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Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan was joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam, violinist Sandhya Anand, and Karthik Venkataraman on kanjira as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan on Friday, October 28, 2016 on Crowell Concert Hall. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. […]

On Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Crowell Concert Hall, banjo and vocal duo (and husband and wife) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn performed original music as well as Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber music, and blues. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

On Friday, September 2, 2016, drummers and dancers representing several cultures led the incoming Class of 2020 in a once-in-a-lifetime performance on Foss Hill as students embodied dances from different world cultures during the “Common Moment” of New Student Orientation. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions […]

The Second annual Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter festival featuring live music, visual art installations, children’s activities, environmental education exhibits, food trucks, and a craft fair was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Middletown’s Harbor Park. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography and […]

An All-Night Highlife Dance Party featuring the Abraham Adzenyah Tribute Band was held in celebration of master drummer Abraham Adzenyah, Adjunct Professor of Music, Retired on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Fayerweather Beckham Hall. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

Vibraphonist, composer, and Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76 presented music from his new recording Harlem Hieroglyphs in celebration of 40 years since his Wesleyan senior recital on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the  Crowell Concert Hall. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

Collegium Musicum presented a program of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music history on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Memorial Chapel. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

The Spring Faculty Dance Concert Storied Places was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the CFA Theater. Storied Places featured dance and spoken word by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Dante Brown ’09, Sydnie Liggett, Kellie Lynch, Rick Manayan ’17, and Annie Wang; and live music by the Jay Hoggard Harlem Hieroglyphs Ensemble including […]

The Shanghai Quartet—violinists Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violist Honggang Li, and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras—returned to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa (Chinese lute) virtuosa Wu Man to perform “A Night in Ancient and New China,” featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95; traditional folk songs; and the Connecticut premiere of […]

Dear Friends of the Center for the Arts, It is astonishing to me that Friday April 1 is my last day at Wesleyan University, after nearly seventeen years. I wanted to send you a note to thank you for being patrons of the Center for the Arts. There is simply no way we can ever […]

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