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  • Creativity in Hard Times: The Federal Music Project of the 1930’s featuring Leslie Amper, piano

    March 26, 2015
    Visiting Artist Leslie Amper presents a piano performance and lecture telling the story of the Federal Music Project, the musical division of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s WPA initiative. The live performance preceding the lecture will include music by William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Henry Cowell, Roger Sessions, Ernest Bloch, and Aaron Copland.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • William MacPherson, organ (spring 2015)

    Celebrating Bach

    March 25, 2015
    William MacPherson, organ
    Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian! Organ music by J. S. Bach, celebrating his 330th birthday, on Wheaton's magnificent Casavant pipe organ.
    Cole Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • St. John Passion, Emmanuel Music

    Bach’s St. John Passion featuring Emmanuel Music

    March 22, 2015
    The Baroque specialists from Emmanuel Music in Boston present one of Bach's masterworks, the St. John Passion, BWV 245. For this special performance at Wheaton, the visiting ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists will be joined by the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers and the OP Singers, led by Emmanuel Music's Artistic Director Ryan Turner. Suggested donation $10.
    Cole Memorial Chapel, 8:00 p.m. More »
  • Darkness from which I come

    "Darkness from which I come": A new song cycle by Delvyn Case

    March 19, 2015
    ***CANCELLED*** Soprano Jennifer Ashe and pianist Brady Millican will perform Assistant Professor of Music Delvyn Case's new song cycle based on R.M. Rilke's evocative and transcendent sacred poems. Following the performance, join an interdisciplinary panel of Wheaton faculty for an engaging, interactive conversation about the music, the poetry, and the challenging theological ideas they raise.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • The Hermitage Piano Trio

    The Loser Concert Series presents The Hermitage Piano Trio

    March 3, 2015
    Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Hermitage Piano Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. Following a recent performance, The Washington Post raved “three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists…turned in a performance of such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.” The program includes trios by Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, and the world premiere of Number the Clouds by Assistant Professor of Music Delvyn Case.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8:00 p.m. More »
  • Ann Sears, spring 2015

    Bach’s Goldberg Variations

    March 1, 2015
    Ann Sears, piano
    Originally written for harpsichord, this great work is often called the greatest piece of keyboard music composed in the Baroque Era. Come hear a performance on the modern piano, along with piano music of Claude Debussy.
    Beard Gallery, Watson Fine Arts, 4:00 p.m. More »
  • Music of Stevie Wonder

    The Music of Stevie Wonder

    February 27, 2015
    Professor Matthew Allen and Wheaton student musicians pays tribute to one of America's great composers, arrangers, and artistic visionaries. Stevie Wonder leapt into the forefront of American popular entertainment with his debut on Motown Records at the age of 11. By the time he turned 21 he was writing compositions of great musical and lyrical depth such as "Visions," "Sir Duke", and "Village Ghetto Land". His 1976 double album "Songs in the Key of Life" has been compared by many critics to the Beatles' "Sergeant Peppers" as a vital cultural document of a generation.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • Guy Urban, spring 2015

    Guy Urban and Friends

    February 11, 2015
    Associate Professor Guy Urban is joined by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble in a concert featuring Brahms' mighty Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, along with works by Mendelssohn, Martinu and Malcolm Arnold.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • In the Mood

    In the Mood—A Time Capsule of Classics from 1939

    February 17, 2015
    Vocalist Valerie Anastasio and pianist Tim Harbold celebrate the diversity of American popular songs from 1939, including In the Mood, All the Things You Are, Good Morning, And the Angels Sing, Lydia the Tattooed Lady, a tribute to the Wizard of Oz, and much more.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 12:30 p.m. More »
  • Community MusicWorks

    Chamber Music by the Community MusicWorks Players

    February 6, 2015
    Chamber music for strings performed by CMW Fellows and Resident Musicians.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m. More »