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MIT's Annual Family Weekend Concert: Ingenious Transformations MIT Wind Ensemble & Festival Jazz Ensemble Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor. For MIT’s Annual Family Weekend Concert, MITWE and MIT FJE feature music transformed from its original form,...
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MIT's Annual Family Weekend Concert: Ingenious Transformations

MIT Wind Ensemble & Festival Jazz Ensemble

Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director
Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor.

For MIT’s Annual Family Weekend Concert, MITWE and MIT FJE feature music transformed from its original form, including Copland’s Down A Country Lane (heard for solo piano and transcription for wind ensemble), Sousa’s The Thunderer followed by Ira Hearshen’s After The Thunderer, an adagio take on the famed march, jazz arrangements of works from the libraries of Mingus, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and others, plus a special folk song from Venezuela.

The world premiere of Fanfare for the Uncommon in Common by MITWE alumnus and MIT Lecturer in Music, Benjamin Park, and Robert Russell Bennett’s beloved Symphonic Songs for Band round out this special celebration of diverse music.

The Heart is a Bell: Iva Bittová with MITSO Evan Ziporyn, Guest Conductor MIT Symphony Orchestra opens its 2019-20 season as part of the MIT Sounding series with vocalist/violinist/composer Iva Bittová, joined by Keala Kaumeheiwa (bass), Austin McMahon (drums), Phil Sargent (guitar), and Venkatesh...
The Heart is a Bell - Iva Bittová with the MIT Symphony Orchestra

The Heart is a Bell: Iva Bittová with MITSO

Evan Ziporyn, Guest Conductor

MIT Symphony Orchestra opens its 2019-20 season as part of the MIT Sounding series with vocalist/violinist/composer Iva Bittová, joined by Keala Kaumeheiwa (bass), Austin McMahon (drums), Phil Sargent (guitar), and Venkatesh Sivaraman (piano) 

Program:

• Vítězslava Kaprálová, Suita Rustica

• Evan Ziporyn, Frog’s Eye

• Iva Bittová, Zvon (US premiere) (Iva Bittová, voice and solo violin)

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

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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.