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Music Events

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Upcoming Events

Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble
Wesleyan Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Beginning students of Wesleyan's Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim, play new arrangements of samulnori repertoire.
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Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum Spring Concert [TIME CHANGE]
Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum Spring Concert [TIME CHANGE]
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
The Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Pau Rius Valor '20 and supervised by Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, performs a century of music from Tudor England. Featured composers include William Cornysh, John Taverner, Robert Parsons, and William Byrd.
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Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and Javanese Dance
Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and Javanese Dance
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam, presents classical music and dance of Central Java.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble perform as part of the 17th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Thelonious Monk featuring the T.S. Monk Sextet
Celebrating 100 Years of Thelonious Monk featuring the T.S. Monk Sextet
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Bandleader T.S. Monk has "charted his own course as a composer, arranger and melodic drummer" (NPR), and concludes the 17th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend with a performance by his Sextet. The concert opens with members of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard, performing compositions by Thelonious Monk at 7:45pm.
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A Night of Music from China and Taiwan
A Night of Music from China and Taiwan
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's Chinese Music Ensemble performs both traditional and contemporary musical works from China and Taiwan under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Ender Terwilliger.
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South Indian Music Student Recital
South Indian Music Student Recital
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson perform music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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Javanese Gamelan and Dance
Javanese Gamelan and Dance
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the music and dance of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and guest artists. The concert includes a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert [DATE AND TIME CHANGE]
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert [DATE AND TIME CHANGE]
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments.
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Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Taiko drumming classes perform thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
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Senior Recital: Declan Hindman [DATE CHANGED]
Senior Recital: Declan Hindman [DATE CHANGED]
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A senior recital performed by Declan Hindman.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Wesleyan Concert Choir
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Concert Choir and friends, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).

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Wesleyan University Orchestra
Wesleyan University Orchestra
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, features the winners of annual Concerto Competition, and celebrates the legacy of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).
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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music featuring Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. Come to sing, clap, and be encouraged.
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WesWinds Spring Concert
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
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EarthSounds, Autoschediasms, and Tonebursts [DATE CHANGE]
EarthSounds, Autoschediasms, and Tonebursts [DATE CHANGE]
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Wesleyan's new Real-Time Autoschediasms for Electroacoustic Creative Orchestra, and the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, perform the world premiere of new works involving EarthSounds ceramic percussion instruments.
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Annual Organ Romp
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
Wesleyan student organists ("rompers") put on a new show each spring, featuring dancing, costumes for performers and audience alike, and performances of music ranging from rock to schlock, accompanied by multiple ensembles of instruments.
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West African Drumming and Dance
West African Drumming and Dance
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa.
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