Past Spring 2020 Events


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February

Tabaimo and Maki Morishita: Fruits borne out of rust
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00pm
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.
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.
Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
New York-based collaborative duo Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi present a commissioned performance made in response to Diane Simpson’s exhibition Cardboard-Plus, 1977–1980 and the architectural space of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
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.
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 the Storied Places Project featuring Wesleyan Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Professor of Dance Nicole Lynn Stanton and Professor of Music Jay Hoggard.
Susan Howe and David Grubbs: WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER is the fourth collaboration in a decade from poet Susan Howe and musician/composer David Grubbs.
Living Tones
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:00pm
Smith Reading Room, Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
The conclusion of a two-part celebration of the Music Library’s recent acquisition of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim’s scores for Living Tones.
Hidden Volumes
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:00pm
Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
A durational performance of Hidden Volumes is expanded to include music faculty, graduate students, alumni, and other improvisors.

January

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.
Opening Reception for Diane Simpson: Cardboard-Plus, 1977–1980
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Opening reception for the exhibition Diane Simpson: Cardboard-Plus, 1977–1980, which presents her large-scale cardboard sculptures and collaged constructions in their most comprehensive presentation since 1980. Artist talk by Diane Simpson at 5pm.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00am
World Music Hall
Open to all children ages 7 to 14, no prior experience necessary. Come for the first class free—if your child likes it, sign them up!