Events Archive

Lecture: Some Favored Nook – Setting Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s Words to Music

Friday, March 1, 2019

5:00pm - 6:30pm

John Hay Library

Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan will speak about the creative process of composing the dramatic song cycle Some Favored Nook, created in collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell. Nathan will speak about the art of setting Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s words to music, the collaborative workshop process, and the music of composers Amy Beach and Copland, which will also be featured in a FirstWorks performance on March 3 at 2pm at the First Unitarian Church, where Some Favored Nook will receive its New England Premiere.

Voice Masterclass with Jessica Rivera

Friday, March 1, 2019

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Steinert Center

105

Soprano and guest artist Jessica Rivera conducts a voice masterclass with Brown University students. This event is open to the public for observation.

Ms. Rivera sings in the March 3 performance of Some Favored Nook. More information about that event may be found here.

Panel Discussion: Music in Times of Conflict

Thursday, February 28, 2019

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

This community conversation, presented in partnership with the Providence Public Library, links the concert to the ongoing Syrian crisis. The panel features composers Kinan Azmeh and Kareem Roustom along with representatives from Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, which provides ongoing support to Syrian refugees in Rhode Island. PPL’s Programs & Exhibitions Director Christina Bevilacqua will moderate.

Masterclass with Fabio Bidini

Sunday, February 24, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am

Grant Recital Hall

A masterclass co-presented by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and lead by concert pianist Fabio Bidini. Students from the Brown Department of Music to perform for Mr. Bidini. Free and open to the public for observation.

Ran Dank Piano Masterclass

Saturday, February 23, 2019

11:00am - 12:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

Ran Dank, presented by the Rhode Island Philharmonic, leads a piano masterclass at Brown University’s Grant Recital Hall. Participating pianists are Sophie Yang and David Sacks (Brown) and Sasha Floru (RI Philharmonic & Music School). This event is open to the public for observation.

Ran Dank, piano

Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank‘s pianism and musicality—captivating audiences and critics alike.

Music Now with Eduardo Herrera

Thursday, February 21, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

McKinney Conference Room

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.

This week’s guest is Eduardo Herrera, and his talk is entitled “Embodying Fandom: Soccer Chanting in Twentieth-century Argentina”

Concert: Kukuruz Quartet performs Julius Eastman and New Works

Friday, February 15, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium

The Kukuruz Quartet presents a concert for four upright pianos. The program features rarely played compositions by Julius Eastman with new works by Brown-affiliated artists Erik DeLuca, Alexander Dupuis, Seamus Hubbard Flynn, Kristina Warren, and Marcel Zaes. Admission is free and open to the public.

Music Now with the Kukuruz Quartet

Thursday, February 14, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. These talks are free and open to the public.

Byrd McDaniel Dissertation Defense

Friday, February 8, 2019

9:00am - 1:00pm

Department of Music

Orwig Music Building

112

Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Byrd McDaniel holds a Dissertation Defense on February 8, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm in Orwig Music Building, room 112.

Asha Tamirisa Dissertation Defense

Thursday, February 7, 2019

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Department of Music

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Studio 3

Computer Music and Multimedia PhD candidate Asha Tamirisa holds a Dissertation Defense on February 7, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm in Granoff Center, Studio 3.

Concert: Chartreuse

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

The string trio Chartreuse—comprising violinist Myra Hinrichs, violist Carrie Frey and cellist Helen Newby—commissions new works from composers across the globe. Chartreuse’s program at Grant Recital Hall features works by Brown students, a composition by Visiting Professor Kristina Warren, and more. This event is made possible in part through support from The Sara A. and Robert Reichley Concert Fund.

Lessons and Carols for Candlemas

Saturday, February 2, 2019

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Grace Church

The American Guild of Organists, Providence Chapter presents the Brown University Chorus, Frederick Jodry, director, and Vince Edwards, organist in a performance of
Choral Music and Readings for the Feast of Candlemas. The program includes works by Victoria, Holst, Hassler, Eccard, and Bortniansky. Admission is free and a reception follows the performance.

Music Now with Andrea Pensado

Monday, January 28, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building

109

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. These talks are free and open to the public.

Performance: Real-time Systems (MUSC 1210)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Studio 1

A performance of interactive electronic music by students from the fall 2018 MUSC 1210 course. Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1. Admission is free and open to the public.

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