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Gaida in Concert

cfa gaidaFrom the CFA:

Syrian vocalist and songwriter Gaida is one of the most “effusive and charming” (Timeout New York) singers on the world-music scene, delivering “entrancing and luscious” performances. With a voice described as “beyond perfect” by The New Yorker, for her Connecticut debut at Wesleyan she will be joined by the outstanding ensemble of pianist George Dulin, Zafer Tawil on oud (stringed instrument), percussionist Tony Devivo, and bassist Jennifer Vincent to perform original fusion compositions and traditional Syrian songs.

“[Gaida’s] plaintive, gauzy vocals effectively disarmed listeners, she improvised incantatory lines as an accomplished jazz vocalist might have done.” — Chicago Tribune

Date: Friday, February 5
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $19 general public; $17 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

powerdove @ memorial chapel

powerdove_coverFrom Ryden Nelson ’16:

Annie Lewandowski will perform a solo show of “music oscillating between gentle madness and mutant avant-garde” (Longuer D’ondes). It sounds like this: https://powerdove.bandcamp.com/

Openers are Plein Air, Pderrijerreo, and Hannah Judd.

facebooj event: https://www.facebook.com/events/870746606375708/

Date: Friday, January 29
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

Onomatopoeia’s Final Concert!


From Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Take a study break and come see the lovely members of Ono perform in our final concert of the semester!! Join us on Sunday, December 13th at 5PM at Community Engagement House (28 Lawn Ave) for some sweet tunes guaranteed to brighten up your finals week. See you there!

Date: Today, December 13
Time: 5:00 -5:45 PM
Place:  Community Engagement House (28 Lawn Ave)

SHOFCO Benefit Concert

shofcoFrom SHOFCO:

Come hear 5 great bands play at Westco Cafe this Saturday and support Shofco Wesleyan at the same time!

SHOFCO is a nonprofit started by two Wesleyan alums that provides support for two tuition free schools for girls in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. It is a grass roots program and provides a network of community driven social services such as a health clinic, a women’s empowerment program and much more!


Devonaire Ortiz & Zach Berkowitz: a short guitar/singer duo

Super Defense: A Syracuse-based lo fi, slacker, indie pop band

Mom: A band named after the person who packs your lunch. Mom has played a lot of concerts recently but still makes time for you kids, because Mom loves nothing more than to make you say “Wow I really like this band”.

Bay Faction: A young, rock trio (drums, bass, guitar/vox) of students from the Berklee School of Music

Swipe Right: “A rock-and-roll band that play sound, exuberant songs about such subjects as sleeping, not being able to sleep, turning the music down, deaf great-grandparents, and 20th-century British modernists.”

Facebook Event

Date: Saturday, November 7
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Suggested donation of $2

“This Is It!” The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce

Neely BruceFrom the CFA:

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the seventh
in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring his
Fourth Piano Sonata; the world premiere of “Memories of Phoolan;”
and “Piano Rock Album,” the composer’s tribute to popular piano
styles (rock, pop, cocktail piano, and ragtime) and the pianists who
have mastered them (including Richard Manuel and Jerry Lee Lewis). And
special guest guitarist Thomas Schuttenhelm will perform the world
premiere of Mr. Bruce’s “The Sacred Guitar”—seven improvisations
on selected tunes from “The Sacred Harp.”

Date: Sunday, November 1
Time: 3-4 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Recital: South Indian Voice and Solkattu

An exciting invitation from the CFA:

Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson will perform their annual recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India. Performances will feature vocal and instrumental music, percussion, and solkattu (spoken rhythm).

Date: Tuesday, May 5th – tonight!
Time: 7:00pm
Place: World Music Hall

WesWinds Spring Concert

The CFA invites you to tonight’s WesWinds concert:

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion, including music by Timothy Mahr, Percy Grainger, Karl King, Samuel Hazo, and Eli Fieldsteel.

Date: Tuesday, may 5th – tonight!
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Ebony Singers Spring Concert

The CFA invites you to tonight’s Ebony Singers concert:

An evening of great gospel music by Wesleyan’s Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts ’85 will sooth your soul and lift your spirits.

Date: Monday, May 4th – tonight!
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $5

Ono’s Final Concert!

A special invitation from Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Come see Ono perform in their final concert of the year! We’ll be singing lots of new songs as well as a few old favorites.

Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Place: Olin Lobby