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MIT Chamber Music Students Develop Roadmap

This semester, Kyle Swanson, flute; Kelsey Chan, clarinet, and Christine Zheng, piano, coached by Jean Rife in the Chamber Music Society are studying Dash, a piece by Jennifer Higdon.  They analyzed the piece and created the roadmap shown on these images and  … Continue reading

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William Cutter’s Brahms Requiem with TFC reviewed

“The heroes of the evening were the members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, prepared by Bill Cutter, who sang with crystalline diction and a tender emotional touch.” – READ MORE…  “In place of titulaire John Oliver, Bill Cutter prepared the … Continue reading

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Prof. Patricia Tang’s research on Aby Ngana Diop

                        Patricia Tang,  Associate Professor of Music contributed to the re-release of a recording by Senegalese griot Aby Ngana Diop referenced in this Vogue article.  The recording was also … Continue reading

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Jay Scheib in the New Yorker

THE NEW YORKER Culture Desk August 13, 2014 “The Maids” Is a Pile of Fake Flowers By Hilton Als “It’s a measure of Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert’s willingness to stay open and grow as stage performers that they even … Continue reading

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Keeril Makan work reviewed at Tanglewood

New York Times: …a concert that also featured Keeril Makan’s “2” (1998), a dazzling duet for violin (Jordan Koransky) and percussion (Joseph Kelly) that began with stark unison attacks. Gradually morphing in pitch, color and speed, the muscular yet subtle … Continue reading

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Levitan Award Recipients in Music

MIT Senior Lecturer  in Music David Deveau and Associate Professor of Music Patricia Tang are both 2014 recipients of the  James A. and Ruth Levitan Awards for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Dean … Continue reading

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Mark Harvey’s “No Walls” at City Hall

FROM THE JAZZBOSTON FB PAGE: JazzBoston and Boston jazz made history at noon on April 30 when live jazz filled the City Council Chamber for the first time ever. At the Council’s invitation, we brought a band to celebrate International … Continue reading

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Music, Science and Technology

MIT NEWS published profiles of two students in the MIT Symphony Orchestra, a credit-bearing performance subject in the Music and Theater Arts Section of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Priyanka Saha – Nathan Kipniss – … Continue reading

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MTA Events this Thursday through Sunday

1 | Th | MTA Composer Forum presents: Florian Hollenweger. The Revolution is Hear! Sound Art, the Everyday, and Aural Awareness. 5pm, MIT Lewis Music Library, 14E-109.  Free. A reception will follow. 2 | Fri | Emerson Scholars Student Recital.  … Continue reading

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Keeril Makan receives Howard Fellowship

The Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation awarded nine $33,000 fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The recipients represent the fields of History, Music, Musicology, Playwriting, and Theatre Studies.  One of two fellowships in … Continue reading

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