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All Upcoming Events

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

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Creative Stages
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4:30 AM
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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Creative Stages
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM
CPTV
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the original documentary Creative Stages, hosted by Ed Wierzbicki. This half-hour special is devoted to the arts, as Mr. Wierzbicki takes viewers “inside the creative process” while interviewing Connecticut artists and exploring local arts organizations, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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Downton Abbey Season Five Preview Party
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall
See the premiere of Downton Abbey season five before it airs. Free, registration required, space is limited.
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Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a tour with one of the curators of Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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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Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
Picture/Thing presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve.
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Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue

The Annual Dr. Cynthia Novack Lecture (in Memoriam) will feature guest speaker Dr. Rebecca Rossen ’90, dance historian, choreographer, and Assistant Professor in the Performance as Public Practice Program and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin.

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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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Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM
CFA Hall
Artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Following the talk will be a walking tour of the three galleries, with a reception in each location.
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Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM
CFA Hall
After a 5:30pm artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima, a walking tour of the three galleries will begin at CFA Hall at 6pm, with a reception in each location.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Montréal’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
Montréal’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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Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser - At the Leadmine
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Hall
A graduate recital by Peter Blasser.
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Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM
CFA Hall
A lecture by Rachel Harrison, one of the ten artists featured in the Picture/Thing exhibition.
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3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies
A lecture by Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies, and Founding Director of MIT Japan Program.
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Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht shares a Romantic fifth: the famous Fifth Symphony of Charles-Marie Widor, schmaltz by Franz Liszt, and other works in an afternoon intermezzo for Valentine’s Day.
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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Concert
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM
World Music Hall

A festival of artisanal and homemade electronic music together with the instruments and instrumentation used to make it, including an original instrument performance of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music David Behrman’s legendary Runthrough, performances by Tara RodgersMark Verbos, Michael Johnsen, and a special reunion performance of Analogos.

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Workshops and Talks: Idiopreneurial Entrephonics
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM
World Music Hall
Workshops, talks, and general hilarity with all of the Idiopreneurial Entrephonics festival participants.

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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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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Concert
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM
World Music Hall

A festival of artisanal and homemade electronic music together with the instruments and instrumentation used to make it, including an original instrument performance of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music David Behrman’s legendary Runthrough, performances by Tara RodgersMark Verbos, Michael Johnsen, and a special reunion performance of Analogos.

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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.
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A Body in Places
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street
A Body in Places is dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake’s first solo project, which incorporates both performative and non-performative elements, and includes the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Artist in Residence Laurie Nussdorfer as she shares her favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A panel discussion about the Picture/Thing exhibition featuring artists Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, and Letha Wilson; and the curators Sasha Rudensky and Jeffrey Schiff.

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Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:15 PM
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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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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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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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM
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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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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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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Senior Recital: Ben Zucker
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
Ben Zucker performs Poetics in Motion.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Classes
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio and Cross Street Dance Studio
Twelve Master Classes provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographer Conversation
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center 265 Church Street, Middletown
Meet four of the DanceMasters Master Class teachers during a noontime Choreographer Conversation moderated by a Wesleyan Dance Department faculty member.
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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14, 2015. 

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DanceMasters Weekend: Master Classes
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio and Cross Street Dance Studio
Twelve Master Classes provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
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Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin - Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM
World Music Hall
A graduate recital by Daniel Fishkin.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of seniors Raphael Leitz, Nita Mukand, Luca Ameri, Derrick Qi Wang, and Dat Vu in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.

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The Other Half of Tomorrow with Sadia Shepard ’97
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:15 PM
Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace
Sadia Shepard ’97 presents her documentary film The Other Half of Tomorrow, which looks at contemporary Pakistan through the perspective of dynamic female change-makers: artists, activists, educators, politicians, and athletes.
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The Craft of Story: Narrative Strategies in Film and Writing
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
The Russell House
In this literary talk, Sadia Shepard ’97 will discuss narrative strategies in writing and film.
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Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Davison Art Center
Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center in honor of their daughter, Isadora Dannin ’14.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres.
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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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Senior Recital: Ming Zhu
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall
Ming Zhu presents Tunes of Ancient China: Ming’s Guqin Senior Recital.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres.
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Senior Recital: Merry Li
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM
World Music Hall
Merry Li presents A Show from the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
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Graduate Recital: Dina Maccabbee
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Dina Maccabee presents Graduate Thesis Recital.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Joseph Strella, Genna DeGroot, Gabe Gordon, Nicole Dalessandro, and Hailey Sowden in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies
Asian Cutural Council Senior Advisor Ralph Samuelson MA ’71 performs traditional music on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), followed by a performance with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.
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Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.

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Ida: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Courtyard Terrace
Ida is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel of the same name.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Oluwaseun Odubiro performs Flies Flucht.
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Ida: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Courtyard Terrace
Ida is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel of the same name.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Ida: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Courtyard Terrace
Ida is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel of the same name.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Serena Berry, Stephen MacNeille, Isaac Pollan, Madeleine Chabot, Adrian Nugent-Head, and Miles Cornwall in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Robert Dannin: The “Money Shot” and Other 20th Century Artifacts
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM
CFA Hall
Robert Dannin holds a doctorate in ethno-linguistics and anthropology from the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. He was the director of Magnum Photos Inc. from 1985 to 1990 and taught urban anthropology at New York University from 1993 to 2003.
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Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
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Senior Recital: Jacob Masters
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
Jacob Masters performs Exploring F#.
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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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Senior Recital: Robert Don
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM
World Music Hall
Robert Don performs Humble: An Indie Game Expo.
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Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Tim Gallivan performs Let There Be Light!
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Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM
World Music Hall
Jaime de Venecia performs Black Mirrors.
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Opening Reception: Muslim Women’s Voices - A Photography Exhibition
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut coordinates an exhibition of photography focused on Muslim women in America.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dandara Catete, Sarah Esocoff, Katherine Du, Virgil B/G Taylor, and Sarah Koppelkam in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Toneburst
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM
CFA Hall
The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs new works by ensemble members, and old electronic works newly arranged for laptop ensemble, under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn.
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Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:45 PM
Buddhist House, 356 Washington St.
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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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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The Elizabeth Verveer Tischler Piano Recital
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM
The Russell House
A piano recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition.
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Senior Recital: J. Parker Wilson
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
J. Parker Wilson performs In the Willow Garden.
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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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Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM
World Music Hall
Jason Brogan performs Jason Brogan: thesis.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks: Alexa Burzinski, Brandon Eng, Rachel Hirsch, Samuel Usdan, and Gavriella Wolf.
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Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:15 PM
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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The Bald Soprano
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Cello Recital
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan cellists under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frédéric François Chopin, Scott Joplin, and others.
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The Bald Soprano
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, present an exciting evening of jazz repertoire by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and others.
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Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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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The Bald Soprano
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Senior Recital: Jacob Feder
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Memorial Chapel

Jacob Feder performs All is Fair.

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The Big Draw: Middletown
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, Art Workshops, and Davison Art Center
This fourth annual community event invites everyone to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.
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The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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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The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Senior Recital: Zachary Cantor
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
Zachary Kantor performs In Return: A Recital by Zachary Kantor.
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Senior Recital: Vivian Deng
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Memorial Chapel

Vivian Deng performs Cello Recital.

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Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen perform Diving: The Collected Works of Chris Sailor and Zack Cohen.
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What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play Water by the Spoonful received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin's life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning.
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Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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Adedoyin Teriba: Tribal Marks and Architecture—Form, Identities in Brazil and Southwest Nigeria (1830s - 1920s)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Adedoyin Teriba is a graduate student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.
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Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 30, 2015 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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Collegium Musicum
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history, directed by Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden.
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Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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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Spring Dance Concert
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Four members of the New York Virtuoso Singers, under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum, will present a concert of new and recent music for voice by Wesleyan graduate students and others.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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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Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
“Introduction to Dance” and beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance).
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“Middle Kingdom” in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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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A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM
CFA Hall
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 Voice and Solkattu
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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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WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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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Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
The annual Organ Romp features wacky and wild programming: silly music, unlikely music to be played on the organ, new music, guest artists, and a themed costume suggestion—watch for the poster—come join the fun.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM
CFA Courtyard

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer Iddi Saaka and master drummer Abraham Adzenyah with their students in three levels of “West African Dance” courses, plus guest artists.

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Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Harbor Park, Harbor Drive, Middletown
Spend an afternoon at Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter featuring live music, visual art installations, plein air painting, a kids activity zone, environmental exhibits, and much more to bring you closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River.
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Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair.
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