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Harvard Summer Chamber Orchestra

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

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2016 Perspectives on Chinese Contemporary Music

August 17, 2016
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Davison Room, Music Building, Harvard University
Music theory, composition & performance workshop
Hosted by Harvard Music Department, supported by Innovation Program of Shanghai Municiap Education Commission.
Register by email

 

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John Adams: Transmigration of Souls

September 11, 2016at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra
Celebration of the Pulitzer Centennial.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

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Musics Abroad Seminar: David Kaminsky

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center
David Kaminsky (University of California, Merced)
"When Everywhere is Home and Everywhere is Abroad: A Non-Ethnography of the International Social Partner Dance Circuit"

Louise Meintjes

Barwick Colloquium: Louise Meintjes (Duke University) 

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Building
Free and open to all.

Giorgi Netti

Barwick Colloquium: Giorgio Netti, Composer

Monday, September 26 at 4:15 pm Davison Room, Music Building Free and open to all.

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Marian Anderson and the Desergregation of the American Concert Stage

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:00 pm
Knafel Center
Lecture by Carol Oja (Radcliffe Institute)
Part of the 2016-2017 Radcliffe InstituteFellows' Presentation Series
Free and open to the public, registration required.

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Kerry Murphy (University of Melbourne)

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: "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

Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36; Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887.
Free but tickets required, available beginning September 16 at Harvard Box Office (Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street), open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice/ Free parking in the Broadway Garage.

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Momenta Quartet

October 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Quartets by Julian Carrillo. Noontime concert. Free and open to all.

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Harvard/Berklee Celebration

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4 pm to 6 pm
Holden Chapel
Open house!
Come hear about the new dual degree program. Performances by Harvard and Berklee students, refreshments. Free and open to all.

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Montage Concert

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Wind Ensemble, Monday Jazz Band, Harvard University Band
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

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Harvard Bach Society Orchestra

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bach/Webern’s Ricercar from “The Musical Offering,” Weber’s Der Freischütz Overture, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, performed by Harvard’s premier chamber orchestra and directed by Sasha Scolnik-Brower ’17.
Free and open to all.
bachsoc.org.
Free tickets at Harvard Box Office

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Bands of the Beanpot Concert

Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Wind Ensemble, Northeastern University Wind Ensemble, Boston University Wind Ensemble, Boston College Wind Ensemble
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet

Tuesday, October 18 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Dean's Noontime Concert
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.

Rage Thormbones

Rage Thormbones

Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music
New works by Harvard composers. Free and open to all.

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Choral Concert

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

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Jazz Concert

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

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Freshman Parents Weekend Concert

Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra
Shostakovish Symphony No. 11
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

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Nicolas McGegan, Keyboards | Conductor

Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building
Humanities Center Opera Seminar presents McGegan with Cassandra Extavour (soprano) in a workshop on vocal ornamentation in Handel operas.
Free and open to all.

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Antioch Chamber Ensemble

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Works by Harvard student composers
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Brian Kane

Barwick Colloquium: Brian Kane (Yale)

Monday, November 14, 2016 Music Building, Harvard University
Davison Room, Music Buildling
Free and open to the public.

Andris Nelsons

Conversation with Andris Nelsons

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Conversation with Andris Nelsons, Music Director, Boston Symphony Orchestra. With Tony Fogg, Artistic Administrator, and Mark Volpe, Managing Director.
Free and open to the public. 

Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Italian Baroque Music from the Jewish Ghetto: Rossi
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar Nicholas McGegan, conducts Salamone Rossi with commentary by Francesco Spagnolo, Sherezade Panthaki, soprano, singers from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and instrumentalists from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. 
Free and open to all. No tickets required.

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Harvard-Yale Football Concerte

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

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Parker Quartet

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
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, available beginning November 6 at Harvard Box Office, open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice/ Free parking in the Broadway Garage.

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McGegan: Handel L'Allegro

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar Nicholas McGega, conducts  Handel L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55. With the Harvard University Choir and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra.   
Purhcase tickets for this event at Harvard Box Office. Questions, contact UChoir Secretaries Joy Wang '16 or Andy Troska ’17.

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Harvard Wind Ensemble

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

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Christmas in Sanders

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

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Choral Concert

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

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Kenneth Reinhardt (UCLA)

Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: Moses und Aron
Free and open to all.

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Full Event Calendar

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, refreshments. 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. 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
Faculty Room, University Hall
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.

Friday, November 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Choral Concert: Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum & Radcliffe Choral Society
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
Shostakovish Symphony No. 11
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
Sanders Theatre
Antioch Chamber Ensemble: Works by Harvard student composers
Tickets at Harvard Box Office

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

Wednesday, November 16 at 5:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Conversation with Andris Nelsons, Music Director, Boston Symphony Orchestra. With Tony Fogg, Artistic Administrator, and Mark Volpe, Managing Director
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 Francesco Spagnolo, Sherezade Panthaki, soprano, singers from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and instrumentalists from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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.

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

Thursday, December 8 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: Kenneth Reinhardt (UCLA, Comparative Literature): Moses und Aron
Free and open to the public. website