The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 8 to 10

The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Listen to Jill Lepore, author of “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” discuss her work reconstituting the lost library of Benjamin Franklin’s sister Jane (1712-1794) in the 20th annual Lewis Walpole Library Lecture The Ladies Library: Or, Benjamin Franklin’s Sister’s Books. Free.Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy the beat of drummer Roy Haynes and his trio. The Ellington Jazz Series presents Roy Haynes and Fountain of Youth Band. Free. Morse Recital Hall, Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. 8-10 p.m.


Take a Student Guided Tour Death and (Homo)eroticism: Queer Narrative in British Art, led by a Yale undergraduate. Yale Center for British Art. Free. 1080 Chapel St. 2 p.m. 

Listen to the Yale Symphony Orchestra: A World Premiere and the Firebird. The world premiere of Kathryn Alexander’s cello concerto, “Become the Wind,” will be performed by Ole Akahoshi. Other pieces include Handel’s Concerto Grosso in C Major; “Alexander’s Feast,” conducted by assistant conductor and music student Jacob Joyce; Sibelius’s tone poem, “The Oceanides,” commissioned for the Norfolk Festival; and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 8–10 p.m.


Join Angie Shih, undergraduate gallery guide, on an Angles on Art tour Charged Spaces: When Art Exceeds Its Boundaries. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 11:30 a.m.

Listen to the Yale Russian Chorus Alumni Gala 60th Anniversary Concert featuring over 100 men’s voices in Russian liturgical, folk, and composed song. The performance will also feature a guest appearance by the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus, a folk ensemble singing music from Eastern Europe, Georgia, and the Balkans. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Attend the Yale Camerata and Yale Band concert Poems for a Sunday Afternoon. Tawnie Olson’s “Les Voyelles,” for cello, percussion, and chamber chorus, takes Rimbaud’s celebrated poem as the starting point for a wide-ranging exploration of vocal and instrumental color, evoking the sounds of buzzing flies, angelic trumpets, and Javanese gamelan. Free. Trinity Lutheran Church, 292 Orange St. 4 p.m.

And coming up in the week ahead …

Join the university in observing Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11. The ceremony will include remarks from Yale faculty and students and the traditional laying of a wreath in front of the alumni war memorial. The Veterans Day Brass Ensemble will offer a musical salute to each of the nation’s five service branches. School of Music and Graduate School students will provide a choral backdrop for the laying of the wreath. Free. Beinecke Plaza, 121 Wall St.  12:30-1:30 p.m.

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