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On Sunday, February 11, 2018 The West End String Quartet featured Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola, plus the group’s new violinist Marianne Vogel. The quartet was joined by clarinetist Charles Yassky and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music and pianist Neely Bruce who […]

On Saturday, December 9, 2017 Wesleyan students in award-winning Visiting Filmmaker Michael Pope’s filmmaking class “The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen” presented their final project, followed by a brief performance by singer/musician/writer Amanda Palmer ’98, Visiting Artist at Large in the College of Film and the Moving Image. Photos by […]

On Friday, December 8, 2017 the Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard, the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, and the new Real-Time Autoschediasms, directed by Tyshawn Sorey, performed an end-of-the-semester concert. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Fall Photos: Javanese Gamelan

On Thursday, December 7, 2017 beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble presented an evening of Javanese music, performing a selection of repertoire for celebratory events, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Getter. Consisting mostly of gong- and metallophone-type instruments, the gamelan is an essential accompaniment to […]

On Monday, December 4, 2017 an evening of great gospel music featured the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers conducted by Marichal Monts ’85 at the Crowell Concert Hall. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Fall Photos: Choir Concert

On Sunday, November 19, 2017 the Wesleyan Concert Choir, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presented a concert featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

On Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Crowell Concert Hall, members of Roomful of Teeth led a short workshop on belting that included the technique (what it is and what it’s not) and how to do it healthily. They also led participants in some belting exercises, including supportive feedback and coaching. Photos by Sandy Aldieri […]

Fall Photos: Roomful of Teeth

On Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Crowell Concert Hall, the GRAMMY Award-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth performed “Dumas’ Riposte” by Toby Twining MA ’06, Caroline Shaw’s “Partita for Eight Voices,” William Brittelle’s “High Done No Why To,” Judd Greenstein’s “Run Away,” Caleb Burhans’ “Beneath,” and Merrill Garbus’ “Quizassa” with the Wesleyan Concert Choir. […]

On Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Crowell Concert Hall, a post-concert conversation with jazz singer Somi, moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance Studies Katie Brewer Ball took place. Somi is highly regarded as both a scholar and artist. She discussed her work in Performance Studies, her Dreaming Zenzile piece, and The Lagos Music […]

Fall Photos: Ashcan Orchestra

On Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Russell House, Brooklyn’s Ashcan Orchestra, the voice of composer/tinkerer/packrat P. Spadine, a revolving performance ensemble, made their Connecticut debut with a collection of works for handbells, water glasses, musical saw, slide whistle organ, automated carillon, violin, toy piano, harp, percussion, and voice. Interspersed with the ensemble pieces was […]

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