Events Calendar

Arts at Harvard

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The Freshman Talent Show at 8:00 PM

Presented by Crimson Key Society
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/1
Freshman Talent Show More Details

Friday 9/05

Harvard Underground at 8:00 PM

Presented by THUD, Harvard College Rap Collective, KeyChange, and Passus
Lowell Lecture Hall
Runs: 9/5
Harvard Underground More Details

Saturday 9/06

Freshman a cappella jam at 8:00 PM

Presented by Crimson Key Society and Freshman Deans Office
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/6
Freshman a cappella jam More Details

Wednesday 9/10

Mikko Nissinen: Master Class at 6:00 PM

Presented by Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Harvard Dance Center
Runs: 9/10
Ballet Master Class with Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. Participants: Intermediate or advanced dance experience required, free, open class. Observers: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration by participants is required. All Dance Program master classes are open to participants 18 years of age and older. More Details

Sunday 9/14

Under Milk Wood: A Centennial Celebration at 7:00 PM

Presented by Poet's Theatre, Inc.
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/14
A star-studded concert performance of Dylan Thomas’ immortal piece about the inhabitants of the tiny Welsh fishing village of Llareggub: Hilarious, moving, and utterly unforgettable. Starring Cherry Jones, Christopher Lydon, Karen MacDonald, Alvin Epstein, Erica Funkhouser, Lloyd Schwartz and others. More Details

Tuesday 9/16

New Voices Lecture with Mitch Shiles at 5:30 PM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 9/16
The “New Voices Lectures” are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art. More Details

Thursday 9/18

Visiting Artist Lecture with Hannah Niswonger at 5:30 PM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 9/18
Boston-area artist Hannah Niswonger creates work that embraces both the sculptural and the utilitarian form, using bright, colorful pattern systems and imagery from the natural and animal world. Hannah will share examples of her work, studio process and her dedication to the Boston area arts community as she prepares for the launch of POW! (Pots on Wheels), a collaborative mobile outreach and gallery project slated to hit the streets later this year. More Details

The 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at 6:00 PM

Presented by Annals of Improbable Research
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/18
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then makes them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. More Details

Friday 9/19

An Evening With Champions at 8:00 PM

Presented by An Evening With Champions
Bright Hockey Center
Runs: 9/19 - 9/20
The 44th annual An Evening with Champions will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The shows, held at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center at 79 North Harvard Street in Allston, will feature world-class skaters performing everything from triple axels to layback spins to support the Jimmy Fund. A silent auction will begin 30 minutes before each show. Skaters TBA. More Details

Clay All Night at 9:00 PM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 9/19
The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, invites all Harvard undergraduates to "Clay All Night," a FREE studio party. Create with clay and enjoy free food, refreshments and music. More Details

Saturday 9/20

An Evening With Champions at 7:00 PM

Presented by An Evening With Champions
Bright Hockey Center
Runs: 9/19 - 9/20
The 44th annual An Evening with Champions will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The shows, held at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center at 79 North Harvard Street in Allston, will feature world-class skaters performing everything from triple axels to layback spins to support the Jimmy Fund. A silent auction will begin 30 minutes before each show. Skaters TBA. More Details

Legends of India: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee at 7:00 PM

Presented by by Shahid Parvez Khan Academy, Learnquest Academy, and The Harvard South Asia Institute
Paine Hall
Runs: 9/20
Ustad Shadhid Parvez Khan and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee Title: Legends of India More Details

Sunday 9/21

Rhiannon Giddens: RESCHEDULED, Date to be Determined at 7:30 PM

Presented by World Music / CRASHarts
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/21
Currently not on sale. Rescheduled, Date to be Determined. While Rhiannon Giddens continues to shine with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which she cofounded in 2005, she still finds time to take on thrilling special projects and solo appearances. For this special concert, she'll be performing with members of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and a wonderful group of special guest musicians to be announced. More Details

Monday 9/22

"20" Questions: William Deresiewicz on Excellent Sheep at 6:00 PM

Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Paine Hall
Runs: 9/22
William Deresiewicz on his new book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. More Details

Tuesday 9/23

Master Class: How to Read a Russian Poem: Osip Mandelstam, "Armed with the Eye of the Arrowing Wasp" at 4:00 PM

Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Barker Center
Runs: 9/23
Featured Speaker: Stephanie Sandler, Ernest E. Monrad Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University More Details

Thursday 9/25

Artist-in-Residence Lecture with Jessica Brandl at 5:30 PM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 9/25
Join us in welcoming our 2014-2015 Ceramics Program Artist-in-Residence, Jessica Brandl to Boston as she shares her work with us. A native Midwesterner, Brandl works in ceramics, drawing and painting and will be teaching “Image on Clay” this Fall at the Ceramics Program. More Details

Friday 9/26

master class with actor/vocalist CAROLEE CARMELLO at 3:00 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Farkas Hall - Studio
Runs: 9/26
Currently playing the role of Mrs. du Maurier in the new musical “Finding Neverland” at the American Repertory Theater, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Carolee Carmello will lead a master class for undergraduate singers. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). This event is presented in collaboration with American Repertory Theater. More Details

New Voices Lecture with Arthur Halvorsen at 5:30 PM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 9/26
The “New Voices Lectures” are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art. More Details

BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet at 8:00 PM

Presented by Music Department
Paine Hall
Runs: 9/26
Blodgett Chamber Music Series The Parker Quartet Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op.76 No.5 Dutilleux Ainsi la nuit Dvorák String Quartet in A Flat Major, Op.105 More Details

Sunday 9/28

Boston Chamber Music Society / Bach and Mendelssohn at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 9/28
Bach - Goldberg Variations (integrated versions for piano and for string trio) and Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49 More Details

Friday 10/03

Brandi Carlile at 8:00 PM

Presented by World Music / CRASHarts
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/3
On Sale at 10am, Friday 15th (online only between 10am-12 noon) *SOLD OUT* More Details

Sunday 10/05

Boston Conservatory Orchestra / Theofanidis, R. Strauss, and Tchaikovsky at 2:00 PM

Presented by Boston Conservatory
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/5
The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs THEOFANIDIS: Rainbow Body; R. STRAUSS: Four Last Songs—featuring Kerry Deal, soprano; and TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5. Bruce Hangen, conductor. More Details

Thursday 10/09

Visiting Artist Workshop with Ben Carter at 10:00 AM

Presented by Ceramics Program
Ceramics Studio
Runs: 10/9
This workshop with Ben Carter focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Workshop participants will learn methods for throwing with less water to create a softer surface and the use of quick manipulations of form for expressive, gestural pots. Surface-design methods will include slip decorating, sgraffito and underglaze painting. More Details

Sunday 10/12

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer at 7:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/12
Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile in a diverse program of mostly original music. More Details

Friday 10/17

Regina Carter's Southern Comfort at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/17
Violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. Her latest project, “Southern Comfort,” features her improvisational virtuosity and the work of multiple arrangers to music suggested by her father’s roots in Alabama. More Details

Thursday 10/23

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Mozart & Rachmaninoff at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/23 - 10/26
Mozart "Overture to Così Fan Tutte"; Mozart "Sinfonia Concertante" Miriam Fried, violin, Kim Kashkashian, viola; Rachmaninoff "Symphony No. 2". Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Friday 10/24

film screening: AMERICAN BEATBOXER with director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow at 5:30 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Askwith Lecture Hall
Runs: 10/24
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of Hip Hop culture, “American Beatboxer” depicts the first ever American Beatbox Championship, held in July 2010 in Brooklyn, New York. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. Contestants of all races and from all over the United States competed in the 2010 Championship, with the film portraying the artistry and dedication of the eight finalists. A post-screening discussion will include director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow. Presented by Learning From Performers, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Hiphop Archive and Research Institute. More Details

Saturday 10/25

Beatboxing workshop with CHESNEY SNOW at 2:00 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, Hutchins Center
Runs: 10/25
Experience the history and art of beatboxing, or vocal percussion—producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice—at this workshop and “beatboxing battle” led by Chesney Snow, an award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, co-sponsored by Harvard’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute. Space is limited; RSVP to Deena Anderson, dmanders@fas.harvard.edu Snow is executive producer of the documentary “American Beatboxer,” which will be screened at Askwith Lecture Hall at the Graduate School of Education on Friday, October 24, at 5:30 pm; admission is free (RSVPs are not required). More Details

Debo Band at 8:00 PM

Presented by Music Department
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/25
Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. More Details

Sunday 10/26

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Mozart & Rachmaninoff at 3:00 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/23 - 10/26
Mozart "Overture to Così Fan Tutte"; Mozart "Sinfonia Concertante" Miriam Fried, violin, Kim Kashkashian, viola; Rachmaninoff "Symphony No. 2". Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Boston Chamber Music Society / Beethoven, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/26
Beethoven - Serenade for String Trio in D major, Op. 8 Schumann - Fantasiestücke for Viola and Piano, Op. 73 Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 More Details

Thursday 10/30

master class with pianist JONATHAN BISS at 3:00 PM

Presented by Learning From Performers
Kirkland JCR
Runs: 10/30
A pianist the New Yorker has described as “playing with unerring sophistication,” Jonathan Bliss will lead a master class for undergraduate musicians. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). Presented in association with the Harvard Piano Society. More Details

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 10/30
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music that is unique yet familiar in texture. More Details

Sunday 11/02

BLODGETT CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Parker Quartet at 3:00 PM

Presented by Music Department
Paine Hall
Runs: 11/2
Blodgett Chamber Music Series 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” More Details

Sunday 11/09

Boston Conservatory Orchestra / Danielpour, Mozart, Verdi, and Gershwin/Bennett at 2:00 PM

Presented by Boston Conservatory
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/9
The Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs DANIELPOUR: The Awakening Heart; MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K.466—featuring Ya-Fei Chuang, piano; VERDI: "Prelude" to Act I of La Traviata; and GERSHWIN/BENNETT: Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture. Bruce Hangen, conductor. More Details

Thursday 11/13

Rosanne Cash at 8:00 PM

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/13
Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash celebrates her acclaimed new album, The River & the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. More Details

Thursday 11/20

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Sibelius & Brahms at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/20 - 11/23
Sibelius "Finlandia"; Sibelius "The Swan of Tuonela", Peggy Pearson, english horn; Sibelius "Symphony No. 7 "; Brahms "Piano Concerto No. 2", HaeSun Paik, piano. Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Sunday 11/23

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra / Sibelius & Brahms at 3:00 PM

Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/20 - 11/23
Sibelius "Finlandia"; Sibelius "The Swan of Tuonela", Peggy Pearson, english horn; Sibelius "Symphony No. 7 "; Brahms "Piano Concerto No. 2", HaeSun Paik, piano. Benjamin Zander, conductor. More Details

Boston Chamber Music Society / Brahms at 7:30 PM

Presented by Boston Chamber Music Society
Sanders Theatre
Runs: 11/23
Brahms - Sonata for Piano and Cello in F major, Op. 99 Brahms - Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major, Op. 100 Brahms - Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101 More Details