Past Events

Major Events

These pages for past special events are maintained for archival interest.

Alvin Lucier: A Celebration: November 4-6, 2011

Ives Vocal Marathon: January 20 - February 1, 2009

Emerging Musical Identities: May 12-14, 2006

Bill Dixon Residency: February 7-12, 2005

Music in Sacred Space: November 22, 2003

Wesleyan World Music Weekend: February 21-23, 2003.

New England Gamelan Weekend: April 19-21, 2002. 

Adzenyah in There: A Tribute Concert DVD: From the February 9, 2002 Concert 

 

 

Listing of Past Events

Apr 21

Black Sounds Matter Music Department Colloquium Series

04:30 pm

Zoom

Black Sounds Matter will explore intersectional (re)connections of African and African American musics at Wesleyan through a seven-part Music Department Colloquium series. Each free talk will be moderated by Professor of Music Jay Hoggard. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 7

Black Sounds Matter Music Department Colloquium Series

04:30 pm

Zoom

Black Sounds Matter will explore intersectional (re)connections of African and African American musics at Wesleyan through a seven-part Music Department Colloquium series. Each free talk will be moderated by Professor of Music Jay Hoggard. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Mar 31

Black Sounds Matter Music Department Colloquium Series

04:30 pm

Zoom

Black Sounds Matter will explore intersectional (re)connections of African and African American musics at Wesleyan through a seven-part Music Department Colloquium series. Each free talk will be moderated by Professor of Music Jay Hoggard. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Mar 3

Black Sounds Matter Music Department Colloquium Series

04:30 pm

Zoom

Black Sounds Matter will explore intersectional (re)connections of African and African American musics at Wesleyan through a seven-part Music Department Colloquium series. Each free talk will be moderated by Professor of Music Jay Hoggard. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Feb 27

"This Is It!" 2.0: The Complete Chamber Music of Neely Bruce - Part I

03:00 pm

YouTube Live

This is the first in a series of concerts featuring the chamber music of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, especially music for string instruments and song cycles. The program for this virtual concert will include the "Grand Duo for Cello and Piano" and the song cycle Whitman Fragments, with baritone Christopher Grundy and cellist Alex Waterman. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Feb 24

Black Sounds Matter Music Department Colloquium Series

04:30 pm

Zoom

Black Sounds Matter will explore intersectional (re)connections of African and African American musics at Wesleyan through a seven-part Music Department Colloquium series. Each free talk will be moderated by Professor of Music Jay Hoggard. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Feb 18

Jin Hi Kim: A Ritual for Covid-19

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

"A Ritual for Covid-19" is a community purification performance in memory of over 4.5 million deaths worldwide during the pandemic, created by innovative komungo (Korean stringed instrument) virtuoso Jin Hi Kim, Adjunct Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Director of Wesleyans Korean Drumming Ensemble. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Feb 17

Black Sounds Matter Music Department Colloquium Series

04:30 pm

Zoom

Black Sounds Matter will explore intersectional (re)connections of African and African American musics at Wesleyan through a seven-part Music Department Colloquium series. Each free talk will be moderated by Professor of Music Jay Hoggard. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Feb 11

Nobuntu

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

The five members of the a cappella ensemble Nobuntu from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe celebrate their identity as African women through their songs and dance, which feature the traditional sounds of their country rooted in Afro-jazz and gospel music. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Feb 3

Black Sounds Matter Music Department Colloquium Series

04:30 pm

Zoom

Black Sounds Matter will explore intersectional (re)connections of African and African American musics at Wesleyan through a seven-part Music Department Colloquium series. Each free talk will be moderated by Professor of Music Jay Hoggard. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Dec 9

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini-Concert and Demonstration: Traditional Music of Java

08:00 pm

YouTube

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of 30-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations. This weeks concert features the traditional music of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Dec 7

South Indian Music Student Recital

07:00 pm

YouTube

Students of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan perform their end of semester recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Dec 3

Wesleyan Chamber Music: Flute Quartet plays Mozart and Dvorak

03:00 pm

YouTube

Flute students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform a virtual concert of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonin Dvorak. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Wesleyan Chamber Music: String Quartet Plays Arensky

04:00 pm

YouTube

String students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform a virtual concert of works by Anton Arensky. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Wesleyan Chamber Music: Flute and Piano Duo plays Taffanel and Mozart

05:00 pm

YouTube

Flute and piano students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform a virtual concert of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Claude-Paul Taffanel. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Dec 2

Wesleyan Concert Choir

05:30 pm

YouTube

The Wesleyan Concert Choir under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina presents a livestreamed dress rehearsal of music by Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Electric Light Orchestra, Karl Jenkins, Francis Poulenc, Camille Saint-Sans, and others. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini-Concert and Demonstration: Traditional Music of Java

08:00 pm

YouTube

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers the second in a series of 30 minute virtual mini-concerts and demonstrations. This weeks concert features the traditional music of Java. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Nov 29

Wesleyan University Orchestra

07:45 pm

YouTube

The Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina presents a livestreamed open dress rehearsal featuring Vasily Kalinnikov's Symphony No. 1. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Nov 17

An Evening with Toshi Reagon featuring Nona Hendryx and Bill Coleman

08:00 pm

YouTube

World-renowned singer, composer, musician, curator, activist, producer, and storyteller Toshi Reagon will be joined by two featured guests for an evening of music and conversation: vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress Nona Hendryx of Labelle; and artist manager, producer, remixer, music supervisor, performer, recording artist, writer, and DJ Bill Coleman. This live-streamed improvisational performance from the Free Center in Middletown is the inaugural event of Toshi Reagon's 2021-2022 artist residency at Wesleyan Universitys Center for the Arts. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Nov 12

The Ad Hoc Bach Collective: For the Love of Bach Vol. 8

07:30 pm

Memorial Chapel

The Ad Hoc Bach Collective, featuring Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/alumni/community members, presents volume eight in their continuing series of concerts For the Love of Bach," directed by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Oct 21

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini-Concert and Demonstration: Gadhon

08:00 pm

YouTube

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music I. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of 30-minute virtual mini-concerts and demonstrations. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Oct 3

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khans Raag Bhimpalasi

02:00 pm

YouTube

World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan presents a free, pre-recorded concert as part of the 45th annual Navaratri Festival, followed by a live discussion and Q&A with the artist moderated by sarangi (bowed string instrument) player and vocalist and Wesleyan graduate student Suhail Yusuf. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 1

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

07:00 pm

YouTube

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined for a free virtual concert by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam as part of the 45th annual Navaratri Festival. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 1

Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium - Anna Morcom

04:30 pm

YouTube

A free virtual talk by Professor of Ethnomusicology and Mohindar Brar Sambhi Chair of Indian Music at U.C.L.A.'s Herb Alpert School of Music Anna Morcom at the start of the 44th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Navaratri Festival: Film Screening and Conversation with Director Zoe Sherinian

08:00 pm

YouTube

A free screening of the ethnomusicological documentary "Sakthi Vibrations" followed by a virtual conversation with Director Zoe Sherinian and Chair of the Dance Department Hari Krishnan. Moderated by ethnomusicology doctoral student Bianca Iannitti as part of the 44th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Dance Department, Music Department

Sep 17

NetBlipz Episode Nine: Alcee Chriss

04:00 pm

WESU Middletown 88.1FM

Episode Nine of NetBlipz, the new WESU Middletown 88.1FM series that puts a spotlight on the remarkable skills and imagination of the Wesleyan Music Department, will feature Artist in Residence and University Organist Alcee Chriss and the Wesleyan University organ in Memorial Chapel. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department, WESU Middletown 88.1FM

Sep 11

Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie AndersonEpisode Seven

04:00 am

WESU Middletown 88.1FM

The seventh episode of Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and singer and visual artist Anohni on WESU Middletown 88.1FM. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts, WESU Middletown 88.1FM

Aug 28

Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie AndersonEpisode Six

04:00 am

WESU Middletown 88.1FM

The sixth episode of Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson will feature a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and writer, therapist, and pleasure activist Don Shewey on WESU Middletown 88.1FM. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts, WESU Middletown 88.1FM

Apr 16

Neely Bruce & Roger Mathew Performance

12:00 pm

Romance Languages Highwaymen Common Room (Romance Languages)

Sponsor: Sherri Condon

Apr 9

Neely Bruce & Roger Mathew Performance

12:00 pm

Romance Languages Highwaymen Common Room (Romance Languages)

Sponsor: Sherri Condon

Feb 23

Russell House Concert Series

03:00 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

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 20

Neely Bruce & Roger Mathew Performance

12:00 pm

Romance Languages Highwaymen Common Room (Romance Languages)

The second half of noon-time performances which discussed preludes and fugues in the Well Tempered Clavier of Bach. These pieces are longer and more complicated than those in the Fall. Discussion time will follow with the audience.

Sponsor: Sherri Condon

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 the Storied Places Project featuring Wesleyan Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Lynn Stanton collaborating with Professor of Music Jay Hoggard.. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Feb 2

Russell House Concert Series

03:00 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

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.

Dec 4

Heartbreak County

07:00 pm

CFA Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (CFA J) CFA Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

With a book by Ramsay Burgess '20 and music and lyrics by Payton Millet '21, this musical explores both the light and dark sides of grief, finding hope in the little things. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Alger, Dawn

Steel Pan concert

07:00 pm

Usdan Fayerweather Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

The Wesleyan Steel Pan Ensemble performs under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Briele Scott. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Scott, Briele

Dec 3

WesWinds Fall Concert

06:30 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Green Room

Sponsor: LaRusso, Salvatore

WesWinds Fall Concert

06:30 pm

CFA Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall (CFA A) Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)

Sponsor: LaRusso, Salvatore

WesWinds Fall Concert

08:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

The venue will open at 7:45pm. Under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso, the Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble (WesWinds) performs selections from "Star Wars" to "Mr. Hollands Opus" and more. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: LaRusso, Salvatore

Nov 25

Ebony Singers Winter Concert

04:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Green Room

At 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers present an evening of thankful gospel music under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Monts, Marichal B.

Ebony Singers Winter Concert

07:30 pm

CFA Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall (CFA A) Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)

At 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers present an evening of thankful gospel music under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Monts, Marichal B.

Nov 22

West African Drumming & Dance Concert

03:00 pm

CFA Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall (CFA A) Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)

Sponsor: Saaka, Iddrisu

West African Drumming & Dance Concert

03:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Green Room

Sponsor: Saaka, Iddrisu

West African Drumming & Dance Concert

08:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer and Dance Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa joined by students in West African Dance classes. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Saaka, Iddrisu

Nov 21

Bach and the Modern World

12:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

A concert and lecture series with Julie Ribchinsky, cellist and Professor of Music at Central Connecticut State University and Private Lessons Teacher at Wesleyan University. For more information, visit the CFA website .

Sponsor: Ribchinsky, Julie Ann

Nov 20

West African Drumming & Dance REHEARSAL

04:30 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Sponsor: Saaka, Iddrisu

Nov 19

Keyboard Improvisation Masterclass with Nathan Mondry

07:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyan University's organ department is pleased to present Mr. Nathan Mondry to give a masterclass and lecture on keyboard improvisation in historical styles. This class is open to participants with classical or jazz keyboard backgrounds; participants should posses basic keyboard skills and the ability to play basic chord progressions. To participate in the class, please email Dr. Alcee Chriss at Achriss@wesleyan.edu . This class is limited to 10 participants. Auditors and interested audience members are welcome to attend as well! Mr. Mondry is an internationally acclaimed keyboardist, composer, and improviser. He recently finished a second Master's degree in historical improvisation at the Schola Cantorum in Basil, Switzerland. Nathan is a fantastic and inspiring musician and will give any interested participants a musical "vitamin-boost" toward improvising more comfortably. Please join us in Memorial Chapel for this exciting event!

Sponsor: Saaka, Iddrisu

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Nov 16

Wesleyan Concert Choir

09:00 am

CFA Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall (CFA A) Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room)

Sponsor: Potemkina, Nadya

Wesleyan Concert Choir

09:30 am

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Green Room

Sponsor: Potemkina, Nadya

Wesleyan Concert Choir

07:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Concert Choir and guests perform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Potemkina, Nadya

Nov 14

For The Love of Bach V

07:30 pm

Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

Wesleyan student/faculty/staff/alumni/community collective AD HOC BACH presents the next installment of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355. PROGRAM Concerto in d minor (after Vivaldi), BWV 596, Alcee Chriss, organ BWV 6, Blieb bei uns, denn es will Abend werden BWV 179 , Siehe zu, da deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei Sinfonia from BWV 169 FEATURING Addy Sterrett, soprano Karolina Wojteczko, alto Richard F. Donohue, tenor William Doreza, baritone Noah Smith & Alex Waterman, continuo Nadya Potemkina, conductor

Sponsor: Westmoreland, T. David

Nov 13

Laura Cetilia

09:00 pm

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

A concert of new works by graduate music student Laura Cetilia and others. A silent candlelit prelude will begin at 8pm. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Cetilia, Laura Raquel

Nov 8

The Art of Falling

07:30 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson performs the new work "The Art of Falling," which explores the subject through sounds, images, poems, and electronics. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Nov 6

Alex Dea: compositions

07:00 pm

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Alex Dea Ph.D. '80 is a performer and composer who works draw on different sources to create a distinctive crossing of musical boundaries. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Kuivila, Ronald J.

Nov 3

Russell House Concert Series

03:00 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

For Homecoming/Family Weekend, cellist and singer/songwriter Melanie Hsu '13 revisits the acoustic songs that she wrote in her freshman dorm room a decade ago at Wesleyan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Oct 31

Sound Calendar of the Year 2018

12:00 pm

Allbritton Center Allbritton 311

Join Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim as she discusses her Sound Calendar of the Year 2018 , a COE Faculty-Student Research Grant project. More about the project here: http://bit.ly/2nTcO14 . This event is free & open to the public. Lunch will be served. About the Sound Calendar for the Year 2018: We are deeply moved by looking at beautiful photographs and conversely a destroyed environment landscape causes us a pain and raises our desire for a better living environment. Environmental sound may emotionally impact us in a similar fashion. Jin Hi encourages us to pay attention to environmental sound daily, monthly, yearly, so that our perception of the living soundscape is a reflection of our human living space and a discovery of profound living environment. Sound Calendar of the Year is a sonic documentation that juxtaposes existing sounds created by both nature and human behavior. Jin Hi will present sound examples and sound mixes hovering between scientific and artistic collaboration of the environmental sounds that had been collected throughout 2018. Her artistic vision encourages and inspires people to contemplate both the current ecological devastation but also to enjoy the profound beauty of the sonic environment.

Sponsor: Kenney, Laurie

Oct 26

Wesleyan University Orchestra: Frankenstein LIVE!

08:00 pm

Goldsmith Family Cinema

The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents the 1931 film "Frankenstein" with live orchestral accompaniment in collaboration with the Connecticut College Orchestra. Co-sponsored by the College of Film and the Moving Image. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department, College of Film

Oct 25

Organ Class and USDAN FRIGHT NIGHT

06:00 pm

Memorial Chapel

Get in the spirit of Halloween by experiencing a psychedelic and experimental evening of frightening sounds and visual effects in the Memorial Chapel. The Wesleyan organ class and USDAN will offer a creepy evening of organ film-music and movies. At 6:00 PM, seven students from Wesleyan's organ class will present frightening film-music exhibitions in the form of compositions, improvisations, and works of Bach and Peeters. These works will accompany stunning extracts of traditional and experimental film. Directly following, USDAN will screen a classical horror film with special, scary, surprises. Don't miss this all encompassing sensory experiences.

Sponsor: Office of the Registrar

Oct 13

Amjad Ali Khan

03:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Amjad Ali Khan

03:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

GRAMMY Award-nominated sarod (19-stringed instrument) master Amjad Ali Khan is joined by his sarod -playing sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash to conclude the 43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Oct 12

Yashoda Thakore

04:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Oct 11

Navaratri 2019

08:00 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist Nandini Viswanathan during the 43rd annual Navaratri Festivalat Wesleyan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Coffey, Fiona

Oct 10

Navaratri Festival Colloquium

04:30 pm

CFA Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (CFA J) CFA Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of the University of Pennsylvanias South Asia Studies Department, will give a talk at the start of the 43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Krishnan, Hari

Oct 8

Sebastian Heindl and Rashaan Allwood in Concert

07:00 pm

Wesleyan Memorial Chapel

Two world renowned organist will present lecture-recitals on Wesleyan's magnificent Holtkamp pipe organ. Sebastian Heindl will present a program of music by Mendelssohn, Medek, Escaich, and Lizst. Mr. Allwood will give a lecture recital on the subtleties of thematic development in the music of Bach, Guilmant, and Schoenberg. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Sponsor: Music Department

Oct 6

Russell House Concert Series

03:00 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

Adventurous jazz vocalist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Giacomo Gates returns to The Russell House to perform with guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Oct 2

Wesleyan Composers

09:00 pm

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

A concert of music composed by graduate music students Katie Buono, Webb Kay Crawford, Aliya Ultan-Milat-Meyer, and Stuart Wheeler. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Kuivila, Ronald J.

Sep 28

Piano Music of Bach, Schumann, Bruce and others

08:00 pm

Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

Pianist Paul Orgel performs music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, and others. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Bruce, Neely

Sep 22

Russell House Concert Series

03:00 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

Originally from Montana, GRAMMY Award-winning flutist Rhonda Larson's Winds of the World takes the listener on a journey with an assortment of flutes and her virtual band. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Sep 19

Drag Queens and Radical Faeries and Judys, Oh My!: A panel on gendery performance and queer histories in sound and dance

04:30 pm

Allbritton, Room 311

A panel discussion on gender performance and queer histories in sound and dance hosted by Wesleyans Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Sep 18

Sound/Material

08:00 pm

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Sound/Material is a concert of three pieces focused on the physicality of sound, including "Queen of the South," composed by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Alvin Lucier. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Kuivila, Ronald J.

Sep 8

Connecticut Flute Orchestra

02:00 pm

Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

The Connecticut Flute Orchestra, a collective of professional flutists, returns to Wesleyan for a third annual concert featuring the sounds, repertoire, and diversity of a multi-flute orchestra conducted by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Potemkina, Nadya

Sep 6

The MASH

03:00 pm

Various locations on campus

Inspired by Fete de la Musique (also known as Make Music Day), the eighth annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student and faculty bands. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Bach to School

08:00 pm

Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel

At the tenth annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar, Bach to School, Artist in Residence Emeritus Ronald Ebrecht will perform a work by Johann Sebastian Bach and introduce new University Organist Alcee Chriss. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Chriss, Alcee