Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Moore has been described in The New Yorker as “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano.” At the Russell House, she will present highlights from the Philip Glass solo piano collection featured on her new album “Mad Rush” (Orange Mountain Music). The roots of the music lie in motion pictures (“The Thin Blue Line,” “The Hours”), opera and Ghandi (“Satyagraha”), and Buddhism (the Dalai Lama’s entrance into St. John the Divine Cathedral).
Date: Sunday, November 15 Time: 3-4 PM Place: Russell House CFA link
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
Please come join us to listen a concert by Kim Cheol Woong, a North Korean defector, and his flight to musical freedom.
He previously played in venues for the U.S. State Department, at Carnegie Hall and Columbia University. Currently, he teaches music at a university and has his own weekly music feature on Radio Free Asia, the U.S. Congress-supported station that broadcasts into North Korea and other Asian countries.
This event is sponsored by KSA (Korean Students Association) – and it is a FREE event and requires NO TICKETS.
Date: Thursday, September 18th Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Place: Crowell Concert Hall Cost: Free! (No tickets required.)
I bet you guys called each other up and coordinated it. Don’t lie. I know you did.
Himanshu Suri ’07 (Heems) andVictor Vazquez ’06 (Kool A.D.) were Das Racist, Wesleyan (and critic)’s favorite slack-rap duo. And then suddenly they weren’t. That’s about all the history about those two I’m gonna give you, because let’s be honest, you know all of this. It’s not like we don’t post about them every other day or something.
So, the two decided back in December to call it quits, go their own ways, and pursue their already-blooming solo careers: Heems making music as Heems, and Kool A.D. as KoolA.D.
Hey folks! Just a quick note to bring some attention to these two senior music theses things going down tomorrow. It’s a perfect place to unwind if you’re still hung over from the night before, or if you’re looking for an excuse to take somebody out to something without it having to be too awkward, or indeed, if it is the case you actually enjoy music.
Lana “Lana” Lana ’12 is playing the Memorial Chapel at 2pm, with a focus on 20th century piano works of Indonesian composers and works related to Indonesian music in general. Click here for the facebook event, which has more information.
Andrew “Chungle” Chung ’12is playing Crowell at 7pm. According to his facebook event, it’s entitled #OCCUPYNEWMUSIC with the description being: “…because 99% of all recitals feature the top 1% of composers. or something.” He concludes: “come watch me touch a lot of piano.” Click here for the Fb event and details.
Continuing our winning streak of music thesis performances, Dylan Griffin ’12 cordially invites you to a performance of solo piano tonight in Crowell:
Dylan Griffin ’12 is performing a recital of solo piano in Crowell Concert Hall tonight at7 PM as a capstone to the music major. The night will feature works by Franz Schubert and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, March 31 Time: 7 pm Place: Crowell Concert Hall Cost: Free
Don’t think you’re familiar with Pictures at an Exhibition? Guess again:
Wesleyan’s Opera and Oratorio class is looking for a piano accompaniest and TA for the upcoming semester. Duties are very simple, namely accompanying one night a week and leading a TA session one other day. Normaly Wesleying doesn’t post jobs, but this does pay well, or you can take it for credit, and Professor Gale (who is a wonderful professor) is in need of a pianist immediately.
You can read more about the class here on wesmaps. Having done this once myself, I can say it was a lot of fun and wish I could do it again, but senior obligations make that difficult, so if you are at all interested, please contact Professor Priscilla Gale at pgale (at) wesleyan (dot) edu
Nicholas Luby, winner of last year’s Elizabeth Verveer Tischler Piano Competition, and Wesleyan University Concerto Competition, will perform selected works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Shostakovich. Featuring cellist and former Concerto Competition winner Lucy Strother.
Come support great classical music at Wesleyan! Facebook event here.