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LIVE WEBCAST Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm   All For You—John Harbison’s 80th Birthday Jazz Party Celebration MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director. Strength in Numbers, and special surprise guests and tributes.     The MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble honors MIT...
All For You
LIVE WEBCAST
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
 
All For You—John Harbison’s 80th Birthday Jazz Party Celebration
MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director. Strength in Numbers, and special surprise guests and tributes.
 
 
The MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble honors MIT Institute Professor and one of America’s most distinguished artistic figures, John Harbison, with an 80th birthday jazz party. The event will feature several world premieres, Harbison’s vocal jazz music, small and large jazz ensemble compositions, his jazz quintet, Strength In Numbers, with Harbison on piano,and special surprise guests and tributes.
  LIVE WEBCAST  Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00PM   MIT Symphony Orchestra - Concerto Winner Directed by Adam K. Boyles   Program: - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 - Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47    Grace Yin, Violin - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor
MIT Symphony Orchestra - Concerto Winner | LIVE WEBCAST

 

LIVE WEBCAST 

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00PM

 
MIT Symphony Orchestra - Concerto Winner
Directed by Adam K. Boyles

 

Program:

- Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1

- Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47

   Grace Yin, Violin

- Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor

LIVE WEBCAST Saturday, May 4 at 3pm Rambax MIT Senegalese Drum Ensemble Directed by Lamine Toure
RAMBAX MIT | LIVE WEBCAST

LIVE WEBCAST

Saturday, May 4 at 3pm

Rambax MIT

Senegalese Drum Ensemble

Directed by Lamine Toure

GAMELAN GALAK TIKA  New and traditional Balinese music and dance Evan Ziporyn, Artistic Director   4 pm CAMBRIDGE YOUTH GAMELAN 4:15 pm GAMELAN GALAK TIKA W97 Black Box 345 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA   Gamelan Galak Tika closes its 25th season with a performance of new and traditional music &...
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GAMELAN GALAK TIKA 
New and traditional Balinese music and dance
Evan Ziporyn, Artistic Director
 
4 pm CAMBRIDGE YOUTH GAMELAN
4:15 pm GAMELAN GALAK TIKA
W97 Black Box
345 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA
 
Gamelan Galak Tika closes its 25th season with a performance of new and traditional music & dance for Balinese gamelan.   Highlights include guest dancer I Nyoman Triyana Usadhi (“A House in Bali”) performing Gde Manik’s classic Taruna Jaya, and the revival of Evan Ziporyn’s Aneh Tapi Nyata for a gamelan and chamber ensemble.  Program also includes works by I Wayan Lotring, Gusti Raka, and a pre-concert performance by the Cambridge Youth Gamelan Anak Tika, directed by Margaret Rowley and Emeric Viani.
 
I Nyoman Triyana Usadhi is the son of Galak Tika’s co-founders, Nyoman Catra and Desak Made Suarti Laksmi.  A noted dancer in Bali and Java, he first came to the attention of American audiences at the age of 11 in the role of Sampih in Ziporyn’s opera A House in Bali.  
  Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00pm MIT Wind Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Dr. Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor Stephen C. Massey, Guest Conductor MITWE Alumni Kathryn Salfelder and Michael Weinstein, Guest Composers Drs. Roger Payne and Iain Keer, Guest...
MIT & Parley: Prevailing Winds and Whales | LIVE WEBCAST

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

MIT Wind Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert

Dr. Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director
Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor
Stephen C. Massey, Guest Conductor
MITWE Alumni
Kathryn Salfelder and Michael Weinstein, Guest Composers
Drs. Roger Payne and Iain Keer, Guest Speakers, Ocean Alliance
Cyrill Gutsch, Guest Speaker, Parley for the Oceans

Hear/See an excerpt from “In Praise Of The Humpback”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=1Vlv-Rrftn8

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, MITWE brings together traditional and new music, works commissioned by the ensemble, special guests, and alumni. In tribute to its recent tour to the Dominican Republic and collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, the concert features “In Praise Of The Humpback,” prefaced by remarks by legendary biologist-environmentalist and whale song expert, Dr. Roger Payne.

Renowned music educator Stephen C. Massey leads Persichetti Symphony no. 6, and legendary wind ensemble conductor-historian Frank L. Battisti will be honored by performances of three works composed for his 85th birthday in 2016, by Kenneth Amis, Kathryn Salfelder, and Michael Weinstein. MITWE’s percussion ensemble performs a new work in honor of MITWE's 20th anniversary and “Course Sax” performs Piazzolla’s famed "Cafe, 1930" from Histoire du Tango. MITWE alumni join current MITWE members to close out the program with Gustav Holst’s amiable Second Suite in F.