_mirror.
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Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan
Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Tim Gallivan performs Let There Be Light!
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Senior Recital: Robert Don
Senior Recital: Robert Don
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Robert Don performs Humble: An Indie Game Expo.
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The Nile Project
The Nile Project
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The dozen musicians in The Nile Project perform “joyous and even raucous” (NPR Music) songs from traditions of Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, and Uganda in this Connecticut premiere.
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Senior Recital: Jacob Masters
Senior Recital: Jacob Masters
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Jacob Masters performs Exploring F#.
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Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson
Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Eriq Robinson performs The Reality Ends Here: Beginning of the End.

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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Serena Berry, Stephen MacNeille, Isaac Pollan, Madeleine Chabot, Adrian Nugent-Head, and Miles Cornwall in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro
Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Oluwaseun Odubiro performs Flies Flucht.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series: Vincent Debiais
Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series: Vincent Debiais
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:15pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 112
Vincent Debiais will discuss "The Surveyor Angel: Writing and Images in the Cloister of the Abbey of Moissac" as part of the Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series.
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Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.

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The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies

Asian Cutural Council Senior Advisor Ralph Samuelson MA ’71 performs traditional music on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), with a special performance by dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.

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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Joseph Strella, Genna DeGroot, Gabe Gordon, Nicole Dalessandro, and Hailey Sowden in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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March

Elemental
Elemental
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
A free screening of Elemental, the inaugural film of a new documentary film series "The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series."
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The Long Way "Home": Art, Change, and Imagination
The Long Way "Home": Art, Change, and Imagination
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 4:15pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street
An artist talk by Sundus Abdul Hadi about re-claiming identity, overcoming struggle, and using art as a vehicle for social change.
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Graduate Recital: Dina Maccabee
Graduate Recital: Dina Maccabee
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Dina Maccabee presents Graduate Thesis Recital.
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Senior Recital: Merry Li
Senior Recital: Merry Li
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
Merry Li presents A Show from the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
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Music of Survival
Music of Survival
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:30pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, College of Film and the Moving Image
Featuring a performance by bandurist, kobzar (bard), and composer Julian Kytasty, a screening of the film Music of Survival about the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, and a discussion with film director Orest Sushko.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert:  Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres.
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Senior Recital: Ming Zhu
Senior Recital: Ming Zhu
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Ming Zhu presents Tunes of Ancient China: Ming’s Guqin Senior Recital.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert:  Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres.
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Omnia Hegazy
Omnia Hegazy
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and Arabic folk. At Wesleyan, Ms. Hegazy will be accompanied for the first time outside of New York City by drummer Max Maples, bassist Carl Limbacher, electric guitarist Coyote Anderson, and Natalia Perlaza on Arabic percussion and tabla.

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Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center in honor of their daughter, Isadora Dannin ’14.
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The Craft of Story: Narrative Strategies in Film and Writing
The Craft of Story: Narrative Strategies in Film and Writing
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Russell House
In this literary talk, Sadia Shepard ’97 will discuss narrative strategies in writing and film.
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The Other Half of Tomorrow with Sadia Shepard ’97
The Other Half of Tomorrow with Sadia Shepard ’97
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:15pm
Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace
Sadia Shepard ’97 presents her documentary film The Other Half of Tomorrow, which looks at contemporary Pakistan through the perspective of dynamic female change-makers: artists, activists, educators, politicians, and athletes.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of seniors Luca Ameri, Raphael A. Leitz, Dat Vu, and Derrick Qi Wang in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.

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Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin - Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015
Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin - Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A graduate recital by Daniel Fishkin.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Raphael Xavier: Hip Hop
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Raphael Xavier: Hip Hop
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
Raphael Xavier will teach a hip hop Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during his first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Eddie Taketa
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Eddie Taketa
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Eddie Taketa of Doug Varone and Dancers 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 - Kate Weare
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Kate Weare
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Kate Weare, Artistic Director of Kate Weare 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 her first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Stuart Singer
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Stuart Singer
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00am
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
Stuart Singer of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance 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 - Alison Manning: Horton Technique
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Alison Manning: Horton Technique
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio
Alison Manning, Managing Director & Co-Producer of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, will teach a Horton Technique Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during her first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14, 2015. 

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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D'Orleans Juste
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D'Orleans Juste
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Roxane D'Orleans Juste, Associate Artistic Director of Limón Dance 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 - Dianne Walker: Tap
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Dianne Walker: Tap
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:30pm
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
Dianne Walker, Artistic Director of Boston's TapDancin, Inc., will teach a tap 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
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Ronald K. Brown
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Ronald K. Brown, Artistic Director of Evidence, A Dance 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 - David Dorfman
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - David Dorfman
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
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: Choreographers Conversation
DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00pm
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center 265 Church Street, Middletown
Meet choreographers Brian Brooks, Wendy Whelan, David Dorfman, and Ronald K. Brown during a noontime conversation moderated by Nicole Stanton, Chair of the Wesleyan University Dance Department.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Wendy Whelan: Ballet
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Wendy Whelan: Ballet
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio
Wendy Whelan, Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, will teach a ballet Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during her first time teaching at DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Brian Brooks
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Brian Brooks
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio
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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Senior Recital: Ben Zucker
Senior Recital: Ben Zucker
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Ben Zucker performs Poetics in Motion.
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Stanley Maxwell
Stanley Maxwell
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Stanley Maxwell plays original music with intricate group improvisations, and won "Best Jazz Song" at the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. The quartet features Andy Chatfield on drums, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano.
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February

Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts
Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children’s concert featuring very special guest Nora The Piano Cat and an orchestral suite from the animated Disney/Pixar movie Up! (2009), performed by the Wesleyan University Orchestra.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Connecticut premiere by nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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Workshop: Dance from Northern Sumatra
Workshop: Dance from Northern Sumatra
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:30pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue
A dance workshop open to all experience levels with members of Tari Aceh! Participants will learn Saman, a popular dance form from Indonesia that combines text, poetry, and movement.
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Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh
Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
Organized and moderated by University Professor of Music Sumarsam, this panel will discuss performing art as a space for expressing Indonesia-Islam encounters.
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Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A panel discussion about the Picture/Thing exhibition featuring artists Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, and Letha Wilson; and the curators Sasha Rudensky and Jeffrey Schiff.

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Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Professor of History and Letters Laurie Nussdorfer as she shares her favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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A Body in a Library
A Body in a Library
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00pm
Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street
A Body in Places is dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake’s first solo project, which incorporates both performative and non-performative elements, and includes the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fifth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, performed by the composer with special guest artist Lydia Brown, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and Associate Conductor, Metropolitan Opera.
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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of 17 Border Crossings, a solo work written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips based on his actual travel experiences.
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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including two evening concerts.
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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including afternoon workshops and talks.

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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Workshops and Talks
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00am
Music Rehearsal Hall 105, 60 Wyllys Avenue
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including afternoon workshops and talks.

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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including two evening concerts.
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History Matters...Careers: "From History Major to Arts Center Director”
History Matters...Careers: "From History Major to Arts Center Director”
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm
Public Affairs Center 002
Pamela Tatge '84 P'16, Director of Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, reflects on the role her History major and her Wesleyan education played in her personal and professional path.

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Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine
Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht shares a Romantic fifth: the famous Fifth Symphony of Charles-Marie Widor, Moonlight and Roses, and other schmaltz in an afternoon intermezzo for Valentine’s Day.
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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars perform a spirited fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae, and rhythmic traditional folk.
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Friday Visiting Artist Studio Showing: Kellie Ann Lynch
Friday Visiting Artist Studio Showing: Kellie Ann Lynch
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio
Kellie Ann Lynch is a New Haven-based dancer who has been dancing and touring nationally with Adele Myers & Dancers since 2008, and New York City-based Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. since 2010.
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3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies
A lecture by Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies, and Founding Director of MIT Japan Program.
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Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89
Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall
"Putty in the Blister," a lecture by Rachel Harrison '89, one of the ten artists featured in the Picture/Thing exhibition.
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Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser - At the Leadmine
Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser - At the Leadmine
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
A graduate recital by Peter Blasser.
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Muslim Women: Drawing From the Past to Move Forward in the Future
Muslim Women: Drawing From the Past to Move Forward in the Future
Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:30pm
The Russell House
Dr. Feryal Salem will talk about the need for the female voice in Islamic scholarship and give an outline of some contemporary Muslim women's contributions to classical Islamic scholarship
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Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Finger-style guitarist Stephen Bennett presents original compositions and arrangements of the Beatles, Ennio Morricone, and Elmer Bernstein.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00pm
CFA Hall
After a 5:30pm artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima, a walking tour of the three galleries will begin at CFA Hall at 6pm, with a reception in each location.
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Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Following the talk will be a walking tour of the three galleries, with a reception in each location.
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January

Calefax Reed Quintet
Calefax Reed Quintet
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music by Bach, Shostakovich, and others arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
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Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
Picture/Thing presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison '89, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. Curated by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and Professor of Art Jeffrey Schiff.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 24, 2015 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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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:30pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 12:30pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:30am
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:30am
Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a tour with one of the curators of Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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Downton Abbey Season Five Preview Party
Downton Abbey Season Five Preview Party
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
See the premiere of Downton Abbey season five before it airs. Free, registration required, space is limited.
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2014

December

Creative Stages
Creative Stages
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:30pm
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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Creative Stages
Creative Stages
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4:30am
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa. Drumming and dance students perform under the direction of choreographer Iddi Saaka and drummers John Dankwa and Nate Ash-Morgan '08, plus guest artists.

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Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Featuring new works by advanced student choreographers Eury German '16, Lakisha Gonsalves '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Chloe Jones '15, Clara Pinsky '16, Djibril Sall '16, and Nora Thompson '15.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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'All' means 'necessary'
'All' means 'necessary'
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Savor the results of months of intensive creative ferment under the tutelage of the legendary composer and artist David Behrman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.
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Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Winter Dance Concert: vis-à-vis
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Featuring new works by advanced student choreographers Eury German '16, Lakisha Gonsalves '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Chloe Jones '15, Clara Pinsky '16, Djibril Sall '16, and Nora Thompson '15.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese gamelan. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Veronica Doubleday Concert with John Baily: Women’s Traditional Songs from Afghanistan
Veronica Doubleday Concert with John Baily: Women’s Traditional Songs from Afghanistan
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
London vocalist Veronica Doubleday accompanies her singing of Persian-language texts on daireh frame drum, and John Baily joins her on the two-stringed dutar lute.
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Veronica Doubleday Talk: Emotional Expression in Women’s Music-Making in Afghanistan
Veronica Doubleday Talk: Emotional Expression in Women’s Music-Making in Afghanistan
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
Veronica Doubleday, Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, London University, considers the emotional impact of songs and dance from the western Afghan city of Herat.
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WesWinds: The Wind Ensemble of Wesleyan University
WesWinds: The Wind Ensemble of Wesleyan University
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce conducts the WesWinds fall concert.
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Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China
Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 114
"Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China," a lecture by Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyan chamber music students perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Frank Bridge, Claude Debussy, Ferdinando Carulli, and others.

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Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy the melodious sounds of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts '85.
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South Indian Voice: Beginners Performance
South Indian Voice: Beginners Performance
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Beginning South Indian voice students will perform the exercises and simple compositions of Purandara Dasa, Appayya Dikshitar, and others. 
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November

Creative Stages
Creative Stages
Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:00pm
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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Artist Talk: Ghada Amer
Artist Talk: Ghada Amer
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:15pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street
Egyptian artist Ghada Amer will discuss how her paintings explore female desire and its representation(s) using female figures sewn onto canvas and partially hidden behind threads and paint.
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Music from East Asia
Music from East Asia
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A variety of musical styles and repertories from East Asian cultures, featuring Wesleyan’s three East Asian ensembles—the Chinese Music Ensemble, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents an evening of popular holiday classics (including an audience sing-along) under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

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Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java
Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, presents classical music of Central Java.
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The Slot
The Slot
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Featuring works by graduate music students Peter Blasser, Cecilia Lopez, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom, and Luke Macdonald '17.
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Creative Content Concert
Creative Content Concert
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Pheeroan akLaff directs a performance by students in Music 459 “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I.”
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Carmelita Tropicana and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Carmelita Tropicana and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall
Moderated by Associate Professor of Anthropology Gina Ulysse, panelists will include Carmelita Tropicana, Marcial Godoy-Anativi, and Jennifer Celestin '07.
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Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in an attempt to investigate the self as being just a process: a "no one" that could be constructed or manipulated.
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Opening Reception: Create and Curate—Student-Organized Exhibition
Opening Reception: Create and Curate—Student-Organized Exhibition
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center, Hallway Gallery
The Friends of the Davison Art Center coordinate the second student-curated exhibition of work created by current students.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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Senior Recital: Jason Jia
Senior Recital: Jason Jia
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Jason Jia performs organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Jehan Alain, Marcel Dupré, and Maurice Duruflé as part of his senior recital, "Bombarde! Safety Not Guaranteed."
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Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I
Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
Roundtable discussion with Professor of English Sean McCann, Professor of History Ronald Schatz, and Olin Professor of American Studies, Emeritus Richard S. Slotkin.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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Dina Maccabee: Self-Same Sounds
Dina Maccabee: Self-Same Sounds
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Dina Maccabee presents new vocal pieces exploring the properties of the voice in dialogue with its many mediated reproductions, featuring student vocal group The Mixolydians.
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Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Sam Friedman '13 demonstrates some of the many ways that the harmonica has been utilized in the nearly 200 years since its invention, accompanied by piano, guitar, bass, and vocals.
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Riffat Sultana and Party
Riffat Sultana and Party
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The New England debut of Sufi fusion singer Riffat Sultana and Party. Her divinely soulful voice evokes her musical ancestry, blending Indian and Pakistani influences with guitar, tabla, dhol, bansuri, and harmonium.
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Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall

Hear from Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party about her experiences as a Muslim woman artist both in America and abroad in Pakistan and India.

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Wesleyan Concert Choir: Let All Nations Sing
Wesleyan Concert Choir: Let All Nations Sing
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The Wesleyan Concert Choir presents Let All Nations Sing, a selection of folk tunes from all around the world, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

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Eiko Otake: Nakedness
Eiko Otake: Nakedness
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:30pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Seminar Room
Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake will give a lecture, titled “Nakedness,” during which she will discuss physical, metaphorical, and metaphysical nakedness, and explore what it means for an artist to be naked.
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Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)

Mohd Anis Md Nor, Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology at the Cultural Centre (School of Performing Arts), University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, will discuss Islam, music, and dance in Southeast Asia.

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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October

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work SPILL
Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work SPILL
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall

Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, SPILL, a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Hkeelee (Talk to Me)
Hkeelee (Talk to Me)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
A solo performance by Lebanese American writer, actress, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 that explores family, memory, and politics.
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 Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions
Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Daniel Fishkin presents a diverse program of American avant-garde composition and the experimental canon, filtered through and radically reinterpreted by invented instruments.
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A Symphony à la carte
A Symphony à la carte
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, showcases a selection of movements from several large-scale symphonic works and presents an opportunity for the audience vote on which composition they would like to hear in its entirety in the spring.
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Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea - Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars
Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea - Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The premiere performance of To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio in response to recent political changes in Crimea.
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Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride
Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
David Macbride, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, performs selected sonatas by John Cage, Domenico Scarlatti, and original works based on those composers for harpsichord, piano, and prepared piano.
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Panel Discussion: Indigenous Ukrainian Perspectives of Crimea Post Russian-Invasion
Panel Discussion: Indigenous Ukrainian Perspectives of Crimea Post Russian-Invasion
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Panelists will include Arsen Zhumadilov, Ayla Bakkalli, Greta Uehling, and Alim Aliyev.
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Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:30pm
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan's klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub.
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Painting for the People: Lithography in France in the 19th Century
Painting for the People: Lithography in France in the 19th Century
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm
Davison Art Center, Print Reference Library
Join the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Friends of the Davison Art Center for Painting for the People, a short course on French lithographs in the 19th century.
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Artful Lunch Series: Keiji Shinohara
Artful Lunch Series: Keiji Shinohara
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Artist in Residence Keiji Shinohara as he shares his favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Studio Performance: Fleur D'Orange—Hind Benali, Artistic Director
Studio Performance: Fleur D'Orange—Hind Benali, Artistic Director
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
Moroccan choreographer/dancer Hind Benali presents a studio showing and talks about her dramatic movement work exploring culture and religion.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IV
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IV
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fourth of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Vijay Iyer Trio
Vijay Iyer Trio
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A “distinctive redefinition of the jazz piano trio” (JazzTimes) by pianist Vijay Iyer, with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Tyshawn Sorey MA '11.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, October 11, 2014 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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Tomomi Adachi
Tomomi Adachi
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
Japanese vocal and electronics performer, composer, and instrument builder Tomomi Adachi presents his wide-ranging activities with special guest Ayako Kataoka.
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Klezmer Concert
Klezmer Concert
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00pm
Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue
A concert and lecture about old klezmer traditions and new Yiddish music by clarinetist Michael Winograd and accordion player Christina Crowder.
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 Getting to Know You
Getting to Know You
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Featuring works by graduate music students José Juan Garcia, Cecilia Lopez, Ron Shalom, Cleek Schrey, and others.
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Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 4:00pm
Higganum Congregational Church 23 Parsonage Road, Higganum
In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.
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The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart
The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin, and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola
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The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“A spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche” (The New York Times) explores the private life, loves, and idiosyncrasies of Susan Sontag in the Connecticut premiere of this solo show.
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The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“A spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche” (The New York Times) explores the private life, loves, and idiosyncrasies of Susan Sontag in the Connecticut premiere of this solo show.
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Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry
Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 4:15pm
Public Affairs Center, Room 002

Eli Clifton, co-author of the Center for American Progress' groundbreaking report Fear, Inc., will describe the investigative tools he used to help reveal the nexus of politicians, professional Islamophobes, and big money special interests who have fueled the spike in Islamophobia in the United States.

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Masterclass: Filippo Mariottini
Masterclass: Filippo Mariottini
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:30pm
Memorial Chapel
In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.
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September

Panel Discussion: The Science of A World of Dreams
Panel Discussion: The Science of A World of Dreams
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
“The Science of A World of Dreams” will include panelists Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff, John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy William Herbst, Professor of Computer Science James Lipton, and Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science Johan Varekamp, and as moderator, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Ishita Mukerji.
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Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 50 Emmanuel Church Road, Killingworth
In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.
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Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai presents the New England premiere of Rasamanjari, a celebration of the classical dance language of India, as the conclusion of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival.
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Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors.
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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The United States debut of the duo of Grammy Award–winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (pictured), who plays Mohan Veena (a modified lap slide guitar), with 19-year-old virtuoso Keyboard Sathya.
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Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30pm
CFA Hall
Directed by Sumantra Ghosal, this new film celebrates Malavika Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance.
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Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00pm
CFA Hall
Tula Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world.
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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalist B. Balasubrahmaniyan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin.
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Gallery Talk: Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight—Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker
Gallery Talk: Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight—Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Photographers Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker sensitively portray captive animals in an evocative exhibition that asks viewers to reflect on our complicated relationships with other animals.
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Henna and Chaat
Henna and Chaat
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:00pm
Olin Library Lobby
Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students Association.
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Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall

Harvard Professor of Music & South Asian Studies Richard Wolf discusses his forthcoming novel about drummers, dancers, and other participants at a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Peter Blasser: Sidrazzi Gamelan
Peter Blasser: Sidrazzi Gamelan
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Through compositions and improvisations, graduate music student Peter Blasser’s ensemble will weave the sidrazzi (an electronic organ) and gamelan together.
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When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 speaks about the creation of the musical In The Heights during his time at Wesleyan.
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Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:00pm
Music Studios Room 301
A lecture by the Director of the Yiddish Language Institute at the Yiddish Book Center Asya Vaisman Schulman.
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Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert
Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci (pictured) as a solo artist, the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist, and Tavasha Shannon a.k.a. Miss Undastood of Queens, New York. The evening concert will be hosted by Boston's Mr. Lif, and will also feature the Nomadic Wax Collective, a live backing band that will include bass, drums, keys, guitar, and a DJ.

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Miss Undastood Workshop: The Art of Rhyme - Exploring Islam and Hip Hop through Verse Writing
Miss Undastood Workshop: The Art of Rhyme - Exploring Islam and Hip Hop through Verse Writing
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3:30pm
World Music Hall
In this workshop, Miss Undastood will explore the topic of Islam and hip hop using poetry and verse writing, supported by a live DJ.
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Maimouna Youssef Workshop: Freestyling through the History of American Music - Improvisation 101
Maimouna Youssef Workshop: Freestyling through the History of American Music - Improvisation 101
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:45pm
World Music Hall

A hip hop workshop with Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh, based in Washington, D.C.

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Meryem Saci Workshop: Music Is Medicine—Hip Hop Therapy for the Bifurcated Soul
Meryem Saci Workshop: Music Is Medicine—Hip Hop Therapy for the Bifurcated Soul
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
In this workshop, Meryem Saci will explore her experiences as a refugee, an artist, and a Muslim woman. She will unpack the therapeutic and spiritual benefits that music can provide, pulling examples and lessons from her own history and life story.
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LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“In its emotional nakedness, free-associative logic, and frank sensuality, the work of the Israeli-born couple Lee Sher and Saar Harari is inventive and arresting.”
—The New Yorker
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Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the 'Muslim Problem'
Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the 'Muslim Problem'
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Organized and moderated by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk, this panel will include Associate Professor of French and Letters Typhaine Leservot, Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 (pictured), Dr. M. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut, and Aida Mansoor, president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.
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Yiddish Foodways
Yiddish Foodways
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:00pm
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
A lecture and workshop on Jewish food traditions by culinary ethnographer Eve Jochnowitz.
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Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat
Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)
Alessandra Ciucci analyzes a wedding celebration in Morocco to determine the role(s) of the shikhat, a class of professional female singer-dancers.
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Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The exhibition includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate.
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Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

Vocalist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Giacomo Gates, winner of DownBeat's 2012 Critics Poll for “Rising Star Male Vocalist,” performs tunes from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller.

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Freedom Summer Symposium
Freedom Summer Symposium
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:30pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue
Featuring a keynote lecture by Margaret Burnham, Professor of Law and Founder of Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Institute at Northeastern University; and panel discussions with participants including Wesleyan alumni Ron Young '86, John Suter '67, and Stephen Oleskey '64 moderated by Wesleyan Professor of African American Studies and English Ashraf Rushdy.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 13, 2014 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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Freedom Summer Rolling Concert
Freedom Summer Rolling Concert
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, Olin Memorial Library Steps, Memorial Chapel
Featuring performances by the Unity Choir and Children's Choir of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church, Middletown High School Choir, Wesleyan Singers, Dar Williams '89, and Kim and
Reggie Harris
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Civil Rights Activism and Wesleyan
Civil Rights Activism and Wesleyan
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00pm
Special Collections and Archives, Olin Memorial Library, 252 Church Street
An exhibition featuring historic Civil Rights-era Wesleyan materials, documents, and photographs.
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Opening Reception: Call to Action— American Posters in World War I
Opening Reception: Call to Action— American Posters in World War I
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Selected from the collection of the Davison Art Center, the exhibition includes more than 30 American World War I posters designed by James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, and others.
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Artist Talk: Faye Driscoll
Artist Talk: Faye Driscoll
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
"A startlingly original talent" (The New York Times), choreographer and director Faye Driscoll is a Creative Campus Fellow at Wesleyan this fall, researching and developing Thank You For Coming: Play, one of a series of works she will be creating over the next several years.
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CD Launch Party: Walking Still
CD Launch Party: Walking Still
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:30pm
Davison Art Center
Celebrate the release of the album Walking Still by the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists, directed by Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.
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Opening Reception: Not of This World
Opening Reception: Not of This World
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Uncover the hidden stories of East Asia's religion and folklore in this exhibition of the most compelling artworks from Wesleyan's College of East Asian Studies.
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Yiddish Song on Stage
Yiddish Song on Stage
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 4:00pm
Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue
A musical presentation on song in the Yiddish theater by mezzo-soprano Monica Krajewska and pianist Natasha Ulyanovsky.
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Bach to School
Bach to School
Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Fifth annual Bach to School opening of the concert year by Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, performing music from his globe-spanning concerts. 

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Reinier van Houdt
Reinier van Houdt
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Connecticut debut of Netherlands-based pianist Reinier van Houdt featuring works by Peter Adriaansz, Luc Ferrari, Jerry Hunt, and Michael Pisaro.
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July

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part III
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part III
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the third of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with special guest Judi Silvano
Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with special guest Judi Silvano
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The world premiere of Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with bassist Peter Slavov, drummer Lamy Istrefi and special guest vocalist Judi Silvano.

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Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
World Music Hall
Aaron Jafferis will discuss his work and demonstrate his approach to hip-hop theater.
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WESU 75th Anniversary Doo Wop Extravaganza
WESU 75th Anniversary Doo Wop Extravaganza
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00pm
Middletown High School Performing Arts Center
88.1 FM WESU Middletown presents a fundraising concert in celebration of 75 years of community radio & 35 years of the "Moondog Matinee" radio show.
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Camille A. Brown and Dancers
Camille A. Brown and Dancers
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

The Connecticut premieres of excerpts from Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012) and The Groove to Nobody's Business (2007), and New Second Line (2006); as well as the work-in-progress Black Girl, which will premiere at The Joyce Theater in New York in 2015, featuring a solo by Artistic Director Camille A. Brown, winner of the 2012 Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award.

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James Grashow: Art and Cardboard
James Grashow: Art and Cardboard
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
James Grashow returns to Wesleyan to discuss his recent work with corrugated cardboard.
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Zili Misik
Zili Misik
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard [Rain Location: Crowell Concert Hall]
Bring a picnic, then dance with family and friends to the powerful New World Soul rhythms of Zili Misik at a free outdoor concert in the CFA Courtyard!
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Banning Eyre: Tales from the Afropop Road - Bringing the World to American Public Radio
Banning Eyre: Tales from the Afropop Road - Bringing the World to American Public Radio
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:10pm
CFA Hall
Banning Eyre is an author, guitarist, journalist, and Senior Editor at Afropop.org.
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