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Nina Eidsheim

Barwick Colloquium: Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)

Monday, September 17 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Title to come.
Free and open to the public.

David Crosby
Photo: Anna Webber

Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with Musician David Crosby

Thursday, September 25 5-6:30 pm
Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
The legendary David Crosby will be in a discussion forum with Harvard student musicians and poets curated by host Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard, followed by a conversation between Crosby and Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music at Harvard. Presented by Learning from Performers and Harvard University Department of Music, this special event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. More info
Free and open to the public.

Teresita Hernandez

Performance of Julius Eastman's Gay Guerilla

Thursday, September 25 5-6:30 pm
Harvard Yard (outdoors)
Eastman's masterpiece will be performed by the students of Claire Chase's Music 185 and special guests. The performance takes place inside Teresita Hernandez's installation, "Nothing Personal." INFO.
Free and open to the public.

DAD

Harvard Group for New Music

Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Ensemble DAD (UCSD) performs new music. Info: hgnm
Free and open to the public.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Quartet in Residence: Parker Quartet

Friday, October 5 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Janáček String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44; Kurtág Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28; Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10.
Free but tickets required, available beginning September 21 at Harvard Box Office. Tickets may be picked up in person (10 Holyoke Street, Harvard Square) or obtained by phone or online. 496-2222. There is a small charge for phone or online orders.

Jen Shyu

Barwick Colloquium: Jen Shyu

Monday, October 15 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Composer/performers talks about her work. Photo by Steven Schreiber.
Free and open to the public.

Naomi Waltham-Smith

Barwick Colloquium: Naomi Waltham-Smith (U Penn)

Monday, October 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Title to come.
Free and open to the public.

claire chase
Photo: David_Michalek

Claire Chase Residency Concert

Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 pm
6:30 pre-concert talk with composers moderated by Suzannah Clark.
Performance by Claire Chase featuring music by George Lewis, Phyllis Chen, Tyshawn Sorey, Hans Tutschku and Du Yun. Free and open to the public

Tony Conrad

Students of Claire Chase w/ CCVA Tony Conrad Exhibit

Tuesday, October 30 time, tba

Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective" exhibit (Level 3, 1, 0) Musical responses to Tony Conrad featuring students of Music 185 and special guests. Free and open to the public

NoHay Banda

Harvard Group for New Music

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Goldberg Concdert: No Hay Banda performs works by Harvard composers. A “post-rock” duo well known in avant Italian circles, NoHay Banda plays with high intensity guitar, drums and live electronics. Info: hgnm
Free and open to the public.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Quartet in Residence: Parker Quartet

Friday, November 30 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Quartet; Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op.59 No.2; Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op.57 (with Orion Weiss).
Free but tickets required, available beginning November 16 at Harvard Box Office. Tickets may be picked up in person (10 Holyoke Street, Harvard Square) or obtained by phone or online. 496-2222. There is a small charge for phone or online orders.

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Full Event Calendar


Fall 2018

Monday, September 17 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Nina Eidsheim, UCLA
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 25 5-6:30 pm
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with musician David Crosby
In this two-part event — all on one evening! — the legendary David Crosby will be in a discussion forum with a group of Harvard student musicians and poets curated by host Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard, followed by a conversation between Crosby and Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music at Harvard. Presented by Learning from Performers and Harvard University Department of Music, this special event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets available two weeks in advance of event from Harvard Box Office. More info.

Thursday, September 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Teresita Hernandez installation, "Nothing Personal" in Harvard Yard
A performance of Julius Eastman's 1979 masterpiece Gay Guerrilla with Claire Chase, students of MUS 185R, and special guests.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music present DAD, a performance ensemble from UCSD.
Free and open to the public.

Friday, October 5 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: the Parker Quartet
Daniel Chong, violin; Ken Hameo, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
Janáček String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44
Kurtág Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28
Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10
Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available September 21, 2018.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Monday, October 15 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Jen Shyu, composer/performer
Free and open to the public.

Monday, October 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Naomi Waltham-Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 25 at 7:30
6:30 pre-concert talk with composers, moderated by Suzannah Clark, Chair, Harvard Music Department
Holden Chapel
Claire Chase residency concert featuring music by George Lewis, Phyllis Chen, Tyshawn Sorey, Hans Tutschku and Du Yun.  Free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 30, time tba
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective" exhibit (Level 3, 1, 0)
Musical responses to Tony Conrad, featuring students of Claire Chase's MUS 185R and special guests. Free and open to the public. 

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Goldberg Concert
Harvard Group for New Music with No Hay Banda. New works by Harvard composers.
Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 30 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op.59 No.2
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op.57 (with Orion Weiss)


Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available November 16, 2018.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Spring 2019

Friday, February 15 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op.18 No.6
Xenakis Tetras for String Quartet (1983)
Schubert Quartet No.13 “Rosamunde,” D.804


Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available February 1, 2019.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Monday, February 25 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Ana Maria Ochoa, Columbia University
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5 pm
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
27 Kirkland Street
Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Lecture Series
Sherry Lee (University of Toronto)
Info: pgordon@fas.harvard.edu Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 31
 at 3pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Mozart Quartet in E-flat Major, K.428
Zeynep Toraman things are made to fill voids (Blodgett composition winner)
Brahms String Sextet No.2 in G Major, Op.36 (with Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award winners)
Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available March 17, 2019.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Monday, April 15 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Michelle Lou, American Academy in Rome
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music with Elision Ensemble. New works by Harvard composers.
Free and open to the public.

Monday, April 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Farzaneh Hemmasi, University of Toronto
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Angela Hewitt, piano

Friday May 3 at 10:00 pm
OBERON (2 Arrow Street)
Fromm Players at Harvard present: Perle Noir: Meditations for Joséphine
. A tour-de-force featuring soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. With the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Free but tickets required. Free tickets avaiable at Harvard Box Office or Oberon.

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