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Archive of Events

(From 2015 to the present in chronological order)

Fall 2015

Monday, September 28 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Sumanth Gopinath, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
“‘Departing to Other Spheres’: Psychedelic Science Fiction, Perspectival Embodiment, and the Hermeneutics of Steve Reich’s Four Organs (1970)”

Sunday October 4 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MEMORIAL: David Hughes
David Hughes, Fanny Peabody Professor of Music, emeritus, will be remembered with words and music.

Friday October 16 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet no. 16 in E-flat Major, op. 10, no. 4, K. 428 (1783)
Karol Szymanowski, String Quartet no. 1, op. 37 (1917)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, String Quartet no. 1 in D Major, op. 11 (1871)

Monday October 19 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Seth Kim-Cohen, Art Institute of Chicago
“The Future of No Future: Rock and Roll vs. Modernism”

Wednesday October 21 at 5:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER: Jean-Paul Montagnier, Universite de Lorraine, France, and McGill University
“The Choirbook Tradition in France from the Early 17th Century to the Eve of the Revolution (ca. 1780)”
Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminars in History of the Book and Eighteenth-Century Studies.

POSTPONED: Thursday October 22 at 4:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
GIVING VOICE: A Conversation with Plácido Domingo
Acclaimed tenor will discuss his life, career, and advocacy for Hispanic/Latino arts and culture. Moderated by Tamar Herzog, Professor of Latin American Affairs and of History, and Anne Shreffler, Professor of Music. Presented by the FAS Division of Arts and Humanities, Office for the Arts at Harvard, and Cervantes Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States.
Postponed due to artist’s illness.

Saturday October 24 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Richard Haynes, clarinet
Ann Cleare, eyam i (it takes an ocean not to)
Manuela Meier, new work
Maxwell Phillips, new work
Timothy McCormack, RAW MATTER
Trevor Bača, Myrkr

Saturday October 24 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Igor Stravinsky, Feu d’artifice, op. 4 (1908)
Oliver Knussen, Flourish with Fireworks, op. 22 (1988)
Johannes Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C Minor, op. 68 (1876)

Tuesday November 3 at 5:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER OPERA SEMINAR: Emily Dolan
“The Operatic Worlds of the Orchestra”

Friday November 6 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY AND WELLESLEY COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT: Voices Unite

Monday November 9 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Jocelyne Guilbault, University of California, Berkeley
“Labors of Love: Theorizing Work Ethics through Musical Biography”

Tuesday, November 17 at 5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
LOUIS C. ELSON LECTURE
Angélique Kidjo
“Spirit Rising: An afternoon with Angélique Kidjo”
Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and world activist from Benin. Kidjo is the the Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor, Louis C. Elson Lecturer and Blodgett Distinguished Artist in Residence. Co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center.

Wednesday November 18 at 4:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MASTER CLASS: Angélique Kidjo
Sponsored by the Office for the Arts Learning From Performers.

Saturday November 21 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD/NEC CONCERT
Robert Schumann, Five Pieces in Folk Style, op. 102 (1849)
Paul Hindemith, Der Schwanendreher (1935)
Theobald Boehm, Grande Polonaise in D Major, op. 16 (1831)
Niccolò Paganini, 24 Capricci (1802–1817)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 19 (1901)
Jonah Philion, Proxy (world premiere)
Performed by Harvard/NEC dual degree students Sophie Applbaum, cello; Alex Beyer, piano; Audrey Chen, cello; Jonah Philion, saxophone and composer; Aristo Sham, piano; Martine Thomas, viola; Annie Wu, flute.

Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no. 11 in F Minor (“Serioso”), op. 95 (1810)
György Kurtág, String Quartet, op. 1 (1859)
Robert Schumann, String Quartet no. 1 in A Minor, op. 41, no. 1 (1842)
This concert is in conjunction with Music for Food and benefits Food for Free, a Cambridge-based nonprofit rescuing fresh food that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to those in need. 100% of your donation will go toward Food for Free’s food rescue work.

Thursday, December 3; Friday, December 4, Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 pm
Horner Room, Agassiz Theater
HARVARD EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT: Handel’s Alexander’s Feast
Directed by Steve Kunis ‘17
Music directed by Sam Wu ‘17 and Sean Rodan ‘17. Produced by Sumire Hirotsuru ‘16 and Henry Shreffler ‘18. Fashion Line by Saad Amer ‘16. Featuring Emily Thorner, soprano; Sara Weaver, alto; Andy Troska ‘17, tenor; Andrew O’Shanick, bass.

Friday December 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theater
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM with the HANDEL & HAYDN SOCIETY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Handel’s Messiah
Introductory presentation by Thomas F. Kelly. Performance to raise awareness and resources for the Y2Y shelter for young adults opening in Harvard Square.

Wednesday, December 9 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Room 9, Music Building
IMAGINING A MUSIC CURRICULUM IN A NEW CENTURY: A Symposium hosted by Faculty and Graduate Students
9:15–10:00: Bagels and coffee, Taft Lounge, Music Building (1st floor)
10:00: Introductory Remarks, Carol J. Oja, Alexander Rehding,  and Hayley Fenn
10:15–12:00: The Music History Sequence and its Others, Matthew Leslie Santana, moderator
10:15–10:45: Integrating Difference and Community Engagement into the Music Curriculum, Bonnie Gordon
10:45–11:15: In a Century of Ongoing Migrations, How Can the Study of Global Music Help Students Articulate a Hybrid Sense of Place? Loren Kajikawa
12:00–1:00: Lunch (provided)
1:00–2:30: Uncommon Practice, Bill O’Hara, moderator
1:00–1:30: Reconfiguring Discussions about Race and Ethnicity in the Music Classroom, Ellie Hisama
1:30–2:00: Musical Materials and Techniques in the Digital Age, Roger Moseley
2:30–3:00: Coffee
3:00–4:30. Civic Humanities and Concluding Discussion, Hayley Fenn, moderator
3:00–3:30: Promoting Civic Engagement through Music, Mark Katz
3:30-4:30: Concluding discussion
4:30: Reception

Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
MUSIC 280R: Theorizing Improvisation: A Symposium
Final presentations from Vijay Iyer’s Music 280r Seminar: Will Bennett; Felipe Ledesma-Nuñez; Matthew Leslie-Santana; Laila Smith; Carlos Snaider; Meera Sury; Rajna Swaminathan; Jeff Williams.

Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 266: Creative Music Seminar: Recital
Jonah Philion ‘18, saxophone, compositions;
Aditya Raguram ‘18, piano, compositions; Jacob Lurye ‘18, drums, compositions; Kyle Matsuda ‘16, piano, compositions; Jacob Gollub ‘17, guitar, compositions; Eden Girma ‘18, voice, compositions; Ryan Park-Chan ‘18, saxophone, compositions; Carlos Snaider ‘17, guitar, compositions; David Adewumi (NEC), trumpet, compositions; Cole Davis (Berklee), bass; Mario Fabrizio (NEC), drums.

Spring 2016

January 27 at 12:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center
SPRING COLLOQUIUM: Vijay Iyer
W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center presents Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts Iyer in their lunchtime series.

January 29–30
Music Building
GRADUATE MUSIC FORUM CONFERENCE: Musical Cartographies
An interdisciplinary conferencer hosted by the Harvard University Graduate Music Forum. 
Keynote: Arun Saldanha, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Minnesota
Schedule and information

Tuesday February 2 at 5:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER OPERA SEMINAR: Christine Jeanneret, University of Copenhagen
“The Body’s Eloquence: Singing, Acting and Moving in Early Italian Opera”

Friday February 5 at 3:00 pm
Room 6, Music Building
GABRIEL KAHANE, composer/performer
Moderated by Osnat Netzer
A singer-songwriter with an eclectic style mixing a classical background with modern folk-pop influences, Gabriel Kahane will discuss his work during a conversation with Osnat Netzer, composer, pianist and member of the Music faculty at Harvard. Sponsored by Learning From Performers.

Saturday February 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC: Jack Quartet
New works by Harvard composers
HGNM website

POSTPONED: Monday February 8 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Farah Griffin, Columbia University
“He Put Me Outdoors: Toni Morrison, Billie Holiday and the Ethics of a Dispossessed People”
Postponed due to snow.

Thursday February 11 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Alex Boyer and George Li
Solo Chinese piano music

Friday February 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
UNDERGRADUATE COMPOSERS CONCERT: Callithumpian Consort
Works by Phillip Golub ’16, Ari Korotkin ’17, Sean Rodan ’17, Brandon Snyder ’18, Ben Wetherfield ’17, Jake Wilder-Smith ’16, and Sam Wu ’17.
Funded in part by the Einziger Endowment for Undergraduate Composition.

Saturday February 27 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Gustav Mahler, Totenfeier (1888)
Jean Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D Major, op. 43 (1902)

Saturday February 27 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HOLDEN CHORUSES CONCERT: Junior Parents Weekend Choral Matinée
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Harvard Choruses website

Monday February 29 at 4:00 pm
Memorial Church
OPEN REHEARSAL: Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
With the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Christoph Wolff, moderator.
Fantasia chromatica in D Minor, BWV 903, Christopher Grills, harpsichord
Sinfonia from Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29, Thomas Sheehan, organ
Contrapunctus I from Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080, Danilo Bonina and William Joo, violins; Ken Allen, viola; Saskia Keller, cello
Bezuidenhout first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize as well as the audience prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition. Bezuidenhout is a frequent guest artist with the world’s leading ensembles including The Freiburger Barockorchester, Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Orchestra of the 18th Century, English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Concerto Köln, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and Collegium Vocale Gent, in many instances assuming the role of guest director. He has performed with celebrated artists including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Pieter Wispelwey, Daniel Hope, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Viktoria Mullova, Carolyn Sampson and Mark Padmore.
More information

Friday, March 4–Sunday, March 6
CGIS, 1737 Cambridge St.
CONCERTS AND CONFERENCE on the Music of South, Central, and West Asia
Sponsored by The South Asia Institute at Harvard, The Committee on Inner Asian and Altai Studies at Harvard, The Department of Music at Harvard, The Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Asia Center, Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities.
Conference panels on Jewish Music in West and Central Asia; Religion and music in Northeast India and the Panjab; Afghan Music in Transnational perspectives; The Sindhi Connection: Shrines, Poetics, and (Ethical) Performance from Kachchh to the Gulf of Makran; Islamicate Modernities; Percussive Affects: Perspectives on Music, Theater and Ritual Across Central and South Asia.
Keynote: Stephen Blum, CUNY Graduate Center
Conference website

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
HWE website

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Auburn Lee ’17, Piano Concerto
Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a (1873)
Arnold Schoenberg, Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1933) (featuring the Parker Quartet)
Bach Society Orchestra website

Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no. 2 in G Major, op. 18, no. 2 (1798–1800)
Kai Polzhofer, Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso*
Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115 (1891) with Charles Neidich
*winner of the Blodgett Composition Competition

Sunday, March 6 at 5:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
SENIOR THESIS RECITAL: Sumire Hirotsuru, violin
Music of the 20th Century: from Eastern Europe to the New World.
Stravinsky, Bartók, Prokofiev, Villa-Lobos, Piazolla, and Reich.

Monday, March 7 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
SENIOR THESIS RECITAL: Joshuah Campbell, voice
Black American Jazz Musicians in Paris, the 20th Century
Works by Gershwin, Porter, Brel, Salvant, and more.

Wednesday, March 23 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
SENIOR THESIS RECITAL: George Ko, piano
The Chopin Project
Frédéric Chopin’s Etudes op. 10, Sonata no. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 35, and Scherzo no. 3 in C-sharp Minor, op. 39.

March 23–March 26
Tufts University, Medford, MA
CONFERENCE: Utopian Listening: The Late Electroacoustic Music of Luigi Nono; Technologies, Aesthetics, Histories, Futures
Co-sponsored by the Music Departments of Tufts and Harvard Universities.

Friday, March 25 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
UNDERGRADUATE RECITAL
Audrey Chen, cello; Dominique Kim, flute; Patrick Pan, piano; Sean Rodan, composition; Martine Thomas, viola; Brian Zhao, cello.

Monday March 28 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Alexandra Hui, Mississippi State University
“Sonifying Space: Background Music and New Forms of Listening in the First Half of the Twentieth Century”

Monday, March 28 at 4:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
CIRCUMFERENCE BETWEEN: Singing Celan Translating Dickinson
Composer Richard Beaudoin, Harvard University, is joined by soprano Sarah Pelletier, Princeton University, and pianist Lois Shapiro, Wellesley College, for a performance and discussion of selections from Beaudoin’s in-progress song cycle based on Paul Celan’s German translations of poems by Emily Dickinson. Presented by the Re-Thinking Translation Seminar, cosponsored by the Department of Music.

Tuesday March 29 at 5:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER OPERA SEMINAR: Angela Ida de Benedictis, Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
“Berio’s Music Theater Works Composed in the U.S. During the 1960s”

Thursday March 31 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Matthew Leslie Santana, violin; Daniel Walden, piano

Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
THELA E. GOLDBERG CONCERT
Harvard Group for New Music
Distractfold Ensemble
New Works by Harvard Composers

Saturday April 2 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON PERFORMANCE
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Johnson, Considering Matthew Shepard (East Coast Premiere)
The Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, with Grammy Award-winning conductor and composer Craig Hella Johnson, present the East Coast premiere of Considering Matthew Shepard, a “fusion-oratorio” that tells the story of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming freshman. Poet and lyricist Lesleá Newman (author of Heather Has Two Mommies) will join Jason Marsden (AB, ’94), Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Craig Hella Johnson, and Harvard’s Director of Choral Activities, Andrew Clark, for a post-concert conversation with the audience. Professor Michael McGaghie (AB, ’01) Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Macalester College will give a pre-concert talk.
Harvard Choruses website

Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 pm
Memorial Church
HARVARD BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra presents its annual chamber music concert! Works of J.S. Bach (The Art of Fugue and a Goldberg Variations arrangement) interspersed with other German and French offerings by Buxtehude, Biber, de la Guerre, and Rosenmüller. Plus a trio sonata by HBCO member Albano Berberi!

Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
FROMM PLAYERS AT HARVARD CONCERT: Creative Music Convergences
April 7
7:30 pm
Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith*
Nicole Mitchell | Tomeka Reid | Mike Reed
9:00 pm
Okkyung Lee
Steve Lehman Octet
April 8
7:30 pm
Craig Taborn
Wadada Leo Smith* and Ikue Mori
9:00 pm
Courtney Bryan
Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio
*Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor

Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 pm
Menschel Hall, Harvard Arts Musuems, 32 Quincy St.
BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE: Improvisation, Freedom, and the Arts
In this symposium, which is sponsored by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts, we consider the power of individual and collective improvisation in/at/as moments of crisis, turmoil, or social change. We examine the improvisational nature of heightened moments such as the Civil Rights struggle, the Black Lives Matter movement, police violence, election rallies, and modern campus activism. Opening remarks from poet, theorist, and University of California, Riverside professor Fred Moten. Panelists include Vijay Iyer, Harvard’s Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts (moderator); Danielle Goldman, assistant professor of dance at The New School Lang; Daphne Brooks, professor of African American studies and theater studies at Yale; Wadada Leo Smith, a composer and trumpeter who will be performing in the Fromm Players concerts as the Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor in the Department of Music; and Matthew Leslie Santana, a Harvard graduate student in ethnomusicology.

Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD JAZZ BANDS CONCERT: The Eloquent One, Celebrating Rufus Reid
Harvard Jazz Bands website

Thursday–Saturday, April 14–16 at 8:00 pm, Sunday April 17 at 3:00 pm
Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street
NEW EVENING-LENGTH DANCE WORK
By choreographers Fracesca Harper, Jill Johnson, and Mario Zambrano. Presented by the Harvard Dance Center.

Friday, April 15 at 8:00 pm Lowell Lecture Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE AND SUNDAY JAZZ BAND CONCERT

Saturday April 16 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Claude Debussy, La Mer (1905)
Igor Stravinsky, Petrushka (1911)

Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Anton Webern, Fünf Sätze, op. 5 (1909)
Béla Bartók, String Quartet no. 1, op. 1 (1909)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D Minor “Souvenir de Florence,” op. 70 (1890)*
*featuring the 2016 Parker Quartet Guest Artists

Thursday, April 18 7:00–10:00 pm
Room 6, Music Building
AN INTERACTION EXPLORATION OF ARTISTIC AND SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES
Taught by Victoria Tzotzkova and Andrew Friedman.

Tuesday April 19 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet

Wednesday April 20 at 12:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
RECITAL: Alex Beyer, piano

Thursday April 21 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Veritas Early Music Ensemble
17th-Century Italian Music

Monday April 25 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Martha Feldman, University of Chicago
“The Castrato Phantom: Moreschi, Fellini, and the Sacred Vernacular in Rome”

Tuesday April 26 at 12:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building
MUSIC 142R: Performance
Students of Yosvany Terry, Modern Jazz
Performance by the students of Music 142r, Foundations of Modern Jazz: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

Tuesday April 26 at 5:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center HUMANITIES CENTER OPERA SEMINAR: Elizabeth Hudson, Northeastern University
“From Orpheus to Opera: Verdi’s Il trovatore

Friday April 29 at 8:00 pm
Memorial Church
ARTS FIRST: Holden Showcase
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Featuring Copland’s In the Beginning and the Duruflé Requiem.

Saturday April 30 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHORUS CONCERT: Mozart, Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, K. 339
Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus with professional orchestra and soloists.
Harvard Choruses website

Sunday May 1 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Monday, May 2 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm

All performances in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concerts

Sunday May 1 at 2:00 pm
Holden Chapel
SPRING HOLDEN VOICE RECITAL
Singers from the Holden Choruses
Harvard Choruses website

Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 173: Concert
Performance of works by the students of Music 173: Creative Music.

Wednesday May 11 at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Thursday May 12 at 8:00 pm

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 167: Electronic Music Performance
Performance by students of Hans Tutschku’s Music 167, Electronic Music Composition, with the Hydra speaker orchestra

Monday May 16 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
ENSEMBLE RECHERCHE CONCERT
Performance by HGNM resident ensemble: Chaya Czernowin, Lovesong (2010)
Younghi Pagh Paan, Wundgeträumt (2005)
Brian Ferneyhough, Liber Scintillarum (2012)
Johannes Maria Staud, Wheat, not oats, dear. I'm afraid (2015, US premiere)

Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Ensemble Recherche
New Works by Harvard Composers
HGNM website

Saturday May 21 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT: Farewell to Cambridge
Harvard Choruses website

Fall 2016

Sunday, August 7 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD SUMMER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Fairytales and Simple Gifts
Featuring works by Mozart, Sibelius, and Copland.

Wednesday, August 17 at 9:30 am
Davison Room, Music Building
2016 PERSPECTIVES ON CHINESE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: Music Theory, Composition, and Performance Workshop
Morning Session 9:30–noon
Robert Volkman, Juilliard School of Music
“A Schenkerian Perspective on the Synthesis of Jiang Kui and Tonality in Bright Sheng’s Flute Moon
Rachel C. Walker, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
“In an Instant: An Exploration of Musical Time in Gao Ping’s Between Finger Flicks
(Demonstration by Pipa player RunYu Qian)
Yanyang Li, Soochow University School of Music
“Modern Variations on an Ancient Theme in Chou Wen-chung’s The Willows are New
Julia Glenn, Juilliard School of Music
“Tonal Hearing: A Phonological Approach to the Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Music”
Afternoon Session 1:30-4:30 pm
Lyle Davidson, New England Conservatory
“The Unit of Analysis”
Tien Ning and Roy Imperio, Fitchburg State University
“A Performance and Discussion of Suite Yi Mountain Sketch by Zhao Zhang”
Yan Zheng, East China Normal University
“Western Techniques and East Asian Aesthetic Concepts in Lei Liang’s Listening for Blossoms
Keynote: Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Rutgers University
“‘Shi,’ Propensity of Things and Temporality in Contemporary Chinese Composition ”
Christopher Hasty, Harvard University
“Closing Remarks: Toward Future Research in Chinese Contemporary Music and Culture”

Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT: John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls (2002)
For the Pulitzer Centennial.

Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: David Kaminsky, University of California, Merced
“When Everywhere is Home and Everywhere is Abroad: A Non-Ethnography of the International Social Partner Dance Circuit”

Monday, September 19 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Building
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Louise Meintjes, Duke University

Monday, September 26 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Building
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Giorgio Netti

Wednesday, September 28 at 4:00 pm
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute
2016–17 RADCLIFFE FELLOWS’ PRESENTATION SERIES: Carol J. Oja
“Marian Anderson and the Desegregation of the American Concert Stage”
Hailed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, Marian Anderson used her talent and celebrity to advance civil rights. Her 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial defied a ban excluding African American performers from Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, and her 1955 debut at the Metropolitan Opera ended the Met’s exclusion of African American singers in starring roles. This lecture—which includes audio and video of Anderson in performance—repositions those landmarks as part of the little-discussed history of institutional segregation in the classical music business.
This presentation is part of HUBweek, a creative festival founded by the Boston Globe, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mass General Hospital to celebrate innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
HUMANITIES CENTER OPERA SEMINAR: Kerry Murphy, University of Melbourne
“Thomas Quinlan (1881–1951) and his ‘All-Red’ opera tours, 1912 and 1913”

Friday, September 30 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Benjamin Britten, String Quartet no. 2 in C Major, op. 36 (1945)
Franz Schubert, String Quartet no. 15 in G Major, op. 161, D. 887 (1826)

Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MOMENTA QUARTET CONCERT: Music of Julián Carrillo
String Quartet no. 3 “Dos bosquejos” (1928)
I. “Meditación”: Maestoso-Allegretto 
II. “En secreto”: Muy largamente
String Quartet no. 6 (ca. 1937, Boston premiere)
I. Allegro impulsivo-Tranquilo-Allegro-Vivo-Maestoso
String Quartet no. 8 (ca. 1959)
I. Poco mosso  
II. Lentamente
III. Scherzo: Allegretto
IV. Final: Allegro
Between 1903 and 1964 Carrillo composed thirteen string quartets. Notwithstanding its being a unique collection of major works for string quartet by one of Latin America’s foremost composers, this repertory has received little attention from performers and musicologists. Taken as a cycle, Carrillo’s string quartets show the diversity of aesthetic tendencies developed and embraced by the composer throughout his long artistic career.

Thursday, October 13 at 4:00 pm
Holden Chapel
OPEN HOUSE: Harvard/Berklee Dual Degree Program
Come hear about the new program! Performances by Harvard and Berklee students.

Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Zuzana Jurkova, The Charles University, Prague
“Music Penetrating the Iron Curtain: The Case of Karel Kryl”

Friday, October 14 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
MONTAGE CONCERT: Harvard Wind Ensemble, Monday Jazz Band, and Harvard University Band

Friday, October 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Please join us for BachSoc’s season premiere! Enjoy Bach/Webern’s Ricercar from The Musical Offering, Weber’s Der Freischütz overture, and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, all performed by Harvard’s premier chamber orchestra and directed by Sasha Scolnik-Brower ’17.

Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
BANDS OF THE BEANPOT CONCERT: Harvard Wind Ensemble, Northeastern University Wind Ensemble, Boston University Wind Ensemble, and Boston College Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, October 18 at 12:15 pm
Holden Chapel
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet no. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 12 (1829)
I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante
II. Canzonetta - Allegretto
Benjamin Britten, String Quartet no. 2 in C Major, op. 36 (1945)
I. Allegro calmo senza rigore
II. Vivace
III. Chacony

Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: with Rage Thormbones
New works by Harvard composers.

Sunday, October 23 at 8:00 pm
First Church, Cambridge
HARVARD UNIVERSITY CHOIR CONCERT: Stephen Paulus’s The Three Hermits
Under the direction of Edward Elwyn Jones, the Harvard University Choir will present Stephen Paulus’s church opera The Three Hermits. Based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy, the opera features a colorful cast of characters richly portrayed through Paulus’s striking and beautiful music. The opera focuses on the themes of humility, tolerance, and servitude, making it of particular relevance in our current climate. The performance features local soloists David McFerrin and Clare McNamara.

Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
CONCERT: Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
Emily Bishai, Christina Bianco, and Elias Miller present two performances of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s seminal masterpiece, Orfeo ed Euridice. Our performance features soloists Maddie Studt (Orfeo), Christina Bianco (Euridice), and Charlotte McKechnie (Amore) accompanied by full orchestra and chorus. Based on a story from Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Christoph Willibaud Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice is a masterpiece that represents a turning point in the history of opera. Gluck’s handling of music and drama, made possible by a synthesis of characteristics from French and Italian Opera, was revolutionary and profoundly influenced the music of many great opera composers to come. We will present this opera in concert format.

Friday, November 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
CHORAL CONCERT: Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Radcliffe Choral Society: One Voice

Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
JAZZ CONCERT: Harvard Jazz Bands and guest

Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
FRESHMAN PARENTS WEEKEND CONCERT: Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E Minor, op. 93 (1953)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony no. 31 in D Major, “Paris,” K. 297/300a (1778)

Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm
The Horner Room, Aggasiz Hall
RANDY WESTON CELEBRATION
Celebrate the university’s acquisition of his historic archive of papers, scores, recordings, and photographs. Highlights from the Weston archive of papers, scores, recordings, and photographs, conversation with Randy Weston and historian Robin Kelly, performance by Weston and his African Rhythms Quintet.

Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm** (note different time and location)
Room 9, Music Building
HUMANITIES CENTER: OPERA SEMINAR
The Humanities Center’s Opera Seminar presents Nicholas McGegan with Cassandra Extavour (soprano) in a workshop on vocal ornamentation in Handel operas.

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
Holden Chapel
ANTIOCH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Works by Harvard student composers

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Join BachSoc and friends for our annual matinee concert featuring several amazing guests! Sam Wu ’17 will be conducting Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, while Sean Rodan ’17 will be leading us in Debussy’s Petite Suite. We will also be playing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the winner of our 2016–17 concerto competition, Bennett Parsons ’18, on the soprano saxophone. Bring your kids and your friends to this family-friendly concert! Also, stick around afterwards to enjoy some cookies and milk (courtesy of Insomnia Cookies).
Bach Society Orchesta website

Monday, November 14 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Brian Kane, Yale University
“Hearing Double: Jazz and Ontology”

Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Francesco Spagnolo, University of California, Berkeley
“Marginal Cosmopolitans: Cultural Mobility and the Musical Representation of Italian Jewish Identity”

CANCELED: Wednesday, November 16 at 5:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
CONVERSATION with Ray and Maria Stata Music Director Andris Nelsons about the state of symphony
With Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Director Mark Volpe; William I. Bernell Artistic Administrator and Director of Tanglewood Anthony Fogg; Director of the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra Federico Cortese; moderated by James Edward Ditson Professor of Music Anne C. Shreffler.

Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
ITALIAN BAROQUE MUSIC FROM THE JEWISH GHETTO
Nicholas McGegan, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar and conductor
Music of Salamone Rossi with commentary by Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar Nicholas McGegan. Commentary by Francesco Spagnolo, scholar. With Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Yale Voxtet from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and instrumentalists from Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players.

Friday, November 18 at 3:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building
MASTER CLASS: Sherezade Panthaki
Learning From Performers and Music Department present soprano Sherezade Panthaki. An acknowledged star in the early-music field, she has developed strong collaborations with many of the world’s leading interpreters including, among others, Nicholas McGegan, Mark Morris, Simon Carrington and Masaaki Suzuki, with whom she made her New York Philharmonic debut in a program of Bach and Mendelssohn. Panthaki, currently a Christoph Wolff Visiting Performer at the Harvard University Department of Music, will conduct a master class for Harvard undergraduate singers.

Friday, November 18 at 12:30 pm
Fogg Art Museum Courtyard
MUSIC 181: Viol Consort Concert
Students from Music 181, Renaissance Music perform a lunchtime concert.

Friday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-YALE FOOTBALL CONCERT: Harvard Glee Club and Yale Glee Club

Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in D Major, op. 71, no. 2 (1793)
Tan Dun, Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
Antonín Dvořák, String Quintet no. 3, op. 97 (1893) (with Kim Kashkashian, viola)

Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
CONCERT: Handel’s L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Nicholas McGegan, conductor
With the Harvard University Choir and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Soloists: Amanda Forsythe, Sherezade Panthaki, Aaron Sheehan, Sumner Thompson.

Monday, November 21 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
PRESENTATION: Alejandro Madrid
“Secreto a voces: Excess, Performance, and Jotería in Juan Gabriel’s Vocality”
Madrid is Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Music and Associate Professor at Cornell University.

Tuesday, November 29 at 4:10 pm
MINDA DE GUNZBURG CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES: Jeremy Eichler
“Sounding the Inexpressable: Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw and the Birth of Postwar Musical Memory.”

Friday, December 2 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Friday, December 2 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD GLEE CLUB AND RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT: Christmas in Sanders

Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 175: Chamber Music Concert
Chamber Music Concert by the students of Music 175: Shostakovich and the Soviet Union.

Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHORUS CONCERT

Sunday December 4 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Chamber Music Concert by the students of Music 189.

Monday December 5 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Chamber Music Concert by the students of Music 189.

Tuesday December 6 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 142: CONCERT
Concert by the students of Music 142: Foundations of Modern Jazz.

Tuesday December 6 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Chamber Music Concert by the students of Music 189.

Wednesday, December 7 at 2:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 174: Concert
Concert by the students of Music Music 174: Creative Music Workshop.

Wednesday, December 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Audrey Chen, cello

Thursday, December 8 at 12:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Alexander Beyer, piano
J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations

Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 pm
Dudley House Dining Room
DUDLEY JAZZ BANDS FALL CONCERT
The Dudley Jazz Bands Fall Concert featuring special guest Yosvany Terry on saxophone, chekere, and compositions
Pre-concert conversation with Yosvany Terry and Hutchins Center Fellow Ivor Miller at 7:15pm.
Sponsored by Dudley House and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Sunday, December 11 at 11:00 am
Knafel Center in Radcliffe Yard
HARVARD VIOL CONSORT PERFORMANCE
The Harvard Viol Consort has been named the recipient of this year’s Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant awarded by the Viola da Gamba Society of New England. This student group, created by Professor Kate van Orden with the assistance of viola da gambist, Laura Jeppesen, is created anew each fall in Music 181r: “Performance and Culture: Renaissance Music.” The goal of this class, which combines academic research with hands-on study of the viola da gamba, is to teach students to become cultivated amateurs and to find the ease of a Renaissance viol player. The Silbiger grant will enable students enrolled in this class to perform with professional local viol players, Jane Hershey, Michael Sponseller and James Williamson in a performance interspersed into regular Sunday service with the Harvard University Choir under the direction of Ed Jones. Works will include music by Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd.

Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 pm

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 164 AND MUSIC 179: Concerts
Concert by the students of Music 164: Introduction to Electronic Music and Music 179: Advanced Electronics: Transforming the Singing Voice, with the Hydra speaker orchestra.

Spring 2017

Friday/Saturday, February 3–4
Music Building
GRADUATE MUSIC FORUM CONFERENCE: Black Lives Matter: Music, Race, and Justice
Keynote: Matthew D. Morrison
Keynote/performer: Imani Uzuri
Schedule and information

Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 pm
Boston Symphony Hall
CONCERT: Considering Matthew Shepard
The Harvard Choruses will be a part of a performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s musical masterwork together with singers from Berklee-Boston Conservatory and Johnson’s GRAMMY-award winning ensemble, Conspirare. The studio recording of this work debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart following a September 9, 2016 release on the Harmonia Mundi label, and is nominated for a 2016 GRAMMY award.
More information

Monday, February 6 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in D Major, op. 71, no. 2 (1793)
Benjamin Britten, String Quartet no. 2 in C Major, op. 36 (1945)
Franz Schubert, String Quartet no. 15 in G Major, op. 161, D. 887 (1826)

Monday, February 6 at 7:10 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Jordi Savall, Musician and Unesco Artist for Peace
Virtuoso Catalan gamba player Jordi Savall will discuss music and cross-cultural exchange in a round table with Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music, Prof. Virginie Greene, Chair of the Committee on Medieval Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Maria Dasca Batalla, Romance Languages and Literatures. Presented in partnership with Provostial Fund Comittee, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Music, Committee on Medieval Studies, Institut Ramon Ilull, and Boston Early Music Festival.

Wednesday, February 8 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
LECTURE: Robert Millis
Sound artist Robert Millis presents an illustrated lecture on the first sound recordings made in India (c. 1902) and about his recent book Indian Talking Machine (on Sublime Frequencies). Millis was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in India in 2012 and 2013 where he worked with both record collectors and Indian sound artists.

Monday February 13 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT

Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
John Gabriel, Peabody Institute/Johns Hopkins University
“Topical Opera in Troubled Times: Two Late Zeitopern of Ernst Toch and Ernst Krenek”

Friday, February 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD COMPOSERS ASSOCIATION with Callithumpian Consort
New works by Harvard undergraduate composers.

Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
Petra Rivera-Rideau, Wellesley College
“‘Introducing Enrique Iglesias, artista urbano’: (Re-)Constructing (Afro-)Latinidad in Latin Urban Music”

Friday February 24 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Friday February 24 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD GLEE CLUB: Junior Parents Weekend Concert

Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
George Gershwin, An American in Paris (1928)
Concerto Competition Winner

Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet no. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 12 (1829)
Sivan Cohen Elias, Encrypt (Blodgett Composition winner)
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet no. 3 in F Major, op. 73 (1946)

Tuesday, February 28 at 3:15 pm
Holden Chapel
HONORS RECITAL: luz – twi – light: Esotericism and Mysticism in Creative Music
Carlos Snaider, guitar and composition
With Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam; and Martine Thomas, viola.

CANCELED: Thursday, March 2 at 5:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
Melina Esse, Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester.
Prof. Esse is the author of Saffo’s Lyre: Improvising Italy’s Past in Nineteenth-Century Opera (forthcoming from Indiana University Press).

Thursday and Friday, March 2 and 3 from 1–6 pm
All events are held at Cervantes Observatory unless otherwise noted, 2 Arrow Street, 4th floor, Cambridge
WORKSHOP: Transnational Musical Modernities
Workshop at Cervantes Observatory, Harvard University. Panels, concert, keynotes.
March 2 at 5:00 pm: Michael Birenbaum Quintero, “Disjunctive Temporalities in the Music of Colombia’s Black Pacific”
March 3 at 5:00 pm: Brigid Cohen, “Musical Cosmopolitanism and the Historiography of the Recent Past”
Concert at 7:00 pm on Friday at Lilypad (1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge).

Friday, March 3 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
FROMM PLAYERS AT HARVARD CONCERT: Talea Ensemble
George Lewis, Mnemosis (2012)
Gérard Grisey, Talea (1986)
James Dillon, New York Triptych (2011–12)

Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
FROMM PLAYERS AT HARVARD CONCERT: Talea Ensemble
Brian Ferneyhough, Incipits (1996)
Rand Steiger, A Menacing Plume (2011)
Liza Lim, Songs found in dream (2005)
Hans Tutschku, codification - memory (2016)

Wednesday, March 8 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Annie Wu, flute; Feng Niu, piano

Wednesday, March 8 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
DARMSTADT AS PHENOMENON AND EVENT—The International Summer Course for New Music from 1964 to 1990
Dorte Schmidt and Pietro Caballottti, program directors; Susanne Heiter and Kim Feser, University of Arts, Berlin; Anne Shreffler, Harvard University, with composer Christian Wolff.

Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
THE CELEBRITY SERIES OF BOSTON: Vijay Iyer Sextet

Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Yarn Wire
New works by Harvard composers.

Wednesday March 22 at 5:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
LOUIS C. ELSON LECTURE
Yo-Yo Ma
“A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Connection, and Citizenship in a Time of Change”

Thursday March 23 at 5:30 pm
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
GLOBAL CERVANTES
Roger Chartier, Paris, and University of Pennsylvania

Friday March 24 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Rebecca Saunders Fletch (2012)
Franz Schubert, Octet in F Major, D. 803 (1824) with 2017 Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award winner

Wednesday March 29 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Gavin Steingo, Princeton University
“Cosmic Whispers. Kapwani Kiwanga’s Alien Speculations”

Friday March 31 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CONCERT: Bach, B Minor Mass

Tuesday, April 4 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
RECITAL: Topher Colby, bass trombone; Emma Frucht, violin; Natalie Hodges, violin; Soley Hyman, trumpet

Wednesday, April 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
John Lee, cello; Jayoung Kim, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, 7 Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen,” WoO 46 (1801)
Johannes Brahms, Cello Sonata no. 2 in F Major, op. 99 (1886)

Thursday, April 6 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
COMPOSITION THESIS RECITAL: Auburn Lee, Ari Korotkin, and Sam Wu

Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theater
HARVARD JAZZ BANDS CONCERT with Jazz Artist in Residence Cassandra Wilson

Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BRATTLE STREET CHAMBER PLAYERS SPRING CONCERT
Featuring works by Bach, Britten, Barber, and Mamuya (’18).

Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
HARVARD BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Works of Telemann, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach.

Monday April 10 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Barwick Colloquium: Farah Griffin, Columbia University
“Songbirds and WonderLove: The Ethereal Soul of Syreeta Wright, Minnie Riperton, and Deniece Williams”

Monday April 10
Barker Center
ROMA CONFERENCE
The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host the Fifth Annual Roma Conference, Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution, at Harvard University to mark International Roma Day. The event will bring together academic, literary, artistic, and student communities to explore the contributions of the Roma community to global culture, arts, and material production.
More information

Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
A Conversation with ANDRIS NELSONS
Andris Nelsons, Ray and Maria Stata Music Director, Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
Mark Volpe, Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Director, BSO
Anthony Fogg, William I. Bernell Artistic Administrator and Director of Tanglewood, BSO
Federico Cortese, Senior Lecturer on Music and Director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Harvard University
Moderated by Anne C. Shreffler, James Edward Ditson Professor of Music, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Affiliate of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.

Wednesday, April 12 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD-NEC DUAL DEGREE STUDENT RECITAL: Audrey Chen, cello; Andrew Hyung-Do Kim, piano; Dominque Kim, flute; Martine Thomas, viola; Sarah Yeoh-Wang, harp

Saturday April 15 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Béla Bartók, The Miraculous Mandarin, op. 19, Sz. 73 (1926)
George Gershwin, An American in Paris (1928)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, op. 60 (1806)

Monday April 17 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Barwick Colloquium: Benjamin Piekut, Cornell University
“Feral Modernism”

Tuesday April 18 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Peter McMurray, Harvard University
“Sonic Refuge: Echoes of the Syrian Civil War.”

Friday April 18 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE AND SUNDAY JAZZ BAND CONCERT

Saturday April 22 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Faint Noise
Thelma E. Goldberg concert includes new works by Harvard composers written for and performed by Faint Noise.

Saturday April 22 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD CHORUSES CONCERT
Harvard Choruses performs Michael Tippett, A Child of our Time. Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard Glee Club, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Sunday April 23 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
COURSE RECITAL
Recital by students of Federico Cortese’s Opera Course: From Don Giovanni to the Requiem: Death and Darkness in Mozart’s Last Years.

Sunday April 23 at 2:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Join Harvard’s premier chamber orchestra for our final concert of the year! Come to Paine Hall to enjoy Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings featuring Matthew Anderson and Peter Kronheimer as well as Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D Major, conducted by Sasha Scolnik-Brower ’17. We will also be playing Mozart’s Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio under the baton of our Music Director-Elect Reuben Stern ’20.
Bach Society Orchestra website

Monday April 24 at 2:30 pm
Holden Chapel
COURSE RECITAL
Recital by students of George Lewis’s Creative Music Workshop.

Monday April 24 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University
Salome in the Court of Queen Christina”

Sunday April 30 at 2:00 pm
Science Center Plaza
ARTS FIRST: Yosvany Terry Quintet Concert

Sunday April 30 at 2:00 pm
Holden Chapel
SPRING HOLDEN VOICE RECITAL
Featuring singers from the Harvard Choruses.

Sunday April 30 at 2:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard
Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary  
Jody Diamond, Artist in Residence, Music Department, Harvard University, with Gamelan Si Betty
Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on The Magic Flute, featuring intricate leather puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Harvard’s Javanese-style gamelan orchestra, led by Jody Diamond with musicologist Hayley Fenn and theater director Mitchell Polonsky. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, play the instruments, and sample coffee from the islands of Indonesia.
More information

Sunday April 30 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Recital

Monday May 1 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Recital

Tuesday May 2 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
COURSE RECITAL
Recital by students of Yosvany Terry’s Music of Art Blakey.

Tuesday May 2 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Recital

Wednesday, May 3 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Bennett Parsons, saxophone

Friday May 5 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHORUS CONCERT with professional orchestra and soloists.

Tuesday May 9 at 7:30 pm
Room 9, Music Building
COURSE RECITAL
Recital by students of Chaya Czernowin’s Advanced Composition course.

Saturday May 20 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Elision Ensemble
New works by Harvard composers written for and performed by Elision Ensemble.

Fall 2017

Monday, September 18 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Julio Estrada, composer
“Memories and Shadows in the Imaginary”

Tuesday, September 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
GLAM PRESENTS THE FONEMA CONSORT
A newly created collaboration between the Harvard Music Department and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), the GLAM (Group for Latin American Musics) Concert Series is designed around the promotion of Latin American music on the Harvard campus and broader Boston community through an annual concert and associated master class. GLAM is an initiative of Harvard’s Music Department graduate students Daniel Walden, Julio Zúñiga, and Felipe Ledesma Núñez, under the mentorship of Carol Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music.
Julio Estrada, Canto Tejido, for piano (1974)
Juan Campoverde Q., Los Lugares del Deseo, for soprano, flute, clarinet, and harpsichord (2017)
Julio Estrada, Yuunohui’Tlapoa’Ehecatl, for clarinet and piano (1999)
Valeria Jonard, Lamentos y Reflejos, for two voices and Tibetan bowls
Pablo Chin, 7 Voice Studies on Chapter 34, for soprano and electronics (2015)
Julio Estrada, Yuunohui’Ehecatl, for flute (1999)

Fonema Consort is dedicated to the commissioning and promotion of new works for voice and instruments by both established and emerging composers from Latin America and its diaspora. Since its inception in 2012, Fonema has established an international reputation as one of the leading young contemporary classical music ensembles based in the United States.
There will also be a master class by Fonema on Tuesday, September 19 at 4:00 pm.

Monday, September 25 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Bill Brown, University of Chicago
“Re-Assemblage (Theory, Practice, Form)”

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Panayotis (Paddy) League, James A. Notopoulos Fellow, Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature Harvard University
“Grooving Heavy, Dancing Drunk: Mimetic Metaphors in Anatolian Greek Music”

Sunday, October 1 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet no. 22 in B-flat Major, K. 589 (1790)
György Ligeti, String Quartet no. 1, Metamorphoses noctures (1953–54)
Béla Bartók, String Quartet no. 6, Sz. 114, BB 119 (1939)

Friday, October 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
STRAVINSKY’S L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT (“A SOLDIER’S TALE”)
Presented by the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Chamber Players. Conducted by Elias Miller, narrated by Thomas Forrest Kelly, Anne Shreffler as the Soldier, Ed Jones as the Devil, and featuring players Nayoung Yang, Ross Wightman, Erica Chang, Steven Ekert, Andrew Heath, Topher Colby, Kai Trepka.
The work tells the story of a young soldier who unknowingly exchanges his violin with the devil for a book promising him untold wealth and riches. Only after he returns home does the soldier realize the true price of the trade.

Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD JAZZ BANDS: Montage Concert
Yosvany Terry, Director of Jazz Ensembles

Friday, October 13
2:30 pm
: SYMPOSIUM: Guido Adler - Musicology Then and Now
Room 9, Music Building
One-day symposium featuring papers by Christoph Wolff, Kevin Karnes, Alejandro Madrid, Judy Tsou, and Matthew Morrison.
Podium discussion: “Musicology in the 21st Century”, moderated by Professor Suzannah Clark
NOTE: There are two library exhibitions connected to this event: at Harvard’s Houghton Library, “Guido Adler, Father of Musicology” opens September 9th (through December 19th). At the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, “Guido Adler’s Library” opens October 13th (through January 22nd, 2018).
There will be an informal coffee with the curators of the Adler exhibitions at Houghton Library from 10-10:30 am on Friday, October 13th.
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8:00 pm: CONCERT of music by Adler’s students and contemporaries
by the Boston Trio
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Alexander Zemlinsky, Three Pieces for Cello and Piano (1891)
Anton Webern, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, op. 7 (1910, 1914)
Anton Webern, Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, op. 11 (1914)
Wilhelm Grosz, Shimmy und Tango (1928)
Egon Wellesz, Violin Sonata no. 2, op. 72 (1953)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Piano Trio, op. 1 (1909)

Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Please join us for the Season Premiere of the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra! Come to enjoy Stravinsky’s Suite no. 1 for Small Orchestra, Haydn’s Symphony no. 49 (“La Passione”), and Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 5 (“Reformation”), all performed by Harvard’s premiere chamber orchestra and directed by Reuben Stern ’20.
Bach Society Orchestra website

Monday, October 16 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Jennifer Iverson, University of Chicago
“Techno-Synthesis: From Vocoder Speech to Electronic Music”

Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Leslie Tilley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The Things that Make the Encounter Complex: Balinese Gamelan in North America and America in Gamelan”

Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 pm
Oberon
ANCESTRAL MEMORIES
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from the African Diaspora in the United States and former French colonies in the Americas.
Featuring Yosvany Terry, alto and sporano saxophones, chekere; Baptiste Trotignon, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Clarence Penn, drums.
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Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-YALE FOOTBALL CONCERT: Harvard Glee Club and Yale Glee Club
Harvard Choruses website

Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 pm
Sanctuary, Memorial Church
HARVARD UNIVERSITY CHOIR AND HARVARD BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo, in honor of Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly.
Harvard University Choir, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

Friday October 27 at First Church Cambridge
and Saturday October 28 at First Baptist Church of Medford
7:30 pm

HARVARD EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY: Telemann’s St. John Passion
Harvard Early Music Society premieres Georg Philipp Telemann’s 1745 St. John Passion, TWV 5:30. Co-directed by Christopher Grills and Elias Miller, and conducted by Elias Miller, HEMS’ production will feature famed singer Charles Humphries (one of the world’s most celebrated countertenors) in the tenor role of the Evangelist alongside a cast of some of the best young singers in Boston: James Lesu’i (Jesus of Nazareth), Corey Hart (Pontius Pilate), MaryRuth Lown (Soprano Soloist), and Maddie Studt (Alto Soloist). HEMS could not be more excited to present this masterpiece of Telemann’s to audiences outside of Europe for the very first time.
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Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA: Bernstein Memorial Concert
Federico Cortese, Conductor
“Lamentation” from Symphony no. 1, Jeremiah (1942)
Chichester Psalms (1965), Andrew Clark, conductor
Richard Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra (1896)
Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra website

Monday, October 30 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
GRADUATE MUSIC FORUM TALK: Sarah Collins, Durham University
“Lateness and Modernity”

Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 pm
Ground floor, Carpenter Center
COURSE CONCERT: The Great Learning by Cornelius Cardew
Concert by the students of Claire Chase’s 21st c Ensemble Workshop.

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
THELMA E. GOLDBERG CONCERT: Harvard Group for New Music with Ensemble Adapter

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CONCERT
Johannes Brahms, Requiem and J.S. Bach Actus tragicus, BWV 106
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum; Scott Allen Jarrett and Justin Blackwell, pianists; soprano soloist TBD; Sumner Thompson, baritone.
Joseph Fort, King’s College, London, concert lecture-presentation
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Tuesday, November 7 at 8:00 pm
COURSE CONCERT: Creative Music: Advanced Ensemble Workshop

Wednesday, November 8 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Audrey Chen, cello; Emily Brother, piano; Bobae Johnson, violin.
Edvard Grieg, Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano in G Major, op. 13 (1867)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, op. 19 (1901)

Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 pm
Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard
Kudiyattam [Sanskrit Theatre], performed by Nepathya
Kudiyattam is the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Recognized by Unesco as preserving “masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity,” this remarkable, visually powerful tradition survived only in Kerala, in the far southwest of the Indian sub-continent, where for centuries it was performed primarily in the great temples.
Nepathya is one of India’s premiere Kudiyattam performance groups.

Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
HARVARD JAZZ BANDS CONCERT
Yosvany Terry, Director of Jazz Ensembles
Guest Artist Residency Concert
Harvard Jazz Bands website

Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN’S CHORAL FESTIVAL
Radcliffe Choral Society and invited ensembles
Harvard Choruses website

Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA: Children’s Matinee Concert
Join the Bach Society Orchestra for our free Children’s Concert! Come to Paine Hall to enjoy Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville (featuring associate conductor Gordon Ma ’19), Bruch’s Kol Nidrei (featuring Sasha Scolnik-Brower ’17 on the cello), and Profokiev’s Peter and the Wolf narrated by Phil Gambone ’70.
Bach Society Orchestra website

Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
DUDLEY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT
The Dudley Orchestra is thrilled to invite you to our Fall concert. Join us in experiencing Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and the Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms, amidst the play of musical light and shadow connecting these two core works of the 19th-century repertoire.

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:15 pm
Sanders Theatre
CHRISTOPH WOLFF DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR RESIDENCY: Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
J.S. Bach, Cantata 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (1707–8)
Master Class featuring Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum by Christoph Wolff Distinguished Scholar Suzuki, award-winning Japanese organist, harpsichordist, and conductor.

Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD-NEC RECITAL
Featuring Miranda Agnew, trumpet; Audrey Chen, cello; Andrew Hyung-Do Kim, piano; Ashwin Krishna, guitar; Bennett Parsons, saxophone; Martine Thomas, viola; Evan Vietorisz, guitar.

Thursday, November 16 at 5:00 pm
Memorial Church
CHRISTOPH WOLFF DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR RESIDENCY: Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Open rehearsal with Harvard University Choir, conducted by Christoph Wolff Distinguished Scholar Suzuki.
J.S. Bach: Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228

Friday, November 17 at 4:00 pm
Memorial Church
CHRISTOPH WOLFF DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR RESIDENCY: Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Open rehearsal with Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Wolff Distinguished Scholar Suzuki.
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in E Minor, Wq. 178 (H. 653)

Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Igor Stravinsky, Concertino (1920)
Jean Sibelius String Quartet, Voces intimae, op. 56 (1909)
César Franck, Piano Quintet in F Minor (1879) (with Gloria Chien, piano)

Sunday, November 19 at 4:00 pm
Memorial Church
HARVARD BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Telemann, Rameau, and C.P.E. Bach: featuring Amanda Forsythe and Edward Jones.

Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Ann Lucas, Boston College
“Dancing and Musicking ‘The Orient’: The Cultural Paradox of American Bellydance and its Musical Context in the Immigrant Experience”

Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 185: Horse Sings from Cloud: Music of Pauline Oliveros
Performed by students of Mus 185 (21st-Century Ensemble, Claire Chase) and guests. Participatory.

Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Busch Hall
MUSIC 183 CONCERT
Concert by students of Music 183 (Vocal Ensemble Music Performance 1400–1600).

Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Lowell Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE WINTER CONCERT
Mark Olson, Director

Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT
Short works and solo concertos with student conductors
Harvard-Racliffe Orchestra website

Sunday, December 3 at 8:00 pm
Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
BACH CANTATA SERIES: Music for the Mass
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Gesang der Jünglinge (1955–56)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Sonata für Viola solo (1955)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91 (1724)
The ensemble, made up of both professional musicians and students at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music, is directed by Max Murray and features soloist Danika Paskvan for the Zimmermann Sonata.
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Tuesday, December 5 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 142: Concert
Concert by students of Music 142 (West African Musical Tradition)

Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 177: Concert
Concert by students of Music 177 (Creative Music/Advanced Ensemble Workshop)

Tuesday, December 5 - Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Concert by students of Music 189 (Chamber Music)

Thursday, December 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet

Friday, December 8 at 1:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building
MUSIC 160: Concert
Concert by students of Music 160 (Composition Seminar)

Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 185: Concert
Concert by students of Music 185 (21st Century Ensemble Workshop)

Spring 2018

Thursday, January 25 at 5:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MASTER CLASS: Jeremy Den and Stefan Jackiw
Master Class: Pianist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipient Jeremy Denk and violinist and Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts recipient Stefan Jackiw ’07 will present a master class featuring three Harvard student trios.
Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Trio no. 1 in D Minor. op. 49 (1839) 
Andrew Lee ’21
Sang-O Park ’21
Hanson Tam ’19
Robert Schumann, Piano Trio no. 3 in G Minor, op. 110 (1851)
Eloise Hodges ’21
Ethan Cobb ’21
Tristan Yang ’21
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque no. 2 in D Minor (1893)
Jeremiah Blacklow ’20
Danny Giebisch ’20
Brian Ge ’18
Presented by Learning from Performers and the Celebrity Series of Boston.

Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Nicola Scaldaferri, University of Milano, Italy
Film Screening and Discussion of Sacred Mountains: Abrahamic Religions and Musical Practices in the Mediterranean Area. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate Music Forum as part of the Ex-Centric Music Studies Conference.

Friday and Saturday, February 2–3
Music Building/Holden Chapel
GRADUATE MUSIC FORUM CONFERENCE: Ex-centric Music Studies
Conference exploring subjects, methods, and modes of presentation that have been deemed “peripheral” to music studies.
Friday, February 2, 1:30 pm–10:00 pm
1:30 pm–6:45 pm: Conference talks, panels, discussions: Room 9 in the Music Building
8:00 pm–10:00 pm: “Relocating Research,” Holden Chapel
Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building
4:45 pm: Keynote by Estelle Barrett, Institute of Koorie Education, Denkin University
Schedule and information

Wednesday, February 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Martine Thomas, viola. Harvard/NEC pianist, TBD.

Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Kevin McFarland, cello
New works by members of the Harvard Group for New Music.

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
INFORMAL DOC WATSON PRESENTATION
On February 10, 1963, an early solo performance by groundbreaking acoustic guitarist Doc Watson was recorded at Harvard Square’s legendary Club 47 (known since the late ’60s as Club Passim). It is one of over 30 live recordings made at the club from 1959–66 that are kept by the New England Folk Music Archives (these tapes were digitized in 2012 by Harvard’s Audio Preservation Studio; the digital files are available to Music Library researchers). To commemorate the 55th anniversary of Doc Watson’s performance, the Yep Roc record label partnered with the Southern Folklife Collection to release the recording on CD and vinyl. The presentation will be led by will be led by library staff member Josh Kantor, a frequent performer at Club Passim and with several Yep Roc artists. Josh’s guests will be Steve Weiss, Southern Folklife Collection Curator; Glenn Dicker, Yep Roc Owner; and Jim Wooster, Passim Executive Director. Steve and Glenn will speak about their process of bringing the recording to the public; Jim will speak about Club 47 and Club Passim’s historical impact over the past 60 years as a live venue. We will hear selections from the Watson recording and see some Watson-related items from the Music Library’s collections

Friday and Saturday, February 16–17
Symposium in the Barker Center, Thompson Room
Concerts in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
TIMELESS PORTRAITS AND DREAMS: Timeless Portraits and Dreams: A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen
Two concerts and two days of panel discussions featuring top musicians and artists who worked with Allen will honor her creative vision, artistic collaborations, and the role she played in establishing the shape of jazz today. Performances by Esperanza Spalding, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Carmen Lundy, Oliver Lake, Don Byron, Tia Fuller, and Yosvany Terry. Keynote address by Farrah Griffin.
Timeless Portraits is organized by Vijay Iyer, Ingrid Monson, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding. Cosponsors of the Festival/Symposium include the Jazz Research Initiative of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the Music Department, Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, Harvard University Committee on the Arts, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Office for the Arts, all units at Harvard University.

Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CONCERT
Presented by Odyssey Opera 
Arthur Honegger, Jeanne D’Arc au bûcher (1935)

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Lauren Flood, MIT
“Citizens of Dangerous Sound: Electricity and Inclusivity in Transnational DIY Culture”

Friday, February 23 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD GLEE CLUB CONCERT
Presented by Emmanuel Music: Stravinsky, Oedipus rex (1926–27)

Friday, February 23 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD COMPOSERS ASSOCIATION CONCERT
Harvard Composers Association website

Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Federico Cortese, conductor.
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 (“Emperor”), op. 73 (1809), ft. George Li ’18
Johannes Brahms, Symphony no. 4, op. 98 (1884–85)
Leonard Bernstein, Overture to Candide (1956)

Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT
With professional orchestra, Meg Weckworth, conductor

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Hans Tutschku, Behind the light (2011)
Chaya Czernowin, String Quartet (1995)
Vijay Iyer, Time, Place, Action (2014), with Vijay Iyer, piano

Monday, March 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Ju Hyun Lee, cello, pianist, tbd.

Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BARDIC DIVAS: A Celebration Women’s Music Making in Central Asia
Featuring the performers of QYRQ-QYZ (Forty Girls). Presented by Harvard University Music Department and Aga Khan Music Initiative. The musicians featured in this evening’s concert, with the exception of Aziza Davronova, who hails from the city of Bukhara, perform music rooted in the world of nomads. This focus stems from the group’s raison d’être: they were brought together by the Aga Khan Music Initiative to perform Qyrq Qyz (Forty Girls), a multimedia retelling of a Central Asian heroic epic in which the main heroes are female—young women whose equestrian skills, valor, and military prowess call to mind the legendary Amazons described by ancient Greek geographers and historians.

Monday, March 19 at 4:15
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Tyshawn Sorey, Wesleyan University

Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD CHORAL COMPOSERS INITIATIVE CONCERT
Parker Quartet and professional vocal ensemble. World premiere performance of five student works.

Monday, March 26 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Joanna Demers, University of Southern California

Wednesday, March 28 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
LECTURE: Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Davison Room, Music Library
“Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism in the Music of Aziz El-Shawan.” Reception to follow in Spalding Room, Music Library.
Co-sponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Music Department and Loeb Music Library.

Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
“The Aesthetics and Politics of Music Heritage”

Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
CLAIRE CHASE, flute
Felipe Lara, Meditation and Calligraphy (2014) (Boston premiere)
Suzanne Farrin, The Stimulus of Loss (2016) (Boston premiere)
Richard Beaudoin, AH ZI ZA AH ZA for flute and bass-baritone (2018) (world premiere)
Vijay Iyer, Five Empty Chambers (Boston preiere)
Jason Eckardt, The Silenced, a monodrama for solo flute (2015) (Boston premiere)
Chaya Czernowin, Manaoalcadia for two sopranos and flute (1987) (Boston premiere)
Marcos Balter, Suite from PAN for flute, electronics and ensemble with students from the Harvard community (2017–18)
Levy Lorenzo, live sound
Tony Arnold, soprano
Alice Teyssier, soprano
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
FROMM PLAYERS AT HARVARD CONCERT: Resistance and Hope
Curated by Chaya Czernowin.
With Rick Burkhardt, Andy Gricevich, Kepler Quartet, Gabriela Diaz, Stephen Drury, Jeffrey Means, and Sound Icon.
Graciela Paraskevaidis, algún sonido de la vida (1993)
Ben Fox and Elizabeth England, oboes
The Prince Myshkins
Rick Burkhardt and Andy Gricevich
Galina Ustvolskaya, Duet for violin and piano (1964)
Stephen Drury, piano and Gabriela Diaz, violin (1964)
Ben Johnston, String Quartet no. 5, “Lonesome Valley” (1979)
Kepler Quartet: Sharan Leventhal, Eric Segnitz, Brek Renzelman, Karl Lavine 
Galina Ustvolskaya, Symphony no. 2 “True and Eternal Bliss!” (1979)
With Sound Icon, Jeffrey Means, conductor, Ryne Cherry, baritone

Thursday, April 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet

Thursday, April 5 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BRATTLE STREET CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT: Contrasts
Light and darkness, joy and sorrow: we invite you to experience an evening of contrasts. Our program includes Mozart’s brilliant and enchanting Sinfonia Concertante featuring Blodgett artists-in-residence Dan Chong and Jessica Bodner of the Parker Quartet, and Richard Strauss’ deeply somber Metamorphosen. We will also premiere a composition, Welcome Foyer Taxi, by Sasha Yakub ’20.

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
With guest artist Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet no. 4 in E Minor, op. 44, no. 2 (1837/1839)
Austin Weber, Cisco Beach in Winter (Blodgett Composition Winner)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no. 13 in B-flat Major, op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge (1826)

Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
CONCERT: The Austen Trio
The Austen Trio from England performing music loved and played by Jane Austen.
Pianist Samantha Carrasco, Harpist Kate Ham, and Soprano Helen Neeves. For the first time in North America, the Austen Trio present their unique repertoire of music loved and played by Jane Austen. The program includes works by Haydn, Handel, Dussek, and Cramer, alongside lesser-known popular English composers from Austen’s time, including Dibdin and Kelly. All of the music is directly sourced from the Austen Family Music Books—a fascinating collection of printed and manuscript music dating from across the 18th and 19th centuries. Six of these books belonged to Jane Austen herself, including manuscript music that she copied out by hand, occasionally adding her own charming amendments. [Enjoy a short video illustrating the repertoire here.]
This an interdepartmental event, made possible by the generous support of: Harvard’s Provostial Fund for the Arts and the Humanities, Harvard University Department of English, Harvard University Department of Music, and Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
Memorial Church
HARVARD GLEE CLUB AND HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM SPRING CONCERT

Monday, April 9 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Jessica Baker, University of Chicago
“Archipelagic Possibility: Popular Music, Continentality, and the Postcolonial Eastern Caribbean”

Tuesday, April 10 at 4:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
COLLOQUIUM: Will Cheng, Dartmouth College
“‘His Music Was Not a Weapon’: Black Noise, Breakable Skin, and the Last Words of Jordan Davis”
Sponsored by the Music Department/Southern Pian Society and by Graduate Students of Color.

Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 pm
B-103, Northwest Science Building  
FILM SHOWING: Infinite Now (2017)
A filmed performance (Gent, Vlaamse opera), with surround sound.
Composer: Chaya Czernowin
Director: Luk Perceval
Stage and Video: Phillip Bussmann
Electronics: IRCAM / Carlo Laurenzi in collaboration with Chaya Czernowin
Conductor: Titus Engel
Video: Tae Peter; Sound recording: Sylvain Cadars
Infinite Now is an opera which fuses two very different resources. The first resource is a collection of materials from first world war (Luk Perceval’s Front, including fragments of Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front), and the second resource is Homecoming by Can Xue, a short story about a woman who comes into a house she can not leave. Both resources enact situations which exist on the cusp of an imminent disaster. As the opera draws these situations nearer to each other they transform into a contemplation about that which makes us survive and continue in times of peril.
Duration: 2.5 hours. Please note: There is no intermission
Structure: 6 acts
Commissioned by and performed at Vlaamse Opera Ghent, and Antwerp, Belgium
Mannheim National Theater, Germany
Philharmonie de Paris, France
Winner: “The premier of the year 2017” of the yearly survey of 50 international critics of  Opernwelt magazine
Luk Perceval “director of the year” in Die Deutsche Buehnne for his work on Infinite Now. 
The opera is a Finalist for the International Opera award / London in the category World premiere.

Friday, April 13 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE: Jazz Master Residency Concert

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Manchester-based Distractfold Ensemble performs work by members of the Harvard Group for New Music.

Monday, April 16 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Emma Dillon, King’s College, London
“The Romance of Song: The Early Trouvères and their Reception, 1160–1360”

Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
The Signet, 46 Dunster St., Cambridge
PANEL DISCUSSION: What can we do better? Exploring Blueprints for Equity and Diversity in the Arts
Presented by Talea Ensemble and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study
Even as music and performing arts organizations have made efforts towards inclusion, many organizations still struggle to make their programming more diverse and equitable. By bringing together a range of stakeholders—music critics, administrators, artists, and activists—this panel seeks to examine the various cultural and structural realities that have impeded progress and explore ways of creating a blueprint for a more equitable future.
Todd McNeel, moderator, Boston Lyric Opera
Jeremy Eichler, the Boston Globe
Marti Epstein, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Rajna Swaminathan, Harvard University
Zach Sheets, Talea Ensemble

Thursday, April 19 at 5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
LOUIS C. ELSON LECTURE
Alex Ross
“Wagner, Hitler, and the Cult of Art”
Alex Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, won a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Guardian First Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His second book is the essay collection Listen to This. He is now at work on Wagnerism: Art in the Shadow of Music. Ross has received an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Belmont Prize in Germany, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD CHORUSES AND HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Gustav Mahler, Symphony no. 2 (“Resurrection”) (1888–94)

Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 pm
Lowell Hall
HARVARD WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 187: Music of Alvin Lucier
Claire Chase, with Joshua Rubin, guest artist
Performance/discussion about and relating to the work of Alvin Lucier, who will be present.

Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
COURSE CONCERT
Students of Chaya Czernowin’s Advanced Composition with the Parker Quartet.

Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concerts
Coached by Parker Quartet.

Sunday, April 29 at 6:30 pm
Harvard Stadium
Sophocles’ Antigone. Retranslated from the Ancient Greek by Harvard Classicists with original music (for full choir and band) composed by Mateo Lincoln, performances by Colton Carter (voice), Sasha Yakub (violin), and others. Set features the giant inflatable objects of Claire Ashley of the Art Institute of Chicago. The staging will take advantage of the whole space, with characters and chorus members acting throughout the Stadium, which itself was modeled after the Panathenaeic Stadium in Athens.

Monday, April 30 at 6:00 pm
Knafel Center (formerly Radcliffe Gym), 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
THE RITA E. HAUSER FORUM FOR THE ARTS: Emanuel Ax, “On Brahms and Beethoven”
Participants include: Homi Bhabha (Harvard University), Paul Buttenwieser (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Suzannah Clark (Harvard University), and Marc Mandel (Boston Symphony Orchestra).

Monday, April 30 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Coached by Parker Quartet.

Tuesday, May 1 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 143: Cuban Music
Cuban Music by students of Yosvany Terry’s Music 143.

Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 170: Concert
Concert by Songwriting students of Esperanza Spalding’s Music 170.

Wednesday, May 2 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Gwen Krosnick, cello; Daniel Walden, piano.

Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Coached by Parker Quartet.

Thursday, May 3 at 4:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
PRESENTATION: Filip Sir, Manager for Digitization of Sound Documents, National Museum, Prague
“Audio Preservation in the Czech Republic: A Look Behind the Curtain”
Sir will discuss his experience establishing a center for audio preservation at the museum.

Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 167 AND 264: Concerts
New works by students of electronic music, Hans Tutschku, professor. Two nights of performance on our Loudspeaker Diffusion System will showcase works composed by students of Music 167: Intro to Electronic Music and Music 264: Electroacoustic Maker Space.

Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
8:00 pm: works by Fraser Weist, Eunice Lee, Brandon Snyder, Caroline Boyce, Julien Vincenot, Eden Girma, Mason Hale.
9:30 pm: improvisation piano + live electronics (Phillip Golub and Hans Tutschku); Francis Dhomont, Phonurgie, Tutschku, Agitated slowness (24 channel). Presented by the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition and the Music Department.

Sunday, May 6 at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
8:00 pm: works by Nicholas Pham, Zeynep Toraman, William Wu, Liam McGill, Ethan Craigo, Bennett Parsons.
9:30 pm: Ake Parmerud Les flutes en feu; Adam Basanta, a glass is not a glass; Tutschku, percussion-forest for 16 automated instruments and 24-channel audio. Presented by the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition and the Music Department.

Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT
JACK Quartet and Mivos Quartet perform new works by Harvard Group for New Music.
Supported by the Fromm Music Foundation.

Fall 2018

Monday, September 10 at 5:00 pm
Room 110, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MEDIEVAL STUDIES SEMINAR: Thomas F. Kelly, Harvard University
“The Role of the Scroll in the Middle Ages”

Monday, September 17 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Nina Eidsheim, University of California, Los Angeles
“Timbral Scare Quotes: Jimmy Scott and the Question of Black Vocal Masculinity”

Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
GOTTA GET DOWN TO IT: Conversations with musician David Crosby
In this two-part event—all on one evening!—the legendary David Crosby will be in a discussion forum with a group of Harvard student musicians and poets curated by host Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard, followed by a conversation between Crosby and Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music at Harvard. Presented by Learning from Performers and Harvard University Department of Music.

Thursday, September 25 at 8:00 pm
Teresita Hernandez installation, “Nothing Personal” in Harvard Yard
MUS 185R: Concert
Professor Chase’s MUS 185R Ensembles Class responds to Teresita Fernandez’s Autumn (...Nothing Personal) public art project with performances inside the installation: George Lewis’ “Artificial Life 2007” for improvising ensembles, Pauline Oliveros’ “Environmental Dialogue” for performers in dialogue with their surroundings, and the world premiere of a brand new work, aleatoreality, written by Ganavya Doriswamy in response to the installation.

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00 pm
Room 114, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES SEMINAR: Emily I. Dolan, Harvard University
“Impossible Gluck”

Thursday, September 27 at 5:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER RENAISSANCE STUDIES SEMINAR: Evan MacCarthy, West Virginia University
“The Voyage Through Montaigne’s Ears”

Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Mark Lomanno
“An Apprenticeship in Listening: Comping, Critical Practice, and Translating in the Break”

Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT
Harvard Group for New Music presents DAD, a performance ensemble from UCSD.

Monday, October 1 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
DIGITAL HUMANITIES WORKSHOP: The Musical Geography Project: A Workshop and Invitation to Collaborate
Louis Epstein (St. Olaf College) presents The Musical Geography Project and invites participants to explore digital mapping as applied to musicological content and methods. Participants will make and analyze maps using their own data or data he will provide (bring a laptop if you have one); brainstorm mapping projects related to their research or teaching; and critique existing projects in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, and sound studies.

Wednesday, October 3 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
RECITAL: Bennett Parsons, saxophone
Aristo Sham, piano
Works by Johannes Brahms and Joan Tower.

Friday, October 5 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Daniel Chong, violin; Ken Hameo, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
Leoš Janáček, String Quartet no. 1 (“The Kreutzer Sonata”) (1923)
György Kurtág, Six moments musicaux, op. 44 (1999–2005)
György Kurtág, Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, op. 28 (1988–89)
Claude Debussy, String Quartet in G Minor, op. 10 (1893)

Friday, October 12 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BACH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade no. 9 in D major (“Posthorn”) K. 320 (1779)
Florence Price, Symphony no. 1 in E minor (1931–32)
Conducted by Reuben Stern ’20.
Bach Society Orchestra website

Monday, October 15 at 5:15 pm
Holden Chapel
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Jen Shyu, composer/performer
“Nine Doors: Life Has No Boundaries: Projecting Tradition into the Future and the Creative Voice Within” (title inspired by Val Jeanty)

Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center 133
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Eric J. Schmidt, Boston University
“The Cultural Production of Displacement: Tuareg Nomads Rocking the Saharan City”

Monday, October 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Naomi Waltham-Smith, University of Pennsylvania
“Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red”

Wednesday, October 24 at 5:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center
SOUNDS OF PROTEST: Peter Coyote, Stephen A Green, Andrea Bohlman
The sounds of speech, preaching, marches, confrontation, music, and song reverberated through the iconic year of 1968. On its 50th anniversary, we bring together three powerful voices for a discussion of acting, speaking, and singing out: film star Peter Coyote, founding member of the Diggers and director of the guerrilla theater San Francisco Mime Troupe; Rev. Stephen A. Green, one of the nation’s youngest leading human and civil rights activists, and Andrea Bohlman, a musicologist whose research centers on the political stakes of music making in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 pm*
Holden Chapel
CLAIRE CHASE, flute
Felipe Lara, Parabolas na caverna for solo amplified flute (2014)
George Lewis, Emergent for flute and electronics (2014)
Du Yun, An Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics (2014)
Phyllis Chen, Mobius for music-boxes (2012)
Tyshawn Sorey, Bertha’s Lair for flutes and drum set (2016, rev. 2018)
Claire Chase, flutes
Levy Lorenzo and George Lewis, electronics
Tyshawn Sorey and Phyllis Chen, guest performers
*6:30pm pre-concert chat with Professor Suzannah Clark, George Lewis, Phyllis Chen, Tyshawn Sorey, and Professor Chase

Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 pm
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, “Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective” exhibit (Level 3, 1, 0)
MUSIC 185R: Concert
Musical responses to Tony Conrad, featuring students of Claire Chase’s MUS 185R and special guests.

Thursday, November 1 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet

Thursday November 8 at 4:00 pm
B-04 Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.
FILM SCREENING: Score with Robert Kraft ’76
Tracking the progress of modern-day film score development, Score: A Film Music Documentary illustrates how the first few notes on a piano keyboard end up in the most dramatic moments of a film’s emotional climax. Conversation with Kraft and Ingrid Monson following.

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
THELA E. GOLDBERG CONCERT
Harvard Group for New Music with No Hay Banda. New works by Harvard composers.

Monday, November 19 at 7:30 pm
Sanders Theatre
REV. RICHARD SMALLWOOD: Music, Activism, and Well-being
One of the most popular inspirational artists in the music business, the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and pianist will join Professor Braxton Shelley for an evening of conversation and song with the Kuumba Singers, Inner Strength Gospel Choir, and Third Day Gospel Choir. The event is free and open to the public, and will culminate in a performance of Smallwood’s Total Praise.

Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Stephan Pennington, Tufts University
“Recapturing the Banjo: The Black Banjo Revival, Authenticities, and Nationalisms”

Friday, November 30 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich, Two Pieces for String Quartet (1931)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no. 8 in E Minor, op. 59, no. 2 (1808)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 57 (1940) (with Orion Weiss)

Wednesday, December 5 at 12:15 pmpm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Alex Koller, viola; Sophie Choate, viola; piano TBD
Works by Johannes Brahms and Béla Bartók.

Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 172R: 21st-Century Flute Class Concert
Students of Professor Claire Chase perform.

Wednesday, December 5 at 8:30 pm
Holden Chapel
Music 185R: 21st-Century Ensemble
Students of Professor Claire Chase perform.

Friday, December 7 at 2:00 pm
Room 4, Music Building
MUSIC 160: Proseminar: Composition Concert of Student Works

Sunday, December 9 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert

Monday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert

Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert

Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MESÍAS MAIGUASHCA: The Andean World in Contemporary Music, featuring TAK ensemble
Sponsored by GLAM.

Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONCERT with with HYDRA Loudspeaker Orchestra
Mesías Maiguashca, ...del agua y sus espíritus... (2015)
Premieres by students of Music 167

Sunday, December 16 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Electronic Concert with HYDRA Loudspeaker Orchestra
Mesías Maiguashca, La Canción de la Cordillera
Mesías Maiguashca, Los Caballitos del Diablo (World Premiere, GLAM Commission)
Premieres by students of Music 167

Spring 2019

Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Edwin Seroussi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Always Abroad: Music, Jews, and the Abode of Islam”

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9
Music Building
GRADUATE MUSIC FORUM CONFERENCE; Music, Sound, and Censorship
Harvard’s Graduate Music Forum annual conference with a keynote address by Dr. Brigid Cohen.
Friday, February 8, 12:00 pm–7:00 pm, Room 6
Saturday, February 9, 8:30 am–7:00 pm
Keynote: Brigid Cohen, New York University at 5:00 pm on Saturday
“Fluxus and the Haunting of Empires: Maciunas is Sounds and Silence”
Schedule and information

Saturday, Feburary 9 at 8:00 pm
Sculler Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Allson
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Harvard Jazz Band and Yale Jazz Ensemble featuring Yosvany Terry and Wayne Escoffery.

Friday, February 15 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no. 6 in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6 (1798–1800)
Iannis Xenakis, Tetras for string quartet (1983)
Franz Schubert, String Quartet no. 13 in A Minor (“Rosamunde”), op. 29, no. 1, D.804 (1824)

Friday, February 15 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM presents How to Go On
Collegium presents a program of virtuosic works that reflect upon confrontations with the impermanence of life. The performance will mark the East Coast premiere of Dale Trumbore’s secular requiem: How to Go On. The concert also features two classic Italian choral works: Claudio Monteverdi’s Tears of the Lover at the Tomb of the Beloved, and selections from Ildebrando Pizzetti’s Requiem.

Wednesday, February 20 and Friday, February 22 at 8:00 pm
Loeb Experimental Theatre, 64 Brattle Street
SENIOR THESIS PERFORMANCE: Luke Martinez
“Saccharine”

Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA: Junior Family Weekend Concert
Joseph Haydn, Symphony no. 103 in E-flat major (“Drumroll”), Hob I:103 (1795)
Jean Sibelius, Symphony no. 3 in C Major, op. 52 (1907)

Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 pm
Memorial Church
THE LEGACY OF W.E.B. DU BOIS
Harvard Glee Club with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, soloist, celebrating the legacies of W.E.B. Du Bois and Walt Whitman.

Monday, March 4 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
SENIOR THESIS LECTURE RECITAL: Emily Brother
“Exploring Frederic Chopin’s Preludes, op. 28”

Tuesday, March 5 at 5:00 pm
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street
ADORNO’S AESTHETIC THEORY LECTURE SERIES: Sherry Lee, University of Toronto

Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Gregory Melchor-Barz, Vanderbilt University
“Imagining Queer Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology”

Monday March 25 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Ana Maria Ochoa, Columbia University
“Sound Arts and Culinary Arts: Lévi Strauss and the Anthropology of Music”

Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet no. 16 in E-flat Major, op. 10, no. 4, K. 428 (1783)
Zeynep Toraman, things are made to fill voids (Blodgett composition winner)
Johannes Brahms, String Sextet no. 2 in G Major, op. 36 (1864–65) (with Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award winners)

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: K. Goldschmitt, Wellesley College

Thursday, April 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD CHORUSES CONCERT
The Harvard Choruses New Music Initiative hosts a performance of new student works featuring Lorelei Ensemble and the Harvard Choruses.

Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6
RISING VOICE COLLEGIATE TREBLE CHORAL FESTIVAL
The Radcliffe Choral Society hosts the Rising Voice Collegiate Treble Choral Festival featuring the Lorelei Ensemble. This festival will bring together several collegiate soprano/alto choirs from the Northeastern U.S. to collaborate, inspire, and further push the boundaries of soprano/alto music. Collaboration between groups will be both musical and management-based, with the opportunity to perform and engage in a wide range of workshops.
Performances at 8:00 pm on Friday, April 5 in Paine Hall and Saturday, April 6 in Sanders Theatre.

Friday, April 12 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
SENIOR COMPOSITION THESIS SHOWCASE
Featuring work by Dalen Ferreira, Mateo Lincoln, and Austin Weber.

Friday, April 12 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
PUENTE MUSICAL: Celebrating Chucho Valdés
Six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Latin Grammy Award Winner performs with the Harvard Jazz Bands.

Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BRATTLE STREET CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT
With Timothy Cobb, principal bass with the New York Philharmonic.

Monday, April 15 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM SERIES: Michelle Lou, American Academy in Rome
“Composing for Hardware Electronics”

Wednesday April 17 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
RECITAL: Jessica Shand, flute
Free and open to the public.

Thursday April 18 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet
Claude Debussy, String Quartet in G Minor, op. 10 (1893)
György Kurtág, Six moments musicaux, op. 44 (1999–2005)

Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT
Harvard Group for New Music with Elision Ensemble. New works by Harvard composers.

Monday, April 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Farzaneh Hemmasi, University of Toronto

Thursday, April 25 at 1:15 pm
Fogg Museum atrium, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge
MUSIC 181: Concert
Students of Professor van Orden’s Music 181 (Performance and Interpretation - Renaissance Music) will play the music of Renaissance England with a consort of viols joined by voice, lute, cittern, violin, and recorder.

Saturday April 27 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA VISITAS CONCERT
Charles Ives, Ragtime Dances
Richard Strauss, Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (1909–10) (plus a couple waltzes from the opera)
Richard Strauss, Dance of the Seven Veils (1903–5) (from Salome)
Maurice Ravel, La salse (1919–20)

Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 pm
With 7:00 pm pre-concert talk by Hewitt, Christoph Wolff, Suzannah Clark
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
CHRISTOPH WOLFF DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCHOLAR: Angela Hewitt, piano
World reknowned Hewitt presents a program of her acclaimed Bach Odyssey.
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 (before 1714)
Toccata in G major, BWV 916 (before 1714)
Toccata in F-sharp minor, BWV 910 (ca. 1712)
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 (ca. 1710)
Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 (before 1708)
Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 (ca. 1710)
Toccata in D major, BWV 912 (before 1710)
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 (before 1723)

Thursday, May 2 at 3:00 pm
Holden Chapel
COURSE CONCERT
Concert of jazz masters by students of Yosvany Terry.

Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 pm
Motto Books at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street
PERLE NOIRE: Panel Discussion
Panel discussion with curator Naomi Beckwith, vocalist Julia Bullock, director Peter Sellars, composer Tyshawn Sorey about Perle Noire, its unique and poignant take on the iconic Josephine Baker and her brilliance, public courage, and private tragedies.

Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
FROM BEHIND BARBED WIRE: A Holocaust Remembrance Concert
By the Harvard College Opera Society. Curated by HCO’s Samuel Rosner, this performance will feature selections of vocal and instrumental works written by Jewish composers during the Holocaust. Accompanied by powerful footage from Terezín and beyond, From Behind Barbed Wire grapples with themes of alienation, horror, unity, love, and resistance in times of adversity.

Friday May 3 at 10:00 pm
Oberon, 2 Arrow Street
FROMM PLAYERS AT HARVARD CONCERT: Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine
A tour-de-force featuring soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. With the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

Friday, May 3 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD CHORUSES CONCERT
The Harvard Choruses performs Ralph Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony, featuring professional orchestra and soloists.

Friday, May 3 at 2:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 175: Concert
Students of Federico Cortese’s Music 175 perform Schubert.

Friday, May 3 at 5:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 161: Concert
New Works by Advanced Composition students of Chaya Czernowin’s Music 161.

Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concerts
Students of Parker Quartet’s Music 189 perform chamber music.

Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Students of Parker Quartet’s Music 189 perform chamber music.

Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Students of Parker Quartet’s Music 189 perform chamber music.

Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHORUS CONCERT
The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs Haydn’s The Seasons with professional orchestra and soloists.

Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 167 AND 179: Concert
Showcase by Students Music 167: Intro to Electroacoustic Music and Music 179: Improvisation with Live Electronics.

Sunday, May 12 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 167 AND 179: Concert
Showcase by Students Music 167: Intro to Electroacoustic Music and Music 179: Improvisation with Live Electronics. With work by Yvette Janine Jackson.

Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT
Harvard Group for New Music with wasteLAand. New works by Harvard composers.

Fall 2019

Tuesday, September 17 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Mike Ladd, hip hop musician, producer
“The Afterfuture through Holding It Down: Sonic Intersections in Transnational Space”

Friday, September 20 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, op. 122 (1966)
Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet no. 13 in G major, op. 106 (1895)
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet no. 9 in E-flat Major, op. 117 (1964)

CANCELED: Monday, September 23 at 5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
LOUIS C. ELSON LECTURE Louis C. Elson Lecture
Barbara Hannigan, soprano and conductor
“Equilibrium”
Barbara Hannigan’s lecture, “Equilibrium,” is focused on her program of mentoring young professionals.
Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation, with artistic colleagues such as Christoph Marthaler, Simon Rattle, Sasha Waltz, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, and John Zorn. As a singer, conductor—or both simultaneously—the Canadian musician has shown a profound commitment to the music of our time, and has given the world premiere performances of over 85 new creations.

Tuesday, September 24 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN'S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet
Karol Szymanowski, String Quartet no. 2, op. 56 (1927)
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet no. 9 in E-flat Major, op. 117 (1964)

Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30 pm
Harvard ArtLab, 140 North Harvard Street, Allston *lunch provided*
SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM: Composing Women
With Liza Lim and Professor Claire Chase
From an exploration of musical memories to a work that draws from the intricate patterns of stuttered speech, excerpts of four new works for solo flute will be presented in a lecture-performance format at Harvard’s newly opened ArtLab. Sections of works by composers from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Composing Women program—Josephine Macken, Peggy Polias, Georgia Scott, and Bree Van Reyk—will will be performed by students of Harvard Professor of the Practice Claire Chase: Jessica Shand, Mai Nguyen, Jennifer Wang, and Taiga Ultan.
Chase, a MacArthur Fellow, will join Australian genre-crossing composer Liza Lim to moderate a discussion with the composers, performers, and audience.

Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 pm 
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
THELMA E. GOLDBERG CONCERT
New works by the Harvard Group for New Music featuring [Switch~ Ensemble].
Megan Arns, percussion; T.J. Borden, cello; Lauren Cauley, violin; Madison Greenstone, clarinets; Zach Sheets, flutes; Wei-Han Wu, piano; Jason Thorpe Buchanan, conductor.
[Switch~ Ensemble] is dedicated to the creation and performance of new works for chamber ensemble and multimedia. At the core of each performance is a commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund.

Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 pm 
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Gustav Mahler, Symphony no. 9 (1908–9)
In celebration of the Lowell House Deans.

Friday, October 11 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD BANDS CONCERT
100th anniversary of the Harvard Bands concert featuring the Monday Jazz Band, Harvard Wind Ensemble, and Harvard Band.

Saturday October 19 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theater
HARVARD GLEE CLUB CONCERT
106th annual Harvard Glee Club with the Princeton Glee club.

Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 pm
French Gallery, Music Library
OPENING RECEPTION: Tree of Life: Cosmology and Environment in Yakutia
See how indigenous culture was documented and preserved in the twentieth century, and learn ways of discovering indigenous-language materials at Harvard Library.
More information

Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 pm
Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums
MUSIC 181: Viol Concert
Students of Music 181 play Renaissance Music. Works by Dowland, Robert Johnson, Christopher Tye, and Diego Ortiz.

Friday, November 1 at 8:00 pm
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY AND HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CONCERT

Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 pm
HARVAR-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA: Freshman Family Weekend
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, op. 35 (1878) with winner of 2019 James Yannatos Concerto Competition Alex Zhou ’23
Sam Wu, Wind Map (2018)

Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 pm
Harvard ArtLab, 140 North Harvard Street, Allston
FACULTY RECITAL: Claire Chase
Density 2036, part vi (2019). Featuring Levy Lorenzo, live sound; Nick Houfek, lighting design; Nathan Davis, typewriter; and Constellation Chor (New York City vocal ensemble).
Olga Neuwirth, Magic Flu-Idity for flute and typewriter (2019)
Pamela Z, Louder, Warmer, Denser for flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and fixed media (2019)
Phyllis Chen, Roots of Interior for flute and heartbeat (2019)
Sarah Hennies, Reservoir 2 for flute and voices (2019)
Nathan Davis, Limn for bass flute, contrabass flute and electronics (2015)
Work by Marcus Balter.
More information

Friday, November 15 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD JAZZ BANDS CONCERT: Jazz Master in Residence Concert

Sunday, November 17 at 11:00 am
Memorial Church
MUSIC 181R: Concert
Students of Music 181r—Renaissance Music—perform with the University Choir.

Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet no. 20 in D major (“Hoffmeister”), K. 499 (1786)
Leon Kirchner, String Quartet no. 1 (1949)
Franz Schubert, Cello Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (1828) (with guest cellist Roman Borys)

Thursday, November 21 at 3:15 pm
MUSIC 160: Composing Theatre Concert
Room 6, Music Building
Students of Yvette Janine Jackson’s Composing Theatre course present work.

Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHORUS CONCERT
George Frideric Handel, Four Coronation Anthems
Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria

Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
GSAS ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The members of the GSAS Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to invite you to our fall program of defining orchestral works of Beethoven and Schubert, alongside a performance of Janáček’s outstanding, rarely heard violin concerto, Putování dušičky, performed by Harvard faculty soloist Ken Hamao.

Tuesday, November 26 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Catherine Lamb, composer

Tuesday, December 3 at 12:45 pm
Room 4, Music Building
MUSIC 4: Concert
New Work by students of Yvette Janine Jackson’s Intro to Composition

Tuesday, December 3 at 1:00pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 143: Cuban Counterpoint
Students of Yosvany Terry’s Music 143 present Cuban music concert.

Wednesday, December 4 (two performances)
ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St., Allston
MUSIC 172 AND MUSIC 185: Concerts
2:00–5:00 pm
Claire Chase, professor
Performer-Composer Collaborative performances
Experimental Music concert

Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 168: Concert
Concert by Hans Tutschku’s Music 168 students
New work by students of Hans Tutschku’s Analog Synthesizer course;
Mario Davidovsky Electronic Study No. 1 (1961)
Hans Tutschku, Alte Freunde (premiere)
Mario Davidovsky, Electronic Study No. 2 (1962)
Yvette Janine Jackson, new work
Mario Davidovsky, Hommage à Edgard Varèse (1966)

Friday, December 6 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Concert by students of the Parker Quartet.

Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 127: Concert
Concert by Federico Cortese’s Music 127, Conducting
Chamber orchestra, singer and harpsichord concert.

Friday, December 7 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Concert by students of the Parker Quartet.

Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
MUSIC 189: Chamber Music Concert
Concert by students of the Parker Quartet.

Monday, December 9 at 6:00 pm
Holden Chapel
MUSIC 170: Concert
Concert by students of Esperanza Spalding’s Music 170, Songwriting

Spring 2020

ALL EVENTS after March 13 WERE CANCELED OR POSTPONED DUE TO HARVARD’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. They are listed here for archival purposes.

Friday, January 24 at 1:00 pm
Horner Room, Agassiz Theater
BACH AND THE ART OF IMAGINATION: A performance workshop with Joseph Lin ’00
Formerly of the Juilliard String Quartet, Lin will be joined by four Harvard student string players for this workshop, exploration and reflection on of some of the most essential works in the violin canon. Experience in music not required!

Friday, January 31 at 2:30 pm
PLAYING IN THE DARK: A roundtable in conversation with Zanele Muholi
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Discussion with image projections and musical intervals featuring artist Zanele Muholi, curator Renée Mussai, Professor Hlonipha Mokoena, and guests. An Autograph Traveling Exhibition curated by Renée Mussai.

Wednesday, February 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
SENIOR THESIS RECITAL: Christopher Colby, trombone
Piano TBD.

Friday-Saturday February 7–8
Room 9, Music Building
GRADUATE MUSIC FORUM CONFERENCE
Keynote address by Lester Hu, UC Berkeley
“Why the Chinese Hated Harmony, 1754–1781: Towards a Comparative Musicology from the Margins”
Roundtable speakers include Hu, Kate van Orden, Virginia Danielson, and Alexander Rehding. Concert at 7:30pm in Holden Chapel.
Schedule and information

Thursday, February 20
Holden Chapel
FACULTY RECITAL: Jessica Bodner, viola; Andrea Lam, piano
Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Viola and Piano (1939)
Matthias Pintscher, In Nomine for solo viola (1999)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Sonata for Viola and Piano (1975)

Friday, February 21 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD GLEE CLUB AND RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY: Junior Parents Weekend Concert

Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 pm  
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Schallfeld Ensemble
New works by Harvard composers featuring Schallfeld Ensemble. The ensemble was founded in 2013 by alumni of Klangforum Wien and composition students of Kunstuniversität Graz. It currently consists of musicians from eight nationalities and reflects the diversity and different interests of its members in its artistic direction. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund.
HGNM website

Tuesday, February 25 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Elizabeth Margulis, Princeton University
Barwick Colloquium Series
“Musical Listening Between Science and the Humanities”

Friday, February 28 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD UNDERGRADUATE COMPOSERS CONCERT
New works by Harvard undergraduate composers performed by Hub New Music (flute, clarinet, violin, and cello).

Sunday, March 1 at 11:00 am
Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
CHRISTOPH WOLFF DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCHOLAR: Pedro Memelsdorff
Pedro Memelsdorff directs the University Choir in Messe en cantiques. A reconstruction of a mass as it would have been sung by enslaved Africans in colonial French Guiana.
Open rehearsal on Thursday, February 27 at 4:30 pm, w/ Q&A. Memorial Church

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Homunculus for string quartet (2007)
Karol Szymanowski, String Quartet no. 2, op. 56 (1927)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132 (1825)

Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
BEETHOVEN’S BIRTHDAY BASH
Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for a special concert celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth! Under the direction of Maestro Federico Cortese, HRO will present Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, op. 67 and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, op. 61 featuring Harvard alum and winner of the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, soloist Stella Chen.

Wednesday, March 4 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
RECITAL: Eloise Hodges, violin
Piano TBD.

Saturday, March 7 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CONCERT

Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
REMEMBERING MARIO DAVIDOVSKY
Join us as we remember a remarkable man with words and music. Everyone is invited.

CANCELED: Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28
CGIS, 1727 Cambridge Street
MUKADDAS MIJIT: Uyghur music and dance events

POSTPONED: Tuesday, March 24 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Bonnie Gordon, University of Virginia
“Timbres of the Torrid: The Castrato’s Vocal Migration”

POSTPONED: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
LOUIS C. ELSON LECTURE
Wadada Leo Smith
Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser
Wadada Leo Smith, “Create: its Philosophy and Practice,” with performances by Mr. Smith, trumpet; Vijay Iyer, piano and electronics, Andrew Cyrille, drums.

CANCELED: Friday, April 3
JAZZ BANDS: Spring Jazz Master in Residence

POSTPONED: Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4
Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, doors at 8:30, show at 9:00 pm
FROMM PLAYERS AT HARVARD CONCERT: Black Speculative Musicalities
Curated by Vijay Iyer
Symposium and Concerts.
Friday, April 3:
Yvette Janine Jackson: The Radio Opera Workshop with Esperanza Spalding, double bass; Rajna Swaminathan, mrudangam; Davidndar Singh, bass clarinet, bari sax; Taiga Ultan, flute, bass flute; Tia Fuller, alto sax; Judith Hamann, cello.
Meshell Ndegeocello with Chris Bruce, guitar; Jebin Bruni, keys; Abraham Rounds, drums.
Saturday, April 4:
Val Jeanty Trio; Imani Uzuri: Conjure Woman; Roscoe Mitchell Quartet
Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones, flutes, percussion; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Junius Paul, bass; Vincent Davis, drums.
SYMPOSIUM (10:30–4)
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Conversations with Saidiya Hartman, Shana Redmond, Greg Tate, Braxton Shelley, Vijay Iyer and others.

CANCELED: Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT
With the Parker Quartet.

CANCELED: Wednesday, April 8 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Artists to be named.

CANCELED: Tuesday, April 14 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
DEAN’S NOONTIME CONCERT: The Parker Quartet

CANCELED: Friday, April 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 33, no.2 (“The Joke”) (1781)
Witold Lutosławski, String Quartet (1964)
Antonín Dvořák, Piano Quintet no. 2 in A Major, op. 81 (1887) (with winner of PQ Guest Artist Award)

CANCELED: Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT
Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for a special concert welcoming the Harvard class of 2024! Under the direction of Maestro Federico Cortese, HRO will be presenting Debussy’s Nuages and Fêtes (from Three Nocturnes), Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

POSTPONED: Tuesday, April 21
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Alisha Jones, Indiana University
“Even The Delectable Negro Has Soul: Investigating an Unappetizing Crossroads of Consumption in the Case for an African American Gastromusicology”

POSTPONED: Tuesday, April 28
Davison Room, Music Library
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Ashon Crawley, University of Virginia
“From the Mississippi Delta to Chicago: Tracking Johnny’s Hammond Organ Sound”

Friday, May 1 at 8:00 pm
Contact the OFA for updates
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD CHORUSES ARTSFIRST PERFORMANCE

CANCELED: Wednesday, May 6 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
UNIVERSITY HALL RECITAL SERIES
Artists to be named.

Friday, May 8
Contact the ARtLab for updates on cancelation
ArtLab, Allston
DISSERTATION PERFORMANCE: Max Murray, composer

CANCELED: Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE CHORUS CONCERT
An all Beethoven performance in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus will present Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Elegaic Song, and the Choral Fantasy with professional orchestra.

CANCELED: Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HARVARD GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC CONCERT: Wet Ink Ensemble
New works by Harvard composers featuring Wet Ink Ensemble. Named “The Best Classical Music Ensemble of 2018” by the New York Times, ensemble is a collective of composers, performers and improvisers dedicated to adventurous musicmaking. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund
HGNM website

 

Fall 2020


DUE TO HARVARD’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, this fall’s events were virtual

Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Richard K. Wolf, Harvard University
Film discussion: Two Poets and a River
On opposite sides of the Oxus River border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan live two poet-singers who share a common language, faith, and family network, and yet remain separated by vicissitudes of the Great Game, the 19th-century conflict between the British Empire and Czarist Russia. Ethnomusicologist Richard Wolf has been contemplating the rupture that exists across this divide in Two Poets and a River, a film in progress about poet-singers Qurbonsho in Tajikistan and Daulatsho in Afghanistan.
Read more

Wednesday, September 16 at 9:00 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
THROW DOWN
Hosted by Professor Claire Chase

Tuesday September 22, 2020 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Nick Seaver, Tufts University
“Overwhelmed, Alone, Uncool: Visions of the Listener in Algorithmic Recommendation”

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Ashon Crawley, University of Virginia
“Notes for a Cassette: The Hammond Organ and Blackqueer Gathering”
“It occurs in the music. From attempting to figure out which R&B singer is gay to which rapper has queer relations, music is the place of unsettled sexualities. To ask why are the choir directors, and maybe musicians too, all gay is to ask what occurred such that music has become the place in black sociality in which blackqueerness is a question, is a problem, worth thinking about. In this lecture I present some of my ongoing research about the Hammond organ, black spiritual sociality and blackqueer possibility. I will discuss the recording technology of the cassette tape and two church boys in love named Brian and William.”

Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Katherine Lee, University of California, Los Angeles
“Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form: Samul Nori’s Global Circulations”

Friday, October 16 at 8:15 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department YouTube channel
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
The Parker Quartet performs live from Paine Hall.
Béla Bartók, String Quartet no. 3 (1927)
Johannes Brahms, String Quartet no. 1 in C minor, op. 51, no. 1 (1873)

Tuesday, October 20 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Naomi André, University of Michigan
“Engaging Opera as Popular Culture and Social Justice”

Wednesday, October 21 at 9:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department YouTube channel
THROW DOWN
Hosted by Professor Claire Chase

Tuesday, November 17 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Thomas Ankersmit, musician and sound artist
“Experimenting and Composing with the Serge Modular Synthesizer”

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on Zoom
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Ulrike Präger, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg
“(Co-) Performing Post-Migration in Germany”

Wednesday, November 18 at 9:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department YouTube channel
THROW DOWN
Hosted by Professor Claire Chase

Tuesday, November 24 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event streaming on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Alicia Lola Jones, Indiana University
“God Don’t Need No Matches, He’s Fire All By Himself: Musical Masculinities and The Art of Enflaming Worship”
Jones is Assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the author of Flaming? The Peculiar Theopolitics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance

Thursday, December 3 at 11:00 am
Virtual event streaming on the department YouTube channel
PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Lisa E. Harris Commission
A BLACK WOMAN TOLD ME AND I BELIEVE HER. A MOVEMENT (2020), commissioned by Claire chase for the students of her seminar, Community Building and Social Justice Through Music. For 16 voices, body percussion and mixed instrumental ensemble (two ukuleles, guitars, flute, violin, keyboards and drums).

Friday, December 4 at 8:15 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department YouTube channel
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
The Parker Quartet performs live from Paine Hall.
Hans Abrahamsen, String Quartet no. 4 (2012)
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, op. 132 (1825)

Friday and Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 pm
Virtual events on Zoom
HYDRA Concerts
Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition presents an evening of music from a distance. This semester’s concert will feature works composed by students of Music 167: Intro to Electroacoustic Music and live performances from Music 179: Improvisation with Live-Electronics.

Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department YouTube channel
COURSE CONCERT: The Parker Quartet
New Student Work Performed by the Parker Quartet. Pieces composed by Yvette Janine Jackson’s composition students based on works of art in the Harvard Art Museums digital collection.

 

Spring 2021


DUE TO HARVARD’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, this spring’s events were virtual

Saturday, January 30 at 8:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on HRCM’s YouTube channel
HRCM AND HBCO: Handel’s Messiah
Experience Handel’s Messiah—the timeless story of finding ultimate joy and hope—with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra in a historic all-virtual performance on January 30th at 8:00 pm EST. Our socially conscious performance, informed by a panel discussion with Messiah experts, will also feature filmography, photography, and artwork from Harvard affiliates; solos from Collegium members; and a special appearance from our alumni. As we come together from different corners of the world to unite in love of music, this piece keeps us looking forward to our day of reconnecting amidst our isolation.

Saturday, February 6 at 8:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the Radcliffe Choral Society’s YouTube channel
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY: Uncharted
The Radcliffe Choral Society is excited to present Uncharted, featuring two virtual world premieres: A Sense of Decency and Planetarium. Composed by Dr. Katherine Pukinskis, A Sense of Decency sets excerpts from a dissent and an opinion written by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Planetarium by Jenny Yao ’22 brings to life a poem by Radcliffe College alumna Adrienne Rich ’51, celebrating the work of 18th-century German astronomer Caroline Herschel. The premieres will be accompanied by the Grammy award-winning Parker Quartet, Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at the Harvard University Department of Music. In addition to the virtual recordings, Uncharted will include visual artwork created by singers in the Radcliffe Choral Society and high school students, behind-the-scenes footage of the RCS virtual choir experience this past fall, and introductions from the composers themselves.
This presentation will be “uncharted” in several ways; not only will it premiere two pieces written about trailblazing women, but it will also be the Radcliffe Choral Society’s first-ever completely virtual concert.

Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 pm
CHARLES ELIOT NORTON LECTURE
Virtual event streaming on the Mahindra Humanities Center’s YouTube channel
Laurie Anderson
Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds
Lecture 1: “The River”
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Ruth Opara, Columbia University
“African Enough?! Women, Music, and Motherhood in the Diaspora”
Drawing from five years of participation and documentation of the Nigerian, Igbo married women’s music in the USA, this presentation explores how women are engaging and juxtaposing their roles as “dancers” and mothers in the diasporic space. Igbo communities, including Uratta, meet once a year to celebrate Igbo culture and teach the children about their cultural heritage; women’s music is the highlight of the conventions. In this presentation, Opara argues that the popularization of Igbo married women’s music in the 1980s define Igbo women’s dances in the diaspora. As a result, Igbo women in the USA mirror and adopt the Nigerian tenets of motherhood in music performance that might result in a clash. Opara will examine the music performed by Uratta, Owerri women in Washington DC to reveal the factors connecting Igbo women performers at home and in the diaspora. This presentation reveals subtle ways Igbo women negotiate and engage in broader issues about race and ethnicity through their music performance.

Tuesday, February 16 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Jonathan De Souza, Western University
“Orchestral Bodies”
De Souza’s research combines music theory, cognitive science, and philosophy, and it examines both classical and popular repertoire. He is particularly interested in questions about music, technology, and embodiment. For example, his book, Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition, asks how instruments affect music’s sounding organization and players’ experience.

Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21
Virtual event on Zoom
GRADUATE MUSIC FORUM CONFERENCE: To Begin Again: Music, Apocalypse, and Social Change
The 2021 Harvard Graduate Music Forum Conference seeks to examine how music, musicians, sound, and musical objects address apocalyptic concepts and theories, broadly construed. The 2021 Harvard Graduate Music Forum Conference seeks to examine how music, musicians, sound, and musical objects address apocalyptic concepts and theories, broadly construed. Keynote by Jessica Schwartz, UCLA, and roundtable members Schwartz, Michael Veal, Yale; Lei Liang, UCSD; Jessica Bissett Perea, UC Davis; and Christa Bentley, OCU.
Schedule and information

Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Jessica Getman, CSU San Bernardino
“Musical Representations of Diaspora Communities in Science Fiction Media: Star Trek and Defiance
Science fiction media often relies on binaries—present/future, nature/technology, self/other, and human/alien. For the human and the alien to meet, however, one or both must be displaced (forcefully or voluntarily) from their home. In science fiction, music defines both the human and the alien, becoming a key indicator of diaspora, cultural mobility, and cultural mixture. Music is portable, and that portability connects diasporas in the real world with their homelands and cultures of origin. However, as Kay Kaufman Shelemay tells us, music can also interact with new styles, thereby maintaining the original culture while facilitating derivatives in a new setting. In science fiction, this allows creators to explore how cultures might change through interaction with new environments and alien societies. Music can be a powerful tool in representing diaspora communities in science fiction, as well as in imagining the responses of these communities to their new settings. This presentation teases out the ways that science fiction depicts diaspora communities through diegetic music, specifically comparing the Star Trek franchise (1966–) to the Defiance television series (2013–2015). Star Trek’s representation of displaced communities uses music to connect characters to their homelands and to emphasize their cultural identities. Defiance, on the other hand, is about cultural mixture between diasporic communities, and this series goes further to explore that mixture through the combination of “human” and “alien” musical styles. These two franchises demonstrate two distinct ways in which science fiction media represents the idea of diaspora and the mobility of culture.

Friday, March 19 at 8:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department’s YouTube channel
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Blodgett Artists-in-Residence the Parker Quartet present a concert live from Paine Hall on Harvard Music Department’s YouTube Channel.
Vijay Iyer, Mozart Effects for String Quartet
Branch Freeman (winner of the Blodgett Composition Prize), Prelude (2021)
Florence Price, Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint for String Quartet (1947/1951)

Tuesday, March 23 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Matana Roberts
American sound experimentalist, visual artist, jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, composer, and improviser speaks about her work.

Wednesday, March 24 at 5:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the Mahindra Humanities Center’s YouTube channel
CHARLES ELIOT NORTON LECTURE
Laurie Anderson
Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds
Lecture 2: “The Forest”
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

Tuesday, March 30 at 3:15 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Bonnie Gordon, University of Virginia
“The Castrato and the Sea Change”
Bonnie Gordon’s primary research interests center on the experiences of sound in Early Modern music making and the affective potential of the human voice. Dr. Gordon’s Voice Machines: The Castrato, The Cat Piano and Other Strange Sounds uses the castrato as a point of departure for asking several questions about the interrelated histories of music, technology, sound, and the limits of the human body. Another book, Jefferson’s Ear closely explores the historical record, especially what is and is not in his music collection. The book focuses on sound, music, and race in two locations: Monticello and New Orleans.

Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the Mahindra Humanities Center’s YouTube channel
CHARLES ELIOT NORTON LECTURE
Laurie Anderson
Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds
Lecture 3: “Rocks”
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
HUMANITIES CENTER MUSICS ABROAD SEMINAR: Anna Schultz, University of Chicago
“Between Diasporas: Bene Israel Kirtan in Israel”
Between the 1880s and 1940s, Bene Israel kirtan—a genre combining song, biblical storytelling, and Jewish pedagogy—was the most popular form of Marathi Jewish performance. Enthusiasm for Jewish kirtan waned as Bene Israel people began migrating to Israel in the 1950s and 60s, and it had nearly disappeared by the time it was revived by Indo-Israeli women in the 1990s. This talk explores the revival, regendering, and retranslation of kirtan by Flora Samuel (née Mani Ashtamkar), a teacher and headmistress who became a leader in the Indian Jewish community after migrating from Bombay to Israel in the 1960s. Mrs. Samuel redesigned the performance format of kirtan to resonate with the structure of Indian women’s groups in Israel, regendered it by introducing songs from women’s oral tradition, and retranslated song texts to situate them more firmly in Israeli Indian Jewish life. Her innovations positioned kirtan in a new time and place, bringing the Indian Jewish diaspora home, both literally and metaphorically.

Friday, April 16 at 8:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department’s YouTube and Vimeo channels
FROMM PLAYERS 2021 CONCERT
Miranda Cuckson, violin, with Conor Hanick, piano
Co-curated by Miranda Cuckson and Anne Shreffler, the first Fromm Concert of 2021 features works by Natasha Barrett and Rebecca Saunders and the world premieres of pieces written for Cuckson by Dongryul Lee and Jeffrey Mumford. Cuckson and Shreffler are also moderating a series of video interviews with the composers and pianists. Read the program notes for more information about the pieces.
Rebecca Saunders, Duo for violin and piano (1996, rev. 1999)
Jeffrey Mumford, fleeting cycles of layered air for solo violin (2020, world premiere)
Dongryul Lee, A finite island in the infinite ocean (2020, world premiere):
I. Intonazione
II. A finite island in the infinite ocean
Natasha Barrett, Allure and Hoodwink for violin, piano, and electronics (2014)

Monday, April 19 at 8:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the Radcliffe Choral Society’s YouTube channel
RADCLIFFE CHORAL SOCIETY: Anne Frank: A Living Voice
The Radcliffe Choral Society is excited to present Anne Frank: A Living Voice. Composed by Linda Tutas Haugen, Anne Frank: A Living Voice sets excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank. This virtual choir recording features the Grammy award-winning Parker Quartet, Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at the Harvard University Department of Music. This online presentation will also include visual artwork created and curated by singers in the Radcliffe Choral Society and high school students.

Tuesday, April 20 at 3:15 pm
BARWICK COLLOQUIUM: Yun Emily Wang, Duke University
“Shopping and Chopping: Listening for Diasporic Intimacy in/through Sinophone Toronto”
Yun Emily Wang is an ethnographer of sound and music with a particular interest in transnational migration. She earned a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Toronto in 2018. Her dissertation, “Sonic Poetics of Home and the Art of Making Do in Sinophone Toronto,” situates transnational Chinese imaginaries of “home” within Canadian multiculturalism and examines how ethnic and diasporic subjectivities emerge from the accumulations of everyday sounding and listening practices. Through case studies on queer kinship, aging in a nursing home, and the gendered geography of intimacy, this work also considers how the diaspora intersects with other identifications.

Friday, April 23 at 8:00 pm
Virtual event streaming on the department’s YouTube channel
BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet
Blodgett Artists-in-Residence the Parker Quartet present a concert live from Paine Hall on Harvard Music Department’s YouTube Channel.
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in B Minor, op. 33, no. 1 (1781)
Thomas Adès, Arcadiana, op. 12 (1994)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 1 (1893) (with guest artist Katherine Chi, piano)

Friday, April 30 at 8pm
Virtual event streaming on the department’s YouTube and Vimeo channels
FROMM PLAYERS 2021 CONCERT
Yvette Janine Jackson, Roscoe Mitchell, and Imani Uzuri
Harvard professor, composer, and pianist Vijay Iyer is the curator for the second Fromm concert of 2021, on April 30 at 8:00 pm (EDT). The bill includes works by Yvette Janine Jackson, a composer, sound artist, and Harvard professor renowned for her innovative radio operas, Roscoe Mitchell, the virtuosic saxophonist and founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and visionary vocalist, composer and experimental ethnographer Imani Uzuri.

Sunday, May 23 at 5:00 pm
Virtual event on Looped
HARVARD CHORUSES VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT
The Harvard Choruses are collaborating with the Yale Glee Club and Princeton University Glee Club to perform a virtual benefit concert in partnership with Education Through Music, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, which partners with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children. The suggested minimum donation is $5, but we encourage you to give as generously as you can. Students can register for free.

Saturday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Virtual event on Zoom
HARVARD CHORUSES NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE
Join the Harvard Choruses on Saturday, June 12 for the Harvard Choruses New Music Initiative Spring Showcase! Log into our webinar at 7:00 pm to watch five world premieres of works by student composers, created under the guidance of mentor and composer-in-residence Dr. Robert Kyr. We cannot wait for you to hear these extraordinary new pieces, which continue Harvard’s proud legacy of advancing the choral music tradition by commissioning new works and nurturing new voices. Glimpse behind the curtain of the compositional process by meeting the composers, who will be present to introduce each piece and discuss the story of its creation. The composers are: Devon Gates ’23, Chinyere Obasi ’24, Eddie Raj ’24, Chloe Levine ’22 and Ian Chan ’22, and Jenny Yao ’22 and Harry Sage ’22. Don’t miss our last event of the 2021–2022 season!