All Upcoming Events

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February

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Cello and Piano Concert: Julie Ribchinsky and Carolyn Halsted
Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

In honor of Black History Month, Cello Instructor Julie Ribchinsky and Piano Instructor Carolyn Halsted present a concert featuring works by composers Tania León, George Walker, and Florence Price.
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Artist in Conversation: Carrie Yamaoka and Claire Grace
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 4:30pm
Zilkha Uncommons Reading Room, South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Artist Carrie Yamaoka ’79 and Claire Grace, Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies, and Program Director of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University, will be in conversation on the occasion of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery’s current anniversary exhibition Always Being Relation: Fifty Years of the Gallery at the CFA.
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Toneburst Sampler [NEW DATE AND TIME]
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble presents new and arranged works for live electronics under the direction of Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
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Opening Reception—Exploding and Netting: A Somatic Archive of Transpacific Movement
Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

An opening reception and celebratory luncheon for the exhibition Exploding and Netting: A Somatic Archive of Transpacific Movement. Curated by Yijing Lai ’24 and Xiran Tan ’24, the exhibition presents mixed-media artworks by Loren Yuehan Wang ’25 to respond to the institutional history of transpacific travel by transgressing and solidifying identities.

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Music Department Colloquium: Charlotte D’Evelyn—“Mongolian Throat Singing on the Global Stage: More than Meets the Ear”
Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Room 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

FREE!

Charlotte D’Evelyn, Assistant Professor of Music at Skidmore College, gives a talk entitled “Mongolian Throat Singing on the Global Stage: More than Meets the Ear.”

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Capstone Theater Festival: Likewise
Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00pm
Theater Department Studio, 275 Washington Terrace, Middletown

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A Senior Project in Solo Performance, the play Likewise was written by Kiera Moran ’24 and advised by Assistant Professor of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras.
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Capstone Theater Festival: Every Brilliant Thing
Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00pm
Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street, Middletown

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Written by Duncan MacMillian, this Capstone Theater production of Every Brilliant Thing (2013) will be performed by Mo Andres '24 in partial fulfillment for honors in theater.
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Capstone Theater Festival: Small Mouth Sounds [NEW TIME]
Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 8:15pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Written by Bess Wohl, this Capstone Theater production of Small Mouth Sounds (2017) will be directed by Nina Jakobson '24 in partial fulfillment for honors in theater. The performance starts at 8:15pm with a pre-show experience at 8pm.

March

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Capstone Theater Festival: Likewise
Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00pm
Theater Department Studio, 275 Washington Terrace, Middletown

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A Senior Project in Solo Performance, the play Likewise was written by Kiera Moran ’24 and advised by Assistant Professor of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras.
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Capstone Theater Festival: Every Brilliant Thing
Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00pm
Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street, Middletown

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Written by Duncan MacMillian, this Capstone Theater production of Every Brilliant Thing (2013) will be performed by Mo Andres '24 in partial fulfillment for honors in theater.
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The Ad Hoc Bach Collective: “For the Love of Bach” Vol. 13
Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/alumni/community collective Ad Hoc Bach presents the next edition of “For the Love of Bach,” conducted by Nadya Potemkina, Director of Private Lessons, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
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Capstone Theater Festival: Small Mouth Sounds [NEW TIME]
Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:15pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Written by Bess Wohl, this Capstone Theater production of Small Mouth Sounds (2017) will be directed by Nina Jakobson '24 in partial fulfillment for honors in theater. The performance starts at 8:15pm with a pre-show experience at 8pm.
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Senior Installation: Claire Edwards
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00am
World Music Hall

FREE!

A senior music installation by Claire Edwards ’24 will be on display from 11am to 8pm.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra Children’s Concert
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents their eleventh annual children’s concert, playing a family-friendly selection of pieces and telling the stories behind the works, under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, Director of Private Lessons and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
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Capstone Theater Festival: Likewise
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00pm
Theater Department Studio, 275 Washington Terrace, Middletown

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A Senior Project in Solo Performance, the play Likewise was written by Kiera Moran ’24 and advised by Assistant Professor of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras.
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Capstone Theater Festival: Every Brilliant Thing
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00pm
Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street, Middletown

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Written by Duncan MacMillian, this Capstone Theater production of Every Brilliant Thing (2013) will be performed by Mo Andres '24 in partial fulfillment for honors in theater.
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Capstone Theater Festival: Small Mouth Sounds [NEW TIME]
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8:15pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Written by Bess Wohl, this Capstone Theater production of Small Mouth Sounds (2017) will be directed by Nina Jakobson '24 in partial fulfillment for honors in theater. The performance starts at 8:15pm with a pre-show experience at 8pm.
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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Laureate Recital
Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

A keyboard recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.
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Artist Talk by CASSILS: The Art of Protest
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 1:30pm
Frank Center for Public Affairs, Room 100 (238 Church Street, Middletown)

FREE!

CASSILS is a transgender artist who makes their own body the material and protagonist of their performances. Cassils's art contemplates the history(s) of LGBTQI+ violence, representation, struggle and survival. For Cassils, performance is a form of social sculpture: Drawing from the idea that bodies are formed in relation to forces of power and social expectations, Cassils’s work investigates historical contexts to examine the present moment.
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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 3:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

View a wide variety of visual art from children in kindergarten through twelfth grade at the 43rd annual Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week One
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

The reception for the first week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, held from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Malcolm Davol, Daniella Porras, Savannah Ryan, Maya Alicki, Tuong Nguyen, and Rebeca Trevino.
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Music Department Colloquium: Donald Berman—“Challenging Authority in Editing Ives”
Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Room 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

FREE!

Pianist Donald Berman ’84 of the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Tufts University as well as president of the Charles Ives Society gives a talk entitled “Challenging Authority in Editing Ives.” On Friday, April 5, Berman returns to Wesleyan to perform a solo piano program in Crowell Concert Hall.

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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as part of the culminating capstone project of the dance major.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 2:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as part of the culminating capstone project of the dance major.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as part of the culminating capstone project of the dance major.

April

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Bach at Noon
Monday, April 1, 2024 at 12:15pm
Highwaymen Common Room, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street

FREE!

A series of performances of selected works by Johann Sebastian Bach, with John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce on piano and commentary by Professor of Music and Dean of the Arts and Humanities Roger Grant, followed by a discussion with the audience.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Two
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

The reception for the second week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, held from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Spencer Klink, Bella Amenta, Kathy Liang, Coco Brooks, Helen Townsend, and Finn Kassell Osborne
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Music Department Colloquium: Nye Ffarrabas —“60 Years in Fluxus and Terminal Ironies”
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall 112

FREE!

Sculptor, musician, and conceptual artist Nye Ffarrabas gives a talk entitled “60 Years in Fluxus and Terminal Ironies.”

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imagin/ing: a senior project in devised ensemble collaboration
Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

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imagin/ing is an immersive exploration into how performance art can serve as a transformative tool on the journey towards QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) liberation. Directed by Alisha Simmons ’24 and collaboratively created with their ensemble.
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Symposium—“Wesleyan in the 1830s: Historic Preservation and the Stories We Choose To Tell”
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall and various locations around campus

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This free two-day symposium initiates a conversation regarding several domestic properties of historical significance located on the Wesleyan campus and how they can lend deeper insight into the practices of slavery, trade, and emancipation that served as the geographical and intellectual foundation for the University.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert [NEW TIME]
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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New works will be presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Eury German '16, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Five Ihza Marchiano, and Visiting Instructor of Dance Shirley Sullivan '21, Program Coordinator and Fellow at the Center for Prison Education.
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imagin/ing: a senior project in devised ensemble collaboration
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

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imagin/ing is an immersive exploration into how performance art can serve as a transformative tool on the journey towards QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) liberation. Directed by Alisha Simmons ’24 and collaboratively created with their ensemble.
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Donald Berman Piano Concert: Other Transcendentalists
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Pianist Donald Berman ’84 returns to Wesleyan to perform a solo piano program, which pairs two works by 20th-century iconoclast composer Charles Ives (1874-1954), in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Ives' birth, with four newly commissioned musical portraits of women who were pivotal figures in American Transcendentalism, written by Eve Beglarian, David Sanford, Marti Epstein, and Elena Ruehr. This concert will be the world premiere of Eve Beglarian’s work "as syllable from sound."
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Symposium—“Wesleyan in the 1830s: Historic Preservation and the Stories We Choose To Tell”
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 9:00am
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall and various locations around campus

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This free two-day symposium initiates a conversation regarding several domestic properties of historical significance located on the Wesleyan campus and how they can lend deeper insight into the practices of slavery, trade, and emancipation that served as the geographical and intellectual foundation for the University.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert [NEW TIME]
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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New works will be presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Eury German '16, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Five Ihza Marchiano, and Visiting Instructor of Dance Shirley Sullivan '21, Program Coordinator and Fellow at the Center for Prison Education.
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imagin/ing: a senior project in devised ensemble collaboration
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

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imagin/ing is an immersive exploration into how performance art can serve as a transformative tool on the journey towards QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) liberation. Directed by Alisha Simmons ’24 and collaboratively created with their ensemble.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Three
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

The reception for the third week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, held from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Sasha Detiger, Willow May Frohardt, Dylan Ng, Emma Wilson, Alex Weidenfeld, and Emlyn Mileaf-Patel.
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Spring Festival of New Theater Works: Oh, Muffy!
Friday, April 12, 2024 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Written by Vincent Langan '24. Project advised by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Theater Edwin Sanchez.
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Spring Festival of New Theater Works: Find The Moon
Friday, April 12, 2024 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Find the Moon is an original fictional musical written by Sonia Guan '24 as a senior project in musical theater writing. Project advised by Visiting Artists in Residence in Theater Robert Baumgartner and Nathan Dame.
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Spring Festival of New Theater Works: Oh, Muffy!
Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Written by Vincent Langan '24. Project advised by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Theater Edwin Sanchez.
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Spring Festival of New Theater Works: Find The Moon
Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Find the Moon is an original fictional musical written by Sonia Guan '24 as a senior project in musical theater writing. Project advised by Visiting Artists in Residence in Theater Robert Baumgartner and Nathan Dame.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Four
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

The reception for the fourth week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, held from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Caroline O’Connor, Eliza Austin, Ish Sillah, Claudia Kunney, Varia Voloshin, and Eleonor Andersson.
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Spring Dance Concert
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Wesleyan students across different class years perform a collection of new works choreographed by students in the course DANC250 “Dance Composition: Choreography Workshop” taught by Associate Professor of the Practice in Dance Doug Elkins.
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Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Wesleyan students across different class years perform a collection of new works choreographed by students in the course DANC250 “Dance Composition: Choreography Workshop” taught by Associate Professor of the Practice in Dance Doug Elkins.
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Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown

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Wesleyan students across different class years perform a collection of new works choreographed by students in the course DANC250 “Dance Composition: Choreography Workshop” taught by Associate Professor of the Practice in Dance Doug Elkins.
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SUM OF ITS PARTS Closes [NEW DATE]
Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 8:00am
Class of 1928 Vitrines, First Floor, Wesleyan Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown

FREE!

Four vitrines (glass display cases) feature unique projects by student-curators on dance, music, theater, and the visual arts at Wesleyan University. Curated by graduate student Marina Díaz Cañedo-Argüelles, Nallely (Ellie) Salinas ’24, Emerson Jenisch ’25, and Loren Yuehan Wang ’25.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Five
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

The reception for the fifth week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, held from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Luz Rivera, Aidan Jelveh, Sarah Seabright, Satida (Amy) Limtrajiti, and Zach Murgio.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 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 present their honors talks. Featuring talks by Olivia Andrews ’24, Bailey Chapin ’24, Emma Flaherty ’24, and Sabrina Tian ’24.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 25, 2024 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 present their honors talks. Featuring talks by Olivia Andrews ’24, Bailey Chapin ’24, Emma Flaherty ’24, and Sabrina Tian ’24.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, April 26, 2024 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, directed by Professor of Music and African American Studies Jay Hoggard ’76, MA ’91, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire as the start of the 21st annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend: Craig Harris and Friends Play the Music of Sam Rivers
Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Trombonist, composer, and bandleader Craig Harris has performed around the world with a wide range of progressive jazz luminaries, including the inimitable Sun Ra, as well as Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, Charlie Haden, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, and Oliver Lake, since 1976. At Wesleyan, Harris’ sextet will make their Connecticut debut, performing the music of saxophonist Sam Rivers (1923–2011) in celebration of Rivers’ centennial anniversary at 8pm. The concert opens at 7pm with a 45-minute set performed by members of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Professor of Music and African American Studies Jay Hoggard ’76, MA ’91.

May

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Javanese Gamelan and Dance
Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 6:30pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito, presents an evening of Javanese gamelan and dance.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan Concert Choir presents a program featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, Director of Private Lessons and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In William Shakespeare's 16th-century classic A Midsummer Night's Dream, four young lovers tumble into the Athenian forest only to unwittingly find themselves embroiled in the magical, age-old power dynamics governing the fairy kingdom. This Wesleyan production will explore how political turmoil, coming-of-age, and the fantastic elide.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Friday, May 3, 2024 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform works by various composers.
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Wesleyan Collegium Musicum Spring Concert: Like a Dove Above the Streams
Friday, May 3, 2024 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Collegium Musicum performs a spring concert under the direction of Jane Alden, Professor of Music, and Chair and Professor of Medieval Studies. The ensemble will premiere new works by the Iranian composer and Visiting Scholar in Music Arshia Rahmati (b. 1991). The Collegium Musicum will also honor the late Wesleyan composer and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Richard K. Winslow ’40, Hon. ’10, P ’71, GP ’23 (1918–2017), performing several of his works from editions made in consultation with composer and scholar William Brooks ’65.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra
Friday, May 3, 2024 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, Director of Private Lessons and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, May 3, 2024 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In William Shakespeare's 16th-century classic A Midsummer Night's Dream, four young lovers tumble into the Athenian forest only to unwittingly find themselves embroiled in the magical, age-old power dynamics governing the fairy kingdom. This Wesleyan production will explore how political turmoil, coming-of-age, and the fantastic elide.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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In William Shakespeare's 16th-century classic A Midsummer Night's Dream, four young lovers tumble into the Athenian forest only to unwittingly find themselves embroiled in the magical, age-old power dynamics governing the fairy kingdom. This Wesleyan production will explore how political turmoil, coming-of-age, and the fantastic elide.
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Advanced Javanese Gamelan Concert
Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:30pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Advanced students from Wesleyan's Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito, present the classical music and dance of Central Java.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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In William Shakespeare's 16th-century classic A Midsummer Night's Dream, four young lovers tumble into the Athenian forest only to unwittingly find themselves embroiled in the magical, age-old power dynamics governing the fairy kingdom. This Wesleyan production will explore how political turmoil, coming-of-age, and the fantastic elide.
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Worlds of Dance Showcase
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan students perform an exciting array of dance styles from a variety of courses, including Javanese Dance, Afro-Brazilian, and Hip Hop.
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Taiko Drumming Ensemble and Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble Spring Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs Japanese drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Fumi Tanakadate, followed at 5pm by a concert by beginning and advanced students of the Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Music Jin Hi Kim.
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Wesleyan Steel Pan Ensemble Spring Concert
Monday, May 6, 2024 at 6:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

FREE!

The Wesleyan Steel Pan Ensemble performs a spring concert under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Briele Scott.
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Surviving Troubled Waters: Gospel, Rap, and Social Justice [NEW DATE]
Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Gospel singer Naomi Wilson and rap poet BL Shirelle will be joined by dance and theater artist Dinny Aletheiani in a music theater piece about the trauma of incarceration which echoes Dante’s Inferno. Presented with support from Wesleyan’s Creative Campus Initiative.
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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 6, 2024 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The Wesleyan University Ebony Singers present an inspirational evening of traditional and contemporary gospel music conducted by Marichal Monts '85.
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South Indian Music Student Recital
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Students of Adjunct Associate Professors of Music and Global South Asian Studies B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson PhD ’91 perform their spring semester recital of vocal music and drumming from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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Gospel, Rap, and Social Justice Final Performance
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

A culminating performance created and presented in collaboration with formerly incarcerated individuals and Wesleyan students in the course THEA 143 "Gospel, Rap, and Social Justice," taught by Professor of Theater Ronald S. Jenkins.
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WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble (WesWinds) performs a spring concert of contemporary concert band literature under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso.
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Chinese Music Ensemble Spring Concert
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Chinese Music Ensemble, under the direction of Chia-Yu Joy Lu, presents a spring concert featuring a variety of music derived from traditional and contemporary works.
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Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 8:30pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, performs new works written for and by the ensemble.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 10, 2024 at 3:00pm
CFA Green

FREE!

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa PhD '18 and Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka joined by students in West African music and dance classes.

Spring tickets and reservations are available online or by phone at 860-685-3355.

The Wesleyan University Box Office is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm.

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