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On Thursday, Match 2, 2017 T.S. Monk was joined by Theo Hill on piano, Willie Williams on tenor saxophone, Randall Haywood on trumpet, April May Webb on vocals, Patience Higgins on alto saxophone and flute, and Christopher Berger on bass to perform a concert celebrating 100 years of his father, pianist Thelonious Monk. Photos by […]

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at a panel led by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, Chair and Professor of East Asian Studies, and Professor of Government and Environmental Studies Mary Alice Haddad, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Government Joan Cho, University of Connecticut Professor of History Alexis Dudden, and invited […]

Spring Photos: One Sky Concert

On Monday, April 16, 2018 the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina performed the world premiere of Guggenheim Fellow composer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim’s One Sky II (2018). The concert was opened by Wesleyan’s Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble and cross-cultural […]

Spring Photos: Kronos Quartet

On Sunday, April 15, 2018 The GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet returned 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, including the world premiere of Jacob Garchik’s arrangement of the John Coltrane tune “Alabama.” Photos by Sandy Aldieri […]

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 a rare performance by Michiyoshi Sato outside of Japan took place at Wesleyan University’s World Music Hall. He is one of Japan’s leading practitioners of tsugaru-jamisen, an improvisatory musical style performed on a Japanese three-stringed spike lute called a shamisen. Mr. Sato is known for a cutting-edge performance style that […]

Spring Photos: Robert Ashley’s Crash

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 a new generation of artists performed Crash (2014), featuring vocalists Gelsey Bell, Brian McCorkle, Paul Pinto, Dave Ruder ’05, and Aliza Simons ’09 from the music collective Varispeed, as well as Amirtha Kidambi. The six singers rotated through the three characters of the opera, with sound by Music Director Tom […]

On Friday, March 2, 2018 Baritone Thomas Buckner, a longtime Robert Ashley collaborator, performed works written for him, including The Producer Speaks featuring John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce on piano, Tract, and The Mystery of the River arranged by Tom Hamilton; plus Litany, a new work written for this celebration by Alvin […]

On Friday, February 23, 2018 Performance collective Manual Cinema created live film on stage, combining cinematic techniques, theatricality, handmade shadow puppetry, innovative sound, and live music. The Connecticut premiere of Ada/Ava (2013) used a story of the fantastic and supernatural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other. Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian […]

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 The discussion, “Resistance and Civic Action in Ukraine,” took place, followed by a ticketed concert featuring the premiere performance of “This Side of the Curtain.” Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

On Friday, February 16, 2018 A musical dialogue between the east and west, Koto 360° featured traditional Japanese instruments alongside classical guitar, tap dancing, and percussion. This concert included contemporary compositions by Hikaru Sawai, John Neptune, and a New England premiere by Celil Refik Kaya. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view […]

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