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All Upcoming Events

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2018
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2018

January

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Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00am
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.
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February

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between systems and grounds
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
The Russell House
between systems and grounds is a collaborative, durational performance and installation project that creates a feedback loop between textile construction processes and feedback-based electronic music.
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Second annual Wesleyan FluteFest Concert
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 6:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Enjoy a performance by attendees of Wesleyan's second annual FluteFest, following an afternoon of workshops with Sarah Stockton of Boundless Flute, Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Peter Standaart, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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between systems and grounds
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
The Russell House
between systems and grounds is a collaborative, durational performance and installation project that creates a feedback loop between textile construction processes and feedback-based electronic music.
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Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Reclaiming the Gaze
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00am
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.
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Opening Reception: A New Subjectivity
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000, an exhibition composed entirely of paintings by women, attempts to categorize Expressionism in new terms.
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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Citizen
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Reggie Wilson/Fist & 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.
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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. 
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West End String Quartet
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The West End String Quartet performs.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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. 
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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.
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Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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

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Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
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March

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Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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

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Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
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Tom Buckner sings Robert Ashley
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Baritone Tom Buckner performs a series of works for voice by Robert Ashley.

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Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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

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Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
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Robert Ashley's Life and Work
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Russell House

Kyle Gann, Tom Hamilton, Mimi Johnson, David Behrman, and Alvin Lucier, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, Emeritus, present talks about Robert Ashley's life and work.

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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. 
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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.
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Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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

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Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
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Toneburst Sampler Concert
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Wesleyan's Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble presents new works and works in progress for live electronics.
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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.

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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 4:00pm
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.
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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.
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Graduate Recital: Jordan Dykstra
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A graduate recital by Jordan Dykstra.
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Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Lêna Bùi  - Proliferation
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with artist Lêna Bùi '07 for Proliferation.
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Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
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Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
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April

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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception - 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.
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Senior Recital: Benjamin Klausner
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital performed by Benjamin Klausner.
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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.
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Senior Recital: Jeremy Freeman and AJ Girard
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital performed by Jeremy Freeman and AJ Girard.
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Noah Baerman
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Director of the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble since 2007, pianist Noah Baerman performs.
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Graduate Recital: David Scanlon
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A graduate recital by David Scanlon.
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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - 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.
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WesFest Concert I: Choir, Organ, Chamber, and Laptop Ensembles
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A concert featuring short performances on the University organ, Wesleyan's Concert Choir, the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, and other chamber ensembles.
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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.
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Senior Recital: Josh Davidoff
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00am
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Josh Davidoff.
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Kronos Quartet
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.
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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - 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.

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Senior Recital: Declan Hindman
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A senior recital performed by Declan Hindman.
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Senior Recital: Isabelle Csete
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior recital performed by Isabelle Csete.
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Senior Recital: Johnnie Gilmore
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital performed by Johnnie Gilmore.
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Senior Recital: Connor Bennion
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital performed by Connor Bennion.
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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - 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.

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Spring Dance Concert
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.

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Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 28, 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.

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May

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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), jazz, and hip hop.
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West African Drumming and Dance
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa.
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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut