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David Crosby
Photo: Anna Webber

Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with Musician David Crosby

Tuesday, September 25, 5-6:30 pm No tickets required. Doors open at 4:15.
Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
David Crosby in a discussion forum with Harvard student musicians and poets curated by host Kate van Orden, followed by a conversation between Crosby and Ingrid Monson. Presented by Learning from Performers and Harvard University Department of Music, this special event is free and open to the public.
More info

Teresita Hernandez

Performance by students of Professor Chase's Ensembles Course: Oliveros, Lewis, more

Tuesday, September 25 at 8:30 pm
The Yard between Memorial Church and Widener (outdoors)
Professor Chase's MUS 185R Ensembles Class responds to Teresita Fernandez's Autumn (...Nothing Personal) public art project with performances inside the installation: George Lewis' "Artificial Life 2007" for improvising ensembles, Pauline Oliveros' "Environmental Dialogue" for performers in dialogue with their surroundings, and the world premiere of a brand new work, "aleatoreality," written by Ganavya Doriswamy in response to the installation.
Free and open to the public. Family friendly.

Humanities Center Eighteenth Century Studies Seminar: Emily Dolan (Harvard)

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00 pm
Barker Center Room 114
Impossible Gluck
Free and open to the public.

Humanities Center Renaissance Studies Seminar: Evan MacCarthy (University of West Virginia)

Thursday, September 27 at 5:00 pm
Barker Center Room 133
The Voyage Through Montaigne’s Ears
Free and open to the public.

Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Mark Lamanno (Northeastern University)

Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center Room 133
An Apprenticeship in Listening: Comping, Critical Practice, and Translating in the Break
Free and open to the public.

DAD

Harvard Group for New Music

Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Ensemble DAD (UCSD) performs new music. Info: hgnm
Free and open to the public.

Epstein

Digital Humanities Workshop: Louis Epstein (St. Olaf College)

Monday, October 1 at 5 pm
Davison Room, Music Library
The Musical Geography Project: A Workshop and Invitation to Collaborate
Epstein presents The Musical Geography Project and invites participants to explore digital mapping as applied to musicological content and methods. Participants will make and analyze maps using their own data or data I will provide (bring a laptop if you have one); brainstorm mapping projects related to their research or teaching; and critique existing projects in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, and sound studies.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Quartet in Residence: Parker Quartet

Friday, October 5 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Janáček String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”; Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44; Kurtág Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28; Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10.
Free but tickets required, available beginning September 21 at Harvard Box Office. Tickets may be picked up in person (10 Holyoke Street, Harvard Square) or obtained by phone or online. 496-2222. There is a small charge for phone or online orders.

Jen Shyu

Barwick Colloquium: Jen Shyu

Monday, October 15 at 5:15 pm
Holden Chapel
Nine Doors: Life Has No Boundaries.
Projecting Tradition into the Future & the Creative Voice Within

Free and open to the public. Photo by Steven Schreiber.

Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Eric J. Schmidt (Boston University)

Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center Room 133
Talk title to come.
Free and open to the public.

Naomi Waltham-Smith

Barwick Colloquium: Naomi Waltham-Smith (U Penn)

Monday, October 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red
Free and open to the public.

Sounds of Protest

Sounds of Protest: Peter Coyote, Rev. Stephen A. Green, Andrea Bohlman

Wednesday, October 24 at 5:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St.
The sounds of speech, preaching, marches, confrontation, music, and song reverberated through 1968. On its 50th anniversary, we bring together three powerful voices for a discussion of acting, speaking, and singing out: film star PETER COYOTE, founding member of the Diggers and director of the guerrilla theater San Francisco Mime Troupe; REV. STEPHEN A. GREEN, one of the nation’s youngest leading human and civil rights activists, and ANDREA BOHLMAN, a musicologist whose research centers on the political stakes of music making in the 20th and 21st centuries. Limited seating. Free. RSVP required: musicdpt@fas.harvard.edu
Free and open to the public.

claire chase
Photo: David_Michalek

Claire Chase Residency Concert

Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 pm
Holden Chapel
6:30 pre-concert talk with composers
Felipe Lara: Parabolas na caverna for solo amplified flute (2014)
George Lewis: Emergent for flute and electronics (2014)
Du Yun: An Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics (2014)
Phyllis Chen: Mobius for music-boxes (2012)
Tyshawn Sorey: Bertha's Lair for flutes and drum set (2016, rev. 2018)
Claire Chase, flutes; Levy Lorenzo and George Lewis, electronics
Tyshawn Sorey and Phyllis Chen, guest performers
Free and open to the public.

Tony Conrad

Students of Claire Chase w/ CCVA Tony Conrad Exhibit

Tuesday, October 30 time, tba

Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective" exhibit (Level 3, 1, 0) Musical responses to Tony Conrad featuring students of Music 185 and special guests. Free and open to the public.


NoHay Banda

Harvard Group for New Music

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Goldberg Concdert: No Hay Banda performs works by Harvard composers. A “post-rock” duo well known in avant Italian circles, NoHay Banda plays with high intensity guitar, drums and live electronics. Info: hgnm
Free and open to the public.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Quartet in Residence: Parker Quartet

Friday, November 30 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Quartet; Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op.59 No.2; Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op.57 (with Orion Weiss).
Free but tickets required, available beginning November 16 at Harvard Box Office. Tickets may be picked up in person or obtained by phone or online. 496-2222. There is a small charge for phone or online orders.

Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Stephan Pennington (Tufts University)

Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center Room 133
Talk title to come.
Free and open to the public.

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Fall 2018

Monday, September 10 at 5:00 pm
Barker Center 110
Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar: Thomas F. Kelly (Harvard University): The Role of the Scroll in the Middle Ages. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 17 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Nina Eidsheim, UCLA, Timbral Scare Quotes: Jimmy Scott and the Question of Black Vocal Masculinity.
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 25 5-6:30 pm
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA No tickets required. Doors open at 4:15
Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with musician David Crosby
In this two-part event — all on one evening! — the legendary David Crosby will be in a discussion forum with a group of Harvard student musicians and poets curated by host Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard, followed by a conversation between Crosby and Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music at Harvard. Presented by Learning from Performers and Harvard University Department of Music, this special event is free and open to the public. More info.

Thursday, September 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Teresita Hernandez installation, "Nothing Personal" in Harvard Yard
Professor Chase's MUS 185R Ensembles Class responds to Teresita Fernandez's Autumn (...Nothing Personal) public art project with performances inside the installation: George Lewis' "Artificial Life 2007" for improvising ensembles, Pauline Oliveros' "Environmental Dialogue" for performers in dialogue with their surroundings, and the world premiere of a brand new work, "aleatoreality," written by Ganavya Doriswamy in response to the installation.
Free and open to the public. Family friendly.

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00 pm
Barker Center 114
Humanities Center Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar: Emily I. Dolan (Harvard University): Impossible Gluck. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 27 at 5:00 pm
Barker Center 133
Humanities Center Renaissance Studies Seminar: Evan MacCarthy (West Virginia University): The Voyage Through Montaigne's Ears. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center 133
Humanities Center Musics Abroad seminar: Mark Lomanno: An Apprenticeship in Listening: Comping, Critical Practice, and Translating in the Break. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music present DAD, a performance ensemble from UCSD.
Free and open to the public.

Friday, October 5 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: the Parker Quartet
Daniel Chong, violin; Ken Hameo, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
Janáček String Quartet No.1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Kurtág Six moments musicaux, Op.44
Kurtág Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28
Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10
Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available September 21, 2018.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Monday, October 15 at 5:15 pm
Holden Chapel
Barwick Colloquium Series: Jen Shyu, composer/performer
Nine Doors: Life Has No Boundaries.
Projecting Tradition into the Future & the Creative Voice Within
. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center 133
Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Eric J. Schmidt (Boston University)
Title of talk to come.
Free and open to all.

Monday, October 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Naomi Waltham-Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 24 at 5:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Sounds of Protest: Peter Coyote, Stephen A Green, Andrea Bohlman
The sounds of speech, preaching, marches, confrontation, music, and song reverberated through the iconic year of 1968. On its 50th anniversary, we bring together three powerful voices for a discussion of acting, speaking, and singing out: film star PETER COYOTE, founding member of the Diggers and director of the guerrilla theater San Francisco Mime Troupe; REV. STEPHEN A. GREEN, one of the nation’s youngest leading human and civil rights activists, and ANDREA BOHLMAN, a musicologist whose research centers on the political stakes of music making in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Limited seating. RSVP required: musicdpt@fas.harvard.edu


Thursday, October 25 at 7:30*
Holden Chapel
Felipe Lara: Parabolas na caverna for solo amplified flute (2014)
George Lewis: Emergent for flute and electronics (2014)
Du Yun: An Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics (2014)
Phyllis Chen: Mobius for music-boxes (2012)
Tyshawn Sorey: Bertha's Lair for flutes and drum set (2016, rev. 2018)

Claire Chase, flutes
Levy Lorenzo and George Lewis, electronics
Tyshawn Sorey and Phyllis Chen, guest performers

*6:30pm pre-concert chat with Prof. Suzannah Clark, George Lewis, Phyllis Chen Tyshawn Sorey and Prof. Chase

Tuesday, October 30, time tba
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective" exhibit (Level 3, 1, 0)
Musical responses to Tony Conrad, featuring students of Claire Chase's MUS 185R and special guests. Free and open to the public. 

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Goldberg Concert
Harvard Group for New Music with No Hay Banda. New works by Harvard composers.
Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 30 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op.59 No.2
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op.57 (with Orion Weiss)


Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available November 16, 2018.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Barker Center 133
Humanities Center Musics Abroad Seminar: Stephan Pennington (Tufts University)
Title of talk to come.
Free and open to all.

Spring 2019

Friday, February 15 at 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op.18 No.6
Xenakis Tetras for String Quartet (1983)
Schubert Quartet No.13 “Rosamunde,” D.804


Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available February 1, 2019.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Monday, February 25 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Ana Maria Ochoa, Columbia University
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5 pm
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
27 Kirkland Street
Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Lecture Series
Sherry Lee (University of Toronto)
Info: pgordon@fas.harvard.edu Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 31
 at 3pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet
Mozart Quartet in E-flat Major, K.428
Zeynep Toraman things are made to fill voids (Blodgett composition winner)
Brahms String Sextet No.2 in G Major, Op.36 (with Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award winners)
Free and open to the public, but tickets required. Free tickets at Harvard Box Office, available March 17, 2019.
Free parking in the Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.

Monday, April 15 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Michelle Lou, American Academy in Rome
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music with Elision Ensemble. New works by Harvard composers.
Free and open to the public.

Monday, April 22 at 5:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series: Farzaneh Hemmasi, University of Toronto
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Angela Hewitt, piano
This event is free, but tickets are required.
Ticket information will be available in March.

Friday May 3 at 10:00 pm
OBERON (2 Arrow Street)
Fromm Players at Harvard present: Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine
. A tour-de-force featuring soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. With the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
This event is free, but tickets are required. Ticket information will be available in March.

Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music with Wasteland. New works by Harvard composers.
Free and open to the public.