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Collegium Musicum concert: Heinrich Isaac—Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I

The CFA invites you to enjoy an exciting evening of Renaissance music:

The Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, performs works by Heinrich Isaac (c.1450-1517), a prolific composer born in the Flemish-speaking Low Countries who achieved international fame and later influenced Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Anton von Webern, and Igor Stravinsky.
Featuring the six-voice “Missa ‘Virgo prudentissima,’” and selections from the monumental “Choralis Constantinus,” among other works.

Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Memorial Chapel

A Conversation with Emily Mann

wescfalogosquareFrom Randi Plake:

Known for her politically edgy and documentary style, director and playwright Emily Mann is currently in her 27th season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Join Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan’s Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater, for a conversation with Ms. Mann, recipient of a Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts; a 2015 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights’ Award; and a 2015 Margo Jones Award, given to a “citizen of the theater who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theater everywhere.”

Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: 7 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

Artful Lunch Series—Sharifa Lookman ’17

A message from Randi Plake in the Office of University Communications:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman ’17 about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy homemade cookies and conversation following the talk.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room, 301 High Street

The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America

bandura_2016_eventCome see this performance:

The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America features 20 musicians who perform traditional Ukrainian songs and accompany themselves on the bandura, a 55-string instrument whose tone is often described as a blend of the piano and the harp.

Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 6PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Why Collaborate?—Why Fukushima? Dance, Photography, History

A cool presentation happening tomorrow:

In this presentation, Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake and Professor of History, East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston will show images from their third visit to Fukushima in August 2016, five years after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns of March 2011. They will discuss how they have collaborated in the conceptualization, execution, curation, and presentation of the resulting images as installations that include both prints and videos. The images at the core of this generative process act not only in capturing the residue of the performances but also as part of the generative process that informs subsequent dimensions of this ongoing project.

The exhibition “A Body in Fukushima” was on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from February through May 2015.

Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
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Derek Gripper is coming to Wesleyan’s CFA

Who??

I had never heard anything about Derek Gripper until I learned that the Center for the Arts was bringing him to campus … and I realized I had been missing out on an innovative — and pretty famous ?! — musician.

Gripper’s music takes inspiration from the kora music of Mali, interpreting ancient African traditional music using his acoustic guitar. And people have taken notice of his unique musical ideas and skills — Gripper has already given a TED talk about his study of great African composers, and after his concert at Wesleyan this Friday, he already has plans to perform at Carnegie Hall and on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” concert series.

Read on after the jump for more on Derek Gripper:

Navaratri Festival—B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

balu_david_eventFrom the Music Department:

Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist Sandhya Anand as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Cost: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat

festivalFrom the Center for the Arts:

Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan’s South Asian Students’ Association.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown

 

Joseph Getter Presents: Indian Music and Dance in the United States

From the CFA:

Ph.D. candidate Joseph Getter presents the historical background of Indian music and dance in the United States, the Wesleyan University World Music Program, and the Navaratri Festival as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall), 287 Washington Terrace, Middletown

“Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes”—Michael S. Roth Interviews Henry Adams

tula-telfair-landscapesFrom the CFA:

Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviews Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and Menakka, and Essel Bailey ’66, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan, about Professor of Art Tula Telfair‘s new book, “Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes.” Ms. Telfair’s hyper-realistic landscape paintings are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Featured essays by Mr. Adams and Mr. Roth explore the technical and aesthetic aspects of Ms. Telfair’s work, her personal history, and the interplay between realism and invention.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program.

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6-7:30 PM
PlaceRing Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
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