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  • VAP Aniruddha Knight

    Aniruddha Knight & Ensemble: Traditional Practice as Contemporary Art

    October 21, 2014
    Aniruddha Knight is the contemporary interpreter of his family’s style of bharata natyam, evolved through nine generations of distinguished artists’ continuous practice of music and dance. Knight and his cousin, vocalist T. Girish, both great-great-grandsons of the iconic musician Vina Dhanammal, are sole direct inheritors and unique exponents of her musical style and repertoire. Knight’s performance—partly improvised and lyrically lush, partly choreographed and rhythmically complex—is taut, precise and powerful. Knight and his ensemble are deeply rooted in a shared understanding of music and dance conceived as a unified idiom. From this rich legacy, they create new art.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • An Evening of Kathakali

    An Evening of Kathakali

    September 30, 2014
    Kathakali is a dance drama from the state of Kerala in Southwest India in which scenes from Indian epics such as the Ramayana are enacted by a small group of actors with accompanying musicians. As part of the performance, the unique Kathakali style of makeup and costuming will be demonstrated by the artists Messrs. Kaladharan, Shanmughadas and Sukumaran. The artists have been trained at the Kerala Kalamandalam, the foremost institution for Kathakali instruction in India. The Wheaton performance will give the Boston area audience a rare opportunity to see this form; the performers will focus on the character of Ravana from the epic Ramayana.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • VAP Pam Dellal

    There’s Something about Mary…

    November 5, 2014
    Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
    Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo
    A concert featuring music from the 12th to the 17th centuries, centered around a human perspective on Mary’s encounter with the divine. Music of Hildegard, Purcell, Monteverdi, Strozzi and others.
    Cole Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • The Loser Concert Series presents Victor Rosenbaum, piano

    The Loser Concert Series presents Victor Rosenbaum, piano

    October 8, 2014
    Rosenbaum’s celebrated performances of music from the Viennese School include a release of the last three Beethoven sonatas that was named by American Record Guide as one of the top 10 classical recordings of that year. He will share his passion for Beethoven with an all-Beethoven concert that is sure to be a highlight of the musical year at Wheaton.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8 p.m. More »
  • Jazz Band, fall 2014

    Wheaton College Jazz Band

    November 17, 2014
    Under the direction of Instructor of Music Jeffrey Cashen, the ensemble will perform music of the great jazz masters.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • Wheaton Community Flute Ensemble

    November 12, 2014
    Flutists from Wheaton and surrounding communities will perform selections by Bach, Berlioz, Rossini and Schocker under the direction of Visiting Professor John Curran.
    Cole Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • Chamber Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

    Chamber Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

    October 1, 2014
    featuring William Hite, tenor; Ann Sears, piano; and Jorge Soto, violin
    A survey of Beethoven’s chamber music including the Sonata in C minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 30, No. 2 (1802), and the stunning song cycle An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98 (To the Distant Beloved, 1816), featuring Jorge Soto, violin, Ann Sears, piano, and guest artist William Hite, tenor, one of New England’s favorite lieder singers.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • VAP Tim Eriksen

    Tim Eriksen: Hardcore Americana Music

    September 10, 2014
    Tim will share with us an evening of intense instrumentals and transformative song, spanning regional traditions and generations of music making—from old ballads to shape note gospel, original songs to dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. His musical experience and repertoire include adventurous explorations of South Indian classical, Bosnian pop, world jazz and punk rock.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 9:30 p.m. More »
  • Faculty Recital, fall 2014

    Music Department Faculty Recital

    September 10, 2014
    The faculty members in the Department of Music perform as part of the Faculty and Friends Music Series.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m. More »
  • Flute Ensemble, spring 2014

    Flute Ensemble

    April 9, 2014
    The recently formed flute ensemble presents is its first individual concert. The ensemble, led by Visiting Professor John Curran will perform a works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Joplin and Ravel among others.
    Cole Memorial Chapel 7:30pm More »