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. Read more about A Conversation with Conductor ANDRIS NELSONS
Classroom 9, Music Building, 3 Oxford St. (North of Harvard Yard)
Presented by: Learning From Performers Admission: Free: No Tickets Require
Soprano Sherezade Panthaki’s international success has been fueled by superbly honed musicianship; “shimmering sensitivity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), “astonishing coloratura with radiant top notes” (Calgary Herald); a vocal color “combining brilliance with a dark, plumlike tone” (The Wall Street Journal); and passionately informed interpretations “mining deep emotion from the subtle shaping of the lines” (The New York Times). An acknowledged star in the early-music field, she has developed strong collaborations with many of the world’s leading interpreters including, among others, Nicholas McGegan, Mark Morris, Simon Carrington and Masaaki Suzuki, with whom she made her New York Philharmonic debut in a program of Bach and Mendelssohn. Panthaki, currently a Christoph Wolff Visiting Performer at the Harvard University Department of Music, will conduct a master class for Harvard undergraduate singers. Read more about a master class with soprano SHEREZADE PANTHAKI
Presented by: Coro Allegro Tickets: Full Price: $65, $45, $25 Senior / Student Discount; $52 for top price, $36 for mid price seat Seniors: $20 for the low price; Student: $15 for low price section How to get tickets:The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Join us as our 25th season celebrations begin! Bach choral settings, joyously radiant and grand, bookend deeply cathartic works by Barber and Gluck, plus Kodaly folk songs and anthems to mark the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising of 1956. Read more about Coro Allegro: Magnificat
Presented by: Kuumba Singers of Harvard College Tickets: Full Price: $10 How to get tickets:The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Body and Soul is a Harvard-Yale talent showcase featuring black performance groups from both Harvard and Yale. Come after the the game to be entertained by song, dance and spoken word performances by students from both the colleges!
"Future Instruments: What Will Musicians Be Playing in the Coming Decades?" Panel discussion with RUSSELL GRAHAM ’95, keyboardist/producer; ROGER LINN, Grammy Award-winning instrument designer; MICHAEL BIERYLO, Chair, Electronic Music Department, Berklee College of Music, and sound designer/producer; PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER, recording and mixing engineer; moderated by DAN FREEMAN ’97 aka CØm1x, producer/bassist and music technologist
Presented by: Learning From Performers Admission: Free, No Tickets Required
Presented by: Leverett House, the Office for the Arts and private benefactors Admission: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
Julia Litborn, violin, Jon Olauson, viola and Johan Moritz, clarinetist, members of the Uppsala University Symphony Chamber Ensemble (and current guests in F Tower), will perform in the JCR with our artist-in-residence, Paul-André Bempéchat, violinist Sean Wang, of the Longy School of Music, and cellist Emmanuel Feldman of the New England Conservatory, in works by Mozart (Kegelstatt Trio), Schumann (Piano Quintet) and Prokofiev (Overture on Hebrew Themes). Read more about Concert: Leverett-Uppsala Music Exchange