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Mike Ladd

Mike Ladd, hip hop musician, producer

Tuesday, September 17 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium
"The Afterfuture through Holding It Down: Sonic Intersections in Transnational Space."
Free and open to all.

Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet

Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Shostakovich String Quartet #11 in F minor, Opus 122
Dvorak String Quartet in G major, Opus 106
Shostakovich String Quartet #9 in E-flat Major, Opus 117.
Free but tickets required, available beginning September 6 at Harvard Box Office, The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Open Tues-Sun., 12 - 6. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online (small service charge for online and phone orders). Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Barbara Hannigan

Louis C. Elson Lecture:
Barbara Hannigan conductor and soprano

Monday, September 23 at 5:15pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
"Equilibrium"
Barbara Hannigan's lecture, "Equilibrium," is focused on her program of mentoring young professionals.
Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation, with artistic colleagues such as Christoph Marthaler, Simon Rattle, Sasha Waltz, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, and John Zorn. As a singer, conductor – or both simultaneously – the Canadian musician has shown a profound commitment to the music of our time, and has given the world première performances of over 85 new creations.
Free and open to all, no tickets required. First come, first seated.

Parker Quartet

Dean's Noontime Concert

Tuesday, September 24 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Parker Quartet
Free and open to all. The concert will conclude by 1:00pm.

Liza Lim

Liza Lim and Composing Women Project

Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30pm
Harvard ArtLab, 140 North Harvard Street, Allston
Liza Lim and the Composing Women Fellows from Sydney Conservatorium: presentation and conversation featuring students of Professor Claire Chase.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

HGNM

Harvard Group for New Music & [Switch~ Ensemble]

Saturday, October 5 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
The Thelma E. Goldberg Concert
New works by Harvard composers featuring [Switch~ Ensemble]. Megan Arns (percussion); T.J. Borden (cello); Lauren Cauley (violin); Madison Greenstone (clarinets); Zach Sheets (flutes); Wei-Han Wu (piano); Jason Thorpe Buchanan (conductor). Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Claire Chase

Faculty Recital: Claire Chase

Thursday, November 7 at 7:30pm
 Harvard ArtLab, 140 North Harvard Street, Allston
Claire Chase, flute: Density 2036 part vi (2019) featuring Levy Lorenzo, live sound; Nick Houfek, lighting design; Nathan Davis, typewriter; and Constellation Chor (five vocalists).
Olga Neuwirth: Magic Flu-Idity for flute and typewriter (2019)
Pamela Z: Louder, Warmer, Denser for flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and fixed media (2019)
Phyllis Chen: Roots of Interior for flute and heartbeat (2019)
Sarah Hennies: Reservoir 2 for flute and voices (2019)
Nathan Davis: Limn for bass flute, contrabass flute and electronics (2015)
Edgard Varese: Density 21.5 for flute alone (1936). Free and open to the public.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet

Sunday, November 17 at 3:00pm
  John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Mozart String Quartet in D major, K499 "Hoffmeister"
Kirchner String Quartet #1 (1949)
Schubert Cello Quintet in C Major (with guest cellist Roman Borys)
Free but tickets required, available beginning November 3 at Harvard Box Office, The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Open Tues-Sun., 12 - 6. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online (small service charge for online and phone orders). Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Catherine Lamb

Catherine Lamb, composer

Tuesday, November 26 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium

Free and open to the public.

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2019-2020 Season


Tuesday, September 17 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Mike Ladd, hip hop musician, producer
"The Afterfuture through Holding It Down: Sonic Intersections in Transnational Space"
Free and open to all.
  
Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet #11 in F minor, Opus 122
Dvorak String Quartet in G major, Opus 106
Shostakovich String Quartet #9 in E-flat Major, Opus 117
Free but tickets required, available beginning September 6 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.

Monday, September 23 at 5:15pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Louis C. Elson Lecture
Barbara Hannigan, Soprano and Conductor
Equilibrium
Free, first come first seated.
Barbara Hannigan's lecture, "Equilibrium," is focused on her program of mentoring young professionals.
Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation, with artistic colleagues such as Christoph Marthaler, Simon Rattle, Sasha Waltz, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, and John Zorn. As a singer, conductor – or both simultaneously – the Canadian musician has shown a profound commitment to the music of our time, and has given the world première performances of over 85 new creations.

Tuesday, September 24 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.

Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30pm
Harvard ArtLab, 140 North Harvard Street, Allston
Claire Chase Residency
Liza Lim and the Composing Women Fellows from Sydney Conservatorium: Presentation and conversation featuring students of Professor Claire Chase.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Saturday, October 5 at 8:00pm 
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music
The Thelma E. Goldberg Concert
New works by Harvard composers featuring [Switch~ Ensemble]. Megan Arns (percussion);
T.J. Borden (cello); Lauren Cauley (violin); Madison Greenstone (clarinets); Zach Sheets (flutes); Wei-Han Wu (piano); Jason Thorpe Buchanan (conductor).
[Switch~ Ensemble] is dedicated to the creation and performance of new works for chamber ensemble and multimedia. At the core of each performance is a commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30pm
Harvard ArtLab, 140 North Harvard Street, Allston
Claire Chase, flute: Density 2036 part vi (2019). Featuring Levy Lorenzo, live sound; Nick Houfek, lighting design; Nathan Davis, typewriter; and Constellation Chor (five vocalists). Olga Neuwirth: Magic Flu-Idity for flute and typewriter (2019). Program: Pamela Z: Louder, Warmer, Denser for flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and fixed media (2019); Phyllis Chen: Roots of Interior for flute and heartbeat (2019); Sarah Hennies: Reservoir 2 for flute and voices (2019); Nathan Davis: Limn for bass flute, contrabass flute and electronics (2015); and
Edgard Varese: Density 21.5 for flute alone (1936). Free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 17 2019 at 3:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in D major, K499 "Hoffmeister"
Kirchner String Quartet #1 (1949)
Schubert Cello Quintet in C Major (with guest cellist Roman Borys)
Free but tickets required, available beginning November 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.

Tuesday, November 26 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Catherine Lamb, composer.
Free and open to the public.

2020

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.

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.

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 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 Eidshein. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players at Harvard
curated by Vijay Iyer
Black Speculative Musicalities
Symposium & Concerts featuring Roscoe Mitchell, Esperanza Spalding, Yvette Janine Jackson,
and others. Details to come; please check back.

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 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.

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.  

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