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The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
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), with a special performance by dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.
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Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro
Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Oluwaseun Odubiro performs Flies Flucht.
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Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson
Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Eriq Robinson performs The Reality Ends Here: Beginning of the End.
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Senior Recital: Jacob Masters
Senior Recital: Jacob Masters
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Jacob Masters performs Exploring F#.
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The Nile Project
The Nile Project
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00pm
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
Senior Recital: Robert Don
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Robert Don performs Humble: An Indie Game Expo.
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Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan
Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Tim Gallivan performs Let There Be Light!
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Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia
Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Jaime de Venecia performs Black Mirrors.
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Toneburst
Toneburst
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:00pm
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
Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:45pm
Buddhist House, 356 Washington St.
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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The Elizabeth Verveer Tischler Piano Recital
The Elizabeth Verveer Tischler Piano Recital
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
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
Senior Recital: J. Parker Wilson
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
J. Parker Wilson performs In the Willow Garden.
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Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan
Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
Jason Brogan performs Jason Brogan: thesis.
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Jonathan Zorn: Language as Dust
Jonathan Zorn: Language as Dust
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn presents two composition for speech and electronics, Language as Dust and Perforation.
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Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:15pm
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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Cello Recital
Cello Recital
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00pm
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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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00pm
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
Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
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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Senior Recital: Jacob Feder
Senior Recital: Jacob Feder
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Jacob Feder performs All is Fair.

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Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
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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Senior Recital: Zachary Cantor
Senior Recital: Zachary Cantor
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Zachary Kantor performs In Return: A Recital by Zachary Kantor.
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Senior Recital: Vivian Deng
Senior Recital: Vivian Deng
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Vivian Deng performs Cello Recital.

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Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen
Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen perform Diving: The Collected Works of Chris Sailor and Zack Cohen.
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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
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
Collegium Musicum
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
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
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:00pm
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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Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet
Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
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
Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
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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 “Middle Kingdom” in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music
“Middle Kingdom” in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
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
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
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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South Indian Voice and Solkattu
South Indian Voice and Solkattu
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
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
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
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
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00pm
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
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
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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MUSC 220 Final Concert
MUSC 220 Final Concert
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
Final concert of electronic and media works by students in Music 220, "Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music," taught by Ronald Kuivila.
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Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:00pm
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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