Visiting Artists

2016 Nov 18

a master class with soprano SHEREZADE PANTHAKI

3:00pm

Location: 

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

2016 Nov 09

Panel discussion: “Future Instruments: What Will Musicians Be Playing in the Coming Decades?”

7:00pm

Location: 

Berklee College of Music, 22 The Fenway, Room 112

"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

Beginning with historical aspects of electronic music technology, this panel of inventors, musicians, composers and/or engineers will discuss the many future directions of musical instrumentation. The event will also include demonstrations of instruments currently in development and their applications for music-making in the coming decades. … Read more about Panel discussion: “Future Instruments: What Will Musicians Be Playing in the Coming Decades?”

2016 Nov 17

Visiting Artist Lecture with Peter Christian Johnson

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Peter Christian Johnson's work explores transformation using the kiln as a vehicle for deconstruction. The porcelain grid systems become an architecture over which to stretch a fluid skin that warps or collapses the structures under the strain of the firing. They expose the relationship between soft and hard, the fluidity of a membrane, and the moment of intersection between these contrasting elements. They pair labored construction with unpredictability, and capture the entropy embodied in the process.

This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2016 Nov 07

The Creative Class: Conductor GUSTAVO DUDAMEL in Conversation with DEBORAH BORDA, President and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic

4:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and the Office for the Arts at Harvard's Learning From Performers Program
Tickets: Admission free; tickets required, limit two tickets per person. Available through the Harvard Box Office, beginning November 1 for Harvard students and affiliates in person or by phone; and November 3 for the general public in person, by phone, or online.
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

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

2016 Nov 03

A Conversation with singer-pianist DENA DEROSE

4:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity
Related event: Nov. 5, 8 PM: Celebrating Women in Jazz: Dena DeRose in Concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands

Dena DeRose, “the most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn” (Joel Siegel, Washington City Paper), will be in residence at Harvard University October 30-November 5, 2016, sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and Harvard Jazz Bands (Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors). … Read more about A Conversation with singer-pianist DENA DEROSE

2016 Nov 11

actor/vocalist LAURA OSNES

2:30pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall - Studio, 12 Holyoke St.

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
Read an interview with Osnes by Jake Stepansky '17 on the Harvard Arts Blog>

With “acting chops and dancing skills [that] make her as lovely to watch as she is to listen to” (Variety), Laura Osnes has enchanted Broadway audiences with her Drama Desk nominated performance in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and her tough-as-nails portrayal of real life gangster’s moll Bonnie Parker in Bonnie & Clyde, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Osnes will conduct an audition workshop for Harvard undergraduate actor/vocalists.… Read more about actor/vocalist LAURA OSNES

2016 Oct 29

Interactive Performance with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

7:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall

Presented by: Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden
ADMISSION: Free for all events (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
EVENT TIMES: 3 PM conversation/workshop; 7 PM interactive performance.
RELATED EVENTSalon @ 29 G - "ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order."

Harry Yeff—also known by his stage name Reeps One—is a prize-winning beatboxer, or vocal percussionist. Hailing from London, his musical style is famous for his own dubstep sounds and fast routines. Yeff began beatboxing at around age 15, and has become internationally recognised as a leading artist of the New School Beatbox Scene, and along with Beardyman is the only beatboxer to win the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships twice running (2009 and 2010). During his week-long residency at Harvard sponsored by Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden in association with KoolKidz Media, he will participate in a number of activities, including, on Saturday, October 29, a conversation and workshop at 3 PM; and an interactive performance at 7 PM.… Read more about Interactive Performance with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

2016 Oct 20

Visiting Artist Lecture with Kyungmin Park

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Help us welcome Kyungmin Park to the Boston arts community as she accepts her post as Assistant Professor of 3D Studio Art at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. "Kyungmin Park is a figurative ceramic sculptor drawing inspiration from childlike perspectives. Contrasting the darker emotions and restricted psyche of adulthood with the boundless consciousness of children, Kyungmin’s sculptures confront the view with uncomfortable juxtapositions, encouraging reflection upon personal expectations and narratives. Kyungmin largely uses handbuilding techniques to construct her figures out … Read more about Visiting Artist Lecture with Kyungmin Park

2016 Oct 20

drummer IGNACIO BERROA

4:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.

According to Wynton Marsalis, “Ignacio Berroa plays with intelligence, taste, fire, and soul. His playing combines the finest aspects of Afro-Cuban and American styles of drumming.” The Cuban-born drummer will discuss his career and creative process, and perform with his trio mates, bassist Greg Ryan and pianist Alain Mallet.

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2016 Oct 29

Conversation/ Workshop with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

3:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall

Presented by: Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden
ADMISSION: Free for all events (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
EVENT TIMES: 3 PM conversation/workshop; 7 PM interactive performance.
RELATED EVENTSalon @ 29 G​​​​​​​ - "ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order."

Harry Yeff—also known by his stage name Reeps One—is a prize-winning beatboxer, or vocal percussionist. Hailing from London, his musical style is famous for his own dubstep sounds and fast routines. Yeff began beatboxing at around age 15, and has become internationally recognised as a leading artist of the New School Beatbox Scene, and along with Beardyman is the only beatboxer to win the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships twice running (2009 and 2010). During his week-long residency at Harvard sponsored by Learning From Performers and Arts @ 29 Garden in association with KoolKidz Media, he will participate in a number of activities, including, on Saturday, October 29, a conversation and workshop at 3 PM; and an interactive performance at 7 PM.… Read more about Conversation/ Workshop with beatboxer/visual artist HARRY YEFF, aka REEPS ONE

2016 Sep 14

actor/comedian/writer ALEC MAPA

4:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. 4th floor

Presented by: Learning From Performers
ADMISSION: Free, registration required. Register here>
This is the kick-off event of “Sexuality Intersections: LGBTQ Film Series,” sponsored by the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity; FAS Diversity Relations and Communications; Learning From Performers (Office for the Arts at Harvard); and the Office of BGLTQ Student Life.
Blog postAlec Mapa: One Funny Father

Comedian and TV personality Alec Mapa (Suzuki St. Pierre on Ugly Betty and Vern on Desperate Housewives) will participate in a discussion following a screening of his film Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, a one-man show about how his life has changed since he—of Filipino descent—and his white husband adopted a black child through foster care. … Read more about actor/comedian/writer ALEC MAPA

2016 Oct 01

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER

1:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall - Studio

Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Open to Harvard students only; register here
Related event“Actor Therapy at Harvard” workshop with musical theater composer RYAN SCOTT OLIVER and actor/vocalist LINDSAY MENDEZ

“Seriously Creative in a Commercial World” with Ryan Scott Oliver

In a class designed for anyone who makes art of any kind (and also for the actors who are thinking about it), composer-librettist Ryan Scott Oliver discusses what it means to be creative: from the idea (What are you making?), the cause (Why are you making this? After years and maybe boredom, why are you still making this?), to planning and structuring your process, going about the process itself (Experience. Imagination. Above all, research!), and then what to do with the material once you’ve completed an initial draft (getting feedback, organizing presentations, revising/rewriting) and of course, at last, pitching and selling your projects in our commercial world. RSO will also discuss his own process and his own career with a Q&A throughout. This comprehensive seminar is designed for serious creatives and anyone who is interested in being seriously creative. 

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