Events

Jan 31

Sounds of Science performance

07:30 pm

Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler performs the Connecticut premiere of The Sound of Science at 7:30pm, featuring Pastaza, which reflects on the work of Wesleyan's Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Feb 2

Russell House Concert Series

03:00 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Feb 14

New England Dance on Tour

07:30 pm

CFA Theater (CFA P) CFA Theater

Four regional dance artists showcase the diversity and richness of dance in New England, including Wesleyan Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Lynn Stanton. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Feb 21

Beethoven Birthday Bash

07:30 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Music Department community celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) with an inspired, diverse mix of traditional and experimental tributes. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Feb 23

Russell House Concert Series

03:00 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Apr 30

Collegium Musicum

06:00 pm

Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

Beautiful Amphitrite : Celebratory and Penitential Music by Orlando di Lasso (c. 15321594) The Missa Bell Amfitrit altera , for double choir, is a brilliant example of Orlando di Lasso (Roland de Lassus)s mastery of the polychoral style. Not published during his lifetime, the mass comes from a Munich court chapel manuscript dated 1583. It is presumably based on a madrigal that has so far remained unidentified but may be Venetian. Beautiful Amphitrite was the wife of Poseidon, goddess of the sea, and the symbol of the maritime Republic of Venice. A work of intricate complexity, sophistication, and ravishing beauty, Lasso avoids the direct contrast of two divided choirs in favor of interplay between groups drawn from both choirs. Certain short sections (Christe eleison, Crucifixus, Benedictus) are in a flowing contrapuntal style for reduced voices; the return of the full choir after these passages often has an electrifying impact, and the whole mass is in a bright major mode. We contrast this with the expansive penitential psalm, Beati quorum remissae sunt iniquitates (Psalm 32), included in the codex commissioned by Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria (1528-1579), proclaimed in its day as the new wonder of the world. The manuscript was illuminated by the Munich-basedartist Hans Mielich (1516-1573). Born in Mons (Belgium), Orlando di Lasso was known already in his lifetime as the princeps musicorum (prince of the musicians).After traveling and absorbing music in Italy and elsewhere, he came to Munich in 1557, where he spent the remaining 37 years of his life, leaving an immense and varied oeuvre. <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font

Sponsor: Alden, Jane

May 1

Wesleyan Korean Drumming/Creative Music and Wesleyan Taiko Ensembles

07:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Sponsor: Merjan, Barbara

May 2

Steelpan Orchestra performance

10:20 am

Usdan Fayerweather Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Wesleyan Steel Ensemble's end of semester Spring concert 2020. Directed by Briele Scott

Sponsor: Scott, Briele

May 3

2020 : Chinese Music ensemble Spring Concert

07:00 pm

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joy Lu, presents a variety of Chinese and Taiwanese music derived from traditional and contemporary musical works.

Sponsor: Lu, Chia-Yu Joy

May 4

Ebony Singers Spring Concert

08:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Your entire family will be inspired and lifted when the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers share their exciting blend of contemporary and traditional Gospel Music. Plan now to attend this exciting night!

Sponsor: Monts, Marichal B.

May 8

West African Drumming & Dance Concert

03:00 pm

CFA Green CFA Green

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Saaka, Iddrisu