As part of the Charter Day Celebration concert from April 2, 2016, Senior Lecturer Charles Shadle wrote a new work, Nocturne: On the River, to commemorate the Institute’s move from Boston to Cambridge. This world premiere performance also included historical photographs dating from around 1916.
MIT Symphony Orchestra performs Jean Sibelius’ Symphony no. 2.
Recorded October 18, 2014
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Keeril Makan's opera was premiered at National Sawdust in Brooklyn in a production directed by Jay Scheib, who also wrote the libretto. It was conducted by Evan Ziporyn. The work was presented again at the Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall in Boston.
From Hand to Mind: Fundamentals of Music and Evidence -Based Learning in 21M.051 (Fundamentals of Music).
Prof. Michael Scott Cuthbert speaks at MIT's MacVicar Day, March 11, 2016 about how technology is changing the way music fundamentals and music theory are being taught at MIT.
Published on Apr 13, 2016
MIT Music and Theatre Arts commissioned multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow Miguel Zenón to write a piece for the MIT Wind Ensemble. Jazz composer and saxophonist Zenón found inspiration in the socially conscious work of the student performers. The creative collaboration culminated in four movements entitled: Properties, Humanity, Syntax and Service. The title of the piece “Music as Service” encapsulates the experience for the performers of this brand new composition.