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 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”
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.
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.
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.
Lecture: Some Favored Nook – Setting Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s Words to Music
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Brown University Orchestra performs 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.
Giuseppi Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
Kinan Azmeh: Clarinet Concerto (East Coast premiere)
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5