Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense automatically leads to involuntary experience in another. Assistant Professor Leslie Amper will offer a multi-media recital/lecture featuring composers and artists with synesthesia. The recital, featuring music by Mozart, Liszt, Ligeti, Beach, and Scriabin, will be followed by a discussion about synesthesia and its effect on the artists. Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30pm.
Island Moving Company’s (IMC) dancers use their classical ballet training to explore innovative collaborations with passion—“fusing conceptual risk with technical prowess” (Lewis Segal, LA Times). For this special appearance, the Newport-based company presents a repertory program featuring works by IMC’s Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, as well as other Rhode Island choreographers, plus the premiere of a new work for the full company by Puerto Rican choreographer Rodney Rivera. Tickets are required but are free of charge.
An authentic Cuban sound mixed with other contemporary influences has earned local band Clave & Blues a significant following across New England. The group includes professional musicians from Berklee College of Music and is directed by Cuban pianist Anibal Cruz, who graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba and currently studies at Berklee.
Emerson Dining Hall, 8p.m.