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March

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

Musics Abroad Seminar:
Sharon Kivenko

Sharon Kivenko (Harvard University): "Mobile Bodies: Malian Dancers and Social Belonging Through Transnational Movement"

Free and open to the public.



Friday March 6, 2015
7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

South Indian Classical vocal music
B. Balasurahmaniyan- vocal
Meena Kothandaraman - violin
David Nelson - mridangam

Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Department and co-sponsored by the Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund and Provostial Funds


Monday March 9, 2015
8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Blodgett Distinguished Artist

Open rehearsal/master class
with George Benjamin
Blodgett Distinguished Artist
& HRO

Mind of Winter by George Benjamin.

Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday March 10, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Room 9, Music Building

Master class
with George Benjamin
Blodgett Distinguished Artist

Free and open to all. Maestro Benjamin will be coaching Chamber Music students in an open master class.

 

Thursday March 12, 2015
6:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence

Crossing: A Lecture/Recital

Join composer Matthew Aucoin (Composer; Harvard College '12) for a recital and discussion about Crossing, his new opera about the Civil War inspired by the journals and poetry of Walt Whitman, premiering this May at the American Repertory Theater. Aucoin will address the concept of "crossing" as both transcendence and transgression, in relationship to poetry, music, and history. He will be joined by Davone Tines (Harvard College '09), one of the performers in Crossing.

For more information about Crossing, please visit the American Repertory Theater's website.

- See more at: http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/emcrossingem-lecturerecital



 

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.

 

Wednesday March 25, 2015
6:30 pm
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall

Steve Reich in Conversation

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, is at 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

“Greatest living composer”; “most original musical thinker of our time”; “can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history”... Steve Reich is normally described in superlatives such as these. From his early compositions in taped speech It’s Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966) to his digital video opera Three Tales (2002, with video artist Beryl Korot), Reich has evolved a distinctive style marked by simple melodies and pronounced rhythm, repetition, and variation.

For further information: CLiCK HERE

Free and open to the public.

 

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

University Hall Recital Series:
Stella Chen, violin

Jayoung Kim, piano

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
Ernest Chausson: Poeme, Op. 25
Pablo de Sarasate: Caprice Basque Op. 24

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.
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. You can pick up free tickets (limit 2 per person) at the Harvard Box Office beginning at NOON on Thursday, March 12.

You can also reserve tickets online or by phone through the box office for a service fee:

The Harvard Box Office Sales Booth
1350 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02138
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square
Phone: 617.496.2222 | TTY: 617.495.1642
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00-6:00pm

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Free parking at 52 Oxford Street garage.





photo by Tim Knox

Friday March 27, 2015
7:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

South Indian Classical vina concert
Richard K. Wolf - vina
David Nelson - mridangam

Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Department and co-sponsored by the Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund and Provostial Funds

 

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.




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

http://www.dinosaurannex.org

Free and open to all.


April 9 - 18
Harvard Dance Center

Dance Program Spring Performances

Info to come. Free and open to all.

 

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


Sunday, April 12 2015
OBERON THEATRE
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. Co-created by 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.

DETAILS and SAMPLE RECORDINGS

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 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: Tania 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)
Tania León Indigena (1991)


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

 

April 23-25
Harvard Dance Center

Emerging Choreographer Showings

Info to come. Free and open to all.

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:15
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.


 

Tuesday April 28, 2015
12:15
Faculty Room, University Hall


Dean's Noontime Concert
Parker Quartet

Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence


The concert will last 45 minutes.



   

MAY

May 2, 2015
Sanders Theatre


David Lang's Battle Hymns


Info to come.

 

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

HYDRA CONCERTS

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
CHAMBER MUSIC
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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