The Akkarai Sisters Violin Duet: Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi and Akkarai S. Sornalatha

Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Akkarai SistersS. Subhalakshmi and S. Sornalatha—are renowned for their soulful and nuanced, creative interpretations of classical Karnatak (South Indian) violin and vocal duets. The duo has collaborated with musicians working in genres ranging from Hindustani to jazz and Western classical. Their performances have graced stages globally, captivating audiences with their musical virtuosity. This performance at Wesleyan will be their Connecticut debut.

Read more about the Akkarai Sisters.

Pīlu: Suhail Yusuf Khan and Henry Hodder with Vishal Nagar

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

At Wesleyan, North Indian sarangi (bowed string instrument) master and PhD candidate Suhail Yusuf Khan MA ’18 and California-native guitarist and songwriter Henry Hodder ’20 perform the world premiere of tunes from their forthcoming debut EP Soon, developed as part of “Music and Mysticism of the Indian Subcontinent,” Hodder’s senior tutorial at Wesleyan directed by Khan. The duo will be joined by tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar.

Read more about this concert by Suhail Yusuf Khan, Henry Hodder, and Vishal Nagar.

Kathak Dance Performance: Jin Won

Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Kathak (North Indian classical) dancer and tabla player Jin Won explores the sonic and visual possibilities of rhythm through dance and music with a singular style. Originally from South Korea, she spent over fifteen years training in India. In her Connecticut debut at Wesleyan, Won’s performance will feature two pieces: Nolpan: Khoj’ and Nrrita.

Read more about Jin Won.

Compagnie Nacera Belaza: L’Onde

Friday, October 13, 2023 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

L’Onde (2020) is a minimalist dance ritual by French Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza. As five dancers move in circular motions on a dimly lit stage, the audience is absorbed by a hypnotic sound score—a crossing of disciplines that challenges the senses to embrace the unknown. The performance at Wesleyan will be the United States premiere of the work.

Read more about Compagnie Nacera Belaza.

“Instrument—Body:” Brandon Lopez and Cecilia Lopez

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 2:00pm
Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History: Fourth Floor, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street


The first “Instrument—Body” series performance will feature bassist Brandon Lopez and musician and multimedia artist Cecilia Lopez MA '16.

Read more about the “Instrument—Body” series curated by Ethan Philbrick.
Liturgy|Order|Bridge: Movement and Storytelling Workshop
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 5:30pm
Jones Room, Theater Studios


Join Hartford choreographer Deborah Goffe for this participatory workshop around the themes of her new work, Liturgy | Order | Bridge, which explores communal experience. Liturgy | Order | Bridge will be performed at the CFA Theater in February, 2024, and there will be roles for Wesleyan students to play! Come if you are curious!
Digital Death Dive: Poetry Workshop with Jayson Keery
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 1:20pm
Theater Studios 114

Digital Death Dive is a dip into finding poetic inspiration via digital technology. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the ethics and theories of technology as a means of artistic production, weaving in the history of techno music. Then we’ll launch into different means of unlocking a poetic flow through the use of personal technology. Please be prepared to use a smartphone and bring a laptop! Workshop is from 1:20pm to 4:10pm.

HALO: A Tribute to Alvin Lucier by String Noise Violin Duo
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
World Music Hall

Violin duo String Noise presents a tribute to the late legendary composer Alvin Lucier. In addition to the three works from their self-titled album String Noise on Black Truffle Records (”Tapper,” “Love Song,” and “Halo”), they will perform three new works written specifically for them in homage to the composer by Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Jacob David Sudol and Paula Matthusen.

Graduate Music Colloquium: Garrett Field—“Rethinking Rāga in Free Rhythm: Karnatak Ālāpana and Eloquent Writing” [New Date and Location]
Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Room 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology at Ohio University Garrett Field MA ’08, PhD ’13 examines the playing of South Indian Karnatak mandolinist U. Srinivas (1969–2014) to offer a clearer view of the interesting musical processes that occur during improvisational performances.

Fall tickets and reservations are available online.
The box office in the Usdan University Center, located at 45 Wyllys Avenue, is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm at 860-685-3355.

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