Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley
Theater After Wesleyan
Dorrance Dance
The Combat Paper Project
Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
Alarmél Valli
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Fall Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VII
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Brooklyn Rider
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug: OQ
Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China

Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton performs with his Trio featuring bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Herlin Riley.

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Theater After Wesleyan

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall

Four Wesleyan Theater Department alumni--producer Roberta Pereira '03 (The Opponent, Mothers and Sons), director Michael Rau '05 (Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Wolf 359), playwright MJ Kaufman '08, and scenic and properties designer Emmie Finckel '14 (Communications Associate at David Korins Design)--talk about their work and careers in theater after Wesleyan.

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Dorrance Dance

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)

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The Combat Paper Project

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 4:15pm
Usdan University Center, Room 108

Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the Combat Paper Project Drew Cameron will discuss the history of his transformational art-making project.

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Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Mr. Joy, a tour de force solo show by award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer Daniel Beaty, explores a Harlem community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again.

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Alarmél Valli

Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Internationally acclaimed Indian dancer and choreographer Alarmél Valli turns the traditional Bharatanatyam style into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry in her Connecticut debut.

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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Violinist Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill perform adventurous interpretations of traditional Irish tunes with irresistible rhythm.

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Fall Faculty Dance Concert: Shake

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

World premiere of the duet Shake, the first work co-choreographed by Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Assistant Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia.

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VII

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce performs the world premiere of Memories of Phoolan; and guitarist Thomas Schuttenhelm performs the world premiere of Mr. Bruce’s The Sacred Guitar

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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in this Connecticut premiere by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.

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Brooklyn Rider

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), groundbreaking string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs works by Franz Schubert, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, and a U.S. premiere by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen

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West African Drumming and Dance Concert

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students after 45 years at Wesleyan.

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Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug: OQ

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug performs the New England premiere of OQ, a stunning work performed by a "stellar cast" (The New York Times) inspired by Japanese renga—a collaboratively-written form of linked poetry.

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Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Shanghai Quartet returns to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa virtuosa Wu Man performing A Night in Ancient and New China, plus Beethoven's String Quartet No.11.

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Opening Reception: Memory and Harbinger Exhibition by Kathi Packer
Opening Reception: Memory and Harbinger Exhibition by Kathi Packer
Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00pm
Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
Opening reception for exhibition of paintings by Kathi Packer of wildlife that she photographed while in Africa.
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The Mash
The Mash
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 2:00pm
Olin Library, North College, Center for the Arts, Foss Hill
Inspired by Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, this fourth annual festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene.
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Bach to School
Bach to School
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht’s sixth annual concert features a works by Bach, Franck, Widor, and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.
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Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00am
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Tour the Columbia University exhibition Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions with curator Robert Fucci ’92, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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