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Thursday, April 2, 2015
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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Lecture Hall, basement of the Carpenter Center
24 Quincy Street

A Night of Radiotopia:
Speakers from the podcast collective at the Carpenter Center
featuring Roman Mars (99% Invisible)
NPR's The Kitchen Sisters (Fugitive Waves)
Benjamen Walker (Theory of Everything)
Leah Thau (Strangers)

Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, The Center for Public Leadership at the JFK School of Government, the Dean of the Arts and Humanities, and the Harvard University Department of Music.


Saturday, April 4, 2015
7:30 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Harvard Composers Association
Spring Concert with
Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble

featuring music by: Auburn Lee, Amir Bitran, Stella Fiorenzoli, Ben Wetherfield, & Brandon Lincoln Snyder

Free and open to all. Supported by the Einziger Endowment for Undergraduate Composition and the Harvard University Music Department.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre

Radcliffe Choral Society & Harvard Glee Club: A Measure of Devotion: Bearing Witness to the Civil War

Taking its title from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the performance features dramatic readings, including those by Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863), Martin Delany (1812-1885), Harriet Tubman (1822-1913), and others curated by my colleague Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy and students involved in the “Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History” project.

Readings will be paired with thematically complementary choral works from different eras and cultures, among them spirituals, folk songs, and new music, including the The Field by John Muehleisen, commissioned for this event by the Harvard Glee Club. Also performing will be countertenor Reginald Mobley, conductor Beth Willer, pianist Grace Lee, and other guest artists.


Fri 4.10 at 8pm
Sat. 4.11 at 8pm
Sun. 4.12 at 3pm

Wed. 4.15 at 8pm
Thurs. 4.16 at 8pm
Fri. 4.17 at 8pm
Sat. 4.18 at 8pm

Harvard Dance Center
60 Garden Street

Dance Program Spring Performances: Duetti

$10 general admission, $5 students and seniors.

To reserve tickets go to: OFA reservations


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

Parker Quartet
Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence

Schulhoff Five Pieces for String Quartet

Augusta Read Thomas HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet (2015) WORLD PREMIERE
A musical interpretation of the semi-conservative replication of DNA.

Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3

Free but tickets are required. Free tickets available at Harvard Box Office, Tues-Sun, noon to 6pm.
You can also make a reservation ONLINE ($2.50 service charge per ticket) or by phone 617-496-2222 ($4 service charge per ticket). The Harvard Box Office is located inside the Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free parking for this concert is available at Broadway garage, at the corner of Broadway and Felton Streets, Cambridge.

Friday, April 10 at 3:00pm
Holden Chapel
Vijay Iyer will conduct a conversation with his award-winning trio (Marcus Gilmore, drums; Stephan Crump, bass) on improvisation, collaboration, and the creative process. Admission free; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. MORE INFO

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:

Vijay Iyer Trio



Sunday, April 12 2015
2:00 pm

"My Wars are Laid Away in Books": Emily Dickinson's Music Book, A Prelude to the Civil War

Presented by The Red Skies Music Ensemble.
George Boziwick (Curator and Music Director) and Trudy Williams (Artistic Director).

The music that Emily Dickinson knew and loved is brought to life in illustrated narrative, dramatic readings, and musical performance, illuminating her poetic voice that was emerging against the backdrop of the impending Civil War.


The event is free but tickets are required. Tickets available from the Loeb Drama Center box office, open Tues-Sun, noon to 5pm.

Venue information (directions, parking, etc.)

"George Boziwick and The Red Skies Music Ensemble have created a captivating experience of Emily Dickinson’s everyday musical world. Their evidence and musical selections reveal the young poet as an accomplished pianist attentive not just to hymnody and the classical repertoire, but also to ballads, marches, jigs, and political tunes – in fact, the whole of 19th-century popular music.”  
Jane Wald, Executive Director, Emily Dickinson Museum.

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

Barwick Colloquium:
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: Tania León
Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor

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)
Tania León Toque (2006)

CONCERT II: April 18
Felipe Lara Tiento (2013)
Leo Brouwer Parabola (1973)
Julio Estrada Memorias para teclado (1971)
Mario Davidovsky Divertimento no. 8 "Ambiguous Symmetries." (2015)
Marcos Balter Codex Seraphinianus (2014)
Tania León Indigena (1991)

FREE and OPEN TO ALL! No tickets required. First come, first seated.
FREE PARKING available at Broadway garage, on the corner of Felton and Broadway in Camridge.


April 23-25 at 7pm
Harvard Dance Center
60 Garden Street

Emerging Choreographer Showings

Suggested donation: $5.


Thursday, April 23, 2015
Faculty Room, University Hall

University Hall Recital Series:
Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello

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


Thursday, April 23, 2015
Room 133, Barker Center

Musics Abroad Seminar:
Bode Omojola

(Mount Holyoke College)

"Yoruba Drumming in the United States: History, Memory, and Practice"

Free and open to all.

Tuesday April 28, 2015
Faculty Room, University Hall

Dean's Noontime Concert
Parker Quartet

Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence
Mendelssohn Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.44 No.3
I. Allegro vivace
III. Adagio non troppo

Tan Dun Eight Colors for String Quartet
Peking Opera
Pink Actress
Black Dance
Drum and Gong
Red Sona

The concert will last 45 minutes.



May 2, 2015
Sanders Theatre

David Lang's Battle Hymns

Info to come.


May 3-5, 2015
Fenway Center
In collaboration with Northeastern University


May 3, 7pm and 9pm concerts
May 4, 7pm and 9pm concerts
May 5, 7pm concert


TWO CONCERTS: May 4 and May 5, 2015
Both concerts at 7pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Concerts by the students of
Music 189

Taught by Parker Quartet, Heng-jin Park


Wednesday, May 6
7:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building

Recital by students of Music 161
with the Parker Quartet

taught by Chaya Czernowim


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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