New Directors for Jazz, Band and Wind Ensemble

Yosvany TerryOFA News: Yosvany Terry appointed Director of Jazz Ensembles and Visiting Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University; Mark Olson appointed Director of Harvard’s Band and Wind Ensemble.

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Jan 20

actor, writer, producer AMY BRENNEMAN: “Plugging Into Good Stuff and Letting Go of Noise: Some Tips for Staying Sane in a Show Business Life”

4:00pm to 5:30pm



Amy Brenneman '86Presented by: Office for the Arts in association with the Harvard Alumni Association
Registration required. Register on the Wintersession registration page.
Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public.

Amy Brenneman ’86 is an actor, writer and producer whose credits include the ABC police drama series “NYPD Blue” (1993-94), for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards, and the CBS series “Judging Amy” (1999-2005); currently she is starring in the HBO series “The Leftovers.” Her recent film credits include “Things You Can Tell By Just Looking at Her” (2000) and “The Jane Austen Book Club” (2007). During this talk/Q&A Brenneman will discuss balancing career and personal life, and managing the ups and downs of working in the entertainment industry.

Jan 21

a conversation with composer JEANINE TESORI



Holden Chapel

Jeanine TesoriPresented by: Learning From Performers
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Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public.

Jeanine Tesori is the 2015 Tony Award-winning composer of “Fun Home” (which also won a Tony for Best Musical), as well as the musicals “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2002), “Caroline, or Change” (2004) and “Violet” (1997), which was nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding New Musical, and won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and a Special Obie Citation for Tesori’s music. Tesori will discuss her career during this conversation/Q&A presented by OFA Leaning From Performers in association with Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage Company, which is presenting “Violet” January 9-February 6 at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End.

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