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2018
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2018

February

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Guided Exhibition Tours: A New Subjectivity
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000 by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XIV
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fourteenth in a series of sixteen CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Lecture by Jesse LeCavalier: Landscapes of Fulfillment
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A lecture by Jesse LeCavalier (LECAVALIER R +D). He is a designer, writer, and educator whose work explores the architectural and urban implications of contemporary logistics.
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Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho [TIMES UPDATED]
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
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March

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Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

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Facing Disasters: Disturbing the Human-Environment Relationship
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavilion, 221 High Street, Middletown

In this multi-disciplinary event, College of the Environment Fellows, Wesleyan University students and alumni present commissioned works including dance, music, and paintings.
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Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho [TIMES UPDATED]
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
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Tom Buckner sings Robert Ashley
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Baritone Tom Buckner performs a series of works for voice by Robert Ashley.

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Robert Ashley's Life and Work
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Russell House

Kyle Gann, Tom Hamilton, Mimi Johnson, David Behrman, and Alvin Lucier, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, Emeritus, present talks about Robert Ashley's life and work.

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Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

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Guided Exhibition Tours: A New Subjectivity
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Take a closer look at A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000 by joining a 45-minute tour, led by Wesleyan University gallery guides.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra: Children's Concert and Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An hour-long dinosaur-themed performance by the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, is followed by a multi-station musical instrument petting zoo.
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Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
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Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

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Robert Ashley's Crash
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A new generation of artists perform Robert Ashley's haunting masterpiece.
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Toneburst Sampler Concert
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Wesleyan's Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble presents new works and works in progress for live electronics.
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Japan Twang: An Evening with Shamisen Player Michiyoshi Sato
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

In his Connecticut debut, Michiyoshi Sato gives a rare performance outside of Japan.

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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition [TIME CHANGE]
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
This event is sponsored by the Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council, and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries. Led by noted collector and Wesleyan's Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek and Professor of Classical Studies Andrew Szegedy-Maszak.
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Graduate Recital: Jordan Dykstra
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A graduate recital by Jordan Dykstra.
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Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Lêna Bùi  - Proliferation
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with artist Lêna Bùi '07 for Proliferation.
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Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement [CANCELED]
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
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Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement [CANCELED]
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
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April

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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception - Week One
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Dance Department Celebrates Susan Lourie: 40 Years of Excellence in Teaching at Wesleyan
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater
The Dance Department honors Susan Lourie's 40 years of teaching at Wesleyan with a tribute performance.
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Senior Recital: Jeremy Freeman and AJ Girard [VENUE CHANGE]
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior recital performed by Jeremy Freeman and AJ Girard.
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Noah Baerman
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Director of the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble since 2007, pianist Noah Baerman performs.
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Senior Recital: Benjamin Klausner [DATE CHANGE]
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital performed by Benjamin Klausner.
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Graduate Recital: David Scanlon
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
A graduate recital by David Scanlon.
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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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WesFest Concert I: Choir, Organ, Chamber, and Laptop Ensembles
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A concert featuring short performances on the University organ, Wesleyan's Concert Choir, the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, and other chamber ensembles.
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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition.
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WesFest Concert II—Gamelan, Korean, and Taiko Drumming Ensembles
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
A concert featuring multiple short performances by Wesleyan's Javanese GamelanKorean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, and Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
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Senior Recital: Josh Davidoff
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
A senior recital by Josh Davidoff.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
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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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One Sky Concert
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra performs the world premiere of Guggenheim Fellow composer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim's One Sky II (2018).
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Music Department Colloquium: One Sky Film Screening and Panel Discussion [VENUE CHANGE]
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 4:30pm
Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown
A panel discussion about the current political conflict and U.S. and North Korean policy, as well as South Korean urban culture; followed by a film screening of a documentary about the two Koreas.
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Artful Lunch Series: Elijah Huge
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
A presentation by Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies Elijah Huge about his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

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Senior Recital: Declan Hindman
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A senior recital performed by Declan Hindman.
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Senior Recital: Isabelle Csete
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A senior recital performed by Isabelle Csete.
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Senior Recital: Johnnie Gilmore
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital performed by Johnnie Gilmore.
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Thesis Theater Production: (at)tend
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 12:00pm
Conceived and performed by Katherine Paterson '18, the work-in-process (at)tend culminates in a site-specific installation/performance and harvest day on Earth Day.
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Senior Recital: Connor Bennion
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A senior recital performed by Connor Bennion.
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Songs by Schubert, Ives, and Bruce
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their talks.
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Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

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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
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm
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 music of the English and Spanish Golden Age.
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Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble
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 of Central Java.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Real-Time Autoschediasms for Electroacoustic Creative Orchestra
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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.
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Spring Dance Concert
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street [VENUE CHANGE]

Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies.

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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. 
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Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street [VENUE CHANGE]

Student dance choreographers present new works created after a full year of dance composition studies.

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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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May

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Wesleyan University Steelband Concert
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
The Wesleyan University Steelband presents a selection of music from popular, classical, and folk traditions in Trinidad.
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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
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. The concert includes a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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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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Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
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Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
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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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Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
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Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
"Introduction to Dance" and beginning dance students perform works of various styles including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical), jazz, and hip hop.
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Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
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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
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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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 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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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]
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
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
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa.
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Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2018's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.
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