Center For the Arts 

Spring 2017 Events

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A Celebration of Silent Sounds
A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30pm
Memorial Chapel
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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South Indian Music Student Recital
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyanand David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, May 4, 2017 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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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert (CANCELED)
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert (CANCELED)
Friday, May 5, 2017 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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Heinrich Isaac: Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I
Heinrich Isaac: Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, performs works by Heinrich Isaac.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Shake features choreography and direction by Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia.
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Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles
Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A performance by the Taiko Drumming Ensemble and Korean Drumming Ensemble perform.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Shake features choreography and direction by Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra Concert
Wesleyan University Orchestra Concert
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra will preform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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Worlds of Dance Concert (PRICE CHANGED)
Worlds of Dance Concert (PRICE CHANGED)
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A performance by beginning dance students.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan Concert Choir presents music from classical and modern choral repertoire.
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Wesleyan Chinese Ensemble Spring Concert
Wesleyan Chinese Ensemble Spring Concert
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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WesWinds Spring Concert
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
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Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Toneburst Electroextravaganza features premieres of works written by the ensemble members as well as recent works by Linda Buckley, Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, and Jeff Snyder.
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Composing, Performing, and Listening
Composing, Performing, and Listening
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance of new compositions by music students under the direction onf Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila.
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Annual Organ Romp
Annual Organ Romp
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan organists and their friends get together for an evening of musical jokes and old and new music.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)
An invigorating performance filled with rhythms of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka joined by his students and guest artists and drummers.
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Senior Recital: William King (DATE CHANGED)
Senior Recital: William King (DATE CHANGED)
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by William KingPolymodal Inventions.
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Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2017's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.
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