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Joseph Lin

Bach and the Art of Imagination: Performance/workshop with Joseph Lin

Friday, January 24 at 1:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Formerly of the Juilliard String Quartet, Lin '00 will be joined by 4 Harvard student string players for this workshop, exploration and reflection on essential works in the violin canon. Experience in music not required! Free and open to both students and the public. Register here.

Zanele Muholi

Playing in the Dark: a Round Table In-Conversation with Zanele Muholi

Friday, January 31 at 2:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Discussion with image projections and musical intervals featuring artist Zanele Muholi, curator Renée Mussai, Professor Hlonipha Mokoena, and guests. An Autograph Traveling Exhibition curated by Renée Mussai. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the Harvard Box Office on the day of the event. INFO: Please contact Gabriella Jones-Monserrate, Program Director at the Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, at gjonesmonserrate@fas.harvard.edu. Phone: 617-496-5777.

Christopher Colby

University Hall Concert: Christopher Colby, bass trombone

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Faculty Room, University Hall

Senior Thesis Recital
Free and open to all.

Harvard Graduate Music Conference Musicum

Graduate Music Conference

Friday/Saturday, February 7-8, 2020
Room 9, Music Building
Keynote address by Lester Hu (UC Berkeley): “Why the Chinese Hated Harmony, 1754-1781: Towards a Comparative Musicology from the Margins.” Roundtable speakers include Hu, Kate van Orden, Virginia Danielson, and Alexander Rehding. Concert Friday evening at 7:30 in Holden Chapel. Details

Harvard Graduate Music Conference Musicum

Graduate Music Conference

Friday/Saturday, February 7-8, 2020
Room 9, Music Building
Keynote address by Lester Hu (UC Berkeley): “Why the Chinese Hated Harmony, 1754-1781: Towards a Comparative Musicology from the Margins.” Roundtable speakers include Hu, Kate van Orden, Virginia Danielson, and Alexander Rehding. Details

Harvard Glee Club

Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society

Friday, February 21 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Junior Parents Weekend Concert
Tickets at Harvard Box Office.

Harvard Group for New Music

Harvard Group for New Music

Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
HGNM with Schallfeld Ensemble
New works by Harvard composers featuring alumni of Klangforum Wien and composition students of Kunstuniversität Graz. Free and open to the public. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund.

Pedro Memelsdorff

Pedro Memelsdorff: Open dress rehearsal and Q&A

Tuesday, February 27 at 5:00 pm
Memorial Church
University Choir performs Messe en cantiques, directed by Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar Memelsdorff w/ Q&A hosted by Professor Kate vanOrden.

Free and open to the public.

Hub New Music

Harvard Composers Association with Hub New Music

Wednesday, February 28 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
New works by Harvard undergraduate composers performed by Hub New Music (flute, clarinet, violin, and cello).
Free and open to the public.

Pedro Memelsdorff

Pedro Memelsdorff

Sunday, March 1 at 11:00 am
Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Pedro Memelsdorff directs the University Choir in Messe en cantiques, a reconstruction of a mass as it would have been sung by freed and enslaved Africans in colonial Haiti. Open rehearsal Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5:00pm, Memorial Church Both events are free and open to all.

Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet

Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Esa-Pekka Salonen Homunculus for String Quartet (2007); Szymanowski String Quartet #2, Opus 56; Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Opus 132. Free but tickets required, available February 16 at Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center. Box Office is open Tues-Sun., 12 - 6. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

University Hall Recital

Eloise Hodges, violin

Wednesday, March 4 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Piano tbd. Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Remembering Mario Davidovsky

Remembering Mario Davidovsky

Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Remembering Mario Davidovsky
Join us as we remember a remarkable man with words and music. Everyone is welcome.

Bonnie Gordon

Bonnie Gordon (University of Virginia)

Tuesday, March 24 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Title tbd. Free and open to all.

Mukaddas Mijit

Mukaddas Mijit: Uyghur Music and Dance

Friday and Saturday, March 27/28
CGIS, 1737 Cambridge St.
Details to come
Free and open to all.

Mukaddas Mijit

Mukaddas Mijit: Uyghur Music and Dance

Friday and Saturday, March 27/28
CGIS, 1737 Cambridge St.
Details to come
Free and open to all.

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

Tuesday, March 31 at 5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser
A Creative Dialogue about Wadada Leo Smith’s Philosophical and Compositional Practice with Nina Eidsheim. Free and open to all.

Harvard Jazz Bands

Harvard Jazz Bands

Friday, April 3 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Spring Jazz Master in Residence. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Fromm Players at Harvard

Black Speculative Musicalities

Friday, April 3 and Saturday April 4
Oberon
Fromm Players at Harvard, curated by Vijay Iyer. Symposium & Concerts featuring Roscoe Mitchell, Esperanza Spalding, Yvette Janine Jackson, and others. Details to come.

Fromm Players at Harvard

Black Speculative Musicalities

Friday, April 3 and Saturday April 4
Oberon
Fromm Players at Harvard, curated by Vijay Iyer. Symposium & Concerts featuring Roscoe Mitchell, Esperanza Spalding, Yvette Janine Jackson, and others. Details to come.

Parker Quartet

Harvard Choral Society w/Parker Quartet

Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

University Hall Recital

University Hall Recital Series

Wednesday, April 8 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Artist to be named. Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00pm.

Parker Quartet

Dean's Noontime Concert: Parker Quartet

Tuesday, April 14 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00pm.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet

Friday, April 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.33 No.2 "The Joke"; Lutoslawski: String Quartet; Dvorak: Piano Quintet #2 in A Major, Opus 81 (with winner of Guest Artist Award). Free but tickets required, available beginning April 3 at Harvard Box Office. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra

Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra

April 18 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Stravinsky, Rite of Spring; Schoenberg, Verklarte Nacht. Tix at Harvard Box Office. Full Price: $20.00 / Students & Children under 18: Free

Alisha Jones

Barwick Colloquium: Alisha Jones (Indiana University)

April 21 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room
"Even The Delectable Negro Has Soul: Investigating an Unappetizing Crossroads of Consumption in the Case for an African American Gastromusicology.” Free and open to the public.

Ashon Crawley

Barwick Colloquium: Ashon Crawley (University of Virginia)

April 28 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room
"From the Mississippi Delta to Chicago: Tracking Johnny's Hammond Organ Sound." Free and open to the public.

Harvard Choruses

Harvard Choruses

Friday May 1 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Arts First Performance.

Harvard Radcliffe Chorus

Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus

Saturday May 9 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
An all Beethoven performance in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. Mass in C Major, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Elegaic Song, and the Choral Fantasy with professional orchestra. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Wet Ink Ensemble

HGNM: Wet Ink Ensemble

Saturday May 16 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
New works by Harvard composers featuring Wet Ink Ensemble, a collective of composers, performers and improvisers dedicated to adventurous musicmaking. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund.

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2020 Spring Season


Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1pm
Horner Room, Agassiz Theater
Bach and the Art of Imagination: A performance workshop with Joseph Lin '00
Formerly of the Juilliard String Quartet, Lin will be joined by four Harvard student string players for this workshop, exploration and reflection on of some of the most essential works in the violin canon. Experience in music not required! Free and open to both students and the public. Register here

Friday, January 31 at 2:30 pm
PLAYING IN THE DARK: A ROUND TABLE IN-CONVERSATION WITH ZANELE MUHOLI
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Discussion with image projections and musical intervals featuring artist Zanele Muholi, curator Renée Mussai, Professor Hlonipha Mokoena, and guests. An Autograph Traveling Exhibition curated by Renée Mussai. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the Harvard Box Office on the day of the event. INFO: Please contact Gabriella Jones-Monserrate, Program Director at the Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, at gjonesmonserrate@fas.harvard.edu. Phone: 617-496-5777.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:15
Faculty Room, University Hall
Christopher Colby, trombone (piano tbd) Senior Thesis Recital. Concert will conclude by 1:00pm. Free and open to all.

Friday-Saturday February 7-8, 2020
Room 9, Music Building
Harvard University Graduate Music Forum
Conference: Keynote address by Lester Hu (UC Berkeley): “Why the Chinese Hated Harmony, 1754-1781: Towards a Comparative Musicology from the Margins.” Roundtable speakers include Hu, Kate van Orden, Virginia Danielson, and Alexander Rehding. Concert at 7:30pm in Holden Chapel. Details at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/graduatemusicforum/conferences
Everyone is welcome.

Friday, February 21 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society
Junior Parents Weekend Concert. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

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

Tuesday, February 25 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Elizabeth Margulis, Princeton University: "Musical Listening Between Science and the Humanities."
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 28 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
New works by Harvard undergraduate composers performed by Hub New Music (flute, clarinet, violin, and cello).
Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 1 at 11:00am
Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Pedro Memelsdorff directs the University Choir in Messe en cantiques. A reconstruction of a mass as it would have been sung by freed and enslaved Africans in colonial Haiti. 
Open rehearsal Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5:00pm, Memorial Church
Both events are free and open to all.

Sunday, March 1, 2019 at 3:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Esa-Pekka Salonen Homunculus for String Quartet (2007)
Szymanowski String Quartet #2, Opus 56
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Opus 132
Free but tickets required, available beginning February 16 at Harvard Box Office, The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Box Office is open Tues-Sun., 12 - 6. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra
Beethoven's Birthday Bash: Symphony No. 5; Violin Concerto, featuring Stella Chen. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Eloise Hodges, violin (piano tbd). Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Concert
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Remembering Mario Davidovsky
Join us as we rmeember a remarkable man with words and music. Everyone is invited.

Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28
CGIS, 1727 Cambridge Street
Mukaddas Mijit: Uyghur music and dance events
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, March 24 at 3:15pm

Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Bonnie Gordon, University of Virginia. Title of talk to come.
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:15pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Louis C. Elson Lecture
Wadada Leo Smith
Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser
Tuesday, March 31 at 5:15pm
A Creative Dialogue about Wadada Leo Smith’s Philosophical and Compositional Practice
with Nina Eidsheim. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Friday, April 3, 2020
JAZZ BANDS: Spring Jazz Master in Residence w/ Harvard Jazz Bands. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, 2020
Oberon
Fromm Players at Harvard curated by Vijay Iyer
Black Speculative Musicalities
Symposium & Concerts featuring Roscoe Mitchell, Esperanza Spalding, Yvette Janine Jackson,
and others. Concerts Friday and Saturday night at Oberon. Symposium on Saturday, location TBA. Free and open to the public. Ticketing and more program/artist details to come; please check back.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Radcliffe Choral Society w/Parker Quartet.
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Artists to be named.
Free and open to all; concert concludes by 1:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 14 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Dean's Noontime Concert
Parker Quartet
Free and open to all. The concert will conclude by 1:00 pm. 

Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.33 No.2 "The Joke"
Lutoslawski: String Quartet
Dvorak: Piano Quintet #2 in A Major, Opus 81 (with winner of PQ Guest Artist Award)
Free but tickets required, available beginning April 3 at Harvard Box Office, The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Box Office is open Tues-Sun., 12 - 6. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra: SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Tuesday, April 21, 2019
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Alisha Jones, Indiana University. "Even The Delectable Negro Has Soul: Investigating an Unappetizing Crossroads of Consumption in the Case for an African American Gastromusicology.”
Free and open to the public.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2019
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Ashon Crawley, University of Virginia. "From the Mississippi Delta to Chicago: Tracking Johnny's Hammond Organ Sound." Free and open to the public.  

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Choruses ArtsFirst performance.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Artists to be named.
Free and open to all; concert concludes by 1:00 pm.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
An all Beethoven performance in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus will present Beethoven's Mass in C Major, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Elegaic Song, and the Choral Fantasy with professional orchestra.
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Saturday, May 16 at 8:00pm  
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music
New works by Harvard composers featuring Wet Ink Ensemble. Named “The Best Classical Music Ensemble of 2018” by The New York Times, ensemble is a collective of composers, performers and improvisers dedicated to adventurous musicmaking.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund