Center For the Arts 

All Upcoming Events

Below are all upcoming events. To view the archives of past events, please click here.


2016
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2016

April

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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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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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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
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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May

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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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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
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.
Full Description Buy Tickets
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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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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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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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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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A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 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
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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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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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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West African Drumming and Dance Concert - DATE CHANGED
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)
Master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, who retired as Adjunct Professor of Music in December, returns for a farewell concert and reunion featuring past and present students.
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Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs new works for live-electronics under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
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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.
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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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Traditional West African Drumming, Singing, and Dancing
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:30pm
CFA Courtyard
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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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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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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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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June

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Aaron Jafferis: Preaching from the Choir—Can Hip Hop Theater Change Us?
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Hip hop poet and playwright Aaron Jafferis performs excerpts of works in progress and grapples with existential questions.
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Nation Beat
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Dance to northeast Brazilian grooves and New Orleans funk as the Brooklyn-based collective Nation Beat returns to Wesleyan.
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July

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Ani Cordero
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
New York singer-songwriter Ani Cordero will discuss the inspiration she found in classic Latin American songs of love and protest from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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Jimmy Greene Quartet 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Grammy Award-nominated jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene brings his Quartet to Wesleyan.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IX
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce will perform two world premiere fugues, among other piano works.
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Mohamad Hafez
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez discusses his work and creative process, which reflect the political turmoil in the Middle East.
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Faye Driscoll
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Award-winning choreographer and director Faye Driscoll will discuss her work, process, and recent questions that drive her practice.
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RUBBERBANDance Group: Vic’s Mix
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s RUBBERBANDance Group returns to Wesleyan to perform the United States premiere of Vic’s Mix (2016).
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