Visiting Artists

2016 Nov 21

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ian M. Petrie

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us for a lecture from emerging talent Ian M. Petrie who is currently the Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA.

Petrie's exquisite illustrative and narrative ceramics turn utilitarian ware on it's head. Petrie is an artist hell-bent on the synthesis of ceramics (or: “pottery") and sequential art (or: “comics”) and will discuss how he achieves this in his contemporary ceramic work.

This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email kking@fas.harvard.edu.

2017 Feb 11

Visiting Artist Workshop with Michael Kline

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

North Carolina master potter, Michael Kline, will demonstrate his beautifully thrown multi-part pots, handled bowls, jug forms and a cut-edge plate. Surface demonstrations will include brush-work with pigmented wax resist and slip-inlay techniques. Participants will enjoy a hands-on exercise on brush work. The day will include an hour for lunch (pot-luck) with a slide presentation on the Kline's work, his studio and kilns in North Carolina as well as his use of social media as a contemporary potter.

2016 Nov 09

Celebrating Randy Weston's Archive at Havard

7:00pm

Location: 

Agassiz Theatre, 5 James St.

Presented by: Hutchins Jazz Research Initiative, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard Office for the Arts's Learning From Performers Program, and Harvard College Library
Tickets: Admission is free, tickets required. 2 tickets per person, valid until 6:45PM. 
How to get tickets: Available through The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222 beginning October 26.

Come celebrate the university’s acquisition of pianist and composer Randy Weston's historic archive of papers, scores, recordings, and photographs. Beginning with highlights from the collection, a conversation and with Randy Weston and historian Robin D. G. Kelly, and ending with a performance by Weston and his African Rhythms Quintet, the event will provide a window into his rich life and career.

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By Jasmin Stephens ‘20

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.

2016 Nov 18

a master class with soprano SHEREZADE PANTHAKI

3:00pm

Location: 

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.

2016 Nov 09

Panel discussion: “Future Instruments: What Will Musicians Be Playing in the Coming Decades?”

7:00pm

Location: 

Berklee College of Music, 22 The Fenway, Room 112

"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

Beginning with historical aspects of electronic music technology, this panel of inventors, musicians, composers and/or engineers will discuss the many future directions of musical instrumentation. The event will also include demonstrations of instruments currently in development and their applications for music-making in the coming decades. 

2016 Nov 17

Visiting Artist Lecture with Peter Christian Johnson

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Peter Christian Johnson's work explores transformation using the kiln as a vehicle for deconstruction. The porcelain grid systems become an architecture over which to stretch a fluid skin that warps or collapses the structures under the strain of the firing. They expose the relationship between soft and hard, the fluidity of a membrane, and the moment of intersection between these contrasting elements. They pair labored construction with unpredictability, and capture the entropy embodied in the process.

This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email kking@fas.harvard.edu.

2016 Nov 07

The Creative Class: Conductor GUSTAVO DUDAMEL in Conversation with DEBORAH BORDA, President and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic

4:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and the Office for the Arts at Harvard's Learning From Performers Program
Tickets: Admission free; tickets required, limit two tickets per person. Available through the Harvard Box Office, beginning November 1 for Harvard students and affiliates in person or by phone; and November 3 for the general public in person, by phone, or online.
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda are widely credited with leading the most successful symphonic organization in the country, designing a forward-thinking and innovative approach to shaping the role of orchestras in the 21st century. They will discuss the many aspects of their work together, which includes running the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema music education program promoting social development for children and teens. The event will also feature a performance by the Longy School of Music’s Sistema Side by Side Orchestra—composed of student musicians from El Sistema programs across Massachusetts—conducted by Maestro Dudamel. 

2016 Nov 03

A Conversation with singer-pianist DENA DEROSE

4:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity
Related event: Nov. 5, 8 PM: Celebrating Women in Jazz: Dena DeRose in Concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands

Dena DeRose, “the most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn” (Joel Siegel, Washington City Paper), will be in residence at Harvard University October 30-November 5, 2016, sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and Harvard Jazz Bands (Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors).

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