Events Archive

Violin Masterclass with Jennifer Frautschi

Sunday, March 17, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am

Grant Recital Hall

A masterclass co-presented by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and lead by violinist Jennifer Frautschi. Students from the Brown Department of Music to perform for Ms. Frautschi. Free and open to the public for observation.

Concert: Brown University Chorus and Chamber Choir

Saturday, March 16, 2019

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Central Congregational Church

Frederick Jodry leads the Brown University Chorus, Chamber Choir, and a string quartet in a performance of music by Pizzetti, Walker, Holst, Victoria, Hogan, Bortniansky and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children and students with a valid student ID.


Brown University Wind Symphony

Friday, March 15, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Salomon Center for Teaching

Di Ciccio Auditorium

The Brown University Wind Symphony & Percussion Ensemble perform under the direction Matthew McGarrell. The concert is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag Concert

Thursday, March 14, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sayles Hall

Brown Bag Concerts are casual, free admission events showcasing Brown University musicians. At these concerts, guests are welcome to bring their lunch and come and go as they please.

The program for this event includes an improvised set by the Electroacoustic Improvisation Ensemble and excerpts from Café Music by Paul Schoenfield, Nikolai Kapustin’s Duet for Alto Saxophone and Cello, Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 1, and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, arranged for violin and piano.

Jazz Combos Concert

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Students from the Department of Music perform a jazz concert in various ensembles. Admission is free and open to the public.

Music Now with Matthew Morrison

Monday, March 11, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building


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: Mark Steinbach, Organ

Sunday, March 10, 2019

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sayles Hall

Mark Steinbach, University Organist, performs music of Messiaen, Hindemith, and J.S. Bach. Admission is free and open to the public.

Piano Extravaganza

Saturday, March 9, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

A recital featuring performances by piano ensembles – duets, music for 4 hands, etc – as well as other arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.

Concert: Brown University Orchestra

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

The Brown University Orchestra performs the March 8, 2019 concert in dedication to the memory of Anthony Brattoli. Anthony was a musician in the Brown University Orchestra (BUO), a winner of the BUO Concerto Competition in 2016-17, and member of the Class of 2019. Dedicatory remarks will be spoken as part of the March 8 program to celebrate Anthony’s life.

Guest artist Kinan Azmeh joins the Orchestra as soloist for the East Coast premiere of Azmeh’s Clarinet Concerto.

Concert: Brown University Orchestra

Thursday, March 7, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Mark Seto leads the Brown University Orchestra in concerts on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 in Sayles Hall Auditorium. Kinan Azmeh joins the Orchestra as soloist for the East Coast premiere of Azmeh’s Clarinet Concerto.



At the Push of a Button: Creative Expression in the Public Sphere of Myanmar

Thursday, March 7, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

Nightingale-Brown House

Lecture Room

Tea Shop is an autonomous, interactive space that has a simple motto (translated into English): “Free to use by all (in cost and content). No red tape, no exclusion, and no power bill (we use solar energy).” Outside the reach of state censure, this in-progress project uses social sculpture to implicitly engage issues of land-use planning, neocolonialism and listening that is specific to the concerns of those in Yangon using it to creatively express themselves.

Concert: Some Favored Nook

Sunday, March 3, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm

First Unitarian Church of Providence

A new dramatic song cycle from Brown University Assistant Professor, composer Eric Nathan, based on the incredible 24-year correspondence between poet Emily Dickinson and essayist, abolitionist, women’s rights advocate, and Colonel of the first black regiment in the Civil War, Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Some Favored Nook places Dickinson’s writings in the context of the Civil War and focuses on her private struggle as a female poet in a patriarchal society.

Brown Jazz Band 30-Year Reunion Concert

Saturday, March 2, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Salomon Center for Teaching

De Ciccio Auditorium

Brown Jazz Band to perform with Puerto Rican-born woodwind player and composer, Ricardo Pons, in the 32nd Annual Eric Adam Brudner ’84 Memorial Concert. The concert is part of a three-day residency, funded by The Department of Music and the Eric Adam Brudner ’84 Memorial Concert fund. Ricardo Pons will visit classes, attend rehearsals and perform on flute and saxophone. The concert is also, part of a celebration of thirty years of Jazz in the the curriculum at Brown.

Voices from Syria: MusicWorks Collective with Kinan Azmeh

Saturday, March 2, 2019

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium

This culminating concert features performances of works for strings and clarinet by Kinan Azmeh, Kareem Roustom, and Wang Lu.

Admission is free. Reservations here:

Ed Tomassi Quartet

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Ed Tomassi Quartet (Ed Tomassi, saxophone; Jim Bastian, guitar; Dave Zinno, bass; Mark Texiera, drums) performs at Grant Recital Hall. Admission is free an open to the public.