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Archive of Events

Fall 2015

Monday September 28  at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Building
Sumanth Gopinath, Barwick Colloquium “‘Departing to other spheres’: Psychedelic Science Fiction,
Perspectival Embodiment, & the Hermeneutics of Steve Reich’s Four Organs (1970)”

Sunday October 4 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Prof. 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: Parker Quartet. Mozart String quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428; Szymanowski String Quartet No. 1; Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major. Free tickets available at the Harvard Box Office beginning October 2.

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

Wednesday October 21 at 5:00 pm
Barker Center, Room 133
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). Pre-circulated paper available from bookhistory.harvard.edu. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminars in History of the Book and Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Thursday October 22 at 4:00 pm [POSTPONED due to artist's illness]
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. Free tickets beginning Tuesday, October 13 at Harvard Box Office.

Saturday October 24 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music: 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: Stravinsky - Feu d'artifice; Knussen - Flourish with Fireworks; Brahms- Symphony No. 1. Tix at Harvard Box Office. 617-496-2222. http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice/

Tuesday November 3 at 5:00 pm
Barker Room 110 (Thompson Room)
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: Emily Dolan,“The Operatic Worlds of the Orchestra.”

Friday November 6 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Voices Unite: Radcliffe Choral Society & the Wellesley College Choir
Tickets at Harvard Box Office. Harvard Box Office is located in the Smith Campus Center, Harvard Square, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice/

Monday November 9 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Jocelyne Guilbault (University of California, Berkeley), Barwick Colloquium: “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. The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets available at the Harvard Box Office beginning November 3. 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 led by 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: Five Pieces in Folk Style - Robert Schumann; Der Schwanendreher - Paul Hindemith; Grande Polonaise - Theobald Boehm; 24 Capprici - Niccolò Paganini; Cello Sonata in G minor - Sergei Rachmaninoff; Proxy - Jonah Philion (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: Parker Quartet. Beethoven String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 “Serioso”;
Kurtag String Quartet, Op. 1; Schumann String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1.
Free tickets available at the Harvard Box Office beginning November 8. 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 towardFood for Free’s food rescue work.

Thurs. December 3, Fri. December 4, Sat. December 5 at 8:00 pm
Agassiz Theater’s Horner Room
Harvard Early Music Society presents: Handel’s Alexander’s Feast. Directed by Steve Kunis ‘17
Music Directed by Sam Wu ‘17 & Sean Rodan ‘17. Produced by Sumire Hirotsuru ‘16 & Henry Shreffler ‘18. Fashion Line by Saad Amer ‘16. Featuring Emily Thorner, soprano; Sara Weaver, alto; Andy Troska ‘17, tenor; Andrew O’Shanick, bass. $8 students and seniors | $15 general admission.

Friday December 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theater
H-R Collegium Musicum with the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra present Handel Messiah, introductory presentation by Thomas F. Kelly. Performance to raise awareness and resources for the Y2Y shelter for young adults opening in Harvard Square. Tix at Harvard Box Office 496-2222.

Wednesday, December 9 from 9am to 4:30 pm
Room 9
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 Haley Alexandra Fenn
10:15-12:00. The Music History Sequence and its Others. Matthew Leslie Santana, moderator
10:15-10:45: Integrating Difference & 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
3-4:30. 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. Register: http://tinyurl.com/dec9register

Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 pm
Davison Room
Music 280r: Theorizing Improvisation | A Symposium. Final presentations from Vijay Iyer’s Music 280r Seminar: Will Bennet G1; Felipe Ledesma-Nuñez G1; Matthew Leslie-Santana G2; Laila Smith ‘17; Carlos Snaider ‘17; Meera Sury G1 (Divinity school); Rajna Swaminathan G1; Jeff Williams G1.

Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Music 266: Creative Music Seminar | Vijay Iyer | 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, 2016 at 12:00 noon
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Vijay Iyer: Spring Colloquium  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. A Q&A will follow the talk. Please feel free to bring a lunch.

January 29-30, 2016 Music Building, Harvard University
Musical Cartographies An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Harvard University Graduate Music Forum 
Keynote: Arun Saldanha Associate Professor of Geography (University of Minnesota) Schedule &information: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gmf2016/home

Tuesday February 2 at 5:00 pm Barker Center, 133
Humanities Center Opera Seminar
Christine Jeanneret (University of Copenhagen), "The Body's Eloquence: Singing, Acting and Moving in Early Italian Opera"
All are welcome.

Friday February 5 at 3:00 pm Music Building Room 6
Composer/performer Gabriel Kahane
moderated by Osnat Netzer
Admission free and open to observers (tickets/RSVPs not required). 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 with Jack Quartet
New Works by Harvard Composers
Free and open to the public. Info: hgnm.org

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”
Free and open to the public. POSTONED due to snow.

Thursday February 11 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Alex Beyer, George Li
Solo Chinese piano music
Free and open to the public.

Friday February 19 at 8:00pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Undergraduate Composers Concert featuring 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
Free and open to the public. Funded in part by the Einziger Endowment for Undergraduate Composition.

Saturday February 27 at 8pm Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra Concert
Mahler Totenfeier
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located in the Smith Campus Center, Harvard Square, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222.
HRO WEBSITE

Saturday February 27 at 3:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Holden Choruses: Junior Parents’ Weekend Choral Matinée
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, & Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center, Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

Monday February 29 at 4:00 pm Memorial Church
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Open rehearsal with Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Christoph Wolff, moderator.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Program:
Fantasia chromatica in D Minor (BWV 903), Christopher Grills, harpsichord
Sinfonia
from: cantata "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

Friday, March 4-Sunday, March 6 at CGIS, 1737 Cambridge St.
Concerts and Conference on the Music of South, Central, and West Asia
March 4-6, 2016: 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 by Stephen Blum, CUNY Graduate Center. 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 WEBSITE

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Lowell Lecture Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.
HWE WEBSITE

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bach Society Orchestra
Auburn Lee '17 Piano concerto, Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Schoenberg Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (featuring the Parker String Quartet)
Tickets: Free! Can be obtained through the box office or at the door. BACH SOC WEBSITE

Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Beethoven Op. 18 No. 2
Kai Polzhofer Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso*
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 with Charles Neidich
*winner of the Blodgett Composition Competition
Free and open to the public, tickets are required. Free tickets available at the Harvard Box Office beginning February 20. Harvard Box Office is located in the Smith Campus Center, Harvard Square, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice/
Free parking available for this concert in the Broadway Garage, located at the corner of Felton and Cambridge Streets.

Sunday, March 6 at 5:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Sumire Hirotsuru, violin: Senior Thesis Recital
Music of the 20th Century: from Eastern Europe to the New World. Stravinsky, Bartok, Prokofiev, Villa-Lobos, Piazolla, Reich
Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 7 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Joshuah Campbell, voice: Senior Thesis Recital
Black American Jazz Musicians in Paris, the 20th Century
Works by Gershwin, Porter, Brel, Salvant, and more.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 23 at 8:00 pm Holden Chapel
George Ko, piano: Senior Thesis Recital
The Chopin Project
Frederic Chopin's Etudes Op. 10, Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35, and Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39.
Free and open to the public.

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. www.music.fas.harvard.edu/nono.html

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. Free and open to all.

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”
Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:15pm, 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 Barker Room 133
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”
Free and open to the public.

Thursday March 31 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Matthew Leslie Santana, violin Daniel Walden, piano
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Thelma E Goldberg Concert
Harvard Group for New Music
Distractfold Ensemble
New Works by Harvard Composers
Free and open to the public. Info: hgnm.org

Saturday April 2 at 8:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Craig Hella Johnson Performance
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, & Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (East Coast Première)
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.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center, Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Church
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 Rosenmueller. Plus a trio sonata by HBCO member Albano Berberi! Free or with donation.

Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players at Harvard: 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* + Ikue Mori
9:00 pm
Courtney Bryan
Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio
*Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor
Free and open to the public. No tickets necessary. First come, first seated.

Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 pm Menschel Hall, Harvard Arts Musuems, 32 Quincy St.
Bending Toward Justice: Improvistation, 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. Free admission. Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge. Free.

Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Harvard Jazz Bands: The Eloquent One. Celebrating Rufus Reid
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.
JAZZ BANDS WEBSITE

Thursday – Saturday, April 14-16 at 8:00pm, Sunday April 17 at 3:00pm
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
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.

Saturday April 16 at 8pm Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra Concert
Debussy La Mer
Stravinsky Petrushaka
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222.
HRO WEBSITE

Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Webern Funf Satz Op. 5
Bartok Quartet No. 1
Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D Minor "Souvenir de Florence," Op.70*
*featuring the 2016 Parker Quartet Guest Artists
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. Free parking at Broadway garage.

Thursday, April 18 7:00-10:00 pm in Room 6, Music Building
An Interactive Exploration of Artistic and Scientific Practices. Open to all students.
Taught by Victoria Tzotzkova and Andrew Friedman. Free and open to all.

Tuesday April 19 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room University Hall
Dean's noontime concert: Parker Quartet
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday April 20 at 12:15 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Recital: Alex Beyer, piano
Free and open to the public.

Thursday April 21 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series : Veritas Early Music Ensemble
17th Century Italian Music
Free and open to the public.

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”
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 26 at 12:00pm Room 9 Music Building
Performance: Students of Yosvany Terry, Modern Jazz
Performance by the students of Music142r, Foundations of Modern Jazz: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 26 at 5:00pm Room 133 Barker Center
Humanities Center Opera Seminar
Elizabeth Hudson (Northeastern University)
"From Orpheus to Opera: Verdi's Il trovatore"
Free and open to the public.

Friday April 29 at 8:00 pm Memorial Church
ARTS First Holden Showcase
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, & Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Featuring Copland's “In the Beginning” and the Duruflé Requiem.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. Holden Chorus WEBSITE

Saturday April 30 at 8:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Mozart Solemn Vespers of the Confessor (K. 339)
Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus with professional orchestra and soloists.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS 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
Chamber Music Concerts by the students of Music 189.

Sunday May 1 at 2:00 pm Holden Chapel
Spring Holden Voice Recital
Singers from the Holden Choruses
HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 pm in Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard
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

Electronic Music Performance
Performance by students of Hans Tutschku's Music167, Electronic Music Composition, with the Hydra speaker orchestra
Free and open to the public.

Monday May 16 at 12:00pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Ensemble Recherche
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
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 21at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music: ensemble recherche
New Works by Harvard Composers
Free and open to the public. Info: hgnm.org

Saturday May 21 3:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Farewell to Cambridge Concert
Radcliffe Choral Society
Tickets atHarvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

 

Fall 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Summer Chamber Orchestra presents Fairytales and Simple Gifts featuring works by Mozart, Sibelius, and Copland.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:30 am
Davison Room, Music Building
2016 Perspectives on Chinese Contemporary Music
Music theory, Composition & 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 1:30-4:30pm
-Lyle Davidson, New England Conservatory
The Unit of Analysis
-Tien Ning & 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
-Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Rutgers University (Keynote lecture)
'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
Open to public. Because of space limitations we request that participants register in advance by email to lindayanzheng@post.harvard.edu

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra: John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls
For the Pulitzer Centennial
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, 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, 2016 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Building
Barwick Colloquium: Louise Meintjes  (Duke University).
Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Building
Barwick Colloquium: Giorgio Netti 
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute
Marian Anderson and the Desegregation of the American Concert Stage
Carol J. Oja
Part of the 2016-17 Fellows' Presentation Series. Free and open to the public, but registration requested.
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, Loeb Music Library
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: Kerry Murphy (University of Melbourne): "Thomas Quinlan (1881-1951) and his 'All-Red' opera tours, 1912 and 1913"
Free and open to all. For information and password to pre-distributed paper contact musicdpt@fas.harvard.edu.
Free and open to the public. website

Friday, September 30 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: The Parker Quartet. Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887
Free but tickets required. Free tickets available beginning September 16 at Harvard Box Office, open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. Temporary Location
of Harvard Box Office is Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice/
Free parking available for this concert in the Broadway Garage, located at the corner of Felton and Cambridge Streets.

Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Momenta Quartet: Music of Julian 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, Harvard University campus
Harvard/Berklee Dual Degree Program Open House
Come hear about the new program! Performances by Harvard and Berklee students. Free and open to all.

Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar
presents Zuzana Jurkova (The Charles University, Prague), "Music Penetrating the Iron Curtain: the Case of Karel Kryl"
Free and open to all.

Friday, October 14 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Montage Concert: Harvard Wind Ensemble, Monday Jazz Band, Harvard University Band
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Friday, October 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Bach Society Orchestra
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. To reserve tickets go to: https://goo.gl/forms/RjTBpmVfar2fJj442
All of our concerts are completely free and open to the public! To view our upcoming concerts or meet our staff, please visit us at our website (bachsoc.org). We hope to see you soon!
Free tickets at Harvard Box Office.

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, Boston College Wind Ensemble.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Tuesday, October 18 at 12:15 pm
HOLDEN CHAPEL
Dean's Noontime Concert: The Parker Quartet
Mendelssohn Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 12
Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante
Canzonetta - Allegretto
Britten Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Allegro calmo sends rigore
Vivace
Chacony
Free and open to all. The concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music w/Rage Thormbones. New works by Harvard composers.
Free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 23 at 8:00 pm
First Church, Cambridge
Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward Elwyn Jones, 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.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Emily Bishai, Christina Bianco, and Elias Miller present two performances of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s seminal masterpiece, Orfeo ed Euridice. Tickets are free for Harvard ID holders, $10 for students, and $15 for general admission and may be purchased before the performances in the Paine Hall lobby. 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.For more information contact Christina Bianco (christinabianco@college.harvard.edu) or Emily Bishai (emilybishai@college.harvard.edu).

Friday, November 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Choral Concert: Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum & Radcliffe Choral Society: One Voice
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
Jazz Concert: Harvard Jazz Bands and guest
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Freshman Parents Weekend: Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10; Mozart  Symphony No. 31, "Paris"
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm
The Horner Room, Aggasiz Hall, 5 James Street, Cambridge
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  
Free tickets at Harvard Box Office

Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm** (note different time and location)
Room 9, Music Building
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: Humanities Center Opera Seminar presents McGegan with Cassandra Extavour (soprano) in a workshop on vocal ornamentation in Handel operas.
Free and open to the public. website

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Antioch Chamber Ensemble: Works by Harvard student composers
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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). All of our concerts are completely free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, please use our Google form. More info: bachsoc.org

Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Building
Barwick Colloquium: Brian Kane (Yale University)
"Hearing Double: Jazz and Ontology"  
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar
presents Francesco Spagnolo (University of California, Berkeley), "Marginal Cosmopolitans: Cultural Mobility and the Musical Representation of Italian Jewish Identity"
Free and open to all.

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.
Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Italian Baroque Music from the Jewish Ghetto
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. 
Free and open to all.

Friday, November 18 at 3:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building
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.
Free and open to the public. More info.

Friday, November 18 at 12:30 pm
Fogg Art Museum Courtyard
Viol Consort: Students from Music 181, Renaissance Music perform a lunchtime concert.
Free and open to all.

Friday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Yale Football Concert: Harvard Glee Club and Yale Glee Club
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: The Parker Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
Tan Dun Eight Colors for String Quartet
Dvorak String Quintet No. 3, Op. 97 (w/Kim Kashkashian, viola)
Free but tickets required. Free tickets available beginning November 6 at Harvard Box Office, open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. Temporary Location of Harvard Box Office is Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice/
Free parking available for this concert in the Broadway Garage, located at the corner of Felton and Cambridge Streets.

Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Handel L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
With the Harvard University Choir and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Soloists: Amanda Forsythe, Sherezade Panthaki, Aaron Sheehan, Sumner Thompson. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Monday, November 21 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
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.
Free and open to all.

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.
Free and open to all.

Friday, December 2 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Friday, December 2 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Christmas in Sanders: Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

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

Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Choral Concert: Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Sunday December 4 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Chamber Music Concert by the students of Music 189. Free and open to all.

Monday December 5 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Chamber Music Concert by the students of Music 189. Free and open to all.

Tuesday December 6 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Concert by the students of Music 142: Foundations of Modern Jazz. Free and open to all.

Tuesday December 6 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall.
Chamber Music Concert by the students of Music 189. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, December 7 at 2:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Concert by the students of Music Music 174: Creative Music Workshop. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, December 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series: Audrey Chen, cello.
Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Thursday, December 8 at 12:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
University Hall Recital Series: Alexander Beyer, piano: Bach, Goldberg Variations
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 pm
Dudley House Dining Room
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 7:15 pm.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, ID required for alcohol. 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
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
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