Lunar New Year
Choir, Chamber Music, Orchestra Concert
A Very Wellesley Weekend 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 3:00pmHoughton Chapel Upper Chapel
Concert offered by the Music Department and student members of the Wellesley College Choir and Chamber Singers, Chamber Music Society and Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra.
Zazen, Walking Meditation, Sutra Chanting.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pmHoughton Chapel Meditation Room
Zeb Meditation: Zazen, Walking Meditation, Sutra Chanting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:15pmHoughton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room
A time to move from headspace into heartspace; to pause and to be together. Our gatherings may vary from week to week,
but we will always have candles, ritual, sharing, and song. We may share a ritual, be invited into a spiritual practice, have a discussion, or do some journaling or art. This gathering is grounded in Unitarian Universalism and in Humanism, and it's open to seekers of all kinds.
Thoughts on the Ethics of Digitizing Antiquities
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:30pmCollins Cinema
Erin Thompson, Assistant Professor of Art Crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will discuss current approaches to the ethics of replicating antiquities.
Collegium Musicum (Early Music Ensemble)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pmHoughton Chapel Upper Chapel, Houghton Chapel Foyer
The Collegium Musicum is an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists open to Wellesley College students, faculty, staff, and the local community. Specializing in the performance of Western music from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century, Collegium is often joined by faculty and guest artists, enriching the ensemble for special projects.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:30pmHoughton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel, Houghton Chapel Foyer, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room
The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra’s fall concert features renowned pianist Randall Hodgkinson playing Amy Beach’s Piano Concerto in C-sharp Minor (the first piano concerto written by an American female composer). Also on the program is Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.
The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University. Uniting the standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra brings inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature—past and present—to a new generation of musicians and audiences.
Midday Muse: Tom Duprey and TickleJuice
Stationary Travellers: Improvisational Explorations: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:30pmJewett Art Center Auditorium
Tom Duprey studied jazz composition at the New England Conservatory and has been freelancing as a trumpet player in the Boston area since the mid-1980s. He played in the George Russell combo, learned how to develop a personal style from Hankus Netsky, and was fortunate to have the incomparable Ran Blake as a teacher, inspiration, and mentor. Duprey is Jazz and Classical Trumpet faculty at Wellesley College. His latest project, led by his friend and fellow NEC grad James Merenda, is TickleJuice, a journey to parts unknown, though listeners may hear familiar influences. Incorporating sounds reminiscent of Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman, with a similar cacophonous intensity to Albert Ayler, in their debut album, Roots to the Stars (2014), improvisation meets liquid jazz, Bulgarian reggae, and Michael Jackson at a rock concert, shaken (not stirred) with your local orchestra and resident street musicians.
Generously supported by the Marjorie Copland Baum Memorial Fund.
Working, a Musical
Presented by Wellesley College Theatre
November 15–18 (Wed–Sat), 7 PM; and November 18–19 (Sat–Sun), 2 PM
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Alumnae Hall
Originally adapted for the stage by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso in 1978, Working has been updated and revamped for the 21st century with two new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning playwright and composer of Hamilton. Working, a musical, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Studs Terkel (1974), which interviewed people from different areas of the country and from different occupations. Working is an examination of 26 people from all walks of life that proves an occupation is more than just a job for the average working American. According to the Old Globe, which in 2009 produced a reimagined version of the 1978 original, “this beloved musical … remains a witty and unusually timely commentary on how work defines one’s self-worth and connection to community.” Directed by Nora Hussey, an ensemble cast portrays workers across the spectrum of American life, including a bar pianist, a waitress, a salesman, a corporate executive, and a steelworker, to name a few. This musical story appeals to all audiences by bringing fresh perspectives to the old question of what defines us as we move through our days. $15 general admission. $10 seniors and students. Free for all members of the Wellesley College community, Olin, Babson, and MIT students with ID. To make a reservation, call the Box Office: 781-283-2000. In addition to this week of performances in mid-November, the Wellesley College Theatre will offer two sneak-peak performances during Tranformations: Celebrating Pendleton West. These performances, a small portion of the full musical, will feature the music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. They will take place in Pendleton West on Friday, October 20 at 2 PM and Saturday, October 21 at 1:45 PM. Image credit: Photo by Buddy Myers. Compliments of Jubilee Theatre.
The Dober Concert
Wellesley College Chorale with Rutgers Glee Club
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:30pmHoughton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel
The Wellesley College Concert Chorale presents a musical night at the Dober Concert. Since its inception in 1900 by then president of the College, Caroline Hazard, the Choir continues to play an integral role both on and off campus. The choir not only leads weekly worship services and other major events, but also performs during national and international tours. Recent appearances have included the American Choral Director’s Association Conference in Boston, performances in California, and a highly successful first visit to Seoul, South Korea.