The Department of Music hosts a voice masterclass lead by Jesse Blumberg. The event is designed primarily for the benefit of Brown University voice students in the Applied Music Program, but the public is welcome to attend and observe. Admission is free.
A concert of traditional music of the Gamelan orchestra of Central Java, Indonesia. Performed under the direction of I. M. Harjito and Marc Perlman. Admission is free and open to the public.
Join Brown postdoctoral fellow and rapper/producer Sammus (Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) in conversation with rapper, comedian, podcaster, and wrestler(?) Open Mike Eagle about songwriting and the business of making music in 2019. Since releasing his first solo record in 2010, Eagle has garnered critical acclaim from outlets like Pitchfork for his distinctive “art rap” style. In 2019 Eagle joined comedian Baron Vaughn to produce “The New Negroes,” a stand-up and music series that has appeared on Comedy Central and features other artists like MF Doom, Danny Brown, and Lizzo.
The Department of Music hosts a masterclass lead by cellist Merry Peckham. While the event is principally for the benefit of students in the MUSC 0680 Chamber Music course, admission is open to the public for observation.
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Akari Izumi, piano; Julianne Kim, violin; Adam Wang, cello
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101
Mo Liu, piano; Galen Winsor, violin; Benjamin Glanz, cello
New pieces for electronics and acoustic instruments by students in the Music and Multimedia Composition PhD program. Featuring works by Alex Dupuis, Martim Galvao, Lee Gilboa, Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez, Amber Vistein, and Marcel Zaes.
The Brown University Chorus, directed by Stephan Griffin, perform a concert with instrumental accompaniment by members of Community MusicWorks. The program includes works by Caroline Shaw, Dieterich Buxtehude, Shawn Kirchner, and Ysaye Barnwell. Tickets: $10 general admission; free with student ID.
The Department of Music hosts a masterclass presented by Michael Hanley and organized for the benefit of Applied Music Program voice students. This event is free and open to the public for observation.
Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a Bazantar Recital by Mark Deutsch on October 30th in Grant Recital Hall from 6 - 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Mark Deutsch entitled, Exploring Resonance, Harmonics and Vibrational Effects on Consciousness on October 30th, from noon - 1:30 pm in Orwig Music Building, Rm. 112. This event is free and open to the public.
As part of the course MUSC 1240I: Building Musical Instruments, students present works-in-progress in this casual format, come-and-go event. Free and open to the public.
Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. These talks are free and open to the public.
The Brown University Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Plouffe, perform a free concert at Grant Recital Hall. The program includes works by Murray Houllif, Robert Jager, Ralph Vaughan Williams, W. Francis McBeth, and James L. Hosay.
Nicole Carroll, a PhD candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition defends her dissertation, “Orrery Arcana: Musical Materiality through Esoteric Devices.” Open to faculty and graduate students only.
Readings of student compositions as part of the course MUSC 1100: Introduction to Composition. This event is free and open to the public for observation.
Gospel music has always been known for blending popular music with lyrics espousing the Christian faith. Consequently, it is to be expected that contemporary gospel artists would incorporate hip-hop music forms in their repertoires. Yet, in recent decades, many contemporary gospel artists have committed themselves to not only incorporating hip-hop sounds, but also presenting themselves as desirable and even sexy, by the standards of hip-hop culture.