Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

Taylor Mac performs the Connecticut premiere of the highly immersive and outrageously entertaining abridged version of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music highlighting various musical styles and artistic voices.

This event is sold out. A wait list will begin at the venue at 6:30pm on the day of the performance.

Read more about Taylor Mac's "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)."

Opening Reception: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Opening reception and performance (at 5pm) for Inaction, a new sculptural and performance-based installation by Brendan Fernandes.

Read more about Brendan Fernandes' "Inaction."

Netta Yerushalmy: Paramodernities

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

The Connecticut premiere of choreographer Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities features a series of four dance-experiments, deconstructing landmark dances by Vaslav Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Alvin Ailey.

Read more about Netta Yerushalmy's "Paramodernities."

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist Nandini Viswanathan.

Read more about B. Balasubrahmaniyan's "Vocal Music of South India."

Dr. Yashoda Thakore: Courtesan Dance from South India

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Dr. Yashoda Thakore balances the practice of the art of dance with research in her Connecticut debut during the Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. She has enthralled audiences around the world—from England and Greece to Dubai and Bangladesh—with her flawless artistry.

Read more about Yashoda Thakore.

Amjad Ali Khan: Sarod Trilogy

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

GRAMMY Award-nominated sarod (19-stringed instrument) master Amjad Ali Khan is joined by his sarod-playing sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.

Read more about Amjad Ali Khan's "Sarod Trilogy."

Laurie Anderson: The Art of Falling

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson performs the Connecticut premiere of the new work The Art of Falling, which explores the subject through sounds, images, poems, and electronics.

Read more about Laurie Anderson's "The Art of Falling."

Golden Hornet’s The Sound of Science featuring Jeffrey Zeigler

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler performs the Connecticut premiere of The Sound of Science, featuring Pastaza, which reflects on the work of Wesleyan's Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff.

Read more about Golden Hornet’s "The Sound of Science" featuring Jeffrey Zeigler.

New England Dance on Tour

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

Four regional dance artists showcase the diversity and richness of dance in New England, including Wesleyan Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Lynn Stanton.

Read more about "New England Dance on Tour"

Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Bash

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Music Department community celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) with an inspired, diverse mix of traditional and experimental tributes.

Read more about "Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Bash."

Tabaimo and Maki Morishita: Fruits borne out of rust

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

The New England premiere of the whimsical, mischievous multimedia work Fruits borne out of rust, conceived and directed by Japanese visual artist Tabaimo in collaboration with choreographer Maki Morishita.

Read more about Tabaimo and Maki Morishita's "Fruits borne out of rust."
Opening Reception: The Imperial Ghost in the Neoliberal Machine (Figuring the CIA)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:15pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

Opening reception and exhibition walkthrough for The Imperial Ghost in the Neoliberal Machine (Figuring the CIA) featuring works by artists Minouk Lim, Yoshua Okón, and Royce Ng.
Sound/Material
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Sound/Material is a concert of three pieces focused on the physicality of sound, including "Queen of the South," composed by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Alvin Lucier.
Drag Queens and Radical Faeries and Judys, Oh My!
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Allbritton Center, Room 311, 222 Church Street, Middletown

FREE!

A panel discussion on gender performance and queer histories in sound and dance hosted by Wesleyan’s Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
Artist Talk with Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

A presentation and conversation with Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie, the artists featured in the exhibition "Urban Space, Roman Couture, and A Living Past: Views of Pompeii and Pantheon," curated by Wesleyan Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak.

Tickets are on sale now online. Pick your own seats! The Wesleyan University Box Office is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm. 860-685-3355

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