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January

January 14-16, 2015

Hearing Landscape Critically Conference

:Music, Place, and the Spaces of Sound

Details at https://hlcharvard.wordpress.com/

Landscapes are spaces of community and segregation, of inspiration, mystification, nourishment, and devastation. Though landscape has long been acknowledged as a foundational element of our historical and contemporary engagement with the world, the significance of sound and music in shaping notions and perceptions of landscape has only recently begun to receive sustained critical attention.

The third meeting of the ‘Hearing Landscape Critically’ research network will take place at Harvard University, 14-16 January 2015. The aim of this three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust is to transform our sense of sound in landscape, and to document, investigate, and provoke critical encounters between the social and acoustic agents involved in the formations of landscape. The network embraces an interdisciplinary methodology and brings together scholars from diverse geographical contexts and academic fields (including art history, literary studies, and cultural geography) alongside creative practitioners, prompting new ways of thinking about sound, music, space, and place.

 

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January 20, 2015
12:00-1:20 pm
Lamont Library B-30

MICROTIMING: BORROWING, MEASURING AND COMPOSING"
Richard Beaudoin, Preceptor in the Department of Music

Part of a Wintersession series of events organized by the FAS Expanding the Boundaries of Authorship group and co-sponsored by the Harvard Library and the Academic Technology Group.

Richard will discuss his pioneering use of millisecond-faithful transcriptions of iconic recordings as the basis of newly-composed acoustic works. Issues of shared authorship, acoustic data capture and Renaissance cantus firmus techniques will be discussed. Website: http://richardbeaudoin.com/

All members of the Harvard community are invited. Registration for this event will be opening soon. Contact Lynn Sayers at sayers@fas.harvard.edu with any questions, and visit the Expanding the Boundaries of Authorship website at http://mediascholarship.fas.harvard.edu for the latest details.


Boundaries of Authorship

Thursday, January 22, 2015
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
7:00 pm

A master class
with Pianist Angela Hewitt

Named “Artist of the Year” at the 2006 Gramophone Awards and hailed as “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time” by The Guardian, Angela Hewitt will lead a master class featuring student pianists enrolled in the Harvard University/New England Conservatory joint degree program in music performance. Co-sponsored by Learning From Performers (Office for the Arts) and Celebrity Series of Boston.

Free and open to the public. Information: http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/lfp/details.php?ID=45167


January 26, 2015
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

4:30 pm, Spalding Room

Loeb Library Exhibit Opening:
Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture

A student-curated exhibit focusing on blackface minstrelsy drawing on materials from the Harvard Theatre Collection. READ MORE

Exhibit opens with a symposium beginning at 4:30 pm

Keynote: Louis Chude-Sokei, University of Washington
author of The Last 'Darky': Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora

Performance by Rhiannon Giddens, singer and banjoist, Carolina Chocolate Drops

Free and open to the public. The exhibit is supported by grants from the Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund and the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities.



Tuesday January 27, 2015
4:15-6:30 pm
Holden Chapel

Maestro Vance George conducts the HRCM

Motets of J.S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn and Singet dem Herrn

Free and open to the public.

Multi-GRAMMY award winning choral conductor VANCE GEORGE will be in residence with the Holden Choruses at Harvard from January 27-January 30. Vance is the conductor emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, an organization he developed into one of the finest symphonic choral ensembles in the world.

MORE INFO


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




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.

Free and open to the public. No tickets required. First come, first seated.
Made possible by the Christoph Wolff Fund for Music.


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.

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


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.



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



 

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

Opera Humanities Seminar:
Brigid Cohen

New YorkUniversity

"Yoko Ono's Fluxus Operas"

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
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


LISTEN HERE

GO TO VIJAY IYER WEBSITE


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.

 

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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