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Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)

Mohd Anis Md Nor, Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology at  the Cultural Centre (School of Performing Arts), University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, will discuss Islam, music, and dance in Southeast Asia.

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Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall

Hear from Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party about her experiences as a Muslim woman artist both in America and abroad in Pakistan and India.

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Riffat Sultana and Party
Riffat Sultana and Party
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
The New England debut of Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party. Her divinely soulful voice evokes her musical ancestry, blending Indian and Pakistani influences with guitar, tabla, dhol, bansuri, and harmonium.
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Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Russell House
Sam Friedman '13 demonstrates some of the many ways that the harmonica has been utilized in the nearly 200 years since its invention, accompanied by percussion, piano, guitar, and bass.
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Dina Maccabee: Self-Same Sounds
Dina Maccabee: Self-Same Sounds
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00 PM
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Dina Maccabee presents new vocal pieces exploring the properties of the voice in dialogue with its many mediated reproductions, featuring student vocal group The Mixolydians.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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In the Heights
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
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Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM
World Music Hall
Graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in an attempt to investigate the self as being just a process: a "no one" that could be constructed or manipulated.
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Creative Content Concert
Creative Content Concert
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
The Happening 14: Students in Music 459Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,” under the direction of drummer and Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff, interact with the campus community and confines.
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The Slot
The Slot
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Memorial Chapel
The MIDI system of the concert organ in Memorial Chapel goes live on the web.
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Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java
Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, presents classical music of Central Java.
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Wesleyan Orchestra and Choir Fall Concert
Wesleyan Orchestra and Choir Fall Concert
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir present symphonic repertoire under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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Music from East Asia
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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Music from East Asia
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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South Indian Voice: Beginners Performance
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
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
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyan chamber music students perform works by various composers.

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WesWinds: The Wind Ensemble of Wesleyan University
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
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
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
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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'All' means 'necessary'
'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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West African Dance Concert
West African Dance Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka is joined by students and guest artists for an invigorating performance showcasing the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms.

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Calefax Reed Quintet
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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Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
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
Stanley Maxwell
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The Russell House
Stanley Maxwell plays original music with intricate group improvisation, and won "Best Jazz Song" at the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. The quartet features Andy Chatfield on drumset and percussion, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano and melodica.


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Omnia Hegazy
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
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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