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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 »
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony

    November 23, 2014
    Led by Assistant Professor of Music Earl Raney, the ensemble will present a captivating program will include wonderful Classics, Pops, and Jazz favorites including Staiger’s Carnival of Venice, Denza's Funiculì, Schmidt's Thanksgiving from Symphony of Prayer, Holst's Second Suite in F major, Mancini's It Had Better Be Tonight and more! The ensemble will be joined by visiting artist and virtuoso euphonium soloist Adam Frey. One of the elite brass soloists of our time, Mr. Frey travels the globe as a champion of the euphonium with major appearances this year in Spain, Wales, Switzerland, Singapore, Germany, and Hong Kong. Suggested donation $5..
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 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 »
  • Phat Police, fall 2014

    The Phat Police

    November 20, 2014
    The Phat Police is a contemporary jazz ensemble playing a wide range of music from Wayne Shorter to Radiohead under the direction of Jeffrey Cashen, instructor of music. Lyon’s Den, 8 p.m.
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  • 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 »
  • student Recitals, fall 2014

    Student Recitals

    December 2, 2014
    Gifted student performers will demonstrate mastery in voice, violin, cello, piano and other instruments.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 5 p.m. More »
  • Singer and Storyteller Seán Ó Sé accompanied by Matthew Allen, guitar

    November 21, 2014
    A masterful singer and storyteller from west County Cork, Seán grew up in a rural Irish-speaking environment. In the 1960s, Ó Sé became very well known as the singer for Ireland’s most important folk revival group, an association that led to his recording over 15 albums and performing throughout Ireland, Europe, the United States, China and other countries. Seán’s repertoire is centered on sean nos (“old style”) Irish language ballads and also includes English language Irish songs as well as Scottish, English and American melodies.
    Holman Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m. More »