Sat | 2 | EVIYAN: Composer/performers Iva Bittová, violinist/vocalist; Gyan Riley, guitarist; and Evan Ziporyn, clarinetist, blend Eastern European folk traditions, Indian music, gamelan, jazz, rock, cabaret and minimalism. With Grammy-nominee tabla-player Sandeep Das and bassist Blake Newman, and Victor Gama, composer, instrument maker, electronic engineer 7:30pm, Kresge Auditorium. Admission: $20; students: $10 ; MIT ID: Free .http://bittova-at-mit.eventbrite.com
Tue | 5 | The Boston Composers’ Coalition, founded and directed by MIT lecturer Justin Casinghino, kicks off its third season featuring members of Ensemble 451: Orlando Cela, flute; Annegret Klaua, violin; Franziska Huhn, harp, in seven world premieres: Brett Abigaña, Lullaby; Justin Casinghino, A Place I’ve Never Been; Ramon Castillo, Artifice; Heather Gilligan, Mourning Dew; Andrew Smith, Instigator; PoChun Wang, Yellow in Gray. 8pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Wed | 6 | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents Victor Gama. Gama’s work addresses the relationship between instrument building and music composition, while using new technologies and the creative practices of Africa and the Diaspora. His work utilizes local knowledge and traditions to create futuristic new instruments and develop new music using everything from ancient bows to instruments crafted digitally through CAD/CAM. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.
Fri | 8 | MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble & Frederick Harris, Music Director, celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jazz at MIT with Homegrown for 50 years! Music of Ellington-Strayhorn, Cedar Walton, Guillermo Klein, Magali Souriau, Thad Jones, and a new arrangement of Chick Corea’s Spain by Peter Godart, ’15 and Adrian Grossman, ’14. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. Admission: Free in advance; $5 at the door. Tickets at mitmta.eventbrite.com
Sun | 10 | The Art of the Improvisers and MITHAS present: Natraj, featuring guest Indian classical virtuoso, Chitravina Ravikiran. Acclaimed world-jazz group Natraj—Phil Scarff, soprano and sopranino saxophones; Mike Rivard, string bass; Jerry Leake, tabla and multi-percussion; and Bertram Lehman, drums and percussion— and Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N. Ravikiran. 4pm, Wong Auditorium. Free to MIT Students with ID. Info: web.mit.edu/mithas/www/concerts.html
Wed | 13 | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents Arnold Dreyblatt. Dreyblatt’s musical and artistic practice has ranged from large multi-day performances to permanent installations, digital projections, dynamic textual objects, and multi-layered lenticular text panels. His visual artworks create complex textual and spatial visualizations about memory, reflecting upon such themes as recollection and the archive.
Noon, Killian Hall. Free.
Wed | 13 | Emerson Scholar Student Recital: Miriam Nussbaum, (G), flute. Nielsen, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra; Vaughan Williams, Suite de Ballet; Amirov, Six Pieces for Flute and Piano; Piston, Sonata. 5pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Wed | 13 | Music and Theater Arts Composer Forums presents Don Byron in a talk about his new Concerto for Clarinet. Don Byron has written arrangements of Sondheim’s Broadway musicals and original scores for silent film, television, dance companies and has composed music for a variety of media, documentaries, big band, violin, pianoa and string quartets, etc.
5pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109. Free. A reception follows.
Fri | 15 | MIT Symphony Orchestra. Adam Boyles, Music Director. Featuring the winner of MITSO’s 2013 Concerto Competition Audrey Wozniak, ’14 (Wellesley). Mozart Adagio and Rondo for Violin and Orchestra; Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. Admission: Free in advance; $5 at the door. Tickets at mitmta.eventbrite.com
Sat | 16 | MIT Wind Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., music director. Guest composer, Don Byron; Guest soloist, Evan Ziporyn, clarinet; MIT Alumni Wind Ensemble. Featuring the world premiere of Byron’s Concerto for Clarinet; Ives, Fugue in C, Variations on America; Mendelssohn, Overture for Winds; Arnold, Four Scottish Dances; Bach, Fugue in G minor, Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Presto, arranged by Byron. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. Free in advance; $5 at the door. Tickets: mitmta.eventbrite.com
Sun | 17 | Yukiko Sekino, piano, Affiliated Artist, instructor in the MIT Emerson program. Sekino is the winner of many prizes. A graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School, she holds a doctoral degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Beethoven, Sonata in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1; Selected Etudes, by David Rakowski; and Mussorgsky,
Pictures at an Exhibition.
4pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Wed | 20 | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents Chris Janney. Janney began “painting with sound” in 1976, combining architecture and jazz at MIT’s Environmental Art program under artist Otto Piene. Janney’s thesis “Soundstair” initiated the “Urban Musical Instruments” series whose large-scale installations, often using interactive electronics, colored glass, and sound, are found in subways, airports, and other spaces around the United States and Europe. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.