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REcital of New Works by Composition Students

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

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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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.