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10.27.21 Portrait Concert: George Lewis, 8 pm (preconcert talk at 7:30 pm)

(All event times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time)

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Now available to watch for a limited time: our videos from the Louis C. Elson Lecture on October 14 featuring Wadada Leo Smith with Vijay Iyer and Andrew Cyrille. This playlist, available to watch until November 3, includes a premiere of Smith's Mercy in Three Movements as well as a Q&A with Smith and Professor Iyer. Wadada Leo Smith has been a major force in music for over 40 years, known largely in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free jazz. Transcending the bounds of genre or idiom, he distinctly defines his music, tirelessly inventive in both sound and approach, as “Creative Music.”

Applications are now open for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. The Starr fellowships for 2022-23 will be available exclusively to recent Ph.D. recipients working on topics in Jewish Studies and the Arts, including History of Art and Architecture, Visual Studies and Visuality, History of Music and Ethnomusicological studies, History of Theater and Dance, and Performance Studies. Read more at the Center for Jewish Studies website.

Harvard Department of Music seeks Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Music. More information can be found here.

Honoring the Legacy of Eileen Southern