Chucho Valdés: A Legend!
The Music Department is honored to welcome the legendary Chucho Valdés for a solo performance at Wellesley College. The Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. He is the winner of six GRAMMY Awards and four Latin GRAMMY Awards. Valdés received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and was inducted in the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. Born in a family of musicians in Quivicán, Havana province, Cuba, Dionisio Jesús “Chucho” Valdés Rodríguez, has distilled elements of the Afro-Cuban music tradition, jazz, classical music, rock, and more, into an organic, personal style that has a truly distinct style and substance.
the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund, and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund.
May 2, 2–4 PMThe Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs: Change Ringing Open Tower
All visitors with Wellesley IDs are invited to play the bells. The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell ringing, which has continued since the carillon was first installed in 1931.Event Date:Saturday, May 2, 2020 -2:00pm to 4:00pm
Feb 20, 1 PMJazz Midday Muse: Mark Hamilton & <em>Klezperanto!</em>
With solid klezmer roots, spectacular technical virtuosity, and a wry sense of humor, Mark Hamilton, Ilene Stahl, and an all-star line-up of Boston's best musicians re-groove traditional klezmer and Mediterranean melodies.Event Date:Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1:00pm
Apr 14, 7:30 PM
Apr 4, 7:30 PM
Apr 26, Apr 30, May 3, May 5, May 6Chamber Music Society
Founded in 1958, The Chamber Music Society of Wellesley College provides an opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists to prepare and perform works for small ensembles.Event Date:Sunday, April 26, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Sunday, May 3, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (All day)
Feb 24, 8 PM