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October

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 Gallery.
Ping Chong: All Islands Connect Under Water - A Lecture with Media
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Since 1972, Ping Chong‘s work has explored the intersections of race, culture, history, art, and technology in the modern world.
Music Department Colloquium: EarthSounds—The Ceramic Instruments of Tan Dun
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:30pm
World Music Hall

A lecture demonstration of EarthSounds—The Ceramic Instruments of Tan Dun by designer Mary Scherbatskoy, performed by percussionists David Cossin and River Guerguerian

Opening and Gallery Talk: Jiaqi Maria Ma - ( BEIJING l 北京 )
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with Professor of Art Tula Telfair for exhibition of paintings by Jiaqi Maria Ma '17; celebrating the start of the 30th anniversary season of the College of East Asian Studies.
Opening Reception: Black Pulp!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The Black Pulp! exhibition examines the evolving perspectives of black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016.
Three in 30: Black Pulp!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Three in 30 gallery tour brings three Wesleyan faculty members into Zilkha Gallery to discuss a selected work from the Black Pulp! exhibition with Guest Curator William Villalongo for ten minutes each.
Connecticut Flute Orchestra
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Connecticut Flute Orchestra is a collective of professional flutists celebrating the culture of the state with the sounds, repertoire, and diversity of a multi-flute orchestra, conducted by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Carolyn Halsted
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and pianist Carolyn Halsted will be joined by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Assistant Concertmaster and violinist Karin Fagerburg and Principal Cellist Jeffrey Krieger.
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 16, 2017 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.
Film Screening: Trash Dance
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:00pm
Usdan University Center, Room 108, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Choreographer and '15-'16 College of the Environment Fellow Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Sasha Rudensky—Acts and Illusions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky's photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era.
UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 12:00pm
Artspace Gallery, 50 Orange Street, New Haven
The multi-media installation UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage seeks to humanize the word “refugee,” and features the work of Syrian-born, New Haven artist and architect Mohamad Hafez, and Iraqi-born writer and speaker Ahmed Badr ’20.
The MASH
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00pm
Various locations on Wesleyan University campus
Inspired by Fete de la Musique (also known as World Music Day), the sixth annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student, faculty, and alumni bands.
Main Street Stroll
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00am
Various locations on Main Street, Middletown
A family-friendly celebration of Middletown’s Main Street and the new Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, the Main Street Stroll will feature music, street performers, specialty workshops, free admission at Kidcity Children’s Museum, and much more.
Bach to School
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Artist in Residence Ronald Ebrecht’s eighth annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar, featuring Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen’s of architecture and accumulation for organ and eight wine glasses.

July

Goldie Patrick
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Based in Washington, D.C., Goldie Patrick is a spirited playwright, poet, performer, and teacher of hip hop education and culture.
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XII
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the twelfth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music including three world premieres.
Ping Chong + Company: Beyond Sacred—Voices of Muslim Identity
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater
The New England premiere of Beyond Sacred (2015), an interview-based theater production by Ping Chong + Company that explores real-life stories of young Muslim Americans.
Wesleyan Carillon Concert by George Matthew, Jr.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:00pm
Wesleyan Carillon in South College
George Matthew, Jr. performs a short noontime concert on the Wesleyan Carillon in the South College bell tower.
Cedric Douglas
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Cedric Douglas is an artist and designer who integrates graffiti ideology into his work, and is inspired by the subculture of guerrilla or street art.
Alicia Olatuja
Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja has been praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage.”

June

Aurelio
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard

Singer-songwriter, acoustic guitarist, and conga player Aurelio Martinez is an ambassador of the traditional Garifuna music from Honduras.

Sokeo Ros
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Sokeo Ros is the director of the hip hop dance program at the Everett Company, Stage, and School in Providence, Rhode Island.

Third annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00pm
Middlesex Community College Pavilion Deck, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT
An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' Abbey Road (1969) in its entirety at the third annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2017's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)
An invigorating performance filled with rhythms of West Africa featuring master drummer Attah Poku and choreographer Iddi Saaka, joined by their students and guest artists and drummers.
Annual Organ Romp
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan organists and their friends get together for an evening of musical jokes and old and new music.
Composing, Performing, and Listening
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance of new compositions by music students under the direction onf Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila.
Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Toneburst Electroextravaganza features premieres of works written by the ensemble members as well as recent works by Linda Buckley, Tobias Butler, and Jeff Snyder.
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso, the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
Not So Fast
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Interactive waves of sound, image and movement mix in a structured audio visual exploration and improvisation from the graduate music seminar class with Liz Phillips, visiting professor.
The Wesleyan Soundwalk Collective presents Listening to and Sounding Wesleyan
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 1:20pm
Usdan University Center (meet outside by steps)
A public soundwalk of the Wesleyan University campus designed to draw listeners toward the sounds of Wesleyan.
Wesleyan Chinese Ensemble Spring Concert
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of Huan Li.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan Concert Choir presents music from classical and modern choral repertoire.
Wesleyan University Orchestra Concert
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra will perform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Shake features choreography and direction by Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia.
Free Dance Workshop with Urban Bush Women
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Participants explore Urban Bush Women’s technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm.
Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A performance by the Taiko Drumming Ensemble and Korean Drumming Ensemble perform.
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Shake features choreography and direction by Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia.
Heinrich Isaac: Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, performs works by Heinrich Isaac.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert (CANCELED)
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
Justice? Theater Behind Bars
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Dante's Inferno is reimagined by men from MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution.
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert by beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyanand David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine Silent Sounds.

April

Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Eli Fountain's Percussion Discussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Acclaimed percussionist and composer Eli Fountain performs with Professor of Music Jay Hoggard and others as part of the 16th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Connecticut Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion"
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:30am
Crowell Concert Hall, World Music Hall, and Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall
The Wesleyan Music Department hosts the annual meeting of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society, featuring an exploration of the world of percussion with Wesleyan ensembles.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Spring Dance Concert
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Advanced Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presents classical music of Central Java.
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 4
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Lucia Salwen, Lily Homer, Sonya Torres, Alison Lam, and Kaitlin Chan in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music by Wesleyan’s Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts ’85 will soothe your soul and lift your spirits.
Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater (SOLD OUT)
The world premiere of Islands, a play by Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins that explores the legacy of colonialism and the relationship between Indonesia and the United States, commissioned by the Center for the Arts.
Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater (SOLD OUT)
The world premiere of Islands, a play by Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins that explores the legacy of colonialism and the relationship between Indonesia and the United States, commissioned by the Center for the Arts.
Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater (SOLD OUT)
The world premiere of Islands, a play by Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins that explores the legacy of colonialism and the relationship between Indonesia and the United States, commissioned by the Center for the Arts.
Angie Smith: Stronger Shines the Light Inside Artist Talk
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Wesleyan Refugee Project welcomes Angie Smith, Maher Mahmood, and Mahmood Mahmood for a speaker panel about refugee resettlement.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 3
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dylan Beckman, Harrison Carter, Elinor Case-Pethica, and Caren Ye in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Senior Recital: Daniel Esposito
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Daniel Esposito, Dan's Classical Guitar Recital.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Senior Recital: Isaac Butler-Brown
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital by Isaac Butler-BrownPoetry's Music, Music's Poetry: Inseparable Difference.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Senior Recital: Jackson Anthony
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A Senior Recital by Jackson Anthony, a film screening of Aide--Memoire.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Senior Recital: Anna Yin
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Anna Yin, Anna Yin's Senior Project.
What Does Dance Know? Liberatory Moves for Social Justice
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
The Dance Department's annual Cynthia Novack Lecture features a roundtable conversation with Darrell Jones, Diyah Larasati, and Jawolle Willa Jo Zollar, followed by a reception.
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Cyclical Unity: A WesFest Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
A one-hour concert featuring Wesleyan's Javanese Gamelan, Collegium Musicum, and Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble.
Artful Lunch Series: Esther Rodriguez Camara
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Romance Languages and Literatures graduate student Esther Rodriguez Camara talks about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 2
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Maria Ma, Sarah Prickett, Silas Newman, Lydia Tonkonow, and Cameron Arkin in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Senior Recital: Connor Bennion (CANCELED)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital by Connor Bennion, Connor Bennion Senior Recital.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00am

Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
Senior Recital: Adam Rochelle and Max Luton
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Adam Rochelle and Max LutonPOP IS 4 THE KIDZ.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 1
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Kai Blatt, Hadley Feingold, Tessa Houstoun, Max Levine, and Zander Porter in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Senior Recital: Miles McLeod
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Miles McLeod, Of Distortion and Transformation.
Newtown Screening and Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
CPTV and Independent Lens present a free screening of “Newtown” followed by a moderated discussion with the filmmaker, local leaders and experts.

March

Tempesta di Mare: A Tale of Two Italian Cities
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Members of Philadelphia’s Tempesta di Mare perform baroque chamber music from Venice and Naples on period instruments during the Connecticut premiere of A Tale of Two Italian Cities.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Lecture Demonstration with Tempesta di Mare
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:00pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Daltry Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Members of Philadelphia's Tempesta di Mare discuss the language of baroque music with performance demonstrations on period instruments.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Converging to a Center
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception and gallery talk with Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak and Curator Clare Rogan about the Converging to a Center exhibition.
A Talk by Letterpress Printer and Book Artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A talk by letterpress printer and book artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothin’.
A Conversation with Emily Mann
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Director and playwright Emily Mann in conversation with Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan's Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater.
This is not my art work: Fabrication, Refabrication and Renunciation in Contemporary Art
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Silipo Art and Art History Lecture, "This is not my art work: Fabrication, Refabrication and Renunciation in Contemporary Art" by Dr. Julie Reiss, Program Director, Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, Christie’s Education New York.
Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition Reception
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition, on display from Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Remembering Fukushima: Art and Conversations
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), New York, NY 10025
Wesleyan University Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake presents an afternoon of programming that brings together scholars, specialists, and artists of many disciplines to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan.
Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
Toneburst Sampler
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
Listening in Reverse II Concert (CANCELED)
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Listening in Reverse events will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Listening in Reverse Concert
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

Listening in Reverse concludes with a concert of works by David BehrmanBarbara Held, Professor of Music, Director of Electronic Music and Recording Studios, and Chair of the Music Department Ron Kuivila, and Yasunao Tone.

Barbara Held (DATE AND TIME CHANGED)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance by flutist, composer, and sound artist, Barbara Held as part of Listening in Reverse.
Wesleyan University Orchestra: Children's Concert and Musical Petting Zoo
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children's concert by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina followed by a multi-station instrument petting zoo.
Listening in Reverse (TIME, DATES, LOCATION CHANGED)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Listening in Reverse is a one-day conference focused on influences—forgotten, hidden, suppressed, or just not considered—and featuring concerts, talks, presentations, and other interventions from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday.
Urban Bush Women: Walking with ’Trane
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Urban Bush Women returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Walking with ’Trane (2015), inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of John Coltrane.
Analog On
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Analog On is an experimental electronic music ensemble that composes and performs on vintage analogue electronics and modular synthesizers
Artists as Curators
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
In this panel discussion moderated by curator and performance scholar Adrienne Edwards, four artists discuss a series of individual and collective initiatives in which artist research intersects with curatorial practice.
Mountain as Mandala: Painting, Pilgrimage, and Patronage at Mount Fuji
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
An Art History Candidate Talk, "Mountain as Mandala: Painting, Pilgrimage, and Patronage at Mount Fuji" by Talia J. Andrei, Burke Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University.
Artful Lunch Series: Rhea Higgins
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Rhea Higgins. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.

February

Sonatas and Interludes
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Pianist Amy Williams performs John Cage's "Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano."
The Mediating Mind: Image as Ritual in a Chinese Buddhist Cave-Shrine
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:30pm
Usdan University Center, Room 108, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
An Art History Candidate Talk "The Mediating Mind: Image as Ritual in a Chinese Buddhist Cave-Shrine" by Phillip E. Bloom, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Charlie Suriyakham: Clarinet Passion
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Private Lessons Teacher Charlie Suriyakham and friends present a diverse and energetic operatic program.
Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Pianist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams performs with his Quintet.
Artist Talk: Muhal Richard Abrams
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Daltry Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Artist talk with pianist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams.
duo :: duo
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Visiting Instructor in Dance Abigail Levine and Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen come together for a collaborative performance.
Artful Lunch Series: Sharifa Lookman '17
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman '17. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.
IN STEREO Week Three: Dance Duet
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
Art History Candidate Talk: Persian Brocades
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
An Art History Candidate Talk “Persian Brocades: World, Community, and Self in Chinese Sogdian Art" by Jin Xu, Ph.D. Candidate of Art History at the University of Chicago. 
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XI
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the eleventh in a series of sixteen CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring his work for harpsichord.
texts&beheadings/ElizabethR by Karin Coonrod
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Four actresses from the theater collective Compagnia de’ Colombari offer a fractured portrait of the queen in the New England premiere of texts&beheadings/ElizabethR (2015)

Faculty Panel Discussion: Radicals and Art in Weimar Germany
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:00pm
Fisk Hall, Room 208, 262 High Street, Middletown
Faculty panel discussion of the dynamic creativity in the visual arts and the political and cultural context during the Weimar Republic in Germany, 1919–1933
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Changing Visions
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:00pm
Davison Art Center

Opening reception and gallery talk by Curator Clare Rogan about the exhibition Changing Visions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs During the Weimar Republic and After.

IN STEREO Week Two: Wesleyan Student Poets
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
Art | Worker Rights | Globalization - Panel Discussion with Members of G.U.L.F./Gulf Labor
Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Room 106
A panel discussion with members of G.U.L.F./Gulf Labor, a coalition of artists concerned with labor conditions and worker rights in the construction of international franchise museums.
Sergio Pallottelli
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A performance by flute soloist and chamber musician Sergio Pallottelli, joined by Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher William Braun on piano.
Graduate Recital: Wan Yeung
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Dream of Wesleyan, a graduate music recital by Wan Yeung.
Stereoscopic Vision Exhibition Walkthrough led by Clarissa Tossin
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A gallery walkthrough of the exhibition Stereoscopic Vision by the Brazilian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin. This is her first solo exhibition in the Northeast.
IN STEREO Week One: Classical and Jazz Duets
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
The Russell House (TIME CHANGED)
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:00pm
The Russell House (TIME CHANGED)
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Russell House
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
Baba Brinkman: Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Baba Brinkman brings science to the masses with his unique brand of hip hop comedy theatrics.
Lars Jan: Autopsy of a Performance Before it's Dead
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
As part of the University Lecture series, Lars Jan will give a lecture about his recent performance work, The Institute of Memory (TIMe), which embodies the effect of memory on the lives we choose to live.
Singing Workshop with Ensemble "Adilei"
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall
Learn exciting Georgian folk songs with Adilei, a young choir from Tbilisi who sing traditional music with playful energy and improvisational flair.
Opening: The Old Northern Capital—Beijing
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and gallery talk with curator Lucia Wang about this new exhibition featuring prints from hand-tinted color lantern slides.

January

Opening Reception—Clarissa Tossin: Stereoscopic Vision
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Opening reception for Clarissa Tossin's first solo exhibition in the Northeast, Stereoscopic Vision.

Wesleyan FluteFest Concert
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy a performance of chamber works as well as Felix Mendelssohn's “Hebrides Overture” by attendees of Wesleyan’s FluteFest.
Jess Best
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A soul and jazz performance by singer-songwriter Jess Best '14.
Hidden Volumes
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9:00pm
Olin Library, Fourth Floor, 252 Church Street, Middletown
A sound installation by Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen and Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Starts
Saturday, January 21, 2017 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.
Open Rehearsal: The Bill of Rights
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
An open rehearsal of Wesleyan's John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce's musical setting of The Bill of Rights.
Opening Reception: Connecticut Dances—A Visual History
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30pm
Connecticut Historical Society Museum, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford
The exhibition Connecticut Dances: A Visual History features photographs that celebrate the Connecticut Dance Alliance’s Dance History Project, curated from 2,000 images submitted by the statewide dance community to flickr over the past two years.
The Ghostlight Project
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:15pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace, Middletown
The Wesleyan University Theater Department joins members of the theater community - from Broadway and regional theaters to high schools, colleges, and community theaters - to launch The Ghostlight Project's "Be A Light" campaign, pledging to protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion.

2016

December

Ensemble Pamplemousse presents New Music from Wesleyan (DATE, TIME, VENUE, AND TITLE CHANGED)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Featuring works by graduate music students Tomek Arnold, Jordan Dykstra, Warren Enström, Omar Fraire, Aurora Nealand, Dave Scanlon, and Matt Wellins performed by the composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse.
Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
Capstone Theater Production: THE SELF
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater (TIME CHANGED)
THE SELF is an exploration in performing one’s own life. A seven-person ensemble will tell personal stories. This production is a senior capstone project by Jessica Wolinsky '17.
Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles perform an end of the semester concert.
The Farewell (after Wang Wei, Men Haoran)
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
The Music Department's Private Lesson Instructors and graduate students, joined by guest musicians from the community, present Zhou Long's The Farewell.
Capstone Theater Production: THE SELF
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
THE SELF is an exploration in performing one’s own life. A seven-person ensemble will tell personal stories. This production is a senior capstone project by Jessica Wolinsky '17.
Capstone Theater Production: THE SELF
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater (ADDED PERFORMANCE)
THE SELF is an exploration in performing one’s own life. A seven-person ensemble will tell personal stories. This production is a senior capstone project by Jessica Wolinsky '17.
Capstone Theater Production: THE SELF
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
THE SELF is an exploration in performing one’s own life. A seven-person ensemble will tell personal stories. This production is a senior capstone project by Jessica Wolinsky '17.
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble will present an evening of Javanese music, performing a selection of repertoire for celebratory events, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Getter.
John Cage’s Musicircus
Thursday, December 8, 2016 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 7, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson perform a recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
Elliott Sharp’s Port Bou—a chamber opera
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall) - VENUE CHANGE
The New England premiere of Elliott Sharp‘s opera Port Bou (2014) depicts the last moments in the life of philosopher Walter Benjamin, in 1940, as he was fleeing Nazi-occupied France.
WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of William Sand, the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music featuring the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers conducted by Marichal Monts ’85.

Concert Choir
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan University Concert Choir, joined by Brian Fairley on piano, presents a concert featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire.

Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Introduction to Dance, beginning and intermediate dance students perform works in various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian Classical dance).
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina and student Assistant Conductor Hanhee Song ’17, present an exciting program featuring Wesleyan Private Lesson Instructor Charlie Suriyakham on clarinet.

West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Featuring master drummer Emmanuel Attah Poku, choreographer and artist in residence Iddi Saaka, joined by their students, Kiniwe African Dance Ensemble from Tufts university, and guest artists.

Javanese Puppet Play
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
University Professor of Music and puppet master Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of I.M. Harjito, with guest musicians, will present a Javanese wayang puppet play.
Music from East Asia
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Featuring Wesleyan's three East Asian ensembles--the Taiko Drumming Ensemble directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, the Chinese Music Ensemble directed by Ph.D. candidate Huan Li, and the Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim.
Virgil and Juwil Topazio Lecture: Alan Trachtenberg
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Alan Trachtenberg, Neil Gray Jr. Professor Emeritus, English and American Studies, Yale University, presents the Virgil and Juwil Topazio Lecture, "Recovery and Redemption in the Camera Eye: William Earle Williams’ New View of the American Civil War."

November

A Reading by Writer Jonathan Galassi
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Jonathan Galassi is a poet, a novelist, and renowned translator of Italian poetry.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater (TIME CHANGED FROM 8PM TO 2PM)
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Darrell Jones: Hoo-Ha
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The New England debut of choreographer Darrell JonesHoo-Ha in a salon format merges voguing and postmodern dance to express the release of the oppressed feminine in the male body.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America features 20 musicians who perform traditional Ukrainian songs and accompany themselves on the bandura, a 55-string instrument whose tone is often described as a blend of the piano and the harp.
Darrell Jones: Hoo-Ha
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2:00pm
World Music Hall
The New England debut of choreographer Darrell JonesHoo-Ha in a salon format merges voguing and postmodern dance to express the release of the oppressed feminine in the male body.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater (ADDED MATINEE)
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Darrell Jones: Hoo-Ha
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The New England debut of choreographer Darrell JonesHoo-Ha in a salon format merges voguing and postmodern dance to express the release of the oppressed feminine in the male body.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Why Collaborate?—Why Fukushima? Dance, Photography, History
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Dancer-choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer-historian William Johnston will show images from their third visit to Fukushima in August 2016.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater (CANCELED)
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Artful Lunch Series: Julia Randall
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Wesleyan University’s Associate Professor of Art Julia Randall about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Tony Lombardozzi
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Jazz guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi performs in The Russell House.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 5, 2016 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.
Tour of New York City Grolier Club Exhibit and Print Fair
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:15am
New York City
Visit the distinctive galleries of the Grolier Club and the International Fine Print Dealer Association Print Fair in New York City.
Derek Gripper
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
South African musician Derek Gripper interprets kora (21 string harp) compositions for solo classical guitar during his New England debut at Wesleyan.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, November 4, 2016 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.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, November 3, 2016 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.
Opening Reception: FLYING CARPETS—new paintings by David Schorr
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Professor of Art David Schorr explores the conviction of childhood imagination, remembering the pleasure of playing with toys on his grandmother’s oriental carpets.

October

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Bangalore, India,  redefines both dance and theater with powerful imagery and captivating dance as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 30, 2016 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.
Shenkar
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Indian-born American violinist, singer, and composer L. Shankar Ph.D. ’74 will perform as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert - CANCELED
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Wesleyan Dance Department faculty will share an evening of new works with guest artist collaborations.
Family Weekend Preview: FLYING CARPETS—new paintings by David Schorr
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Professor of Art David Schorr’s solo exhibition and site-specific installation FLYING CARPETS revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother’s Persian rugs.

Fall Faculty Dance Concert - CANCELED
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Wesleyan Dance Department faculty will share an evening of new works with guest artist collaborations.
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam, violinist Sandhya Anand, and Karthik Venkataraman on kanjira as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00pm
Olin Library Lobby
Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students' Association.
Music Department Colloquium Building a Home: The First Half-Century of Music and Dance of India at Wesleyan
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11:50am
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Ph.D. candidate Joseph Getter presents the historical background of Indian music and dance in the United States, the Wesleyan University World Music Program, and the Navaratri Festival.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Grammy Award-winning banjo and vocal duo (and husband and wife) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform original music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber music, and blues.

Panel Discussion: A Stirring Song Sung Heroic
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:50am
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Speakers will include Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor and Chair of African American Studies, and Director of the Center for African American Studies; and Demetrius Eudell, Professor of History.
Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes—Michael S. Roth Interviews Henry Adams
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviews Henry Adams about Professor of Art Tula Telfair’s new book, Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes. A book signing and reception to follow at 7pm in Zilkha South Gallery.
Artful Lunch Series: Michael Meere
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Wesleyan University’s Assistant Professor of French Michael Meere about his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Wadada Leo Smith
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 12:15pm
Judd Hall, Room 113, 207 High Street, Middletown
Trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith presents the first in a series of lectures looking at music and its emotional functions.
West End String Quartet
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn, Anne Berry, and John Biatowas perform a world premiere by Neely Bruce, as well as works by Robert Schumann and Max Reger.

Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL—Linguistic Play
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Camille A. Brown & Dancers perform the Connecticut premiere of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015), presenting a nuanced spectrum of black womanhood in a racially and politically charged world.
Twitter Chat with Camille A. Brown
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3:00pm
Twitter
A live Twitter chat featuring award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown and Wesleyan CFA Interim Associate Director for Programs Michelle Grove.
Art Talk by Rosalyn Deutsche: We don't need another hero
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Rosalyn Deutsche is an art historian and critic who teaches modern and contemporary art at Barnard College in New York City.
Getting to Know You
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Featuring works by graduate music student composers Jordan Dykstra, Aurora Nealand, Dave Scanlon, and Matt Wellins.

September

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part X
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the tenth in a series of fifteen CD-length recitals of his piano music.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: William Earle Williams—A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
William Earle Williams traces the overlooked histories of African Americans through 60 plus photographs, plus historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts.
Opening and Gallery Talk: Draw Yourself In
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center

Reimagine exhibited works with pencils and paper as part of the audience-participation exhibition Draw Yourself In.

Alex Waterman: Solo Cello from A to X
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Alex Waterman will give a recital of radical music for cello and voice with and without electronics.
Harmonia V
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

Woodwind quintet Harmonia V, featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Robert Hoyle on French horn, performs works by Wesleyan's John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce and other composers.

Kaneza Schaal: GO FORTH
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The New England premiere of GO FORTH (2016) by Kaneza Schaal ’06 animates a series of burial vignettes with projection, sound, and dance inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Kaneza Schaal: GO FORTH
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
The New England premiere of GO FORTH (2016) by Kaneza Schaal ’06 animates a series of burial vignettes with projection, sound, and dance inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Kaneza Schaal: GO FORTH
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:00pm
CFA Theater
The New England premiere of GO FORTH (2016) by Kaneza Schaal ’06 animates a series of burial vignettes with projection, sound, and dance inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Kaneza Schaal: GO FORTH
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater
The New England premiere of GO FORTH (2016) by Kaneza Schaal ’06 animates a series of burial vignettes with projection, sound, and dance inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Opening Reception: here is new york—a democracy of photographs
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Marking the fifteenth anniversary of September 11, this exhibition is the first time that the photographs from here is new york have been exhibited in Connecticut.
In Conversation: Charles Traub and Michael S. Roth
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 talks with artist Charles Traub, Chair of the M.F.A. in Photography and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, about the here is new york project.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 10, 2016 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.
Bach to School
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht’s seventh annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar will mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Maurice Duruflé with performance by Mr. Ebrecht of his restored editions of the complete organ works of Mr. Duruflé.
The Mash
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00pm
Various locations on campus
Inspired by Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, this fifth annual festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene.

July

RUBBERBANDance Group: Vic’s Mix
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s RUBBERBANDance Group returns to Wesleyan to perform the United States premiere of Vic’s Mix (2016).
Faye Driscoll
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Award-winning choreographer and director Faye Driscoll will discuss her work, process, and recent questions that drive her practice.
Mohamad Hafez (DATE CHANGED)
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez discusses his work and creative process, which reflect the political turmoil in the Middle East.
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part IX
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce will perform two world premiere fugues, among other piano works.
Jimmy Greene Quartet 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Grammy Award-nominated jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene brings his Quartet to Wesleyan.
Ani Cordero
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
New York singer-songwriter Ani Cordero will discuss the inspiration she found in classic Latin American songs of love and protest from the 1930s through the 1970s.

June

Nation Beat
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Dance to northeast Brazilian grooves and New Orleans funk as the Brooklyn-based collective Nation Beat returns to Wesleyan.
Aaron Jafferis: Preaching from the Choir—Can Hip Hop Theater Change Us?
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:10pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Hip hop poet and playwright Aaron Jafferis performs excerpts of works in progress and grapples with existential questions.
Second annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 6:00pm
Middlesex Community College, Chapman Hall, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT
An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) in its entirety at the second annual "Blackbird" Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Gala Opening Reception: Art Guild of Middletown’s 13th annual Juried Art Exhibition
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Connecticut artists showcase their work at the Art Guild of Middletown’s 13th annual Juried Art Exhibition. Enjoy and purchase fine art, and support the programs of the Art Guild of Middletown.

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2016's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program
CANCELED: Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
CANCELED: "Introduction to Dance" and beginning dance students perform works of various styles.
All-Night Highlife Dance Party
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
An all-night highlife dance party in celebration of master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired.
Traditional West African Drumming, Singing, and Dancing - LOCATION CHANGED
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired, returns for a farewell concert and reunion featuring past and present students.
Adzenyah Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:00pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall (former Rehearsal Hall)
After 46 years of teaching at Wesleyan, master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired, is being honored with the naming of the Abraham Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall.
Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12:00pm
Harbor Park, Middletown
Second annual eco-arts festival featuring live music, visual art installations, children's activities, environmental education exhibits, food trucks, and a craft fair. The festival will be held rain or shine.
Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Toneburst Electroextravaganza features premieres of works written by the ensemble members as well as recent works by University Professor Ron Kuivila and guest composer Ted Coffey with choreography by Visiting Professor Abigail Levine.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert - DATE/LOCATION CHANGED
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An invigorating performance filled with rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer Iddi Saaka, drummer John Dankwa, and students from West African Drumming and Dance classes.
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan organists and their friends get together for an evening of musical jokes and old and new music.
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso, the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of music from Broadway, the big screen, and beyond.
South Indian Music Student Recital
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:30pm
Memorial Chapel - LOCATION CHANGED
Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine Silent Sounds.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
CANCELED: Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music by the 100 members of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85.
Chinese Music Concert
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of Joy Lu.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra will preform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.

April

Jay Hoggard Harlem Hieroglyphs Ensemble
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard '76 presents music from his new recording Harlem Hieroglyphs in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital.
Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Wesleyan Cello Ensemble - CANCELED
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan cellists perform under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky. This event has been canceled.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Spring Dance Concert: What We Changed
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
THURSDAY PERFORMANCE CANCELED
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert by beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
Collegium Musicum
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Collegium Musicum presents a program of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history. (Please note new start time, changed from 8pm to 6pm).
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the Taiko Drumming Ensemble perform thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
World Guitar Ensemble
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
CANCELED: Wesleyan students perform guitar ensemble music from around the world under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Cem Duruöz.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan Concert Choir presents music by Ola Gjeilo and Franz Schubert.
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
Senior Recital: Enobong Etteh
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A senior music recital by Enobong Etteh, Let There Be Voice!
Ideas on the Move Concert
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert in honor of the retirement of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Mark Slobin.
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Storied Places features choreography and direction by Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton.
The Big Draw: Middletown
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00pm
Davison Art Center
This fifth annual community event invites everyone to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Storied Places
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Storied Places features choreography and direction by Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton.
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater - CANCELED
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
Senior Recital: Matt Chilton
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5:30pm
Foss Hill
A senior music recital by Matt Chilton, FIELDWORK.
Senior Recital: Nicole Roman-Johnston
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior music recital by Nicole Roman-Johnston, Over the Falls.
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
Senior Recital: Harim Jung
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Harim Jung, Back to the "Bass-ics.”
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
Artist Talk: Jisong Lee and Youngho Kim
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:30pm
Mansfield Freeman Center
Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee discuss the photography and video featured in Light of the East: The Beauty of Movement in Silence, their first exhibition outside Korea.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Three
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Sophie Becker, Casey Herrick, Samantha Ho, Gla, and Zach Scheinfeld in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Artful Lunch Series: Melissa Katz
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History Melissa Katz talks about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Senior Recital: Monique Siaw
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Monique Siaw, Art as Resistance. 
Senior Recital: Carina Devairakkam-Brown
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
A senior music recital by Carina Devairakkam-Brown, Film Sound as a Narrative Device.
Senior Recital: Morgan Scribner
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:00pm
The Russell House
A senior music recital by Morgan Scribner, Colored Outside the Lines.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, April 2, 2016 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.
Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Shanghai Quartet returns to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa virtuosa Wu Man performing A Night in Ancient and New China, plus Beethoven's String Quartet No.11.

Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

March

Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Two
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Milo Farley, Molly Grund, Nathan Harris, Caroline MacNeille, and Evan Ortiz in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Senior Recital: Matthew Stein
Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Matthew Stein featuring original compositions for small and large ensembles.
Lively Music
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:15pm
World Music Hall
An evening of performances by Phil Edelstein, Michael Johnsen, John Driscoll, Jessica Rylan and Gustavo Matamoros.
Live Electronics Tonight
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Performances by Jessica Rylan, John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein.
Tuned Space
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:45pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
The phrase tuned space was central to David Tudor’s account of Rainforest IV and appears to have been central to his decade long quest to “focus and magnify” the acoustical characteristics of a natural space of limited scale in Island Eye, Island Ear.
On Composition
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:30pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
A recording of David Tudor sharing his thoughts about composition, recorded and edited by Gustavo Matamoros
About Star Networks - An Interactive Workshop
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11:00am
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Ralph JonesStar Networks at the Singing Point is a particularly focused reflection of that sensibility.
Musical Work as an Energetic Matter
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00am
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Preference for analog electronics over digital and special delight in passive systems that are completely reversible mark Tudor’s relationship to technology.
Revisiting Key Works
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Williams Mix - Tom Erbe
Fluorescent Sound - Mats Lindstrom
Object Lessons - Matt Rogalsky
Inside David Tudor’s Live Electronics
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 3:45pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Michael Johnsen, You Nakai, and Matt Rogalsky present a detailed look at some of the vast store of his instruments and instrumentation in the Wesleyan World Instrument Collection.
Late(r) Realizations
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2:30pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003

Late(r) Realizations: Versions, Sound Systems, and Compositions by David Tudor (1960-1970).

David Tudor: into the Fire
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 1:15pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
John Holzapfel presents a detailed look at David Tudor’s own creative development.
Laptop, Music, Socially, Speaking
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 12:00pm
Daltry Room, Rehearsal Hall 003
Terri Hron, Juraj Kojs, Spencer Topel, and Philip White discuss the Thursday concert by the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble as part of the symposium "Over, Under, Around, and Through the Music of David Tudor."
Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Performing new works by Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, Juraj Kojs, University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila, Sam Pluta, Spencer Topel, and Philip White for live-electronics and laptop ensemble under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
Philip Trager: Photographing Ina
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception and conversation with Philip Trager '56 about his new series of images, his first in color photography.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week One
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors Rebecca Brand, Rachel FoxAddison McDowell, and Elissa Palmer in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D’Orléans Juste
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Associate Artistic Director of José Limón Dance, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Elizabeth Coker
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:00pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Elizabeth Coker, dancer and Co-Artistic Director at Sean Curran Dance, will teach a Master Class that will concentrate on a multi-disciplined approach to contemporary dance training and technique during DanceMasters Weekend.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Matt Del Rosario
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Matt Del Rosario, dancer with Pilobolus , will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.

DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Cassandra Trenary - SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Cassandra Trenary of American Ballet Theatre , will teach a Master Class that will focus on using clean, healthy techniques as well as exploring how to move freely as the class progresses during DanceMasters Weekend. DanceMasters Weekend.
Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition, on display from Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, March 13, 2016.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Max Pollak
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Max Pollak of RumbaTap, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Brian Brooks - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Brian Brooks, Artistic Director of Brian Brooks Moving Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Ronald K. Brown - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio. 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Ronald K. Brown, Founder and Artistic Director of Evidence, A Dance Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intergenerational dance students and dance professionals to explore various dance techniques with and emphasis on alignment, rhythm and using the body to express ideas and themes; strength, prayer, and celebration during DanceMasters Weekend.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Allysen Hooks - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Allysen Hooks, dancer at Gallim Dance, will teach a Master Class on Gallim Dance's movement language and Gallim Dance repertory during DanceMasters Weekend.

DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00pm
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center Room 184
Chair and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton moderates a conversation with choreographers Brian Brooks, Ronald K. Brown, David Dorfman, Allison Orr, and Max Pollak.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - David Dorfman - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00am
Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
David Dorfman, Artistic Director of David Dorfman Dance, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Samantha Speis
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00am
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown
Samantha Speis, Dancer and Associate Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.
Anchiskhati Church Choir
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Master singers at the oldest church in Tbilisi, members of the Anchiskhati Church Choir return to Wesleyan to present a concert of secular and sacred music from the Republic of Georgia.

Toneburst Sampler
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
Master Class with Anchiskhati Church Choir
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall
The world-renowned Anchiskhati Church Choir from Tbilisi, Georgia will share their insights and expertise with Wesleyan undergraduate singers in a public master class.

February

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VIII
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the eighth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music.
Orchestra Children's Concert and Musical Petting Zoo
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children's concert by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina followed by a multi-station instrument petting zoo.
China's Youth: Another Cultural Revolution
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
"We Chat" exhibition Guest Curator Barbara Pollack moderates a panel discussion about issues facing the post-Mao generation in China.
Yan Xing: Tales from a Small New England Town
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30pm
Olin Memorial Library
In connection with the exhibition We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art on view in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, performance artist Yan Xing will work closely with students to stage a happening at Olin Memorial Library.
Senior Recital: Benjamin Manning - "Polarity"
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Benjamin Manning, “Polarity” is a jazz suite exploring opposites and extremes.
Ralph Lemon: Ceremonies Out of the Air
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Choreographer, writer, director, and conceptualist Ralph Lemon gives a presentation about his new and old work about an imagined South.
Artful Lunch Series: Peter Mark
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Professor of Art History Peter Mark discusses his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Stan Scott and Friends
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Private Lessons Teacher Stan Scott and friends perform reels, jigs, waltzes, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, mystics, lovers, and laborers.
Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 12:00pm
Special Collections and Archives, Olin Library
An open house in Special Collections and Archives is presented in conjunction with Power and Passion: German Prints in the Age of Dürer, on view at the Davison Art Center.
Richard S. Field: Cutting Remarks II
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Richard S. Field describes the intricacies and problems of the cutting techniques used in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug: OQ
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug performs the New England premiere of OQ, a stunning work performed by a "stellar cast" (The New York Times) inspired by Japanese renga—a collaboratively-written form of linked poetry.

A Talk by Guillermo Calderón
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A talk by playwright and director Guillermo Calderón, one of Chile's most successful contemporary theater artists.
Gaida: In Concert
Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Connecticut debut of Syrian vocalist/songwriter Gaida, one of the most “effusive and charming” (Timeout New York) singers on the world-music scene.
Opening Reception: Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Dürer
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
View German prints from the Davison Art Center collection selected by students in the Museum Studies course taught by Curator Clare Rogan.
Opening Reception: Light of the East - The Beauty of Movement in Silence
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with Curator Patrick Dowdey about the work of prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee.

January

David Davis: "Sax in the City" featuring Charmagne
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
R&B/jazz saxophonist and producer David Davis will be joined by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Charmagne Tripp.
Opening Reception: We Chat—A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by ten young artists that reflect the state of China today, and raise questions about the sustainability of national and cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world.
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 23, 2016 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.

2015

December

Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble students perform an end of the semester concert.

Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
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The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjitoand University Professor of Music Sumarsam, presents classical music of central Java.
John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Students from MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" and special mystery guests stage their original work as part of a series of overlapping performances in their realization of John Cage's Musicircus.

South Indian Music: Student Performance
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will perform their fall semester recital from the Karnatak tradition of South India. The performance will feature vocal and instrumental music.
Wesleyan Organ Students in Recital
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00pm
South Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown
Organ students share a seasonal program at South Congregational Church. A soup and sandwich lunch follows in the parish hall, for which a free-will offering is suggested.
Datum: Datura
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
"As seductive as the color and shape and fragrance of a flower," sound and image will bend and twist in response to the gentle pressures of language, data, and attention.
WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Florent Schmitt, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and other composers on a variety of instruments.
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An evening of great gospel music by the 100 members of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. Come to sing, clap, and be encouraged.

Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
New Works for Mantra Percussion
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall

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Renowned percussion ensemble Mantra Percussion premieres new works written for them by Wesleyan student composers.

Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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"Introduction to Dance" (DANC 111) and beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance).

Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir present a selection of popular holiday classics under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina. 
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students after 45 years at Wesleyan.

Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall

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Violinist Todd Reynolds performs music written for him by R. Luke DuBois, Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, and David Lang

Winter Songs: Koliada and Music from the Carpathian Mountains
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel

The Koliadnyky, five male singers from the Carpathian Mountains, will sing traditional songs from the village of Kryvorivnia, accompanied by a “troista” (trio) of instrumentalists, bandurist Julian Kytasty, members of Hartford's Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble, and Wesleyan’s own a cappella group Slavei.

Chinese Music Ensemble
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
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The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of graduate music student Joy Lu.

November

Cynthia Novack (in memoriam) Lecture Series (part 1): what we say and don’t say
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 4:15pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
Writer Claudia La Rocco and choreographers Visiting Instructor in Dance Abigail Levine and 2015-2016 Creative Campus Fellow Will Rawls offer perspectives on dance's recent movements in contemporary cultural discourse.
Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (
Strings), groundbreaking string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs works by Franz Schubert, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, and a U.S. premiere by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen
Marisol by José Rivera
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
A Conversation and Workshop with Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
String quartet Brooklyn Rider will talk about their groundbreaking multi-disciplinary project The Brooklyn Rider Almanac, followed by a workshop performance by Wesleyan's student-run strings chamber collective, the F Holes.
Hard Data Redux
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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R. Luke DuBois presents a generative composition for musicians that uses data sets and real-time information as the basis for its score

Marisol by José Rivera
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
Marisol by José Rivera
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
Fleeting "Structure of Feeling:" Group Material's Underground Public, 1983
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Assistant Professor of Art History Claire Grace discusses New York-based artist collaborative Group Material's September 1983 exhibition in subway cars.
The Slot
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
There are three pipe organs in Memorial Chapel: all of them will be part of a wild and wonderful new experience of new pieces, sound installations, and performance art.
TED/Mencken
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
TED/Mencken is a live recitation rendered breathless through circuitry and interleaved with explanatory digressions in the manner of a TED talk.
Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

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Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Moore performs highlights from the Philip Glass solo piano collection featured on her new album Mad Rush

Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Click here to view the full album of photos taken at the dress rehearsal on Flickr.
Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
In Conversation with Reid Farrington
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
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New media artist, theater director, and designer Reid Farrington in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois
Ron Shalom: Overture to Death Row Dick
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Dick wants just one thing for his last meal. A semi-staged abstraction of a nihilo-pornography-in-progress set in dialogue with Carolee Schneemann's 1965 film Fuses. Presented by graduate music student Ron Shalom.
West African Drumming and Dance Share
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the 7:30pm workshop give an informal performance of what they have learned, joined by Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah  and alumni on drums.
West African Drumming and Dance Workshop
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka teach a joyful and engaging workshop in Ghanaian drumming and dance.
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:30pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

46 Years of Adzenyah at Wesleyan: West African Drumming and its Role in Liberal Arts Education
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 3:00pm
CFA Hall
Alumni and Mr. Adzenyah’s students reflect on Mr. Adzenyah’s influence on them and the trajectory of their lives.
R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time Curator Talk and Gallery Walkthrough
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Join R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time exhibition guest curator Lauren Rosati for a talk and walk through the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from 2pm to 3pm.
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:30pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

Cleek Schrey: Variations
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall

Experience graduate music student Cleek Schrey's realisation of John Cage's graphic score Variations II for violin and six loudspeakers, alongside works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, as well as original compositions and improvisations.

This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VII
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce performs the world premiere of Memories of Phoolan. Special guest Thomas Schuttenhelm will perform the world premiere of Bruce's The Sacred Guitar—seven improvisatory pieces for electric guitar based on tunes from The Sacred Harp. 

October

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
Graduate Concert: Cecilia Lopez
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
A concert of music by Gustavo Ribicic (for mixed media and small ensemble) and video/sound pieces by Cecilia Lopez. With Visiting Scholar in Psychology Terri Hron, and graduate students Omar Fraire, Warren Enström, Ron Shalom, and Cleek Schrey.
Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Wesleyan Concert Choir, with pianist Brian Fairley, and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teachers Libby Van Cleve on English horn and Peter Standaart on flute, present music by Johannes Brahms, Daniel Elder, Arthur Honegger, Carl Nielsen, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

 

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Violinist Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill perform adventurous interpretations of traditional Irish tunes with irresistible rhythm.

Graduate Composers' Introductions Concert
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

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Student composers of the Wesleyan Music Department present their original works, featuring compositions by Matthew Stein '16, and graduate students Tomek Arnold, Hallie Blejewski, Warren Enström, Omar Fraire, Cecilia Lopez, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom.

Alarmél Valli
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Internationally acclaimed Indian dancer and choreographer Alarmél Valli turns the traditional Bharatanatyam style into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry in her Connecticut debut.

Fred Simmons: Turn of the Century Quartet
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
The Turn of the Century Quartet performs original works and tunes by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck.
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 11, 2015 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.
 
Bhojanam (Feast)
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

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Treat yourself to vegetarian Indian delicacies at the Navaratri Festival’s Bhojanam (Feast) following the 4pm concert by Sri Rajesh Vaidya. 

Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya's veena (plucked string instrument) playing will be accompanied by two mridangam players, plus tabla and gatam.

Navaratri Festival: Film Screening Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmél Valli
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Hall

Lasya KavyaThe World of Alarmél Valli, a film by award-winning director Sankalp Meshram, about the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer.

When it Comes to Race and Class: An Interactive Community Conversation
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:30am
Malcolm X House, 345 High Street
This interactive community conversation, which will include lunch for all participants, will be shaped by the expertise and insights of acclaimed actor-activist Daniel Beaty.
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist K.V.S. Vinay.
Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Mr. Joy, a tour-de-force solo show by award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer Daniel Beaty, explores a Harlem community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again.
Poetry Slam
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8:30pm
CFA Hall

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Join award-winning actor and writer Daniel Beaty for a spoken word/poetry slam. Mr. Beaty and Wesleyan students will slam about identity, community, and topics of the day.

Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00pm
Olin Library Lobby

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Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students' Association.

Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
A talk and performance by Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan
Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Terttu Uibopuu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, discusses her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.