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Bonnie Gordon

Bonnie Gordon (University of Virginia)

POSTPONED

Tuesday, March 24 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Title tbd. Free and open to all.

Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

Contact HBCO for information on Cancelation

Sunday, March 29
Memmorial Church
Handel’s Italy featuring Benjamin Wenzelberg and Phoebe Carrai. Free and open to all.

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

POSTPONED

Check back for updates.

Tuesday, March 31 at 5:15 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser
Create: its Philosophy and Practice. With performances by Smith (trumpet), Vijay Iyer (piano and electronics), and Andrew Cyrille, drums. Free and open to all. DETAILS

Fromm Players at Harvard

Black Speculative Musicalities

POSTPONED

Friday, April 3 and Saturday April 4
Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge
Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm
Fromm Players at Harvard present Black Speculative Musicalities, curated by Vijay Iyer: Two Concerts & a Symposium. Free. Tickets available from Loeb Drama Center Box Office beginning March 6 at noon.
April 3:
Yvette Janine Jackson: The Radio Opera Workshop w/Esperanza Spalding, double bass; Rajna Swaminathan, mrudangam; Davindar Singh, bass clarinet, bari sax; Taiga Ultan, flute, bass flute; Tia Fuller, alto sax; Judith Hamann, cello. TIX HERE
Meshell Ndegeocello w/ Chris Bruce, guitar; Jebin Bruni, keys; Abraham Rounds, drums. More INFO. Concerts are free, but tix required. TIX online and in person at the box office at the Loeb Drama Center, which is open 12pm-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

Harvard Jazz Bands

Harvard Jazz Bands

Canceled

Friday, April 3 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Spring Jazz Master in Residence. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Fromm Players at Harvard

Black Speculative Musicalities

POSTPONED

Saturday April 4
Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge
Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm
Fromm Players at Harvard present Black Speculative Musicalities, curated by Vijay Iyer. Symposium & Concerts.
Val Jeanty: NiteBjuti (Val Jeanty, Candice Hoyes, Mimi Jones); Imani Uzuri: Conjure Woman; Roscoe Mitchell Quartet (Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones, flutes, percussion; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Junius Paul, bass; Vincent Davis, drums). More INFO. Concerts are free but tix are required. TIX will be available BEGINNING MARCH 6 at NOON online and in person at the box office at the Loeb Drama Center, which is open 12pm-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

SYMPOSIUM: Black Speculative Musicalities. Thompson Room, Barker Center (112 Quincy Street, Cambridge). 10:30-3:30pm. Conversations on Black Speculative Musicality. Confirmed speakers include 2019 MacArthur Fellow Saidiya Hartman, scholar and activist Shana Redmond, prolific cultural critic Greg Tate, innovative gospel scholar and practitioner Braxton Shelley, Vijay Iyer, and others. Free and open to all, no tickets required.

Parker Quartet

Harvard Choral Society w/Parker Quartet

CANCELED

Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

University Hall Recital

University Hall Recital Series

CANCELED

Wednesday, April 8 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Artist to be named. Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00pm.

Parker Quartet

Dean's Noontime Concert: Parker Quartet

CANCELED

Tuesday, April 14 at 12:15 pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00pm.

Parker Quartet

Blodgett Chamber Music Series: Parker Quartet

CANCELED

Friday, April 17 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.33 No.2 "The Joke"; Lutoslawski: String Quartet; Dvorak: Piano Quintet #2 in A Major, Opus 81 (with winner of Guest Artist Award). Free but tickets required, available beginning April 3 at Harvard Box Office. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra

CANCELED

Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Spring Concert
Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for a special concert welcoming the Harvard class of 2024! Under the direction of Maestro Federico Cortese, HRO will be presenting Debussy’s Nuages and Fêtes (from Three Nocturnes), Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. To get tickets or for more information, please visit Harvard’s Box Office (www.tinyurl.com/HROtickets) or contact HRO at hrorchestra@gmail.com. $20 adult/Free under 18.

Alisha Jones

Barwick Colloquium: Alisha Jones (Indiana University)

POSTPONED

April 21 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room
"Even The Delectable Negro Has Soul: Investigating an Unappetizing Crossroads of Consumption in the Case for an African American Gastromusicology.” Free and open to the public.

Ashon Crawley

Barwick Colloquium: Ashon Crawley (University of Virginia)

POSTPONED

April 28 at 3:15 pm
Davison Room
"From the Mississippi Delta to Chicago: Tracking Johnny's Hammond Organ Sound." Free and open to the public.

Harvard Choruses

Harvard Choruses

CANCELED

Friday May 1 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
Arts First Performance.

University Hall Recital

University Hall Recital

CANCELED

Wednesday May 6 at 12:15 pm
Faculty room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series. Artists to be named. Free and open to all; concert concludes by 1:00 pm.

Max Murray, composer

Max Murray: Work

Please check with ARTLAB about possible cancelation.
Friday May 8
ArtLab, Allston
The ArtLab will host Max Murray’s thesis performance. Info to come.

Harvard Radcliffe Chorus

Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus

CANCELED

Saturday May 9 at 8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre
An all Beethoven performance in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. Mass in C Major, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Elegaic Song, and the Choral Fantasy with professional orchestra. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Wet Ink Ensemble

HGNM: Wet Ink Ensemble

CANCELED

Saturday May 16 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
New works by Harvard composers featuring Wet Ink Ensemble, a collective of composers, performers and improvisers dedicated to adventurous musicmaking. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund.

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2020 Spring Season

ALL EVENTS THROUGH THE END OF THE SEMESTER HAVE BEEN CANCELED OR POSTPONED DUE TO HARVARD'S EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID19. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can.


Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1pm
Horner Room, Agassiz Theater
Bach and the Art of Imagination: A performance workshop with Joseph Lin '00
Formerly of the Juilliard String Quartet, Lin will be joined by four Harvard student string players for this workshop, exploration and reflection on of some of the most essential works in the violin canon. Experience in music not required! Free and open to both students and the public. Register here

Friday, January 31 at 2:30 pm
PLAYING IN THE DARK: A ROUND TABLE IN-CONVERSATION WITH ZANELE MUHOLI
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Discussion with image projections and musical intervals featuring artist Zanele Muholi, curator Renée Mussai, Professor Hlonipha Mokoena, and guests. An Autograph Traveling Exhibition curated by Renée Mussai. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the Harvard Box Office on the day of the event. INFO: Please contact Gabriella Jones-Monserrate, Program Director at the Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, at gjonesmonserrate@fas.harvard.edu. Phone: 617-496-5777.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:15
Faculty Room, University Hall
Christopher Colby, trombone (piano tbd) Senior Thesis Recital. Concert will conclude by 1:00pm. Free and open to all.

Friday-Saturday February 7-8, 2020
Room 9, Music Building
Harvard University Graduate Music Forum
Conference: Keynote address by Lester Hu (UC Berkeley): “Why the Chinese Hated Harmony, 1754-1781: Towards a Comparative Musicology from the Margins.” Roundtable speakers include Hu, Kate van Orden, Virginia Danielson, and Alexander Rehding. Concert at 7:30pm in Holden Chapel. Details at https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/graduatemusicforum/conferences
Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Holden Chapel
Faculty Recital: Jessica Bodner, viola; Andrea Lam, piano
Hindemith Sontag for Viola and Piano (1939);Pintscher In Nomine for Solo Viola; Shostakovich Somata for Viola and Piano. Free and open to the public!

Friday, February 21 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society
Junior Parents Weekend Concert. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Saturday, February 22 at 8:00pm  
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music
New works by Harvard composers featuring Schallfeld Ensemble. The ensemble was founded in 2013 by alumni of Klangforum Wien and composition students of Kunstuniversität Graz. It currently consists of musicians from 8 nationalities and reflects the diversity and different interests of its members in its artistic direction. Free and open to the public. . HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund

Tuesday, February 25 at 3:15pm
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Elizabeth Margulis, Princeton University: "Musical Listening Between Science and the Humanities."
Free and open to the public.

Friday, February 28 at 8:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
New works by Harvard undergraduate composers performed by Hub New Music (flute, clarinet, violin, and cello).
Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 1 at 11:00am
Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Pedro Memelsdorff directs the University Choir in Messe en cantiques. A reconstruction of a mass as it would have been sung by enslaved Africans in colonial French Guiana. 
Open rehearsal Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4:30pm, w/ Q&A. Memorial Church
Both events are free and open to all.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Esa-Pekka Salonen Homunculus for String Quartet (2007)
Szymanowski String Quartet #2, Opus 56
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Opus 132
Free but tickets required, available beginning February 16 at Harvard Box Office, The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Box Office is open Tues-Sun., 12 - 6. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Beethoven's Birthday Bash
Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for a special concert celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth! Under the direction of Maestro Federico Cortese, HRO will present Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Op. 61 featuring Harvard alum and winner of the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, soloist Stella Chen (stellachen.com). To get tickets or for more information, please visit Harvard’s Box Office (www.tinyurl.com/HROtickets) or contact HRO at hrorchestra@gmail.com. $20 adults/Free under 18.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:15pm
Faculty Room, University Hall
Eloise Hodges, violin (piano tbd). Free and open to all. Concert will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Concert
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Remembering Mario Davidovsky
Join us as we rmeember a remarkable man with words and music. Everyone is invited.

Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28

CANCELED

CGIS, 1727 Cambridge Street
Mukaddas Mijit: Uyghur music and dance events
Free and open to all.

Tuesday, March 24 at 3:15pm

POSTPONED

Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Bonnie Gordon, University of Virginia. Timbres of the Torrid: The Castrato’s Vocal Migration.
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:15pm

POSTPONED

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Louis C. Elson Lecture
Wadada Leo Smith
Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser
Wadada Leo Smith Create: its Philosophy and Practice, with performances by Mr. Smith, trumpet; Vijay Iyer, piano & electronics, Andrew Cyrille, drums.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Friday, April 3, 2020

CANCELED

JAZZ BANDS: Spring Jazz Master in Residence w/ Harvard Jazz Bands. Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, 2020

POSTPONED

Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, doors at 8:30, show at 9pm
Fromm Players at Harvard curated by Vijay Iyer
Black Speculative Musicalities
Symposium & Concerts. Friday, April 3.Yvette Janine Jackson: The Radio Opera Workshop
w/Esperanza Spalding, double bass; Rajna Swaminathan, mrudangam; Davidndar Singh, bass clarinet, bari sax; Taiga Ultan, flute, bass flute; Tia Fuller, alto sax; Judith Hamann, cello. Meshell Ndegeocello w/ Chris Bruce, guitar; Jebin Bruni, keys; Abraham Rounds, drums.
Saturday, April 4: Val Jeanty Trio; Imani Uzuri: Conjure Woman; Roscoe Mitchell Quartet
Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones, flutes, percussion; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Junius Paul, bass; Vincent Davis, drums. ONLINE TIX HERE
SYMPOSIUM (10:30-4)
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Conversations with Saidiya Hartman, Shana Redmond, Greg Tate, Braxton Shelley, Vijay Iyer and others.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00pm

CANCELED

Sanders Theatre
Radcliffe Choral Society w/Parker Quartet.
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12:15pm

CANCELED

Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Artists to be named.
Free and open to all; concert concludes by 1:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 14 at 12:15pm

CANCELED

Faculty Room, University Hall
Dean's Noontime Concert
Parker Quartet
Free and open to all. The concert will conclude by 1:00 pm. 

Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm

CANCELED

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Blodgett Chamber Music Series
Parker Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.33 No.2 "The Joke"
Lutoslawski: String Quartet
Dvorak: Piano Quintet #2 in A Major, Opus 81 (with winner of PQ Guest Artist Award)
Free but tickets required, available beginning April 3 at Harvard Box Office, The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Box Office is open Tues-Sun., 12 - 6. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders. Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets in Cambridge.

Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm

CANCELED

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Spring Concert
Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for a special concert welcoming the Harvard class of 2024! Under the direction of Maestro Federico Cortese, HRO will be presenting Debussy’s Nuages and Fêtes (from Three Nocturnes), Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. To get tickets or for more information, please visit Harvard’s Box Office (www.tinyurl.com/HROtickets) or contact HRO at hrorchestra@gmail.com. $20 adult/Free under 18.

Tuesday, April 21, 2019

POSTPONED
Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Alisha Jones, Indiana University. "Even The Delectable Negro Has Soul: Investigating an Unappetizing Crossroads of Consumption in the Case for an African American Gastromusicology.”
Free and open to the public.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2019

POSTPONED

Davison Room, Loeb Music Library
Barwick Colloquium Series
Ashon Crawley, University of Virginia. "From the Mississippi Delta to Chicago: Tracking Johnny's Hammond Organ Sound." Free and open to the public.  

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00pm
Contact the OFA for updates.
Sanders Theatre
Harvard Choruses ArtsFirst performance.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:15pm

CANCELED

Faculty Room, University Hall
University Hall Recital Series
Artists to be named.
Free and open to all; concert concludes by 1:00 pm.

Friday, May 8, 2020
ArtLab, Allston
Contact the ARtLab for updates on cancelation.
Dissertation performance: Max Murray, composer.
Free and open to all.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00pm

CANCELED


Sanders Theatre
An all Beethoven performance in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus will present Beethoven's Mass in C Major, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Elegaic Song, and the Choral Fantasy with professional orchestra.
Tix at Harvard Box Office.

Saturday, May 16 at 8:00pm  

CANCELED

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard Group for New Music
New works by Harvard composers featuring Wet Ink Ensemble. Named “The Best Classical Music Ensemble of 2018” by The New York Times, ensemble is a collective of composers, performers and improvisers dedicated to adventurous musicmaking.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required. HGNM concerts are supported by the Anthony R. Riola, II Fund