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 3

Music Department Colloquium with Nye Ffarrabas

04:30 pm

Boger Hall Boger Hall Room 112

Sponsor: Bruce, Neely

Feb 25

Cello and Piano Concert

03:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

A cello and piano concert by Julie Ribchinsky and Carolyn Halsted. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Sponsor: John Elmore

Nov 7

Psychology Colloquium - Lieb

12:00 pm

Judd Hall Judd 116

"Competitive Vulnerability: The Emotional Stripping of Women Pop Stars in the Modern Music Industry" Kristin Lieb, Emerson College Dr. Lieb will explore the implications and outcomes of emotional stripping and strategic overexposure on pop stars, fans, brands, careers, and lives.

Sponsor: Race, Catherine

Oct 12

between systems and grounds: Chapter Three Part II

07:30 pm

Music Library, Third Floor, Olin Library, 252 Chur

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Oct 8

Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)

11:00 am

World Music Hall

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Solo Dance Performance: Jin Won

02:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 7

Plu: Suhail Yusuf Khan and Henry Hodder with Vishal Nagar

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 6

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

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 5

Graduate Music Colloquium: Garrett FieldRethinking Rga in Free Rhythm: Karnatak lpana and Eloquent Writing

04:30 pm

Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Room 003

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Sep 23

Center for the Arts 50th Birthday Party

02:00 pm

Center for the Arts Green

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Sep 16

DIY Electronic Sound Workshop with Nicolas Collins

10:00 am

The Disengineering Lab, Room 220, Exley Science Ce

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Sep 15

DIY Electronic Sound Workshop with Nicolas Collins

01:00 pm

The Disengineering Lab, Room 220, Exley Science Ce

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Concert by Nic Collins

08:00 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

Sep 14

between systems and grounds: Chapter Three Part I

07:30 pm

Music Library, Third Floor, Olin Library, 252 Chur

For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

May 12

Lecture-Demonstration With Gerry OConnor

02:00 pm

Olin Library

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: World Music Archives

Sound Systems and Chamber Electronics [New Time]

04:30 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

May 10

Chinese Music Ensemble

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Toneburst Laptop and Korean Drumming

08:30 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

May 9

South Indian Music Student Recital

06:00 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

WesWinds Spring Concert

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Wesleyan Organ Studio: Piping Performance

09:30 pm

Memorial Chapel

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

May 8

Ebony Singers Spring Concert

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

May 7

Korean Drumming and Taiko Drumming

04:00 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

African Pop Music and West African Drumming

07:00 pm

Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

May 6

Celebration for Sumarsam's Forthcoming Book

01:00 pm

Smith Reading Room, Olin Library

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department and World Music Archives

Ocean Filibuster

02:00 pm

CFA Theater

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Javanese Gamelan and Dance

07:30 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Ocean Filibuster

08:00 pm

CFA Theater

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

May 5

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

12:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Sponsor: Music Department

Wesleyan Collegium Musicum: Gealdorcha [New Time]

06:00 pm

Memorial Chapel

PLEASE NOTE: Time has changed. For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Ocean Filibuster

08:00 pm

CFA Theater

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University Orchestra

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

May 4

Javanese Gamelan and Dance Beginning Students

06:30 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Ocean Filibuster

08:00 pm

CFA Theater

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Wesleyan Concert Choir

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 30

Senior Recital: Jason Torello [New Time]

08:00 pm

Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 29

Graduate Recital: Langston Lynch

01:00 pm

Patricelli '92 Theater

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Graduate Recital: Langston Lynch

06:00 pm

Patricelli '92 Theater

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Akua Dixon and Quartette Indigo

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 28

Graduate Recital: Langston Lynch

08:00 pm

Patricelli '92 Theater

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 27

Senior Recital: Serina Huang

06:00 pm

Highwaymen Common Room

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Concert by Mallory Elliott [New Location, Date, and Time]

07:30 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 25

Graduate Recital: Parsa Ferdowsi [New Date]

08:00 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 23

Senior Recital: Hudson Christie

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 22

Senior Recital: Lily Zhang

05:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Senior Recital: Batya Kline

07:00 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 21

Senior Recital: Queenie Xie

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Fireside Ocean Jam

08:00 pm

CFA Courtyard

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Theater Department

Apr 20

The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Recital [New Location]

07:30 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

PLEASE NOTE: This event has a new location. For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 17

Bach at Noon

12:10 pm

Highwaymen Common Room

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 16

Senior Recital: Julia Brody-Barre [New Date, Time, and Venue]

03:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

PLEASE NOTE: This event has a new date, time, and venue. For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Graduate Recital: Katarina Mazur

07:30 pm

Memorial Chapel

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 15

Senior Installation: Jalen Lee

11:00 am

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Senior Recital: Lilly Gitlitz

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 14

Senior Recital: Mallory Elliott

08:00 pm

Memorial Chapel

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 8

Senior Recital: Gib Bernath

07:30 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 7

Edo kotobukijishi (Japanese traditional lion dance) demonstration and workshop by Eien Hunter-Ishikawa

04:30 pm

CFA Crowell Concert Hall (CFA B) Crowell Concert Hall

A demonstration and workshop by Eien Hunter-Ishikawa.

Sponsor: Tanakadate, Fumi

Senior Recital: Rocky DAntonio

08:30 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 5

Music Colloquium: Felicia Sandler

04:30 pm

Zoom

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 3

Bach at Noon

12:10 pm

Highwaymen Common Room

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Apr 1

Senior Installation: Max Murgio

08:00 pm

Digital Design Commons 100

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Mar 30

A Concert of Kora/Pipa Duo

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

This event has been canceled. For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Mar 29

Music Colloquium: Anya Shatilova and Manuel J. Perez III

04:30 pm

Zoom

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

SIDEBAND +++ TONEBURST!

08:00 pm

Memorial Chapel

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Sponsor: Music Department

Mar 28

Graduate Recital: Manuel Perez III

08:00 pm

World Music Hall

For more information, visit the CFA website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa .

Sponsor: Music Department

Dec 10

String Noise Performs Works by Graduate Student Composers

08:00 pm

World Music Hall

New York violin duo String Noise, composed of violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, performs works by graduate student composers. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Sponsor: Music Department

Dec 9

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

12:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform works by various composers. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, will present an exciting program of small-group jazz representing a variety of modern jazz traditions and techniques. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Dec 8

John Cage's "Musicircus"

01:45 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Students from the adventurous MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" class present a series of overlapping performances in the seventh rendition of John Cage's Musicircus at Wesleyan since fall 2013. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Beginning Students of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

06:30 pm

World Music Hall

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Javanese Gamelan ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Wesleyan Concert Choir

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Concert Choir, under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina, presents a program featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Wesleyan Organ Studio: Piping Performance

09:30 pm

Memorial Chapel

Students of Artist in Residence and University Organist Alcee Chriss present a recital of organ music. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Dec 7

Chinese Music Ensemble Fall Concert

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyans Chinese Music Ensemble, under the direction of Chia-Yu Joy Lu, presents a fall concert featuring a variety of music derived from traditional and contemporary works. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Dec 6

South Indian Music Student Recital

06:00 pm

World Music Hall

Students of Adjunct Associate Professors B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson will perform their end 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: Center for the Arts

WesWinds Fall Concert

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble (WesWinds) performs under the direction of Salvatore LaRusso. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Dec 5

Steel Pan Fall Concert

06:00 pm

Fayerweather 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: Center for the Arts

Steelband Concert

06:00 pm

Usdan Fayerweather Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Sponsor: Briele Scott

Ebony Singers Winter Concert

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Ebony Singers present an evening of gospel music under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. This joyful, inspiring event is great for the entire family. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Dec 4

Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble and Taiko Drumming Ensemble Fall Concert

04:00 pm

World Music Hall

Beginning and advanced students of the Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Music Jin Hi Kim, play new arrangements of samulnori (percussion quartet) repertoire. Wesleyans Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Fumi Tanakadate. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka, joined by students in West African music and dance classes. *Please note that masks are required for this event. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Dec 3

Music Capstone Concert: Nicholas Parker--Painting in Sound

06:00 pm

Memorial Chapel

Nicholas Parker 23 performs a Music Department capstone concert. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website .

Sponsor: Music Department

Advanced Javanese Gamelan Concert

07:30 pm

World Music Hall

Wesleyan's Javanese Gamelan ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, presents the classical music and dance of Central Java. The concert will include a prelude by the Indonesian Connecticut Community Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Professor Harjito. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Dec 2

Wesleyan University Orchestra

08:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs under the direction of 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: Center for the Arts

Nov 20

Snow Raven - SUOR (OLOX): A Neoshamanic Dance Performance & Discussion

05:00 pm

Downey House

Join us for an evening of Neoshamanic dance and discussion with Snow Raven - SUOR (OLOX), who will carry us away on a dance journey to explore our profound power to heal ourselves through sound through traditional songs of the Shamanic communities, a reindeer breath (arctic throat beatbox), trying the sounds of northern birds and animals, moving around and letting go. This is a unique bridge between traditional knowledge and new technologies. Merging with electronic beats a shamanic throat singing, rhythms of mind-altering states, and vibrations of mouth harp/khomus will slide deep into the cells. This event is free and open to the vaccinated public. Cosponsored by the College of the Environment, Religion Department, Music Department, Russian, East European & Eurasian studies and Indigenous Studies Research Network.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Snow Raven - SUOR (OLOX): A Neoshamanic Dance Performance & Discussion

05:00 pm

Downey House

Join us for an evening of Neoshamanic dance and discussion with Snow Raven - SUOR (OLOX), who will carry us away on a dance journey to explore our profound power to heal ourselves through sound through traditional songs of the Shamanic communities, a reindeer breath (arctic throat beatbox), trying the sounds of northern birds and animals, moving around and letting go. This is a unique bridge between traditional knowledge and new technologies. Merging with electronic beats a shamanic throat singing, rhythms of mind-altering states, and vibrations of mouth harp/khomus will slide deep into the cells. This event is free and open to the vaccinated public. Cosponsored by the College of the Environment, Religion Department, Music Department, Russian, East European & Eurasian studies and Indigenous Studies Research Network.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Snow Raven - SUOR (OLOX): A Neoshamanic Dance Performance & Discussion

05:00 pm

Downey House

Join us for an evening of Neoshamanic dance and discussion with Snow Raven - SUOR (OLOX), who will carry us away on a dance journey to explore our profound power to heal ourselves through sound through traditional songs of the Shamanic communities, a reindeer breath (arctic throat beatbox), trying the sounds of northern birds and animals, moving around and letting go. This is a unique bridge between traditional knowledge and new technologies. Merging with electronic beats a shamanic throat singing, rhythms of mind-altering states, and vibrations of mouth harp/khomus will slide deep into the cells. This event is free and open to the vaccinated public. Cosponsored by the College of the Environment, Religion Department, Music Department, Russian, East European & Eurasian studies and Indigenous Studies Research Network.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Nov 15

Graduate Music Student Concert: Parsa Ferdowski, Katrina Mazur, and Tobias Haus

08:00 pm

World Music Hall

Graduate music students Parsa Ferdowski, Katrina Mazur, and Tobias Haus present a concert. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website .

Sponsor: Music Department

Nov 13

Jeremy Zwelling Memorial Concert featuring Trio Sefardi

03:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents a concert in memory of Jeremy Zwelling, Associate Professor of Religion, Emeritus, who passed away in May 2022 at the age of 81. The concert will feature Trio Sefardi, a Virginia-based ensemble that, since 2010, has performed traditional songs of the Sephardim, the descendants of Jews exiled from Spain in 1492. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Nov 8

Manuel J. Perez III - Contextual Concert

08:00 pm

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

Graduate music student Manuel J. Perez III presents a contextual concert. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Matthusen, Paula

Oct 19

Suzanne Kite Artist Talk: Nonhuman Futures

07:30 pm

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

Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an award winning Oglala Lakh ota performance artist, visual artist, composer and academic whose groundbreaking scholarship and practice explore contemporary Lakota ontology through research-creation, computational media, and performance. In her lecture, Kite will investigate our current and future relationships to nonhumans, especially to technology and artificial intelligence. She asks: How can humanity create a future that includes relations to technology without an ethical/ontological orientation that helps us understand what is worthy of relation and what is not? In order to create relations with any nonhuman entity, the first steps are to acknowledge, understand, and know that the nonhuman are "being" in the first place. Indigenous ontologies already exist to understand forms of "being" which are outside of humanity.

Sponsor: Arbo, Rani M.

Oct 14

Wesleyan University Orchestra

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

In this concert, the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina, will feature Private Lessons Instructors Libby Van Cleve (oboe) and Charlie Suriyakham (clarinet), performing music by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 9

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

03:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

This is the second 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. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 7

Work in Progress with Toshi Reagon: You're Having Too Much Fun So We're Gonna Have to Kill You

08:00 pm

CFA Theater

Get a special first glimpse into the creative process of singer, composer, musician, curator, activist, producer, and storyteller Toshi Reagon as she concludes her year-long artist residency at Wesleyans Center for the Arts developing a new production. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Oct 6

Julie Ribchinsky, cello

07:30 pm

Russell House Russell House All Rooms

Sponsor: Potemkina, Nadya

Oct 4

Sonic Introductions Graduate Student Composers at Wesleyan

08:00 pm

CFA World Music Hall (CFA C) World Music Hall

This concert will feature Wesleyan graduate music students performing previous and current works for different types of ensembles as well as solo performance and spontaneous compositions. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Matthusen, Paula

Oct 1

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of an influential musical lineage. His playing focuses on exploring and expanding the possibilities of the melodic framework for improvisation in North Indian classical music, or raag, often to mind-blowing effect. This concert is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Sep 30

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

07:00 pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Center for the Arts

Sep 28

Virtual Graduate Music Colloquium: Lara Pearson

04:30 pm

Zoom

Dr. Lara Pearson is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics Music Department. This Music Department Colloquium is hosted by Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Assistant Professor of Music and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Saida Daukeyeva as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Sponsor: Music Department

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