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Celebrating the legendary studio musicians of Jamaican popular music through personal photographs and interviews While singers, producers, and studio owners have become international icons, but many of the musicians who were essential to shaping the sound of Jamaican music have remained anonymous. Words of Our Mouth: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall, complete with…

The Shanghai Quartet—violinists Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violist Honggang Li, and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras—returned to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa (Chinese lute) virtuosa Wu Man to perform “A Night in Ancient and New China,” featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95; traditional folk songs; and the Connecticut premiere of […]

Letter from the Director

Dear Friends of the Center for the Arts, It is astonishing to me that Friday April 1 is my last day at Wesleyan University, after nearly seventeen years. I wanted to send you a note to thank you for being patrons of the Center for the Arts. There is simply no way we can ever […]

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day! A great way to commemorate a day—and womens’ history month—is to read a book written by or about a woman. Here are just a few of our favorite books by or about our favorite females. In its new paperback edition, Connecticut state senator Donald E. Williams’s Prudence Crandall: The Fight…

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day! A great way to commemorate a day—and womens’ history month—is to read a book written by or about a woman. Here are just a few of our favorite books by or about our favorite females. In its new paperback edition, Connecticut state senator Donald E. Williams’s Prudence Crandall: The Fight…

A children’s concert by the Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina followed by a multi-station instrument petting zoo was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in the Crowell Concert Hall. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

Private Lessons Teacher Stan Scott and friends performed reels, jigs, waltzes, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, mystics, lovers, and laborers in The Russell House on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
Click here to view the full album on Flickr. P…

The Connecticut debut of Syrian vocalist/songwriter Gaida, one of the most “effusive and charming” (Timeout New York) singers on the world-music scene was held on Friday, February 5, 2016 in the Crowell Concert Hall. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

As part of the World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut series hosted by the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Ralph Lemon will appear at Wesleyan’s Ring Family Performing Arts Hall on February 25, 2016. His presentation, Ceremonies Out of the Air, touches upon both his new and old work in relation to an imagined South. As a choreographer,…

The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music and African American Studies Jay Hoggard, and Jazz Ensembles, directed by Noah Baerman and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff, performed an end of the semester concert on Friday, December 11, 2015 in the Crowell Concert Hall. Click here […]

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