Music

2016 Sep 25

Boston Chamber Music Society / Beethoven, Adés, and Schumann

7:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Chamber Music Society
Tickets: Full Price: $57, $46, $35, $24 Students: $8; Seniors & WGBH members: $4 Off; Harvard Outings & Innings: $6 Off; Student Rush: $5 (starts 90 minutes prior to concert, based on availability).
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”; Thomas Adés, Catch for Clarinet and Piano Trio (1991); Robert Schumann, Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano

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2016 Sep 28

Marian Anderson and the Desegregation of the American Concert Stage

4:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public; registration requested. Walk-in attendees on the day of the event welcome depending on venue capacity. Check the Radcliffe Institute website for further event information.

Lecture by Carol J. Oja, 2016–2017 Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute and the William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University.  Read more about Marian Anderson and the Desegregation of the American Concert Stage

2016 Oct 29

The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 06 2016 except Mon Oct 31 2016, Tue Nov 01 2016, Wed Nov 02 2016, Thu Nov 03 2016, Fri Nov 04 2016.
2:00pm

2:00pm
2:00pm
2:00pm

Location: 

Agassiz Theatre

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Tickets: Full Price: $15.00; Students, $10.00, Seniors (65+): $10.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 10/28-30 & 11/3-6

The most popular of all Gilbert and Sullivan's works during its time, The Harvard Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players are pleased to bring you, The Mikado, or the Town of Titipu. The operetta displays both

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2016 Oct 28

The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu

Repeats every day until Sat Nov 05 2016 except Sun Oct 30 2016, Mon Oct 31 2016, Tue Nov 01 2016, Wed Nov 02 2016.
8:00pm

8:00pm
8:00pm
8:00pm
8:00pm

Location: 

Agassiz Theatre

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Tickets: Full Price: $15.00; Students, $10.00, Seniors (65+): $10.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 10/28-30 & 11/3-6

The most popular of all Gilbert and Sullivan's works during its time, The Harvard Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players are pleased to bring you, The Mikado, or the Town of Titipu. The operetta displays both writers at their peak of

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2017 Feb 23

BPO Concert 3: Beethoven / Bruckner

7:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets: Full Price: $74, $54, $37, $15 Students: $10 tickets in $37/$15 sections Student/ Senior Rush: $10 beginning at 6pm day of concert, based on availability
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 2/23/2017 through 2/26/2017

Uncharacteristically for the BPO, it is not until the third program of the season that we encounter any German music. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is a piece that the orchestra has never performed before, and the reason is simple. It is a piece that has to be held in reserve until exactly the right trio of performers is available to play it. And that is exactly what has happened. Read more about BPO Concert 3: Beethoven / Bruckner

2017 Feb 12

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Gandolfi / Strauss

3:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets: See Additional Information; Harvard students may receive 1 FREE ticket per student ID while tickets are available. Pick up your ticket in person at the Harvard Box Office (Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St.) anytime before the performance or beginning 2 hours before the performance at the Sanders Theatre Box Office.
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-222

Every couple of years the BPYO holds a competition for its players. An amazing number of young players from the orchestra come forward, auditioning with the hardest concertos written for their instruments, and the level of playing is phenomenal. Read more about Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Gandolfi / Strauss

2016 Nov 20

BPO Concert 2: Debussy / Dutilleux / Walton / Elgar

3:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets: See Additional Information
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 11/17/2016 through 11/20/2016

For the second program of the season we move west, from Russia to France and England. And with the move come very different sound worlds and aesthetics. The two French pieces, by Debussy and Dutilleux, are masterpieces of subtle and luminous orchestral colors and haunting melodic originality, and both have the strange quality of a waking dream. Read more about BPO Concert 2: Debussy / Dutilleux / Walton / Elgar

2016 Nov 17

BPO Concert 2: Debussy / Dutilleux / Walton / Elgar

7:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets: See Additional Information
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 11/17/2016 through 11/20/2016

For the second program of the season we move west, from Russia to France and England. And with the move come very different sound worlds and aesthetics. The two French pieces, by Debussy and Dutilleux, are masterpieces of subtle and luminous orchestral colors and haunting melodic originality, and both have the strange quality of a waking dream. " src="/profiles/openscholar/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->"> Read more about BPO Concert 2: Debussy / Dutilleux / Walton / Elgar

2016 Oct 23

BPO Concert 1: Auerbach / Rachmaninoff / Tchaikovsky

3:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra 
Tickets: Full Price: $74, $54, $37, $15 Students: $10 tickets in $37/$15 sections Student/ Senior Rush: $10 beginning at 6pm day of concert, based on availability
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 10/20/2016 through 10/23/2016
Guide to the music with Benjamin Zander, 1:45pm pre-concert talk 

The extraordinary pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, one of Boston’s

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2016 Oct 20

BPO Concert 1: Auerbach / Rachmaninoff / Tchaikovsky

7:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets: Full Price: $74, $54, $37, $15 Students: $10 tickets in $37/$15 sections Student/ Senior Rush: $10 beginning at 6pm day of concert, based on availability
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 10/20/2016 through 10/23/2016

The extraordinary pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, one of Boston’s musical treasures, will be making her debut with the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Read more about BPO Concert 1: Auerbach / Rachmaninoff / Tchaikovsky

2016 Oct 29

Conversation/ Workshop with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

3:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall

Presented by: Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden
ADMISSION: Free for all events (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
EVENT TIMES: 3 PM conversation/workshop; 7 PM interactive performance.
RELATED EVENTSalon @ 29 G​​​​​​​ - "ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order."

Harry Yeff—also known by his stage name Reeps One—is a prize-winning beatboxer, or vocal percussionist. Hailing from London, his musical style is famous for his own dubstep sounds and fast routines. Yeff began beatboxing at around age 15, and has become internationally recognised as a leading artist of the New School Beatbox Scene, and along with Beardyman is the only beatboxer to win the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships twice running (2009 and 2010). During his week-long residency at Harvard sponsored by Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden in association with KoolKidz Media, he will participate in a number of activities, including, on Saturday, October 29, a conversation and workshop at 3 PM; and an interactive performance at 7 PM. Read more about Conversation/ Workshop with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

2016 Sep 11

The Pulitzer Centennial: FINALE: On the Transmigration of Souls

8:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Power: Accountability and Abuse

The Pulitzer Centennial, Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Journalism and the Arts 

Presented by: Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Tickets: Free ticket distribution begins at 12 noon Wed., Sept. 7 in person at Farkas Hall and for a fee by phone and online. Limit of 2 tickets per person per event/session. Will Call pickup for general public advance orders at Farkas Hall through 5pm on Sat. Sept. 10. Otherwise, tickets will be available for pickup at the Sanders Theatre box office after 5 pm on Saturday and all day Sunday, Sept. 11. Individual tickets must be obtained for each of the five sessions that will take place.
How to get ticketsThe Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
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2016 Oct 01

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER

1:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall - Studio

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Open to Harvard students only; register here
Related event“Actor Therapy at Harvard” workshop with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER and actor/vocalist LINDSAY MENDEZ

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with Ryan Scott Oliver

In a class designed for anyone who makes art of any kind (and also for the actors who are thinking about it), composer-librettist Ryan Scott Oliver discusses what it means to be creative: from the idea (What are you making?), the cause (Why are you making this? After years and maybe boredom, why are you still making this?), to planning and structuring your process, going about the process itself (Experience. Imagination. Above all, research!), and then what to do with the material once you’ve completed an initial draft (getting feedback, organizing presentations, revising/rewriting) and of course, at last, pitching and selling your projects in our commercial world. RSO will also discuss his own process and his own career with a Q&A throughout. This comprehensive seminar is designed for serious creatives and anyone who is interested in being seriously creative. 

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