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December

Monday, December 1 at 4:15 pm in the Davison Room
(
Loeb Music Library, 2nd floor)


Barwick Colloquia Series: Jane Sugarman
City University of New York

The Bal and the Kuller: Youth Slang, Popular Song, and Political Change in
Postwar Kosova


Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, December 3 at 8:00 pm
Arts @ 29 Garden St

Experimental Music Theory and Practice (Seminar 271) Concert


Ensemble:
Clara Ionnatta, Max Murray, Adi Snir, Chris Swithinbank, Samuel Wolk, and Michael Pisaro

Performing pieces by Christian Wolff, Carolyn Chen, Nomi Epstein, Charlie Sdraulig and a collaborative composition by the class.

Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, December 4 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room
University Hall



University Hall Recital Series
presents

Olivia Lucas, soprano
Samuel Parler, piano


Free and open to the public.


Friday, December 5, 2014
Room 9, 1:30-5 pm

Memories of the Future

Mini-conference
Graduate Seminar (Music 218r): Music of the Last Ten Years
Prof. Anne Shreffler

1:30 Introduction: Anne Shreffler,What We Did”

1:40-3:30 Presentations       

Voices and Fame
Danny Walden, “Songs Without a Singer: Peter Ablinger’s Voices and Piano”
Paul Koenig, “Kate Soper’s Helen Enfettered: When Fettered Seems Free”
Diane Oliva, “Contemporary Classical Music in a ‘Silver Ball Gown’: A Mainstream Celebrity Status and Social Media’s Role in the Promotion of In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores”

Memory
Katie Callam, “Memories, Real and Imagined: A Quasi-Ethnography of John Harbison’s Songs America Loves to Sing”
Grace Edgar, “A Hauntological Reading of Libby Larsen’s Ghosts of Old Pianos”
Ben Nuzzo, “Examining “Broken Counterpoint” in Trevor Baca’s Krummzeit”

Technologies of Place
Chris Spaide, “John Luther Adams’s Four Thousand Holes and a Career in Negative”
Alana Mailes, “Democratic Composition Under the Master Composer: Paradoxes in the Musical and Collaborative Technologies of Tod Machover’s A Toronto Symphony”
Etha Williams, “An Unfamiliar Landscape: Space and the Undeciphered in Chaya Czernowin's Hidden
3:30-4:00 coffee break

4:00 Keynote address: Michael Pisaro, “Music of the Next Ten Years”

5:00 Reception/beer hour






 
 
 


 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
December 5, 6, and 7
7:00 pm

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


All concerts are free and open to the public.

Music 189
Chamber Music Recitals


Friday, December 5, 2014, 7PM

Dvorak:  Bass Quintet in G Major, Opus 77
Aldis Elfarsdottir, violin; Isabel Espinosa, violin; Gavin McDowell, viola; Saskia Keller, cello; James Hotchkiss, DB

Martinu Sonata for flute, violin, and piano
Natalie Cernius, piano; Wentong Zhang, violin; Lexi Smith, flute

Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A Major
In Young Cho, violin; Allen Yuan, piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, opus 25
Max Tan, violin; Ellen Shrock, viola; Lev Mamuya, cello; Harrison Li, piano



Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7PM

Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Opus 8
Henry Burnam, piano; Lily Tsai, violin; Daniel Rothchild, cello

Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Chase Morrin, piano; Harry Chiang, violin; Elias Miller, cello

Mendelssohn Piano Trio #2 in C minor, Opus 66
George Ko, piano; Rei Otake, cello; Christian Perez, violin

Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Opus 47
Cecilia Yao, violin; Martine Thomas, viola; Audrey Chen, cello;
Tania Rivers-Moore, piano



Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7PM

Dvorak ‘Dumky’ Piano Trio
Gita Abhiraman, piano; Joanna Chung, violin; Aron Szanto, cello

Schoenfield Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano
Andrew Lee, cl; Albert Li, violin; Sitan Chen, piano;

Schumann Piano Quintet in Eb Major, Opus 44
Luke Chang, violin; Julie Chang, violin; Talia Boylan, viola; Taega Abe, cello; Melissa Chan, piano

Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Opus 51, #2
Sumire Hirohitsu, violin; Kevin Hu, violin; Anna Sato, viola;
Cameron Clarke, cello


Friday, December 5 at 8:00 pm
Lowell Hall



Music of David Amram
Harvard Wind Ensemble


Tickets available at Harvard Box Office. 617-496-2222.


Harvard Box Office







Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 pm in Sanders Theatre


Harvard Radcliffe Chorus


Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities
Joseph Fort, Harris Ipock, & Beth Willer,
Resident Conductors
Edward Elwyn Jones, Artistic Director,
Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
Michael Pfitzer, Choral Associate

Tickets available at Harvard Box Office. 617-496-2222.


Harvard Box Office







Sunday, December 7
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 4, Music Building



IMPROMPTUS: A SYMPOSIUM

Final presentations from Professor Vijay Iyer’s graduate seminar
Music 280r: THEORIZING IMPROVISATION

Program:

Hayley Fenn (GSAS, Historical Musicology)
Improvisation’s Absence in Morgan Neville’s "20 Feet from Stardom"

Paul Koenig (GSAS, Music Theory)
Improvising Revolution: Experiences of Transcendence in Electronic Dance Music

Michael Kushell (GSAS, Ethnomusicology)
Jazz at the Sōgetsu Art Center, Tōkyō, 1958-1964

Tamar Sella (GSAS, Ethnomusicology)
Voices Without Words: Improvisation and Gender in Jazz

Ilya Vidrin (HGSE, Human Development)
Language and Experience in Improvisation

Anya Yermakova (GSAS, History of Science)
Theorizing Improvisation: Local Realism

Reception to follow.


 

Tuesday, December 9
7:00 pm
Room 133, Barker Center



Musics Abroad Humanities Seminar:
Maria Elizabeth Lucas

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

"Unbounding Boundaries: Reflections Beyond Doing 'Ethnomusicology of/for the Nation' in Brazil"

Free and open to the public.

 

January

January 26, 2015
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library


Blackface Minstrelsy
Exhibit Opening

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

with special guests
Louis Chude-Sokei, University of Washington
author of The Last 'Darky': Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora
Rhiannon Giddens, singer and banjoist, Carolina Chocolate Drops

Free and open to the public.



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


John Eliot Gardiner: Lecture

Details to come.

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


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 Chuch


John Eliot Gardener, conductor

Informal concert with University Choir, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Presentation of Glee Club Medal.
[more details to come]

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


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.

Free and open to the public.

 

Sunday February 8, 2015
8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre


John Eliot Gardener, conductor
Robert Levin, piano
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra

Discussion and open rehearsal of K. 491 with members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Robert Levin.

Free and open to the public. Details to come.


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

"Dams, Weirs, and Damn Weird Ears: Post-Ergonal Sound"

Free and open to the public.

 

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

and

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


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




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 "Wuartettsatz," D 703
Schulhoff Five Pieces for String Quartet
Augusta Read Thomas World Premiere
Mendellsohn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3




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.

 

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


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

CONCERT I
Tania Leon Toque (2006)
Carlos Iturralde Cupid's Deeds (2012)
Hilda Paredes Seed of Time (2003)
Marisol Jimenez Anoranzas del Fuego (2007)
Gabriela Ortiz Huitzitl Estudio Tongolele (2012)
Arthur Kampela Not I (2011)
Felipe Lara Tiento (2013)

CONCERT II
Julio Estrada Memorias para teclado (1971)
Leo Brouwer El Decameron Negro (1981)
Mario Davidovsky New work (2015)
Pozzi Excot Jubiliation (1991)
Marcos Balter Codex Seraphinianus (2014)
Tanio Leon Indigena (1991)


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


International Contemporary Ensemble

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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