The Concert Series brings world-class performers to campus, complementing the department’s academic offerings and augmenting the cultural life of the College and surrounding community. Ranging from classical to jazz, early music to electronic, and world music from every continent, the series features concerts and residencies with visiting artists, as well as the performing faculty. Several faculty-directed student ensembles also perform each semester.  All events are listed, below.

All events are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise, with general seating. All venues are accessible to those with disabilities. For events with reservations required, email Isabel.fine@wellesley.edu, or join our email list by texting CONCERTS to 42828. Please visit our Student Recitals page for information regarding student recitals.

  • Music Dept Honors Concert

    Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    The concert will showcase students who have exhibited exceptional promise as performing musicians. More
  • Midday Muse: Yuval Ron Ensemble

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Houghton Chapel Study Room, Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel
    Yuval Ron and his ensemble will join us in our weekly community reflection through sacred music from diverse world traditions, and will lead us in a discussion of the role of music in building bridges across faith and culture. More
  • Music and Healing: Brain, Body, Spirit

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Science Center Faroll Focus Dining Area
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  • Dinner and Panel Discussion

    Sacred Music and Dance: Tradition and Ethics, Exploration and Appropriation

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room
    Join a discussion about the phenomenon of learning cultural spiritual traditions: Where do the lines of appropriation lie? How are traditions changing, both in context and out of context—or in “new” contexts? More
  • Blue Mandala

    Yuval Ron Ensemble: Seeker of Truth

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room, Houghton Chapel Study Room, Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel
    The internationally renowned Yuval Ron Ensemble performs the ecstatic music of the mystical Sufi, Hebrew, and Christian traditions of the Middle East and North Africa. More
  • Aziz with Yuval Ron

    Yuval Ron: Public Workshops

    Three workshops with the Yuval Ron Ensemble

    Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Pendleton West 201 Music Rehearsal Room
    A family friendly demonstration of the various rhythms used in Middle Eastern music and the unique drums being used in the area. For the presentation at 1:00pm, experience introspective and ecstatic practices of four ancient spiritual paths: Zen Buddhism, Kabbalistic Judaism, Early Contemplative Christianity, and Sufi-Islam. More
  • Carillon Concert

    Ensemble: Carillon Guild

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Galen Stone Tower
    The Guild of Carillonneurs is a Wellesley College student organization whose members play the carillon, commonly known as "the bells," at the top of Wellesley College's Galen Stone Tower. More
  • Midday Muse: Katherine Matasy, clarinet

    with the Arneis Quartet: Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and String Quartet, op. 115 by Johannes Brahms: Rescheduled

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    One of the Boston area’s most versatile musicians, Katherine Matasy has been described by The Boston Globe as “a musician of depth and refinement” with “technique to burn.” More
  • Jazz/World Music Faculty Concert

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    This concert features a program of innovative original music, celebrating creativity and the unique compositional “voices” of the Jazz and World Music Faculty at Wellesley. More
  • Midday Muse: Maria Schneider

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    Lecture-demonstration, discussion, and questions and answers. Free and open to the public. More
  • Business and Arts Conversation

    Maria Schneider

    Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Babson College
    Interview with Schneider on ArtistsShare, musical advocacy, being an entrepreneur. Free and open to the public. More
  • Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra

    Babson Sorenson Center

    Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Babson College
    The Babson/Olin/Wellesley Maria Schneider residency concludes with a concert by the Maria Schneider Orchestra. More
  • Wellesley Classical&Contemporary Faculty

    Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    Featuring Schoenberg's revolutionary 1912 masterwork Pierrot Lunaire, this concert celebrates the diversified musical styles from that era, with Saint-Saens sonata for oboe and piano and Gershwin's Lullaby for string quartet. More
  • Spring Carillon Concert

    Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Galen Stone Tower
    The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell-ringing in Galen Stone Tower, which has continued since the carillon was first installed in 1931. More
  • Midday Jazz Muse: Russ Hoffman

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    Hoffmann will share some of his discoveries of the rich musical and culture heritage of Cuba and also perform selections with his group, from pre-revolutionary Old Havana, along with more contemporary works. More
  • Excerpts from Aeolus: Opera Cabal

    A new opera by Ken Ueno

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    Written by composer-performer Ken Ueno in collaboration with poet Robert Hass, architect Thomas Tsang, and vocalist Majel Connery. It is inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and the epic meeting between Odysseus and Aeolus, the keeper of the winds. More
  • Spring Invitational Recital

    Ensemble: Carillon Guild

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Galen Stone Tower
    Guest carillonneurs from around North America will come to offer an afternoon of short recitals for visitors to the tower. More
  • Collegium Musicum Spring Concert

    Ensemble: Collegium Musicum

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel
    The Collegium Musicum is an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists specializing in the performance of Western music from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. More
  • Community Time Open Tower

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Galen Stone Tower
    The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell-ringing in Galen Stone Tower, which has continued since the carillon was first installed in 1931. More
  • BlueJazz Strings & Combos Spring Concert

    No Walls, No Borders

    Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    Join us for a lively evening as our wonderful instrumentalists and vocalists create the interplay between group and individual expression, weaving in musical influences from around the world, in the best of small ensemble jazz. More
  • Wellesley College Choral Program

    Baum Memorial Concert

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel
    The highly acclaimed Choral program at Wellesley allows students to experience the exhilaration and joy of performing the great choral repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. More
  • Chamber Music Marathon

    David Russell and Jenny Tang, Directors

    Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Lulu Wang Campus Center Anderson Forum (LWC-212)
    Come enjoy an informal afternoon of chamber music in a comfortable setting! More
  • Chamber Music Society Spring Concert #1

    David Russell and Jenny Tang, Directors

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Jewett Art Center 372 Temp Music Salon/Classroom
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  • Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band Spring Conce

    Rockin in Rhythm

    Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    The concert will feature classic and modern interpretations of Big Band jazz, including compositions by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and more. More
  • Change Ringing Open Tower

    Ensemble: Carillon Guild

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Galen Stone Tower
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  • Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra Spring Conc

    Catch a Rising Star

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel
    The Orchestra's spring concert will feature concerto competition winners. More
  • Chamber Music Society Spring Concert #2

    David Russell and Jenny Tang, Directors

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    Come enjoy an informal afternoon performances of chamber music! More
  • Yanvalou Spring Concert: Ransanble

    Kera Washington, Director

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    Yanvalou Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform the folkloric music and dance of Africa as it exists today throughout the African Diaspora, particularly in Haiti, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Brazil. More
  • Chamber Music Ensemble Spring Concert #3

    David Russell and Jenny Tang, Directors

    Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Pendleton West Music Salon, Room 101
    Please join us for an informal evening of Chamber Music! More
  • Chamber Music Society Spring Concert #4

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Jewett Art Center Auditorium
    The final spring performances of Wellesley's Chamber Music Society More
  • Commencement '17: Baccalaureate Concert

    Baccalaureate Concert

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel
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