Events

    2018 Feb 21

    LITTLE TINY WALLS: Arturo O’Farrill at Harvard

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    OBERON, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge

    Arturo O'Farrill. Photo credit: Laura MarieArturo O’Farrill, the six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, educator and founder and artistic director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, visits Harvard to workshop his latest project Little Tiny Walls. A panel discussion with O’Farrill, Cornel West, Roberto G. Gonzales and other will follow -- on how art and politics interact around issues of immigration policy, identity and the undocumented in America.

    Presented by: Learning from Performers, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership... Read more about LITTLE TINY WALLS: Arturo O’Farrill at Harvard

    2018 Jan 25

    A master class with STEFAN JACKIW ‘07 and Harvard student trios

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

    Stefan Jackiw ‘07

    Special ticket offer from Celebrity Series for students for the Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw concert January 26 at Jordan Hall: http://bit.ly/2BpXSIH

    Special $40 ticket offer from Celebrity Series for Faculty/Staff for the Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw concert January 26 at Jordan Hall: http://bit.ly/2n9mY9o

     

    Violinist and Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts recipient Stefan Jackiw ‘07 will present a master class featuring three Harvard student trios. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, pianist Jeremy Denk will not be able to participate in today's master class.

    Presented by: Learning from Performers and the Celebrity Series of Boston... Read more about A master class with STEFAN JACKIW ‘07 and Harvard student trios

    2017 Nov 30

    a master class with KAITLIN HOPKINS and PAIGE PRICE

    3:00pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Winthrop House Junior Common Room

    Broadway performer Paige Price
    Paige Price
    Broadway and TV/screen performer Kaitlin Hopkins
    Kaitlin Hopkins
    Harvard student actors, affiliates and the public are invited to engage with industry professionals Kaitlin Hopkins and Paige Price in a daylong residency on Nov. 30 which includes a master class with 10 musical theater students, a primer on wellness practices and a Q&A on the “Biz of the Biz.” Accompaniment by Liz Kantor ‘18. Reception to follow.

    Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard Office for Career Services and the Office for the Arts Learning from Performers Program
    Admission: Free and open to all
    Read In your corner, an interview with Hopkins and Price on the Harvard Arts Blog... Read more about a master class with KAITLIN HOPKINS and PAIGE PRICE

    2017 Nov 15

    Audition for a master class with Paige Price and Kaitlin Hopkins

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Office for the Arts Common Room, 74 Mt Auburn St.

    Broadway performer Paige PriceBroadway and TV/screen performer Kaitlin HopkinsHarvard student actors are invited to audition for a master class with industry professionals Kaitlin Hopkins and Paige Price on Nov. 30.

    Audition open to Harvard students only: Wednesday, November 15, 6-9 p.m. Please bring two 16-32 bar cuts. Sign up via this link
    Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard Office for Career Services and the Office for the Arts Learning from Performers Program
    Master class will be held on Nov. 30.
    More information... Read more about Audition for a master class with Paige Price and Kaitlin Hopkins

    2017 Nov 08

    A conversation and clinic with Jeff “Tain” Watts, moderated by Bill Zildjian

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Leverett House Library Theater, 11 Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe Streets)

    drummer, composer and Grammy Award-winner Jeff “Tain” WattsA conversation and clinic with drummer, composer and Grammy Award-winner Jeff “Tain” Watts, moderated by Bill Zildjian, with live music provided by Harvard student jazz musicians.

    Presented by: Learning from Performers... Read more about A conversation and clinic with Jeff “Tain” Watts, moderated by Bill Zildjian

    2017 Nov 03

    Post-performance discussion with Hanane Hajj-Ali, playwright of JOGGING

    9:00pm

    Location: 

    Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St

    Hanane Hajj AliOn her daily jogging route through Beirut, Lebanon, playwright, actor and cultural activist Hanane Hajj Ali began to take notes. She started jogging as exercise – to avoid stress and fend off osteoporosis. Along the way, she began to see the streets of her city with new eyes. As she considered the city’s history of building and destruction through war, she thought about her roles of woman, wife and mother. She examined her dreams and desires. And she thought about Medea. 

    Presented by: Learning from Performers program, in partnership with Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club and in collaboration with Harvard University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations... Read more about Post-performance discussion with Hanane Hajj-Ali, playwright of JOGGING

    2017 Nov 02

    LFP Conversation with Hanane Hajj Ali

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St.

    Hanane Hajj-Ali. PHOTO: Nora AwsabeOn her daily jogging route through Beirut, Lebanon, playwright, actor and cultural activist Hanane Hajj Ali began to take notes. She started jogging as exercise – to avoid stress and fend off osteoporosis. Along the way, she began to see the streets of her city with new eyes. As she considered the city’s history of building and destruction through war, she thought about her roles of woman, wife and mother. She examined her dreams and desires. And she thought about Medea. 

    Presented by: Learning from Performers program, in partnership with Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club and in collaboration with Harvard University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations... Read more about LFP Conversation with Hanane Hajj Ali

    2017 Oct 25

    A conversation and visual journey with muralist Paul Deo

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Leverett House Library Theater, 28 Dewolfe St.

    muralist Paul DeoDuring his visit on October 25, Paul Deo will talk about the history of murals and present his work during a jointly hosted LFP and Harvard Ed Portal conversation that is open to everyone. The event will be moderated by local artist and Harvard University Extension School student Charity Everett

    Presented by: Learning From Performers... Read more about A conversation and visual journey with muralist Paul Deo

    2017 Oct 20

    Fall 2017 Beatboxing Residency: screening of film AMERICAN BEATBOXER

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    American BeatboxerThe Office for the Arts at Harvard Learning from Performers program and the Harvard Ed Portal  are proud to present a screening of American Beatboxer followed by a discussion with producer Rich McKeown and executive producer and beatboxer Chesney Snow, moderated by Martha Diaz. More information
    ... Read more about Fall 2017 Beatboxing Residency: screening of film AMERICAN BEATBOXER

    2017 Oct 20

    Fall 2017 Beatboxing Residency: Conversation and pizza lunch with Chesney Snow

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Office for the Arts at Harvard, 74 Mt. Auburn Street

    Chesney SnowPresented by: Learning From Performers, Harvard Ed Portal and Northeastern Crossing
    Admission: Open to Harvard undergrads only. Seating is limited to 18. Registration required; register here.
    Fall 2017 Beatboxing Residency at Harvard runs Oct. 19-21 More information... Read more about Fall 2017 Beatboxing Residency: Conversation and pizza lunch with Chesney Snow

    2017 Sep 27

    Writing workshop and conversation with playwright JACLYN BACKHAUS

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

    Jaclyn BackhausPresented by: Learning From Performers in partnership with the Theater, Dance & Media Concentration, Harvard College Women's Center, Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston
    Admission: Free and open to the public; seating first come, first served, subject to venue capacity.

    Harvard affiliates and the public are invited to attend a playwriting workshop and conversation with playwright Jaclyn Backhaus. Her 90-minute play Men on Boats captures both the past and our own times with a dramatic re-visioning of the 1869 Powell Expedition on the Colorado River.... Read more about Writing workshop and conversation with playwright JACLYN BACKHAUS

    2017 Sep 23

    A Woman in Finance: Carla Harris '84, HBS '87, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

    11:30am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center, Thompson Room, 12 Quincy St.

    Carla Harris '84, MBA '87Accomplished banker and leader at Morgan Stanley, author and gospel singer, Carla Harris will discuss her trials and triumphs in her corporate journey as well as how the arts, giving back and honoring female friendships played a primary role in her success and life. The discussion will be moderated by Anne Ackerley ‘84, HBS ’88, managing director at BlackRock.

    Presented by: Learning from Performers, Office of Career Services and Harvard Alumni Affairs and Development
    For Harvard undergraduates only. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND
    PIZZA WILL BE SERVED

    ... Read more about A Woman in Finance: Carla Harris '84, HBS '87, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

    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.... Read more about Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Actor JOHN LITHGOW

    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.... Read more about A Conversation with Conductor ANDRIS NELSONS

    2017 Apr 07

    President of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences CHERYL BOONE ISAACS

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    The Charles Hotel Regattabar

    CHERYL BOONE ISAACSPresented by: Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School in association with Learning From Performers
    Admision: Free and open to Harvard affiliates only, reservations required (lunch will be served). RSVP here.

    Harvard affiliates are invited to attend a conversation with Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). During her four years helming the AMPAS, Boone Isaacs has overseen the annual Oscars award ceremony, with active leadership focused not only on increasing diversity among the Academy's membership and governance, but improving industry practices and hiring. Boone Isaacs will discuss her decades-long career in the film industry--from publicity and marketing, to starting her own company--and leadership lessons learned along the way.... Read more about President of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences CHERYL BOONE ISAACS

    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
    Watch the interview with Cassandra Wilson moderated by Eric Jackson, WGBH “Jazz 24/7”
    Read the interview by Cherie Hu ’17 on the Harvard Arts Blog

    “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.... Read more about vocalist/musician CASSANDRA WILSON

    2017 Mar 25

    “Marvi: The Mystic Muse” film screening and discussion

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Pakistani singer Sanam MarviPresented by: Harvard Ed Portal, Celebrity Series of Boston, Harvard South Asia Institute, World Music/CRASHarts and Learning From Performers
    Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVPs required.
    Location map

    The award-winning film Marvi: The Mystic Muse explores Pakistani singer Sanam Marvi’s search for her own roots across Pakistan and her journey with Sufism. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Tanya Panjwani and Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University. This event is held in conjunction with Sanam Marvi's concert on Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 pm at Sanders Theatre, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston and World Music/CRASHarts. For more information about the concert and tickets, visit the Celebrity Series website.... Read more about “Marvi: The Mystic Muse” film screening and discussion

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