Learning from Performers

  • 2017 Apr 05

    vocalist/musician CASSANDRA WILSON

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Leverett Old Library, McKinlock Hall, 11 Mill St. (between Plympton Street and DeWolfe Street)

    Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi who incorporates blues, country and folk music into her work.Presented by: Learning From Performers
    Admission: Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
    Venue: Leverett House Library Theatre

    “A singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” (Gary Giddins), Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi who incorporates blues, country and folk music into her work. Designated a Jazz Master in Residence at Harvard, she will discuss her career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African and African American Music. Wilson will also appear in concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands on Saturday, April 8 at 8 pm, Sanders Theatre; for tickets and other information, visit the Harvard Box Office website.

  • 2017 Apr 11

    A Conversation with Conductor ANDRIS NELSONS

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    Paine Hall, Music Building, 3 Oxford St.

    Presented by: Learning From Performers
    Admission: Free: No Tickets Required

    Conductor Andris Nelsons, appointed in 2014 as the fifteenth Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), will participate in a panel discussion also featuring BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe and Artistic Administrator and Director of Tanglewood Anthony Fogg, as well as Federico Cortese, Music Director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and moderator Anne Shreffler, Professor of Music at Harvard. The panelists will engage in a far-ranging discussion of the BSO’s history and legacy, while considering the future of the institution and its influence on the world’s musical stage, focusing on current goals and initiatives for the orchestra; developing new audiences for classical, modern and contemporary music; curatorial considerations in shaping a season’s repertoire; connecting with Boston's music and broader arts community; and other topics.

  • 2017 Apr 27

    Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Actor JOHN LITHGOW

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Loeb Drama Center Main Stage, 64 Brattle St.

    John Lithgow announced as 2017 Harvard Arts Medal Recipient
    Presented by: Learning From Performers
    ADMISSION: Free, tickets required.
    How to get tickets: Available in person at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge, online, or by calling 617.496.2222 (online and phone ticket orders subject to service fees). Ticket distribution for Harvard affiliates (2 per person, with valid ID) begins Tuesday, April 18; ticket distribution for the public (2 per person) begins Thursday, April 20. Some remaining tickets may be available at the door one hour prior to event start time.


    Award-winning actor John Lithgow ’67 ArD ’05 is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Harvard University Board of Overseers in association with the American Repertory Theater. It will include a discussion with Lithgow moderated by President Faust. This is the opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts celebrating its 25th anniversary April 27-30.