Events

Apr 22

Not Just Good : Senior Recital Connor Bennion

03:00 pm

An hour of small-ensemble a cappella music directed by Connor Bennion '18, featuring current students and alumni. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Oravec, Hanna G.

Songs by Schubert, Ives and Bruce

07:00 pm

A concert featuring songs by Franz Schubert and Charles Ives, and the song cycle Whitman Fragments by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Bruce, Neely

Apr 25

Korean Drumming & Creative Music

07:00 pm

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. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Kim, Jin Hi

Apr 26

Collegium Musicum

07:00 pm

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.For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Molokwu, Ariana

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble & Dance

08:00 pm

A magnificent orchestra of bronze gongs, xylophones, drums, strings, and voices, the gamelan accompanies feasts, ceremonies, and dances. 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, featuring master dancer/visiting scholar Pamardi Tjiptopradonggo , retired dance instructor Urip Sri Maeny , and PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology Maho Ishiguro .

Sponsor: Yong, Christine

Apr 27

Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Real-Time Autoschediasms for Electroacoustic Creative Orchestra

08:00 pm

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and the new Real-Time Autoschediasms for Electroacoustic Creative Orchestra perform as part of the 17th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music

Apr 28

Celebrating 100 Years of Thelonious Monk featuring the T.S. Monk Sextet

08:00 pm

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. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Music Department

May 2

South Indian Music and Voice

07:00 pm

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. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Balasubrahmaniyan, B.

May 3

Javanese Gamelan & Dance

07:00 pm

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and the beginning students of Wesleyan Javanese Dance . The concert includes a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble and a contemporary dance composed and perform by a master dancer/visiting scholar Pamardi Tjiptopradonggo , with musical accompaniment by students of Music and Theater of Indonesia.

Sponsor: Yong, Christine

Chamber Music Concert

08:00 pm

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by various composers on a variety of instruments. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Biatowas, John E.

May 4

Wesleyan Taiko Concert

08:00 pm

Taiko drumming classes perform thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Sponsor: Merjan, Barbara

May 11

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

03:00 pm

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Artists in Residence choreographer Iddi Saaka and master drummer John Dankwa joined by students in West African Dance classes. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355. Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall.

Sponsor: Saaka, Iddrisu