Music

Past Events

Major Events

These pages for past special events are maintained for archival interest.

Alvin Lucier: A Celebration: November 4-6, 2011

Ives Vocal Marathon: January 20 - February 1, 2009

Emerging Musical Identities: May 12-14, 2006

Bill Dixon Residency: February 7-12, 2005

Music in Sacred Space: November 22, 2003

Wesleyan World Music Weekend: February 21-23, 2003.

New England Gamelan Weekend: April 19-21, 2002. 

Adzenyah in There: A Tribute Concert DVD: From the February 9, 2002 Concert 

 

 

Listing of Past Events

Saturday, May 07, 2016

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Adzenyah Retirement Ceremony

After 46 years of teaching at Wesleyan, master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired, is being honored with the naming of the Abraham Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Rehearsal Hall

Saturday, May 07, 2016

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Traditional West African Drumming, Singing, and Dancin

Master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired, returns for a farewell concert and reunion featuring past and present students. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, May 07, 2016

07:30 pm - 07:30 pm

All-Night Highlife Dance Party

An all-night highlife dance party in celebration of master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Thursday, April 28, 2016

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Javanese Gamelan

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 16, 2016

08:30 am - 06:00 pm

Ideas on the Move: A Conference in Honor of Mark Slobin

A conference in honor of the retirement of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Mark Slobin. For more information, please visit the conference website .

Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center for East As

Saturday, April 16, 2016

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places

"Storied Places" features choreography and direction by Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton, original composition and musical direction by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and narrative text by Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor of African American Studies Lois Brown. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Theater

Saturday, April 16, 2016

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ideas on the Move Concert

A concert in honor of the retirement of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Mark Slobin. For more information, please visit the conference website .

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 16, 2016

09:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Javanese Wayang Puppet Play

The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of I.M. Harjito, with guest musicians, and puppet master Sumarsam will present a Javanese shadow puppet performance. The performance is dedicated to Professor Mark Slobin in honor of his leadership of the World Music Program at Wesleyan University. We wish him to find beauty and tranquility in his retirement.

World Music Hall

Friday, April 15, 2016

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places

"Storied Places" features choreography and direction by Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton, original composition and musical direction by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and narrative text by Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor of African American Studies Lois Brown. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Theater

Friday, April 01, 2016

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet

The Shanghai Quartet returns to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa virtuosa Wu Man performing "A Night in Ancient and New China," plus Beethoven's "String Quartet No.11." For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, February 28, 2016

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VIII

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the eighth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, February 27, 2016

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Wesleyan University Orchestra Children's Concert and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, February 05, 2016

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gaida: In Concert

The Connecticut debut of Syrian vocalist/songwriter Gaida, one of the most effusive and charming (Timeout New York) singers on the world-music scene. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, December 10, 2015

01:10 pm - 03:30 pm

John Cage's Musicircus

Students from MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" and special mystery guests stage their original work as part of a series of overlapping performances in their realization of John Cage's "Musicircus." For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Wesleyan Organ Students in Recital

Organ students share a seasonal program at South Congregational Church. A soup and sandwich lunch follows in the parish hall, for which a free-will offering is suggested. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

South Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

South Indian Music Student Performance

Students of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will perform their fall semester recital from the Karnatak tradition of South India. The performance will feature vocal and instrumental music. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

WesWinds Fall Concert

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Datum: Datura

"As seductive as the color and shape and fragrance of a flower," sound and image will bend and twist in response to the gentle pressures of language, data, and attention. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall

Sunday, December 06, 2015

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

New Works for Mantra Percussion

Renowned percussion ensemble Mantra Percussion premieres new works written for them by Wesleyan student composers. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

World Music Hall

Sunday, December 06, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Taiko Concert

The Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, December 05, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Beginners Javanese Gamelan

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Saturday, December 05, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir present a selection of popular holiday classics under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, December 04, 2015

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

Master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students after 45 years at Wesleyan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, December 03, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone

Violinist Todd Reynolds performs music written for him by R. Luke DuBois, Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, and David Lang. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Chinese Music Ensemble

The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of graduate music student Joy Lu. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

World Music Hall

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble Concert

The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of graduate music student Joy Lu. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Winter Songs: Koliada and Music From the Carpathian Mountains

The Koliadnyky, five male singers from the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine, will sing traditional winter songs from the village of Kryvorivnia, accompanied by a troista (trio) of instrumentalists, and special guests including bandurist Julian Kytasty, members of Hartford's Yevshan Choir and Wesleyans own a cappella group, Slavei. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Memorial Chapel

Saturday, November 21, 2015

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

A Conversation and Workshop with Brooklyn Rider

String quartet Brooklyn Rider will talk about their groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project The Brooklyn Rider Almanac, followed by a workshop performance by Wesleyan's student-run strings chamber collective, the F Holes. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 21, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Brooklyn Rider

Hailed as the future of chamber music (Strings), groundbreaking string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs works by Franz Schubert, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, and a U.S. premiere by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, November 20, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Hard Data Redux

R. Luke DuBois presents a generative composition for musicians that uses data sets and real-time information as the basis for its score. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TED/Mencken

"TED/Mencken" is a live recitation rendered breathless through circuitry and interleaved with explanatory digressions in the manner of a TED talk. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall (CFA J) CFA Hall

Sunday, November 15, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass

Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Mooreperforms highlights from the Philip Glass solo piano collection featured on her new album"Mad Rush." For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

The Russell House

Thursday, November 12, 2015

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

In Conversation: Luke DuBois and Reid Farrington

New media artist, theater director, and designer Reid Farrington in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall (CFA J) CFA Hall

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ron Shalom Grad Concert

Dick wants just one thing for his last meal. A semi-staged abstraction of a nihilo-pornography-in-progress set in dialogue with Carolee Schneemann's 1965 film "Fuses." Presented by graduate music student Ron Shalom. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Saturday, November 07, 2015

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time Curator Talk and Gallery Walkthrough

Join "R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time" exhibition guest curator Lauren Rosati for a talk and walk through the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from 2pm to 3pm. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Saturday, November 07, 2015

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

46 Years of Adzenyah at Wesleyan: West African Drumming and its Role in Liberal Arts Education

Ghanaian master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah is retiring after 46 years at Wesleyan. Join alumni and Mr. Adzenyah's students as they reflect on Mr. Adzenyahs influence on them and the trajectory of their lives. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall

Saturday, November 07, 2015

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

West African Drumming and Dance Workshop

Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka teach a joyful and engaging workshop in Ghanaian drumming and dance. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 07, 2015

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

West African Drumming and Dance Share

Students from the 7:30pm workshop give an informal performance of what they have learned, joined by Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and alumni on drums. Followed by a performance by current Wesleyan students. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cleek Schrey

Experience graduate music student Cleek Schrey's realisation of John Cage's graphic score "Variations II" for violin and six loudspeakers, alongside original compositions and improvisations. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Sunday, November 01, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

This is it! Part VII

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce performs the world premiere of "Memories of Phoolan;" and guitarist Thomas Schuttenhelm performs the world premiere of Mr. Bruces "The Sacred Guitar." For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Grad Concert: Cecilia Lopez

A concert of music by Gustavo Ribicic (for mixed media and small ensemble) and video/sound pieces by Cecilia Lopez. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall (CFA J) CFA Hall

Sunday, October 18, 2015

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Wesleyan Concert Choir, with pianist Brian Fairley, and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teachers Libby Van Cleve on English horn and Peter Standaart on flute, present music by Johannes Brahms, Daniel Elder, Arthur Honegger, Carl Nielsen, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, October 17, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Violinist Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill perform adventurous interpretations of traditional Irish tunes with irresistible rhythm. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, October 10, 2015

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Navaratri Sri Rajesh Vaidya

Sri Rajhesh Vaidya's veena (plucked string instrument) playing will be accompanied by two mridangam players, plus tabla and gatam as part of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, October 10, 2015

06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Dinner: Navaratri Bhojanum

Treat yourself to vegetarian Indian delicacies at the 39 annual Navaratri Festivals Bhojanam (Feast) following the 4pm concert by Sri Rajesh Vaidya . For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Usdan University Center Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Friday, October 09, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Navaratri Vocal Music of South India

Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist K.V.S. Vinay as part of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

04:15 pm - 06:00 pm

Colloquium: Prof. Hari Krishnan and Prof. B. Balasubrahmaniyan Eroticism, Metaphor, and Music in South Indian Court Dance

A talk and performance by Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan as part of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall (CFA J) CFA Hall

Thursday, October 01, 2015

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Luke DuBois Conversation with Sara Hendren

Artist, design researcher, and Olin College Assistant Professor of Design Sara Hendren will be in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall (CFA J) CFA Hall

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Zimbabwean Mbira Music

Musician, singer, song-writer, composer, author and teacher Chartwell Dutiro performs a evening concert of mbira music from Zimbabwe. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Friday, September 18, 2015

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

Workshop with Nicholas Payton

CFA Rehearsal Hall (CFA A) Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)

Friday, September 18, 2015

07:15 pm - 07:45 pm

Nicholas Payton Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert talk by Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman at 7:15pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, September 18, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Vicente Archer and Herlin Riley

Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton performs with his Trio featuring bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Herlin Riley. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Luke DuBois Artist Talk

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois discusses "In Real Time," the first major gallery presentation of his work. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Hall (CFA J) CFA Hall

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Luke DuBois Opening Reception

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois creates maps, scores, and videos that use real-time data flows and media footage to raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Zilkha Gallery (CFA M) Zilkha Main Gallery

Saturday, July 25, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Blackbird: A Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund

An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' White Album (1968) in its entirety as a benefit concert to create a scholarship fund in memory of Stephanie Nelson. Funds raised will go towards Middlesex Community College students in support of internships at Wesleyan University. $45 dinner and concert; $25 concert only. There is a limited number of $45 tickets available for a dinner which will be held from 5pm to 7pm before the evening concert at Wesleyan University. The dinner will take place in the Pavilion at Middlesex Community College , located at 100 Training Hill Road in Middletown, Connecticut. For $45 tickets for the combined dinner and concert: please call (860) 882-9415 or (860) 983-8625. $25 concert only tickets are available at the following locations: -- Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe , 396 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457 -- Illiano's Ristorante & Pizzeria , 534 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457 The "all-star" band will include drummer Andy Chatfield , bassist Mark Crino, and saxophonist Eric DellaVecchia of Stanley Maxwell ; Jeff Howard (the founding guitarist from the band The McLovins ); lead vocalist Julie Corbalis ; James Anderson of Jean-Claude Trans/Am on percussion; keyboard player Glen Nelson (of Spaghetti Cake and High Adventure ); lead vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill and backup vocalist Shona Kerr (of The Future Heavies ); Shawn Persinger (guitarist for Prester John , 11twelve13 , The Luck Pushers , and Boud Deun ); Claire Tuxill McKenney on French horn; saxophonist Dustin Kreidler; Jennifer Berman on flute; Catherine Rousseau on clarinet and saxophone; Matthew Russo on trombone;John Gaiser on tuba; Nick Di Maria on trumpet; Dan Fecteau on violin; Ravenna Michalsen on cello; Wesleyan University Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina on viola; and Megan Sesma on harp. Join this event on Facebook here . If you cannot attend the event, but would like to make a donation instead, please make checks payable to the "MXCC College Foundation," with a note in the subject line that clearly states that it is for the "Stephanie Nelson Scholarship Fund." Donations can also be made by visiting mxcc.edu/donate and adding a note that clearly states that it is for

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, July 25, 2015

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Benefit for Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, July 23, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Work-In-Progress Showing of "/peh-LO-tah/" and Conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Marc Bamuthi Joseph returns to Wesleyan with a free work-in-progress showing of /peh-LO-tah/ a collaborative work featuring spoken word poetry, dance, music, and shadow animation. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Theater (CFA P) CFA Theater

Thursday, July 16, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Regina Carter Quartet

Jazz violinist Regina Carter returns to Wesleyan with the U.S. debut of her Quartet featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell , bassist Chris Lightcap , and drummer Alvester Garnett . For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, July 12, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VI

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the sixth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring a work inspired by Erik Satie ( Furniture Music in the Form of Fifty Rag Licks ); Esercizi (five extended minimalist pieces, without titles); the world premiere of Four Friendly Fugues (for Janet [Bruce, ne Gross], Anna Barron, Joyce Hubbard, and Mary Burgess); and bits of Mr. Bruce's preteen effusions. To commemorate the 198th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817), Mr. Bruce will perform a special improvisation; and guest artist baritone Christopher Grundy will perform the song Thoreau by Charles Ives. This recital will include a brief intermission and refreshments.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Las Cafeteras

Enjoy the urban folk of Las Cafeteras from East Los Angeles! The band fuses traditional Afro-Mexican music with alternative sounds.

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Las Cafeteras

CFA Rehearsal Hall (CFA A) Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Las Cafeteras RAIN SITE

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Green Room

Sunday, June 07, 2015

09:00 am - 08:00 pm

Rehearsal

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, May 23, 2015

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Celtic Diaspora music event with Kitchen Ceili, and North Indian vocal with Stan Scott '97

Kitchen (kich-en) n: a room for the preparation of foodCeili (kay-lee) n: an informal gathering for music, dance, stories, and song. As their name implies, the Irish/New England band Kitchen Ceili aims to serve up healthy portions of spirited tunes and songs in an atmosphere of unpretentious good humor. Their repertoire includes the driving reels and lilting jigs and hornpipes one would find in an Irish pub session, as well as stately waltzes, slow airs, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, lovers, lawyers and computer programmers from both sides of the Atlantic. The band features George Wilson on fiddle, banjo and vocals, Dora Hast '94 on tin whistle and recorders, and Stan Scott '97 on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals. A native of Hudson Falls, New York, George Wilson is a talented multi-instrumentalist whose repertoire is drawn from a wide variety of traditional and folk styles from New England, the Adirondacks, Quebec, Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, and Shetland. Dora Hast has collected a unique repertoire of traditional tin whistle tunes through several trips to Ireland. Her book Music in Ireland (Oxford University Press), co-authored with her band-mate and husband Stan Scott, is a standard resource in Irish music studies. She has an M.M. in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music, and wrote her doctoral dissertation on New England contra dance music. Stan Scott is a composer, singer, guitarist, and instrumentalist, whose eclectic musical interests have led him many times to Ireland where he has lectured and performed at the Willie Clancy Summer School and the Clare Festival of Traditional Singing, and to India where he has widely performed. In 2011, Stan was honored with the Mumbai Music Forum award for his contribution to Indian music. He teaches Hindustani music at Yale and Wesleyan (where he also teaches mandolin, banjo and guitar), and teaches many members of Connecticut's South Asian community through his Rangila School of Music. His Ph.D dissertation (Wesleyan 1997) focused on vocal training in northern India.Kitchen Ceili's performance...was one of the highlights of the Summer Series.- B. Joan Hickey, Director, Center for Creative Youth, Wesleyan University

Margarite Rd. Ext., Middletown CT

Saturday, May 09, 2015

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter

Spend an afternoon at Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter, featuring live music, visual art installations, plein air painters, a kids' activity zone, environmental education exhibits, a craft fair, farmer's market, and much more to bring you closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River.

Harbor Park, Harbor Drive, Middletown

Friday, May 08, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer Iddi Saaka and master drummer Abraham Adzenyah with their students in three levels of West African Dance courses, plus guest artists.

CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)

Friday, May 08, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MUSC 220 Final Concert

Final concert of electronic and media works by students in Music 220, Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music, taught by Chair of the Music Department, University Professor of Music, and Director of the Electronic Music and Recording Studios Ronald Kuivila.

CFA Hall

Thursday, May 07, 2015

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Annual Organ Romp

The annual Organ Romp features wacky and wild programming: silly music, unlikely music to be played on the organ, new music, guest artists, and a themed costume suggestion. Come join the fun.

Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

04:15 pm - 06:15 pm

Wasch Center Lecture Series 'Life Performance' with Wis Comfort and Jazz Band

Wasch Center Backyard

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

South Indian Voice and Solkattu

Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson will perform their annual recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India. Performances will feature vocal and instrumental music, percussion, and solkattu (spoken rhythm).

World Music Hall

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

WesWinds Spring Concert

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.

Crowell Concert Hall

Monday, May 04, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Ebony Singers Spring Concert

An evening of great gospel music by Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts '85 will sooth your soul and lift your spirits.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, May 03, 2015

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Wesleyan Concert Choir

The Wesleyan Concert Choir, conducted by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, will perform Theodore Dubois' Requiem for Solo Voices and Chorus with Organ, featuring University Organist and Artist in Residence Ronald Ebrecht.

Memorial Chapel

Sunday, May 03, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Middle Kingdom in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music

The Chinese Music Ensemble presents their spring semester concert including music from traditional and contemporary repertoire. Co-directed by graduate students Joy Lu and Ender Terwilliger.

World Music Hall

Saturday, May 02, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners

The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a winning dish from October 2014's a la carte menus--the audience voted for Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition--and the winners of the Wesleyan University Concerto Competition: Josh Davidoff '18, clarinet; Harim Jung '16, double bass; Paula Tartell '18, piano.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, May 02, 2015

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Senior Recital: Zachary Kantor

A senior music recital by Zachary Kantor, In Return.

Memorial Chapel

Friday, May 01, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet

Four members of the New York Virtuoso Singers, conducted by Harold Rosenbaum, will present a concert of new and recent music for voice by Wesleyan graduate students and others.Featuring vocalists Eliza Bagg, Suzanne Schwing, Michael Steinberger, and John Rose; and compositions by Johannes Ockeghem; premieres by Wesleyan's John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce; graduate students Cleek Schrey, Ron Shalom, Hallie Blejewski, Cecilia Lopez, and Dina Maccabee; and Ben Zucker '15.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, April 30, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 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.

World Music Hall

Thursday, April 30, 2015

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Wesleyan Taiko Concert

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the Taiko Drumming Ensemble perform thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire.

Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Collegium Musicum

The Collegium Musicum is a performance-based chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing sacred and secular music from the western European canon, particularly music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque periods.This concert will feature Tomas Luis de Victoria's Missa O Magnum Mysterium. The movements of this larger work will be interpolated with small sets of madrigals and motets. The Collegium Musicum, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Robert Strebendt, will be joined by harpsichordist Simon Jacobs.

Memorial Chapel

Sunday, April 26, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Senior Recital: Vivian Deng

A senior cello recital by Vivian Deng.

Memorial Chapel

Sunday, April 26, 2015

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

WesleyPan Steelband Spring Concert

WesleyPan, the Wesleyan University Steelband, will present a selection of music from popular, classical, and folk traditions in Trinidad.

World Music Hall

Sunday, April 26, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen

A senior music recital by Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen, Diving.

Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble

The Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble presents the world premiere of his extended work The Rock and the Redemption as part of the 14th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend. There will be short opening set by Wesleyan jazz students performing works by Mr. Baerman

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, April 24, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, present an exciting evening of jazz repetoire by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and others. This event is part of the 14th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, April 24, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play

University Professor of Music and dhalang (puppet master) Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, will present a Javanese wayang kulit, the puppet play employing intricately carved leather puppets, accompanied by an ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists.

World Music Hall

Friday, April 24, 2015

09:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Senior Recital: Jacob Feder

A senior music recital by Jacob Feder, All is Fair.

Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman

Visiting Instructor in Music Noah Baerman discusses the philosophical origins and musical development of his suite The Rock and the Redemption in anticipation of its premiere performance on Saturday April 25. The piece re-imagines the myth of Sisyphus as an inspiring tale of dignity and perseverance through seemingly insurmountable adversity. This event is part of the 14th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This is How we Fly

This is How we Fly perform folk and improvised music from Dublin, Ireland during their Connecticut debut on their first tour of the United States.

Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Jonathan Zorn: Language as Dust

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn presents two composition for speech and electronics, Language as Dust and Perforation.

World Music Hall

Sunday, April 19, 2015

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan

A graduate thesis musical recital by Jason Brogan, including an installation and reading performance.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 18, 2015

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital

A piano recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition.

The Russell House

Saturday, April 18, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Senior Recital: J. Parker Wilson

A senior music recital by J. Parker Wilson, In the Willow Garden, a performance of American folk songs arranged for a small jazz ensemble.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, April 18, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen

A senior music recital by Raechel Rosen, Lodia.

Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street

Friday, April 17, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen

A senior music recital by Raechel Rosen, Lodia.

Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street

Thursday, April 16, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen

A senior music recital by Raechel Rosen, Lodia.

Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street

Thursday, April 16, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mabuhay

Mabuhay is a Filipino greeting, which carries various meanings including, May you live! and Welcome! Mabuhay at Wesleyan is an Asian and Asian American Show that celebrates the diverse cultures on campus. The show seeks to provide a performance space for Wesleyan's Asian/Asian American community in order to celebrate the talent and unique perspectives of this special community. Mabuhay also serves as a platform on which the voices of these students can be heard. Join us as we celebrate diversity at Wes!

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, April 12, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia

A senior music recital by Jaime de Venecia, empty_mirror, a conceptual electronic music project examining the theme of reflections in a postmodern era. Set in a shadowy, futuristic world, a focus on introspection and the self will be highlighted.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 11, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Robert Don

A senior music recital by Robert Don, Humble: An Indie Game Expo.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 11, 2015

09:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan

A senior music recital by Tim Gallivan, Let There Be Light!

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Friday, April 10, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Friday, April 10, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nile Project

The Connecticut premiere of The Nile Project features a dozen musicians drawn from countries along the Nile Basin - including Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda - performing collaboratively composed songs, intertwining diverse traditions into a unified sound that is joyous and even raucous (NPR Music).

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, April 09, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson

A senior music recital by Eriq Robinson, The Reality Ends Here: Beginning of the End.

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Thursday, April 09, 2015

09:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Senior Recital: Jacob Masters

A senior music recital by Jacob Masters, Exploring F#.

Memorial Chapel

Friday, April 03, 2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro (Crowell Concert Hall)

A senior music recital by Oluwaseun Odubiro, Flies Flucht.

Crowell Green Room

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi

Asian Cutural Council Senior Advisor Ralph Samuelson MA '71 performs traditional music on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), followed by a performance with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.

Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies

Sunday, March 29, 2015

01:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Music of Survival

Film Studies 100 (Goldsmith Family Cinema)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:45 pm

Senior Recital: Merry Li

A senior music recital by Merry Li, offering a glimpse into the social and artistic life of the average person during the cultural revolution in China. Revolutionary songs are both weapons of propaganda and shields from harsh realities. They contain inciting and indoctrinating lyrics that were aimed at educating the masses, and were often sang with genuine passion.

World Music Hall

Sunday, March 29, 2015

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dina Maccabee

Graduate Thesis Recital including works for instrumental and vocal ensembles

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, March 28, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Senior Recital: Ming Zhu

A senior music recital by Ming Zhu, featuring the guqin, an ancient Chinese plucked string instrument with a history of over 5,000 years. The program will includes solos and duets with other instrumentalists and singers.

CFA Hall

Friday, March 27, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Omnia Hegazy

Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and Arabic folk.This event is part of Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

09:00 pm - 12:00 am

Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin

A graduate music recital by Daniel Fishkin, Composing the Tinnitus Suites (2015).

World Music Hall

Thursday, March 05, 2015

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Senior Recital: Ben Zucker

A senior music recital by Ben Zucker, 'Poetics in Motion.'

Memorial Chapel

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 NetworkThe 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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts

A children's concert featuring very special guest Nora the Piano Cat and an orchestral suite from the animated Disney/Pixar movie 'Up!' (2009), performed by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, February 27, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham 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 7:15pmThe Connecticut premiere of 'Tari Aceh! (Dance Aceh!)' featuring a 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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

04:15 pm - 06:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh

Organized and moderated by University Professor of Music Sumarsam, this panel will discuss performing art as a space for expressing Indonesia-Islam encounters. The panel discussion will be followed by an informal presentation of the music and dance of Indonesia. This event is part of 'Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.'

CFA Hall

Sunday, February 22, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fifth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, performed by the composer.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, February 21, 2015

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Workshop

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Workshop - The David Tudor and David Behrman Collections of Electronic Instrumentation

Music Rehearsal Hall 105, 60 Wyllys Avenue

Saturday, February 21, 2015

02:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Talks

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Talks -Compadres Inside Electronics

World Music Hall

Saturday, February 21, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Concert II

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Concert II

World Music Hall

Friday, February 20, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Concert I

Idiopreneurial Entrephonics Concert I - Perambulating, Peering, Prodding and Hearing: The Synthesizer Car Show

World Music Hall

Saturday, February 14, 2015

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine

A free afternoon concert for Valentine's Day by Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht

Memorial Chapel

Friday, February 13, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars perform a spirited fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae, and rhythmic traditional folk. Born in the midst of a violent, decade-long civil war, the group crafts music that transforms and uplifts. There will be a 7pm panel discussion before the 8pm concert.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser

A graduate music recital by Peter Blasser, 'At the Leadmine.'

CFA Hall

Sunday, February 08, 2015

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Music at The Russell House: Stephem Bennett (3pm)

Finger-style guitarist Stephen Bennett presents original compositions and arrangements of the Beatles and various film scores.

Russell House All Rooms

Friday, January 30, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Friday, January 30, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calefax Reed Quintet

Based in Amsterdam, the Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music by Bach, Shostakovich, and others.

Crowell Concert 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

Sunday, December 07, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Onomatopoeia Final Concert!

Ono is an all-female a capella group - Join us for our final concert of the semester!

World Music Hall

Saturday, December 06, 2014

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Slavei

Slavei sings Eastern-European folk songs--join us for our final concert of the semester!

Zilkha Main Gallery

Friday, December 05, 2014

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham 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

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

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 - 08:30 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

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Austin Vaughn and Lituya Bay

Idiosyncratic percussionist and improviser Austin Vaughn performs acoustic music for drumset involving extended techniques and totally mundane techniques celebrating vibration. His record Four-Track / Solo is out on Tau Records. http://austinvaughnmusic.com/ http://vimeo.com/90434779 Lituya Bay is guitar music made by David Shapiro (Nagual, Blk Out, ex-Heavy Breath) with roots in contemporary classical music, jazz, and raga, exploring relationships between stasis, repetition, and movement. http://lituyabay.bandcamp.com/ This program is hosted by the Experimental Music Group.

Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Graduate Speaker Series

Peter Blasser, MA Candidate in Music, will present two years worth of work programming the Wesleyan Pipe Organ using the computer music program 'Supercollider'.

ESC 058

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

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

Monday, November 24, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Experimental Music Group presents Lisa Mezzacappa's Mission Eye & Ear

Mission Eye & Ear is a live cinema series organized by San Francisco Bay Area bassist, composer and curator Lisa Mezzacappa, that brings together improvisers from around the world to play live music scores to short experimental films from San Francisco's rich underground film and video scene. The films, ranging in length from three to 30 minutes, explore political and social commentary, documentary storytelling, dreamlike cinescapes, psychedelic excursions, and formal abstraction using found, archival and newly-shot footage. Mission Eye & Ear is a collaboration with the 30-year-old Mission District film and video space Artists Television Access (ATA), and has traveled to cities in Germany, Italy and the US. Mission Eye & Ear: Wesleyan will feature performances by Wesleyan improvisers and instrumentalists from all corners of the campus.

CFA Hall

Sunday, November 23, 2014

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music from East Asia

Featuring Wesleyan's three East Asian ensembles--the Chinese Music Ensemble co-directed by graduate students Joy Lu and Andrew Terwilliger, the Korean Drumming Ensemble directed by Private Lessons Teacher Chunseung Lee, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan--this concert presents a variety of musical styles and repertories from East Asian cultures.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 22, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java

The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, a magnificent orchestra of bronze gongs, xylophones, drums, strings, and voices under the direction of University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, presents classical music of Central Java.

World Music Hall

Saturday, November 22, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wesleyan University Orchestra

Wesleyan University Orchestra presents an evening of popular holiday classics, complete with a performance of an orchestral suite from Disney's 'Frozen,' and an audience sing-along.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, November 21, 2014

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Slot

What can the pipe organ not do? Whisper, wail, growl, roar, make sounds lower than the human ear can hear. There are three pipe organs in Memorial Chapel: all of them will be part of a wild and wonderful new experience of new pieces, sound installations, and performance art by Peter Blasser, Cecilia Lopez, Luke Macdonald, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom.

Memorial Chapel

Thursday, November 20, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Creative Content Concert

The Happening '14 Music 459 students under the direction of Pheeroan akLaff perform campus community inspired works. Your presence is encouraged.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Jason Brogan: The View from Nowhere

This concert by graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in an attempt to investigate the self as being just a process: a 'no one' that could be constructed or manipulated. Through the defamiliarization of neurobiological, psychological, and artistic-performative parameters (as 'opera') via amplification and digital processing, and the objectification of this experience via live documentation and recording/playback on tape, subjectivity is disassociated from selfhood and reconsidered as experimental music.

World Music Hall

Thursday, November 13, 2014

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Senior Recital: Jason Jia

Jason Jia performs organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Jehan Alain, Marcel Dupre, and Maurice Durufle as part of his senior recital, Bombarde! Safety Not Guaranteed.

Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

In the Heights

Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pmSunday, 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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Dina Maccabee: Self-Same Sounds

Graduate music student Dina Maccabee presents new vocal pieces exploring the properties of the voice in dialogue with its many mediated reproductions, featuring student vocal group The Mixolydians.

World Music Hall

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

Friday, November 07, 2014

07:15 pm - 07:45 pm

Pre-Concert Talk: Riffat Sultana and Party

Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, November 07, 2014

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Friday, November 07, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Riffat Sultana and Party

Sufi fusion singer Riffat Sultana broke boundaries in 1995 by becoming the first woman from her family's musical lineage to perform in public. She is the daughter of the late Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who is universally recognized as one of the finest Pakistani classical singers of his time. Ms. Sultana makes her New England debut accompanied by harmonium, guitar, dhol (drum), tabla, and bansuri (flute), performing a wide variety of traditional and modern works from Pakistan and India.A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. This event is also part of Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan. 'Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master musicians from India and Pakistan, bringing a spectacular voice and talent to the world stage.' --Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, November 06, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Tell Your Story: A Conversation with Riffat Sultana and Party

Hear from Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party about her experiences as a Muslim woman artist both in America and abroad in Pakistan and India.

CFA Hall

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

Colloquium: Professor Mohd Anis Md Nor

Mohd Anis Md Nor, Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology at the Cultural Centre (School of Performing Arts), University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, will discuss Islam, music, and dance in Southeast Asia.

Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Wesleyan Concert Choir: Let All Nations Sing

The Wesleyan Concert Choir presents 'Let All Nations Sing,' a selection of folk tunes from all around the world, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Zilkha Main Gallery

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)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions

Daniel Fishkin is an artist with the kind of tenacity that is mostly reserved for politicians and mountain climbers.'--FlavorwireGraduate music student Daniel Fishkin presents a diverse program of American avant-garde composition and the experimental canon, filtered through and radically reinterpreted by invented instruments. Daxophone (played by drawing a bow over a thin piece of wood), 20-foot piano strings, and oscilloscopes (electronic test instruments) combine to create new timbral real estate for iconic pieces.

World Music Hall

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Yiddish Dance Extravaganza

An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan's klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub.

The Bayit, 157 Church Street

Friday, October 24, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sonatas and Interludes: Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride

In David Macbride's music, one finds technical skills of a high order, a direct lyricism that informs the most complex passages.'--Newsday David Macbride, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, performs selected sonatas by John Cage, Domenico Scarlatti, and original works based on those composers for harpsichord, piano, and prepared piano. The program will be announced using chance operations.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, October 12, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IV

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fourth of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring his 'Andante Variee' and 'Variations on a Polonaise,' and, as a change of pace, 'A Book of Pieces for the Harpsichord.'

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, October 11, 2014

03:15 pm - 05:15 pm

Red Feather Studio Meeting

Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vijay Iyer Trio

Grammy Award-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer is 'one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today' (Pitchfork). At Wesleyan, Mr. Iyer will perform with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Tyshawn Sorey MA '11. JazzTimes described a recent performance by Mr. Iyer's trio as 'intensely improvisational' in which 'rhythm was paramount,' the group's 'precision made possible by their decade of playing together...The fun was in witnessing the group's distinctive redefinition of the jazz piano trio.' A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, October 09, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Klezmer Concert

A concert and lecture about old klezmer traditions and new Yiddish music by clarinetist Michael Winograd and accordion player Christina Crowder.

Music Rehearsal Hall, Daltry Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue

Thursday, October 09, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Tomomi Adachi

Japanese vocal and electronics performer, composer, and instrument builder Tomomi Adachi presents his wide-ranging activities with special guest Ayako Kataoka.

CFA Hall

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Getting to Know You

Featuring works by graduate music students Jose Juan Garcia, Cecilia Lopez, Ron Shalom, Cleek Schrey, and others.

World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue

Sunday, October 05, 2014

03:00 pm - 06:00 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, October 05, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Recital: Filippo Mariottini

In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome. Please e-mail 1onthehill@snet.net for more information.

Higganum Congregational Church, 23 Parsonage Road, Higganum

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Masterclass: Filippo Mariottini

In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.

Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

Sunday, September 28, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Recital: Filippo Mariottini

In co-operation with the American Guild of Organists, Wesleyan University presents Filippo Mariottini from Rome.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 50 Emmanuel Church Road, Killingworth

Saturday, September 27, 2014

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Navaratri Festival: Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya

One of the greatest and most expressive slide players in the world.'--Acoustic Guitar MagazineA disciple of Ravi Shankar, Padmashree Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt mesmerizes audiences with his fiery music on the Mohan Veena, a modified archtop guitar, held in the lap like a slide guitar. 'Meeting by the River,' Pt. V. M. Bhatt's improvised collaborative album with Ry Cooder, won the Grammy Award for 'Best World Music Album' in 1994. At Wesleyan, he presents the United States debut of duets with 19-year-old keyboardist Yukal Bharathi K. Sathyanarayanan, who has performed over 1,000 concerts since he was 6 years old. Co-sponsored by the Raga Club of Connecticut.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, September 26, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Navaratri Festival: B. Balasubrahmaniyan - Vocal Music of South India

Vocalist B. Balasubrahmaniyan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin.

Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

04:15 pm - 05:30 pm

Navaratri Festival: Richard Wolf - The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology

This talk by Richard K. Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies at Harvard University--based on fieldwork done in India and Pakistan over a 28-month period in late 1996 and on shorter visits extending into the late 2000s--concerns the experiences of drummers, dancers, and other participants at a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan. The talk is adapted from Mr. Wolf's forthcoming book, 'The Voice in the Drum: Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia.'

CFA Hall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community

A lecture by the Director of the Yiddish Language Institute at the Yiddish Book Center Asya Vaisman Schulman.

Music Studios Room 301

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Peter Blasser: Sidrazzi Gamelan

A sidrazzi is an electronic organ that emits a spectrum of pitched and chaotic sounds. The gamelan is an ensemble of gongs and a music of multiple-layered aesthetics. Through compositions and improvisations, graduate music student Peter Blasser's ensemble will weave the two together.

World Music Hall

Saturday, September 20, 2014

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meryem Saci Workshop: Music Is Medicine - Hip Hop Therapy for the Bifurcated Soul

Singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci will explore her experiences as a refugee, an artist, and a Muslim woman, unpacking the therapeutic and spiritual benefits that music can provide, and pulling examples and lessons from her own history and life story.Lunch included for participants.This event is part of Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.

World Music Hall

Saturday, September 20, 2014

01:45 pm - 03:15 pm

Maimouna Youssef Workshop: Freestyling through the History of American Music - Improvisation 101

A hip hop workshop with Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh, based in Washington, D.C. She will take participants on a vocal journey chronologically through various genres of American music using the pillars of Islam from a female perspective. Participants will learn to use improvisation techniques to share their personal experiences while having loads of musical fun.Lunch provided for participants.This event is part of 'Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.'

World Music Hall

Saturday, September 20, 2014

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Poetic Pilgrimage Workshop: The Art of Rhyme - Exploring Islam and Hip Hop through Verse Writing

London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage will explore the topic of Islam and hip hop using poetry and verse writing, supported by a live DJ. After a short lecture, participants will have an opportunity to write a four-bar verse on a topic relating to the subject of Islam and hip hop. Poetic Pilgrimage will coach participants through the process, and participants will have the opportunity to present their verses at the Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert at 9pm.Lunch provided for participants.This event is part of 'Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.'

World Music Hall

Saturday, September 20, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert

Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh, based in Washington, D.C.This event is part of 'Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.'

Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue

Thursday, September 18, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Yiddish Foodways

A lecture and workshop on Jewish food traditionsby culinary ethnographer Eve Jochnowitz.

World Music Hall, 40 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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Cheol Woong Kim Concert - A Story of North Korean Music

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, September 18, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kim Cheol Woong Concert - A Story of North Korean Music

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Crowell Concert Hall

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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

03:00 pm - 06:00 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

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 boxoffice@wesleyan.edu.

World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue

Friday, September 12, 2014

06:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Freedom Summer Rolling Concert

6pmLocation: Dance Department, 100 Cross StreetPerformers: Unity Choir, Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church6:30pmLocation: Olin Library Steps, 252 Church StreetPerformers: Middletown High School Choir and Wesleyan Singers7pmLocation: Memorial Chapel, 221 High StreetPerformers: Children's Choir of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church, Dar Williams '89, Kim andReggie Harris Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Olin Library and Special Collections, the Center for the Arts, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Academic Affairs, Green Street Arts Center, and Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church.

Dance Department, 100 Cross Street

Friday, September 12, 2014

06:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Freedom Summer Rolling Concert

6pmLocation: Dance Department, 100 Cross StreetPerformers: Unity Choir, Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church6:30pmLocation: Olin Library Steps, 252 Church StreetPerformers: Middletown High School Choir and Wesleyan Singers7pmLocation: Memorial Chapel, 221 High StreetPerformers: Children's Choir of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church, Dar Williams '89, Kim andReggie Harris Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Olin Library and Special Collections, the Center for the Arts, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Academic Affairs, Green Street Arts Center, and Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church.

Olin Library Steps, 252 Church Street

Friday, September 12, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Freedom Summer Rolling Concert

6pmLocation: Dance Department, 100 Cross StreetPerformers: Unity Choir, Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church6:30pmLocation: Olin Library Steps, 252 Church StreetPerformers: Middletown High School Choir and Wesleyan Singers7pmLocation: Memorial Chapel, 221 High StreetPerformers: Children's Choir of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church, Dar Williams '89, Kim andReggie Harris Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Olin Library and Special Collections, the Center for the Arts, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Academic Affairs, Green Street Arts Center, and Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church.

Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavilion

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

CD Launch Party: Walking Still

Celebrate the release of the album 'Walking Still' by the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists, directed by Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden.The CD launch party will include some remarks by composers, recorded performance, projections of the visual scores, conversation, and drinks. To attend the party, please RVSP to Sandra Brough by Friday, September 5, 2014.

Davison Art Center, 301 High Street

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Yiddish Song on Stage

A musical presentation on song in the Yiddishtheater by mezzo-soprano Monica Krajewska and pianist Natasha Ulyanovsky.

Music Rehearsal Hall, Daltry Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue

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 alan.rodi@gmail.com.

Memorial Chapel

Thursday, September 04, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reinier van Houdt (8pm Concert)

The Connecticut debut of Netherlands-based pianist Reinier van Houdt will feature an absorbing program of piano solos, including 'Waves 1 - 3' by the young Dutch composer Peter Adriaansz; sound journal 36 'Enfilades' for piano and tape by Luc Ferrari; a piano variation of 'Chimanzzi' by the late eccentric Texas genius Jerry Hunt; and 'Fields Have Ears #1' by Michael Pisaro.Mr. van Houdt studied piano at the Liszt-Akademie in Budapest and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His programmatic choices involve a fascination with matters that escape notation--sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, and environment--and points where interpretation touches improvisation. Mr. van Houdt has worked with John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Olivier Messiaen, and Luc Ferrari. He has premiered music by Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, Francisco Lopez, Charlemagne Palestine, Yannis Kyriakides, Maria de Alvear, Jerry Hunt, Michael Pisaro, and John Oswald.

Memorial Chapel

Sunday, July 20, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part III

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the third of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music. This recital will feature 'Geographical Preludes,' 36 short pieces composed from sketches made in 30 towns in the continental United States, including Alpharetta, Birmingham, Buena Vista, Cape Canaveral, Champaign, and Damariscotta.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, July 17, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Joe Lovano Trio with special guest Judi Silvano

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano has searched for new modes of artistic expression within the jazz idiom for over three decades, performing with many artists including Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bill Frisell, Bobby Hutcherson, Ed Blackwell, Dave Liebman, and Eric Harland. Mr. Lovano's recent recordings on Blue Note have featured James Weidman and Lionel Loueke. This performance at Wesleyan will be the world premiere of Mr. Lovano's trio with special guest vocalist Judi Silvano. 'It's fair to say that [Lovano] is one of the greatest musicians in jazz history.' --Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, July 12, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

WESU 75th Anniversary Doo Wop Extravaganza: Jay Siegel's Tokens and Super Girl Group

Lovers of vintage doo wop, rhythm & blues, and rock 'n' roll should mark their calendars for a night to remember when 88.1 FM WESU Middletown presents a fundraising concert in celebration of 75 years of community radio & 35 years of the 'Moondog Matinee' radio show on July 12 at The Middletown High School Performing Arts Center. Headlining the show will be Jay Siegel's Tokens, the legendary group that recorded the mega hit, 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'! They'll be joined by The Super Girls Group, featuring original members of some of the greatest female groups of rock 'n' roll, including: Louise Murray of The Hearts & Jaynetts ('Lonely Nights' & 'Sally Go Round The Roses'); Lillian Walker of The Exciters ('Tell Him' & 'Doo Wah Diddy'); Margaret Ross of The Cookies ('Chains' & 'Don't Say Nothing Bad About My Baby'); Beverly Warren of The Raindrops ('The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget' & 'What a Guy'); & Nanette Licari of Reparata & The Del Rons ('Whenever A Teenager Cries' & 'Tommy'). WESU has been broadcasting 'oldies' music for 35 years on Saturday mornings on the Moondog Matinee radio show (11am-1pm). WESU General Manager Ben Michael, says 'While most commercial radio stations have abandoned this musical format, our 'oldies' programs are among our most popular shows. This is a great examples of how community radio, like WESU, serves the needs of listeners who are marginalized by main stream media. We hope people will come out to support this amazing event we have put together' adding that 'I don't think Middletown has ever seen an 'oldies' concert of this caliber.' Proceeds from this event will benefit the 75-year-old community radio station's capital campaign to implement a backup power system and upgrade aging equipment in the studios. WESU has been without a backup power system to keep the station on air during power outages since its studios were relocated back in 2000. 'It's one of those situations where you don't miss the water until the well runs dry, like it did back in 2012, when hurricane Sandy shut WESU down for nearly a week,' says Michael. 'The mixing consoles in our studios are over 25 years old and need to be replaced,' he said, adding that 'after fifteen years in our 'new' studios, we are really in need of an upgrade.' The WESU 75th Anniversary Doo Wop Extravaganza invites you to travel back in time to celebrate a landmark anniversary of one of the first student-owned and -operated radio stations in the country and 35 years of the legendary 'Moondog Matinee' radio show! Don't miss this opportunity to experience a night of memories and classic American music with superstars Jay Siegel's Tokens and some of the greatest female groups from the dawn of rock 'n' roll on Saturday July 12. This event is sponsored in part by The Middletown Commission On the Arts. Tickets are $30 each and on sale now at www.wesufm.org or by calling call 860-685-3355. Group rate for 10 or more = $25/ticket.Contact: Ben Michael, generalmanager@wesufm.org, 860-685-7707

The Middletown High School Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Zili Misik

Dance to the powerful New World Soul rhythms of Zili Misik! Based in Boston, the all-female group was founded by Kera M. Washington '95, who was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Hand Drumming Competition. The band traces their roots to five countries and three continents, and has been bridging cultures since 2005, opening for artists such as Boukman Eksperyans and Zap Mama. Reconnecting Haitian and Jamaican roots music with the West African influences in Brazilian samba, Cuban son, and American neo soul, Zili Misik's original creations and traditional folksongs feature five vocalists singing lyrics in English, Kreyol, Portuguese, and Spanish over trombone, sax, piano, bass, guitar, drums, and percussion.

CFA Courtyard, Rain Location: Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Banning Eyre: Tales from the Afropop Road--Bringing the World to American Public Radio

Banning Eyre is an author, guitarist, journalist, and Senior Editor at Afropop.org. His work with the public radio series Afropop Worldwide has taken him to over a dozen African countries to research local music, especially guitar styles; he recently completed a five-part radio series on music and history in Egypt. Mr. Eyre comments on world music for NPR's 'All Things Considered,' and will soon publish a book about Thomas Mapfumo and the history of Zimbabwe.

CFA Hall

Saturday, May 24, 2014

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Aurora Borealis meets Hiatus Pitch meets L'orgueilleux -- in the Garden

Featuring chamber music composed by Wesleyan alumni Ben Broening '89, Judy Dunaway MA'00, Anne Lemos Edgerton MALS'78, Walter Frank MA'05, Ed Jessen MA'98, Chris Jonas MA'99, Liang Liang MA'01, Chris McDonald '06, Keith Moore MA'98, Brian Parks MA'09 MA'13, and Brett Terry '90; performed by Wesleyan's West End String Quartet and assisting artists on flute, oboe, saxophone, piano, and balloons; curated by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.

Crowell Concert Hall

Monday, May 12, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Banjo, Mandolin, North Indian Vocal and Tabla

Music Seminar Room 301

Saturday, May 10, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Songs of Neely Bruce

Songs of Neely BruceSaturday, May 10, 2014 at 8pmCrowell Concert HallFREE!Baritone Christopher Grundy, pianist Neely Bruce, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, and featured guest bassoonist Gary Bennett present a concert of vocal works by Mr. Bruce, Volume One of his songs for low voice.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, May 09, 2014

03:00 pm - 06:00 pm

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa. Choreographer Iddi Saaka and Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah will perform with their students in West African Dance courses.(Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)

CFA Green

Friday, May 09, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Toneburst Electroextravaganza

Wesleyan's Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professsor of Music Paula Matthusen, performs works written by ensemble members.

World Music Hall

Thursday, May 08, 2014

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Annual Organ Romp

Wesleyan student organists perform new music, pop, rock, jazz, and other unlikely pieces, with other musicians, instruments and percussion, costumes, video, and more.

Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Chamber Music Ensemble

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

South Indian Music Concert

Wesleyan students perform an annual recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.

World Music Hall

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WesWinds Spring Concert

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.

Crowell Concert Hall

Monday, May 05, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ebony Singers Spring Concert

Your spirits will be lifted by the Wesleyan Ebony Singers who share their inspirational message of hope through gospel music under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts '85.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, May 04, 2014

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Graduate Recital: Cristohper Ramos Flores

A graduate music recital by Cristohper Ramos Flores, Interactive Sound Maze.

Davison Art Center, Alsop House

Sunday, May 04, 2014

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Worlds of Dance Concert

Introduction to Dance and beginning dance students perform works of various styles including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance), jazz, and hip hop.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, May 04, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Senior Recital: Adam Johnson

A senior music recital by Adam Johnson, 'Welcome to Beckham Hall (or So Long and Thanks for All the Books.)'

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Sunday, May 04, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Korean Traditional Music Concert

The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble, under the direction of Chunseung Lee, performs a dynamic mixture of the traditional percussion music of Korea, including the complex and extravagant rhythms of Moon Gut, Samdo Sulchangoo, Samdo Samulnori, and Daechwita, a traditional Korean marching-band style that was part of the guarding parade for the kings and queens of Korean dynasties.

World Music Hall

Saturday, May 03, 2014

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Graduate Recital: Cristohper Ramos Flores

A graduate music recital by Cristohper Ramos Flores, 'Interactive Sound Maze.'

Davison Art Center, Alsop House

Saturday, May 03, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Senior Recital: Benjamin Keeshin

A senior music recital by Benjamin Keeshin, 'Soul Ensemble,' will feature several choral-type pieces from various genres including gospel, R and B, and South African acapella.

World Music Hall

Saturday, May 03, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Choral-Orchestral Masterworks

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Wesleyan Concert Choir present an evening of choral-orchestral music under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, May 02, 2014

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Graduate Recital: Cristohper Ramos Flores

A graduate music recital by Cristohper Ramos Flores, 'Interactive Sound Maze,' at 4pm in the Alsop House of the Davison Art Center.

DAC Alsop House Dining Room

Friday, May 02, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Wesleyan Taiko Concert

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the Taiko Drumming Ensemble perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, May 01, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Javanese Gamelan Music

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

World Music Hall

Thursday, May 01, 2014

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Graduate Recital: Samuel Dickey

A graduate music recital by Samuel Dickey, 'Sam Dickey Thesis Concert,' a set of music related to his research on guitar styles of Mali and Guinea, featuring a variety of ensembles and collaborations.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Wesleyan Collegium Musicum

The Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history.

Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

Sunday, April 27, 2014

03:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Graduate Recital: Nathan Friedman

A graduate music recital by Nathan Friedman, 'Ambitopia: The Music of Nathan Friedman, Part I,' featuring new works for ensemble. The event continues with 'Part II' at the MAC650 Gallery on Main Street in Middletown.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, April 27, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Graduate Recital: Sean Sonderegger

A graduate music recital by Sean Sonderegger, 'Sean Sonderegger's 'Wesleyan Musics,'' featuring some of the small ensemble music that Sean Sonderegger has written during his time at Wesleyan.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, April 27, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spring Harmony: Chinese Music Concert

Wesleyan's Chinese Music Ensemble performs a variety of Chinese instrumental music--traditional, modern and hybrid--under the direction of graduate student Joy Lu.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 26, 2014

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital

A piano recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition.The recital this year will be held in remembrance of Mrs. Betty Tishler and her wonderful support of the Music Department and piano students at Wesleyan since the creation of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize in Piano Performance in 1981.

Memorial Chapel

Saturday, April 26, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:30 pm

13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend: Oliver Lake Big Band

Composer, arranger, poet, bandleader, and saxophonist Oliver Lake is a co-founder of the internationally acclaimed World Saxophone Quartet with Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett and David Murray; as well as the multi-disciplinary St. Louis collective the Black Artists Group. Mr. Lake has created chamber works for the FLUX String Quartet, collaborated with choreographer Ronald K. Brown, shared the stage with Mos Def and Me'shell Ndegeocello, and arranged for Bjork, Lou Reed, and A Tribe Called Quest. Mr. Lake will perform as part of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend with his Big Band, which features 17 musicians, including Hartford native Josh Evans on trumpet. The group's critically-acclaimed album 'Wheels' (2013) includes an arrangement of OutKast's 'The Whole World,' which DownBeat called 'the best-ever jazz cover of a hip-hop track.' The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, will open the concert with a performance of classic jazz compositions.'Lake's arrangements underscore the alto saxophonist's appreciation of Oliver Nelson,Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus as well as Sun Ra.'--Jazz Inside Magazine

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, April 25, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend: Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Concert

The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard '76, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform exciting programs of classic jazz compositions.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, April 24, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Senior Recital: Ian Anderson

A senior music recital by Ian Anderson, 'Very Excited,' featuring original music written and performed for electric guitar and laptop.

CFA Hall

Thursday, April 24, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Javanese Gamelan Music with Guest Singer Peni Candra Rini

Experience the culture of Java with advanced students of Javanese gamelan, who perform with special guest singer Peni Candra Rini from The Institute Seni Indonesia in Surakarta.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 19, 2014

12:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Zonker Harris Day

Zonker Harris Day is a music festival-art smorgasbord-spring time-event for all.

WestCo Courtyard

Saturday, April 19, 2014

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Senior Recital: Julius Thor Bjornson

A senior music recital by Julius Thor Bjornson, 'Apropos Spaces,' an exploration of physical and temporal spaces in harmony, structure, and performance.

Memorial Chapel

Friday, April 18, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Senior Recital: Michael Deck

A senior music recital by Michael Deck, 'Fascinating Rhythm: Playing with Rhythmic Standards,' an exploration of polyrhythmic and shifting pulse/feel perceptions in Ghanaian drumming ensemble and Western rock band contexts.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, April 18, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Senior Recital: Daniel Light

A senior music recital by Daniel Light, 'Resonance,' an infusion of rock, pop, and jazz with folk music from various cultures.

World Music Hall

Thursday, April 17, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Living in Song Showing

Dr. M. Louise Robinson, Dr. Shirley Mary Childress and Dr. Nitanju Bolade Casel, three of the five members of the Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, currently celebrating their 40th anniversary season, present the culmination of their 'Living in Song' residency and workshop series at a free showing featuring all of the workshop participants. 'Living in Song' is made possible by Wesleyan's Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, April 13, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Graduate Recital: Jasmine Lovell-Smith

A graduate music recital by Jasmine Lovell-Smith, 'New Music for Large and Small Ensembles.' In this final concert for her M.A. Thesis in Composition, Jasmine Lovell-Smith combines influences from jazz, concert music, folk and art song. The concert will feature an ensemble of talented wind, brass, string, and rhythm section players from Wesleyan and beyond.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 12, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Jeff Berman

A senior music recital by Jeff Berman, 'Gratitude: Music by Jeff Berman,' which will feature music written by Jeff that is inspired by jazz with West African percussion.

World Music Hall

Saturday, April 12, 2014

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Simon Riker

A senior music recital by Simon Riker, 'Me Prometheus.'

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Saturday, April 12, 2014

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Senior Recital: Molly Balsam

A senior recital by Molly Balsam. 'Unstuck in Time.'

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, April 11, 2014

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Simon Riker

A senior music recital by Simon Riker, 'Me Prometheus.'

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Thursday, April 10, 2014

07:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Senior Recital: Simon Riker

A senior music recital by Simon Riker, 'Me Prometheus.'

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Thursday, April 10, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures

The Wesleyan University Experimental Music Group presents Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures:Adam Rudolphhandrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba) thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussionGraham Haynescornet, flugelhorn, bamboo hornStephen Haynescornets, conch, flugelhorn, alto hornJames Hurtsogo, kidi, igbo bell, udu, percussionTim Keiper '02dusungoni, pandiero, udu, percussionAlex Marcelopiano, fender rhodes pianoDamon Bankselectric bassWesleyan University Experimental Music Group members will join the ensemble during the second set:Matt Chilton/reeds and flutesNathan Friedman/clarinetJasmine Lovell-Smith/saxophonesSean Sonderegger/reeds and flutesBen Zucker/vibes, brass, percussionThe Wesleyan University Experimental Music Group is a collective of undergraduate and graduate students devoted to curating diverse and engaging concerts on campus. Each season the group books a varied program that traverses the spectra of electronic and acoustic, composition and improvisation, sound and space. All members of the Wesleyan University Experimental Music Group are distinctive performers themselves.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, April 06, 2014

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Senior Recital: Richard Choe

A senior music recital by Richard Choe, 'A Symphonic Rhapsody.'

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, April 06, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Senior Recital: Isaac Silk

A senior music recital by Isaac Silk, From Monophony to Apocalypse.

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Saturday, April 05, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Senior Recital: Lindsay Schapiro

A senior music recital by Lindsay Schapiro, 'Highway Alive: A Concept Album.' Join the Boss as he embarks upon the world tour that made him infamous for better or for worse. The tour will start at his home in New Jersey, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the posters that lead the way.

200 Church Street, Middletown

Friday, April 04, 2014

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Senior Recital: Gabe Greenberg

A senior music recital by Gabe Greenberg, 'tChime Tree,' an interactive sound installation that aims to create an immersive sonic environment that explores composition through fragmentation and cognitive distortion. Rain date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 4pm.

CFA Green

Friday, April 04, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Senior Recital: Tennessee Mowrey

A senior music recital by Tennessee Mowrey, 'Actualizing Time,' original music based on Zen Buddhism and many of the musical traditions that Tennessee has studied at Wesleyan, including Ghanian, South Indian, and Georgian/Balkan, to be performed by a contemporary rock ensemble with lots of auxiliary percussion.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, April 04, 2014

09:00 pm - 12:00 am

Senior Recital: Noah Rush

A senior music recital by Noah Rush, shoestrings.

Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

05:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Jack & Katie, Eric & Erica

eric + erica is a duo making music with two voices, an autoharp, a keyboard, and a sampler. Their songs are pop music at their core, dressed up with the unusual shimmer of autoharp; soulful, reverb-drenched electric piano; and beats that are as strong and simple as they are surprising. Erica's naturally sweet and soaring vocals lead the way, floating dreamily above the music and delivering lyrics that are part tender confession and part bold abstraction, while eric's low, ragged voice provides a complementary undertone. They write soft dance music, haunting lullabies, and surreal love songs; songs for friends, for children, and for each other. http://ericandericamusic.tumblr.com/listenwith Jack and Katie

WestCo Cafe

Sunday, March 30, 2014

11:00 am - 04:00 pm

WESU Community Record Fair

WESU 88.1 FM is hosting the Spring record fair, with record vendors from all over the North East selling different vinyl of different formats and CDs. There will also be live DJs spinning. This is a fun family friendly event, open to the public that benefits WESU 88.1 FM. The fair is in Beckham Hall.

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

SEAMUS Concert #14

Concert #14 will feature pianist Kathleen Supove performing 'Sonata for Piano and Tape' by Todd Kitchen (based on the melody from the chorale 'Christ lag in Todesbanden'), as well as two movements from 'Metal Works' for piano and electronics by Nina Young (a suite of pieces inspired by scientific, poetic, and historic concepts of metal). Ms. Young is the first prize 2013 ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission Winner. The concert will also feature the final movement of 'The Chamber of False Things, from The Barnum Museum (2009-2012)' for fixed media by Barry Schrader (an electronic tone poem based on a short story by Steven Millhauser). The winner of the 2014 SEAMUS Award, Mr. Schrader is a founder and the first president of SEAMUS, described by Gramophone as a composer of 'approachable electronic music with a distinctive individual voice to reward the adventurous.'This concert will also include 'Hephaestus' Fire: Music for Anvil and Electronics' by Paul Leary (named after the Greek god of blacksmithing, metallurgy, and volcanoes, and performed with keyboards, foot pedals, a gaming joystick, an anvil, various hammers, and industrial metals); 'Z-77 for paper and computer' by Jennifer Hill (an interpretation of Richard Wagner's 'gesamtkunstwerk' performed along with Ryan Fellhauer); and 'N'air sur le lit,' a collaboration by pianist Jon Appleton and vocalist Paul J. Botelho with fixed media.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, March 28, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

SEAMUS Concert #9

Concert #9 will feature 'Meditation on Pattern and Noise,' a multi-modal exploration of communication and disruption, with music and language by vocalist Jonathan Zorn '02 MA '07. This concert will also include guitarist Bryan Jacobs performing his 'Syncro-Vox and Other Cheap Animation Techniques' with Natacha Diels on alto flute (reading the music off a scrolling score on a computer display); pianist Kari Johnson performing 'time, forward' by Chin Ting Chan (with fixed sample playbacks and live processing techniques), as well as 'Leander's Swim' by Sam Wells (with live electronics, inspired by Cy Twombley's painting 'Hero and Leandro, Part I'); pianist Shiau-Uen Ding performing 'Composition for Piano with Drum Samples, Concrete Sounds, and Processing' by Christopher Bailey (a percussive piece full of funky rhythms, joyous chaos, and cacophony); 'Motions of Maria Makiling' for four-channel fixed media by Deovides Reyes III (depicting the bodily movements of the mythical Filipino character); and cellist Jason Calloway performing 'Vanished into the Clouds' by Jacob David Sudol (with live electronics, titled from a chapter in the Japanese novel 'The Tale of Genji').

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, March 27, 2014

09:00 am - 11:30 pm

SEAMUS Conference

The 28th conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, founded in 1984, will be held in New England for the first time since 1998. Throughout the three days, over a dozen concerts featuring new work from composers, performers, sound artists, improvisers, and scholars from around the country will be presented on the Wesleyan campus. Special events include performances involving Memorial Chapel's computer-controlled organ, sound works for sound systems emanating from MiddleOak corporate headquarters off Main Street in Middletown, live-coding, and a recreation of David Tudor's 'Rainforest IV' in the Zelnick Pavilion. For more information as well as a detailed listing of events that are open to the public, please visit www.wesleyan.edu/music/seamus.

Various Locations

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wesleyan Creative Music Ensemble Concert

Cornet player and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Taylor Ho Bynum '98 leads the Wesleyan Creative Music Ensemble in a concert of post-1960s repertory and original music exploring various strategies for the integration of composition and improvisation.

World Music Hall

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brian Parks in Recital

Brian Parks MA '09 performs organ works by Jehan Alain, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Durufle, Cesar Franck, and Herbert Howells; as well as the spectacular piece 'Fantasia Chromatica' by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and representative Italian Renaissance harpsichord music that inspired the composer.

Memorial Chapel

Monday, March 03, 2014

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Toneburst Sampler

Wesleyan's Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professsor of Music Paula Matthusen, performs works for live-electronics and previews upcoming pieces to be performed as part of the conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (Thursday, March 27 through Saturday, March 29, 2014--www.wesleyan.edu/music/seamus).

CFA Hall

Sunday, March 02, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Carolyn Halsted and Anhared Stowe: The Mystery of Tones

Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and pianist Carolyn Halsted and Hartford Symphony Orchestra Principal Second Violinist Anhared Stowe will play sonatas for violin and piano by Cesar Franck and Edward Elgar, plus Fratres by Arvo Paert.

Russell House All Rooms

Saturday, March 01, 2014

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Children's Concert

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Wesleyan Concert Choir, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, and in collaboration with the Theater Department, present a fun family afternoon of musical storytelling.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, March 01, 2014

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Senior Recital: S. Atticus Swartwood

A senior music recital by S. Atticus Swartwood. 'P-Force: People, Places, Power, and Percussion.'

World Music Hall

Friday, February 28, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Senior Recital: Nathan Repasz

A senior music recital by Nathan Repasz, 'Some Drums.'

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, February 27, 2014

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Graduate Recital: A. Gabriel Kastelle

A graduate music recital by A. Gabriel Kastelle, 'Sing Gabriel's 'Kairos for All' Tunebook.'

Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Touch Tones, TV's, and Time: An Elegy for Debased Media

Touch Tones, TV's, and Time: An Elegy for Debased Media' is an evening length work by University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila for singing and speaking voices, live electronics, and various media past their prime. Enumeration and iteration abound in an exploration of the extent to which a listener (human or otherwise) can be trained to be entranced by the entrance of entrainment. The heterophonic kabelsalat that results includes the ring tones, dial tones, and busy signals of the world's land lines, the Wesleyan carillon in effigy, an electro-ideological party line and an ever-present chorus lurking in a state of auditory denial.

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Sounds of Nostalgia

Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Trio Da Kali: Traditional Music from Mali

Trio Da Kali is an extraordinary ngoni (lute), bala (xylophone), and vocal trio from Mali. Trio Da Kali's project of rescuing old styles with a creative and modern approach arises naturally from their own upbringing at the source of tradition. All members of the trio belong to intensely musical lineages of hereditary musicians, who have passed on to them an astonishing wealth of songs and musical knowledge. Much of this captivating repertoire is now forgotten or neglected, and yet it represents the heart of a musical culture that has stood the test of time across many centuries. This concert is presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Sponsored by the Music Department and African Studies Cluster at Wesleyan University.

CFA Hall

Sunday, February 16, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

This is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part II

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the second of twelve CD-length recitals of his piano music. This recital will feature various Friendly Fugues, The Partita for Virginia Ellen, and Introduction & Variations.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, February 14, 2014

07:15 pm - 07:45 pm

Pre-Concert Talk: Vadym Kholodenko

Besides its illustrious list of laureates, the importance of its prizes, quality of its judges and rigorous selection process sets [the Cliburn Competition] apart.'--Gramophone (London) Enjoy an evening of classical and Romantic music at Wesleyan on Valentine's Day at this concert by 26-year old Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, the Gold Medalist of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Mr. Kholodenko competed against 29 other pianists during May and June 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Kiev, Mr. Kholodenko has performed across the globe in Austria, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States. He has released recordings of the music of Franz Liszt and Sergei Rachmaninov, and currently resides in Moscow, where he attends the capital city's Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The sensational victory by pianist Van Cliburn (1934-2013) at the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958 heralded a new confidence in the quality of American music-making, as well as a new era in cultural relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, dedicated to the discovery of the world's finest pianists, has taken place every four years since 1962.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, February 14, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist: Vadym Kholodenko

Besides its illustrious list of laureates, the importance of its prizes, quality of its judges and rigorous selection process sets [the Cliburn Competition] apart.'--Gramophone (London) Enjoy an evening of classical and Romantic music at Wesleyan on Valentine's Day at this concert by 26-year old Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, the Gold Medalist of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Mr. Kholodenko competed against 29 other pianists during May and June 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Kiev, Mr. Kholodenko has performed across the globe in Austria, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States. He has released recordings of the music of Franz Liszt and Sergei Rachmaninov, and currently resides in Moscow, where he attends the capital city's Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The sensational victory by pianist Van Cliburn (1934-2013) at the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958 heralded a new confidence in the quality of American music-making, as well as a new era in cultural relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, dedicated to the discovery of the world's finest pianists, has taken place every four years since 1962.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, February 09, 2014

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Wesleyan Consort

The inaugural concert by the Wesleyan Consort, an instrumental and vocal ensemble composed of Wesleyan faculty and invited guests, will include a range of music from early classics to contemporary works, featuring compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, John Dowland, Gustav Mahler, and Michael Praetorius, as well as Wesleyan composers.

Russell House All Rooms

Saturday, February 01, 2014

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start

Open to all children ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary. Your child can visit on the first day to try the gamelan - if they like it, sign them up! Classes conclude with a performance on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:30pm.

World Music Hall

Saturday, February 01, 2014

07:15 pm - 07:45 pm

Pre-Concert Talk: Ignacio Berroa Trio

A native of Havana, Cuba, Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. Born in 1953, he began his professional career in 1970 and moved to New York in 1980. Since then, he has recorded and played with a wide range of musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Danilo Perez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Jackie McLean, Milt Jackson, and Tito Puente, among many others. Mr. Berroa's first album as a leader ['Codes' (2006), on Blue Note Records] was nominated for the 'Best Latin Jazz Album' Grammy Award in 2007. This concert at Wesleyan will be the Connecticut debut of Mr. Berroa's trio, which features pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Ricardo Rodriguez.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, February 01, 2014

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ignacio Berroa Trio

A native of Havana, Cuba, Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. Born in 1953, he began his professional career in 1970 and moved to New York in 1980. Since then, he has recorded and played with a wide range of musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Danilo Perez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Jackie McLean, Milt Jackson, and Tito Puente, among many others. Mr. Berroa's first album as a leader ['Codes' (2006), on Blue Note Records] was nominated for the 'Best Latin Jazz Album' Grammy Award in 2007. This concert at Wesleyan will be the Connecticut debut of Mr. Berroa's trio, which features pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Ricardo Rodriguez.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, January 26, 2014

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Bruce Springsteen Senior Thesis

Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)

Friday, January 24, 2014

04:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Private

Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Monday, December 09, 2013

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Banjo, Mandolin and Tabla Students of Stan Scott

Students of Stan Scott will perform old-time, bluegrass, and Hindustani music on mandolin, banjo and tabla.

Music Seminar Room 301

Monday, December 09, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

New Works by Graduate Student Composers

Graduate students at Wesleyan University present their final works for the semester to be performed by the cutting edge ensemble loadbang.

CFA Hall

Sunday, December 08, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:45 pm

New Group Fall Final Concert!

World Music Hall

Friday, December 06, 2013

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

West African Drumming

An invigorating performance of the Akan, Ga, and Ewe repertoires of West Africa by a full chorus and drumming ensemble of students in the 'West African Music and Culture' courses directed by Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, December 05, 2013

01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

John Cage's Musicircus

Hear a wealth of new pieces, collaborations, performances, and surprising sonic intersections as a series of works developed by Wesleyan students overlap with one another in unexpected ways. The first of John Cage's Musicircus happenings took place in 1967 at the University of Illinois.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, December 05, 2013

07:00 pm - 08:30 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

Thursday, December 05, 2013

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mande Music Ensemble

The Mande Music Ensemble presents the musical traditions of Mande (Maninka and Bamana) peoples of western Africa, performing on guitars and ngonis (traditional lutes) under the direction of Wesleyan graduate student Samuel Dickey '14.

Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Wesleyan Concert Choir

The Wesleyan Concert Choir performs under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Braxton Ensemble Concert

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Anthony Braxton's student ensemble performs his compositions.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

Wesleyan chamber music students perform works by various composers.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

WesWinds Fall Concert

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble under the direction of Bob Hoyle, performs major works for wind band in an exciting evening performance spanning a variety of genres, cultures, and points in history.

Crowell Concert Hall

Monday, December 02, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ebony Singers Winter Concert

Your sprits will be lifted by the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers, conducted by one of New England's leading authorities on gospel music, Dr. Marichal Monts '85.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, November 24, 2013

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Wesleyan World Guitar Ensemble

Wesleyan guitarists present music from around the world under the direction of Cem Duruoz.

World Music Hall

Sunday, November 24, 2013

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Wesleyan Steelband Concert

WesleyPan, The Wesleyan University steelband, will perform Carribean soca, dancehall, and calypso unes, as well as pieces by composers Terry Riley and Frederic Rzewski. Directed by Hallie Blejewski.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 23, 2013

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Wesleyan Concert Choir

Wesleyan Concert Choir under direction of Nadya Potemkina presents works by Tchaikovsky, Whitacre, Genee, Toch, and others.

Memorial Chapel

Saturday, November 23, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gamelan: Classical Music of Central Java

The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, a magnificent orchestra of bronze gongs, xylophones, drums, strings, and voices under the direction of University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, presents classical music of Central Java and electronic music for gamelan composed by Professor Emeritus Alvin Lucier.

World Music Hall

Friday, November 22, 2013

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music from East Asia

This concert features performances by Wesleyan's Chinese Music and Japanese Taiko Drumming ensembles. Co-sponsored by the Music Department and Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, November 22, 2013

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Sanctuary Songs: Jess Best's Senior Recital

A senior music recital by Jessica Best.

Memorial Chapel

Thursday, November 21, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:45 pm

Samsara

Samsara is Shakti's annual cultural showcase featuring South Asian dance, songs, spoken word, instrumental pieces, and student-written skits. It is a night to celebrate South Asian culture at Wesleyan and the event has been growing every year as Shakti becomes larger and more involved in campus life. Dance teams from different nearby colleges have joined Shakti in performing at Samsara, and this year we are happy to be welcoming back Yale Rangeela, a Bollywood Fusion team. Filled with fun, laughter, and a little bit of that Shakti sass, Samsara is an unmissable event!In line with our mission statement, we give the proceeds of Samsara to an organization that benefits countries in South Asia. In the past we have supported MINDS, The Pakistan Flood Relief, and Brighter Dawns, among others. This year we are happy to be helping Impact India provide education in rural villages of India by donating 100% of our proceeds to the cause.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 16, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Wesleyan University Orchestra Fall Concert

The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents symphonic repertoire under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 16, 2013

10:00 pm - 02:00 am

Westco Disco

WestCo Cafe

Thursday, November 14, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:15 pm

Jaap Blonk

A concert of composed and improvised vocal text/sound music with videos, scores, interactive animations, live sound to silent films. Premiered at the San Francisco Cinematheque in March 2012, a reviewer described the concert as a sly study in opposites.

CFA Hall

Sunday, November 10, 2013

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Mazz Swift: Solo MazzMuse

Fresh off a five-week tour of Africa as a cultural ambassador on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, singer, Juilliard trained violinist, and freestyle, electro-organic composer Mazz Swift has engaged audiences all over the world with the signature weaving of song, melody and improvisation that she calls MazzMuse. Expect electric violin, acoustic violin, soulful singing and improvisation that speaks directly to your soul. Ms. Swift also performed in the concert 'Music at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello' at Wesleyan in February 2013.

Russell House All Rooms

Saturday, November 09, 2013

07:15 pm - 07:45 pm

Pre-Concert Talk: Juice Vocal Ensemble

Pre-concert talk by Wesleyan University John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce at 7:15pm. He will be joined by composer Toby Twining MA '06.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 09, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Juice Vocal Ensemble

London's Juice Vocal Ensemble, an experimental a cappella trio that mixes contemporary classical with folk, jazz, world music, pop, and electronica, features sopranos Anna Snow and Sarah Dacey, and alto Kerry Andrew. The group's influences range from Meredith Monk and the Beach Boys to Camille (France) and Bjoerk (Iceland). Their playful debut album 'Songspin' (2011) won an Independent Music Award for 'Best Contemporary Classical Album' in May 2012.For their first U.S. tour since an appearance at the South by Southwest Festival in March 2011, at Wesleyan the group will perform vibrant classical works including the world premiere of 'Ferrara Redux' by New York-based composer and Wesleyan alumnus Toby Twining MA '06; six U.S. premieres, including one work written by Anna Snow, plus compositions by Mica Levi, Anna Meredith, Dai Fujikura, Jim Moray, and Peter Moran; and unusual arrangements of British folk songs and pop music by Guns N' Roses, Erasure, Mariah Carey, and Flatt and Scruggs.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, November 02, 2013

02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

We Buy White Albums: Event by Rutherford Chang '02

Browse and listen to a collection of over 750 first pressings of The Beatles' 'The White Album' (1968), and sell your copy to Rutheford Chang '02. He usually pays up to $20 per copy, and also happily accepts donations of copies of the album. He has also created a new version of the album--which visitors can play in the gallery--by layering recordings from 100 albums in his collection over one another. The installation 'We Buy White Albums' started in New York City (January through March 2013), then traveled to the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art in June and July 2013. Mr. Chang catalogues and reorders familiar cultural markers by imposing a new, external logic. For more information about Mr. Chang, please visit http://rutherfordchang.com. This event is part of 'The Alumni Show II' in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, which looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on 'The Alumni Show' held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, the exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films.There will be a talk at 2:30pm by 'The Alumni Show II' Guest Curator John Ravenal '81, P '15, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.Special gallery hours on November 2 will be from Noon to 6pm.

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery (look for We Buy White Albums sign)

Saturday, November 02, 2013

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

CFA 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert: Amy Crawford + STORM and mamarazzi Featuring Music Alumni of the Past Decade

Join Wesleyan music alumni of the past decade as they perform in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Center for the Arts. Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Amy Crawford '05 has made a name for herself touring and recording as a member of the reunited Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes, and opening for a diverse range of artists including the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. She was a finalist in the Shure/Montreux International Jazz Vocal Competition, and also served as Assistant Producer on the recording of Anthony Braxton's opera 'Trillium E' (2010). At Wesleyan, Ms. Crawford will explore the possibilities of her songwriting with the new collective jazz ensemble STORM featuring bassist Ike Sturm, guitarist Jesse Lewis, drummer Jared Schonig, and vibraphonist Chris Dingman '02. Founded in 2008, the Brooklyn-based band mamarazzi includes bassist Eric Herman '05, guitarist Andrew Aprile '06, percussionist Sam Bathrick '04, tenor saxophonist Tacuma Bradley '04, keyboardist Rob Cohen '06, vocalist Tavi Fields '02, and drummer Andrea Belfiore. The group likens their sound to a laced grapefruit, with tart funk, acidic groove, pulp-n-rind hip hop, and nectar of ancient lullaby; and they draw from diverse influences ranging from Thom Yorke, Maceo Parker, and Lauryn Hill to Fela Kuti and Frank Zappa.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, November 01, 2013

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS IS WHY - Dar Williams '89 in Concert

On Campus During HC/FW: Dar Williams in ConcertWesleyan favorite singer-songwriter Dar Williams '89 uses her beautiful soprano voice to weave stories personal, social, and political. Says Elmore magazine, 'Dar aims for the brain and heart.' This event benefits financial aid.

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, October 27, 2013

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Megan Sesma with Theodore Arm: Fantaisie, Tango and Sonata for Harp and Violin

Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and harpist Megan Sesma has shared the stage with contemporary and popular music artists such as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, and Dianne Reeves. She is also Principal Harpist with the United States Coast Guard Band. At The Russell House, Ms. Sesma will be joined by violinist Theodore Arm, performing works by Jacques Ibert, Sergiu Natra, Louis Spohr, Gaetano Donizetti, Camille Saint-Saens, and Jules Massenet.

Russell House All Rooms

Saturday, October 26, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

So Much of Any Year is Flammable: Mantra Precussion + Paula Matthusen

An evening of works by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen performed by Mantra Percussion and special guest vocalist Jamie Jordan.

Memorial Chapel

Friday, October 25, 2013

07:15 pm - 07:45 pm

Pre-Concert Talk by Samuel Dickey '14

Pre-concert talk by Wesleyan graduate student Samuel Dickey '14 at 7:15pm.Often called the 'Hendrix of the Sahara,' Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunke, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary guitar player Ali Farka Toure (1939-2006). Vieux Farka Toure started playing guitar when he was 20. He is known for dazzling audiences with his speed and dexterity on the instrument, combining West African music with blues, rock, and reggae. His first performance in the United States took place at Wesleyan in February 2007. He was one of the featured artists at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa along with Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela, and others; and his recent albums have featured guests such as Toumani Diabate, Dave Matthews, John Scofield, and Derek Trucks. Mr. Farka Toure's band includes Wesleyan alumni Tim Keiper '02 on drums and percussion, Moussa Diabate on ngoni and accompanying guitar, and John Bashengezi on bass guitar. A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the African Studies Course Cluster.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, October 25, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Vieux Farka Toure

Often called the 'Hendrix of the Sahara,' Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunke, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary guitar player Ali Farka Toure (1939-2006). Vieux Farka Toure started playing guitar when he was 20. He is known for dazzling audiences with his speed and dexterity on the instrument, combining West African music with blues, rock, and reggae. His first performance in the United States took place at Wesleyan in February 2007. He was one of the featured artists at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa along with Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela, and others; and his recent albums have featured guests such as Toumani Diabate, Dave Matthews, John Scofield, and Derek Trucks. Mr. Farka Toure's band includes Wesleyan alumni Tim Keiper '02 on drums and percussion, Moussa Diabate on ngoni and accompanying guitar, and John Bashengezi on bass guitar. A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the African Studies Course Cluster.

Crowell Concert Hall

Thursday, October 17, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:45 pm

Sonic Introductions: Graduate Student Composers at Wesleyan

An evening of works and performances by Wesleyan graduate student composers Peter Blasser, Hallie Blejewski, Jason Brogan, Sam Dickey, Daniel Fishkin, Nathan Friedman, Allen Gabriel Kastelle, Jasmine Lovell-Smith, Dina Maccabee, Cristohper Ramos Flores, and Sean Sonderegger.

CFA Hall

Saturday, October 12, 2013

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Lecture/Demonstration: Shashank Subramanyam

Trained by his father and vocal maestros R.K. Srikantan and Palghat K.V. Narayanaswami, Shashank Subramanyam started performing in 1984 at the age of six. Today, Mr. Subramanyam is considered one of the best bamboo flute artists in Indian classical music. He has collaborated with Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, and Ustad Sultan Khan.

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, October 12, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shashank Subramanyam

Trained by his father and vocal maestros R.K. Srikantan and Palghat K.V. Narayanaswami, Shashank Subramanyam started performing in 1984 at the age of six. Today, Mr. Subramanyam is considered one of the best bamboo flute artists in Indian classical music. He has collaborated with Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, and Ustad Sultan Khan. At Wesleyan, Mr. Subramanyam will be accompanied by violinist Nishanth Chandran and Sai Giridhar on mridangam.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, October 11, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

Vocalist B. Balasubrahmaniyan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam, violinist L. Ramakrishnan, and Sriram Ramesh on kanjira.

Crowell Concert Hall

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Film Screening: John Cohen's 'Dancing with the Incas'

Screening of John Cohen's film 'Dancing with the Incas' (1992), part of his series of now-historic Peruvian ethnographic films in conjunction with his residency at Wesleyan. The film, in Mr. Cohen's signature style, features the lives and performances of mountain immigrants to Lima, centering on huayno song and dance. Mr. Cohen, now 80, is being celebrated for his work on Appalachian music and the art/poetry/music scene of 1950s-1960s New York.

CFA Hall

Sunday, September 29, 2013

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part I

The first of twelve CD-length recitals by Wesleyan John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce of his piano music, to take place every fall, spring, and summer, concluding in the summer of 2017. This recital will feature the world premieres of 'A Partita for Wilhelm Gertz' (1927-2007), and 'A Fugue for Sophia,' written for Sophia Rosoff to celebrate her 92nd birthday. Mr. Bruce will be joined by guest vocalist Christopher Grundy, who will sing 'Five Songs on Poems of John Finlay.'

Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, September 28, 2013

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

New Works by Brown University Graduate Student Composers

New music from graduate students at Brown University as part of a collaboration between the Music Departments of Brown and Wesleyan.

CFA Hall

Saturday, September 21, 2013

02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Wes-Middletown Community Day

Join us for a day of fun and football! From 2pm - 4:30pm will be games, music and activities for the whole family at the Freeman Athletic Center. There will be a parade at 4:45pm to the Andrus Field where the Wesleyan Football Team will take on Tufts University in our first ever night game. All events are free and open to the public.

Bacon Field House

Sunday, September 15, 2013

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Music at The Russell House: Chai-lun Yueh

A native of China, Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Chai-lun Yueh has a dramatic, dark, and powerful baritone voice. He has been heard with The National Opera of China, Beijing; Connecticut Opera; Opera Theater of Connecticut; Austin Lyric Opera; Baltimore Opera; and Hawaii Opera. He is also Music Director for the Connecticut Women's Chorale. At the Russell House, he will sing 17th and 18th century Italian songs and arias accompanied by Sarah Meneely-Kyder on piano.

Russell House All Rooms

Saturday, September 14, 2013

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start

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 ensemble is open to all children ages 7 to 14. The group learns traditional music from Java, Indonesia, and rehearses Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am during both the fall and spring semesters. Fall classes conclude with a performance with the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble on Thursday, December 5 at 7pm. To register, please contact the Wesleyan University Box Office at 860-685-3355 or boxoffice@wesleyan.edu.

World Music Hall

Friday, September 06, 2013

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Bach to School

Hear major works composed for the organ in various styles during the 19th century by Marco Enrico Bossi, Cesar Franck, Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn as well as later works by Maurice Durufle, performed by Wesleyan Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht.

Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

12:10 pm - 01:00 pm

Stephen Bennett: Harp Guitar

A native of Oregon, teacher, composer, and performer Stephen Bennett is a master of the harp guitar, a 12-stringed instrument with an extended sound chamber and 6 sub-bass strings. Based in Milford, he has released 25 albums and is the founder of the Harp Guitar Gathering, an annual event that brings together players, luthiers, scholars and fans for performances and workshops in Connecticut since 2003.

Crowell Concert Hall

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Hartford Steel Symphony

This concert will take place in Memorial Chapel, located at 221 High Street.Dance to the island rhythms of the Hartford Steel Symphony! Founded in 1989, this premier Connecticut steel pan group performs calypso, reggae, pop, classical, and jazz tunes under the musical direction of Kelvin Griffith and Curtis Greenidge, and has shared the stage with artists such as the great panist Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe of Trinidad.

Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street