Friday, September 05, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:15 pm

Bach to School

Annual opening of the concert year by Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, performing music from his globe-spanning concerts. Co-sponsored by the American Guild of Organists with a pre-concert dinner. For more information, please contact

Memorial Chapel

Saturday, September 13, 2014

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start

Sign up your child for Wesleyan Youth Gamelan!

Saturday morning classes are held from 10am to 11am in World Music Hall, starting on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. No prior experience necessary; open to children ages 7 to 14. Your child can visit on the first day to try the gamelan--if they like it, sign them up!

The Youth Gamelan Ensemble was founded as a Center for the Arts program in 2002 by Wesleyan Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, who guides the group along with University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Director Joseph Getter. The group learns traditional music from Java, Indonesia, and rehearses during both the fall and spring semesters.

The fall classes conclude on Saturday, November 29, 2014, and the fall performance with the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble is on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7pm.

To register, please contact the Wesleyan University Box Office at 860-685-3355 or

World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue

Sunday, September 14, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert

Vocalist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Giacomo Gates, winner of DownBeat's 2012 Critics Poll for "Rising Star Male Vocalist," performs tunes from the Great American Songbook, along with jazz, blues, vocalese, and some historical, humorous, and esoteric material, accompanied by guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller.

Russell House All Rooms

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

Women's Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat

Alessandra Ciucci analyzes a wedding celebration in Morocco to determine the role(s) of the "shikhat," a class of professional female singer-dancers.

This event is part of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

Music Rehearsal Hall, Daltry Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue

Thursday, September 18, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the "Muslim Problem"

Organized and moderated by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk, this panel will feature a discussion about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments, which have proven so influential among non-Muslim Americans and Europeans. The panel will ask questions that will prepare the community for the larger, year-long look into the complexities that challenge what are often one-dimensional popular portrayals of Islam, gender, and Muslim groups and cultures.

Panelists will include Associate Professor of French and Letters Typhaine Leservot, Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck '99, Dr. M. Saud Anwar, Mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut, and Aida Mansoor, President of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.

Co-sponsored by Wesleyan's Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

This event is part of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace

Sunday, October 05, 2014

08:00 am - 11:00 pm

The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart (3pm Concert)

The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart (Concert from 3pm to 4:30pm)

The West End String Quartet--featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola--presents an afternoon of string quartet music, including Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K. 575.

Russell House All Rooms

Sunday, November 09, 2014

08:00 am - 11:00 pm

Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe - A Harmonica Retrospective (3pm Concert)

Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe - A Harmonica Retrospective (Concert from 3pm to 4:30pm)

Sam Friedman and Friends demonstrate some of the many ways that the harmonica has been utilized in the nearly 200 years since its invention. A variety of original and traditional pieces will illuminate different points along the cross-cultural evolution of this small instrument's amazing journey. Mr. Friedman will be accompanied by percussion, piano, guitar, and bass.

Russell House All Rooms

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

In the Heights

Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm

"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. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

With book by Wesleyan's Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater Quiara Alegria Hudes, "In the Heights" is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for "Best Musical," "Best Original Score" (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Theater '02), "Best Choreography," and "Best Orchestrations" (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, Music '02). The Wesleyan production is a collaboration between the Music Department and Theater Department, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Claudia Tatinge Nascimento, with music direction by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

CFA Theater