Performing Arts

2018 Apr 27

Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore



Science Center Plaza Tent

Guitarist David Gilmore will join Harvard Jazz Bands, led by Yosvany Terry, for a magical evening concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 under the tent on the Science Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. All (and all ages) are welcome. Come early and enjoy the food trucks on the Plaza. Find out more about ARTS FIRST (April 26-29) -- Harvard's annual celebration of student and faculty creativity. 

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers and many others. His latest release, Transitions (2017 Criss Cross Records) was one of Downbeat Magazine’s top CDs of 2017. He was also voted into the both the Critic’s Poll and Reader’s Poll of 2017.

Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America, New Jazz Works Composer Grants, and nominated for the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world, and is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.... Read more about Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore

2018 Apr 27

Pianist André Watts to perform Beethoven with Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra



Sanders Theatre

André Watts
Pianist André Watts will perform with the HRO on April 27 in Sanders Theatre. Photo: David Bazemore
A concert featuring pianist André Watts, with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, conducted by Federico Cortese.

Presented by: Office for the Arts as part of the ARTS FIRST festival (April 26-29)

Admission: Free and open to the public. Tickets available at 3:30 pm at the door on April 27.

Legendary pianist and professor of music André Watts is the recipient of the 2018 Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award, Harvard’s highest music award recognizing an outstanding educator. Watts will receive the award during a free concert and ceremony 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Sanders Theatre, where he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major (Emperor Concerto) with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra under the director of Federico Cortese, senior lecturer on music at Harvard University.... Read more about Pianist André Watts to perform Beethoven with Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
2018 Apr 12

Tuning People, Birds, & Flowers



HGSE - Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Tuning PeopleUsing music as the medium, Portuguese educators Paulo Maria Rodrigues and Helena Rodrigues share examples of artistic projects and explore themes of human connection and communication through a variety of movement and vocal activities that aim to create collaboration and...

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2018 Mar 29

Out of Orbit

Thu - Sat, Mar 29 to Apr 7, 8:00pm - 8:00pm


Loeb Drama Center Mainstage

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…the Pops Orchestra and Harvard Ballet Company combined forces to produce a collaboration of astronomical proportions.

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2018 Mar 02

Cage Shuffle with Paul Lazar



Farkas Hall, Studio 303

Cage ShuffleCage Shuffle is a 50 minute dance/theater solo. In Cage Shuffle, Paul Lazar speaks 
a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy, while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by Annie-B Parson.

Presented by: Harvard Theater, Dance & Media

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Voice box

BeatboxerHarvard's fourth annual beatboxing residency focuses on the unique educational expression of of an art form that speaks from and to the community.

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