Award-winning architect Frank Gehry GSD ’57 ArD ‘00 is the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony hosted by actor and Master of the Arts at Harvard John Lithgow ’67 ArD ‘05, who will moderate a discussion with the honoree. Presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, this is the official opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts, April 28-May 1. ... Read more about Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Architect FRANK GEHRY
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New York Voices—comprising Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinham, Darmon Meader and Kim Nazarian—are known for their close-knit vocals, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral and big band to an intimate trio line-up. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R&B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before—Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer—they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. They will lead a master class with Harvard undergraduate singers, co-sponsored by Harvard’s vocal harmony group VoxJazz.... Read more about a master class with NEW YORK VOICES
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Brian Lowdermilk is a musical theater composer whose work is “dynamic and diverse, appealing to many facets of human emotion” (Catherine Duffy, Bargain Theatreland, UK). His songs—many with lyrics by his writing partner, Kait Kerrigan—have been recorded and performed internationally, and Lowdermilk-Kerrigan’s musicals have been produced and developed at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club and Primary Stages, among other regional theaters, festivals and venues. He will conduct a master class with Harvard undergraduate performers.... Read more about a master class with composer BRIAN LOWDERMILK
Rufus Reid, whose “luscious sound and buoyant swing can levitate an ensemble clear off the bandstand” (The New Yorker), is the 2016 Harvard Jazz Master in Residence. He has toured and recorded with Nancy Wilson, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell and countless others, and his recording “Quiet Pride—the Elizabeth Catlett Project” (Motema Music), earned two GRAMMY nominations in 2015. Equally known as an exceptional educator, Reid co-founded the Jazz Studies & Performance Program at William Paterson University. He will discuss his career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music.... Read more about a conversation with composer/bassist RUFUS REID
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Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, the stars of the iconic, Harvard-based 1970 film “Love Story” and currently co-starring in the national tour of A.R. Gurney’s acclaimed play “Love Letters,” will discuss their careers during a conversation moderated by arts journalist Alicia Anstead, former fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.... Read more about a conversation with actors ALI MacGRAW and RYAN O’NEAL