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January


Wednesday January 28, 2015
4:15-6:30 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall

Master class: Maestro Vance George conducts the combined Holden Choruses

Works of Johannes Brahms [Schicksalslied, Nänie, Alto Rhapsody]

Free and open to the public.


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Other events open to the public:

Tuesday, February 3
4:15-6:30 pm
Open rehearsal: Collegium Musicum & University Choir
Memorial Church Sanctuary

Wednesday, February 4
4:15-6:30 pm
Open rehearsal: Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, H-R Collegium Musicum
Lowell Lecture Hall

Thursday, February 5
4:15-6:30 pm
Open rehearsal: Collegium Musicum & University Choir
Memorial Church Sanctuary




Thursday, January 29, 2015
5pm
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Opera Humanities Seminar:
Katharina Piechocki

Harvard University

"Solemn Sex: Ottaviano Castelli's Roman Opera Production for the Birth of Louis XIV (1638)"

Free and open to the public.



 

February

Monday February 2, 2015
3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Sir John Eliot Gardiner & Vijay Iyer:
A Conversation

Free and open to the public. No tickets required. First come, first seated.
Made possible by the Christoph Wolff Fund for Music. Gardiner is the inaugural Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
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Sir Gardiner's 2013 seminal book, Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven is available for sale at HARVARD BOOKSTORE and PORTER SQUARE BOOKS.



"Not to proclaim that an author’s first book will necessarily stand as his magnum opus, but it is hard to imagine what the English maestro John Eliot Gardiner, 70, might do to surpass “Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven” in its commitment, scope and comprehensiveness." NEW YORK TIMES




In celebration of Professor Christoph Wolff's distinguished contributions to academic and musical life at Harvard University, his students, friends, and colleagues have established The Christoph Wolff Fund for Music. We are delighted to be welcoming our first distinguished guest, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, through the support of this endowment.  

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Thursday February 5, 2015
7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center


Musics Abroad Humanities Seminar:
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

College of The Holy Cross

"Reconstructing a Turkish Identity in Boston: Mehter, Byzantine Music, Jazz, and More"

Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday February 7, 2015
4:30 pm
Memorial Church


Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Informal concert with University Choir, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Presentation of Glee Club Medal.
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Free and open to the public. No tickets required. First come, first seated.
Made possible by the Christoph Wolff Fund for Music.

ABOUT THE FUND
In celebration of Professor Christoph Wolff's distinguished contributions to academic and musical life at Harvard University, his students, friends, and colleagues have established The Christoph Wolff Fund for Music. We are delighted to be welcoming our first distinguished guest, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, through the support of this endowment.  

DONATE




Saturday February 7, 2015
8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Harvard Group for New Music w/
Elizabeth Weisser and John Pickford Richards

HGNM presents the THELMA E. GOLDBERG CONCERT. Viola duo Elizabeth Weisser (Talea Ensemble) and John Pickford Richards (Jack Quartet) play world premieres by Marek Poliks, Justin Hoke, Josiah Oberholtzer, Manuela Meier, Trevor Baca, Chris Swithinbank, Adi Snir & Phillip Golub.

Free and open to the public.

 

Sunday February 8, 2015
8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre


Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Robert Levin, piano
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra

Discussion and open rehearsal of
Mozart Piano Concerto K 491 in C minor no. 24
with members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Robert Levin
Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar, supported by the Christoph Wolff Fund for Music.
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Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Free parking available for this event at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, at the corner of Felton and Broadway in Cambridge.


Monday February 9, 2015
415 pm
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Barwick Seminar:
Seth Kim-Cohen

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Music in the Abyssal Maw of Autophagia

Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday February 10, 2015
3:00 pm
Courtyard of the Harvard Art Museums

Works by Eric Corcoran, Sumire Hirotsuru, Auburn Lee, Cynthia Meng, Samuel Pottash, Brandon Snyder, Fraser Wiest and Morton Feldman

Thursday February 12, 2015
4:00 pm
Kirkland House Junior Common Room*

Program:
Helmut Lachenmann: Pression
Iannis Xenakis: Kottos
Peter Sculthorpe: Threnody
David Gorton: Capriccio
J. S. Bach: Suite in G major, BWV 1007

Neil Heyde, cello
Professor, Royal Academy of Music, London

These concerts are supported by the Provostial Fund.

*The Kirkland Junior Common Room is not wheelchair accessible. If would like to attend this event and you require access, please email Richard Beaudoin by February 7 at beaudoin@fas.harvard.edu


Thursday February 19, 2015
12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall


University Hall Recital:
George Ko,
piano

Free and open to the public. The program will conclude by 1:00.


Friday February 20, 2015
8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Parker Quartet
Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence

Mozart String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458 "Hunt"
Widmann Quartet No. 3 "Jagckquartett"
Brahms String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67

Free but tickets required. Free tickets available at Harvard Box Office on February 6. Call 617-496-2222 for information. Limit 2 tickets per person. Free parking available at Broadway Garage, Felton and Broadway St.

Presented in collaboration with Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Optional audience donations benefit Food For Free, a Cambridge-based food rescue program. To learn more, visit: www.musicforfoodboston.org


Harvard Box Office

 



Friday February 20-Saturday February 21, 2015


Work & Play
Economies of Music

the Harvard Graduate Music Forum Conference

info: harvardgmf2015@gmail.com

http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/gmf2015

ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/harvardworkandplay

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015
5pm
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Opera Humanities Seminar:
Brigid Cohen

New YorkUniversity

"Ono in Opera, 1961"

Free and open to the public.

 

March

Monday March 23, 2015
4:15 pm
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Barwick Seminar:
George Lewis

Columbia University

"Virtual Sociality: Social Aesthetics and Interactive Music"

Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday March 26, 2015
12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall

University Hall Recital Series:
Stella Chen, violin

Free and open to the public. The program will conclude by 1:00.


Thursday March 26, 2015
5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Louis C. Elson Lecture
Laurie Anderson

Music and Images in Performance and Film

Free and open to the public. No tickets required. First come, first seated.

[photo by Tim Knox]




April

Thursday, April 2, 2015
5pm
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Opera Humanities Seminar:
Emily Richmond-Pollock

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"The Re-opening of the Munich Opera House and Werner Egk's Die Verlobung in San Domingo"

Free and open to the public.



 

Friday April 10, 2015
8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Parker Quartet
Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence

Schubert String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor "Quartettsatz," D 703
Schulhoff Five Pieces for String Quartet
Augusta Read Thomas World Premiere
Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3

Free but tickets are required. Free tickets available at Harvard Box Office, 617-496-2222.




Friday-Saturday, April 10/11 2015
two shows each night at 7:30 and 10 pm
Regattabar, in the Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA

Tix at: http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/calendar.php


Vijay Iyer Trio


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Monday April 13, 2015
4:15 pm
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Barwick Seminar:
Eric Drott

University of Texas at Austin

"Genre in the Age of Algorithms"

Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday April 16, 2015
4:00 pm on 4/16, in the
Farkas Hall Studio, 10-12 Holyoke St

Interview: Tanya León
with Alejandro Madrid (Cornell University)

Free and open to the public.

Tania León, born in Cuba, a vital personality on today's music scene, is highly regarded as a composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations.

She has been the subject of profiles on ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Univision, Telemundo and independent films. Recent premieres include Ethos, for piano and string quartet, written for Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt Quartet, commissioned by the New York State Council of the Arts for Symphony Space; del Caribe, soy!, commissioned by Saint Martha Concerts and premiered by Nestor Torres and Tania León; Inura, for voices, string and percussion, choreographed by Carlos dos Santos, commissioned and premiered by Dance Brazil; going...gone, commissioned by Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano; Esencia para Cuarteto de Cuerdas, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation; Ácana, for orchestra, a joint commission by Orpheus and the Purchase College Orchestra; Alma, for flute and piano, commissioned by Marya Martin; and Atwood Songs, for soprano and piano with text by Margaret Atwood, commissioned by the Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University.

Awards for her compositions include the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, NYSCA, the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, ASCAP and Meet the Composer, among others. She has also received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Ácana, a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as Fromm Music Foundation and Koussevitsky Foundation commissions.





Hear work by Tania León at the Fromm Players Concerts,
April 17/18. Information below.

Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, 2015
8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Fromm Players at Harvard:
Voces de America Latina
International Contemporary Ensemble

CONCERT I: April 17

Carlos Iturralde Cupid's Deeds (2012) [ICELab Commission]
Hilda Paredes Seed of Time (2003)
Marisol Jimenez Caro Cibus
Gabriela Ortiz Huitzitl Estudio Tongolele (2012)
Pozzi Escot Jubiliation (1991)
Tania León Toque (2006)


CONCERT II: April 18
Felipe Lara Tiento (2013)
Leo Brouwer Parabola (1973)
Julio Estrada Memorias para teclado (1971)
Mario Davidovsky New work (2015)
Marcos Balter Codex Seraphinianus (2014)
Tanio León Indigena (1991)


FREE and OPEN TO ALL! No tickets required. First come, first seated.

 

Thursday April 26, 2015
12:00 noon
Faculty Room, University Hall

University Hall Recital Series:
Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello

Free and open to the public. Program will concluce by 1:00 pm.


 

Tuesday April 28, 2015
12:00 noon
Faculty Room, University Hall


Dean's Noontime Concert
Parker Quartet

Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence


The concert will last 45 minutes.



   

MAY

 

Saturday MAY 16, 2015
8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Harvard Group for New Music w/
Ensemble Dal Niente



Free and open to the public.


   


 





   

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