November 2012

Th-Sat | 1-3 | MIT Dramashop presents Student Initiated Performance Works: One Acts. Kresge Little Theater. Visit: for information.




Sat | 3 | Alumni Recital.  Karen Lee, soprano; Vincent Cheung, piano.  Schumann, Selections from Liederkreis, Op. 39; Debussy, Ariettes oubliées; Wolf, selections from Spanisches Liederbuch.  8pm, Killian Hall.  Free.

Karen Lee, soprano, studied with Kerry Deal while in the MIT Emerson Scholarship program. Karen graduated with an MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in 2011. She also received a Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (U. K.) in Vocal Performance.  Vincent Chi Kwan Cheung, piano, was a member of the MIT Chamber Music Society, and performed under the guidance of David Deveau, Marcus Thompson, Lynn Chang and John Harbison. Vincent is a research scientist at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. He received a Ph.D. in neuroscience and biomedical engineering from MIT and Harvard Medical School in 2007, and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (U. K.) in Piano Performance in 1997.


Mon | 5 | MTA Composer Forum presents: Peter Whincop,
MIT Lecturer in Music, teaching Electronic Music Composition.  Whincop will provide an exposition of a few of his works involving text, or voice in a more abstract context, based on simple perceptual and algebraic precepts. 5pm,  MIT Lewis Music Library, 14E-109,  Hayden Library Building. A reception will follow.


Mon | 5 |Folk Music Lecture Demonstration. Jim Bollman, early banjos.  7:30pm, Killian Hall.  Free.

Bollman’s banjo collection ranges from 1840 through 1910, spanning the instrument’s pre-Civil War origins to its late-Victorian high-water mark as America’s most popular instrument.


Sat | 10 | Mark Harvey and Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Satire & Salutations. 8pm, Killian Hall.  Free.  Funded in part by the DeFlorez Fund.




Sun | 11 | MITHAS Presents: Kushal Das, Hindustani sitar.  4pm, Wong Auditorium. For tickets and information, contact or (617) 258-7971.




Th | 15 | MTA Composer Forum: Philippe Leroux. Continuity and Gesture in the Music of Philippe Leroux. 5pm, MIT Lewis Music Library, 14E-109, Hayden Library Building.  A reception will follow.

Philippe Leroux is an Associate Professor in composition at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. At the Paris Conservatory he studied with Ivo Malec, Claude Ballif, Pierre Schäeffer and Guy Reibel; he also studied with Olivier Messiaen, Franco Donatoni, Betsy Jolas, Jean-Claude Eloy and Iannis Xénakis. His compositions, about sixty to date, include symphonic, vocal, electronic, acousmatic and chamber music. and have been commissioned and performed internationally. He has received many prizes and awards and has taught at IRCAM, McGill, Universite de Montreal and others.


Th | 15 | MITSOLite, Chamber Orchestra. Adam Boyles, Music Director. Mozart, Symphony No. 41.  “Jupiter”
8pm, Killian Hall.  Free.





Fri | 16 | MIT Chamber Chorus.  William Cutter, Music Director. Opera Scenes: By Mozart, Floyd, Copland, Verdi, Barber, Strauss, and others.  Directed by Michael Ouellette, Senior Lecturer in Theater Emeritus. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium.  Free.




Sat | 17 | Flexing for Half a Century. Festival Jazz Ensemble.  Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director. Mark Harvey, guest composer-conductor. In the second program of this 50th Anniversary season, the MIT FJE performs Mark Harvey’s Flex, commissioned by the ensemble in 2000. The concert also features composers associated with the FJE over its history including Ellington, Mingus, Sharifi, and Klein, as well as original music by its current musicians.  8pm, Kresge Auditorium.  Admission:  Free in advance; $5 at the door. Advance Tickets at



Sun | 18 | MITHAS Presents: Debashish Bhattacharya, Hindustani slide guitar.  4pm, Wong Auditorium.  For tickets and information, contact or (617) 258-7971.




Mon | 19 | Folk Music Lecture Demonstration. Jeff Warner, fiddler, singer and banjoist, Appalachian folk music. 7:30pm, Killian Hall.  Free.





Mon | 26 | Folk Music Lecture Demonstration. Sara Grey, vocalist. American and Scottish ballads and more. 7:30pm, Killian Hall.  Free.




Tue | 27 | CMS Jazz Combos Concert.  Keala Kaumeheiwa, Coach.  7:30pm, Killian Hall.  Free.




Thu | 29 | MIT Chamber Music Society.  Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66.  Ryan Liu ’14, pi1no; Justin Stilwell (G), violin; Eleanor Bors (G), cello; David Deveau, coach.  5pm, Killian Hall.  Free.

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