Juice Vocal Ensemble — Sat., Nov. 9, Crowell


Juice Vocal Ensemble
Connecticut Premiere
Saturday, November 9 at 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall

“Sassy, vibrant and enthralling.”
The Irish Times (Dublin)

London’s Juice Vocal Ensemble, an experimental a cappella trio that mixes contemporary classical with folk, jazz, world music, pop, and electronica, features sopranos Anna Snow and Sarah Dacey, and alto Kerry Andrew. The group’s influences range from Meredith Monk and the Beach Boys to Camille (France) and Björk (Iceland). Their playful debut album Songspin (2011) won an Independent Music Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Album” in May 2012.

For their first U.S. tour since an appearance at the South by Southwest Festival in March 2011, at Wesleyan the group will perform vibrant classical works including the world premiere of “Ferrara Redux” by New York-based composer and Wesleyan alumnus Toby Twining MA ’06; six U.S. premieres, including one work written by Anna Snow, plus compositions by Mica Levi, Anna Meredith, Dai Fujikura, Jim Moray, and Peter Moran; and unusual arrangements of British folk songs and pop music by Guns N’ Roses, Erasure, Mariah Carey, and Flatt and Scruggs.

Watch a video of Juice Vocal Ensemble singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses on YouTube.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.

There will be a pre-concert talk by Wesleyan University John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce at 7:15pm. He will be joined by composer Toby Twining MA ’06.

Tickets for this performance are $22 for the general public; $18 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, and non-Wesleyan students; and $6 for Wesleyan students. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Sing with Juice
Friday, November 8 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)
60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

Come sing with the Juice Vocal Ensemble. All singers welcome!

Usdan Rehearsal Space for Musicians

Attention Musicians!

Did you know there is a Music Rehearsal space available in Usdan?  In this room are amps, a drum set, piano and microphones – all that thumbnailCAILI342you need to rehearse with your band or on your own! If you are interested in pre-reserving this room you must become a member of the Usdan Student Music Co-Op (USMC) – which is a WSA funded group that maintains the space.  Otherwise, you may only reserve the space on a “walk in” basis on the day of your request at the Usdan Information Desk or by calling ext. 3566.

For those of you who are already USMC members, you have been able to book the room thru the end of drop/add.  In order to be fair, any reservations that were made after September 15 have been cancelled.

To pre-reserve the room and become a USMC member please fill out this online form. Please fill out the form by Monday, September 16th (at the latest) so that we can begin the booking process and get everyone in the system as soon as possible. You can also access the form through the Usdan Website – www.wesleyan.edu/usdan

Thank you for your patience!

Join the Spring Fling Committee! App deadline 9/6

Dear Students,

Want to help plan Spring Fling, book artists, and have unadulterated access to the most top-secret listserv on campus? You’re interested in Spring Fling Committee (the artist formerly known as Social Committee). We are not the Concert Committee (they allocate money, we plan Spring Fling).

Spring Fling Committee remains a committee unlike any other, which happens to plan and execute one of the biggest campus events of the year and funding thereof. Its application process is open to the entire student body; its selection process based on your application, experience, merit and an interview. Those unhappy with the Spring Fling booking process would do well to take note: here’s your opportunity to get involved.

Spring Fling is an all-campus outdoor concert that happens on Foss kendricklamar2Hill when it’s sunny and in the Hockey Rink when it’s not, every May. In the past, artists like Chairlift, Kendrick Lamar, Big Boi and TV on the Radio have come to rock out with Wesleyan’s student body. Spring Fling Committee works throughout the year to put together a multiple-act show that brings diverse, current and enjoyable bands to campus in an effort to celebrate the end of the year with the entire student body.

If you would like to become a member of Spring Fling Committee in the 2013-2014 school year, please answer the questions in the attached application (either in an email or an attached word document) and send them to Elisa Cardona(ecardona@wesleyan.edu)by 5pm on Monday, September 9th. We will review the applications and contact applicants for interviews. The committee meets once a week according to member availability. Download the application here.

– The Spring Fling Committee