Saturday, October 25, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Symphony a la carte

Sample some of the greatest treasures of orchestral literature as the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, showcases a selection of movements from several large-scale symphonic works, and presents an opportunity for the audience vote on which composition they would like to hear in its entirety in the spring. Become a part of the repertoire decision-making process!

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, October 30, 2014

04:30 pm - 07:00 pm

The Punk Singer: Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion on the sonic life of third wave feminism, feminist rage, queer and minoritarian politics and aesthetics, queer and feminist archives, and narratives of illness and disability. On the panel will be the film's director, Sini Anderson, Professor of Performance Studies at NYU, Tavia Nyong'o, and Wesleyan faculty, Katherine Brewer Ball, Theater, and Rachel Ellis Neyra, English.

Film Studies 190 (Powell Family Cinema)

Sunday, November 09, 2014

03:00 pm - 06:00 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

Friday, November 21, 2014

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Slot (9pm Concert)

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.

Memorial Chapel