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Stefan Jackiw

Master Class: Stefan Jackiw and Jeremy Denk

Thursday, January 25 at 5:00pm
Holden Chapel
Nine Harvard student musicians, Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw ’07. Mendelssohn piano trio in D minor; Schumann Piano Trio #3 in G minor; Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No.2 in D minor. Free and open to all. https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/event/master-class-with-jeremy-denk-and-stefan-jackiw

Musics Abroad Seminar

Musics Abroad Humanities Seminar: Nicola Scaldaferri (University of Milano, Italy)

Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, Room 133
Film Screening and Discussion of “Sacred Mountains: Abrahamic Religions and Musical Practices in the Mediterranean Area.” Co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate Music Forum as part of the “Ex-Centric Music Studies” Conference. Free and open to all.

Ex-centric Music Studies

Graduate Music Forum conference: Ex-centric Music Studies

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3
Music Building/Holden Chapel
Conference exploring subjects, methods, and modes of presentation that have been deemed “peripheral” to music studies.
Friday, February 2, 1:30 pm-10:00 pm
1:30 - 6:45 pm, conference talks, panels, discussions: Room 9 in the Music Building
8:00-10:00 pm, "Relocating Research," Holden Chapel

Free and open to the public. https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gmf2018/home-0

Ex-centric Music Studies

Graduate Music Forum conference: Ex-centric Music Studies

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3
Music Building
Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Conference exploring subjects, methods, and modes of presentation that have been deemed “peripheral” to music studies.
9:00 am - 4:15 pm, Room 9, conference
4:45 Keynote: Estelle Barrett (Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University)
Free and open to the public. https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gmf2018/home-0

Martine Thomas

University Hall Recital Series: Martine Thomas, viola

Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Harvard/NEC Pianist, TBD. Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

 

Kevin McFarland

Kevin McFarland, cello w/HGNM

Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Performance of new works by Harvard Group for New Music.
Free and open to all.
Photo credit: Daniel Barry for the New York Times

Geri Allen

Timeless Portraits and Dreams:
A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen)

Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17
Barker Center/John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Two days of concerts and panel discussions featuring top musicians and artists who worked with Allen. Full details.
Friday, 2.16.18
12:00 noon: Keynote by Farah Griffin [Barker Center Thompson Room]
8:00 pm: Pianos for Geri, with Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, Jason Moran, and Vijay Iyer in solo and duo configurations [Paine Hall].
Saturday, 2.17.18
8:00 pm, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Timeless Portraits and Dreams: A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen is organized by Vijay Iyer, Ingrid Monson, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding. Co-sponsors include the Jazz Research Initiative of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the Music Department, Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, Harvard University Committee on the Arts, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Office for the Arts, all units at Harvard University.
Tickets required, free at Harvard Box Office beginning Feb. 7. Details at The Hutchins Center.

Geri Allen

Timeless Portraits and Dreams:
A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen)

Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Saturday, 2.17.18
8:00 pm, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Geri: Genius, Grace and Fire, curated by Terri Lyne Carrington, with Carmen Lundy, Oliver Lake, Don Byron, Kris Davis, Tia Fuller, and Yosvany Terry. Full details. Cosponsors include the Jazz Research Initiative of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the Music Department, Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, Harvard University Committee on the Arts, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Office for the Arts, all units at Harvard University.
Tickets required, free at Harvard Box Office beginning Feb. 7. Additional information at The Hutchins Center .

Collegium

Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Jeanne D'Arc au bûcher

Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Honegger Jeanne D'Arc, presented by Odyssey Opera. Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.

Lauren Flood

Lauren Flood (MIT)

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, Room 133
Musics Abroad Humanities Center Seminar. Talk title TBA.

Glee Club

Harvard Glee Club:
Oedipus Rex

Friday, February 23 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Stravinsky's Oedipus, presented by
Emmanuel Music. Tickets at Harvard Box Office.

Composers Association

Harvard Composers Association

Friday, February 23 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Works by Harvard undergraduate composers. Free and open to the public. Details here.

H-R Orchestra

Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra

Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Federico Cortese, conductor
Sergei Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with George Li '18
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor*
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.
*subject to change.

Radcliffe Choral Society

Radcliffe Choral Society
Spring Concert w/ professional orchestra

Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Meg Weckworth, conductor. Tickets available at Harvard Box Office.

Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet: Tutschku, Czernowin, Iyer

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Hans Tutschku Behind the Light
Chaya Czernowin String Quartet
Vijay Iyer Time, Place, Action (Vijay Iyer, piano)
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office beginning on February 18. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

UHall Recital

University Hall Recital

Monday, March 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Information to come. Free and open to the public.

qyrq-qyz

Qyrq-Qyz (40 girls) Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bardic Divas. A Celebration of Women's Music Making in Central Asia
featuring the performers of QYRQ QYZ (Forty Girls). Presented by Harvard University Music Department and Aga Khan Music Initiative. Free and open to the public.

UHall Recital

Barwick Colloquium: Tyshawn Sorey (Wesleyan)

Monday, March 19 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Information to come. Free and open to the public.

Tomie Hahn

Barwick Colloquium: Tomie Hahn (Rensselaer)

Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, 133
Musics Abroad Humanities Center Seminar. Free and open to the public.

Choral composers

Harvard Choral Composers Initiative Concert

Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Parker String Quartet and professional vocal ensemble perform world premiere performance of five student works. Free and open to the public.

Joanna Demers

Joanna Demers (Univ. Southern California)

Monday, March 26 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Talk title TBA. Free and open to the public.

Salwa

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Wednesay, March 28 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Lecture: Talk title TBA. Free and open to the public.

Claire Chase

Claire Chase, flute

Levy Lorenzo, live sound | Tony Arnold, soprano | Alice Teyssier, soprano | Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel

Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment (Boston premiere)
Felipe Lara: Meditation and Calligraphy (Boston premiere)
Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss (Boston premiere)
Richard Beaudoin: AH ZI ZA AH ZA for flute and bass-baritone (world premiere)
Jason Eckardt: The Silenced, a monodrama for solo flute (Boston premiere)
Chaya Czernowin: Manaoalcadia for two sopranos and flute (Boston premiere)
Pauline Oliveros: Intensity 21.5, Grace Chase for contrabass flute and the Expanded Instrument System (Boston premiere)
Free and open to the public.

Salwa

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, Room 133
Barwick Colloquium: Talk title TBA. Free and open to the public.

Fromm Players

Fromm Players at Harvard:
Resistance and Hope

Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Curated by Chaya Czernowin.
Prince Myshkins
Rick Burkhardt and Andy Gricevich
Graciela Paraskevaidis
algún sonido de la vida
Ben Johnston
String Quartet # 5 
Kepler Quartet
Galina Ustvolskaya
Duet for violin and piano Gabriela Diaz and Steven Drury
Symphony No. 2 "True and Eternal Bliss!" with Sound Icon, Jeffrey Means, conductor
Free and open to all. No tickets required. Free parking in Broadway garage.

UHall Recital

Dean's Noontime Concert: Parker Quartet

Thursday, April 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Mendelssohn Quartet Op. 44, No. 2 Austin Weber Cisco Beach in Winter (Blodgett Composition Winner) Beethoven Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge Free tickets at Harvard Box Office beginning on March 23.Free parking at Broadway Garage.


Harvard Radcliffe Collegium

Glee Club and Collegium Spring Concert

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
Memorial Church
Spring Concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office.

Jessica Baker

Barwick Colloquium: Jessica Baker (U Chicago)

Monday, April 9 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Talk title TBA. Free and open to the public.

Will Cheng

Colloquium: Will Cheng (Dartmouth)

Tuesday, April 10 at 4:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
"'His Music Was Not a Weapon': Black Noise, Breakable Skin, and the Last Words of Jordan Davis" Sponsored by the Music Department/Southern Pian Society and by Graduate Students of Color. Free and open to the public.

Distractfold Ensemble

HGNM: Distractfold Ensemble

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Manchester-based Distractfold performs work by the Harvard Group for New Music. Free and open to the public.

Emma Dillon

Barwick Colloquium: Emma Dillon (King's College)

Monday, April 16 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Talk title TBA. Free and open to the public.

Alex Ross

Louis C. Elson Lecture: Alex Ross

Thursday, April 19 at 5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Music critic and creator of the New Yorker's "The Rest is Noise." Free and open to the public.

Wind Ensemble

Harvard Wind Ensemble

Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall
Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.

UHall Recital

University Hall Recital Series

Wednesday, May 2 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Concert will conclude by 1:00pm.

Jack Quartet

HGNM: Jack Quartet and Mivos Quartet

Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
New works by the Harvard Group for New Music. Supported by the Fromm Music Foundation. Free and open to all!

Jack Quartet

HGNM: Jack Quartet and Mivos Quartet

Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
New works by the Harvard Group for New Music. Supported by the Fromm Music Foundation. Free and open to all!

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Full Event Calendar


Spring 2018

Thursday, January 25 at 5:00pm
Holden Chapel
Master Class: Pianist and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient Jeremy Denk and violinist and Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts recipient Stefan Jackiw ‘07 will present a master class featuring three Harvard student trios.
Mendelssohn piano trio in D minor 

Andrew Lee '21
Sang-O Park '21
Hanson Tam '19
Schumann Piano Trio #3 in G minor
Eloise Hodges '21
Ethan Cobb '21
Tristan Yang '21
Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No.2 in D minor
Jeremiah Blacklow '20
Danny Giebisch '20
Brian Ge '18
Presented by Learning from Performers and the Celebrity Series of Boston. Free and open to all.

Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, Room 133
Musics Abroad Humanities Seminar: Nicola Scaldaferri (University of Milano, Italy):
Film Screening and Discussion of “Sacred Mountains: Abrahamic Religions and Musical Practices in the Mediterranean Area.” Co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate Music Forum as part of the “Ex-Centric Music Studies” Conference. Free and open to all.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3
Music Building/Holden Chapel
Graduate Music Forum conference: Ex-centric Music Studies
Conference exploring subjects, methods, and modes of presentation that have been deemed “peripheral” to music studies.
Friday, February 2, 1:30 pm-10:00 pm
1:30 - 6:45: conference talks, panels, discussions: Room 9 in the Music Building
8:00-10:00 pm, "Relocating Research," Holden Chapel
Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Room 9, Music Building
4:45pm: Keynote by Estelle Barrett (Institute of Koorie Education, Denkin University)
Free and open to the public.
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gmf2018/home-0

Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital: Martine Thomas, viola. Harvard/NEC Pianist, TBD. Free and open to all.
Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Kevin McFarland, cello. New works by members of the Harvard Group for New Music.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17
Symposium in the Barker Center, Thompson Room
Concerts in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Timeless Portraits and Dreams: A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen
Two concerts and two days of panel discussions featuring top musicians and artists who worked with Allen will honor her creative vision, artistic collaborations, and the role she played in establishing the shape of jazz today. Performances by Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Craig Taborn, Don Byron, Oliver Lake, Carmen Lundy, Kenny Davis, Tia Fuller, and Yosvany Terry. Keynote address by Farrah Griffen. Timeless Portraits and Dreams: A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen is organized by Vijay Iyer, Ingrid Monson, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding.  Cosponsors of the Festival/Symposium include the Jazz Research Initiative of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, the Music Department, Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, Harvard University Committee on the Arts, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Office for the Arts, all units at Harvard University.
Free parking in the Broadway garage for concerts. Free and open to all.

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, presented by Odyssey Opera 
Honegger Jeanne D’Arc au bûcher
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center, 133
Musics Abroad Humanities Center Seminar: Lauren Flood (MIT). Talk title tba.
Free and open to all.

Friday, Feb. 23 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Glee Club presented by Emmanuel Music: Stravinsky Oedipus Rex.
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office

Friday, Feb. 23 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Composers Association Concert.
Free and open to all.

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, Federico Cortese, conductor.
Sergei Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with George Li '18
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor*
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.
*subject to change.

Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Radcliffe Choral Society Spring Concert with professional orchestra
Meg Weckworth, conductor
Tickets available from Harvard Box Office.

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Parker Quartet
Hans Tutschku, Behind the light
Chaya Czernowin, String Quartet
Vijay Iyer, Time, Place, Action (with Vijay Iyer, piano)
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office beginning on February 18.
Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Monday, March 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital: TBA
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Bardic Divas: A Celebration of Women's Music Making in Central Asia
featuring the performers of QYRQ-QYZ (Forty Girls). Presented by Harvard University Music Department and Aga Khan Music Initiative. The musicians featured in this evening’s concert, with the exception of Aziza Davronova, who hails from the city of Bukhara, perform music rooted in the world of nomads. This focus stems from the group’s raison d’être: they were brought together by the Aga Khan Music Initiative to perform Qyrq Qyz (Forty Girls), a multimedia retelling of a Central Asian heroic epic in which the main heroes are female—young women whose equestrian skills, valor, and military prowess call to mind the legendary Amazons described by ancient Greek geographers and historians. Free and open to all.

Monday, March 19 at 4:15
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Tyshawn Sorey (Wesleyan University): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm
Humanities Center/Barker Center, 133
Musics Abroad Humanities Seminar: Tomie Hahn (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to all.

Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Choral Composers Initiative Concert
Parker String Quartet and professional vocal ensemble. World premiere performance of five student works.
Free and open to all.

Monday, March 26 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Joanna Demers (University of Southern California): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 28 at 5:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Lecture: Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Talk titleTBA.
Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel
Claire Chase, flute
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment (Boston premiere); Felipe Lara: Meditation and Calligraphy (Boston premiere);
Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss (Boston premiere); Richard Beaudoin: AH ZI ZA AH ZA for flute and bass-baritone (world premiere); Jason Eckardt: The Silenced, a monodrama for solo flute (Boston premiere); Chaya Czernowin: Manaoalcadia for two sopranos and flute (Boston premiere); Pauline Oliveros: Intensity 21.5, for contrabass flute and the Expanded Instrument System (Boston premiere).
Levy Lorenzo, live sound
Tony Arnold, soprano
Alice Teyssier, soprano
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Free and open to all.

Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Fromm Players at Harvard: Resistance and Hope
Curated by Chaya Czernowin.
With Rick Burkhardt, Andy Gricevich, Kepler Quartet, Gabriela Diaz, Stephen Drury, Jeffrey Means, and Sound Icon
Program:
Prince Myshkins
Graciela Paraskevaidis algún sonido de la vida
Ben Johnston String Quartet No. 5
Galina Ustvolskaya Symphony No. 2 “True and Eternal Bliss!” and Duet for violin and piano
Free and open to all. No tickets required. Free parking in Broadway garage.

Thursday, April 5 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Dean’s Noontime concert: Parker Quartet
Free and open to the public. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Mendelssohn Quartet Op. 44, No. 2
Austin Weber Cisco Beach in Winter (Blodgett Composition Winner)
Beethoven Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge
Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office beginning on March 23.
Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
Memorial Church
Harvard Glee Club and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum spring concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office.

Monday, April 9 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Jessica Baker (University of Chicago): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 10 at 4:00 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Colloquium: Will Cheng (Dartmouth College): "'His Music Was Not a Weapon': Black Noise, Breakable Skin, and the Last Words of Jordan Davis." Sponsored by the Music Department/Southern Pian Society and by Graduate Students of Color. Free and open to all. Reception to follow.

Friday, April 13 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble: Jazz Master Residency Concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Manchester-based Distractfold Ensemble performs work by members of the Harvard Group for New Music.
Free and open to the public.

Monday, April 16 at 4:15 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
Barwick Colloquium: Emma Dillon (King’s College, London): Talk title TBA.
Free and open to all.

Thursday, April 19 at 5:15pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Elson Lecture: Alex Ross
Free, no tickets required. First come, first seated.

Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall
Harvard Wind Ensemble concert. Tickets at Harvard Box Office or at the door.

Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Choruses and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Tickets and information at Harvard Box Office.

Monday, April 30 at 6:00 pm
Location to come
Rita E Hauser Forum for the Arts: Emanuel Ax
Information to come.

Wednesday, May 2 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series: TBA.
Free and open to all.

Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
JACK Quartet and Mivos Quartet perform new works by Harvard Group for New Music.
Supported by the Fromm Music Foundation.
Free and open to all.