Along with 70+ classes each semester, and the Lunch and Learn Programs,
WILL also co-sponsors Community Events and WNMU Programs of interest to our members.
See a partial list of the programs we are sponsoring -
Will Programs 2016- 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

WNMU Light Hall, 7:00 pm, $25

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro are paragon interpreters of son, Cuba’s national music genre par excellence. Decades before the Buena Vista Social Club, the septet performed the compositions of its namesake, transforming them into international standards of the son tradition.

Septeto Nacional is a Grammy-nominated Cuban son group founded by master musician Ignacio Piñeiro. Were there a Pope for Cuban son, it would be Ignacio Piñeiro, an excellent sonero, singer, and composer who became a friend and inspiration to George Gershwin. His septet played on all of Havana’s radio stations in the early part of the 20th century. They crafted a refined and artistically arranged son cubano with many hits that have become part of the classic repertoire, and are credited with creating the original form of salsa. Please note: For the Septeto Nacional Concert and all events in Light Hall, it is advisable to get your tickets early as the venue is often filled to capacity for many events in this venue. Please go to the WNMU Cultural Affairs website to purchase tickets online. Or, for concerts and free events, please go to the Harlan Hall office for tickets. Or, phone 575-538-6179.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Mystery of Memory in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca
WNMU Lecture Series

WNMU Light Hall, 6:30 pm
Free Admission

Felipe de Ortego y Gasca is a Scholar in Residence (Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Public Policy) at Western New Mexico University; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Cultural Studies, Texas State University System.

For more than 400 years Hamlet has been one of the theater’s most successful plays. More has probably been written about Hamlet, the Prince, than about any other figure in literature, for the play is ostensibly enshrouded in a mystery of words about politics, theology, and morality in Denmark via 17th century Elizabethan England.  This lecture unravels the impediment of memory from clues explicit in the text of Hamlet.

There will be a meet and greet directly after the Lecture.

Friday, May 5, 2017
The Birds of Chicago

6:00 pm Melanie Zipin & the Sugar Leafs

WNMU Gardens adjacent to
Light Hall, 7:00 pm

Welcome back Silver City Favorites, Birds of Chicago. With stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts.