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Creative Music Concert

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

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Audrey Chen, cello and Aristo Sham, piano

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series Concert
Brahms and Debussy.
Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm

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Alexander Beyer, piano

Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bach, Goldberg Variations
Free and open to all.

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Dudley Jazz Bands w/ Yosvany Terry

Saturday, December 8, 2016 8:00 pm
Dudley House Dining Room
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 all.

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Sunday Services with musical selections from Harvard University Choir, Harvard Viol Consort with guests Jane Hershey, Michael Sponseller, James Williamson

Sunday December 11 at 11am
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard
Works by Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd.

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Electronic Music/Hydra Concert

Wednesday December 14 at 8:00 pm
and 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
Free and open to all.

Mauro Calcagno

Mauro Calcagno (University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: experimental stagings of Baroque opera
Free and open to all.

GMF conference

BLACK LIVES MATTER
Music, Race, and Justice

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

rcs

Radcliffe Choral Society

February 13 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Spring Concert
Harvard Box Office

wind ensemble

Harvard Wind Ensemble

February 24 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall

Harvard Box Office

glee club

Harvard Glee Club

February 24 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Junior Parents Weekend Concert
Harvard Box Office

hro

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra: An American in Paris, Concerto Competition Winner

February 25 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Junior Parents Weekend Concert
Harvard Box Office

Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet

February 26 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
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.

Talea Ensemble

Fromm Players: Talea Ensemble

Friday, March 3 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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.

Talea Ensemble

Fromm Players: Talea Ensemble

Saturday, March 4 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players at Harvard
Program: Brian Gerneyhough 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.

Annie Wu

University Hall Recital: Annie Wu, flute and Feng Niu, piano

Wednesday, March 8 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Free and open to the public.

The Darmstadt Festival: Research Presentation

Wednesday, March 8 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Yarn Wire

Harvard Group for New Music: Yarn Wire

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

Yo-Yo Ma

Elson Lecture: Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday March 22 at 5:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
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.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet

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

HRCM

Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum: Bach B-minor Mass

Friday March 31 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Tickets at Harvard Box Office. 617-496-2222.

jazz bands

Jazz Artist in Residence Concert

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

Farah Griffin

Barwick Colloquium: Farah Griffin

Monday April 10 at 4:15pm
Davison Room. Free and open to all.

hro

Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra: Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Saturday April 15 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Tickets at Harvard Box Office. 617-496-2222.

BenPiekut

Barwick Colloquium: Benjamin Piekut (Cornell University)

Monday April 17 at 4:15pm
Davison Room. Free and open to all.

wind ensemble

Harvard Wind Ensemble & Sunday Jazz Band

Friday April 21 at 8:00pm
Lowell Hall
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door. 617-496-2222.

Faint Noise

Harvard Group for New Music: Faint Noise

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

Choruses

Michael Tippett: A Child of our Time

Saturday April 22 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard Glee Club, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Tickets at Harvard Box Office. 617-496-2222.

Susan McClary

Barwick Colloquium: Susan McClary (Case Western Reserve University)

Monday April 24 at 4:15pm
Davison Room. Free and open to all.

Chorus

Harvard Choruses Spring Voice Recital

Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 pm
Holden Chapel.

University Hall Recital Series: Ian Copeland, clarinet

Wednesday, May 3 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Free and open to all.

Chorus

Harvard Radcliffe Chorus with professional orchestra and soloists

Friday May 5 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre

Elision Ensemble

Harvard Group for New Music: Elision Ensemble

Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. New works by Harvard composers written for and performed by Elision Ensemble. 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. 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

Thursday, January 26 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Humanities Center Opera Seminar: Mauro Calcagno (University of Pennsylvania): experimental stagings of Baroque opera.
Free and open to the public. website

Friday/Saturday, February 3 & 4, 2017 beginning at 9am
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.  website   

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

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.         

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, Music Library
The Damstradt Composers Festival: Research presentation by Christian Wolff, composer, scholars.
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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.          

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.  

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

Wednesday, April 5 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series: TBA
Free and open to the public.

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

Monday April 10 at 4:15pm
Davison Room in Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Farah Griffin (Columbia University). Free and open to all.   

Saturday April 15 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra: Dvorak Symphony No. 8  
Tickets at Harvard Box Office      

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

Friday April 21 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble and Sunday Jazz Band. Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.      

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.

Monday April 24 at 4:15pm
Davison Room
Barwick Colloquium: Susan McClary (Case Western Reserve) Free and open to all.  

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

Wednesday, May 3 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series: Ian Copeland, clarinet.
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.

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.