The Week Ender: Happenings April 12-14

The Week Ender appears every Thursday in YaleNews and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university.



Gather at the West Campus Barn and learn about all things maple. The event will include workshops and talks on topics ranging from plant physiology to climate change to cultural history. Free; register in advance. 250 West Campus Drive, Orange. 1-5 p.m.

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Yale Concert Band Centennial Season Closer

Catch the final performance of the Yale Concert Band as it presents Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and Frank Ticheli’s Symphony No. 1, featuring Yale School of Music tenor Luis Aguilar Regalado. Free. Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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Van Gogh in Arles II: Friends and Models

Attend the fourth lecture in the series “Vincent van Gogh’s Turning Points,” which will consider van Gogh’s artistic ideals and the difficulties posed by his volatile personality, in particular his friendship with Paul Gauguin, who worked with the Dutch painter for nine weeks before his sudden departure following a frightening altercation. Free; seating is limited. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Other Hearts in Other Lands

Listen to the Yale Symphony Orchestra, featuring saxophonist Nick DeWalt, winner of the William Waite Concerto Competition, perform Takashi Yoshimatsu’s Cyber Bird Concerto and Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” Op. 26, “The Oceanides,” Op. 76, “Var et en drom?,” “Den forsta kyssen”, Op. 37, and Symphony No. 6. Tickets: $3-$17.Woolsey Hall, 500 College St. 8-10 p.m.

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View a screening of Matthew Barney’s experimental film, which traces the story of a wolf hunt, intertwining the theme of the hunt with those of mythology and artistic creation. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1:30 p.m.

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Gundecha Brothers

Immerse yourself in the unique sounds of Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha, leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music that seeks not to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener. Free. Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Nate Smith + Kinfolk

Experience the distinctive drumming of Nate Smith when he fuses his original modern jazz compositions with R&B, pop, and hip-hop. Smith has performed with celebrated musicians, such as bassist Dave Holland, saxophonists Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane, and singers Patricia Barber, Somi, and José James. Tickets: TBA. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 2 p.m.

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Family Program: Stories and Art

Travel with children of all ages to distant times and faraway lands through artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery. Teaching staff will tell folk tales, myths, and stories from around the world that highlight unique features of selected objects in the collection. Drawing materials are available for older children. Free. Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.

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Music for Palm Sunday

Celebrate Palm Sunday with the Yale Camerata, performing music by Buxtehude, Barber, Pärt, Beethoven, and Shaw. Free. Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring St. 4 p.m.

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