MITSO MOVIES MACHOVER
MIT Sounding Series
Friday March 13, 2020 @ 8pm - LIVE WEBCAST
John Williams, “Devil's Dance” from Witches of Eastwick
Don Byron, Three Pieces from the Saul Bass Project — *World Premiere* (performed live with film)
Angelo Badalamenti, themes to David Lynch films (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive,Twin Peaks)
Harry Manfredini, Friday the 13th Suite
Tod Machover, A Toronto Symphony — *US Premiere*
MIT Symphony Orchestra, Evan Ziporyn, Director
MITSO MOVIES MACHOVER is the MIT Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the art of film music past, present, and future, from classic Hollywood soundtracks to new works that immersively combine live music with visual images. The concert, directed by Evan Ziporyn, culminates in MITSO’s first-ever performance of genre-breaking 2016 Composer of the Year and Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media Tod Machover's boundary-pushing orchestral music.
Machover's A Toronto Symphony, the first of his celebrated City Symphony series, is a musical and visual portrait of Toronto, created by Machover in a beyond-crowd-sourced collaboration with the greater Toronto community. In keeping with the site-specific ethos of the work, Machover worked with input from the student musicians of MITSO to further customize the piece for this US premiere performance.
Also featured will be the world premiere of renowned composer and clarinetist Don Byron's Three Pieces from the Saul Bass Project , which will be performed live with classic film noir title sequences by the legendary Saul Bass (Something Wild (1961), The Shrike (1955), and Walk On the Wild Side (1962)). The program also includes music by John Williams (“Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick), Angelo Badalamenti's brooding themes to David Lynch films, and the US premiere of Harry Manfredini's Friday the 13th Suite.
MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
SATURDAY, March 07, 2020 | 08:00 pm
John Harbison, Acting Music Director.
Tony Award-winning arranger-composer, Jamshied Sharifi, ’83, Guest Conductor.
Featuring MIT student and alumni works, with original compositions and arrangements by Sharifi, Godart, Costello, Terrasa, Allen, and Oates.
MIT Chamber Chorus performs the transcendent music of J.S. Bach, John Harbison, Arvo Pärt, and Urmas Sisask.
William Cutter, conductor
Karen Harvey, assistant conductor & organist
Berliner Messe, Arvo Pärt
O Magnum Mysterium, John Harbison
Die Spirale Symphonie, Urmas Sisask
Mass in A major, BWV 234, Johann Sebastian Bach
Senegalese Drum Ensemble
Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 8PM
Directed by Lamine Touré
Rambax MIT is an ensemble dedicated to learning the art of sabar, a vibrant drum and dance tradition of the Wolof people of Senegal, West Africa.
MIT Wind Ensemble
5th Annual Prism Concert Spectacular
Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 8PM
Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director
Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor
A unique amalgam of music and special lighting featuring works for full wind ensemble & brass, percussion, and woodwind chamber ensembles. The program will feature Holst’s rarely heard masterpiece, Hammersmith, the Boston premiere of Apotheosis by Kathryn Salfelder, Bach’s Contrapunctus 7 from The Art of Fugue, transcribed by Kenneth Amis, Mannin Veen, the wind ensemble classic by English composer Haydn Wood, chamber ensembles with students from the Norwood and King Philip High Schools, and three world premieres by composer and legendary music educator, John McLellan, formerly of the Belmont Public Schools.