Music

Events

Monday, December 01, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

South Indian Voice Beginners Performance

Beginning South Indian voice students will perform the exercises and simple compositions of Purandara Dasa, Appayya Dikshitar, and others.

CFA Hall

Monday, December 01, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ebony Singers Winter Concert

Enjoy the melodious sounds of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts '85. This concert will include traditional as well as contemporary gospel tunes that will have your hands clapping and your feet moving.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

Wesleyan chamber music students perform works by Mendelssohn, Bridge, Debussy, Carulli, and others.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

WesWinds

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce conducts the WesWinds fall concert, including the Candide Suite by Leonard Bernstein, Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed, and the premiere of Bruce's Minimalist Study for Winds and Percussion.

Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

04:15 pm - 06:00 pm

Veronica Doubleday Talk

Veronica Doubleday, Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, London University, considers the emotional impact of songs and dance from the western Afghan city of Herat.

CFA Hall

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Veronica Doubleday Concert with John Baily

London vocalist Veronica Doubleday accompanies her singing of Persian-language texts on daireh frame drum, and John Baily joins her on the two-stringed dutar lute.

CFA Hall

Thursday, December 04, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Javanese Gamelan

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese gamelan. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Getter.

World Music Hall

Friday, December 05, 2014

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"All" means "necessary"

The "Tuesdays with Wesleyan Composers" concert series culminates in a collaborative show featuring members of the composition seminar taught by the esteemed David Behrman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. Graduate students Peter Blasser, Hallie Blejewski, Jason Brogan, Daniel Fishkin, Cecilia Lopez, Dina Maccabee, Cleek Schrey, Ron Shalom, Sean Sonderegger, and senior Benjamin Zucker '15 present new works composed under Behrman's tutelage, as well as some of Behrman's own music. Together with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, and Gordon Mumma, Behrman founded the Sonic Arts Union in 1966. He is also known for his work with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and his vital role in producing the "Music of Our Time" series at Columbia Records, along with numerous other innovative, celebrated, and captivating musical contributions and pursuits.

World Music Hall

Sunday, December 07, 2014

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa. Drumming and dance students perform under the direction of choreographer Iddi Saaka and drummers John Dankwa and Nate Ash-Morgan. Joined by guest artists.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, February 27, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra

Pre-performance talk by Wesleyan graduate student Maho Ishiguro and Ari Palawi, Program Coordinator, Syiah Kuala University's Center for the Arts, at 7:30pm

"Dine/Dance/Discover" at 5:30pm in Fayerweather Dance and Theater Studios--add $20 to your regular ticket price.

"Tari Aceh! (Celebrate Aceh!)" at the Connecticut premiere of this group of nine female performers from Aceh, Indonesia on their first-ever tour of the United States. Their dances, inherited from their ancestors, are stunning in their synchronicity. They include rhythmic body percussion and the singing of both Islamic liturgical and folk texts, accompanied by percussion. The dancers are between the ages of 14 and 24, and study at Syiah Kuala University on the northernmost tip of Sumatra, Indonesia.

A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Presented in association with the Asia Society, New York. This event is also part of the Performing Arts Series, as well as "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue

Sunday, March 01, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

Stanley Maxwell

"Hearing this quartet bop their way through their own brand of modern jazz is like a cleanser for the overexposed mind, as the four players manage to create an ensemble-sized sound with a wealth of nuance and compositional thoughtfulness."
--Home Grown Music Network

The Connecticut-based quartet Stanley Maxwell plays original music that blends tight arrangements with intricate group improvisation. The conservatory-trained group of musicians features Andy Chatfield on drumset and percussion, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano and melodica.

The group has built a grassroots name for themselves at colleges and festivals throughout the northeast since 2001, combining the virtuosic and the simple into a visceral concoction, which helped lead to their winning "Best Jazz Band" in the Hartford Advocate's Grand Band Slam Readers' Poll in 2007, 2009, and 2010.

"Mousetrap" is an eleven-bar blues influenced by Thelonious Monk from their debut album "Don't Wake The Baby!" The band's recording of the composition by pianist Evan Green attracted international attention, including "Mousetrap" winning "Best Jazz Song" in the 7th annual Independent Music Awards in December 2007.

This event is part of the "Music at The Russell House" series.

The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown