Visiting Artists

2015 Nov 11

a conversation with director RACHEL CHAVKIN and composer/writer DAVE MALLOY

6:30pm

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center, Room C, 64 Brattle St.

Presented by: Learning From Performers and American Repertory Theater
Admission free and open to Harvard students only

Rachel Chavkin and Dave Malloy have collaborated on a number of original theater productions, including the critically acclaimed and immersively staged electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre

Read more about a conversation with director RACHEL CHAVKIN and composer/writer DAVE MALLOY
2015 Dec 09

President and CEO, LA Philharmonic, DEBORAH BORDA

2:00pm

Location: 

Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster St.

Deborah BordaPresented by: Learning From Performers and the Office of Career Services
Free and open to Harvard students only; RSVP to the Office of Career Services

Deborah Borda's career has been distinguished by her creative leadership, commitment to innovation, and progressive outlook on the role of orchestras in the 21st century. The first arts executive to join the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership as a Hauser Leader-in-Residence, Borda will discuss her almost 15-year tenure at the helm of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, sharing the challenges and rewards of managing the largest symphonic organization in the United States. Read more about President and CEO, LA Philharmonic, DEBORAH BORDA

2015 Oct 30

"The Art of Beatboxing: Jam and Performance"

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arts @29 Garden, 29 Garden St. (at Chauncy St.)

clockwise from top left: RICH McKEOWN, CHESNEY SNOW, DHARNI, ALEMPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
How to get tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required
Related event: 4-6 PM: Beatboxing Workshop (participants welcome; no previous experience required.)

Illuminating one of the most neglected musical genres, Chesney Snow (actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter) and Rich McKeown (President, KoolKidz Television & Publishing LLC) return to Harvard for a beatboxing workshop/conversation and performance. Last year, Snow and McKeown—executive producers of the documentary “American Beatboxer” American Beatboxer—were joined by director Manauvaskar Kublall to screen the film, which highlights the growing beatboxing scene in the U.S. This year, their focus is on the international community. Joining them will be Alem, the world beatbox champion; Dharni, the two-time Grand Beatbox Battle champion; and Pepouni, the creator of swissbeatbox.com, one of the foremost beatboxing channels. Together they will host the workshop, discuss the art of beatboxing, and participate in a jam & performance afterwards. Read more about "The Art of Beatboxing: Jam and Performance"

2015 Oct 30

"The Art of Beatboxing: Workshop"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Arts @ 29 Garden St.

clockwise from top left: RICH McKEOWN, CHESNEY SNOW, DHARNI, ALEMPresented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
How to get tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required
Beatboxing Workshop: participants welcome; no previous experience required.
Related event: Beatbox Jam and Performance at 7:30 PM

Illuminating one of the most neglected musical genres, Chesney Snow (actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter) and Rich McKeown (President, KoolKidz Television & Publishing LLC) return to Harvard for a beatboxing workshop/conversation and performance. Last year, Snow and McKeown—executive producers of the documentary “American Beatboxer” American Beatboxer—were joined by director Manauvaskar Kublall to screen the film, which highlights the growing beatboxing scene in the U.S. This year, their focus is on the international community. Joining them will be Alem, the world beatbox champion; Dharni, the two-time Grand Beatbox Battle champion; and Pepouni, the creator of swissbeatbox.com, one of the foremost beatboxing channels. Together they will host the workshop, discuss the art of beatboxing, and participate in a jam & performance afterwards. Read more about "The Art of Beatboxing: Workshop"

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

2016 Apr 14

Giving Voice: A Conversation with PLÁCIDO DOMINGO

4:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Placido Domingo

WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT FROM APRIL 14, 2016

Presented by the Division of Arts and Humanities, Office for the Arts at Harvard (Learning From Performers), and Instituto Cervantes Observatory of the Spanish Language in the United States

Admission: Free and open to the public; tickets required, limit two tickets per person. Tickets available to students (of any college) and Harvard affiliates beginning Tuesday, April 5, and to the general public beginning Wednesday, April 6, at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., 617.496.2222, and (as of April 6) online (handling fees apply for online and phone orders).
Read more about Giving Voice: A Conversation with PLÁCIDO DOMINGO

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

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