Center For the Arts 

All Upcoming Events

Below are all upcoming events. To view the archives of past events, please click here.


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2017

November

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The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs the world premiere of the first three movements of An Appalachian Trail Symphony: New England by composer Keane Southard, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
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Choir Concert
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Concert Choir performs under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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Graduate Recital: Matt Wellins
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall [LOCATION CHANGE]
A graduate music recital by Matt Wellins.
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For the Love of Bach
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan faculty, staff, alumni, guest artists, graduate and undergraduate students, and Middletown community musicians gather to perform J. S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 79 and BWV 82, complete with a unique rendition of his Suite No. 1 for [un]Cello Solo.
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Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble performs under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito.
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December

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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An invigorating performance showcasing the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms.
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Music from East Asia
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Wesleyan's Taiko Drumming Ensembles, Korean Drumming and Creative Music, and the Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble perform a concert of music from East Asia. 
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Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music featuring the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers conducted by Marichal Monts '85.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by Jacques Ibert, Cornelius Gurlitt, Mélanie Bonis, Johannes Brahms, and more

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WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.

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Graduate Composers Concert
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert featuring graduate student composers in the Music Department. 
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John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:15pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the adventurous MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" class present a rendition of John Cage's Musicircus.
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Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble will present an evening of Javanese music, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
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A Screening and Discussion with Amanda Palmer, Michael Pope, and Students from “The Art of Doing”
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Wesleyan students in award-winning Visiting Filmmaker Michael Pope’s studio class “The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen” present their final project, followed by a performance by singer/musician/writer Amanda Palmer ’98, Visiting Artist at Large in the College of Film and the Moving Image.
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Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
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Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
"Introduction to Dance" and other beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including hip hop and Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical).
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2018

February

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Citizen
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Citizen (2016), questioning what it means to belong and what it means to not want to belong.
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Masayo Ishigure: Koto 360°
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto at the age of five in Gifu, Japan, and continues to stretch the limits of the thirteen-stringed instrument.
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Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music in the Connecticut premiere of Ada/Ava (2013).
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April

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Kronos Quartet
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet returns to Wesleyan to perform a wide-ranging program of music from around the world, featuring adventurous string quartets either written for or arranged for the legendary group.
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