Events

    2020 Apr 30

    POSTPONED 2020 Harvard Arts Medal: Rubén Blades ’85 HLS

    5:30pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street

    Harvard University to honor musician Rubén Blades LL.M. ’85 

    Rubén Blades
    Rubén Blades
    THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021. 

    Musician, actor and politician Rubén Blades LL.M. ‘85 is the recipient of the 2020 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Larry Bacow at a ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 5:30 pm at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge.... Read more about POSTPONED 2020 Harvard Arts Medal: Rubén Blades ’85 HLS

    2019 Oct 06

    Boston Conservatory Orchestra featuring guest artist Mason Bates Boston Conservatory Orchestra featuring guest artist Mason Bates

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre - 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

    Boston Conservatory at Berklee is internationally recognized as an innovative leader among conservatory programs, focused on elevating and celebrating every aspect of the performing arts. The institution has established itself as an important voice in the movement to make all forms of performing arts a more visible and valued dimension of communities here and abroad.

    Boston Conservatory Orchestra - October 6, 2019   3:00pm ...

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    2019 May 11

    Franz Joseph Hadyn: An Arcadian Experience ‘The Seasons’

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theater, Memorial Hall Complex, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    SeasonsThis work is based on a translation of the poem "The Seasons" written by the Scottish writer James Thomson. The piece is an illustration of Haydn's perception of man and nature in ‘modern’ times and the work makes his views explicit. The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus... Read more about Franz Joseph Hadyn: An Arcadian Experience ‘The Seasons’
    2018 Dec 01

    An Evening of French Music: Faure’s Requiem & Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre
    Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
    Tickets: Tickets Required

    Faure encapsulated his Requiem and Gounod’s music when he said “It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see... Read more about An Evening of French Music: Faure’s Requiem & Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass
    2018 Sep 25

    Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with musician David Crosby

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    David Crosby
    David Crosby Photo: Anna Webber
    Join the legendary musician David Crosby in discussion forum with a group of Harvard student musicians and poets curated by host Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard, followed by a conversation between Crosby and Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music at Harvard. The event, which is funded with support from the Kayden Artist in Residence Fund, is free and open to the public.... Read more about Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with musician David Crosby
    2018 Apr 26

    2018 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Writer COLSON WHITEHEAD '91

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    Colson Whitehead
    Writer Colson Whitehead '91 Photo: Madeline Whitehead
    Presented By Office for the Arts and the Harvard Board of Overseers

    Author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead ‘91 is the recipient of the 2018 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. The ceremony, which is presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, is the official opening of ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts. The medal ceremony includes a discussion with Whitehead moderated by actor John Lithgow ’67, Art.D ‘05.... Read more about 2018 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Writer COLSON WHITEHEAD '91

    2018 Mar 12

    Longy's 2018 Gala Celebration: Sistema Side by Side Ensembles

    6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    Longy's Sistema Side by Side Ensembles will celebrate their 5th anniversary with a performance in Sanders Theatre, followed by a celebratory dinner in Annenberg Hall. See talented young musicians perform alongside Longy conservatory students and Thomas Wilkins, Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Music Director of the Omaha Symphony, and the Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.              ...

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    2017 Nov 15

    Master Class & Open Rehearsals with Maasaki Suzuki, Japanese organist, harpsichordist and conductor

    Wed - Fri, Nov 15 to Nov 17, 4:15pm - 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre & The Memorial Church

    The public is invited to these three free events with Maasaki Suzuki, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Scholar Residency and award-winning Japanese organist, harpsichordist, and conductor

     

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    2017 Apr 28

    A Celebration of Harvard Artists

    8:30pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    A Celebration of Harvard Artists
    Friday, April 28, 8:30 PM
    Sanders Theatre
    Sold out. Some tickets will be available at Sanders Theatre the evening of the performance at 7:30 pm, one hour prior to curtain time.  First come, first served.

    Join us for a festive evening of dance, music, spoken word, drama and film directed by Diane Paulus '88 and honoring the talents cultivated at Harvard and their continuing journeys, featuring actors Courtney Vance ‘82 and Elizabeth Leimkuhler...

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    2017 Apr 08

    Women in Jazz: Celebrating Cassandra Wilson

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

    Presented by: Office for the Arts and the Harvard Jazz Bands
    Tickets: Full Price: $15.00; Students & Seniors (65+): $8.00; Outings & Innings: $10 with Harvard ID.
    How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

    A concert featuring Cassandra Wilson, the 2017 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence, with the Harvard Jazz Bands. Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors.

    Named the 2017 Jazz Master in Residence at Harvard University, Cassandra Wilson began...

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    2017 Jan 31

    Presidential Panel-The Future of News: Journalism in a Post-Truth Era

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    Presented by: Office of the President
    Tickets: Admission is free. No tickets required. Harvard ID Only. Event entry is first-come, first-served at the door pending space availability. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
    How to get tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required

    The future of news—and the erosion of trust in facts—has been much debated here at Harvard and beyond. Please join President Faust in Sanders Theatre on Tuesday, January 31, at 4:00 p.m., to hear from experts who are approaching the issues from a range...

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    2016 Dec 01

    First Nights Premiere

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    Presented by: Gen Ed Program
    Admission: Free and open to the public

    The world premiere of a new work by Matthew Aucoin '12 will be presented on December 1 at 11 a. m. in Sanders Theatre as part of the General Education course A-I 24, “First Nights.”... Read more about First Nights Premiere

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

    2016 Oct 05

    Hauser Forum with Anna Deavere Smith: Radical Hospitality

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
    Tickets: Event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting at noon on Wednesday, September 28, at the Harvard Box Office in Farkas Hall. Tickets will also be available online or by phone (handling fees apply). Limit of four  tickets per person. Tickets valid until 5:45pm.
    How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

    The Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts
    A Lecture/Performance with ...

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