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Harvard Group For New Music: ensemble recherche

Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music
ensemble recherche
New Works by Harvard Composers
Free and open to the public. Info: hgnm.org

Holden Choruses

Farewell to Cambridge Concert

Saturday May 21 3:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Radcliffe Choral Society
Tix and information: Holden Chorus WEBSITE

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Full Event Calendar

Spring 2016

January 27, 2016 at 12:00 noon
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Vijay Iyer: Spring Colloquium  W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center presents Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts Iyer in their lunchtime series. A Q&A will follow the talk. Please feel free to bring a lunch.

January 29-30, 2016 Music Building, Harvard University
Musical Cartographies An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Harvard University Graduate Music Forum 
Keynote: Arun Saldanha Associate Professor of Geography (University of Minnesota) Schedule &information: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gmf2016/home

Tuesday February 2 at 5:00 pm Barker Center, 133
Humanities Center Opera Seminar
Christine Jeanneret (University of Copenhagen), "The Body's Eloquence: Singing, Acting and Moving in Early Italian Opera"
All are welcome.

Friday February 5 at 3:00 pm Music Building Room 6
Composer/performer Gabriel Kahane
moderated by Osnat Netzer
Admission free and open to observers (tickets/RSVPs not required). A singer-songwriter with an eclectic style mixing a classical background with modern folk-pop influences, Gabriel Kahane will discuss his work during a conversation with Osnat Netzer, composer, pianist and member of the Music faculty at Harvard. Sponsored by Learning From Performers.

Saturday February 6 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music with Jack Quartet
New Works by Harvard Composers
Free and open to the public. Info: hgnm.org

Monday February 8 at 4:15 pm Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium
Farah Griffin (Columbia University)
"He Put Me Outdoors: Toni Morrison, Billie Holiday and the Ethics of a Dispossessed People”
Free and open to the public. POSTONED due to snow.

Thursday February 11 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Alex Beyer, George Li
Solo Chinese piano music
Free and open to the public.

Friday February 19 at 8:00pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Undergraduate Composers Concert featuring Callithumpian Consort
Works by Phillip Golub ’16, Ari Korotkin ’17, Sean Rodan ’17, Brandon Snyder ’18, Ben Wetherfield ’17, Jake Wilder-Smith ’16, and Sam Wu ‘17
Free and open to the public. Funded in part by the Einziger Endowment for Undergraduate Composition.

Saturday February 27 at 8pm Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra Concert
Mahler Totenfeier
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located in the Smith Campus Center, Harvard Square, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222.
HRO WEBSITE

Saturday February 27 at 3:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Holden Choruses: Junior Parents’ Weekend Choral Matinée
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, & Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center, Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

Monday February 29 at 4:00 pm Memorial Church
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Open rehearsal with Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Christoph Wolff, moderator.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Program:
Fantasia chromatica in D Minor (BWV 903), Christopher Grills, harpsichord
Sinfonia
from: cantata "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir” (BWV 29), Thomas Sheehan, organ
Contrapunctus I
from: Die Kunst der Fuge (BWV 1080), Danilo Bonina and William Joo, violins; Ken Allen, viola; Saskia Keller, cello

Bezuidenhout first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize as well as the audience prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition. Bezuidenhout is a frequent guest artist with the world’s leading ensembles including The Freiburger Barockorchester, Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Orchestra of the 18th Century, English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Concerto Köln, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and Collegium Vocale Gent, in many instances assuming the role of guest director. He has performed with celebrated artists including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Pieter Wispelwey, Daniel Hope, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Viktoria Mullova, Carolyn Sampson and Mark Padmore. MORE

Friday, March 4-Sunday, March 6 at CGIS, 1737 Cambridge St.
Concerts and Conference on the Music of South, Central, and West Asia
March 4-6, 2016: Conference panels on Jewish Music in West and Central Asia; Religion and music in Northeast India and the Panjab; Afghan Music in Transnational perspectives; The Sindhi Connection: Shrines, Poetics, and (Ethical) Performance from Kachchh to the Gulf of Makran; Islamicate Modernities; Percussive Affects: Perspectives on Music, Theater and Ritual Across Central and South Asia. Keynote by Stephen Blum, CUNY Graduate Center. Sponsored by The South Asia Institute at Harvard, The Committee on Inner Asian and Altai Studies at Harvard, The Department of Music at Harvard, The Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Asia Center, Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities.
Conference WEBSITE

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Lowell Lecture Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.
HWE WEBSITE

Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bach Society Orchestra
Auburn Lee '17 Piano concerto, Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Schoenberg Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (featuring the Parker String Quartet)
Tickets: Free! Can be obtained through the box office or at the door. BACH SOC WEBSITE

Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Beethoven Op. 18 No. 2
Kai Polzhofer Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso*
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 with Charles Neidich
*winner of the Blodgett Composition Competition
Free and open to the public, tickets are required. Free tickets available at the Harvard Box Office beginning February 20. Harvard Box Office is located in the Smith Campus Center, Harvard Square, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. 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, March 6 at 5:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Sumire Hirotsuru, violin: Senior Thesis Recital
Music of the 20th Century: from Eastern Europe to the New World. Stravinsky, Bartok, Prokofiev, Villa-Lobos, Piazolla, Reich
Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 7 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Joshuah Campbell, voice: Senior Thesis Recital
Black American Jazz Musicians in Paris, the 20th Century
Works by Gershwin, Porter, Brel, Salvant, and more.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 23 at 8:00 pm Holden Chapel
George Ko, piano: Senior Thesis Recital
The Chopin Project
Frederic Chopin's Etudes Op. 10, Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35, and Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39.
Free and open to the public.

March 23-March 26 Tufts University, Medford, MA
Conference: Utopian Listening. The Late Electroacoustic Music of Luigi Nono Technologies, Aesthetics, Histories, Futures
Co-sponsored by the Music Departments of Tufts and Harvard Universities. www.music.fas.harvard.edu/nono.html

Friday, March 25 at 7:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Undergraduate Recital
Audrey Chen, cello; Dominique Kim, flute; Patrick Pan, piano; Sean Rodan, composition; Martine Thomas, viola; Brian Zhao, cello. Free and open to all.

Monday March 28 at 4:15 pm Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium
Alexandra Hui (Mississippi State University)
“Sonifying Space: Background music and new forms of listening in the first half of the twentieth century”
Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:15pm, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall|
Circumference Between: Singing Celan Translating Dickinson
Composer Richard Beaudoin (Harvard University) is joined by soprano Sarah Pelletier (Princeton University) and pianist Lois Shapiro (Wellesley College) for a performance and discussion of selections from Beaudoin’s in-progress song cycle based on Paul Celan’s German translations of poems by Emily Dickinson. Presented by the Re-Thinking Translation Seminar, cosponsored by the Department of Music.

Tuesday March 29 at 5:00 pm Barker Room 133
Humanities Center Opera Seminar
Angela Ida de Benedictis (Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel, Switzerland)
"Berio’s music theater works composed in the U.S. during the 1960s”
Free and open to the public.

Thursday March 31 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Matthew Leslie Santana, violin Daniel Walden, piano
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Thelma E Goldberg Concert
Harvard Group for New Music
Distractfold Ensemble
New Works by Harvard Composers
Free and open to the public. Info: hgnm.org

Saturday April 2 at 8:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Craig Hella Johnson Performance
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, & Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (East Coast Première)
The Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, with Grammy Award-winning conductor and composer Craig Hella Johnson, present the East Coast premiere of Considering Matthew Shepard, a “fusion-oratorio” that tells the story of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming freshman. Poet and lyricist Lesleá Newman (author of Heather Has Two Mommies) will join Jason Marsden (AB, ‘94), Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Craig Hella Johnson, and Harvard’s Director of Choral Activities, Andrew Clark, for a post-concert conversation with the audience. Professor Michael McGaghie (AB, ‘01) Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Macalester College will give a pre-concert talk.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center, Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Church
Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra presents its annual chamber music concert! Works of J.S. Bach (the Art of Fugue and a Goldberg Variations arrangement) interspersed with other German and French offerings by Buxtehude, Biber, de la Guerre, and Rosenmueller. Plus a trio sonata by HBCO member Albano Berberi! Free or with donation.

Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players at Harvard: Creative Music Convergences
April 7
7:30 pm
Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith*
Nicole Mitchell | Tomeka Reid | Mike Reed
9:00 pm
Okkyung Lee
Steve Lehman Octet
April 8
7:30 pm
Craig Taborn
Wadada Leo Smith* + Ikue Mori
9:00 pm
Courtney Bryan
Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio
*Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor
Free and open to the public. No tickets necessary. First come, first seated.

Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 pm Menschel Hall, Harvard Arts Musuems, 32 Quincy St.
Bending Toward Justice: Improvistation, Freedom, and the Arts.
In this symposium, which is sponsored by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts, we consider the power of individual and collective improvisation in/at/as moments of crisis, turmoil, or social change. We examine the improvisational nature of heightened moments such as the Civil Rights struggle, the Black Lives Matter movement, police violence, election rallies, and modern campus activism. Opening remarks from poet, theorist, and University of California, Riverside professor Fred Moten. Panelists include Vijay Iyer, Harvard’s Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts (moderator); Danielle Goldman, assistant professor of dance at The New School Lang; Daphne Brooks, professor of African American studies and theater studies at Yale; Wadada Leo Smith, a composer and trumpeter who will be performing in the Fromm Players concerts as the Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor in the Department of Music; and Matthew Leslie Santana, a Harvard graduate student in ethnomusicology. Free admission. Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge. Free.

Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Harvard Jazz Bands: The Eloquent One. Celebrating Rufus Reid
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.
JAZZ BANDS WEBSITE

Thursday – Saturday, April 14-16 at 8:00pm, Sunday April 17 at 3:00pm
Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street
New evening-length dance work by choreographers Fracesca Harper, Jill Johnson, and Mario Zambrano. Presented by the Harvard Dance Center.

Friday, April 15 at 8:00 pm Lowell Lecture Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble and Sunday Jazz Band
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.

Saturday April 16 at 8pm Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra Concert
Debussy La Mer
Stravinsky Petrushaka
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222.
HRO WEBSITE

Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Webern Funf Satz Op. 5
Bartok Quartet No. 1
Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D Minor "Souvenir de Florence," Op.70*
*featuring the 2016 Parker Quartet Guest Artists
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. Free parking at Broadway garage.

Thursday, April 18 7:00-10:00 pm in Room 6, Music Building
An Interactive Exploration of Artistic and Scientific Practices. Open to all students.
Taught by Victoria Tzotzkova and Andrew Friedman. Free and open to all.

Tuesday April 19 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room University Hall
Dean's noontime concert: Parker Quartet
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday April 20 at 12:15 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Recital: Alex Beyer, piano
Free and open to the public.

Thursday April 21 at 12:15 pm Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series : Veritas Early Music Ensemble
17th Century Italian Music
Free and open to the public.

Monday April 25 at 4:15 pm Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium
Martha Feldman (University of Chicago)
“The Castrato Phantom: Moreschi, Fellini, and the Sacred Vernacular in Rome”
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 26 at 12:00pm Room 9 Music Building
Performance: Students of Yosvany Terry, Modern Jazz
Performance by the students of Music142r, Foundations of Modern Jazz: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 26 at 5:00pm Room 133 Barker Center
Humanities Center Opera Seminar
Elizabeth Hudson (Northeastern University)
"From Orpheus to Opera: Verdi's Il trovatore"
Free and open to the public.

Friday April 29 at 8:00 pm Memorial Church
ARTS First Holden Showcase
Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, & Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Featuring Copland's “In the Beginning” and the Duruflé Requiem.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. Holden Chorus WEBSITE

Saturday April 30 at 8:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Mozart Solemn Vespers of the Confessor (K. 339)
Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus with professional orchestra and soloists.
Tickets at Harvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

Sunday May 1 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Monday, May 2 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm , all performances in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Chamber Music Concerts by the students of Music 189.

Sunday May 1 at 2:00 pm Holden Chapel
Spring Holden Voice Recital
Singers from the Holden Choruses
HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE

Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 pm in Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard
Performance of works by the students of Music 173: Creative Music.

Wednesday May 11 at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Thursday May 12 at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Electronic Music Performance
Performance by students of Hans Tutschku's Music167, Electronic Music Composition, with the Hydra speaker orchestra
Free and open to the public.

Monday May 16 at 12:00pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Ensemble Recherche
Performance by HGNM resident ensemble: Chaya Czernowin - Lovesong (2010); Younghi Pagh Paan - Wundgeträumt (2005); Brian Ferneyhough - Liber Scintillarum (2012); Johannes Maria Staud - Wheat, not oats, dear. I'm afraid (2015)- US premiere
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 21at 8:00 pm John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music: ensemble recherche
New Works by Harvard Composers
Free and open to the public. Info: hgnm.org

Saturday May 21 3:00 pm Sanders Theatre
Farewell to Cambridge Concert
Radcliffe Choral Society
Tickets atHarvard Box Office, located (temporarily, while the Smith Center is under construction) nearby at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke Street, and open Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm. 617-496-2222. HOLDEN CHORUS WEBSITE