1 | Wed | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents Julia Ogrydziak. She holds Physics and Music degrees from MIT where she received the AMITA award for most outstanding woman graduate. Julia Ogrydziak’s work traverses the classical and the computational. It draws from architecture, art, video, electro-acoustic composition, electronic music, science, nature, generative art, and indie music to create experiential art works and performances. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.
1 | Wed | AMP Emerson Fellow Student Recital. Albert Wu, piano. Beethoven, Andante favori; Chopin, Nocturnes, Opus 27; Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Opus 52; Prokofiev, Suggestion diabolique, from 4 Pieces for Piano, Opus 4; Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Opus 28. 5pm, Killian Hall. Free.
1 | Wed | Tre Corda. Whether reinventing jazz standards, breathing fresh life into classical repertoire, or premiering their own original works, Tre Corda generates a compelling sound all its own. Their works blend composition and improvisation in new and unexpected ways, using the musical vocabulary of classical composers like Bartok and Stravinsky, as well as songs and ideas from the worlds of jazz and popular musics. Presented in conjunction with the subject “Musical Improvisation” and made possible with the support of Music and Theater Arts and the Alumni Class Funds Program. 8pm, Killian Hall. Free.
2-4 | Th-Sa | Playwrights in Performance. Directed by Alan Brody, Professor of Theater Arts, the annual Playwrights in Performance gives young playwrights the opportunity to follow their scripts through the production process and work closely with actors and a director.
Featuring MIT student plays: Dealing by Jaclyn Wilson `13; Work in Progress by Johari Frasier `13; Herostratus by Neil Fitzgerald `13. 8pm, Kresge Rehearsal Room B. Presented by Dramashop and MIT Theater Arts.
3 | Fri | Emerson Scholar Student Recital. Evan Lynch ‘14, cello. Prokofiev, Cello Sonata, Opus 119; George Crumb, Sonata for Solo Violoncello, Messiaen, Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus, from Quartet for the End of Time. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.
3 | Fri | AMP Emerson Fellow Student Recital. Vania Roo-Ra Lee, piano. J.S. Bach, Toccata in G Major BWV 916; Beethoven, Sonata, Opus 31, No. 2; Moszkowski, Caprice Espagnol, Opus 37; Chopin, Etude Opus 10, No. 12; Liszt, Etudes d’execution transcendante, No. 4 (Mazeppa). 5pm, Killian Hall. Free.
3 | Fri | Emerson Scholar Student Recital. Kyumin Lee ‘13, violin. Barber, Violin Concerto, Opus 14; Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in d major; Franck, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major. 6:30pm, Killian Hall. Free.
3 | Fri | Southern Notebook. MIT Wind Ensemble. Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director, Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor. World Premiere of Southern Notebook for piano and symphonic winds by MIT Senior Lecturer Charles Shadle. Anirudh Arun ’13, piano; Dvořák, trans. Amis, Slavonic Dance No. 1, op. 72; Schmidt, Hommage à Stravinsky; Ito, Gloriosa: Symphonic Poem for Winds; Brahms, trans. Boyd, Chorale Preludes nos. 7 & 8. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. Free in advance; $5 cash at the door. Tickets at www.mitmta.eventbrite.com
Southern Notebook is designed to celebrate the contributions of pianist and MIT senior Anirudh Arun to the MIT Wind Ensemble. Though the piano plays a prominent role, Southern Notebook is not a traditional concerto, but rather a cycle of eight short, interrelated character pieces. The movements, entitled “Cypress”, “Porch”, “Birmingham”, “Mountain Music, “Rag”, “Whirligig”, “Reprise” and “Invitation” are musical responses to images and experiences gleaned from a lifetime of travels in the American South.
4 | Sat | Handel’s Jephtha, a Symposium and Performance of selections from the oratorio by members of the Handel and Haydn Society. Chair: Ellen Harris, MIT Music and Theater Arts Class of ’49 Professor Emeritus; Harry Christophers, Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society; Margaret Murata, Professor of Music, UC Irvine, Dr. Ruth Smith, author and scholar, Cambridge, UK. 10am-noon, Kresge Auditorium. Free. A reception will follow.
6 | Mon | IT’S ALIVE!!! staged play readings featuring students, professional actors, and faculty presents The rest I make up, Homage to Maria Irene Fornes, Cuban playwright, feminist and activist, directed by Anna Kohler. 7:30pm, Killian Hall. Free.
8 | Wed | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents Andy Cavatorta. A graduate of the MIT Media Lab Andy Cavatorta is a designer and inventor focusing largely on interactive design, robotics, and film. Through the design of complex and experimental instruments, Cavatorta explores the ways in which we create meaning through sound. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.
9 | Thu | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concert. 5pm, Dvorak, Piano Quartet. Killian Hall. Free.
10 | Fri | MIT Symphony Orchestra. Adam K. Boyles, Music Director. Wagner, Prelude to The Flying Dutchman; Vaughan Williams, Toward the Unknown Region, with the MIT Concert Choir conducted by William Cutter; Beethoven, Symphony No. 6. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. Admission: Free in advance; $5 at the door. Tickets at http://mitmta.eventbrite.com/.
11 | Sat | MIT Concert Choir, William Cutter, Music Director. Brahms, A German Requiem, Kerry Deal and Robert Honeysucker, soloists; Vaughan Williams, Toward the Unknown Region. 7:30pm, Kresge Auditorium. Admission: Free in advance; $5 at the door. Tickets at http://mitmta.eventbrite.com/.
12 | Sun | MIT Chamber Music Society. Includes music for two pianos and other ensembles. 4pm, Kresge Auditorium. Brahms, String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 26; Francaix, Octet for Clarinet, Horn Bassoon, and Strings; at 5pm, Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23; Mozart Sonata for Four-hands in C Major; Rachmaninoff, Suite No. 2, Op. 17. Admission is free.
13 | Mon | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concerts. Glazunov, String Quintet in A major, Opus 39; Dvorak, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Opus 90 “Dumky”; Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio. 7pm, Killian Hall. Free.
14 | Tues | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concerts. Schickele, Seven Bagatelles; Francaix, Quatuor, Dvorak, Piano Quintet in A major, Opus 81; Debussy, Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alto et Violoncello, Opus 10. 5pm, Killian Hall. Free.
14 | Tues | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concerts. Beethoven, Trio in Bb major, Opus 11; Aus meinem Leben, String Quartet No. 1 in E minor; Poulenc, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano. 7pm, Killian Hall. Free.
15 | Wed | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concerts. Beethoven, Piano Trio Opus 1, No. 1; Brahms, Opus 20; Tchaikovsky, Opus 46; Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Opus 25. 7pm, Killian Hall. Free.
15 | Wed | The Lab as Observational Art: A Screening and Discussion. Pablo Correa – Editor, El Espectador (Colombia), MIT Knight Science Journalism Program. “These Eyes Follow the Moon,” filmed at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Peter McMurray – Music Department, Harvard University. “Glass Band,” filmed at the MIT Glass Lab. For more information contact Emily Richmond Pollock (email@example.com). Presented in collaboration with MIT Music and Theater Arts, the MIT Glass Lab, and the Knight Science Journalism Program. 6pm, MIT Chipman Room, Rm. 6-104. Free.
16 | Th | MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble. John Harbison, Director. Songs of Harry Warren. We’re In the Money (Al Dubin) arr. John Harbison; About a Quarter to Nine (Dubin) – Tiandra Ray; I Only Have Eyes for You (Dubin) – Ben Bloomberg; Cheerful Little Earful (Ira Gershwin, Billy Rose) – Tzipora Wagner; I’ll String Along With You (Dubin) – Matt Starr; This Heart of Mine (Arthur Freed) – Sam Fomon; At Last (Mack Gordon) – Ben Lee; I Wish I Knew (Gordon) – Emily Wean; I Wanna Be A Dancin’ Man (John Mercer) – Royal Morris; I Had the Craziest Dream Last Night – Chelsi Green; Lulu’s Back in Town (Dubin) – Edan Krolewicz; There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon) arr. Adrian Grossman – Hannah Wood; Street Lights (music by Peter Godart, lyrics by Sam Fomon) – Sam Fomon; Midnight Sun (by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke, lyrics by Johnny Mercer) arr. Michael Miller; Aunt Hagar’s Blues (W.C. Handy) arr. John Harbison. 7pm, Killian Hall. Free.