Events Archive

AMP Voice Masterclass with Thomas Cooley

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: Steinert Hall

A masterclass for voice students in the Applied Music Program. Location: Steinert 105 (Choral Room). Open to the public for observation.

Minnesota-born tenor Thomas Cooley has established a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic — and beyond — as a singer of great versatility, expressiveness, and virtuosity.

Brown Bag Concert

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Sayles Hall Auditorium

Brown Bag Concerts are casual, free admission events showcasing the Brown University musicians. At these concerts, guests are welcome to bring their lunch and come and go as they please. The May 3 performance is the final installment of the year, and it features several students from the Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments (MEME) program. Don’t miss it!

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Ghanaian Drumming & Dance Concert

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

A performance of Ghanaian traditional music and dance featuring guest dancer Kwabena Boateng & members of the Ghanaian Drumming Ensemble, Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, director. This event is free and open to the public.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Spencer Myer Piano Recital and Masterclass

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

The Department of Music presents pianist Spencer Myer in a combined recital and masterclass event. Myer will play works by Chopin, Debussy, and Haydn. Afterward, he will lead a masterclass with piano students in Brown's Applied Music Program. This event is free and open to the public.

Program

Haydn: Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI: 31
Debussy: D’un cahier d’esquisses   
Debussy: Masques
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C# Minor, Op. 39
Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54

There is a (tri)cycle

Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Five-person recital of new and rarely-played works. Centered around a 15-minute cycle of solo instrument pieces by Max Friedman '20, Seamus Hubbard Flynn '21 and Xiaoyu Huang '21. Also featuring works by Prof. Wang Lu, Deven Carmichael '21, Paul Hindemith and Claude Debussy, as well as traditional klezmer.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Chamber Music at RISD

Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Students from the Brown University Chamber Music program perform a free concert in the RISD Museum main gallery.

Khatchaturian: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1932)
James Ro, Clarinet; Derek Xu, violin; Liyaan Maskati, piano

Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano in F Minor, Opus 120, No.1
Katie Rademacher, viola; Jeff Louie, piano

Orchestral Transcriptions with Benjamin Nacar '12 and Maya Ramchandran '15

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

A performance of Orchestral Transcriptions with Benjamin Nacar ‘12, piano
and Maya Ramchandran ‘15, violin.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61
Rachmaninoff: Symphony no. 2 in E minor, op. 27 (excerpts)

Transcriptions by Benjamin Nacar

This event is part of Benjamin Nacar’s free concert series. More info here: http://www.bennacar.com/spring-2018-concerts/

Piano Workshop

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

A workshop for piano students in the Applied Music Program. This event is free and open to the public for observation.

World Music Ensemble Concert

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

The World Music Ensemble lead by Kwaku Kwaakye "Martin" Obeng performs a concert with special guest, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet. This event is free and open to the public.

Ensemble Personnel

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Sayles Hall Auditorium

The Brown University Orchestra performs works by Liszt, Joan Tower, and Beethoven. 2018 Concerto Competition winner Brian Vuong is featured as piano soloist for Liszt's Concerto No. 1. American composer Joan Tower is a guest of the University on this weekend. Tower will offer a talk as part of our Music Now series, and her work Made in America, winner of three Grammy Awards in 2008, will be performed by the Orchestra as this concert. Beethoven's masterpiece Symphony No. 5 in C Minor completes the program.

Sketching Sound/Chamber Recital

Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: RISD Museum

Activating senses can inspire new approaches to creating art. Watch RISD illustration students respond to music with drawing exercises. Drawing materials (pencil only) will be available for the audience to join the experience.

Brown University Chamber Music students perform works by Schubert, Beethoven, Grieg, Fauré, and Rontgen at RISD Museum. This event is free and open to the public.

Jazz Band Seniors Concert

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

This concert celebrates the Band’s seniors: Isaac Davis, Peter Frisch, Kevin Haggerty, Johnny Page, and Alexander Perl. The program features selections from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra album Central Park North. Admission is free & open to the public.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Henry Belcaster & Louis Wei Piano Recital

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Pianists Henry Belcaster and Louis Wei perform music for solo and two pianos including works by Anderson&Roe, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Messiaen, Milhaud, and Prokofiev. This event is free and open to the public.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Sayles Hall Auditorium

The Brown University Orchestra performs works by Liszt, Joan Tower, and Beethoven. 2018 Concerto Competition winner Brian Vuong is featured as piano soloist for Liszt's Concerto No. 1. American composer Joan Tower is a guest of the University on this weekend. Tower will offer a talk as part of our Music Now series, and her work Made in America, winner of three Grammy Awards in 2008, will be performed by the Orchestra as this concert. Beethoven's masterpiece Symphony No. 5 in C Minor completes the program.

Ushamami Live: A Multimedia Thesis Performance

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

On April 20 Menaka Sachdev '18 presents "Ushamami Live," a multimedia thesis performance at the Granoff Center in Studio 1. The performance features more than 15 musicians and artists, blending RnB, Hip Hop, House, Techno, and much more.

About Mena Sachdev

Music Now with Joan Tower

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

MUSIC NOW is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. Free and open to the public.

About Joan Tower

Brown Bag Concert

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Sayles Hall

Brown University students perform music by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, and Chick Corea, among others. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch to this casual concert and stay as long or as short as they like. This event is free and open to the public.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Ethno colloquium: Cristina Magaldi

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

We welcome Cristina Magaldi to Brown University for an Ethnomusicology Colloquium. This event is free and open to the public.

A Tale Of Three Anthems: Popular Songs, National Symbols, and Cosmopolitan Exchanges in an Early Globalized Western World

Jeremy Ronkin in Recital

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Jeremy Ronkin performs a recital of French horn music by Paul Hindemith, Samuel Adler, and Bernhard Heiden. The program will include Hidemith's Alto Horn Sonata and his Sonata for Four Horns. Ronkin will be accompanied by pianist Nunè Hakobyan and hornists David Rufino, Neil Godwin, and Anne Howarth. Aficionados and novices welcome. Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Gamelan Concert

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

A performance by the Department of Music's Javanese Gamelan percussion orchestra. This event celebrates the ensemble's 20th anniversary. Free and open to the public.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Fermata Concert

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

The Spring 2018 Fermata Concert features music from talented student composers and performers. This Friday the 13th, come enjoy a program of 13 compositions. Admission is free, and there might also be light snacks.

Leaves by Karya Sezener
Reid Merzbacher, Violin
Natasha Rosario, Cello
Karya Sezener, Piano
Interleaved by Matthew Haronian
Nate McDermott, Piano

AMP Voice Masterclass with Rebecca Folsom

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Steinert Hall

A masterclass for voice students in Brown's Applied Music Program. This event features guest Rebecca Folsom and is open to the public for observation.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Piano Masterclass with Sang Woo Kang

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Students from the Brown University Applied Music Program participate in a masterclass with guest pianist Sang Woo Kang. The event is open to the public for observation.

To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Lauren Bitsoli [401-863-3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

About Sang Woo Kang

The Notes of Country: Charlie Blasberg Senior Thesis Performance

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Join Charlie Blasberg (Music History/Theory/Composition '18) as he performs and discusses original compositions from "The Notes of Country," a senior honors thesis. "The Notes of Country" is a collection seven pieces for solo piano, each embodying a different style - from minuet to rock.  The songs are bound together by a four-note theme from Keith Jarrett's "Country."  This project explores how a simple phrase can lead to a broad array of sounds through reference, imitation, and transformation.

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