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Music Events

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Upcoming Events

Senior Recital: Miles McLeod
Senior Recital: Miles McLeod
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Miles McLeod, Of Distortion and Transformation.
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Senior Recital: Liam Tran
Senior Recital: Liam Tran
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Liam Tran.
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Senior Recital: Rachel Rosenman (DATE AND TIME CHANGED)
Senior Recital: Rachel Rosenman (DATE AND TIME CHANGED)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:30pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Building, 300 High Street, Middletown
A senior music recital by Rachel RosenmanThe Music of Mel Bonis.
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Senior Recital: Adam Rochelle and Max Luton
Senior Recital: Adam Rochelle and Max Luton
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Adam Rochelle and Max Luton, POP IS 4 THE KIDZ.
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Senior Recital: Cassie Willson
Senior Recital: Cassie Willson
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
A senior recital by Cassie Willson, “I Wasn’t There.” 
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Senior Recital: Connor Bennion (CANCELED)
Senior Recital: Connor Bennion (CANCELED)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital by Connor Bennion, Connor Bennion Senior Recital.
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WesFest Concert I: Riffs, Rhythms, and Remembrance--A Choral and Orchestral Celebration
WesFest Concert I: Riffs, Rhythms, and Remembrance--A Choral and Orchestral Celebration
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert by the Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, the Wesleyan University Orchestra, and the Concert Choir.
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WesFest Concert II: Cyclical Unity-- A Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics
WesFest Concert II: Cyclical Unity-- A Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
A one-hour concert involving various Music Department ensembles.
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Senior Recital: David Peck
Senior Recital: David Peck
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A senior recital by David PeckA Storyboard.
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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.
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Senior Recital: Anna Yin
Senior Recital: Anna Yin
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Anna Yin, Anna Yin's Senior Project.
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Senior Recital: Jackson Anthony
Senior Recital: Jackson Anthony
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A Senior Recital by Jackson Anthony, a film screening of Aide--Memoire.
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Senior Recital: Isaac Butler-Brown
Senior Recital: Isaac Butler-Brown
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital by Isaac Butler-BrownPoetry's Music, Music's Poetry: Inseparable Difference.
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Senior Recital: Daniel Esposito
Senior Recital: Daniel Esposito
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Daniel Esposito, Dan's Classical Guitar Recital.
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Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir: Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries
Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir: Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Collegium Musicum presents a program of seasonal music spanning four centuries.
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Senior Recital: William King
Senior Recital: William King
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by William KingPolymodal Inventions.
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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, April 24, 2017 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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Between Charms: Piano Recital by Yvonne Troxler
Between Charms: Piano Recital by Yvonne Troxler
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00pm
The Russell House
A performance by Yvonne Troxler of the Glass Farm Ensemble.
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Advanced Javanese Gamelan
Advanced Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
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Connecticut Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion
Connecticut Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00am
Crowell Concert Hall and World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Music Department hosts the annual meeting of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society, featuring an exploration of the world of percussion with Wesleyan ensembles.
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Eli Fountain's Percussion Discussion
Eli Fountain's Percussion Discussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Acclaimed percussionist and composer Eli Fountain presents an evening of music.
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South Indian Music Student Recital
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyanand David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert by beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
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Heinrich Isaac: Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I
Heinrich Isaac: Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, performs works by Heinrich Isaac.
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Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles
Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A performance by the Taiko Drumming Ensemble and Korean Drumming Ensemble perform.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra Concert
Wesleyan University Orchestra Concert
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra will preform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan Concert Choir presents music from classical and modern choral repertoire.
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Wesleyan Chinese Ensemble Spring Concert
Wesleyan Chinese Ensemble Spring Concert
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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WesWinds Spring Concert
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
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Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Toneburst Electroextravaganza features premieres of works written by the ensemble members as well as recent works by Linda Buckley, Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, and Jeff Snyder.
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Composing, Performing, and Listening
Composing, Performing, and Listening
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance of new compositions by music students under the direction onf Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila.
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Annual Organ Romp
Annual Organ Romp
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan organists and their friends get together for an evening of musical jokes and old and new music.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)
An invigorating performance filled with rhythms of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka joined by his students and guest artists and drummers.
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