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2017
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2017

February

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Graduate Recital: Warren Enstrom
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
A graduate music recital by Warren Enstromremnant // residue.
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Charlie Suriyakham: Clarinet Passion
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Private Lessons Teacher Charlie Suriyakham and friends present a diverse and energetic operatic program.
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Sonatas and Interludes
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Pianist Amy Williams performs John Cage's "Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano."
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March

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Artful Lunch Series: Rhea Higgins
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Rhea Higgins. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.
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Urban Bush Women: Walking with ’Trane
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Urban Bush Women returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Walking with ’Trane (2015), inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of John Coltrane.
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Listening in Reverse (TIME AND DATES CHANGED)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00pm
World Music Hall
Listening in Reverse is a one-day conference focused on influences--forgotten, hidden, suppressed, or just not considered--and featuring concerts, talks, presentations, and other interventions starting at Noon on Saturday.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra: Children's Concert and Musical Petting Zoo
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children's concert by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina followed by a multi-station instrument petting zoo.
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Listening in Reverse Concert
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
An evening concert as part of the Listening in Reverse conference.
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Barbara Held (DATE AND TIME CHANGED)
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance by flutist, composer, and sound artist, Barbara Held.
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Listening in Reverse II Concert (CANCELED)
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Listening in Reverse events will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
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Toneburst Sampler
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
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Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
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Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
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Pamela Z: Correspondence, a work in progress
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
An immersive ensemble performance by composer/performer Pamela Z.
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Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
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Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Sponsored by the Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council, and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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A Conversation with Emily Mann
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Director and playwright Emily Mann in conversation with Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan's Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater.
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Opening: Converging to a Center
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00pm
Davidson Art Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak and Curator Clare Rogan about Converging to a Center exhibit.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Tempesta di Mare: A Tale of Two Italian Cities
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Members of Philadelphia’s Tempesta di Mare perform baroque chamber music from Venice and Naples on period instruments during the Connecticut premiere of A Tale of Two Italian Cities.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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April

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Senior Recital: Miles McLeod
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior music recital by Miles McLeod, Of Distortion and Transformation.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Senior Recital: Liam Tran
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Liam Tran.
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Graduate Recital: Omar Guzman
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:00am
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A graduate music recital by Omar Guzman, “Articulations of Power.”
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 1
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Kai Blatt, Hadley Feingold, Tessa Houstoun, Max Levine, and Zander Porter in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Senior Recital: Rachel Rosenman (DATE AND TIME CHANGED)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:30pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Building, 300 High Street, Middletown
A senior music recital by Rachel RosenmanThe Music of Mel Bonis.
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Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic.
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
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Senior Recital: Adam Rochelle and Max Luton
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Adam Rochelle and Max Luton, POP IS 4 THE KIDZ.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00am
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
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Senior Recital: Cassie Willson
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
A senior recital by Cassie Willson, “I Wasn’t There.” 
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Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
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Senior Recital: Connor Bennion (CANCELED)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital by Connor Bennion, Connor Bennion Senior Recital.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 2
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Maria Ma, Sarah Prickett, Silas Newman, Lydia Tonkonow, and Cameron Arkin in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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WesFest Concert I: Riffs, Rhythms, and Remembrance--A Choral and Orchestral Celebration
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A concert by the Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, the Wesleyan University Orchestra, and the Concert Choir.
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Artful Lunch Series: Esther Rodriguez Camara
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Romance Languages and Literatures graduate student Esther Rodriguez Camara talks about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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WesFest Concert II: Cyclical Unity-- A Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
A one-hour concert involving various Music Department ensembles.
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Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
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Senior Recital: David Peck
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A senior recital by David PeckA Storyboard.
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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.
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Senior Recital: Anna Yin
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Anna Yin, Anna Yin's Senior Project.
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Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8:00pm
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
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Senior Recital: Jackson Anthony
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A Senior Recital by Jackson Anthony, a film screening of Aide--Memoire.
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Senior Recital: Isaac Butler-Brown
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital by Isaac Butler-BrownPoetry's Music, Music's Poetry: Inseparable Difference.
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Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:00pm
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
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Graduate Recital: Tomek Arnold
Monday, April 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
A graduate music recital by Tomek Arnold.
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Senior Recital: Daniel Esposito
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Daniel Esposito, Dan's Classical Guitar Recital.
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Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir: Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Collegium Musicum presents a program of seasonal music spanning four centuries.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 3
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dylan Beckman, Harrison Carter, Elinor Case-Pethica, Caren Ye, and Katilin Chan in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Islands (DATES CHANGED)
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins.
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Islands (DATES CHANGED)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins.
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Islands (DATES CHANGED)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00pm
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Directed by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins.
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Senior Recital: William King
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by William KingPolymodal Inventions.
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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music by Wesleyan’s Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts ’85 will sooth your soul and lift your spirits.
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Between Charms: Piano Recital by Yvonne Troxler
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00pm
The Russell House
A performance by Yvonne Troxler of the Glass Farm Ensemble.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 4
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Lucia Salwen, Lily Homer, Sonya Torres, Alison Lam, and Haenah Kwon in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
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Advanced Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles present an exciting evening of classic and contemporary jazz repertoire.
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Spring Dance Concert
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Connecticut Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00am
Crowell Concert Hall and World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Music Department hosts the annual meeting of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society, featuring an exploration of the world of percussion with Wesleyan ensembles.
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Eli Fountain's Percussion Discussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Acclaimed percussionist and composer Eli Fountain presents an evening of music.
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Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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May

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A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine Silent Sounds.
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South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyanand David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert by beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
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Heinrich Isaac: Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, performs works by Heinrich Isaac.
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Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Taiko Ensembles
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A performance by the Taiko Drumming Ensemble and Korean Drumming Ensemble perform.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Shake features choreography and direction by Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra Concert
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra will preform under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
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The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Shake features choreography and direction by Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia.
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Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A performance by beginning dance students.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, the Wesleyan Concert Choir presents music from classical and modern choral repertoire.
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Wesleyan Chinese Ensemble Spring Concert
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 9, 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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Toneburst Electroextravaganza
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Toneburst Electroextravaganza features premieres of works written by the ensemble members as well as recent works by Linda Buckley, Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, and Jeff Snyder.
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Composing, Performing, and Listening
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance of new compositions by music students under the direction onf Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila.
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Annual Organ Romp
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Wesleyan organists and their friends get together for an evening of musical jokes and old and new music.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)
An invigorating performance filled with rhythms of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka joined by his students and guest artists and drummers.
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Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2017's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.
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