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.
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.
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 ...
Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston
Join Scullers Jazz Club for the Third Annual "Battle of the Big Bands" with the Harvard and Yale Jazz Orchestras with Special Guests, Saxophonists Wayne Escoffery and Yosvani Terry!
Harvard's Jazz Band has performed worldwide, including 2017 performances in Cuba, and past concerts have included tributes to Herbie Hancock, Benny Golson, and many other important jazz artists. Performers in these concerts have included Terri Lyne Carrington, Lionel Loueke, Harold Mabern, George Coleman, Don Braden, and more.
The Yale Jazz Ensemble, a seventeen-piece big band...
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!
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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-...