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2019
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2019

March

Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week One
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Katie Hohl '19, Connor Johnson '19, Kostas Koufis '19, Christianne Padilla '19, and Shelli Weiler '19.
Taiko Showcase
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensemble students perform a recital of the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Alsarah and The Nubatones
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The Connecticut debut of Alsarah and The Nubatones will feature lavish, joyful East African retro-pop, full of Arabic-language reflections on identity and survival.
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Senior Recital: Sam Anschell
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel

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An evening of original compositions and arrangements celebrating bebop and postbob jazz music!
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XVII
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the seventeenth and final concert in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music

April

Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Two
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Paul Franceschi '19, Alli Fam '19, Cayla Blachman '19, Tobyn Meyer '19, and Julian Johnson '19.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: For Effect—Emphatic Bodies from the Renaissance to the Industrial Age
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center

FREE!

The exhibition For Effect presents bodies exaggerated by their accoutrements, pose, and anatomical proportion from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.
Senior Recital: Jake Rogers
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

A showcase of jazz and experimental music performed by Jake Rogers ’19 and friends.
Pheeroan akLaff and Angelica Sanchez: Art of the Improvisors
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Drummer and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff and pianist Angelica Sanchez present their inventive duo concept for percussion and piano, spirit of clavier.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Three
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Dominique Nunnally '19, Madeleine Sargent '19, Olivia Gorman '19, Emma Cantor '19, Bastian Silvestre '19, and Ona Lepeska-True '19.
WesFest Concert I
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

A concert featuring performances by Wesleyan Music Department ensembles including jazz, new music, organ compositions by John Cage and Arvo Pärt, chamber and choral ensembles, and works by graduate composers.
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Recital
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

A recital of the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition, featuring Simon Rothman ’21 (Winner) and Liam Isaacs ’20 (Honorable Mention).
WesFest Concert II
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

A concert featuring performances by the Wesleyan Concert Choir, Javanese Gamelan, and Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
Eurydice
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Eurydice
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Eurydice
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Eurydice
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Four
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Jaime Wiesner '19, Shirley See Yan Fang '19, Matthew Gilbert '19, James Gibbel '19, Phuong Le '19, and Adis Halilovic '19.
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

FREE!

Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their talks: Sara Kim '19, Madeleine Paull '19, and Rachel Rosin '19. In addition, Luis Gonzalez '19.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Five
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

View the talents of seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Campbell Silverstein '19, Danielle Lobo '19, Yueyue Su '19, Mya Valentin '19, Declan Moy Bishow '19, and Emma Freeman '19.
Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble and Taiko Drumming Ensemble
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

A concert featuring Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensemble and Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble.
Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum Spring Concert
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Wesleyan's Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, performs a program built around the six-part Requiem Mass (1639) by Duarte Lobo (c.1564-1646).
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan's Javanese Gamelan ensemble, under the direction of Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam and Artist in Residence I. Harjito, presents the classical music of Central Java.
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire to start the 18th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
inDANCE: SKIN
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presents his company inDANCE and Wesleyan students in an evening of dance, transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender, and sexuality during the Connecticut premiere of SKIN.
Jim McNeely Tentet
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/composer Jim McNeely's acclaimed ten-piece jazz ensemble will perform a selection of music from their album Group Therapy during their New England debut.
inDANCE: SKIN
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presents his company inDANCE and Wesleyan students in an evening of dance, transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender, and sexuality during the Connecticut premiere of SKIN.
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan Concert Choir and friends perform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An evening of great gospel music by the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers that is certain to stir your soul and lift your spirits.

May

South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Students of Adjunct Associate Professor B. Balasubrahmaniyan and Adjunct Assistant Professor David Nelson will perform a recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
Beginning and Youth Gamelan Ensembles
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
West African Music and Steelband Concert
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and master drummer John Dankwa is joined by students in West African drumming classes, Ghanaian choirs from Worcester, the Wesleyan Steelband ensemble, and guest performers.
Spring Dance Concert
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina features the winners of the annual Concerto Competition.
Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

"Introduction to Dance" and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), Afro-Brazilian, West African, and Javanese.
Chinese Music Ensemble Spring Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan's Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by graduate music student Joy Lu, presents both traditional and contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese musical works.
Senior Playwriting Festival: Staged Readings
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

A festival of staged readings of playwriting theses by seniors Wenxuan Xue '19, Jordan Roe '19, and Rodrick Edwards '19.
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble presents an evening of contemporary concert band literature under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso.
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

This year's concert will include special guest Wil Smith, as well as a parting cameo by Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, who retires at the end of the month after 30 years of teaching at Wesleyan.
Reception: Senior Thesis Showcase
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 3:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2019's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.

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