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For the Love of Bach!

An announcement passed along from the post-grad ghost of kitab, a short and sweet concert for your listening pleasure:

Please join us for a splendid evening of Bach on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Memorial Chapel located on 221 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, AD HOC BACH Choir and Orchestra present:

J. S. Bach, Cantata “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82
William Doreza, bass

J.S. Bach, Cantata “Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild,” BWV 79
Anna Apostolidis, soprano
Carli Poisson, alto
William Doreza, bass

J. S. Bach, Suite No. 1 for [non]Cello Solo, BWV 1007
Libby van Cleve, oboe
Nadya Potemkina, viola
Alex Waterman, cello

Date: Thursday, November 30
Time: 7pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!

Javanese Gamelan


From The CFA

A magnificent orchestra of bronze gongs, xylophones, drums, strings, and voices, the gamelan accompanies feasts, ceremonies, and dances. The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito and University Professor of Music Sumarsam, presents classical music of central Java.

Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 7:00PM
Place: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown


Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir

Nadya_Potemkina_Wesleyan_University_OrchestraFrom the CFA:

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir present a selection of popular holiday classics under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Date: Saturday, December 5
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Senior Recital – Jacob Masters

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to a senior music recital by Jacob Masters ’15, “Exploring F#.”

An original composition for full orchestra, Masters’ “Exploring F#” uses a series of musical vignettes to adventure through diverse key areas, ideas, and moods. These explorations are unified by the pitch F#, which plays different roles in different sections of the music but remains important throughout.

Date: Thursday, April 9th
Time: 9:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

Wesleyan Orchestra and Choir Concert

You’re invited to join in an evening of holiday tunes with Wesleyan’s Orchestra and Choir! CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield writes in:

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir present symphonic repertoire under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Click here to read more about this concert on the CFA blog.

Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)

Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Concert

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The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform exciting programs of classic jazz compositions at the opening event of the 13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Date: Friday, April 25th
Time: 8-9pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE!

Senior Recital: Richard Choe

You’re invited to a senior music recital by the amazing Richard Choe ’14! Come hear the premiere of Richard’s Symphonic Rhapsody, performed by a full symphony orchestra of friends and musicians from Wesleyan and the Middletown community.

Date: Sunday, April 6
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
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Wesleyan University Orchestra Fall Concert


Can you hear those violins yet? From Harim Jung ’16: 

Join the Wesleyan University Orchestra in our first concert of the 2013-2014 season! This will be our first concert under the leadership of Wesleyan’s new conductor and professor, Nadya Potemkina.

We are very excited to present our amazing program that features the following works:

  • Overture from Don Giovanni – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 – Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Come and enjoy these beautiful works as we begin a new chapter for the Wesleyan Orchestra. The concert is FREE!!!

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free

Orchestra Spring Concert: Beethoven’s 7th


Harim Jung ’16 cordially invites you to enrich your life with orchestral music:

Come watch the Wesleyan University Orchestra’s comeback concert as it
performs chamber and symphonic works of great Baroque, Classical and
Romantic composers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The program will include:
Händel’s Water Music in D (Noah Horn, Harpsichord)
Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture from Fingalshöhle
Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony in A Major

Directed by Noah Horn of Yale University

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free