Tribute to Richard K. Winslow

A Tribute to Richard K. Winslow

Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


A concert featuring performances of compositions by the late John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Richard K. Winslow ’40, Hon ’10, P ’71, GP ’23 (1918–2017) from new scores prepared by William Brooks ’65.

The program will feature Winslow's Variations on a Tune of Stephen Foster, "Hard Times Come Again No More;" Five Songs to Poems by Robert Frost, Five Biblical Songs, The Last Page of Finnegan's Wake, and "Abide."

With guitarist
David Leisner ’75, sopranos Kalia Kellogg and Katherine Whyte, and woodwind quintet Harmonia VJennifer Berman on flute, Janet Rosen on oboe, Jackie Sifford Joyner on bassoon, Jim Forgey on clarinet, and Wesleyan French Horn Instructor Robert Hoyle; as well as Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Five Ihza Marchiano and dancer Akhil Joondeph ’26 performing choreography by Stephan Koplowitz ’79 and Professor of Dance and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan, in a new reconstruction/reimagining of “Abide,” originally choreographed by Koplowitz and I. Made Bandem PhD ’80 in 1979. 

Event curated by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, who will be conducting the second half of the concert. 


ON LEFT: Richard K. Winslow

ON RIGHT (first row, from left): Neely Bruce, Harmonia V;
(second row, from left): Kalia Kellogg, Katherine Whyte, William Brooks, Stephan Koplowitz;
(third row, from left): Five Ihza Marchiano and Akhil Joondeph, Hari Krishnan, David Leisner


Music Department Colloquium with William Brooks ’65—“Wesleyan, Winslow: The Works”
Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Room 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

The late John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Richard K. Winslow ’40, Hon ’10, P ’71, GP ’23 (1918–2017) taught and conducted Music at Wesleyan from 1949 to 1983. During his tenure he helped found Wesleyan’s World Music Program, arrange the publication of John Cage’s Silence (1961), and take the Wesleyan Concert Choir on numerous international tours. William Brooks ’65, who credits much of his thinking to Winslow’s tutelage, is creating editions of significant pieces from Winslow’s substantial compositional oeuvre.