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All Upcoming Events

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2016

December

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Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00pm
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Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
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Ensemble Pamplemousse presents New Music from Wesleyan (DATE, TIME, VENUE, AND TITLE CHANGED)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Featuring works by graduate music students Tomek Arnold, Jordan Dykstra, Warren Enström, Omar Fraire, Aurora Nealand, Dave Scanlon, and Matt Wellins performed by the composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse.
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2017

January

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Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Starts
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00am
World Music Hall
Have your child learn the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, for only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. Open to ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary.
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Hidden Volumes
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9:00pm
Olin Library
An eclectic performance by Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen and Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron.
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Jess Best
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A soul and jazz performance by singer-songwriter Jess Best '14.
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Clarissa Tossin Reception: Stereoscopic Vision
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Opening reception for Clarissa Tossin's first solo exhibition in the Northeast, Stereotopic Vision.

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February

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Opening: The Old Northern Capital--Beijing
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with Curator Lucia Wang about this new exhibit featuring hand-tinted color lantern slides.
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Senior Recital: Liam Tran
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior music recital by Liam Tran.
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Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Russell House
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
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Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Russell House
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
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Senior Recital: Hanhee Song
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital by Hanhee SongStir-Fried Rice.
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Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Russell House
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Wednesday, February 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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Graduate Recital: Wan Yeung
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Dream of Wesleyan, a graduate recital by Wan Yeung.
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Sergio Pallottelli
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A performance by soloist and chamber musician, Sergio Pallottelli, accompanied by Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher William Braun on piano.
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Opening Reception: Changing Visions
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:00pm
Davidson Art Center

Changing Visions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs During the Weimar Republic and After. Opening reception and conversation with Curator Clare Rogan.

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textsandbeheadings/ElizabethR by Karin Coonrod
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Four actresses from the theater collective Compagnia de’ Colombari offer a fractured portrait of the queen in the New England premiere of texts&beheadings/ElizabethR (2015)

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XI
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
World premiere of This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XI, performed by the composer.
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Barbara Held
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A performance by flutist, composer, and sound artist, Barbara Held.
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Artful Lunch Series: Sharifa Lookman '17
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman '17. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.
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duo :: duo
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Kata Kovács and Tom O'Doherty and Visiting Instructor in Dance Abigail Levine and Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen come together for a collaborative performance.
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Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Pianist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams performs with his Quintet.
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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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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 return 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
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:00pm
World Music Hall
Listening in Reverse is a two-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
A concert by the Listening in Reverse Conference.
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Listening in Reverse Concert
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert by the Listening in Reverse Conference.
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Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 12:00am
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
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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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Rachel Rosenman: The Music of Mel Bonis
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Building
A senior music recital by Rachel RosenmanThe Music of Mel Bonis.
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Pamela Z: Correspondence
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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A Conversation with Emily Mann
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Director and playwright Emily Mann will visit Wesleyan for a conversation facilitated by Quiara Alegria 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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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 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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Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic.
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00am
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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Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00am
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: Cassie Willson
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
A senior recital by Cassie WillsonCassie Willson's Senior Thesis.
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Senior Recital: Connor Bennion
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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Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space: Thesis Theater Production by May Treuhaft-Ali
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00am
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
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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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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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Senior Recital: Anna Yin
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:00am
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Anna Yin, Anna Yin's Senior Project.
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Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space: Thesis Theater Production by May Treuhaft-Ali
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:00am
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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Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space: Thesis Theater Production by May Treuhaft-Ali
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:00am
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
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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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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.
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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 Chanin in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Islands
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:00am
CFA Theater
Directed by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins.
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Islands
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00am
CFA Theater
Directed by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins.
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Islands
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:00am
CFA Theater
Directed by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins.
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Islands
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:00am
CFA Theater
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
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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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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