Laura Stokes on Composer Fanny Hensel

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Digital Scholarship Lab in the Rockefeller Library

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12 p.m. in the Digital Scholarship Lab at the Rockefeller Library, Laura Stokes, Performing Arts Librarian and Head of Orwig Music Library at Brown, will give a talk based on her book Fanny Hensel: A Research and Information Guide.


Free and open to the public. Q&A and reception to follow the talk.


Brown University Wind Symphony

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Brown Wind Symphony, conducted by Matthew McGarrell, will honor BWS graduating seniors Christine Collins, Amanda Siegel, Stella Tsotsos, Natalie Delworth, Sarah Pugliese, Tracy Chin, Ryan Cohen, Stephanie Alvarado, and Sean Briody, in a special 6pm concert in Grant Recital Hall on April 24. The program will include two percussion ensemble pieces (conducted by Kevin Plouffe) and a saxophone quartet as well as pieces for large wind band. Admission is free and open to the public.

Fish Songs from Space: Among Other Things

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

A journey to space and back (well, not really, it’s mostly just a recital). Featuring angsty fanfares, fish songs, the screams emanating from exploding stars, and much, much more!

Max Friedman ’20, trumpet
Xiaoyu Huang ’21, piano

Diversity and Inclusion Public Forum

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Fulton Rehearsal Hall

The Brown Department of Music Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Committee hosts an open forum on centered on a discussion of advising in the new music curriculum and the process of recruitment of graduate students. Members of the Department of Music community–all students (both concentrators and non-concentrators), PhD candidates, faculty, and staff–are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Javanese Gamelan and Dance Concert

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

Traditional music of the Gamelan orchestra of Central Java, Indonesia. Performed under the direction of I. M. Harjito and Marc Perlman. This event will also include dance. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ghanaian Drumming and Dancing Concert

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Grant Recital Hall

The Brown University Ghanaian Ensemble, Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, director, presents a performance of Ghanaian traditional music and dance featuring guest artists Kwabena Boateng, Ama Bortsie, Michael Ofori, George Otoo. This event is free and open to the public.

Songwriters Showcase

Thursday, May 2, 2019


Brown Arts Initiative

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Studio 1

May 2, 7:00 pm | FREE | Studio 1, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

BAI Songwriting Series

World Music Ensemble Concert

Thursday, May 2, 2019

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Brown University World Music Ensemble, lead by Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, performs a concert in Grant Recital Hall. The concert features special guests Ana Gonzalez ’15, bass, and Bill Lowe, trombone. Music includes selections by Jonny Cash, the Neville Brothers, Charlie Parker, Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, Soul Vibrations, Monty Alexander, as well as an Afro-Puerto Rican traditional song. This event is free and open to the public.

Brown Jazz Band Seniors Concert

Friday, May 3, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Brown Jazz Band, directed by Matthew McGarrell, will honor BJB graduating seniors Aaron Colonnese, Alexandra Ertman, Yale Friend, Emilia Halvorsen, Tim Peltier, and Nate Weir in a special concert featuring pieces performed throughout the past year in concerts on campus and during its recent tour to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Admission is free and open to the public.

Brown University Orchestra and Chorus Concert

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

The Brown University Orchestra and Brown University Chorus collaborate in concerts on two dates, May 4 and 5. The program also features violinist Typher Yom, a winner of the 2018 BUO Concerto Competition, as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Online tickets will be on sale until May 3, 4pm. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door starting one hour to the start of the performance.