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Past Music Department Events

Past events presented by the Music Department.


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2016

May

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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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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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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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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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
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Wesleyan Cello Ensemble - CANCELED
Wesleyan Cello Ensemble - CANCELED
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan cellists perform under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky. This event has been canceled.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China
Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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

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March

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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Anchiskhati Church Choir
Anchiskhati Church Choir
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Master singers at the oldest church in Tbilisi, members of the Anchiskhati Church Choir return to Wesleyan to present a concert of secular and sacred music from the Republic of Georgia.

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

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VIII
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VIII
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the eighth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Orchestra Children's Concert and Musical Petting Zoo
Orchestra Children's Concert and Musical Petting Zoo
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children's concert by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina followed by a multi-station instrument petting zoo.
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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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2015

December

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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September

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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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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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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May

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2014

December

'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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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October

 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut