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October


Sunday, October 19 at 3pm, Tsai Center at BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Bands of the Beanpot
Harvard Wind Ensemble, Boston University Wind Ensemble, Boston College Wind Ensemble, Northeastern Wind Ensemble

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


Harvard Box Office








Thursday, October 23
5:00 pm
Davison Room (Music Library)


Opera Humanities Center Seminar presents

Arthur Groos
Cornell University


In the River Rhine?":
Das Rheingold as Musical Cosmogony

Free and open to all.




Thursday, October 23
7:00-9:00 pm
Harvard Dance Center


Pilobolus: Contemporary Dance
Workshop




Free and open to the public.



Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Out of Bounds
Ethnography|History|Music

A conference in honor of Kay Kaufman Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music, Professor of African and African American Studies
Go to conference website

Speakers:
Brigid Cohen, NYU
Judah Cohen, Indiana Univ
Glenda Goodman, USC
Tomie Hahn Rennselaer
Ellen T. Harris, MIT
Steven Kaplan, Hebrew Univ
Robert L. Kendrick, U Chicago
Mark Kligman, UCLA
Katherine Lee, UC Davis
Carla Martin, Harvard
Kiri Miller, Brown
Carol Muller, U Penn
Adelaida Reyes, NJ City Univ
Patricia Tang, MIT
Sarah Weiss, Yale-NUS, Singapore
Su Zheng, Wesleyan

Free and open to the public, but registration is required. DETAILS HERE



A conference in honor of Kay Kaufman Shelemay



Speakers & Papers


Conference Schedule


Register


Saturday, October 25 at 8:00 pm in Sanders Theatre

Debo Band
Free and open to the public.

Free parking at the Broadway garage,
6pm to midnight.

Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands. Debo have toured Ethiopia twice, appearing at both the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival in East Africa. In North America, they’ve shared stages with Gogol Bordello, Amadou & Mariam, Antibalas, The Family Stone, and Ethiopian great Tilahun Gessesse. Recent and upcoming performances include the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, South by Southwest, globalFEST 2012, Joe’s Pub, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Montana Folk Festival. Their self-titled debut for Sub Pop / Next Ambiance was produced by Thomas “Tommy T” Gobena of Gogol Bordello and features album art by critically-renowned painter Julie Mehretu. It was recorded at Machines with Magnets (Battles, Deer Tick) and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.


The concert is part of the conference, OUT OF BOUNDS.

 



DEBO BAND
Concert at Sanders Theatre, Free
Free tickets at Harvard Box Office beginning October 11.

Open to all, no Harvard ID required.


Harvard Box Office



Check out the band on youtube

Thursday, October 30
7:00-9:00 pm
Harvard Dance Center


Francesca Harper: Improv Workshop



Free and open to the public.



   

November

Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 pm in Sanders Theatre


Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
& Radcliffe Choral Society

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, November 2 at 3:00 pm in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
[NOTE day and time!]

Blodgett Artists-in-Residence
The Parker Quartet


Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op.92
Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44
Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden”

Free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Free tickets available beginning SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 at Harvard Box Office. You can pick up tickets at the Box Office in the Smith Center (formerly Holyoke Center Arcade), or order them online through the Box Office for a small fee. Ordering info: 617-496-2222


Harvard Box Office








The Parker Quartet: Daniel Chong, violin; Ying Xue, violin;
Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello. Free tix available beginning Sunday, October 19.

Thurssday-Sunday, November 6-9
Wednesday-Sunday, Novembr 12-15

Harvard Dance Center


Dance Program Winter Performances

Details to come.



Saturday, November 8 at 8pm in Sanders Theatre

The Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra
Federico Cortese, conductor

Winner of the James Yannatos Concerto Competition
Tbd selection by Assistant Conductor Sam Wu ‘17

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


Harvard Box Office




Watch the HRO on youtube


Thursday, November 13
5:00 pm
Davison Room (Music Library)


Opera Humanities Center Seminar presents

Arman Schwartz
University of Birmingham, UK

Infernal Symphony: Gianni Schicchi, Tuscan Revivalism, and the Great War

Free and open to all.




Thursday, November 13 in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

The Music of Michael Pisaro
Fromm Foundation Visiting Professor

Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation (2011)
with Jason Brogan, electronics, objects; Joe
Panzner, sine tones, mixing; Michael Pisaro,
piano; Greg Stuart, percussion

Free and open to all. No tickets required.



Michael Pisaro, composer



Monday, November 17 at 4:15 pm in the Davison Room
(
Loeb Music Library, 2nd floor)


Barwick Colloquia Series:
Gary Tomlinson

Yale University

1,000,000 Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity

Free and open to the public.



Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm
Room 133 Barker Center


Humanities Center Musics Abroad:
Christine Yao

University of Hawaii


Plucking Paradise: Hawaiian 'Ukulele Performance in Japan
Free and open to the public.


Wednesday - Friday November 19-21

Harvard Dance Center


Fall 2014 Emerging Choregraphers


Details to come.



Friday, November 21 at 8:00 pm in Sanders Theatre


Harvard Glee Club | Yale Glee Club

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








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.


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

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall



Music 189
Chamber Music Recitals



Free and open to the public.


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
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 4, Music Building



Symposium:
Theorizing Improvisation

A symposium by students of Professor Vijay Iyer's M280.


 

Wednesday and Thursday, December 10 and 11
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall


Student Concert of new live electronic works on HYDRA
The Hydra loudspeaker orchestra is a sound projection system designed for the performance of electroacoustic music with or without the participation of instrumentalists. A loudspeaker orchestra consists of loudspeakers distributed throughout a performance space used for the spatial diffusion of an electroacoustic work.


 
 

 





   

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