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Music Concentration Info Session

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interested in learning more about the concentration in Music? Join the Music DUG and Director of Undergraduate Studies Mark Seto for an info session about departmental offerings, the concentration structure, and the declaration process. Current Music concentrators are welcome to participate, since we will discuss future course offerings and the senior project requirement (either a capstone or an honors thesis). Register for the event here.

CANCELED: Music Now with Amy Williams

Monday, April 20, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building

109

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. This week’s guest is Amy Williams. These talks are free and open to the public.

CANCELED: Brown University Orchestra Concert

Sunday, April 19, 2020

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by Max Friedman ’20, Augusta Holmès, and Maurice Ravel. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students.

CANCELED: Brown University Orchestra Concert

Saturday, April 18, 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by Max Friedman ’20, Augusta Holmès, and Maurice Ravel. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students.

CANCELED: Voice Masterclass with Paula Murrihy

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy leads a masterclass for AMP Voice students in Grant Recital Hall. The event is open to the public for observation.

About Paula Murrihy

Irish Mezzo-Soprano Paula Murrihy received her Bachelor of Music from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin before continuing her studies in North America at the New England Conservatory. She also participated in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program and as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera.

CANCELED: Music Now with Michael Veal

Monday, April 6, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building

109

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. This week’s guest is Michael Veal. These talks are free and open to the public.

CANCELED: Brown University Chorus Sing Bach’s St. John Passion

Sunday, April 5, 2020

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Grace Church

The Brown University Chorus directed by Frederick Jodry will be joined by the Providence Baroque Orchestra in presenting Bach’s majestic St. John Passion on Sunday, April 5 at 4 PM. Andrew Brown, class of 2015, currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London, will be our tenor Evangelist. Stephan Griffin will reprise the role of Jesus, as heard three years ago in our presentation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Eight outstanding student vocalists will perform the Arias. This performance is co-sponsored by Museum Concerts of Rhode Island.

CANCELED: Dark Exhalation

Friday, April 3, 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Fishman Studio

Ph.D. candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition Amber Vistein presents the world premiere performances of her dissertation composition Dark Exhalation on April 2 & 3, 2020. Dark Exhalation is an evening-length opera for four voices, ensemble, and electronics. Dark Exhalation was supported by New Music USA.

CANCELED: Dark Exhalation

Thursday, April 2, 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Fishman Studio

Ph.D. candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition Amber Vistein presents the world premiere performances of her dissertation composition Dark Exhalation on April 2 & 3, 2020. Dark Exhalation is an evening-length opera for four voices, ensemble, and electronics. Dark Exhalation was supported by New Music USA.

CANCELED: Brown Jazz Combos Concert

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

Student jazz musicians perform in combos of varying size and instrumentation at this mid-semester concert. Free and open to the public.

CANCELED: Linda L. Henry Presentation on Gribble, Lusk, and York

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Orwig Music Building

315

Linda L. Henry presents a talk on Gribble, Lusk, and York, a rural black string band from Warren County, Tennessee, who were part of the American cultural fabric in the Appalachian Cumberland Plateau throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Ms. Henry’s research maps out the local culture surrounding these musicians, a culture that moved from slavery, to sharecropping, and to street performing, a culture that necessarily included the politics of survival.

CANCELED: Erin McKeown and Quiara Alegría Hudes: In Conversation

Monday, March 16, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Brown Arts Initiative

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium

Mar 16, 5:30 pm | FREE
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Singer-songwriter Erin McKeown ’00 returns to campus as a BAI professor of the practice in Musical Theater. Joining her in conversation about the art of writing for stage and song is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes MFA ’04. McKeown and Hudes collabo-rated on their musical Miss You Like Hell, which premiered in 2016 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego and is currently on tour.

Presented by Brown Arts Initiative.

CANCELED: Ben Bachmann and Ryan Lum in Recital

Sunday, March 15, 2020

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

Ben Bachmann ’23 and Ryan Lum ’23 perform a combined piano recital at Grant Recital Hall with music by Chopin, Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Glinka, and Wagner. Admission is free and open to the public.

Program

Ryan Lum

Chopin: Ballade No. 4
Debussy: Estampes

Ben Bachmann

Scriabin: Sonata-Fantasie
Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux Op. 16. No. 4
Glinka/Balakirev: The Lark
Wagner/Liszt: Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor

CANCELED: Aaron Gruen and David Sacks: A Musical Journey for Cello and Piano

Sunday, March 15, 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Brown University students Aaron Gruen, cello, and David Sacks, piano, perform music by Beethoven, de Falla, Stravinsky, and Debussy. The program also includes the premiere of David’s Cello Sonata No. 3. David and Aaron met in the fall of their first semester at Brown and through a mutual connection in the Classics Department read through the Debussy Cello Sonata. This program is an exploration of a variety of flavors the cello-piano repertoire has to offer. Admission is free and open to the public.

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