OUR 2015 - 2016 SEASON


Dafra Kura Band

Friday September 18, 2015
Swasey Chapel 7:00 pm

Dafra Kura Band performs world music, traditional and contemporary sounds from Africa. The musical form of the band is an encounter between the high energy of the Griot ancestral tradition, which is part of West African every day life, and the contemporary sounds of modern African cities sourcing from tradition, blues, reggae or Jazz. The […]


Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series

Thursday October 8, 2015
Swasey Chapel 7:00 pm

“Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series” offers fans across North America a rare opportunity to experience remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers.

Photo credit: Ron Berard/Metropolitan Opera


Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

Saturday November 14, 2015
Swasey Chapel 7:00 pm

As Ms. Carter describes it, “In the Appalachians there were Scottish and Irish descendants, slaves and Native Americans. It was a cultural hodgepodge and the music resulting from it is intoxicating.” Violin virtuoso Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Winner of a coveted 2006 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship, she is […]

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Cyrille Aimée

Thursday March 3, 2016
Swasey Chapel 7:00 pm

Vocalist Cyrille Aimée was primarily raised in France by a French father and Dominican mother. As a child she snuck out of her bedroom window on summer nights wandering into nearby gypsy encampments filled with those attending the annual Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine. She quickly fell in love with their music and way of […]


ETHEL’s Documerica

Saturday April 16, 2016
Swasey Chapel 7:00 pm

ETHEL began as Denison’s ensemble-in-residence in the fall of 2014 after a wildly successful engagement in September of 2013. They will continue their work as ensemble-in-residence through the 2016/2017 academic year. April 16, 2016 they present their landmark Documerica. A meditation on America’s relationship to our land, our resources, and ourselves, ETHEL’s Documerica is a multimedia concert […]