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.

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.

Voice Masterclass with Jessica Rivera

Friday, March 1, 2019

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Steinert Center


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

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.

Ed Tomassi Quartet

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Ed Tomassi Quartet performs at Grant Recital Hall. Admission is free an open to the public.

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.

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.

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: Brown University Orchestra

Thursday, March 7, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

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)

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. There will be a spoken-word portion of the program on March 8 to celebrate Anthony’s life.

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