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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 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

 

Spring 2017

Friday/Saturday, February 3 & 4, 2017
Music Building, Harvard University
BLACK LIVES MATTER Music, Race, and Justice Harvard Graduate Music Forum Conference. Mathew D. Morrison, keynote; Imani Uzuri, keynote/performer Free and open to all.     

Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Boston Symphony Hall
Considering Matthew Shepard. The Harvard Choruses will be a part of a performance of Craig Hella Johnson's musical materwork 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. Tickets $20 -$60 and available at Symphony Hall.

Monday, February 6 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Parker Quartet, Blodgett Artists-in-Residence
Dean's Noontime Concert. Haydn Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No.2; Britten Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36; Schubert Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D.887. Free and open to all members of the Harvard community.

Monday, February 6 at 7:10 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center 110
Roundtable discussion
Jordi Savall, Musician & 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. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 8 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
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. More info. Free and open to the public.

Monday February 13 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Radcliffe Choral Society Spring Concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office. 

Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Loeb 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 w/Callithumpian Consort. New works by Harvard undergraduate composers. Free and open to all.

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

Friday February 24 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble.

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: Gershwin, An American in Paris; Concerto Cometition Winner.  

Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series presents the Parker Quartet. Mendelssohn Quartet No. 1, Op. 12; Sivan Cohen Elias Encrypt (Blodgett Composition winner); Shostakovich Quartet No. 3. Free but tickets required, available at Harvard Box Office on February 12.  

Tuesday, February 28 at 3:15 pm
Holden Chapel
Honors Recital - Carlos Snaider, guitar and composition. With Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam; and Martine Thomas, viola "luz – twi – light: Esotericism and Mysticism in Creative Music." Free and open to all!

CANCELED: Thursday, March 2 at 5:00 pm
Barker Center, Room 133
Melina Esse (Eastman School of Music/ University of Rochester), Title TBA. 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 1-6pm
All events are held at Cervantes Observatory unless otherwise noted, 2 Arrow Street, 4th floor, Cambridge   
Transnational Musical Modernities
Workshop at Cervantes Observatory, Harvard University. Panels, concert, keynotes. 5:00 pm 3.2: Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Disjunctive temporalities in the music of Colombia’s Black Pacific. 5:00 pm 3.3: Brigid Cohen, Musical Cosmopolitanism and the Historiography of the Recent Past. Concert at 7pm on Friday at Lilypad. 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge.

Friday, March 3 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players: Talea Ensemble Fromm Players at Harvard.  Program: George Lewis Mnemosis; Gerard Grisey Talea; James Dillon New York Triptych.  Free and open to the public. No tickets required; first come, first seated.         

Saturday, March 4 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players: Talea Ensemble. Fromm Players at Harvard  Program: Brian Ferneyhough Incipits; Rand Steiger A Menacing Plume; Liza Lim Songs found in dream; Hans Tutschku codification - memory. Free and open to the public. No tickets required; first come, first seated.          

Wednesday, March 8 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series: Annie Wu, flute and Feng Niu, piano.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 8 at 4:15pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Darmstadt as Phenomenon and Event—The international Summer Course for New Music from 1964 to 1990.
Dorte Schmidt, Pietro Caballottti (Program Directors); Susanne Heiter and Kim Feser (University of Arts, Berlin); Anne Shreffler (Harvard), with composer Christian Wolff. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
The Celebrity Series of Boston presents Vijay Iyer Sextet. Info and tickets.

Saturday, March 18 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music: Yarn Wire. New works by Harvard composers  Free and open to the public.          

Wednesday March 22 at 5:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Louis C. Elson Lecture: A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Connection, and Citizenship in a Time of Change.  Free and open to the public. No tickets required; first come, first seated.       

Thursday March 23 at 5:30pm
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
Global Cervantes
Roger Chartier (Paris, and University of Pennsylvania).Free. All are welcome.               

Friday March 24 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet. Rebecca Saunders Fletch; Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803 w/ 2017 Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award winner. Free but tickets required, available March 10 at Harvard Box Office. 617-496-2222.  

Wednesday March 29 at 7:00pm
Room 133, Barker Center
Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Gavin Steingo (Princeton University), "Cosmic Whispers. Kapwani Kiwanga's Alien Speculations." Free and open to all.

Friday March 31 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum: Bach B-minor Mass
Tickets at Harvard Box Office.

Tuesday, April 4 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Department of Music Concentrator Recital - Topher Colby, bass trombone; Emma Frucht, violin; Natalie Hodges, violin; and Soley Hyman, trumpet.
Free and open to all.

Wednesday, April 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series. John Lee, cello, Jayoung Kim, piano. Beethoven - 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46; Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99.
Free and open to all.

Thursday, April 6 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Department of Music Composition Thesis Recital featuring works by Auburn Lee, Ari Korotkin, and Sam Wu.
Free and open to all.

Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theater
Harvard Jazz Bands: Jazz Artist in Residence Concert with Cassandra Wilson. Tickets at Harvard Box Office

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). Tix: $8 students $13 general admission.

Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra: works of Telemann, JS Bach and CPE Bach. $10 general admission, $5 students, Harvard students FREE.

Monday April 10 at 4:15pm
Davison Room in Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Farah Griffin (Columbia University). “Songbirds and WonderLove: The Ethereal Soul of
Syreeta Wright, Minnie Riperton & Deniece Williams.” Free and open to all.   

Monday April 10
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
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.  Email: mmatache@hsph.harvard.edu. Informal registration is via Facebook, and the event page can be found here.

Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
A Conversation with ANDRIS NELSONS
Featuring:
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.
Free and open to the public; no tickets required.

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; and Sarah Yeoh-Wang, harp.
Free and open to all.

Saturday April 15 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra: Bartok, Miraculous Mandarin; Gershwin, An American in Paris; Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office  


Monday April 17 at 4:15pm
Davison Room in Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Benjamin Piekut (Cornell University). “Feral Modernism.” Free and open to all.    

Tuesday April 18 at 7:00pm
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. Free and open to all.    

Saturday April 22 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music: Faint Noise
Thelma E. Goldberg concert includes new works by Harvard composers written for and performed by Faint Noise. Free and open to all.

Saturday April 22 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
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. Tickets at Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222.

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

Sunday April 23 at 2:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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. All of BachSoc’s concerts are completely free and open to the public! To reserve a seat, please use this link or visit us at bachsoc.org.


Monday April 24 at 2:30pm
Holden Chapel
Recital by students of George Lewis's Creative Music Workshop. Free and open to all.  

Monday April 24 at 4:15pm
Davison Room
Barwick Colloquium: Susan McClary (Case Western Reserve), “Salome in the Court of Queen Christina.” Free and open to all.  

Sunday April 30 at 2:00 pm
Science Center Plaza
Yosvany Terry Quintet, part of Arts First. Free.

Sunday April 30 at 2:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Singers from the Harvard Choruses: Spring Holden Voice Recital.

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.  
Special Event (all ages). Free and open to the public. Small suggested donation for coffee tasting. 
Info: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/magic-of-java

Sunday April 30 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Recital by students of Music 189, Chamber Music. Free and open to all.

Monday May 1 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Recital by students of Music 189, Chamber Music. Free and open to all.

Tuesday May 2 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Recital by students of Yosvany Terry's Music of Art Blakey. Free and open to all.

Tuesday May 2 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Recital by students of Music 189, Chamber Music. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, May 3 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series: Bennett Parsons, saxophone
Free and open to the public.

Friday May 5 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus with professional orchestra and soloists. Tickets at Harvard Box Office.

Tuesday May 9 at 7:30 pm
Room 9, Music Building
Recital by students of Chaya Czernowin's Advanced Composition course. Free and open to all.

Saturday May 20 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music: Elision Ensemble
New works by Harvard composers written for and performed by Elision Ensemble. Free and open to all.

Fall 2017


Monday, September 18 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Julio Estrada, composer, "Memories and Shadows in the Imaginary"
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, September 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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.

Program
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. Free and open to the public. INFO
There will also be a Master Class by Fonema on Tuesday, September 19 at 4pm. If you would like to attend, contact Felipe Ledesma at ledesmanunez@g.harvard.edu

Monday, September 25 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Bill Brown (University of Chicago), "Re-Assemblage (Theory, Practice, Form)."
Free and open to all.

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." Free and open to all.

Sunday, October 1 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Mozart Quartet No. 22 in B-flat Major, K. 589
Ligeti Quartet No. 1, Metamorphoses noctures
Bartok Quartet No. 6
Free but tickets required. Free tickets available beginning September 16 at Harvard Box Office

Friday, October 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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.
Free with student ID. $15 General Public. Tickets at the door. RSVP HERE TO OUR FACEBOOK EVENT

Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard University Bands, Yosvany Terry, Director of Jazz Ensembles
Montage Concert
Tickets and information

Friday, October 13
2:30pm
- Symposium
Room 9, Music Building
Guido Adler - Musicology Then and Now
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 Suzanna Clark.
NOTE: There are two library exhibitions connected to this event: at Harvard's Hougton Library, "Guido Adler, Father of Musicology" opens September 9th (through December 19). At the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, "Guido Adler's Library" opens October 13 (through January 22, 2018). Details HERE.
There will be an informal coffee with the curators of the Adler exhibitions at Houghton Library from 10-10:30am on Friday, October 13.
8:00 pm - Concert of music by Adler's students and contemporaries
by the Boston Trio

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Zemlinsky: 3 pieces for cello and piano
Webern: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7;
Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11
Grosz: Shimmy und Tango
Wellesz: Violin Sonata #2 Op. 72
Korngold: Piano Trio, Op. 1
All events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bach Society Season Premiere: 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. All of our concerts are completely free and open to the public! You can reserve a seat using our Eventbrite page. To view our upcoming concerts, please visit us at bachsoc.org. We hope to see you soon! Free and open to all.

Monday, October 16 at 4:15
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Jennifer Iverson, University of Chicago: "Techno-Synthesis: From Vocoder Speech to Electronic Music"
Free and open to all.

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.” Free and open to all.

Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 pm
Oberon
Yosvany Terry, alto & sporano saxophones, chekere
Baptiste Trotignon, piano
Yunior Terry, bass
Clarence Penn, drums

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.
TICKETS

Saturday, October 21 at 2:00
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Princeton Football Concert
Harvard Glee club and Princeton Glee Club.
Tickets and information

Saturday, October 21 at 7:30
Sanctuary, Memorial Church
Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, in honor of Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly.
Harvard University Choir, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra.
Free and open to the public.

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

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.
Tickets are $7 with a Student ID and $18 General Admission in Cambridge.
Admission is FREE in Medford (donations accepted and appreciated).
RSVP to Facebook event.

Saturday, October 28 at 8:00
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, Federico Cortese, Conductor
Bernstein Memorial Concert
“Lamentation” from Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah;
Chichester Psalms (Andrew Clark conducting)
Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
Tickets and information

Monday, October 30 at 4:15
Davison Room, Music Library
GMF Talk: Sarah Collins, Durham University
Lateness and Modernity
Free and open to all.

Thursday, November 2 at 6:00pm
The Great Learning
by Cornelius Cardew
Carpenter Center ground floor
Concert by the students of Claire Chase's "21st c Ensemble Workshop."
Thursday, November 2 at 6:00pm
Free and open to everyone.

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Thelma E. Goldberg concert: Harvard Group for New Music with Ensemble Adapter.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00
Sanders Theatre
Brahms Requiem and Bach Actus tragicus, BWV 106
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum; Scott Allen Jarrett & Justin Blackwell, pianists; Soprano soloist tbd; Sumner Thompson, baritone.
Joseph Fort (King's College, London), concert lecture-presentation
Tickets and information

Tuesday, November 7 at 8:00 pm
Creative Music: Advanced Ensemble Workshop CONCERT
Holden Chapel
Free and open to all.

Wednesday, November 8 at 12:15 pm
University Hall Recital Series
Faculty Room, University Hall
Audrey Chen, cello; Emily Brother, piano; Bobae Johnson, violin.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, op.13, Edvard Grieg; Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, op.19, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Free and open to all.

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.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall
Harvard Jazz Bands, Yosvany Terry, Director of Jazz Ensembles
Guest Artist Residency Concert
Tickets and information

Saturday, November 11 at 8:00
Sanders Theatre
Harvard High School Women's Choral Festival
Radcliffe Choral Society and invited ensembles
Tickets and information

Sunday, November 12 at 3:00
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. All of BachSoc’s concerts are completely free and open to the public! To reserve a seat, you may use our EventBrite page or visit us at bachsoc.org. We hope to see you there!

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. $10 General Admission, $5 Students or HUID at Harvard Box Office or at the door. https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:15 pm
Sanders Theatre
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Scholar Residency: Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Bach Cantata106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit.
Master Class featuring Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum by Christoph Wolff Distinguished Scholar Suzuki, award-winning Japanese organist, harpsichordist, and conductor.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 noon
Paine 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. Free and open to all.

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.
JS Bach: Furchte dich nicht (BWV 228). Free and open to all.

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). Free and open to all.

Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Stravinsky Concertino; Sibelius Quartet, Voces intimae, Op. 56; Franck Piano Quintet in F minor (with Gloria Chien, piano)
Free but tickets required. Free tickets available beginning November 5 at Harvard Box Office.

Sunday, November 19 at 4:00 pm
Memorial Church
Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Telemann, Rameau, and CPE Bach: featuring Amanda Forsythe and Edward Jones. Free and open to the public.

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
Free and open to all.

Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Horse Sings from Cloud: Music of Pauline Oliveros performed by students of Mus 185 (21st C Ensemble, Claire Chase) & guests. Participatory.
Free and open to all.

Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Busch Hall
Concert by students of Music 183 (Vocal Ensemble Music Performance 1400-1600)
Free and open to all.

Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Lowell Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble, Mark Olson, Director
Winter Concert

Saturday, December 2 at 8:00
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, Federico Cortese, Conductor
Holiday Concert
Short works and solo concertos with student conductors
Tickets and information

Sunday, December 3 at 8:00
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.
Free admission, but limited seating is available. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 7:30pm at the entrance on Kirkland Street. One ticket per person. Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.
 Adolphus Busch Hall is free and open to the public on Wednesdays, 1–5pm, and Saturdays, 10am–2pm.
https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/music-for-the-mass

Tuesday, December 5 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Concert by students of Music 142 (West African Musical Tradition)
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Concert by students of Music 177 (Creative Music/Advanced Ensemble Workshop)
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, December 5 - Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Concert by students of Music 189 (Chamber Music)
Free and open to all.

Thursday, December 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Dean's Noontime Concert: the Parker Quartet
Free and open to all. The concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Friday, December 8 at 1:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building
Concert by students of Music 160 (Composition Seminar)
Free and open to all.

Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Concert by students of Music 185 (21st Century Ensemble Workshop)
Free and open to all.

Spring 2018

Thursday, January 25 at 5:00pm
Holden Chapel
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.
Mendelssohn piano trio in D minor 

Andrew Lee '21
Sang-O Park '21
Hanson Tam '19
Schumann Piano Trio #3 in G minor
Eloise Hodges '21
Ethan Cobb '21
Tristan Yang '21
Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No.2 in D minor
Jeremiah Blacklow '20
Danny Giebisch '20
Brian Ge '18
Presented by Learning from Performers and the Celebrity Series of Boston. Free and open to all.

Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, Room 133
Musics Abroad Humanities 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. Free and open to all.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 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 - 6:45: conference talks, panels, discussions: Room 9 in the Music Building
8:00-10:00 pm, "Relocating Research," Holden Chapel
Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Room 9, Music Building
4:45pm: Keynote by Estelle Barrett (Institute of Koorie Education, Denkin University)
Free and open to the public.
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gmf2018/home-0

Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital: Martine Thomas, viola. Harvard/NEC Pianist, TBD. Free and open to all.
Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Kevin McFarland, cello. New works by members of the Harvard Group for New Music.

Tuesday, Feb. 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 Watsonwas 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 & 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, Feb. 16-17
Symposium in the Barker Center, Thompson Room
Concerts in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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 Griffen. DETAILS
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 & African American Research, the Hutchins Center for African & 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.
Tickets required for concerts, free at Harvard Box Office beginning Feb. 7. Free parking in the Broadway garage for concerts.

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, presented by Odyssey Opera 
Honegger Jeanne D’Arc au bûcher
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, 133
Musics Abroad Humanities Center Seminar: Lauren Flood (MIT). Citizens of Dangerous Sound: Electricity and Inclusivity in Transnational DIY Culture
Free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 23 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Glee Club presented by Emmanuel Music: Stravinsky Oedipus Rex.
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office

Friday, Feb. 23 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Composers Association Concert.
Free and open to all.

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, Federico Cortese, conductor.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"; ft. George Li '18
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4, Op. 98
Leonard Bernstein - Overture to "Candide"
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.

Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Radcliffe Choral Society Spring Concert with professional orchestra
Meg Weckworth, conductor
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Parker Quartet
Hans Tutschku, Behind the light
Chaya Czernowin, String Quartet
Vijay Iyer, Time, Place, Action (with Vijay Iyer, piano)
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office beginning on February 18.
Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Monday, March 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital: TBA
Ju Hyun Lee, cello, pianist, tbd. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bardic Divas: A Celebration of 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. Free and open to all.

Monday, March 19 at 4:15
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Tyshawn Sorey (Wesleyan University): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to all.

Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Choral Composers Initiative Concert
Parker String Quartet and professional vocal ensemble. World premiere performance of five student works.
Free and open to all.

Monday, March 26 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Joanna Demers (University of Southern California): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to the public.

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
Lecture: Cosmopolitanism & Nationalism in the Music of Aziz El-Shawan. Reception to follow in Spalding Room, Music Library.
Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Music Department and Loeb Music Library. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): "The Aesthetics & Politics
of Music Heritage."
Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Claire Chase, flute
Felipe Lara: Meditation and Calligraphy (Boston premiere);
Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss (Boston premiere); Richard Beaudoin: AH ZI ZA AH ZA for flute and bass-baritone (world premiere); Vijay Iyer: Five Empty Chambers (Boston preiere); Jason Eckardt: The Silenced, a monodrama for solo flute (Boston premiere); Chaya Czernowin: Manaoalcadia for two sopranos and flute (Boston premiere); Marcos Balter: Suite from “Pan” for flute, electronics and ensemble w/ students from the Harvard community
Levy Lorenzo, live sound
Tony Arnold, soprano
Alice Teyssier, soprano
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Free and open to all.

Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players at Harvard: Resistance and Hope
Curated by Chaya Czernowin.
With Rick Burkhardt, Andy Gricevich, Kepler Quartet, Gabriela Diaz, Stephen Drury, Jeffrey Means, and Sound Icon
Program:
Graciela Paraskevaidis
algún sonido de la vida
Ben Fox and Elizabeth England, oboes
Prince Myshkins

Rick Burkhardt and Andy Gricevich
Galina Ustvolskaya
Duet for violin and piano 
Stephen Drury, piano and Gabriela Diaz, violin
Ben Johnston
String Quartet No. 5
Kepler Quartet: Sharan Leventhal, Eric Segnitz, Brek Renzelman, Karl Lavine 
Galina Ustvolskaya
Symphony No. 2 "True and Eternal Bliss!" 
with Sound Icon, Jeffrey Means, conductor, Ryne Cherry, baritone
Free and open to all. No tickets required. Free parking in Broadway garage. DETAILS
Free and open to all. No tickets required. Free parking in Broadway garage.

Thursday, April 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Dean’s Noontime concert: Parker Quartet
Free and open to the public. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm

Thursday, April 5 at 8:0 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Brattle Street Chamber Players 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. T
Contact information: Diana Wang, diana_wang@college.harvard.edu
Tickets are $8 for students/youth and $13 for adults and tickets can be bought at the door and also through the Box Office.

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
With guest artist Miki-Sophia Cloud, violin
Mendelssohn Quartet Op. 44, No. 2
Austin Weber Cisco Beach in Winter (Blodgett Composition Winner)
Beethoven Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office beginning on March 23.
Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
The Austen Trio from England performing music loved & 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. Free and open to the public with tickets available here Contact information: gspeeth@fas.harvard.edu

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
Memorial Church
Harvard Glee Club and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum spring concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office.

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."
Free and open to the public.

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. Free and open to all. Reception to follow.

Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 pm
Northwest Science Building B-103 
Film Showing: infinite now (2017) 
A filmed performance  (Gent, Vlaamse opera), with surround sound. Free and open to the public.
Composer: Chaya Czernowin
Director: Luk Perceval
Stage & 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 Nothing new 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: 2½ 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 premier. 

Friday, April 13 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble: Jazz Master Residency Concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Manchester-based Distractfold Ensemble performs work by members of the Harvard Group for New Music.
Free and open to the public.

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."
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
The Signet, 46 Dunster St., Cambridge
What can we do better? Exploring Blueprints for Equity and Diversity in the Arts

A Panel discussion 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

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.


Thursday, April 19 at 5:15pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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. Free, no tickets required. First come, first seated.

Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Choruses and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Tickets and information at Harvard Box Office.

Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 pm
Lowell Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.

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. Free and open to all.

Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Students of Chaya Czernowin's Advanced Composition w/ Parker Quartet. Free and open to all.

Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Chamber Music Concert by students of Music 189, coached by Parker Quartet. Free and open to all.

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. Free and open to all.

Monday, April 30 at 6:00 pm

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). Event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting at noon on Tuesday, April 24, in person at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, and online (handling fees apply). Limit of two tickets per person. Tickets valid until 5:45pm.
Monday, April 30, 6pm, Knafel Center (formerly Radcliffe Gym), 10 Garden Street, Cambridge



Monday, April 30 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Chamber Music Concert by students of Music 189, coached by Parker Quartet.Free and open to all.

Tuesday, May 1 at 1:00pm
Holden Chapel
Cuban Music by students of Yosvany Terry's Music 143. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00pm
Holden Chapel
Concert by Songwriting students of Esperanza Spalding's Music 170. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, May 2 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series:
Gwen Krosnick, cello, Daniel Walden, piano. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Chamber Music Concert by students of Music 189, coached by Parker Quartet. Free and open to all.

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

Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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 & Music 264: Electroacoustic Maker Space. Free and open to all.

Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
8:00pm: works by Fraser Weist, Eunice Lee, Brandon Snyder, Caroline Boyce, Julien Vincenot, Eden Girma, Mason Hale. 9:3): improvisation piano + live electronics (Phillip Golub and Hans Tutschku); Francis Dhomont Phonurgie, Tutschku Agitated slowness (24 channel). Free to all. Presented by the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition and the Music Department. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 6 at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
8:00pm: works by Nicholas Pham, Zeynep Toraman, William Wu, Liam McGill, Ethan Craigo, Bennett Parsons. 9:30pm: 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. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
JACK Quartet and Mivos Quartet perform new works by Harvard Group for New Music.
Supported by the Fromm Music Foundation.
Free and open to all.