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2018

September

Bach to School
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Artist in Residence Ronald Ebrecht's ninth annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar, Bach to School, also marks the start of a celebration of 30 years of his teaching at Wesleyan.
The MASH
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm
Various locations on Wesleyan University campus

FREE!

Inspired by Fête de la Musique (also known as Make Music Day), the seventh annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student, faculty, and alumni bands.
Opening Reception: Chado—The Way of Tea
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

The exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea explores the prominent role and significance of the tea ceremony as an art and spiritual practice in China and Japan.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00am
World Music Hall

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Open to all children ages 7 to 14, no prior experience necessary. Come for the first class free—if your child likes it, sign them up!
Two Seasons
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Hop River Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of David H. Vaughan, perform Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, and Fall in New England by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.
Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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Crackling with high-energy physicality, Raphael Xavier's Point of Interest features a series of solos, duets, and quintets set to his soundscape of beats, spoken word poetry, and musical rhythms.
Virginia San Fratello: Emerging Objects
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

A talk by architect, artist, and educator Virginia San Fratello, "Emerging Objects."
Opening Reception: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Opening reception for multimedia artist Kahlil Robert Irving's first solo exhibition in New England, including a gallery talk with Associate Professor Anthony Hatch.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Kitchen Ceilí and Friends
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Kitchen Ceilí features Private Lessons Teacher Stan Scott Ph.D. '97, Dora Hast Ph.D. '94, and George Wilson performing original and traditional music from Ireland, America, England, Scotland, and South Asia.

October

Film Screening: Rikyu
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

A screening of the film Rikyu (1989) directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.
Becca Blackwell: They, Themself and Schmerm
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
World Music Hall

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The Connecticut premiere of New York City-based trans actor Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious one-person show They, Themself and Schmerm.
Becca Blackwell: They, Themself and Schmerm
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00pm
World Music Hall

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The Connecticut premiere of New York City-based trans actor Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious one-person show They, Themself and Schmerm.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XVI
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the sixteenth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music including a world premiere.
Navaratri Festival Colloquium: Temples, Sanskrit, and Tamil in the Karnatak Songs of Muttusvami Dikshitar
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

The 42nd annual Navaratri Festival Music Department Colloquium features a lecture by Dr. Indira Viswanathan Peterson entitled Temples, Sanskrit, and Tamil in the Karnatak Songs of Muttusvami Dikshitar.
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist Mysore Srikanth.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Gallery Talk with Curator Stephen Morrell
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

A gallery talk with Curator Stephen Morrell in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.
Sowmya
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Vidushi S. Sowmya, a leading vocalist in the South Indian classical Carnatic tradition, performs with Embar S. Kannan on violin and Poongulam Subramaniam on mridangam.
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:00am
World Music Hall

FREE!

This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.
Mythili Prakash
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The dynamic Mythili Prakash makes her Connecticut debut to conclude the 42nd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Talia Andrei: Tea Culture and Japanese Aesthetics
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

A lecture by Assistant Professor of Art History Talia Andrei, "Tea Culture and Japanese Aesthetics."
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal: The River
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Adventurous string quartet ETHEL joins forces with GRAMMY Award-winning Taos Pueblo flutist and Native American instrument maker Robert Mirabal to present The River.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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Wesleyan's Dance Department faculty, including Visiting Assistant Professors Julie Mulvihill and Joya Powell, will share an evening of solo and duet performances in collaboration with guest artists.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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Wesleyan's Dance Department faculty, including Visiting Assistant Professors Julie Mulvihill and Joya Powell, will share an evening of solo and duet performances in collaboration with guest artists.
Castlefield Trio
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

The Castlefield Trio will perform their original jazz and blues tunes, including world premieres by torch heartbreaker Sarah LeMieux and drummer Andy Chatfield.

November

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Graduate Recital: J. P. A. Falzone
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

A concert presented by J. P. A. Falzone, a graduate student in music composition, The Abstraction of Language in the Language of Abstraction.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Tea Ceremony with Ikumi Kamanishi and Curator Stephen Morrell
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

A tea ceremony with Ikumi Kamanishi and Curator Stephen Morrell, held in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Sung Poetry and Tea with Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Ao Wang and Curator Stephen Morrell
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

Sung poetry and tea with Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Ao Wang and Curator Stephen Morrell, held in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.
ICPP Public Lecture
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

A public lecture presented by the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.
Music and Dance of Yogyakarta
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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In conjunction with a visit from Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Wesleyan University hosts a performance by the court dancers and musicians of Yogyakarta.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Graduate Recital: Judith Berkson
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Solo and chamber works by composer, instrumentalist, vocalist, and graduate music student Judith Berkson.
Bach's Goldberg Variations
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

To welcome a marvelous Frank Hubbard harpsichord to campus, Artist in Residence Ronald Ebrecht will present a recital with commentary of Johann Sebastian Bach's arch-famous Goldberg Variations (1741).
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and friends perform under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Graduate Recital: Ian Davis
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Graduate composer Ian Davis presents an evening of original music, works composed by children, and more.
For the Love of Bach: Vol. 3
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/community collective AD HOC BACH present the next installment of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
Javanese Puppet Play: Wayang Kulit
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music and puppeteer Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble directed by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito will present a Javanese wayang kulit puppet play.

December

Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Music From East Asia
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

A performance by Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensembles, directed by Barbara Merjan, Korean Drumming and Creative Music, directed by Jin Hi Kim, and the Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by graduate music student Joy Lu.
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

"Introduction to Dance" and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), hip hop, and jazz.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan Concert Choir performs under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An evening of enthusiastic gospel music from the 100 voices of the passionate Wesleyan University Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85.
WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble presents an evening of contemporary works for winds and percussion under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso.
Sound Systems
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

A concert for instruments, voice, cooling metals, crumpled paper, doorstops, and electronics, in which sound is diffused throughout the entire hall.
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Students of Adjunct Associate Professor B. Balasubrahmaniyan and Adjunct Assistant Professor David Nelson will perform a recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 3:15pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Students from the adventurous MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" class present a series of overlapping performances alongside special mystery guests in this rendition of John Cage's Musicircus.
Youth and Beginner Gamelan
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
Thesis Theater Production: The Medea Monologue
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

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A Thesis Theater Festival production of the Medea monologue by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, an adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy, directed by Emma Johnson '19.
Thesis Theater Production: No Replica
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

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A Thesis Theater Festival production of No Replica featuring sound design by Gabriel Drozdov '19.
Thesis Theater Production: The Medea Monologue
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

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A Thesis Theater Festival production of the Medea monologue by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, an adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy, directed by Emma Johnson '19.
Thesis Theater Production: No Replica
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

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A Thesis Theater Festival production of No Replica featuring sound design by Gabriel Drozdov '19.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and master drummer Mohammed Alidu joined by students in West African Dance classes.
Thesis Theater Production: The Medea Monologue
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

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A Thesis Theater Festival production of the Medea monologue by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, an adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy, directed by Emma Johnson '19.
Thesis Theater Production: No Replica
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

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A Thesis Theater Festival production of No Replica featuring sound design by Gabriel Drozdov '19.

2019

February

CONTRA-TIEMPO: joyUS justUS
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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The New England premiere of joyUS justUS, a participatory urban Latin dance theater experience by Los Angeles-based CONTRA-TIEMPO.
600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).

March

600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).
600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).
600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

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The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).
Alsarah and The Nubatones
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The Connecticut debut of Alsarah (Sarah Mohamed Abunama Elgadi '04) and The Nubatones will feature lavish, joyful East African retro-pop, full of Arabic-language reflections on identity and survival.

Tickets are on sale now online. Pick your own seats! The Wesleyan University Box Office is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm.
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