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Sixth annual “Bach to School” Organ Concert

organOur first of many events from the Center for the Arts:

Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht’s sixth annual concert features a works by Bach, Franck, Widor, and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.

Date: Friday, Sept. 11
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel (221 High St.)

Annual Organ Romp

The CFA invites you to an exciting evening of organ music:

The annual Organ Romp features wacky and wild programming: silly music, unlikely music to be played on the organ, new music, guest artists, and a themed costume suggestion—watch for the poster—come join the fun!

Date: Thursday, May 7th – tonight!
Time: 10:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

L’Orgue: Dialogue with the French Modernists

Looking for a good time? Ashlin Aronin ’13 calls on us to organize:


A famous Frenchman once said, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (this is not a pipe organ). Boy, was he wrong!

But don’t take my word for it. Find out for yourself at Ashlin Aronin’s senior recital this Wednesday, March 6 at 8pm in the Memorial Chapel.

The program includes organ works by 20th-century French master Olivier Messiaen, an organ transcription of a piano sonata by his teacher Maurice Emmanuel, and original compositions for small ensemble and computer-controlled organ.

Featuring Kumbi Kuti ’16 (vox), Jessie Marino MA ’13 (cello), Jeremy Webber ’13 (bassoon) and MIDI ‘0101 (organ).

Where: Memorial Chapel
Date: Wednesday, March 6
When: 8:00-9:00 pm
Free: Duh

Brian Parks Graduate Recital


If you’re looking for something to do tonight, check out Brian’s graduate recital. Brian is a graduate student in the music department, my solkattu classmate, a fantastic organist, and an excellent composer. He is also great at naming pieces – see “all the trichords in a seven-letter alphabet where order matters and no performer sonifies the same pitch or embodies the same gesture consecutively.” There are also a ton of students performing with him. More information below:

The concert is February 16th, tonight, at 8:00 PM in Memorial Chapel.   I will present works from 2007-2013 including the first piece I premiered here.  This encompasses the span of time I’ve spent here.  In addition, there will be three premieres, two of them based on the tiling theorems of mathematician John Lely.  The premieres will be: tiling canon for hymn-tunenon-deterministic amenall the trichords in a seven-letter alphabet where order matters and no performer sonifies the same pitch or embodies the same gesture consecutively, scalar mensuration, and tiling canon for ballet dancers.

Ian Coss Sings Songs With A Pipe Organ

An exciting event featuring Ian Coss ’11:

This concert was designed to take advantage of the instruments and acoustics found in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel. Before I lose access to these wonderful resources, I am putting on a show of mostly original music arranged for pipe organ and a small ensemble. It features Bill Carbone ’10 on drums, Andrew Fogliano ’09 on piano and synthesizers, and Nathan Shane ’13 on organ. The space is lovely; the songs will be lush and mellow. The program will last one hour.

The music will be drawn mostly from the two albums I have released this year, both available at iancoss.com

Date: April 23
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Organ Trio at Buho Tonight

Buru Style’s Bill Carbone, a drummer undoubtedly fresh, a drummer that won’t give you a choice but to dance, a drummer that will crank your musical selves into oblivion with boom, is coming to BuHo tonight with his organ trio (Beau Sasser on organ, Ryan Hommel on guitar). Tonight’s band has toured with Melvin Sparks, a guitar player with some 150 albums to his credit and one of the forefathers of the style. Should drive you some real boogalo.
Wesleyan musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in on the 2nd set! Show starts at 9 PM and goes to midnight.
  • Date: Tonight
  • Time: 9:00 (now) till midnight
  • Place: BuHo
  • Cost: Free

Annual Organ Romp: tonight!

Wesleyan’s Annual Organ Romp is tonight, too! So many events!

An eccentric organ concert presented by Wesleyan student organists, featuring WesWinds. Complete with jazz works, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Bohemian Rhapsody, that Youtube video with the Christmas lights, and the song from Babe. Haven’t you always wanted to hear Queen on the organ?

Date: Today, May 8
Time: 10:00 PM
Location: Memorial Chapel