The 60-piece GWSO performs dance music from around the world, featuring selections from Stravinsky’s Firebird; Respighi’s Ancient Airsand Dances Suite No 2; Melanie Bonis’ Suite en forme de valses; and African-American composer William Grant Still’s Danzas da Panama. Charlotte Chuen, Class of 2020, also performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Suggested donation $5.
The Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony, under the direction of Associate Professor Earl Raney, presents works by Prokofiev, Milhaud, Gould, Hindemith, plus seasonal favorites. Suggested donation $5.
The ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor Sheila Falls, performs music from a variety of genres from around the world, including Europe, South America, Africa and more.
The talented students of the Jazz Band, under the direction of Assistant Professor Jeff Cashen, perform a program of music including works by Charles Mingus, Ralph Towner, Wes Montgomery and others.
Gifted student performers demonstrate mastery in voice, violin, cello, piano and other instruments.
Organist Kevin Birch performs on Wheaton’s glorious Casavant Fréres pipe organ in a recital of Baroque and pre-Baroque music, including pieces by J. S. Bach.
Multimedia artist, technologist and composer Kristina Warren performs a new work that combines interactivity and improvisation in both visual and aural realms.
Wheaton students and faculty display their mastery of early music for viola da gamba, violin, flute and harpsichord. Music by Bach, Marais, Rameau and Scarlatti.
Adriano George da Silva leads this ensemble performing Afro-Brazilian Jazz along with interpretations of popular Brazilian music genres: Samba, Bossa Nova, and MPB (Música Popular Brasileira). George da Silva has played with Brazilian legends Milton Nascimento and Gilberto Gil. The instrumentalists will be joined by singer and composer Adriana Pinto Moreira on vocals. Free tickets may be reserved online through the Box Office.
Internationally renowned Irish singer Karan Casey is celebrated for her beautiful traditional vocals and innovative explorations of diverse musical idioms. Known for her early work with the band Solas and a career spanning many years and multiple recordings, she weaves advocacy for social justice and responsibility into her compelling music. Casey is joined by friends including Sheila Falls, Matt Heaton and the Wheaton Chorale for this performance.