Music for the weekend!


DEC 6  | Fri | Triptych Winds. MIT Wind Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director. Peter Child, guest composer. Featuring MIT Prof. Peter Child’s Triptych for wind ensemble; Hindemith, Symphony in Bb; Vaughn Williams Flourish for Wind Band; Grainger, Irish Tune from County Derry & Molly on the Shore; John Harbison, Cortège for percussion ensemble; and a performance by the MITWE Saxophone Ensemble. General admission $5; Free, in advance only, to MIT community with MIT email address.  Tickets: and at the door.

MIT-CONCERT CHOIR ANDOrchestra-5-10-13-45

DEC 7 | Sat | MIT Concert Choir, William Cutter, music director in collaboration with MIT Symphony Orchestra, Adam K. Boyles, music director. Verdi, Stabat Mater and Te Deum; Beethoven: Mass in C major, Opus 86. 8pm, Kresge Auditlorium. General admission $5; Free in advance only to MIT Community with MIT email address. Tickets:





DEC 6  | Fri | Rambax, MIT Senegalese Drum Ensemble.  Winter Concert. Lamine Touré, director.  8pm, Lobdell, MIT Student Center.  Free.

Inauguration Gala for L. Rafael Reif




DEC 8 | Sun | “Definitely Not Retiring:” MIT Institute Professor John Harbison at 75. MIT celebrates John Harbison’s 75th birthday with his music, surprise guests, jazz, and the music of Bach. Program includes Harbison’s Cortège for percussion ensemble; premieres of some of his jazz songs with lyrics by MIT students and a piece for violin and jazz trio; Bach Cantata BWV 118, performed by MIT Chamber Chorus and members of the MIT Wind Ensemble conducted by Harbison; performances by MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and MIT’s faculty jazz quintet, Strength in Numbers: John Harbison, piano; Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass; Fred Harris, drums; Dylan Sherry, tenor saxophone; Mark Harvey, trumpet; and special guest Rose Mary Harbison, violin.  7pm, Kresge Auditorium.  Free. Tickets:

For Emerson and Chamber Music Society concert dates and times,
please visit the December Calendar page here.


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