Music

2015 Nov 21

Harvard Night at the Symphony (Freshmen Only)

6:30pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

Symphony Hall, Boston

Symphony HallFreshmen Only: You Are Cordially Invited to “Harvard Night at the Symphony”
ADMISSION FREE AND LIMITED TO 50 FRESHMEN. Sign up for Freshman who did not attend the previous “Harvard Night at the Symphony” begins on Thursday, November 12 at 2 PM. Remaining tickets will be distributed to freshmen who did attend previously beginning on Tuesday, November 17 at 2 PM. Sign up in person at the Office for the Arts, 74 Mt. Auburn St. (at Holyoke St.)

This series of free field trips throughout the academic year to attend concerts by the acclaimed Boston Symphony Orchestra at historic Symphony Hall is co-sponsored by the Freshman Dean’s Office “Through the Gates” program and the Office for the Arts at Harvard. Round-trip bus transportation will be provided, and the evening includes a pre-concert reception hosted by a BSO musician.

November 21 Concert: works by J.S. Bach, Berg and Shostakovich, featuring Andris Nelsons, conductor, and Isabelle Faust, violin.

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2020 Jul 09

Promoting Diversity in Classical Music: A Panel Discussion

7:00pm

Location: 

Zoom
Classical music has long excluded and marginalized musicians and composers of color, especially members of the Black community. The Bach Society Orchestra at Harvard, a student-run ensemble committed to performing music by composers of diverse backgrounds, is presenting a panel discussion on issues of race in classical music, focusing on how performing arts... Read more about Promoting Diversity in Classical Music: A Panel Discussion
2020 May 01

Semiel in Eden

7:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
SemielInEdenA new student oratorio based on Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. Music and libretto by Branch Freeman '20. Conducted by Soren Nyhus '22. Free and open to the public. For additional information, click here. Read more about Semiel in Eden
2020 Mar 04

Dunster House Library Concert Series: Beethoven's Birthday Bash!

7:30pm

Location: 

Dunster House Library, 34 Cowperthwaite Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
BeethovenBdayBashDunster House Library Concert Series, in collaboration with the Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents: Beethoven's Birthday Bash! A celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday, featuring his signature works and the world-acclaimed Horszowski Trio. Free and open to the public (tickets required). For tickets and... Read more about Dunster House Library Concert Series: Beethoven's Birthday Bash!
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

2020 Mar 01

Messe en Cantiques: University Choir

11:00am

Location: 

Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
MesseEnCantiquesPedro Memelsdorff directs The University Choir in Messe en cantiques, a reconstruction of a mass as it would have been sung by enslaved Africans in colonial French Guiana. With Christoph Wolff, Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Free and open to the public (performance is part of regular Sunday Service). For... Read more about Messe en Cantiques: University Choir
2020 Feb 27

Messe: Open Rehearsal and Q&A

4:30pm

Location: 

Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
MesseEnCantiquesPedro Memelsdorff directs the University Choir in an open rehearsal of Messe en cantiques, a reconstruction of a mass as it would have been sung by enslaved Africans in colonial French Guiana. Preceded by question and answer session with Memelsdorff and Professor Kate van Orden. Free and open to the public.... Read more about Messe: Open Rehearsal and Q&A
2020 Feb 29

The Bach Society Orchestra Presents: Bach, Bryan, Brahms

8:00pm

Location: 

Paine Concert Hall, 3 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

BachSOThe Bach Society Orchestra presents its third concert of the year under the directorship of Reuben Stern '20, featuring Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 conducted by Manuel Abecasis '21, the world premiere of Courtney Bryan's Shedding Skin for orchestra, and Brahms' Double Concerto for...

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2020 May 14

[POSTPONED] Molly Pope, A Gay Man, and a Piano

8:00pm

Location: 

OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
MollyGayPianoAfter a lifetime overthinking every second of every day, cabarettist Molly Pope sets out to find the one thing that has always escaped her: a good time. Armed with the two things absolutely necessary for a good time—a gay man and a piano—she indulges in a set of songs she’s always wanted to tackle, but never found a good... Read more about [POSTPONED] Molly Pope, A Gay Man, and a Piano

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