MAY 2014

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 | MIT Emerson Scholars Student Recital.  Ray Hua Wu ’16, piano. Shostakovich, No. 16 and 24 from 24 Preludes, Op. 34; Wu, Barcarolle (2009); Beethoven, Sonata Op. 109; Chopin, Nocturne, Op, 27, No. 2 and Scherzo, Op, 39. Noon, Killian Hall.  Free.


2 | Fri |MIT Wind Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director. Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor. Dana Wilson, guest composer. Featuring Prof. Wilson’s Day Dreams; Creston, Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble, Tina Kambil, ’16, soloist; Toch, Spiel for Wind Ensemble; Gossec, Symphonie Militaire; Wagner: Elsa’s Procession from the Cathedral; Ticheli: Postcard. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. General admission $5; Free, in advance only via Eventbrite, to MIT community with MIT email address. Tickets: and at the door.


3 | Sat | Outdoor Concert. Rambax, MIT Senegalese Drum Ensemble, Lamine Toure, director. 3pm Stratton Student Center Steps. Rain Location: Lobdell, Stratton Student Center.  Free.


3 | Sat | Guest Artist Concert. Robert Crowe, male soprano; Laura Gulley, baroque violin; Naama Lion, baroque flute; Daniel Rowe, Baroque cello; Seungok Lee, cembalo.  Bach, The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 and Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV, 1038; Händel, Nine German Arias, HWV 202-210.  Pre-concert talk by Handel scholar, Ellen T. Harris, Professor of Music Emeritus. 7pm, Killian Hall.  Free.


Robert Crowe, described by the New York Times as “a male soprano of staggering gifts,“ is a member of perhaps the world’s smallest vocal category. His education was completed at the Manhattan School of Music, after receiving a master of music from Boston University School for the Arts. In 1995 he was only the second countertenor (and first male soprano) to be a National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition having his professional debut as ‘Cherubino’ at the Des Moines Metro Opera. Mr. Crowe has sung on many stages in the US and in Europe.


4 | Sun | Emerson Scholar Student Recital. Stanislav Tsitkov ‘15, clarinet; Eileen Huang, piano. Françaix, Tema con Variazioni; Salieri, Carnivale de Venezia; Schumann, Fantasiestücke; Bruch, Selection from 8 Works for Clarinet and Viola. 11am, Killian Hall.  Free.


4 | Sun | MIT Emerson Scholars Student Wind Recital.  Noon, Killian Hall. Free.


4 | Sun | MIT Emerson Scholars Student Piano Recital.  2pm, Killian Hall. Free.


6 | Tue | MIT CMS Jazz Combos Concert.  Keala Kaumeheiwa, coach.  7:30pm, Killian Hall.  Free.


7 | Wed | MIT Emerson Scholar Student Recital. Vineet Gopal ‘14, flute; Seunghee Lee, piano. Vivaldi, Il Cardellino; Nielsen, Concerto for flute and orchestra; Mouquet, La Flûte de Pan; Ellis, East Harlem Shakedown. Noon, Killian Hall.  Free.


7 | Wed | MIT Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. Daniel Zhang ‘15, violin; Eileen Huang, piano.  Bach, Chaconne from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004; Kreisler, Three Old Viennese Dances, Tambourin Chinois and Caprice Viennois; Dvorak, Romance in F Minor, Op. 11; Wieniawski, Polonaise Brillante, Op. 4. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.


8 -10 | Theater Arts: Playwrights in Performance 
Directed by Alan Brody. 7:30pm, RRB, Kresge Auditorium. Free.


9 | Fri | Student Recital. Daniel Parker, piano. Mozart, Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310; Chopin, Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22; Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D minor, Op. 87. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.


9 | Fri | MIT Advanced Music Performance Student Recital. John Bowler, piano. Scriabin, Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30; Debussy, Six Selections from Préludes, book II; Prokofiev, Sonata No. 7 in B major, Op. 83. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.


9 | Fri | MIT Symphony Orchestra, Adam K. Boyles, music director. Christopher Rouse, Bonham; Evan Ziporyn: Ngaben (for Sari Club) with Gamelan Galak Tika; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Opus 35. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. General admission $5; Free, in advance only via Eventbrite, to MIT community with MIT email address. Tickets: and at the door.


10 | Sat |MIT Emerson Scholars Student String Recital. Chelsea Edwards, Deepti Raghavan, Ari Umans, Tanya Liu, Sophie Chung, Valerie Peng, violins; June Kim, Evan Lynch, cello.  Noon, Killian Hall. Free.


10 | Sat | MIT Concert Choir with orchestra, William Cutter, music director. Verdi, Requiem. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium. Soloists: Chelsea Basler-Aston, Soprano; Vera Savage, mezzo soprano; Marco Jordao, tenor; Jorgeandrés Camargo, bass. General admission $5; Free, in advance only via Eventbrite, to MIT community with MIT email address. Tickets: and at the door.


11 | Sun | Recital of MIT Student Flutists.  QinQin Yu and Emily Su perform works by Harbison, Delano, Berio, Ibert, Bartok, Piazzolla. Accompanied by pianists Dario Garcia-Dominguez, Joey Zhou and Seunghee Lee. The grand finale includes Vineet Gopal, Mia Nussbaum, Caitlin Sample, Madison Douglas, Kristin Beck and Laura (Burton) Ross performing flute ensemble works arranged by Mia Nussbaum. 11am, Killian Hall. Free.


11 | Sun | MIT Chamber Music Society student concert of 2-piano works. Bach, Concerto for 2 Pianos in C minor, BWV 1060: Dario Garcia-Dominguez ‘15, piano; Colin Johnson ‘15, piano. Rachmaninoff, Suite No. 1, Op. 5: Rishi Patel ‘14, piano; Derek Wu ‘15, piano. Noon, Kresge Auditorium.  Free.


11 | Sun | MIT Chamber Music Society. Brahms, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 Werther: Anne Cai ‘14, violin; Carolyn Chang ‘16, viola; June Kim ‘16, cello; Daniel Parker ‘15, piano. Dvorak, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 Dumky: Ari Umans (G), violin; Sunny Wicks (G), cello; Sylvain Carpentier (G), piano. Dvorak, String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61: Pamela Cai ‘16, violin I; Alex Panov ‘17, violin; Daniel Mokhtari ‘14, viola; Elizabeth Choe, cello.3pm, Killian Hall.  Free.

11 | Sun | MITHAS presents the Trichur Brothers, Carnatic Vocal Duet accompanied by Trichur Mohan on mridangam and B.K. Raghu on violin. 4pm, Wong Auditorium.  MITHAS members, MIT students and children under 10 admitted free. Gen Adm. $30; students $10. For tickets and information, visit  617-258-7971;


11 | Sun | MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, John Harbison, director, Music of Irving Berlin. Harbison, Simon’s Blues; Berlin: I Got Lost in His Arms, arr. Michael Miller ’10; Top Hat, White Tie and Tails; Isn’t This a Lovely Day; How About Me; Supper Time; The Best Thing for You; Blue Skies; Say It Isn’t So; I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; Let’s Face the Music and Dance; Change Partners; Cheek to Cheek; How Deep is the Ocean, arr. Bloomberg & Lee. MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Sandra Bayona ’17; Ben Bloomberg (G), logistics, rehearsal assistant; Byunkun Lee (G); Royal Morris  ’15; Tiandra Ray ’15, whip; Matthew Starr ’15; Molly Tracy ’16; Emily Wean ‘14, assistant director; Hannah Wood ’15; Joanna So ’15, rehearsal accompanist; Adrian Grossman ‘14, bass; Clark Davenport ‘11, drums; Peter Godart ‘15; John Harbison, coach, piano. 7:30pm, Killian Hall. Free.


12 | Mon | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concert. Harbison, Book of Hours and Seasons: Jakob Dahl ‘15, baritone; QinQin Yu ‘15, flute; Emily Mackevicius (G), cello; Eva Belmont (G), piano. Beethoven, Piano Trio in D Major Ghost, Op. 70, No. 1: Karan Mehta (G), violin; Emily Mackevicius (G), cello; Yangying Zhu (G), piano. Monteverdi, Lamento d’Arianna: Emily Wean ‘14, soprano; Lauren Burke ‘14, alto; Jason Ku (G), tenor; Thomas Moriarty ‘14, tenor; Samuel Bauman ‘16, baritone.5pm, Killian Hall. Free.


12 | Mon | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concert. Quantz, Trio Sonata in C minor: Emily Su (G), flute; Caitlin Sample ‘14, flute; Steven Chang ‘14, piano. Haydn, Trio in D Major: Arthur Delarue ‘16, cello; Soo-Hong Lee (G), piano; Daniel Waldinger (G), flute. Kuhlau, Trio in G major, Op. 119: Emily Su (G), flute; Caitlin Sample ‘14, flute; Steven Chang ‘14, piano. Brahms, Horn Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 40: Daniel Zhang ‘15, violin; Carl Lian ‘15, piano; Margaret Pavlovich ‘16, horn. Dohnanyi, Piano Quintet in Eb Minor, Op. 26: Chelsea Edwards ‘17, violin; Deepti Raghavan ‘17, violin; Kristen Cotner ‘15, viola; Kyle Miller ‘12, cello; Eric Fegan ‘17, piano.  7pm, Killian Hall. Free.


13 | Tue | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concert. Reger, Serenade, Op. 77a: Miriam Nussbaum (G), flute; Tara Lee ‘17, violin; Yaning Zhang ‘17, viola; Reger, Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 2: Justine Jang ‘17, violin; Nathan Gibson (G), viola; Matthew Heising ‘15, piano. Walton, Piano Quartet in D minor: June Park ’16, violin; Valerie Peng ’17, viola; Alan deLespinasse ’94, cello; Abhishek Sarkar (G), piano.5pm, Killian Hall. Free.


13 | Tue | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concert. Haydn, Selected part-songs: Emily Salvador ‘16, soprano; Caitlin Wheatley ‘15, alto; Eddie Kim ‘15, tenor; Davie Rolnick (G), bass; Eva Belmont (G), piano. Brahms, Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor: Justin Stillwell (G), violin; Eleanor Bors (G), cello; Ryan Liu ‘14, piano. Schumann, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63: Albert Wu ‘14, piano; Tanya Liu ‘14, violin; Melissa Kornspan ‘14, cello. 7pm, Killian Hall. Free.


14 | Wed | MIT Emerson Scholars Student Vocal Master Class, Michael Strauss, Opera and Vocal Studies, Song Repertoire Faculty and Vocal Coach, Boston Conservatory.  5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.


14 | Wed | MIT Emerson Scholars Student Recital.  Miriam Nussbaum (G), flute; Joey Zhou and Seunghee Lee, piano.  Gieseking, Sonatine; Martin, Ballade; Schubert, Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, D. 802. 7pm, Killian Hall.  Free.


15 | Th | MIT Chamber Music Society Student Concert.  Kapustin, Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Op. 86: Jonathan Uesato ‘17, flute; Bennett; Amodio ‘17, cello; Connor Duffy ‘17, piano; Schumann, Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80: Sophie Chung ‘14, violin; Evan Lynch ‘14, cello; Daniel Manesh ‘14, piano. 7pm Killian Hall. Free.


16 | Fri | Senior Recital. Daniel Manesh ‘14, piano.  Beethoven, Sonata Op. 27, No. 1; Liszt, Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata; Barber, Nocturne, Op. 33 and Sonata for Piano, Op. 26; Chopin, Two Nocturnes, Op. 48. 5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.


17 | Sat | Either/Or: Jennifer Choi, violin; Taka Kigawa, piano; Wendy Law, cello; David Shively, percussion, in a concert of works by MIT students of Keeril Makan:

Peter Godart, Alexander Mentzelopoulos, Varun Ramaswamy, Emily Su, Praveen Venkataramana. 8pm, Killian Hall. Free.


24 | Sat | MITHAS presents Anuradha Palakurthi and Troupe. Madan Mohan Songs. 4pm, Kresge Auditorium.  Admission is free. For further information, visit  617-258-7971;

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