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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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Artist Talk: Ghada Amer
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street
Egyptian artist Ghada Amer will discuss how her paintings explore female desire and its representation(s) using female figures sewn onto canvas and partially hidden behind threads and paint.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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'All' means 'necessary'
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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Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

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

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Calefax Reed Quintet
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Stephen Bennett
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of 17 Border Crossings, a solo work written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips based on his actual travel experiences.
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Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Connecticut premiere by nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
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Stanley Maxwell
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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 and percussion, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano and melodica.
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Omnia Hegazy
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and maqam-based Arabic folk with politically charged lyrics.

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The Nile Project
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
The dozen musicians in The Nile Project perform “joyous and even raucous” (NPR Music) songs from traditions of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda in this Connecticut premiere.
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Leila Buck Workshop Performance
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 presents a work-in-progress showing of a collaborative commissioned theatrical work.
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Leila Buck Workshop Performance
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 presents a work-in-progress showing of a collaborative commissioned theatrical work.
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