WSO À la carte: Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

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From Harim Jung ’16:

FREE Orchestra Concert!!!

Come sample a fine selection of delicious orchestral masterpieces, brought to you by exemplary talented musicians of the Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra. An interactive concert program/menu will allow audience members to select the main course – a movement from one composition – that they would like to hear in its entirety in the Spring. Build your own symphonic experience!

This will be Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the academic year and will feature symphonic works by Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and David Berhman. Concert will be free and in Crowell Concert Hall of the CFA on Saturday, October 25th at 8:00 PM!

Date: Sat, Oct 25
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Oktoberfest

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From Toys Koomplee ’17:

Don’t have enough pumpkins after pumpkin festival? Wanna learn more about German cultures and everyday science while listening to a live, angelic performance from the awesome ‘Slavei’? Then come and celebrate one of the most well-known festivals in Germany, OKTOBERFEST!! There’ll be lots of awesome german music and FOOD. Be prepared to learn some german songs and have fun!!. Brought to you by German Hausand Science Hall.

Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 4:00PM
Place: German Haus’ backyard (65 Lawn Ave.)

Desperate Measures Presents: Orange is the New Blake

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From Ariel Lesnick ’15:

Celebrate the lovely orange flavor of Halloween and pumpkin-spice beverages with Desperate Measures’ first full show of the year, featuring Blake Pritchard ’18, our newest and shiniest member! We will perform a variety of improvisational sketch “games” as seen on shows like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and “No, Seriously, Whose Line of Cocaine is That On My Couch?” that should quench the most sophisticated of laugh palates.  Join us.

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Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Nics Lounge

Daniel Fishkin—Transcriptions

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From Andrew Chatfield and the CFA Staff:

“Daniel Fishkin is an artist with the kind of tenacity that is mostly reserved for politicians and mountain climbers.”
—Flavorwire

Graduate music student Daniel Fishkin presents a diverse program of American avant-garde composition and the experimental canon, filtered through and radically reinterpreted by invented instruments. Daxophone (played by drawing a bow over a thin piece of wood), 20 foot piano strings, and oscilloscopes (electronic test instruments) combine to create new timbral real estate for iconic pieces.

Date: Tuesday, October 28th
Time: 9PM-11PM
Place: World Music Hall

Film Series: Guardians of the Galaxy… IN 3D

2014. USA. Dir: James Gunn. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. 121 min.

 

In Marvel’s most madcap movie to date, that guy from Parks and Rec, that blue girl from Avatar (now green), two-time Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper (as a raccoon), and Vin Diesel (as the plant he was born to play) team up against impossible odds to…well…guard the galaxy.

***Our first 3-D presentation ever!*** 

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

A Symphony Á La Carte

From Andrew Chatfield:

Sample some of the greatest treasures of orchestral literature as the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, showcases a selection of movements from several large-scale symphonic works, and presents an opportunity for the audience vote on which composition they would like to hear in its entirety in the spring. Become a part of the repertoire decision-making process!

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Fall Faculty Dance Concert—“To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet”

From Andrew Chatfield:

In response to recent political changes in Crimea, the premiere performance of “To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet,” by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, explores issues of historical memory, home, and cultural narrative as they relate to the history of Tatars, native Muslim inhabitants of Crimea, and their complex relationships with Ukraine and Russia. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: $8 general public; $8 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Yiddish Dance Extravaganza

From Andrew Chatfield:

An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan’s klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub. Co-sponsored by the Music Department and the Jewish and Israel Studies Program.

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: The Bayit