Sunday, November 09, 2014
03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
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
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.
Friday, November 21, 2014
09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The MIDI system of the concert organ in Memorial Chapel goes live on the web. Similar to previous presentations of computer-generated music using the organ as synthesizer, this concert will feature new works by linking the organ to the internet and allowing composers from around the world who have submitted works for this concert to perform them live with a return webcast of the concert.