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
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.... Read more about a master class with soprano SHEREZADE PANTHAKI
"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
Presented by: Leverett House, the Office for the Arts and private benefactors Admission: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
Julia Litborn, violin, Jon Olauson, viola and Johan Moritz, clarinetist, members of the Uppsala University Symphony Chamber Ensemble (and current guests in F Tower), will perform in the JCR with our artist-in-residence, Paul-André Bempéchat, violinist Sean Wang, of the Longy School of Music, and cellist Emmanuel Feldman of the New England Conservatory, in works by Mozart (Kegelstatt Trio), Schumann (Piano Quintet) and Prokofiev (Overture on Hebrew Themes).... Read more about Concert: Leverett-Uppsala Music Exchange
Presented by: Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, and the Harvard Ed Portal Admission: Free; RSVP here Reception: 6 pm; Concert, with Q&A to follow:...
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