Events

    2021 Jun 16

    Concerts in the Common at Brighton Farmer's Market

    Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Wed Oct 27 2021 except Wed Sep 22 2021, Wed Oct 06 2021, Wed Oct 20 2021. Also includes Wed Sep 29 2021, Wed Oct 13 2021, Wed Oct 27 2021.
    4:30pm

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    Location: 

    Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton

    Sing and dance outdoors at a wide range of family-friendly performances held during the Brighton Farmer's Market! Performers include local and regional entertainers performing children's music, klezmer, hip hop, acapella, funk, Afro-Brazilian drumming, taiko, and more. All events are free, weather permitting, and open to the public.

    Concerts take place two Wednesdays a month:
    2nd Wednesdays are part of the Harvard Ed Portal Family Concert Series; last Wednesdays are part of the Brighton Main Streets' Brighton Sounds Concert Series.

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    2020 Oct 16

    Parker Quartet: Live Streamed

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Music Department—Online

    Bartok String Quartet No. 3
    Brahms String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1

    The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet is renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors. The group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation, dedicated purely to the sound and depth of their music.

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    2020 Mar 02

    The Pursuit of Happiness

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School, Klarman Hall, Batten Way, Boston

    Join this thought-provoking talk by Arthur Brooks who distills 40 years and hundreds of social science research studies on happiness, into a surprising set of answers to questions like: What percentage of the population is happy? What brings us happiness? Who is happier, men or women? How much of happiness is genetically determine?

    How can we pursue the surest path to happiness? Arthur has the answers.

    The event will have a show opener featuring a performance by the Faculty band: Indie Folk rock, including:
    Mike Norton: vocals, guitar, bass
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    2020 Feb 26

    Parker Quartet: Spectrum

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet returns to the Harvard Ed Portal February 26 as part of their 2019-2020 season. Join us for an evening of classical music that explores 300 years of the string quartet genre, and its history of inspiring great composers to create their most personal and dynamic works. Covering a wide spectrum of artistic thought and expression, from humor and mysticism to a holy song of thanksgiving, the program will highlight select works from this exciting and unique medium. All are welcome!

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    2019 Nov 07

    Faculty Recital: Claire Chase

    7:30pm

    Location: 

    ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St., Allston

    The ArtLab presents Claire Chase's Density 2036, part vi. A recital of new music commissioned for flute featuring Constellation Chor, the New York City based vocal performance ensemble.

    2019 marks the is sixth year of Claire Chase's Density 2036, a 23-year project to commission an entirely new body of repertory for solo flute each year until the 100th anniversary of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5.

    Claire Chase will perform new works by Olga Neuwirth, Phyllis Chen, Pamela Z, Nathan David, Marcos Balter and Sarah Hennies...

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    2019 Nov 04

    The Intersection of Music, Medicine, and Innovation with Longwood Symphony

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston

    Enjoy a performance by the Longwood Symphony conducted by Ronald Feldman followed by a panel discussion by some of the Musical Medical Stars! The panel discussion will be around the intersection between Music and Medicine and Innovation.

    Panelists:

    Lisa Wong, MD (violin); Milton Pediatric Associates, HMS, CHB, MGH, BWH; Assistant Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School

    Leonard Zon, MD (trumpet); Director, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Grousbeck...

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    2019 Oct 30

    A Far Cry Presents: The Golden Age of Film Noir

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Three-time Grammy nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for a cross-disciplinary exploration of Film Noir. Experience a whole evening of music written at the heydey of the Hollywood era: sumptuous, deeply felt, and acquainted with darkness, even psychosis.

    Join A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and discussion that will preview the ensemble’s upcoming concert, American Noir, explore popular films of the era, and shed light on the composers behind the music: Jewish immigrants whose style set the tone for a generation of film music that...

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    2019 Sep 21

    Kick-Off the ArtLab: Opening Celebration

    10:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St., Allston

    Join the Harvard ArtLab, Harvard’s new laboratory for art and research, for an opening celebration on September 21! Allston-based tap dance company Subject: Matter will kick off the celebration with a performance beginning promptly at 10:00am accompanied by a live jazz band. Visitors can have their portrait taken by Boston-based photographer OJ Slaughter and experience the ArtLab’s sound studio and A*, the multi-channel art installation by Harvard Film Study Center Fellow Andy Graydon.

    This event is free and open to the public!

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    2019 Jun 17

    2019 Summer Concert Series

    Repeats on the third from last Monday of July, August until Mon Aug 12 2019 .
    6:00pm

    6:00pm
    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ray Mellone Park, Honan Allston Public Library, 300 North Harvard St., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for the 2019 Summer Concert Series featuring a diverse lineup of performers whose family-friendly programs will have you dancing and singing along!

    On June 17, the series kicks off with Afro-Brazilian percussion group Grooversity. Next up on July 15, Bamidele brings West African dancing and drumming to north Allston-Brighton. And on August 12, close out the season with Veronica Robles' and her all-female mariachi trio.

    All events are free, open to the public, and rain or shine (rain location is inside the Honan Library auditorium). No...

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    2019 May 02

    ARTS FIRST 2019

    Thu May 2 (All day) to Sun May 5 (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard University

    Each ARTS FIRST festival is unique, but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and community.

    Enjoy free, family-friendly performances, dance styles from around the world, public art walks, hands-on artmaking, and much more! We look forward to celebrating the artists of Harvard community with you during ARTS FIRST on May 2–5, 2019.

    Events include:

    • May 2,...
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    2019 Apr 10

    A Far Cry Presents: Sounds of the Universe

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Three-time Grammy nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for a cross-disciplinary program that examines the power of gravity and space through a musical lens. Join A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and discussion, in which the ensemble will preview their upcoming concert, Gravity at Jordan Hall, provide a window into their uniquely democratic rehearsal process, and explore the science behind music and the sounds of the universe with MIT theoretical particle physicist and gravitational-wave expert Jesse Thaler.

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    2019 Mar 07

    Wise and Young

    7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for the premiere of new music by violinist Jeffrey Young and percussionist Peter Wise. Inspired by jazz, electronic, and classical music, these collaborative creations were developed over two months through a process of improvisation, recording, and revision. Following the concert, the musicians will discuss their music and development process with the audience.

    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council.

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    2019 Jan 09

    A Far Cry Presents: Musical Legacy - An exploration of the teacher-student relationship

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for an open rehearsal and discussion featuring violinist and former instructor Pamela Frank. Sections of A Far Cry’s upcoming concert Legacy will be previewed followed by a discussion of the piece’s mission to...

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    2018 Nov 01

    An Evening with the Parker Quartet

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, artists in residence at Harvard University, returns to the Ed Portal as part of their 2018-19 season. Join us for an evening featuring classical music performed by one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. All are welcome!

    Learn more about and register for An Evening with the Parker Quartet.

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    2018 Oct 30

    A Hundred Moons - A Kathak Dance Performance

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a special evening celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights! Diwali is said to be lit by the love that resides within each person. Dancer and Harvard Kennedy School student Neha Bansal will explore this idea with a performance of her original work A Hundred Moons, a dance in the Kathak Indian classical style. Bansal’s work uses traditional Indian symbols to tell the story of the love between two mythological characters, Radha and Krishna.

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    2018 Sep 19

    A Far Cry: The Making of a World Premiere

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and performance featuring a discussion with composer and New England Conservatory faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, in conversation with faculty from Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The discussion will focus on Sanlikol’s new work, A Gentleman of Istanbul, commissioned for A Far Cry, and the group will also perform excerpts of the piece. The evening will offer a unique view into the creative process and a chance to learn about the inspiration for A Far Cry's travel-...

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    2018 Jun 01

    Tef Poe Presents

    7:00pm to 9:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join Tef Poe—hiphop artist, activist, and Hutchins Center Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow—for an evening celebrating his time at Harvard. The night will feature performances by rising stars of hiphop including Cheech Forreign, The Knuckles, Giday, and Dzidzor with DJs Morshabazz and Kay Kay 47. Tef Poe will play a headlining set, and attendees are invited to an afterparty at Mass Apparel directly following the concert.

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