The Wellesley College Concert Series presents world-class performers, complementing the department’s academic offerings and augmenting the cultural life of the College and surrounding community. Presenting classical, jazz, early music, electronic, and world music, the series features visiting artists and performing faculty, as well as performances by our faculty-directed student ensembles.
We welcome the public to all of our events this year, as well as students, staff, and faculty of Wellesley College. The public must register to visit Wellesley College on this registration form, attesting that they're fully vaccinated, and will be required to show their registration confirmation at the concert venue. Masks will continue to be required in Jewett Auditorium and Pendleton West venues, and strongly recommended in Houghton Chapel.
Most events will be live streamed and/or posted to the Concert Series YouTube Channel. Please subscribe to it! For more information please join our email list HERE or by texting CONCERTS to 42828. Follow us on Instagram too!
The Concert Series
Feb 25, 1 PM, Mar 18, 1 PM, Apr 8, 1 PM, Apr 29, 1 PMThe Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs
The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the 90-year tradition of bell-ringing in Galen Stone Tower, begun when the carillon was installed in 1931.Event Date:Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 1:00pm
,Event Date:Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 1:00pm
,Event Date:Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 1:00pm
,Event Date:Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 1:00pm
Apr 11, 7 PMA Shakespearean Entertainment: Songs from The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale
A culmination of work from the Collegium Musicum, an ensemble of students and faculty devoted to the performance of early music on original instruments and exploring a repertory drawn from the courts and chapels of Renaissance Europe.Event Date:Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 7:00pm
Apr 13, 1 PM, Apr 14, 5 PMGuest Artist: Rebeca Mauleon
Acclaimed pianist, educator, and director of the SF Jazz Education Program, Rebecca Mauleon will be in residence for an immersive week of Afro-Cuban and diasporic musics, in preparation for Chucho Valdés’ visit on April 15.Event Date:Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 1:00pm
,Event Date:Friday, April 14, 2023 - 5:00pm
Apr 15, 2 PM, Apr 15, 7:30 PMGuest Artist: 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.Event Date:Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 2:00pm
,Event Date:Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 7:30pm
Apr 21, 7:30 PMBlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert
Join for a lively evening as instrumentalists and vocalists create the interplay between group and individual expression, weaving together musical influences from around the world, in the best of small ensemble jazz.Event Date:Friday, April 21, 2023 - 7:30pm
Apr 22, 7:30 PM
Apr 23, Apr 27, Apr 30, May 2, May 3Chamber Music Society Spring Concerts
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 23, 2023 (All day)
,Event Date:Thursday, April 27, 2023 (All day)
,Event Date:Sunday, April 30, 2023 (All day)
,Event Date:Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (All day)
,Event Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (All day)
Apr 28, 7:30 PMWellesley BlueJazz Big Band Spring Concert
Get on the jazz train this spring, with new material from Jamie Baum’s residency, plus big band music of Count Basie, Chick Corea, Charles Mingus and more! Enjoy spirited big band jazz with Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band.Event Date:Friday, April 28, 2023 - 7:30pm
Apr 29, 6 PM
Apr 29, 7:30 PMBrandeis-Wellesley Orchestra: Catch a Rising Star!
The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University, bringing inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature—past and present.Event Date:Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 7:30pm
May 3, 5 PM