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Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts 
Calendar Listings for April 2012

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts
283 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459
Email: boxoffice@wesleyan.edu
Phone: 860-685-3355

Type: Gallery Talk
Title of Event: Provincial Elegance: Chinese Antiques Donated in Honor of Houghton "Buck" Freeman Gallery Talk
Location: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 12pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Gallery Talk by Curator Patrick Dowdey. A luncheon buffet will be served. This intriguing and varied array of antiques provides a window into the lives of well-off people in late-19th-century China. Ancestor portraits, furniture, wood sculptures, delicate bamboo cases, cleverly wrought brass braziers and more--their intriguing forms and attractive decorations help them transcend mere utility. This donation represents another instance of the spirit that Buck Freeman's generosity instilled in generations of Wesleyan students.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Reception: Week 2
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Jordan Kenna, JoAnna Bourain, Audree Anid, Vytaute Pivoriunaite, Alex Chaves.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Noah Heau
Location: Memorial Chapel
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Noah Heau entitled Block Ice, Bach and Beethoven.

Type: Dance
Title of Event: Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Location: Patricelli '92 Theater
Date: Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: $5 general public; $4 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Sean Curtice
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th Century Music.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Nate Mondschein
Location: World Music Hall
Date: Friday, April 6, 2012 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Nate Mondschein entitled An Experiment in Poetry and Sound.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Lana Lana
Location: Memorial Chapel
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Lana Lana entitled Piano Sketches of Indonesia.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Andrew Chung
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Andrew Chung.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Reception: Week 3
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, Harry Hanson.

Type: Music
Title of Event: The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital
Location: The Russell House
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Fernando Otero Quartet
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 8pm; Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm
Fee: $23 general public; $18 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty and staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his rhythmically vibrant works. Mr. Otero won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Album for Vital (2010). His quartet features J. P. Jofre on bandoneon, Pablo Aslan on acoustic bass, and violinist Nick Danielson. A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Opera/Oratorio Ensemble Class
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5pm
Fee: $4 general public; $2 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Students in the Opera/Oratorio ensemble perform selections from its repertory under the direction of Priscilla Gale.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Barbara Lindsay
Location: World Music Hall
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Barbara Lindsay entitled Grammar.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Reception: Week 4
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Alexandra Malouta, Anna Mckinsey, Kamar Thomas, DonChristian Jones, Timothy Lee.

Type: Art Talk
Title of Event: Senior Talks in the History of Art
Location: Location to be announced
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 4:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. Talks by: Anne deBoer, Natasha Camhi, Yongneng Conan Cheong, Sarah La Rue, and Erika Siegel.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Cello-bration
Location: The Russell House
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: The Wesleyan Cello Ensemble and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky present music for solo and multiple cellos.

Type: Theater
Title of Event: Javanese Shadow Puppet Play
Location: World Music Hall
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: $5 general public, $3 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Dhalang (puppet master) and Professor of Music Sumarsam presents a Javanese shadow play accompanied by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of Artist-in-Residence I.M. Harjito and guest musicians.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Wesleyan University Orchestra
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: The Wesleyan University Orchestra under Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez presents symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Type: Art Workshop
Title of Event: The Big Draw: Middletown
Location: Varying Locations on Wesleyan University campus
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Workshops during this campus-wide community celebration will explore many different types of drawing including mapping, automatic drawing, mural making and life study. Organized by the Friends of the Davison Art Center to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Sponsored in part by the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Piano Music of Neely Bruce: Part 1
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Professor of Music Neely Bruce begins a ten-concert cycle of his complete piano works. Each of the concerts in the cycle will feature seventy minutes of music.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Claire Randall
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Claire Randall entitled Heavy Sugar.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Abaye Steinmetz-Silber
Location: Memorial Chapel
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Abaye Steinmetz-Silber entitled Musical Adventures.

Type: Theater
Title of Event: Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
Location: CFA Theater
Date: Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty and staff, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (1938) redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge. In Ms. Stein's whimsical play, Faust seals the pact to acquire a different power: electric light. Directed by Claudia Tatinge Nascimento, Chair and Associate Professor of Theater.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Concert
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: David Barach
Location: Memorial Chapel
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior piano recital by David Barach.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Jay Hoggard Quartet
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: $15 general public; $12 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty and staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard's quartet with pianist and organist James Weidman, bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Yoron Israel will be joined by special guests including percussionist Kwaku Kwaakye Martin Obeng to perform Mr. Hoggard's compositions. This concert will feature the world premiere of Mr. Hoggard's multi-part suite Sonic Hieroglyphs from Wood, Metal, and Skin, dedicated to the inspiration of Wangari Mathai, the late Nobel Peace Prize recipient from Kenya. Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships.

Ongoing Exhibitions at Wesleyan University

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Week 2
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Tuesday, April 3 through Sunday, April 8, 2012
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Jordan Kenna, JoAnna Bourain, Audree Anid, Vytaute Pivoriunaite, Alex Chaves.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Week 3
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Tuesday, April 10 through Sunday, April 15, 2012
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, Harry Hanson.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Week 4
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Tuesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 22, 2012
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Alexandra Malouta, Anna Mckinsey, Kamar Thomas, DonChristian Jones, Timothy Lee.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Provincial Elegance: Chinese Antiques Donated in Honor of Houghton "Buck" Freeman Gallery Talk
Location: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 12pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: This intriguing and varied array of antiques provides a window into the lives of well-off people in late-19th-century China. Ancestor portraits, furniture, wood sculptures, delicate bamboo cases, cleverly wrought brass braziers and more--their intriguing forms and attractive decorations help them transcend mere utility. This donation represents another instance of the spirit that Buck Freeman's generosity instilled in generations of Wesleyan students.

About the Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts is an eleven-building complex on the Wesleyan campus that houses the departments of art and art history, dance, film studies, music, and theater. Opened in 1973, the CFA serves as a cultural center for the region, the state and New England. The Center includes the 400-seat Theater, the 260-seat Hall, the World Music Hall (a non-Western performance space), the 414-seat Crowell Concert Hall and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

The Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of its many generous funders and collaborators, including the Center for Creative Research, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New England Foundation for the Arts, as well as media sponsors the Hartford and New Haven Advocates, WESU 88.1FM, and WNPR.

For more information about Center for the Arts performances and events, please call (860) 685-3355, or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

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