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...
How does the music of musical theater get made? What are the elements of a strong musical theater song? What does a music director do? Who better to ask than three recent alumni who are working professionals in the musical theater world of Broadway!
Isaac Alter '16, Cynthia Meng '15 and Madeline Smith '14 will join Dana Knox, OFA production coordinator for college theater, for a conversation about the creativity behind the music and the process of putting together a show through the music.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge
This event is to celebrate the launch of a collaborative project, the Judy Chicago Research Portal, and to discuss the role of portals in providing access to feminist art archives.
The Judy Chicago Portal will be presented, challenges in the technology of portal development will be discussed, and Christina Schlesinger and Judy Chicago will discuss the importance of preserving feminist art archives.
What does it mean to be a maker, artist, or artisan in the twenty-first century? In her new book, Almost Lost Arts (Chronicle Books, 2019), Emily Freidenrich explores the work of twenty artisans from points worldwide who practice their craft using traditional techniques and analog technologies.
Three Boston-based artists who specialize in calligraphy and handmade signs will engage in a conversation with Freidenrich and museum curator Narayan Khandekar to discuss the rewards and challenges of using slow, intentional processes in a fast-paced digital world, and to...
From an exploration of musical memories to a work that draws from the intricate patterns of stuttered speech, excerpts of four new works for solo flute will be presented in a lecture-performance format featuring four flute students of Professor Claire Chase: Jessica Shand, Mai Nguyen, Jennifer Wang and Taiga Ultan. Chase and guest composer Liza Lim will moderate a discussion with...
How can we retain the strength of our identities when our language is attacked, denied, or just lost through lack of practice and resources? How can we ensure that culturally and linguistically sustainable practices are embedded in our teaching, parenting, and social activities? Join the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology for a free panel discussion, watch short animations, view children's books, and discuss ways to support multicultural communities using these tools.
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge
Harvard Professor Ali Asani ’77; Pakistani pop star and author Ali Sethi ’06; and Grammy-winning producer Noah Georgeson will share the poetic consciousness of legendary South Asian mystic poets through music and conversation. Central to the performance are the transformative powers of love, the primordial link that connects the divine to all of creation.
Join these thought leaders and artists as they invite audiences to understand the human and the divine through the all-encompassing lens of love.
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston
How has the Boston Ballet transformed itself from a regional company into one of the world’s leading ballet companies recognized for its global reach, ability to adapt in digital times, and breadth of genres from classical to contemporary?
Join us for a panel discussion to peek behind the curtain with the masterminds behind stage to gain insights into what it takes to lead an arts organization in a rapidly changing world.
Join a celebration of poet and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94, the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal recipient, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow.
The ceremony will include a short presentation by poet and Harvard professor Jorie Graham, and a conversation between Smith and Boston-based journalist and speaker Callie Crossley—as well as poetry students at Harvard.
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.
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Join First Projects, a candid roundtable conversation with leading designers hosted by the Practice Platform. Unplugged and off-the-record, designers will share an inside glimpse into the origins of practice, revealing stories behind first projects and the seminal efforts that launch remarkable careers.
This unique Beer & Dogs event, co-sponsored by the GSD Alumni Council and the Practice Platform, will not be broadcast or recorded.
"The Right to Memory," a documentary about Arseny Roginsky and the work of Memorial in Russia, presents excerpts from lengthy interviews with Arseny Roginsky (1946-2017), who offers his thoughts about Russia and Memorial. Roginsky was one of the co-founders and the long-time director of Memorial, which was set up in Moscow in 1988 to document the egregious crimes of the Stalin era and to push for respect of human rights in the USSR (and later in the Russian Federation). Roginsky discusses how Memorial sought to overcome the obstacles posed by official whitewashing under Putin and...
This panel explores the life and legacy of the chess genius Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995).
Born in Kuokkala, Grand Duchy of Finland (now Repino, Russian Federation), Botvinnik became Soviet Chess Champion in 1931 and World Chess Champion in 1948. One of the 20th century’s dominant chess players and teachers, Botvinnik trained generations of Soviet chess masters, among them world champions Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, and Vladimir Kramnik.
Spangler Auditorium, Harvard Business School, Batten Way, Boston
Please join the Harvard Business School Free Enterprise Club for an exclusive advance screening of the upcoming film The Pursuit. The film premieres in cities across America the week of April 28th, however we are pleased to provide you with an advance showing.
The Pursuit features Arthur Brooks as he crosses three continents in search of the secrets to a happier, more prosperous world, starting with those at the margins of society.
This screening will include an introduction and remarks by AEI President Arthur Brooks. Snacks and refreshments will be provided...
Rubenstein 414, David Ellwood Democracy Lab, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge
Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian American vocalist, singer-songwriter and composer, making music that sways between cultures and continents. She will join Alicia Anstead NF '08, associate director for programming at the Office for the Arts and arts journalist, for a conversation about the role of music in civic leadership and activism.
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston
Deborah Borda, President of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, will engage in a wide-ranging conversation about “Art, Music, and Social Justice.” The panel discussion will be moderated by Harvard Business School Professors Rohit Deshpandé and Henry McGee.
This panel examines the remarkable achievements of the great violinist David Oistrakh (1908-1974). Born and raised in Odessa, Oistrakh became one of the 20th century’s preeminent musical virtuosi. He collaborated with leading musicians and composers of his time, among them Aram Khachatourian and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Panelists will include: Oleh Krysa (Ukrainian-American Violinist; University of Rochester) and Harlow Robinson (Northeastern University). Moderated by Maxim D. Shrayer (Boston College; Davis Center).
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, Room 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the exclusive Boston-area premiere of “Why We Cycle,” exploring the hidden effects of cycling on our cities and ourselves. The one-hour film will be followed by a one-hour panel discussion with local cycling leaders on the health, sustainability, and equity benefits from cycling.
The documentary film Women of the Gulag tells the compelling and tragic stories of six women as last survivors of the Gulag. Women of the Gulag features six women in their eighties and nineties as they tell their stories while going about their daily lives in remote villages in the Ural Mountains, in break-away Sukhumi, and in the Moscow suburbs. This film was short-listed for the Academy Award Documentary Short Subject nomination, 2019.
Following the film, Professor Terry Martin will moderate a conversation with Marianna Yoravskaya, the...