Visiting Artists

2015 Nov 20

violinist ROBERT MEALY

4:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Robert MealyPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Free and open to observers (tickets or RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity). 
Location map: The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

One of America's most prominent historical string players, Robert Mealy will lead a master class for members of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra (Phoebe Carrai, Director), which he co-founded with Dr. Murray Somerville (Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, 1990-2003) during his time teaching at the university.... Read more about violinist ROBERT MEALY

2015 Nov 16

poet/singer-songwriter ALICIA JO RABINS

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hillel, Rosovsky Hall, 52 Mt. Auburn St.

Alicia Jo RabinsPresented by: Harvard Hillel, in association with Learning from Performers, the Jewish Women’s Archive, the Woodberry Poetry Room at Lamont Library and Harvard Divinity School.
Tickets: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity).
Location: Harvard Hillel, Rosovsky Hall

Harvard Hillel, in association with Learning from Performers, the Jewish Women’s Archive and the Woodberry Poetry Room at Lamont Library, presents Divinity School: A Reading and Musical Performance” featuring Alicia Jo Rabins. Introduced by Elisa New, Professor of American Literature at Harvard University, the event will include a reading by Rabins of her poetry collection Divinity School, and a performance of songs from her new recording “Open the Ground” with her band Girls in Trouble, whose music is inspired by stories of women in the Bible.... Read more about poet/singer-songwriter ALICIA JO RABINS

2015 Nov 13

pianist GEORGE CABLES

4:00pm

Location: 

Leverett House Theatre, Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe streets)

Pianist George CablesPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity).
Venue: Leverett House Theatre (between Plympton and DeWolfe streets) Entrance on Mill Street (map)

A “player’s player,” Cables will discuss his career during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. “Anyone who is serious about jazz will tell you that George Cables belongs in the pantheon of the greatest jazz pianists,” Victor L. Schermer has written in All About Jazz. “Everyone, that is, except George Cables. Exceptional in every way, he is yet a team player. He sees himself as part of the rhythm section, and has always emphasized the group over the soloist.”

Mr. Cables' residency is supported by the Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Fund.

... Read more about pianist GEORGE CABLES

2015 Nov 06

vocalist CATHERINE RUSSELL

4:00pm

Location: 

Leverett House Theatre, Mill St. (between Plympton & DeWolfe streets)

Catherine RussellPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required

Vocalist Catherine Russell’s repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the present—vital interpretations that are bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, she has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song. She will lead a master class for undergraduate vocalists, open to observers admission free.... Read more about vocalist CATHERINE RUSSELL

2015 Oct 02

Conversation/Q&A with playwright TORI KEENAN-ZELT and actor/TV writer ALISON RICH

4:00pm

Location: 

Office of Career Services (OCS) Conference Center, 54 Dunster St.

Tori Keenan-Zelt '06 & Alison Rich '09Presented by Learning From Performers and Office of Career Services

ADMISSION: Admission is free, with reservations required; RSVP to the Office of Career Services.

Harvard alumnae Tori Keenan-Zelt ’06, a playwright and Co-Artistic Director of Panglossian Productions in Williamsburg, VA, and Alison Rich ’09, writer for “Saturday Night Live” and a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Los Angeles, will discuss their work, with advice on how to break into the business and build a career as a writer for TV, film and the stage. Moderated by Gail Gilmore, Assistant Director of Career Services, Arts, Journalism, Museums, Publishing, Social Services at OCS.... Read more about Conversation/Q&A with playwright TORI KEENAN-ZELT and actor/TV writer ALISON RICH

2015 Sep 29

visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Summer St. near Atlantic Ave., Boston

“As If It Were Already Here” Presented by Learning from Performers
ADMISSION: Free and limited to Harvard affiliates only. Please RSVP below at "Sign up for this event"; for more information email Program Director Thomas Lee.

Creator of numerous public art projects, Echelman will lead a site visit to her latest creation, “As If It Were Already Here,” a 600-foot sculpture reconnecting downtown Boston to the waterfront at the head of the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Summer St. near Atlantic Ave. in the vicinity of South Station. Accompanying Echelman will be Greenway public art curator Lucas Cowan and project manager Laura Jasinski.... Read more about visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

2015 Nov 18

vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building

vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJOPresented by Learning From Performers and Harvard Department of Music

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 last year’s Grammy Award-winning “Eve.” She will lead a master class for student singers co-sponsored by the Department of Music; and also deliver the Louis C. Elson Lecture sponsored by the Department of Music on November 17.... Read more about vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

2015 Sep 11

producer MICHAEL ROIFF

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St.

Producer Michael RoiffPresented by Learning From Performers and American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University

ADMISSION: Free; seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.

Michael Roiff ’01 is the founder of Night & Day Pictures, a Los Angeles-based boutique production and development company that released the film “Waitress” in 2007, which is currently the basis for a new stage musical of the same name in production at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Roiff will discuss his career and current trends in the film and theater business during a conversation/Q&A co-sponsored by the A.R.T.... Read more about producer MICHAEL ROIFF

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