Events Archive

Brown University Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble

Saturday, November 23, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Brown University Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Plouffe, perform a free concert at Grant Recital Hall.

Percussion Ensemble
Rondo Fantastica (2011) by Jared Spears (b.1936)

Wind Symphony
Noisy Wheels of Joy (2001) by Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
Dusk (2004) by Steven Bryant (b.1972)
Oscillation (2011) by Sean O’Loughlin (b.1972)
With Heart and Voice (2001) by David R. Gillingham (b.1947)

Recital: David Sacks, piano

Saturday, November 23, 2019

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

A solo piano recital by David Sacks ’22 featuring works by Chopin and Elliott Carter. 75 minutes of music, followed by reception. Admission and food free of charge.

Program

Elliott Carter: Piano Sonata (1945-1946, rev. 1982)
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Friday, November 22, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by John Harbison and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The featured soloist for this performance is cellist Daniel Harp. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Program Open House

Friday, November 22, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Steinert Center

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The Department of Music invites prospective PhD candidates to attend an open house to learn more about the PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. This event will provide guests with an overview of our research, curriculum, production resources, and an introduction to our community. The graduate program director, faculty, and current students will be on hand to answer questions.

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Program Facilities Tour

Friday, November 22, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Studio 3

The Department of Music invites prospective PhD candidates to attend an open house to learn more about the PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. This event will provide guests with an overview of our research, curriculum, production resources, and an introduction to our community. The graduate program director, faculty, and current students will be on hand to answer questions.

Music Now with John Harbison

Friday, November 22, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building

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Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. These talks are free and open to the public. This week’s guest is renowned composer John Harbison. As part of Harbison’s residency at Brown University, his Cello Concerto, performed by soloist Daniel Harp, features on the program of the Brown University Orchestra’s concerts on November 21 and 22.

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Thursday, November 21, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by John Harbison and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The featured soloist for this performance is cellist Daniel Harp. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students

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Master Class with John Harbison

Thursday, November 21, 2019

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

Composer John Harbison leads a master class with students who will perform two of his chamber music works on the Brown University Orchestra programs on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22. This masterclass is open to the public for observation.

Thanks Victor (featured on 11/21/19 BUO program)
Musicians: Derek Xu and Maria Zou, violins; Annie Wu, viola; Charlotte Whatley, cello

Brown Bag Concert

Thursday, November 21, 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.

Program

Leon Boellman: Op. 25, No.4, Toccata
Nicholas Scott, organ

Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio, Op.40—II. Scherzo: Allegro
Ben Johnson, violin | Josiah Blackwell-Lipkind, horn | Katie Gu, piano

Voice Masterclass with Jesse Blumberg

Monday, November 18, 2019

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Department of Music hosts a voice masterclass lead by Jesse Blumberg. The event is designed primarily for the benefit of Brown University voice students in the Applied Music Program, but the public is welcome to attend and observe. Admission is free.

Javanese Gamelan Concert

Sunday, November 17, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

A concert of traditional music of the Gamelan orchestra of Central Java, Indonesia. Performed under the direction of I. M. Harjito and Marc Perlman. Admission is free and open to the public.

In conversation with Open Mike Eagle

Monday, November 11, 2019

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

Join Brown postdoctoral fellow and rapper/producer Sammus (Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) in conversation with rapper, comedian, podcaster, and wrestler(?) Open Mike Eagle about songwriting and the business of making music in 2019. Since releasing his first solo record in 2010, Eagle has garnered critical acclaim from outlets like Pitchfork for his distinctive “art rap” style. In 2019 Eagle joined comedian Baron Vaughn to produce “The New Negroes,” a stand-up and music series that has appeared on Comedy Central and features other artists like MF Doom, Danny Brown, and Lizzo.

Chamber Music Masterclass with Merry Peckham

Saturday, November 9, 2019

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Department of Music hosts a masterclass lead by cellist Merry Peckham. While the event is principally for the benefit of students in the MUSC 0680 Chamber Music course, admission is open to the public for observation.

Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Akari Izumi, piano; Julianne Kim, violin; Adam Wang, cello

Brahms: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101
Mo Liu, piano; Galen Winsor, violin; Benjamin Glanz, cello

Brown University Chorus Concert

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

The Brown University Chorus, directed by Stephan Griffin, perform a concert with instrumental accompaniment by members of Community MusicWorks. The program includes works by Caroline Shaw, Dieterich Buxtehude, Shawn Kirchner, and Ysaye Barnwell. Tickets: $10 general admission; free with student ID.

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