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2020

September

Video Screening: Karrabing Film Collective - The Mermaids or Aiden in Wonderland
Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
"The Mermaids or Aiden in Wonderland" by Karrabing Film Collective is the second video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Wills Glasspiegel and Brandon Calhoun: Footwork On Film
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00pm

Dance filmmakers Brandon Calhoun and Wills Glasspiegel will share dynamic films from their archive in a free screening followed by a post-show discussion with the artists moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and African American Studies Joya Powell.
NetBlipz Episode Nine: Alcee Chriss
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Nine of NetBlipz, the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature Artist in Residence and University Organist Alcee Chriss and the Wesleyan University organ in Memorial Chapel.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Seven
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The seventh episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and iconic singer and visual artist ANOHNI on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Noontime Talk with Kristina Wong: Performance, Pandemic, and How to Forge a Career as an Artist
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 12:00pm

Wesleyan students join performance artist, comedian, and writer Kristina Wong for a free, virtual conversation about her career in theater. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Seven
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The seventh episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and iconic singer and visual artist ANOHNI on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Kristina Wong for Public Office
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

Comedian and writer Kristina Wong performs her raucous work “Kristina Wong for Public Office” in a free, live broadcast from her home in Los Angeles.
Video Screening: Renée Green - Americas: Veritas
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
"Americas: Veritas" by Renée Green '81 is the first video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
A SCULPTURE, A FILM AND SIX VIDEOS Exhibition Opens
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS is an exhibition of a sculpture, a film, and a survey of six recent large-scale video works presented in a nontraditional, temporal framework. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
NetBlipz Episode Eight: Aliya Ultan and Stuart Wheeler
Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Eight of NetBlipz, the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature the work of graduate students Aliya Ultan and Stuart Wheeler.

August

Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Six
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The sixth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation about ecstatic music between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and writer, therapist, and pleasure activist Don Shewey on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Six
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The sixth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation about ecstatic music between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and writer, therapist, and pleasure activist Don Shewey on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
NetBlipz Episode Seven: Laura Cetilia MA '20
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Seven of NetBlipz, the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature the work of recent alumna composer Laura Cetilia MA '20.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Intermission
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
This intermission following the first five episodes of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature two hours of long durational works curated by writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Intermission
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
This intermission following the first five episodes of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature two hours of long durational works curated by writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.

July

Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Five
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The fifth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and artist Marina Abramović on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Five
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The fifth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and artist Marina Abramović on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
NetBlipz Episode Six: Vocal Ensembles
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Six of "NetBlipz," the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature the vocal ensembles at Wesleyan University.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Four
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The fourth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and musician and artist Arto Lindsay on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Four
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The fourth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and musician and artist Arto Lindsay on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
FLY | DROWN: Process Revisited with Jennifer Harge
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:00pm
Twitch
In FLY | DROWN: Process Revisited, artist Jennifer Harge shares the research and process of creating FLY | DROWN—a performance installation that platforms how Black women use their homes to reclaim and assert autonomy over their bodies, histories, and communities.
NetBlipz Episode Five
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Five of "NetBlipz," the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature recordings of instrumental ensembles.
America in Prison: Theater Behind Bars—Video Monologues
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:00pm
CFA Website
View six short video monologues written by men incarcerated at the Cheshire Correctional Institution and created in response to Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The monologues are performed by students in Chair and Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins’ course THEA 115 “America in Prison: Theater Behind Bars.”
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Three
Friday, July 3, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The third episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and poet Paul Muldoon on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Three
Friday, July 3, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The third episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and poet Paul Muldoon on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
NetBlipz Episode Four: Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Four of "NetBlipz," the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature recordings of new compositions by students in MUSC 220 “Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music,” taught by Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila.

June

Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Two
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The second episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and composer and sound artist Bruce Odland on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers: Cartography
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00pm
Facebook Live
Watch a livestream of the theater work Cartography (2019), an exploration of our lives through the lens of four refugees created by Brooklyn-based theater artist Kaneza Schaal '06 and author Christopher Myers, followed by a Q&A.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Two
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
The second episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and composer and sound artist Bruce Odland on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
NetBlipz Episode Three: Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Three of "NetBlipz," the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, features recordings of the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, directed by Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department Paula Matthusen.
Eiko Otake: Calling Out for Our Mothers
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5:00pm
Eiko Otake Virtual Studio
Read an edited transcript and view sections of a presentation by Center for the Arts Virtual Artist in Residence Eiko Otake and her collaborator John Killacky about their work Elegies.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode One
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson premieres her new radio show, “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson,” featuring a conversation with writer Jonathan Cott, on WESU Middletown 88.1FM on her 73rd birthday.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode One
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:00am
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson premieres her new radio show, “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson,” featuring a conversation with writer Jonathan Cott, on WESU Middletown 88.1FM on her 73rd birthday.
NetBlipz Episode Two: Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM
Episode Two of "NetBlipz," the new WESU series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature recordings by members of the Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble, hosted by Director Noah Baerman.
Selections from Capstone Theater Production by Ella Larsen: …an ode
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 12:00pm
Center for the Arts website
View a video of selections from …an ode, a senior theater capstone project by Ella Larsen ’20.
Kahlil Robert Irving and Richard Munaba: Safetyfirst&Fantasies _ BLOCKCHAIN
Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:00pm
Safetyfirst&Fantasies_BLOCKCHAIN website
Constructed from found digital materials and presented online, Safetyfirst&Fantasies_BLOCKCHAIN is a new collaborative work by Kahlil Robert Irving and Richard Munaba commissioned by the Center for the Arts which resonates with the dimensional possibilities of sampling.

May

Senior Thesis Showcase Reception [CANCELED]
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 3:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join us for a reception in Zilkha Gallery for a showcase exhibition of the work of the Class of 2020’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program.
Spring Dance Virtual Concert: threads
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12:00pm
Center for the Arts website
Enjoy new works created remotely by students in Dance Composition (DANC 250-01), taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Joya Powell. Videos, photos, and program notes will be available to view on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020 and will remain available to view through Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Dance as Activism: Dancing on Our Own—Bodies for Justice
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12:00pm
Center for the Arts website

Experience new works created remotely by students in Dance as Activism (DANC 379), taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Joya Powell. Videos, photos, and program notes will be available to view on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020 and will remain available to view through Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Lunch with Tom Pearson: The Process and Practice of Collaborative Devising—A Practical Q&A
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:00pm
Online with Zoom
Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl hosts a discussion with Tom Pearson, co-creator of the long-running immersive theater hit Then She Fell and co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects.
Spring Dance Virtual Concert: threads
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:00pm
Center for the Arts website
Enjoy new works created remotely by students in Dance Composition (DANC 250-01), taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Joya Powell. Videos, photos, and program notes will be available to view on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020 and will remain available to view through Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Dance as Activism: Dancing on Our Own—Bodies for Justice
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:00pm
Center for the Arts website

Experience new works created remotely by students in Dance as Activism (DANC 379), taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Joya Powell. Videos, photos, and program notes will be available to view on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020 and will remain available to view through Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Music Department on WESU: NetBlipz
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:00pm
WESU
The Wesleyan Music Department will feature the work of seniors Leo Merturi ’20, Rodrigo Roman '20, and Charlie Schine '20 on WESU Middletown 88.1FM. WESU will be airing "NetBlipz," a new series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, every other Thursday starting at 4pm. The next episode will air on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 4pm. 
"Homework" Virtual Exhibition
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:00pm
Online
Twelve students in ARST 386 "Intermediate Time-Based Media" taught by John Hulsey, the Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts Practices, Art Studio Program, present the virtual exhibition "Homework."
Annual Organ Romp [DATE AND TIME CHANGE / ONLINE]
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
Zoom
The annual organ romp concert features thirteen Wesleyan University students performing music ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach and Philip Glass to tunes by Richard Rodgers, Curtis Mayfield, and Juice WRLD, as well as premieres of five original pieces.
Wesleyan New Music Ensemble [CANCELED]
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Building upon contemporary musical performance practice developed since the early 1960s, the Wesleyan New Music Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Tyshawn Sorey, performs works by leading 20th and 21st century composers along with student compositions.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)
An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Associate Professor of the Practice in Dance Iddi Saaka, joined by students in West African music and dance classes.
Spring Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Voices from Prison [CANCELED]
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Written by the T.R.U.E. Program Mentors and Mentees of Cheshire Correctional Institution and inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Presented by Wesleyan students in the course THEA 115 “America in Prison: Theater Behind Bars” taught by Professor and Chair of the Theater Department Ronald S. Jenkins. Featuring a talkback with formerly incarcerated individuals.
Spring Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
WesWinds Spring Concert [CANCELED]
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso, presents an evening of contemporary American wind music.
Ebony Singers Spring Concert [CANCELED]
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy an incredible evening of gospel music with the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers, directed by Marichal Monts ’85, that is sure to lift your spirits and leave a song in your heart.
Virtual Combined Private Lessons Studios Recital
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:30pm
Facebook

A recital featuring Wesleyan students in the studios of various Private Lessons Teachers will be livestreamed for free on the Wesleyan Music Department Facebook page.
Chinese Music Ensemble Spring Concert [CANCELED]
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan’s Chinese Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joy Lu, presents a variety of Chinese and Taiwanese music derived from traditional and contemporary musical works.
Worlds of Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
DANC 111 “Introduction to Dance” and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Afro-Brazilian dances of the Orixás.
The Method Gun
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater [CANCELED]
Originally created by Rude Mechs of Austin, Texas and re-devised by a Wesleyan ensemble in a generative process led by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, The Method Gun explores the actor-training techniques of theater guru Stella Burden and her wildly-committed students.
The Method Gun
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater [CANCELED]
Originally created by Rude Mechs of Austin, Texas and re-devised by a Wesleyan ensemble in a generative process led by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, The Method Gun explores the actor-training techniques of theater guru Stella Burden and her wildly-committed students.
Wesleyan University Orchestra [CANCELED]
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, features the winners of the annual Concerto Competition.
The Method Gun
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 2:00pm
Online
Originally created by Rude Mechs of Austin, Texas and re-devised by a Wesleyan ensemble in a generative process led by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, The Method Gun explores the actor-training techniques of theater guru Stella Burden and her wildly-committed students.
The Method Gun
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00pm
Online
Originally created by Rude Mechs of Austin, Texas and re-devised by a Wesleyan ensemble in a generative process led by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, The Method Gun explores the actor-training techniques of theater guru Stella Burden and her wildly-committed students.
Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Creative Music and Taiko Drumming Ensembles [CANCELED]
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert featuring Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble directed by Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, and the Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble directed by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim.

April

Beginning and Youth Gamelan Concert [CANCELED]
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Getter.
Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum Spring Concert [CANCELED]
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan’s Collegium Musicum, directed by Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, performs the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history.
A Conversation with Toshi Reagon
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 4:30pm
Zoom (RSVP here)
Join us for a conversation with esteemed musician, artist, and activist  Toshi Reagon on her opera adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower  with Assistant Professors of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras  and Katherine Brewer Ball. (Limited to 50 participants.)
Toneburst Electroextravaganza [CANCELED]
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department Paula Matthusen, performs new works written for and by the ensemble.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform works by various composers.
South Indian Music Student Recital [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson perform a recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
The Complete Chamber Works of Neely Bruce: Part I [CANCELED]
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Following the completion of a seventeen-concert cycle of his complete piano music at Wesleyan in March 2019, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce embarks on a new recital series featuring his chamber works.
Wesleyan Concert Choir [CANCELED]
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Concert Choir and friends, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, present a program featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and contemporary choral repertoire.
Gamelan: Classical and Contemporary Music of Java [CANCELED]
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan, under the direction of visiting professor Aloysius Suwardi, presents the classical and contemporary music of Java. The Connecticut Indonesian Community Gamelan, under the direction of University Professor I.M. Harjito, will perform at the start of the concert.
Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Five Opening Reception [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join us for the opening reception for the fifth week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Cade Sorgman, Molly Sullivan, Maya Brachfeld, Lucy de Lotbiniere, Clara Curbera, Josh Rabineau, and Vivien Sun.
Eiko and Wesleyan: A Virtual Studio
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12:00pm
Eiko Otake Virtual Studio
Explore the recent work of Eiko Otake, a long-time friend of Wesleyan and the first CFA Virtual Artist-in-Residence, in her Virtual Studio. Read more about the project from Interim Director Jennifer Calienes on the Center for the Arts blog.
Muriel Miguel: An Artist Talk [TIME CHANGE - ONLINE]
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:30pm
Zoom
Founding member and Artistic Director of New York City’s Spiderwoman Theater, Muriel Miguel will share the fascinating journey from her roots in Brooklyn to her landmark contributions to the contemporary feminist and indigenous theater movements in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
Senior Talks in the History of Art [CANCELED]
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks.
Senior Talks in the History of Art [CANCELED]
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks.
Wesleyan Jazz Summit [CANCELED]
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Jazz Summit celebrates the range of the music called jazz performed by the University’s own astounding teachers.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble [CANCELED]
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, perform as part of the 19th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
WesFest Concert II [CANCELED]
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert featuring performances by Wesleyan Music Department ensembles including the Concert Choir directed by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, Javanese Gamelan directed by visiting professor Aloysius Suwardi, Taiko Drumming Ensemble directed by Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, and Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble directed by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim.
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition [CANCELED]
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A keyboard recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Competition. Reception to follow the concert.
WesFest Concert I [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A concert featuring performances by Wesleyan Music Department ensembles including jazz, new music, organ compositions, chamber and choral music, and works by graduate composers.
Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Four Opening Reception [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join us for the opening reception for the fourth week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Sara Pinsonault, Kate Awalt-Conley, Oriana Tannenbaum, Emelia Gertner, Elinor Weissberg, Sige Zheng, and Bella Convertino.
Capstone Theater Production: The Schizophrenic Slut [CANCELED]
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A senior capstone project by Gabe Brosius ’20, The Schizophrenic Slut is a staged reading of a one-man play about schizophrenia and queer culture.
Capstone Theater Production: …an ode [CANCELED]
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project by Ella Larsen ’20, …an ode (pronounced: one beat, two beat, three beat /ən oʊd/) is a one-woman show based on interviews with women about their experiences with menstruation and menopause.
Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Three Opening Reception [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join us for the opening reception for the third week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Christopher Desanges, Jake Abraham, Ruby Beenhouwer, Levi Ask, Joey Young, Sung Joon Kim, and Ava Bradlow.
Spring Faculty Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert highlights riveting works by Associate Professor of Dance Pedro Alejandro and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and African American Studies Joya Powell for an engaging evening of extraordinary embodied conversations.
Spring Faculty Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert highlights riveting works by Associate Professor of Dance Pedro Alejandro and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and African American Studies Joya Powell for an engaging evening of extraordinary embodied conversations.
Japanese Music Showcase [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert featuring traditional and contemporary music of Japanese origin performed by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and alumni under the direction of Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Two Opening Reception [CANCELED]
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join us for the opening reception for the second week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Alexander Olvera, Erin Rose, Ella Miodownik, Rafe Forman, Grace Morenko, Charles Allen, and Solenne Spitalier.

March

Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week One Opening Reception [CANCELED]
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join us for the opening reception for the first week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Molly D’Arcy, Noah Langat, Noel Salvador Dominguez, Lucas Cereijido, Wei-Ling Carrigan, Asa Spurlock, and Malcolm Phillips.
All Spring Events Are Canceled
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:00pm
All Locations
All on-campus events and exhibitions have been canceled until further notice.
39th annual Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Please join us for the 39th annual Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition’s opening reception, from 5pm to 7pm. This event is sponsored by the Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council, and Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts. Exhibition on view through Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Thesis Theater Production: Phoebe in Winter by Jen Silverman [TIME CHANGE]
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
When three veteran brothers return home from a distant war, they prepare to settle into their old lives. But a knock at the door yields a girl named Phoebe who accuses them of killing her own three brothers and demands reparations—that they must become her new family. Directed by Ava Calabrese Grob ’20.
Thesis Theater Production: Phoebe in Winter by Jen Silverman [TIME CHANGE]
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
When three veteran brothers return home from a distant war, they prepare to settle into their old lives. But a knock at the door yields a girl named Phoebe who accuses them of killing her own three brothers and demands reparations—that they must become her new family. Directed by Ava Calabrese Grob ’20.
Thesis Theater Production: Phoebe in Winter by Jen Silverman [TIME CHANGE]
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
When three veteran brothers return home from a distant war, they prepare to settle into their old lives. But a knock at the door yields a girl named Phoebe who accuses them of killing her own three brothers and demands reparations—that they must become her new family. Directed by Ava Calabrese Grob ’20.
Toneburst Sampler
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs new works for live electronics under the direction of Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department Paula Matthusen.
Wesleyan University Orchestra: Children’s Concert and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents their seventh annual children’s concert under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

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.
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance Symposium
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

A symposium featuring the work of current Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance students as they merge theory and practice to reimagine performance in a broader social and political sphere.

Senior Recital by Leo Merturi: COPVRIGHTS [Date Changed]
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
COPVRIGHTS: an illegal expression of art protected by creative commons, a senior music thesis recital by Leo Merturi ’20.
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.
Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi Artist Talk: Curating Performance in the Gallery
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12:15pm
Zilkha Gallery 106
Join Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi in an open conversation with Wesleyan’s Associate Director of Visual Arts Ben Chaffee. Lunch will be provided.
Artist Talk: Tabaimo and Maki Morishita
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 4:30pm
College of East Asian Studies at Mansfield Freeman Center, Seminar Room, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown
A talk by Japanese visual artist Tabaimo, whose work Fruits borne out of rust will be performed in the Center for the Arts Theater on Friday and Saturday.
French 75 Dixieland Jazz Band
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Formed in 2016, the French 75 Dixieland Jazz Band performs hits from 1900 through the ’40s, embracing the New Orleans-inflected sounds of American mavericks such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, and Jelly Roll Morton.
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.
Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:00am
Wesleyan University Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Stop by the first floor of the Wesleyan University Library to browse books about Ludwig van Beethoven and experience Leif Inge’s sound installation 9 Beet Stretch (2002), which stretches Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony into a 24-hour recording.
For the Love of Bach: Vol. 6
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/alumni/community collective AD HOC BACH presents the next installment of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas.
Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:00am
Wesleyan University Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Stop by the first floor of the Wesleyan University Library to browse books about Ludwig van Beethoven and experience Leif Inge’s sound installation 9 Beet Stretch (2002), which stretches Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony into a 24-hour recording.
Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:00am
Wesleyan University Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Stop by the first floor of the Wesleyan University Library to browse books about Ludwig van Beethoven and experience Leif Inge’s sound installation 9 Beet Stretch (2002), which stretches Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony into a 24-hour recording.
Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00am
Wesleyan University Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Stop by the first floor of the Wesleyan University Library to browse books about Ludwig van Beethoven and experience Leif Inge’s sound installation 9 Beet Stretch (2002), which stretches Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony into a 24-hour recording.
Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 9:00am
Wesleyan University Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Stop by the first floor of the Wesleyan University Library to browse books about Ludwig van Beethoven and experience Leif Inge’s sound installation 9 Beet Stretch (2002), which stretches Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony into a 24-hour recording.
Fourth annual Wesleyan FluteFest Concert
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy a wide variety of flute chamber ensemble repertoire performed by attendees of the fourth annual FluteFest at Wesleyan.
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.
Free Community Tap Jam with Subject:Matter
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00pm
Vinnie's Jump and Jive, 424 Main Street, Middletown
Members of the cutting edge Boston-based tap dance company Subject:Matter lead participants through the process of dancing with live musicians from their band. Open to dancers of all ages to learn about jazz and tap dance.
Film Screening: The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00pm
Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Winner of the 2020 Sundance Best Director World Documentary Cinema Award, The Earth Is Blue as an Orange is the debut feature-length documentary of Ukrainian filmmaker and writer Iryna Tsilyk. Join us for the screening at Wesleyan with Director Iryna Tsilyk and Producer Anna Kapustina with an introduction by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio.

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.
Talk by David Grubbs
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 12:00pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)
Musician/composer David Grubbs will read from his upcoming book, The Voice in the Headphones.
Artist Talk by Matt Keegan: Working out the structure
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:30pm
Zilkha Gallery 202
An artist talk by Brooklyn-based artist Matt Keegan entitled Working out the structure, developed in response to Diane Simpson’s current exhibition in the Zilkha Gallery.
Fred Simmons Duo
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Pianist and Private Lessons Teacher Fred Simmons returns to The Russell House with Professor of Music and African American Studies Jay Hoggard on vibraphone.
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!

2019

December

Wesleyan New Music Ensemble
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan New Music Ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Music Tyshawn Sorey performs works by leading 20th and 21st century composers along with student compositions.
Wesleyan New Music Ensemble
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall (Open Rehearsal)
The Wesleyan New Music Ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Music Tyshawn Sorey performs works by leading 20th and 21st century composers along with student compositions.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Concert
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Winter Dance Concert: FREEDFORM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers Jace Arouet '21, Gabrielle Baba-Conn '22, Zach Farnsworth '21, Abhishek Fakiraswamimath '20, Spenser Stroud '22, and Maren Westgard '22 present recent works.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Winter Dance Concert: FREEDFORM
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers Jace Arouet '21, Gabrielle Baba-Conn '22, Zach Farnsworth '21, Abhishek Fakiraswamimath '20, Spenser Stroud '22, and Maren Westgard '22 present recent works.
Beginning and Youth Gamelan Concert
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Getter.
Inaction Performances
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Charles Gowin [Canceled]
Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 3:15pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the adventurous MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" class present a series of overlapping performances alongside special mystery guests in the sixth rendition of John Cage's Musicircus at Wesleyan since fall 2013.
Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir present works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Modest Mussorgsky, and Eric Ewazen, featuring guest soloist and Private Lessons Teacher Sarah Stockton on flute.
Steel Pan Concert
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
The Wesleyan Steel Pan Ensemble performs under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Briele Scott.
Senior Capstone: Staged Reading - "Heartbreak County"
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
With a book by Ramsay Burgess '20 and music and lyrics by Payton Millet '21, this musical explores both the light and dark sides of grief, finding hope in the little things.
WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso, the Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble performs selections from Star Wars to Mr. Holland’s Opus and more.

November

Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Ebony Singers present an evening of thankful gospel music under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. 
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
“Introduction to Dance” and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), jazz, and Afro-Brazilian dance.
Splinter Reeds
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
West coast-based ensemble Splinter Reeds performs new works by Wesleyan graduate student composers Katherine Buono, Laura Cetilia, Webb Crawford, Max Gibson, Poorya Pakshir, Chris Pitsiokos, Aliya Ultan, and Stuart Wheeler.
Music from East Asia
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert featuring Wesleyan's Chinese Music Ensemble, Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer and Associate Professor of the Practice in Dance Iddi Saaka and Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa, joined by students in West African music and dance classes.
Advanced Javanese Gamelan Concert
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's Javanese Gamelan ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music I. Harjito, and the Connecticut Community Javanese Gamelan present the classical music of Central Java.
Bach and the Modern World
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert and lecture by cellist and Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo suites, new compositions by Charles Menoche and June Violet Aino, and works by other composers.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Mélanie Bonis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and more.
Thomas Kelley
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Room 202
A talk by Thomas Kelley, part of Norman Kelley, the architecture firm that collaborated with Brendan Fernandes for Inaction at Wesleyan, as well as installations at the Whitney Biennial, the Noguchi Museum, and the Graham Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.
The Laramie Project
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Wesleyan's production of The Laramie Project (2000), directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Theater Edward Torres, educates about difference and offers a human voice to sound the call of remembrance, compassion, and communal faith.
The Laramie Project
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Wesleyan's production of The Laramie Project (2000), directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Theater Edward Torres, educates about difference and offers a human voice to sound the call of remembrance, compassion, and communal faith.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Concert Choir and guests perform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
The Laramie Project
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Wesleyan's production of The Laramie Project (2000), directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Theater Edward Torres, educates about difference and offers a human voice to sound the call of remembrance, compassion, and communal faith.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
The Laramie Project
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Wesleyan's production of The Laramie Project (2000), directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Theater Edward Torres, educates about difference and offers a human voice to sound the call of remembrance, compassion, and communal faith.
For the Love of Bach: Vol. 5
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/alumni/community collective AD HOC BACH presents the next installment of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas.
Graduate Recital: Laura Cetilia
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert of new works by graduate music student Laura Cetilia and others. A silent candlelit prelude will begin at 8pm.
Andrea Fraser Artist Talk
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Andrea Fraser will discuss her on-going research into cultural patronage and plutocracy, from her 1989 performance, Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, to her recent book, 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
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, with cellist Rubin Kodheli.
Inaction Performances
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
The Size of the Con: A Public Talk by Laurie Anderson
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00pm
Smith Reading Room, Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
During the free talk "The Size of the Con," writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson will address how to prepare for the 2020 election cycle and the tumultuous year ahead in the United States.
Talk It Out: The Laramie Project - Centering Queer Voices: Documenting Trauma and Resilience
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:30pm
Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street, Middletown
Featuring guest artist Leigh Fondakowski, head writer and member of the original production team of the Tectonic Theater Project for "The Laramie Project;" Professor of English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Christina Crosby; Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Calvin Anderson; Nathan Pugh '21; and Visiting Instructor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Michelle Memran.
Lewis Hyde
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A talk by poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic Lewis Hyde, who has a particular interest in the public life of the imagination.
Alex Dea: Compositions—The Secret of Overtones
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall (Please note time change.)
Alex Dea Ph.D. '80 is a performer and composer who works draw on different sources to create a distinctive crossing of musical boundaries.
In Conversation: Machine Dazzle [TIME/LOCATION CHANGE]
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A moderated conversation with Taylor Mac collaborator and costume designer Machine Dazzle.
Melanie Hsu: a prayer for broken glass
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
For Homecoming/Family Weekend, cellist and singer/songwriter Melanie Hsu '13 revisits the acoustic songs that she wrote in her freshman dorm room a decade ago at Wesleyan.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert: (Re)Source [Date change]
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown
Senior choreographers Gabe Hurlock '20 and Iris Ridley '20 will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Inaction Performances
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Charles Gowin
Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert: (Re)Source [Date change]
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown
Senior choreographers Gabe Hurlock '20 and Iris Ridley '20 will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

October

Graduate Recital: Max Gibson
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A recital by graduate music student Max Gibson, presenting his own pieces and works by composers from Great Britain, Japan, and America.
Inaction Performances
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:15pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Brendan Fernandes
Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Inaction Dance Party
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Part performance, part dance party, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery transforms into a night club in this event choreographed by artist Brendan Fernandes.
Inaction Performances
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Brendan Fernandes ("Inaction" Dance Party)
Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Wesleyan University Orchestra: Frankenstein LIVE!
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown
The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents the 1931 film Frankenstein with live orchestral accompaniment in collaboration with the Connecticut College Orchestra. Co-sponsored by the College of Film and the Moving Image.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan Dance Department faculty and guest artists collaborate to present new works.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert [CANCELED]
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan Dance Department faculty and guest artists collaborate to present new works.
Inaction Performances
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Charles Gowin
Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Artist Talk by Cameron Rowland '11
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Cameron Rowland ’11, a 2019 MacArthur Fellow, will speak about his work.
Lecture / Demonstration: Amjad Ali Khan
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts 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 for a free lecture / demonstration.
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.
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
This religious service marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing. All are welcome to attend.
Bhojanam (Feast)
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Treat yourself to vegetarian Indian delicacies at the Navaratri Festival’s Bhojanam (Feast) following the Connecticut debut dance performance by Yashoda Thakore at 4pm.
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.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
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.
Opening Reception: Into the Image—Art in Miniature Across the Centuries
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception for exhibition of miniature artworks—drawn entirely from the Davison Art Center collection—featuring objects made across several centuries, including pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn and Henri Matisse.
Colloquium: Re-sounding Islam—Marking Religious and Aesthetic Pluralism in the Historiography of South Indian Music
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Studies Department, will give a talk at the start of the 43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Sebastian Heindl and Rashaan Allwood
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Two world renowned organists, Sebastian Heindl and Rashaan Allwood, will present lecture-recitals on Wesleyan's magnificent Holtkamp pipe organ.
Giacomo Gates
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Adventurous jazz vocalist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Giacomo Gates returns to The Russell House to perform with guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller.
Guided Exhibition Tours: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at Brendan Fernandes: Inaction by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Master Class: Netta Yerushalmy Deconstructing Dance History — A Studio Practice
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Join choreographer Netta Yerushlamy in a movement workshop that explores, interrogates and re-frames the Western dance canon. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate-level dancers.
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.
Wesleyan Composers
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert of music composed by graduate music students Katie Buono, Webb Kay Crawford, Aliya Ultan-Milat-Meyer, and Stuart Wheeler.
Inaction Performances
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery with Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin
Students from Wesleyan's Dance Department perform; selected performances by Brendan Fernandes and Charles Gowin.
Opening Reception: Brendan Fernandes—Inaction
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Opening reception and performance (at 5pm) for Inaction, a new sculptural and performance-based installation by Brendan Fernandes.

September

Paul Orgel: From Bach to Bruce
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Pianist Paul Orgel, who taught piano at Wesleyan from 1984 to 1989, performs music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, and others.
Artist Talk: Netta Yerushalmy Sharing Paramodernities #6 - The Choreography of Rehabilitation: Disability and Race in Balanchine’s Agon
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 4:45pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy, Professor of English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Christina Crosby, and other scholars discuss a disability- and race-themed segment of Yerushalmy’s multi-part work, Paramodernities. 
Talk by Professor Sean F. Edgecomb
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00pm
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

A talk by Sean F. Edgecomb as part of Wesleyan’s Center for the Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series.
Rhonda Larson: Winds of the World
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Originally from Montana, GRAMMY Award-winning flutist Rhonda Larson's Winds of the World takes the listener on a journey with an assortment of flutes and her virtual band.
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 two-hour 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.
Queer Cocktail Hour (21+)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 5:00pm
Conspiracy, 350 Main Street, Middletown
Join fellow audience members for pre-show drink and food specials from 5pm to 6pm at Conspiracy. Ages 21 and up.
Regional Dance Development Initiative
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Dance Development Initiative co-hosts a community forum, and professional development workshop facilitated by Deborah Goffe MA ’19, with Wesleyan's Center for the Arts and the Dance Department.
A Conversation with Taylor Mac
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A conversation with Taylor Mac, moderated by Sean F. Edgecomb, Assistant Professor of Drama at The City University of New York’s Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island.
Drag Queens and Radical Faeries and Judys, Oh My!
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Allbritton Center, Room 311, 222 Church Street, Middletown
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
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.
Sound/Material
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
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.
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
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.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 14, 2019 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!
Urban Space, Roman Couture, and A Living Past: Views of Pompeii and Pantheon - Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery
The exhibition Urban Space, Roman Couture, and A Living Past: Views of Pompeii and Pantheon features artists Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie, and is curated by Wesleyan Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak.
Connecticut Flute Orchestra [VENUE CHANGE]
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
The Connecticut Flute Orchestra, a collective of professional flutists, returns to Wesleyan for a third annual concert featuring the sounds, repertoire, and diversity of a multi-flute orchestra conducted by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Bach to School
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
At the tenth annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar, Bach to School, Artist in Residence Emeritus Ronald Ebrecht will perform a work by Johann Sebastian Bach and introduce new University Organist Alcee Chriss.
The MASH [DATE CHANGE]
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 3:00pm
Various locations on the Wesleyan University campus
Inspired by Fête de la Musique (also known as Make Music Day), the eighth annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student and faculty bands.
Find Me Unafraid
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:00pm
Davison Art Center
The Davison Art Center shows three works from the collection that speak to the themes raised in the book Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum by Kennedy Odede '12 and Jessica Posner '09.
Entering Edo: A World of Pleasure
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:00pm
Davison Art Center
For this installation, Wesleyan students enrolled in Assistant Professor of Art History and East Asian Studies Talia J. Andrei's "Curatorial Workshop: Images for the Floating World" selected fifteen Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts from the Davison Art Center collection.

July

Susan Russell
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Dr. Susan Russell is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre at Penn State, where she teaches literature/criticism, musical theater history, and playwriting.
Bread and Puppet Theater: The Diagonal Life Circus
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00pm
Moved to rain location: Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut
The Diagonal Life Circus is funny and moving—a colorful, tonally and formally diverse tumult of short acts on the urgent themes of the day, powered by a riotous brass band.
A Conversation with Bread and Puppet Theater
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in New York City in 1963 before moving to Vermont in 1970.
Creative Connections
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Join the Center for Creative Youth and the Center for the Arts for an evening of “Creative Connections,” a gathering of students and local creatives.
Christopher Chenier
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and the College of Integrative Sciences Christopher Chenier teaches art and design and directs Wesleyan's multidisciplinary Digital Design Studio.
Phat A$tronaut
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard
New Haven's experimental soul ensemble Phat A$tronaut creates meticulously crafted arrangements with pop-sensible songwriting.
Douglas Lyons
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Actor, writer, and songwriter Douglas Lyons has appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and The Book of Mormon, as well as national tours of Rent and Dreamgirls.

May

Remembering Sam Miller '75
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Celebrate the life of Sam Miller ’75, P’09 (1952-2018). Remarks will be followed by a performance directed by his long-time collaborator Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Residence in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies.
Reception: Senior Thesis Showcase
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2019's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.
Wesleyan New Music Group
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan New Music Group directed by Dr. Tyshawn Sorey will perform an open dress rehearsal and end-of-semester concert featuring works by leading 20th and 21st century music composers.
Wesleyan New Music Group
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall - Open Dress Rehearsal
The Wesleyan New Music Group directed by Dr. Tyshawn Sorey will perform an open dress rehearsal and end-of-semester concert featuring works by leading 20th and 21st century music composers.
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
This year's concert will include special guest Wil Smith, as well as a parting cameo by Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, who retires at the end of the month after 30 years of teaching at Wesleyan.
Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert of live electronic and computer music pieces developed in Professor of Music Ron Kuivila’s Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music course (MUSC220) with the assistance of graduate student Ian Davis and Isaac Price-Slade '19.
Voices from Prison
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Incarcerated men reimagine Dante’s Divine Comedy in scripts written by T.R.U.E. program mentors and mentees of Cheshire Correctional Institution. Presented by the Wesleyan students who have collaborated with them throughout the semester as part of the course “Theater Behind Bars.”
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble presents an evening of contemporary concert band literature under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso.
Senior Playwriting Festival: Staged Readings [new time]
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A festival of staged readings of playwriting theses by seniors Jordan Roe ’19, Rodrick Edwards ’19, and Wenxuan Xue ’19.
Chinese Music Ensemble Spring Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by graduate music student Joy Lu, presents both traditional and contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese musical works.
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
"Introduction to Dance" and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), Afro-Brazilian, West African, and Javanese.
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, conducted by Nadya Potemkina, features the winners of the 2019 Concerto Competition, pianists Ari Liu ’20 and Yujie Cai ’20.
Spring Dance Concert: Devices
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Spring Dance Concert: Devices
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
West African Music and Steelband Concert [new time and location]
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center (Rain location: Crowell Concert Hall)
Wesleyan Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and master drummer John Dankwa is joined by students in West African drumming classes, the Wesleyan Steelband ensemble, and guest performers.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by Maurice Ravel, Charles Koechlin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Muczynski, and many more.
Beginning and Youth Gamelan Ensembles and Javanese Dance
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan and dance. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Associate Professor B. Balasubrahmaniyan and Adjunct Assistant Professor David Nelson will perform a recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.

April

Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music by the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers that is certain to stir your soul and lift your spirits.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Concert Choir, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, sings music by Coldplay, Elgar, Hatton, Queen, Raczynski, and Rutter. The concert will also feature Ari Liu, piano.
inDANCE: SKIN
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presents his company inDANCE and Wesleyan students in an evening of dance, transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender, and sexuality during the Connecticut premiere of SKIN.
Jim McNeely Tentet
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/composer Jim McNeely's acclaimed ten-piece jazz ensemble will perform a selection of music from their album Group Therapy during their New England debut.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire to start the 18th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
inDANCE: SKIN
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presents his company inDANCE and Wesleyan students in an evening of dance, transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender, and sexuality during the Connecticut premiere of SKIN.
Javanese Gamelan and Dance: Classical and Contemporary
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's Javanese Gamelan Ensemble presents classical and contemporary music and dance.
Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum Spring Concert
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan's Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, performs a concert entitled Mourning at the Peripheries of Europe: Jacobean Laments and a Requiem Mass by Duarte Lobo.
Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble and Taiko Drumming Ensemble
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert featuring Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensemble and Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble.
Senior Recital: Aili Niimura [new dates, times and location]
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:00pm
MAC 650 Gallery (650 Main Street)
Immersive Imaginary: Mixed and Emerging Realms of Art and Technology—a pop-up exhibit by Aili Niimura '19.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Five
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Campbell Silverstein '19, Danielle Lobo '19, Yueyue Su '19, Mya Valentin '19, Declan Moy Bishow '19, and Emma Freeman '19.
Cynthia Novack in Memoriam Lecture: "THAT'S SO QUEER! THAT'S SO ETHNIC! THAT'S SO FOREIGN!"
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:50pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
inDANCE's Roney Lewis, Xi Yi, Paul Charbonneou, and Eury German '16 will speak about the Spring Faculty Dance Concert, SKIN.
Graduate Recital: Judith Berkson
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A graduate music recital by Judith Berkson, featuring chamber works for microtonal voice, organ, electronics and instruments.
Senior Recital: Aili Niimura [new dates, times and location]
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:00pm
MAC 650 Gallery (650 Main Street)
Immersive Imaginary: Mixed and Emerging Realms of Art and Technology—a pop-up exhibit by Aili Niimura '19.
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their talks: Sara Kim '19 and Rachel Rosin '19.
Senior Recital: Aili Niimura [new dates, times and location]
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:00pm
MAC 650 Gallery (650 Main Street)
Immersive Imaginary: Mixed and Emerging Realms of Art and Technology—a pop-up exhibit by Aili Niimura '19.
Senior Recital: Aili Niimura [new dates, times and location]
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 5:00pm
MAC 650 Gallery (650 Main Street)
Immersive Imaginary: Mixed and Emerging Realms of Art and Technology—a pop-up exhibit by Aili Niimura '19.
Senior Recital: Aili Niimura [new dates, times and location]
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:00pm
MAC 650 Gallery (650 Main Street)
Immersive Imaginary: Mixed and Emerging Realms of Art and Technology—a pop-up exhibit by Aili Niimura '19.
(For) Those We Left Behind: Sharing
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:00pm
Zilkha Gallery (Rain Site: Cross Street Dance Studio)
Students from the "Repertory and Performance" course (DANC 378) share a new work influenced by the repertory work (For) Those We Left Behind by Movement of the People Dance Company.
Artist Lecture by Award-Winning Playwright and Screenwriter Rajiv Joseph
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

An artist lecture by playwright, screenwriter, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv JosephApocalypse and Hope: How competing and contradictory parts of my belief system play into and inform my creative process.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Four
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Jaime Wiesner '19, Shirley See Yan Fang '19, Matthew Gilbert '19, James Gibbel '19, Phuong Le '19, and Adis Halilovic '19.
Moving Conversations/Making Community
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00pm
The Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown
Gather with folks of all ages to make a performance as part of Moving Conversations/Making Community.
Eurydice
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Senior Recital: Isaac Price-Slade
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
A senior music recital by Isaac Price-Slade '19, featuring music for installation and performance, facilitated by the silicon appendages of SuperCollider and the love of human hands.
Eurydice
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Eurydice
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Eurydice
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Senior Recital: Camille DeBeus—pearls the sea took
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Camille DeBeus '19, featuring the premiere of pearls the sea took.
WesFest Concert II
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert featuring performances by the Wesleyan Concert Choir, Javanese Gamelan, and Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
WesFest: Organists’ Open Class
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel (221 High Street)
As part of WesFest, undergraduate organists hold an open class with performances of Johann Sebastian Bach, Flor Peeters, and jazz
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Recital
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A recital of the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition, featuring winner Simon Rothman ’21, and Liam Isaacs ’20 (honorable mention).
WesFest Concert I
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A concert featuring performances by Wesleyan Music Department ensembles, including jazz, and new organ compositions by graduate composers.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Three
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Dominique Nunnally '19, Madeleine Sargent '19, Olivia Gorman '19, Emma Cantor '19, Bastian Silvestre '19, and Ona Lepeska-True '19.
Lunch Talk by Kareem Khubchandani: Dance Floor Divas: Fieldwork, Fabulation, and Fathoming in Queer Bangalore
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12:00pm
Theater Department Studio
A lunch talk by Kareem Khubchandani, Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University.
Moving Conversations/Making Community
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00pm
The Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown
Gather with folks of all ages to make a performance as part of Moving Conversations/Making Community.
Pheeroan akLaff and Angelica Sanchez: Art of the Improvisors
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Drummer and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff and pianist Angelica Sanchez present the New England debut of their inventive duo concept for percussion and piano, spirit of clavier.
Graduate Recital: Leslie Allison
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A graduate music recital by Leslie Allison, featuring a queer poetic interpretation of Mudan Ting (The Peony Pavilion), an opera by William Shakespeare’s Chinese contemporary Tang Xianzu.
Senior Recital: Becket Cerny—Groove Science
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
A senior music recital by Becket Cerny ’19 that explores J Dilla’s innovative rhythmic and sampling styles.
Senior Recital: Jake Rogers
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A showcase of jazz and experimental music performed by Jake Rogers ’19 and friends.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: For Effect—Emphatic Bodies from the Renaissance to the Industrial Age
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
The exhibition For Effect presents bodies exaggerated by their accoutrements, pose, and anatomical proportion from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Two
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Paul Franceschi '19, Alli Fam '19, Cayla Blachman '19, Tobyn Meyer '19, and Julian Johnson '19.
Moving Conversations/Making Community
Monday, April 1, 2019 at 6:00pm
The Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown
Gather with folks of all ages to make a performance as part of Moving Conversations/Making Community.

March

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XVII
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the seventeenth and final concert in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, including four world premieres.
Senior Recital: Sam Anschell
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Sam Anschell '19, featuring an evening of original compositions and arrangements celebrating bebop and post-bop jazz music.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major. "birthing the new (anew)" features works by Steven Fields '19, Arielle Schwartz '19, and Wan Tat Abraham Tse '19.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major. "birthing the new (anew)" features works by Steven Fields '19, Arielle Schwartz '19, and Wan Tat Abraham Tse '19.
Alsarah and The Nubatones
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Connecticut debut of Alsarah and The Nubatones will feature lavish, joyful East African retro-pop, full of Arabic-language reflections on identity and survival.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major. "birthing the new (anew)" features works by Steven Fields '19, Arielle Schwartz '19, and Wan Tat Abraham Tse '19.
Taiko Showcase
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensemble students perform a recital of the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week One
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Katie Hohl '19, cleo, Kostas Koufis '19, Christianne Padilla '19, and Shelli Weiler '19.
Moving Conversations/Making Community
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
The Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown
Gather with folks of all ages to make a performance as part of Moving Conversations/Making Community.
Louise Nevelson: Modernist Drag—Art Lecture by Julia Bryan-Wilson [CANCELED]
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Silipo Art and Art History Lecture by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley.
Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
38th annual exhibition, sponsored by the Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council, and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
Thesis Theater Production: Action by Sam Shepard
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Sam Shepard's imaginative voice and deeply rooted characters have transformed American theater and force us to confront the strange and unknown in the Obie-Award winning play Action (1974), directed by Ray Achan '19.
Thesis Theater Production: Action by Sam Shepard
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Sam Shepard's imaginative voice and deeply rooted characters have transformed American theater and force us to confront the strange and unknown in the Obie-Award winning play Action (1974), directed by Ray Achan '19.
Thesis Theater Production: Action by Sam Shepard
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Sam Shepard's imaginative voice and deeply rooted characters have transformed American theater and force us to confront the strange and unknown in the Obie-Award winning play Action (1974), directed by Ray Achan '19.
Wesleyan University Orchestra: Children's Concert and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents their sixth annual children's concert under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
lucky dragons: Other Transformations Performance
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A performance by Los Angeles-based experimental music group lucky dragons and Wesleyan community members on the final day of the Audible Bacillus exhibition.
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance Symposium
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 10:00am
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

A symposium featuring the work of current Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance students as they merge theory and practice to reimagine performance in a broader social and political sphere.

600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).
600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater [CANCELED]
The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).
Guided Exhibition Tour: Audible Bacillus
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Audible Bacillus exhibition by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Art History Symposium: Canonicity Revisited
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9:30am
Boger Hall, Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
The two day symposium Canonicity Revisited is envisioned as a critical interrogation of the problem of canons and canonicity in art history.
Senior Recital: May Klug [TIME CHANGE]
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A senior music recital by May Klug '19, Living Room Set by May Klug and her Bootleg Ensemble.
600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).
Art History Symposium: Canonicity Revisited
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:15pm
Boger Hall, Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
The two day symposium Canonicity Revisited is envisioned as a critical interrogation of the problem of canons and canonicity in art history.

February

600 HIGHWAYMEN: The Fever
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of The Fever by Brooklyn-based theater artists 600 HIGHWAYMEN (the duo of Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone).
For the Love of Bach: Vol. 4
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
The Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/alumni/community collective Ad Hoc Bach Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble presents the next installment of Johann Sebastian Bach's works.
Angelina Gadeliya: Music of Shadows and Light
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Pianist Angelina Gadeliya, Assistant Professor in Residence of Piano at the University of Connecticut, performs works by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Alberto Ginastera, and Richard Danielpour.
Guided Exhibition Tour: Audible Bacillus
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Audible Bacillus exhibition by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Film Screening: Along with the Gods—The Two Worlds
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Screening of the film Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, followed by a Q&A and talkback with producer Dong-Yeon Won.
The Assembly: Seagullmachine
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Seagullmachine is a mash-up of two iconic riffs on the story of William Shakespeare's Hamlet—Anton Chekov's The Seagull and Heiner Muller's Hamletmachine—performed by The Assembly.
Jin Hi Kim
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
A solo concert by innovative komungo (Korean stringed instrument) virtuoso and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim.
Exhibition Walkthrough: Audible Bacillus
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A walk through the exhibition Audible Bacillus with Julie MulvihillJennifer Tucker, and Benjamin Chaffee.
Artist Talk: Sky Hopinka
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
An artist talk by Sky Hopinka in conjunction with the exhibition Audible Bacillus.
Guided Exhibition Tour: Audible Bacillus
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Audible Bacillus exhibition by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Film Screening: Masquerade
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 8:00pm
Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Though it places his own life in danger, a look-alike commoner (Lee Byung-Hun) secretly takes the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos in the film Masquerade (2012).
Michael + Patrick: A Doll's House, Part 3
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley's sequel to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House is a searing examination of gender, sexuality, race, class, and hierarchy for the reality TV generation.
Film Screening: Donna Haraway - Story Telling for Earthly Survival
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown
A screening of the film Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016) by Fabrizio Terranova held in conjunction with the exhibition Audible Bacillus.
Third annual Wesleyan FluteFest Concert
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy a performance by dozens of attendees of the third annual FluteFest, following a day of chamber music and workshops hosted by Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Sarah Stockton.
Jon Barlow Remembered: Concert
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert of works by Erik Satie, Frédéric Chopin, and Charles Ives, performed by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, Alex Waterman, and George Barth '72.
Guided Exhibition Tour: Audible Bacillus
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Audible Bacillus exhibition by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Jon Barlow Remembered: His Legacy in Music and the Liberal Arts
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9:30am
The Russell House
A visionary musician and teacher, Jon Barlow's mind ranged freely through an immense field of topics.
CONTRA-TIEMPO: joyUS justUS
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater
The New England premiere of joyUS justUS, a participatory urban Latin dance theater experience by Los Angeles-based CONTRA-TIEMPO.
Opening Reception: Bestiary
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception and gallery talk by Kari Weil for the exhibition Bestiary, which takes its inspiration from medieval compendia of wondrous creatures, both natural and fantastic.
Exhibition Walkthrough: Audible Bacillus
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A walk through the exhibition Audible Bacillus with Ellen Thomas, Tess BirdJeffrey Schiff, and Benjamin Chaffee.
Elite Syncopation: The Jazz Age Begins
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Elite Syncopation performs historic American music, with a focus on ragtime and early jazz.
Senior Project: Kevin Holliday
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
200 High Street (Movement House)
The project will be a recital of seven original songs from Let's Talk About Sex: The Musical. The songs were all composed by Kevin Holliday '19 and written by Zurich DeLeon ’18.
Guided Exhibition Tour: Audible Bacillus
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Audible Bacillus exhibition by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.

January

Artist Talk: lucky dragons
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Room 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Other Transformations is a component of the Audible Bacillus exhibition. Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee and a member of lucky dragons will introduce the project which is seeking the active participation of Wesleyan musicians.
Opening Reception: Sound of Korea
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening reception for the Sound of Korea exhibition with remarks by curator Phoebe Junghee Shin and artist Young-Il Kim.
Opening Reception: Audible Bacillus
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Opening reception for the exhibition Audible Bacillus with remarks by Curator Benjamin Chaffee, Associate Director of Visual Arts, at 5pm.
Film Screening: Kevin Roche—The Quiet Architect
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The Connecticut premiere of the feature documentary film Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (2017) about the 70-year career of Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche (who designed the Center for the Arts).
This Between Shadow
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery
A 40-minute, intimate, immersive theater experience for ten audience members curated and crafted by the "Immersive Theater" Winter Session class and Visiting Instructor Tom Pearson, co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects.
This Between Shadow
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery
A 40-minute, intimate, immersive theater experience for ten audience members curated and crafted by the "Immersive Theater" Winter Session class and Visiting Instructor Tom Pearson, co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects.
This Between Shadow
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery
A 40-minute, intimate, immersive theater experience for ten audience members curated and crafted by the "Immersive Theater" Winter Session class and Visiting Instructor Tom Pearson, co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects.
This Between Shadow
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery
A 40-minute, intimate, immersive theater experience for ten audience members curated and crafted by the "Immersive Theater" Winter Session class and Visiting Instructor Tom Pearson, co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects.
This Between Shadow
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery
A 40-minute, intimate, immersive theater experience for ten audience members curated and crafted by the "Immersive Theater" Winter Session class and Visiting Instructor Tom Pearson, co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 19, 2019 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!

2018

December

Mivos String Quartet
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The critically acclaimed New York-based Mivos String Quartet will premiere new compositions for string quartet by student composers of the Graduate Composition Seminar moderated by Dr. Tyshawn Sorey, Assistant Professor of Music.
Wesleyan New Music Group
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Building upon contemporary musical performance practice developed since the early 1960s, the Wesleyan New Music Group directed by Dr. Tyshawn Sorey will perform an end-of-semester concert featuring works by leading contemporary and new music composers.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka joined by students in West African Music and Dance classes.
Thesis Theater Production: The Medea Monologue (CANCELED)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

A Thesis Theater Festival production of the Medea monologue by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, an adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy, directed by Emma Johnson '19.
Sound Systems (New date and time)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
Electronics, percussion, language. Performance and conversation. A collaboration of the Music Departments of Wesleyan University and Columbia University.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Thesis Theater Production: The Medea Monologue (CANCELED)
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

A Thesis Theater Festival production of the Medea monologue by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, an adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy, directed by Emma Johnson '19.
Youth and Beginner Gamelan
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Getter.
Thesis Theater Production: The Medea Monologue (CANCELED)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

A Thesis Theater Festival production of the Medea monologue by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, an adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy, directed by Emma Johnson '19.
John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 3:15pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the adventurous MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" class present a series of overlapping performances alongside special mystery guests in this rendition of John Cage's Musicircus.
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Associate Professor B. Balasubrahmaniyan and Adjunct Assistant Professor David Nelson will perform a recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble presents an evening of contemporary works for winds and percussion under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso.
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of enthusiastic gospel music from the 100 voices of the passionate Wesleyan University Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Concert Choir performs under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
“Introduction to Dance” and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical) and jazz, under the direction of Professors Pedro Alejandro, Katja Kolcio, Hari Krishnan, and Joya Powell.
Music From East Asia
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A performance by Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensembles, directed by Barbara Merjan, Korean Drumming and Creative Music, directed by Jin Hi Kim, and the Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Joy Lu.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.

November

Javanese Puppet Play: Wayang Kulit
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music and puppeteer Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble directed by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, with guest drummer Darsono, will present a Javanese wayang kulit puppet play.
Graduate Recital: Ian Davis (New date, location, and time)
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Graduate composer Ian Davis performs a selection of canons by the composer Moondog and original work.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform works by Beethoven, Kapustin, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Czerny, and more.
For the Love of Bach: Vol. 3
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/alumni/community collective AD HOC BACH presents the next installment of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas: BWV 21, “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis”
Kacceri: Alex Donald’s Senior Recital
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Alex Donald ’19 performs vocal music in the South Indian Karnatak tradition.
Steelband Concert
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Simba Kamuriwo, the Wesleyan University Steelband will present a selection of music from popular, classical, and folk traditions in Trinidad.
Graduate Recital: Judith Berkson (New date and location)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Solo and chamber works by composer, instrumentalist, vocalist, and graduate music student Judith Berkson.
Wesleyan University Orchestra: Made in America
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Smith College Orchestra perform Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still, and Made in America by Joan Tower.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2012), written by Anne Washburn and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
Rags and Riches for the Harpsichord (New title and description)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
To celebrate the arrival of the Frank Hubbard harpsichord modeled on Taskin, Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht will perform a program to show the variety of musical styles possible on this instrument.
Wayang Golek Puppet Play
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:30pm
World Music Hall
Free tickets required and available at the box office website here. Yogyakarta Court Puppeteer Ki Gondo Suharno and the Court of Yogyakarta gamelan group, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, will perform Wayang Golek, featuring three-dimensional puppets made of wood and cloth reenacting stories based on the Islamic story of Amir Hamzah. 
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Symposium: Enacting Ethnicity and Nationalism in Indonesian Performing Arts
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9:00am
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The performing arts play a primary role in articulating the interacting cultural, social, and political forces in Indonesia. The symposium will address these issues, focusing on the dynamic interaction between the state and Javanese ethnic groups.
Music and Dance of Yogyakarta (Sold Out)
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
In conjunction with a visit from Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Wesleyan University hosts a performance by the court dancers and musicians of Yogyakarta.
ICPP Public Lecture: Engaging Traditional Arts In Contemporary Curatorial Practice
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
In this public lecture presented by the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Keng Sen Ong discusses the complex crossings between traditional performance and contemporary art practices.
Javanese Dance Lecture Demonstration
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:50am
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
In conjunction with a visit to Wesleyan of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of the Kasultanan court of Yogyakarta, Dr. Suharti will give a lecture and demonstration on Javanese court dance, with the participation of the visiting court dancers.
Artful Lunch Series: Miya Tokumitsu
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Miya Tokumitsu, the new Curator of the Davison Art Center, about her favorite work in the collection.
Sung Poetry and Tea with Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Ao Wang and Curator Stephen Morrell
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Sung poetry and tea with Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Ao Wang and Curator Stephen Morrell, held in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert: Building Home
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographer Arielle Schwartz as part of her culminating project for the dance major.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert: Building Home
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographer Arielle Schwartz as part of her culminating project for the dance major.
Tea Ceremony with Ikumi Kamanishi and Curator Stephen Morrell
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
A tea ceremony with Ikumi Kamanishi and Curator Stephen Morrell, held in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Graduate Recital: J. P. A. Falzone
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A concert presented by J. P. A. Falzone, a graduate student in music composition, The Abstraction of Language in the Language of Abstraction.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert: Building Home
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographer Arielle Schwartz as part of her culminating project for the dance major.

October

Graduate Recital: Leslie Allison
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A Masters thesis concert by graduate music student Leslie AllisonChants of Survival.
Castlefield Trio
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
The Castlefield Trio will perform their original jazz and blues tunes, including world premieres by torch heartbreaker Sarah LeMieux and drummer Andy Chatfield.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert: Wrapped in Us
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Visiting Assistant Professors Julie Mulvihill and Joya Powell present Wrapped in Us, an evening of multidisciplinary, visceral, risk-taking and performance sharing.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert: Wrapped in Us
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Visiting Assistant Professors Julie Mulvihill and Joya Powell present Wrapped in Us, an evening of multidisciplinary, visceral, risk-taking and performance sharing.
ETHEL and Robert Mirabal: The River
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Adventurous string quartet ETHEL joins forces with GRAMMY Award-winning Taos Pueblo flutist and Native American instrument maker Robert Mirabal to present The River.
Opening Reception: This Country
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:15pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Opening reception for the exhibition This Country and video screenings Mapping Energies, including The Museum of Modern Art's Danielle A. Jackson in conversation with curator and artist Kahlil Robert Irving.

ETHEL and Robert Mirabal: The Making of The River
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
ETHEL and Robert Mirabal discuss their collaboration, the making of The River, and play selections during this free lecture/demonstration.
Art Talk: Steve Badanes—Jersey Devil
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Steve Badanes ’65 is the Howard S. Wright Professor of Architecture, Director of the Neighborhood Design Build Studio at the University of Washington, and a partner in Jersey Devil Design Build, an architectural firm perpetuating the tradition of medieval craftsmen.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Artist Lecture: Nicholas Muellner—In Most Tides an Island
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to socio-political and personal narratives.
Talia Andrei: Tea Culture and Japanese Aesthetics
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center
A lecture by Assistant Professor of Art History Talia Andrei, "Tea Culture and Japanese Aesthetics."
Mythili Prakash
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The dynamic Mythili Prakash makes her Connecticut debut to conclude the 42nd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.
Gayathri Venkataraghavan
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Indian singer Gayathri Venkataraghavan will perform with violinist Mysore Srikanth and B.Sivaraman on mridangam as part of the 42nd annual Navaratri Festival.
Gallery Talk with Curator Stephen Morrell
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
A gallery talk with Curator Stephen Morrell in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, October 12, 2018 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 Sandhya Anand.
Navaratri Dinner Discussion
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
Downey House, Room 100, 294 High Street
A panel discussion to educate about and celebrate the Navaratri Festival with good food and lively facilitation. Hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students' Association.
Navaratri Festival Colloquium: Temples, Sanskrit, and Tamil in the Karnatak Songs of Muttusvami Dikshitar
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The 42nd annual Navaratri Festival Music Department Colloquium features a lecture by Dr. Indira Viswanathan Peterson entitled Temples, Sanskrit, and Tamil in the Karnatak Songs of Muttusvami Dikshitar.
Afro-Brazilian Dance Masterclass with Dandha da Hora
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:40pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
An Afro-Brazilian dance masterclass with Dandha da Hora for students of all levels and backgrounds. 
Emily Johnson/Catalyst: Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm
CFA Courtyard
Join us by the fire for a gathering hosted by Emily Johnson/Catalyst that centers around Indigenous protocols and knowledges, as we welcome the evening with our campus community and neighbors.
Film Screening: Whose Streets?
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace
Film screening followed by a talkback with director Sabaah Folayan and Precious Price, Director and Community Organizer for the Middletown Racial Justice Coalition.
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XVI
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the sixteenth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music including a world premiere.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Becca Blackwell: They, Themself and Schmerm
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00pm
World Music Hall
The Connecticut premiere of New York City-based trans actor Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious one-person show They, Themself and Schmerm.
Becca Blackwell: They, Themself and Schmerm
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
World Music Hall
The Connecticut premiere of New York City-based trans actor Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious one-person show They, Themself and Schmerm.
Opening Reception: Salon 2018 - Selections from the Davison Art Center Collection
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception for the exhibition Salon 2018: Selections from the Davison Art Center Collection, with a gallery talk by the Curator of the Davison Art Center Miya Tokumitsu at 5:30pm.
Film Screening: Rikyu
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center
A screening of the film Rikyu (1989) directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara in conjunction with the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea.

September

Kitchen Ceilí and Friends
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Kitchen Ceilí features Private Lessons Teacher Stan Scott Ph.D. '97, Dora Hast Ph.D. '94, and George Wilson performing original and traditional music from Ireland, America, England, Scotland, and South Asia.
Guided Gallery Tour: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at the Zilkha Gallery exhibition featuring works by Kahlil Robert Irving by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Sonic Introductions
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Featuring first year Wesleyan graduate composition students Laura Cetilia, Max Gibson, and Chris Pitsiokos.
Opening Reception: Kahlil Robert Irving Exhibition
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Opening reception for multimedia artist Kahlil Robert Irving's first solo exhibition in New England, including a gallery talk with Associate Professor Anthony Hatch.
Reidemeister Move
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Reidemeister Move pushes the possibilities of long tones in natural harmonies for low instruments.
Virginia San Fratello: Emerging Objects
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A talk by architect, artist, and educator Virginia San Fratello, "Emerging Objects."
Free Masterclass with Raphael Xavier
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Free masterclass with choreographer, hip hop dancer, and breaking artist Raphael Xavier. Open to all, no reservations required.
Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater
Crackling with high-energy physicality, Raphael Xavier's Point of Interest features a series of solos, duets, and quintets set to his soundscape of beats, spoken word poetry, and musical rhythms.
Two Seasons
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Hop River Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of David H. Vaughan, performs Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, and Fall in New England by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 15, 2018 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!
Opening Reception: Chado—The Way of Tea
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
The exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea explores the prominent role and significance of the tea ceremony as an art and spiritual practice in China and Japan.
The MASH
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm
Various locations on Wesleyan University campus
Inspired by Fête de la Musique (also known as Make Music Day), the seventh annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student and faculty bands.
Bach to School
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Artist in Residence Ronald Ebrecht's ninth annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar, Bach to School, also marks the start of a celebration of 30 years of his teaching at Wesleyan.

August

Common Moment: ON DISPLAY
Friday, August 31, 2018 at 7:00pm
Andrus Field
First year students in the Class of 2022 partner with choreographer Heidi Latsky to create her installation ON DISPLAY on Andrus Field. Followed by a fire dancing performance by the student group Prometheus.

July

Bob Englehart
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Bob Englehart will share some of his work and talk about his career as a cartoonist.
Martha Redbone: Bone Hill—The Concert
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The contemporary musical theater work Bone Hill is inspired by four generations of Martha Redbone’s Kentucky family lineage.
Zulynette
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Hartford-based poet and author Zulynette will discuss her work as a creative change agent that uses art as a tool to inspire others to heal and empower themselves.
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XV
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fifteenth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music. 
Toto Kisaku: Requiem for an Electric Chair
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Middletown resident Toto Kisaku’s Requiem for an Electric Chair tells the story of his imprisonment and near-execution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Toto Kisaku
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Middletown resident Toto Kisaku talks about his artistic process and his most recent work, Requiem for an Electric Chair.
Sammy Miller and The Congregation
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard
GRAMMY Award-nominated drummer, singer, and bandleader Sammy Miller and his sextet The Congregation will play joyful, feel-good jazz during their Connecticut debut at Wesleyan.

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2018's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program from May 8 through May 26, 2018.
West African Drumming and Dance
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa.
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan student organists ("rompers") put on a new show each spring, featuring dancing, costumes for performers and audience alike, and performances of music ranging from rock to schlock, accompanied by multiple ensembles of instruments.
EarthSounds, Autoschediasms, and Tonebursts [DATE CHANGE]
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's new Real-Time Autoschediasms for Electroacoustic Creative Orchestra, and the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, perform the world premiere of new works involving EarthSounds ceramic percussion instruments.
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
2018 Spring Playwriting Festival: An Evening of Staged Readings
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The Theater Department presents an evening of staged readings of plays by seniors David Caruso and Elli Scharlin.
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music featuring Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. Come to sing, clap, and be encouraged.
Bharatanatyam Performance
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
"Bharata Natyam III" students present a full-length concert with choreography by Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan.
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, features the winners of annual Concerto Competition, and celebrates the legacy of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00pm
CFA Theater [TIME CHANGE]
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
"Introduction to Dance" and beginning dance students perform works of various styles including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), Javanese, jazz, and hip hop.
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Concert Choir and friends, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).

Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Taiko drumming classes perform thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert [DATE AND TIME CHANGE]
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by Antonín Dvořák, Eric Ewazen, C.P.E. Bach, Gebauer, and more.
Javanese Gamelan and Dance
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the music and dance of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and guest artists. The concert includes a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
Wesleyan University Steelband Concert
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
The Wesleyan University Steelband presents a selection of music from popular, classical, and folk traditions in Trinidad.

April

A Night of Music from China and Taiwan
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's Chinese Music Ensemble performs both traditional and contemporary musical works from China and Taiwan under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Ender Terwilliger.
Celebrating 100 Years of Thelonious Monk featuring the T.S. Monk Sextet
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Bandleader T.S. Monk has "charted his own course as a composer, arranger and melodic drummer" (NPR), and concludes the 17th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend with a performance by his Sextet. The concert opens with members of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard, performing compositions by Thelonious Monk at 7:45pm.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble perform as part of the 17th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
Spring Dance Concert: Echo
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street [Venue change]

Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Featuring works by Kiara Benn ’20 and Iris Ridley ’20.

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and Javanese Dance
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, presents classical music and dance of Central Java.
Spring Dance Concert: Echo
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street [Date, time, and venue change]

Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies. Featuring works by Kiara Benn ’20 and Iris Ridley ’20.

Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum Spring Concert [TIME CHANGE]
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
The Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Pau Rius Valor '20 and supervised by Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, performs a century of music from Tudor England. Featured composers include William Cornysh, John Taverner, Robert Parsons, and William Byrd.
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall Room 112 [Date added]
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their talks.
Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Beginning students of Wesleyan's Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim, play new arrangements of samulnori repertoire.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions - Week Four
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

Senior Talks in the History of Art
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their talks.
Songs by Schubert, Ives, and Bruce
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert of songs by Franz Schubert, Charles Ives, and the song cycle Whitman Fragments by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce. Featuring Christopher Grundy, baritone.
Thesis Theater Production: (at)tend
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 6:30pm
CFA Courtyard
Conceived and performed by Katherine Paterson '18, the work-in-process (at)tend culminates in a site-specific installation/performance and harvest day on Earth Day.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions - Week Three
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

Artful Lunch Series: Elijah Huge
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
A presentation by Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies Elijah Huge about his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Music Department Colloquium: One Sky Film Screening and Panel Discussion [VENUE CHANGE]
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 4:30pm
Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown
A panel discussion about the current political conflict and U.S. and North Korean policy, as well as South Korean urban culture; followed by a film screening of a documentary about the two Koreas.
One Sky Concert
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs the world premiere of Guggenheim Fellow composer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim's One Sky II (2018).
Kronos Quartet [SOLD OUT]
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet returns to Wesleyan to perform a wide-ranging program of music from around the world, featuring adventurous string quartets either written for or arranged for the legendary group, including the world premiere of Jacob Garchik's arrangement of the John Coltrane tune "Alabama."
What’s David Listening To? A Listening Session with David Harrington
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 10:30am
World Music Hall
David Harrington, artistic director, founder, and violinist of the Kronos Quartet, shares selections from his unfathomably diverse playlists.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
The Center for the Americas Forum 2018: Migration and Mobilities
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:00pm
The Russell House
Anthropological, Historical, and Artistic Perspectives on Migration and Mobility in the Americas
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
WesFest Concert II—Choir, Gamelan, Korean, and Taiko Drumming Ensembles
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert featuring multiple short performances by Wesleyan's Concert ChoirJavanese GamelanKorean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, and Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.
WesFest Concert I: Organ, Chamber, Jazz, and Laptop Ensembles
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A concert featuring short performances on the University organ, Wesleyan's Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts EnsembleReal-Time Autoschediasms for Electroacoustic Creative Orchestra, Jazz ensembles, and Chamber ensembles.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions - Week Two
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Noah Baerman Trio: Jazz With a Conscience
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Director of the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble and pianist Noah Baerman performs with his trio.
Dance Department Celebrates Susan Lourie: 40 Years of Excellence in Teaching at Wesleyan
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater
The Dance Department honors Susan Lourie's 40 years of teaching at Wesleyan with a tribute performance.
artzine: show and tell
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00am
Olin Memorial Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard discuss the zine making process during a 30 minute "show and tell" in their Reading Room Installation in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library.
artzine: show and tell
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:30pm
Olin Memorial Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard discuss the zine making process during a 30 minute "show and tell" in their Reading Room Installation in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library.
Artist Talk and Film Screening: Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Interdisciplinary artist and curator Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué from San Juan, Puerto Rico will present an artist talk and screening of his recent film "Islxlsl: The Last Island on Earth."
artzine: show and tell
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:30pm
Olin Memorial Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard discuss the zine making process during a 30 minute "show and tell" in their Reading Room Installation in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library.
Reception: Sarah Welch and James Beard, Environmental Artists’ Books, Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:30pm
Olin Memorial Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
A reception for artists impacted by 2017 hurricanes—Sarah Welch and James Beard, and Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué—and the Environmental Artists’ Books in Special Collections & Archives.
artzine: show and tell
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:30pm
Olin Memorial Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard discuss the zine making process during a 30 minute "show and tell" in their Reading Room Installation in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
artzine: show and tell
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 4:30pm
Olin Memorial Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard discuss the zine making process during a 30 minute "show and tell" in their Reading Room Installation in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library.
artzine: show and tell
Monday, April 2, 2018 at 4:30pm
Olin Memorial Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard discuss the zine making process during a 30 minute "show and tell" in their Reading Room Installation in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library.

March

Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement [CANCELED]
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
Sarah Welch and James Beard Installation
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:00am
Olin Memorial Library Lobby 252 Church Street, Middletown
An installation by Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard based on their recently published comic book Holdouts.
Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement [CANCELED]
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
A Modern Woman’s Wit
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:00pm
Davison Art Center, Room 100
A Modern Woman's Wit is a collaboration between costume designer/textile artist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Cybele Moon and media artist Erica Larsen-Dockray.
A Modern Woman’s Wit
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:00pm
Davison Art Center, Room 100
A Modern Woman's Wit is a collaboration between costume designer/textile artist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Cybele Moon and media artist Erica Larsen-Dockray.
Graduate Recital by Jordan Dykstra: The Toy Universe [VENUE CHANGE]
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Jordan Dykstra debuts a new evening-length composition for the contemporary music ensemble Ordinary Affects.
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries. Led by noted collector and Wesleyan's Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek and Professor of Classical Studies Andrew Szegedy-Maszak.
Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition [TIME CHANGE]
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
This event is sponsored by the Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council, and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
Japan Twang: An Evening with Shamisen Player Michiyoshi Sato
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

In his Connecticut debut, Michiyoshi Sato gives a rare performance outside of Japan.

Toneburst Sampler Concert
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Wesleyan's Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs new works for live electronics.
Robert Ashley's Crash
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A new generation of artists perform Robert Ashley's haunting masterpiece Crash (2014).
Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
Wesleyan University Orchestra: Children's Concert and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An hour-long dinosaur-themed performance by the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, is followed by a multi-station musical instrument petting zoo.
Robert Ashley Symposium
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Russell House

Kyle Gann, Tom Hamilton, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Alex Waterman present talks about Robert Ashley's life and work.

Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

Guided Exhibition Tours: A New Subjectivity
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000 by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Stories About Bob
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00am
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Coffee and stories with Robert Ashley's old friends and collaborators David Behrman, baritone Thomas Buckner, and Alvin Lucier, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, Emeritus.
Thomas Buckner sings Robert Ashley and Alvin Lucier
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Baritone Thomas Buckner performs a series of works for voice by Robert Ashley, as well as a new work by Alvin Lucier.

Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho [TIMES UPDATED]
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
Facing Disasters: Disturbing the Human-Environment Relationship
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavilion, 221 High Street, Middletown

In this multi-disciplinary event, College of the Environment Fellows, Wesleyan University students and alumni present commissioned works including dance, music, and paintings.
Rachel (Ren) Ellis Neyra: Unruly Audition
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Assistant Professor of English Rachel (Ren) Ellis Neyra imagines where unruly audition may become a riot.
Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

February

Lecture by Jesse LeCavalier: Landscapes of Fulfillment
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A lecture by Jesse LeCavalier (LECAVALIER R +D). He is a designer, writer, and educator whose work explores the architectural and urban implications of contemporary logistics.
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XIV
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fourteenth in a series of sixteen CD-length recitals of his piano music.
Guided Exhibition Tours: A New Subjectivity
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000 by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music in the Connecticut premiere of Ada/Ava (2013).
Opening Reception: A Black Phoenix Rising Art Experience
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:30pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A Black Phoenix Rising Art Experience explores black people’s ways of resisting material and symbolic death in American life and culture.
Art Lecture by Claire Bishop: Information Overload
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Claire Bishop, an art historian and Professor of Contemporary Art at the CUNY Graduate Center, will give a new lecture on her current research project, Information Overload, which considers research-based art as a symptom of contemporary information management and paralyzed decision-making.
Graduate Recital: Suhail Yusuf
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A graduate recital by Suhail YusufSarangia in a Globalized World.
This Side of the Curtain: Ukrainian Resistance in Uncertain Times
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Panel discussion and concert to include Ukrainian Parliament member Mustafa Nayyem as keynote speaker, and premiere performance of multi-media work This Side of the Curtain. 
Megan Sesma with Joshua Thomas: French and Modern Masters
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and Principal Harpist with the United States Coast Guard Band Megan Sesma returns to The Russell House with her Coast Guard Band colleague and saxophonist Dr. Joshua Thomas, a Conn-Selmer artist.
Guided Exhibition Tours: A New Subjectivity
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000 by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Masayo Ishigure: Koto 360°
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto at the age of five in Gifu, Japan, and continues to stretch the limits of the thirteen-stringed instrument.
Exhibition Walk-Through: A New Subjectivity
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join Assistant Professor of Art History Claire Grace and Visiting Instructor of Art History Caitlin Woolsey for an informal gallery walk-through and a discussion of the work and themes in the exhibition A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000.
West End String Quartet: Variations and Arrangements
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The West End String Quartet performs with clarinetist Charles Yassky and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music and pianist Neely Bruce.
Guided Exhibition Tours: A New Subjectivity
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000 by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
Masterclass with Reggie Wilson
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
A free masterclass with Artistic Director, choreographer, and performer Reggie Wilson for intermediate to advanced dancers.
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Citizen
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Citizen (2016), questioning what it means to belong and what it means to not want to belong.
A Conversation between Reggie Wilson and Hari Krishnan
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A conversation between Artistic Director, choreographer, and performer Reggie Wilson and Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan.
Opening Reception: A New Subjectivity
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The opening reception for A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000, an exhibition composed entirely of paintings by women, attempts to categorize Expressionism in new terms. Remarks by Guest Curator Jason Stopa at 5pm.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Reclaiming the Gaze
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
The exhibition Reclaiming the Gaze was organized from the Davison Art Center collection by seven Wesleyan University students in the class "Advanced Themes in 20th Century Afro-American Art" taught by Professor of Art History Peter Mark.
Second annual Wesleyan FluteFest Concert [TIME CHANGE]
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy a performance by attendees of Wesleyan's second annual FluteFest following an afternoon of workshops.
between systems and grounds [TIMES UPDATED]
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 12:00pm
The Russell House
between systems and grounds is a collaborative, durational performance and installation project by Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department Paula Matthusen and visual artist Olivia Valentine that creates a feedback loop between textile construction processes and feedback-based electronic music.
between systems and grounds [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm
The Russell House
between systems and grounds is a collaborative, durational performance and installation project by Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department Paula Matthusen and visual artist Olivia Valentine that creates a feedback loop between textile construction processes and feedback-based electronic music.
Reception: Eiko Otake and William Johnston — A Body in Fukushima: Recent Work Exhibition
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4:00pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Reception for exhibition of new works by dancer and performer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston from their ongoing project A Body in Fukushima.

January

Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00am
World Music Hall
Have your child learn the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, for only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. Open to ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary.

2017

December

Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
"Introduction to Dance" and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical).
A Screening and Discussion with Amanda Palmer, Michael Pope, and Students from “The Art of Doing”
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Wesleyan students in award-winning Visiting Filmmaker Michael Pope’s filmmaking class “The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen” present their final project, followed by a brief performance by singer/musician/writer Amanda Palmer ’98, Visiting Artist at Large in the College of Film and the Moving Image.
The Good Person of Setzuan
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A Directing Thesis by Rose Beth Johnson-Brown ’18, The Good Person of Setzuan is a play by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Tony Kushner.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz OrchestraWesleyan Jazz Ensemble, and Real-Time Autoschediasms perform an end-of-the-semester concert.
The Good Person of Setzuan
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A Directing Thesis by Rose Beth Johnson-Brown ’18, The Good Person of Setzuan is a play by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Tony Kushner.
The Good Person of Setzuan
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A Directing Thesis by Rose Beth Johnson-Brown ’18, The Good Person of Setzuan is a play by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Tony Kushner.
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble will present an evening of Javanese music, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Getter.
John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:15pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the adventurous MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" class present a rendition of John Cage's Musicircus.
Graduate Composers Concert
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert featuring graduate student composers in the Music Department. 
Wesleyan University Steelband Concert
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Adwoa Arhine, the Wesleyan University Steelband will present a selection of music from popular, classical, and folk traditions in Trinidad.

WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso, the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs a program featuring the music of Frank Ticheli, David Holsinger, Eric Whitacre, and so much more!

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Under the direction of John Biatowas, students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by Jacques Ibert, Cornelius Gurlitt, Mélanie Bonis, Johannes Brahms, and more!

Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music featuring the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers conducted by Marichal Monts '85.
Music from East Asia
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensembles, Korean Drumming & Creative Music, and the Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble perform a concert of music from East Asia.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An invigorating performance showcasing the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms.

November

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble performs under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito.
For the Love of Bach
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan faculty, staff, alumni, guest artists, graduate and undergraduate students, and Middletown community musicians gather to perform J. S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 79 and BWV 82, complete with a unique rendition of his Suite No. 1 for [un]Cello Solo.
Choir Concert
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Concert Choir performs under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs the world premiere of the first three movements of An Appalachian Trail Symphony: New England by composer Keane Southard, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
Artist Talk: Laylah Ali
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Black Pulp! exhibition artist Laylah Ali is best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful allegorical figures, including her long running "Greenheads Series" and her newest work "The Acephalous Series."
A Musical Evening with Joey Weisenberg: Building Community Through Song
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
Acclaimed Jewish composer, singer and song leader Joey Weisenberg presents and evening of compelling rhythms and vocal melodies.
Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs (Work in Progress)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
As the culmination of her residency at Wesleyan, Meredith Monk will be joined by the women of her GRAMMY Award-nominated Vocal Ensemble in a work in progress showing of Cellular Songs.
Jürg Frey and Ordinary Affects
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown [VENUE CHANGE]
Swiss composer and clarinetist Jürg Frey will be joined in concert by Ordinary Affects, a collective of composer-performers from across New England.
Meredith Monk In Conversation with Judy Hussie-Taylor
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Meredith Monk will be joined by Danspace Project's Judy Hussie-Taylor in conversation.
Meredith Monk Film Screening: Ellis Island and Book of Days
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A free screening of two Meredith Monk films, Ellis Island (1985) and Book of Days (1988).
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Rachel Davis '18 and Amira Chambers Ottley '18 as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries [CANCELED]
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Rachel Davis '18 and Amira Chambers Ottley '18 as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Rachel Davis '18 and Amira Chambers Ottley '18 as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

Panel Discussion: Life After Communism
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A discussion of the social and political changes in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, presented in conjunction with the Davison Art Center exhibition Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions.

October

A Celebration of Authentic Chinese Music and Dance
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and award-wining baritone Chai-lun Yueh returns to The Russell House to perform folk and art songs from China, Tibet, and Mongolia.
Roomful of Teeth
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The GRAMMY Award-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice.
Opening Reception: UP IN ARMS
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
UP IN ARMS is a multi-media group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.
Roomful of Teeth Workshop: Belting 101
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Do you want to sing louder without wearing out your voice? Members of Roomful of Teeth will lead a short workshop on belting that includes the technique (what it is and what it's not) and how to do it healthily.
Spencer Topel: Part Des Anges
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:30pm
World Music Hall
At the opening of his sound installation Part Des Anges, artist Spencer Topel will be in conversation with Wesleyan's John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, Emeritus Alvin Lucier.
Jordan Dykstra: A Three-Sided Triangle
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Graduate music students Jordan DykstraJ.P.A. Falzone, and David Scanlon perform in a variety of ensembles with Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Judaica Lecture/Performance and Video Screenings
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Judaica will explore how embodied research both within and beyond the university can contribute to a more just and sustainable world. Movement, voice, language, and video will be woven together in this unique event.
Judaica Workshop: Introduction to Songwork
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:40pm
World Music Hall

This workshop will introduce the extended songwork practice developed by the Judaica project.

Graduate Recital by Dave Scanlon: Counting, Self-Replicating, and Reciprocal Harmony
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
The Russell House
This concert will feature three pieces by Dave Scanlon and one piece by Peter Garland. The works explore microtonality, Tom Johnson's ideas of self-similarity, and module forms.
Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center, 161 Cross Street, Middletown
Five skaters from the Montréal-based company Le Patin Libre make their Connecticut debut with Vertical Influences (2014).
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XIII
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the thirteenth in a series of sixteen CD-length recitals of his piano music.
Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center, 161 Cross Street, Middletown
Five skaters from the Montréal-based company Le Patin Libre make their Connecticut debut with Vertical Influences (2014).
A Conversation with Somi [TIME AND VENUE CHANGE]
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A post-concert conversation with jazz singer Somi, moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance Studies Katie Brewer Ball.
Somi
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Superb jazz chanteuse Somi blends modern jazz, African music, and the singer-songwriter tradition.
Artful Lunch Series: Rob Lancefield [CANCELED]
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Rob Lancefield, Manager of Museum Information Services and Registrar of Collections, Davison Art Center, discusses his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Ashcan Orchestra
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Brooklyn's Ashcan Orchestra make their Connecticut debut with a collection of works including the world premiere of atlas did not blink, and felt a whole for grand harp.
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion returns to Wesleyan for the Connecticut premiere of their new dance work Dearest Home (2017).
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion returns to Wesleyan for the Connecticut premiere of their new dance work Dearest Home (2017).
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater [Friday SOLD OUT]
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion returns to Wesleyan for the Connecticut premiere of their new dance work Dearest Home (2017).
Light of the Blind: Concert of Xẩm Street Music [POSTPONED]
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Light of the Blind concludes with a concert of Xẩm Street Music featuring Vietnamese guest artists, Wesleyan faculty, and student percussionists.
Light of the Blind: Music Department Colloquium - Xâm Street Music [POSTPONED]
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Light of the Blind continues with the Wesleyan Music Department Colloquium panel discussion about Xâm Street Music.
Light of the Blind: Open Rehearsal [POSTPONED]
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:20pm
World Music Hall
Light of the Blind begins at Wesleyan with an open rehearsal of the Xẩm Ensemble with Wesleyan musicians.

September

Lalgudi Duo
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and his sister Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi perform as a violin duo, blending tradition and innovation, and mesmerize the audience.
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.
Darpana: Nataraja Vandanam - Love Songs to Shiva
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Mallika Sarabhai and three dancers from India's Darpana Academy of Performing Arts perform Nataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva, choreographed by Ms. Sarabhai and her mother Mrinalini Sarabhai.
Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00pm
Olin Memorial Library Lobby 252 Church Street, Middletown
Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students' Association.
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Thursday, September 28, 2017 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 L. Ramakrishnan.

Film Screening: Black Dynamite
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
A free screening of Black Dynamite (2009). Presented in association with the exhibition Black Pulp! in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
Navaratri Festival Film Screening: Mrinalini Sarabhai - The Artist and Her Art
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Artist and Her Art (2012) tells the story of Indian dancer and choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918-2016), and is directed by Yadavan Chandran and Mallika Sarabhai (Ms. Sarabhai's daughter).
Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium—Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Author and mridangam virtuoso Douglas Knight '70 will discuss Balasaraswati: Her Art & Life - one book in three editions, for three audiences, first published in 2010 by Wesleyan University Press.  

Graduate Composers Introductions Concert
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Featuring Music Department graduate students Leslie Allison, Judith BerksonIan Davis, and James Falzone.
At the Border of Truth: Photographing the New East
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky will give an artist's lecture focusing on her series of photographic and video projects.
Film Screening: Cotton Comes to Harlem
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
A free screening of Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) with an introduction by Professor of Film Studies Scott Higgins. Presented in association with the exhibition Black Pulp! in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Ga