Events Archive

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Sayles Hall Auditorium

**** Due to inclement weather, the Friday concert has been canceled. If you have a ticket to the Friday, March 2 concert, your ticket will be honored at the Saturday, March 3, 8pm performance. If you purchased your ticket and wish to request a refund, please contact lauren_bitsoli@brown.edu. Thank you for your cooperation. ****

Daniel Harp conducts the Brown University Orchestra. Electric violinist Tracy Silverman performs as soloist.

Program

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Sayles Hall Auditorium

Daniel Harp conducts the Brown University Orchestra in a program of works by Leonard Bernstein, Tracy Silverman, and Jean Sibelius. Electric violinist Tracy Silverman performs as soloist on his composition "Love Song to the Sun" which was co-commissioned by Brown University and features interactive video projections created by Brown Professor of Music Todd Winkler.

Program

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide

Music Now with Butch Rovan

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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 Butch Rovan

MEME Colloquium with Matt Wellins

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 112

This colloquium featuring Matt Wellins is free and open to the public. Wellins is an artist, scholar, and PhD candidate at Wesleyan University working in digital media and sonic arts practices.

About the Talk

Ensemble Dal Niente Residency Concert

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

Acclaimed chamber music group Ensemble Dal Niente performs works written by guest composer George Lewis, Brown University faculty Wang Lu and Eric Nathan, and Brown student composers Maita Eyzaguirre, Max Friedman, William Hawkins, Reid Merzbacher, Jameson Taber, and Amber Vistein. The concert is free and open to the public.

About Ensemble Dal Niente

Music Now with George Lewis

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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 George Lewis

Ensemble Dal Niente Composition Residency

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

Acclaimed chamber music group Ensemble Dal Niente prepares works written by guest composer George Lewis, Brown University faculty Wang Lu and Eric Nathan, and Brown student composers Maita Eyzaguirre, Max Friedman, William Hawkins, Reid Merzbacher, Jameson Taber, and Amber Vistein.

This portion of the residency is open to the public for observation. The concert portion occurs the following night.

Music Now with Tania Leon

Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Cuban American composer and conductor, long time teacher, and mentor, Tania León is coming to Brown Music Department to present her music and talk about her unique experience as an artist. The talk will be part of the Music Now series on Friday afternoon from 1-2pm at Orwig 109. It’s free and open to public.

About the Artist

OPENING RECEPTION | Brian House: Fascists, Lovers, and Other Lonely Ghosts

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

Exhibition dates: February 6-15, 2018
Exhibition hours: 3:00-8:00pm weekdays; 1:00-5:00 weekends
Opening reception February 6th, 7-9pm

"Fascists, Lovers, and Other Lonely Ghosts" is a Brian House's installation about falling in and out of synchrony. A collection of small entities learn to listen to one another and negotiate a collective pulse. But visitors can disrupt their relationships by moving them around, creating a cascade of rhythms.

PULSATIONS [BITUMEN]

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm. Seating is first come, first serve. No late admittance, no seating after start of concert. Please arrive early!

Audrey Chen & Phil Minton Voice Performance

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

With primary focus on the interplay between the uttered sounds of the mouth and vocal chords, Minton and Chen plumb the depths of their most inherent and bodily instruments. Their improvisations are fearless, fragile, hungry, passionate, riotous, ululating and animalistic, yet are also in all respects, human. They express, pronounce and intensely articulate (in their fashion) the many nuanced shades of their individual and collaborative conditions.

Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

Mixing musical styles from Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon.

This free concert is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 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.

NEMISIG Jam Session

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

This regional meeting for Music Information Retrieval researchers who work at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and music. NEMISIG is supported by the C.V Starr Foundation Lectureship fund with additional support from Spotify.

Info and RSVP here.

Music Now with Kate Soper

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

concert~

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

Throughout this semester, the students of Real-time Systems (MUSC 1210) have experimented with MaxMSP and used digital signal processing techniques to create unique performance systems, instruments, and collaborations focused on real-time processes.

Concert: Building Musical Instruments MUSC 1240I

Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

This end-of-term concert for "Building Musical Instruments" (MUSC 1240I) is free and open to the public. In "Building Musical Instruments," the students study and create expressive musical sound by building acoustic, analog, and digital instruments. Using sonic goals as inspiration for design features, they build handheld acoustic instruments, contact microphones, basic synthesizers, and digital controllers, and they consider the ways in which these distinct objects can work together to form a musical performance system.

MEME Ensemble Final Concert

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Fulton Rehearsal Hall

The Electroacoustic Improv Ensemble (also known as the MEME Ensemble) is an group devoted to free improvisation with new media. Experimental approaches to sound and focused listening techniques are explored with acoustic instruments, live electronics, real-time video, together with networked improvisation, and more. This end-of-term concert is free and open to the public.

Fermata Concert

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Fermata gives its end-of-term concert. Fermata is a student music group that works to build connections across campus and initiate collaboration between composers and performers. The board organizes a concert once a semester to showcase student works in diverse styles and genres. Fermata aims to make participation in any and all capacities as accessible as possible for people of all experience levels and backgrounds.