Music

2017 May 12

Songs of Innocence: Songs inspired by childhood with music by Rutter, Tormis, and Maxwell Davies

8:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Metropolitan Chorale
Tickets: $45 preferred Orchestra seating, $35 general admission seating Students and Seniors 65+: $5 discount
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Featuring David Vanderwal, tenor
Songs inspired by childhood with music by Rutter, Tormis, and Maxwell Davies

Presenting the Boston premiere of Steven Sametz’s A Child’s Requiem, an oratorio composed in 2014 as a response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook

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2017 Mar 07

vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

4:00pm

Location: 

Horner Room, Agassiz House, Radcliffe Yard

Angélique KidjoPresented by: Learning From Performers and WGBH Jazz 24/7
Admission: Free; seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.

Praised as “the undisputed queen of African Music” (Daily Telegraph) and honored for her activism on behalf of human rights and female empowerment, Angélique Kidjo has released ten albums, including her 2014 Grammy Award-winning “Eve.” She will deliver a lecture-performance entitled “Dahomey Dance: How Rhythms and Songs Travelled From Benin to the Americas,” followed by an audience Q&A and reception. Kidjo is an artist-in-residence at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. Read more about vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

2017 Mar 08

Pop-rockstar Brynn Elliott at CQH

7:30pm

Location: 

Cambridge Queen's Head Pub, basement of Memorial Hall

Presented by: Cambridge Queen's Head
Admission: Free admission includes yummy pub food

Philosophy concentrator Brynn Elliott will first discuss her philosophy-based lyrical inspiration and will then perform with her band.

Philosophy concentrator Brynn Elliott

2017 Mar 23

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

7:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: The Office of the President
Tickets: Admission is free, however, tickets are required. Ticket distribution starts on Thursday, March 9 at the Harvard Box Office location at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St.,  by phone at 617.496.2222, and online at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu  (handling fees apply).

How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions along the historical Silk Road, cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 established Silkroad in 1998 to explore how the arts can advance global understanding. Since 2000, the Silk Road Ensemble has been at the core of Silkroad’s work to connect the world through the arts, presenting musical performances and learning programs, and fostering radical cultural collaboration around the world.  Read more about The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

2017 Mar 26

Harvard Ballet Company presents CityScapes

2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden St.

Presented by: Harvard Ballet Company
Tickets: Full Price: $12.00; Harvard ID: $8.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 3/24-26, 2017

The Harvard Ballet Company present’s CityScapes, a work inspired by the uniting aspects of city life. This performance is centered on the idea that urban environments tend to bring people of different backgrounds into contact, stimulating the creation of multidisciplinary art. Keeping with this theme,

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2017 Mar 24

Harvard Ballet Company presents CityScapes

Repeats every day until Sat Mar 25 2017 .
7:30pm

7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden St.

Presented by: Harvard Ballet Company
Tickets: Full Price: $12.00; Harvard ID: $8.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: 3/24-26, 2017

The Harvard Ballet Company present’s CityScapes, a work inspired by the uniting aspects of city life. This performance is centered on the idea that urban environments tend to bring people of different backgrounds into contact, stimulating the creation of multidisciplinary art. Read more about Harvard Ballet Company presents CityScapes

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.
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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

2017 Mar 23

Midday Organ Recital series

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 30 2017 .
12:15pm to 12:45pm

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street

Presented by: Harvard Organ Society in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums and Memorial Church
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Thursday, March 2: Angela Kraft Cross
Thursday, March 9: Harvard Organ Society
Thursday, March 23: Janet Yieh
Thursday, March 30: Tate Addis Read more about Midday Organ Recital series

2017 Mar 03

Fromm Players at Harvard present: Talea Ensemble

Repeats every day until Sat Mar 04 2017 .
8:00pm

8:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall (3 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA)

Presented by: Fromm Players at Harvard & Music Department
Admission: Free and open to the public. No tickets required; first come, first seated.
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Fromm Players at Harvard presents “Songs found in dream,” two concerts by world renowned Talea Ensemble.

Friday, 3.3.17 at 8

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2017 Apr 30

The Magic of Java

2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave.

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Special Event (all ages). Free and open to the public. Small charge for coffee tasting. 
Hours: 9 AM-5 PM, every day
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Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary  

Jody Diamond, Artist in Residence, Music Department, Harvard University, with Gamelan Si Betty

Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Read more about The Magic of Java

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