These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students.
Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons front Freetown Collective, a band that defies genre, delivering eclectic music and drawing on Trinidadian tradition and life experience. They perform infectious, transformative music fused with poetry and politics, philosophical and spiritual inspiration; and social justice is central to their music and creative vision. Join us for a virtual concert followed by a Q&A with the artists.
In recognition of this ongoing period of loss, trauma, and grief, the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, along with the COVID-19 Return to Campus Task Force, would like to host this Community Memorial Service as a space to remember and mourn those we've lost (both to COVID-19 and other causes) over this past year.
The phrase Lakou Sanblé connotes a gathering among friends and neighbors. During this live concert the band Eïa!: Christophe Césaire (composer, keyboard, guitar), Christel Coïta (singer), Carole Rosine (piano), and Jacques Bajal (bèlè drum) with special guest Mano Césaire (founder of Malavoi, violin) will perform traditional songs from Martinique, Guaudeloupe and French Guyane.
Wheaton's music department is delighted to welcome scholar and journalist William Robin (UMD College Park). His talk is titled "“Minimalism Is History Now”: Bang on a Can and Minimalism in the Late Twentieth Century". Professor Robin is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and his most recent book Industry is now available from Oxford University Press. Robin's research explores how institutions structure the creation, dissemination, and reception of contemporary classical music in the United States. His research interests also include early American hymnody, Stravinsky, and the European postwar avant-garde.