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Past Music Department Events

Past events presented by the Music Department.


2014
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2014

December

'All' means 'necessary'
'All' means 'necessary'
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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 7:00 PM
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 4:15 PM
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 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce conducts the WesWinds fall concert.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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 7:00 PM
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

Music from East Asia
Music from East Asia
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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 7:00 PM
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 9:00 PM
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 7:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Pheeroan akLaff directs a performance by students in Music 459 “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I.”
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Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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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In the Heights
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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 2:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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 6:00 PM
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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In the Heights
In the Heights
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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 9:00 PM
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 3:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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 7:00 PM
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 5:00 PM
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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Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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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October

 Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions
Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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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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 8:00 PM
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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Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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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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 3:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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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Tomomi Adachi
Tomomi Adachi
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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 4:00 PM
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 9:00 PM
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 4:00 PM
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 3:00 PM
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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Masterclass: Filippo Mariottini
Masterclass: Filippo Mariottini
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Memorial Chapel
In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.
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September

Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Recital: Filippo Mariottini
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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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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 4:15 PM
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 9:00 PM
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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Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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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Yiddish Foodways
Yiddish Foodways
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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 4:15 PM
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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Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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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CD Launch Party: Walking Still
CD Launch Party: Walking Still
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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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Yiddish Song on Stage
Yiddish Song on Stage
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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 8:00 PM
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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