Halves of a Story

Saturday, March 6, 2021

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Halves of a Story is a fixed-media composition by Lee Gilboa for a speaking choir and a soloist. The piece revolves around questions related to the constitution, agencies and possibilities of voice in the 21st century, with a particular focus on the political aspects of vocality. The piece aims to allow for a conversation about the relationships between voices, activism, and protests to emerge and invites the listener to join in as an active interlocutor.

Music Now: Tala Rhythms

Monday, March 15, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Brown University Music Department presents two introductory sessions on the classical music of South Asia: February 22 (raga melodies) and March 15 (tala rhythms). Both sessions will be hosted by Applied Music Program instructors Srinivas Reddy (sitar) and Nitin Mitta (tabla). Learn about these beautiful instruments, their traditional repertoires, and how you can learn to play South Asian music on the instrument of your choice!

Mark Steinbach performs Messiaen’s La Nativité

Sunday, April 11, 2021


Mark Steinbach, University Organist and Senior Lecturer in Music will perform Oliver Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur, Neuf Méditations pour orgue (The birth of the Lord, Nine Meditations for Organ), on the Hutchings-Votey pipe organ of 1903 in Sayles Hall, Sunday April 11 at 3:00pm. The recital will be broadcast virtually. The premiere of La Nativité took place February 27, 1936 in Paris with three separate performers, each performing three movements. Steinbach will perform the work in its entirety.