For the first time, students at Harvard Medical School in the Longwood area are participating in the annual Arts First festival, the University’s four-day celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Students in a Boston high school sacrificed some of their precious spring break to spend time with master trumpeter and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.
Artist and composer Wynton Marsalis returned to Sanders Theatre for his fourth lecture-performance at Harvard, an exploration of the strange alchemy of instinct, expertise, and empathy that jazz musicians need to “play and stay together.”
A diehard interpreter of the great American songbook and musical theater repertory, Barbara Cook surprised the audience at a recent Harvard master class by quoting a maverick music-maker.
The Harvard Glee Club and a Dorchester boys choir have joined forces over the past two years, performing together in concerts and at services, and establishing a fellowship.
Harvard music professor Anne Shreffler and a trio of graduate students have developed an exhibit based on the extensive material related to contemporary music patron Paul Fromm. “Composing the Future: The Fromm Foundation and the Music of Our Time” is on view at the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library through May 2.
Grad students discussed issues of appropriation and collaboration during “Africa Remix: Producing and Presenting African Musics Abroad” at the Barker Center.
The Broadway star Christine Ebersole shared her advice and some tricks of the trade with three undergraduates during a master class sponsored by Harvard’s Office for the Arts.
Each year, the Memorial Church offers the gift of song to the Harvard and Cambridge communities, with two moving services of carols. The Dec. 17 service is scheduled for 8 p.m.
A film and a discussion at Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library highlight Girls Rock Camp, which teaches girls and young women during summer sessions to find their inner musicians, shed some inhibitions, and celebrate themselves.
Harvard Professor Ingrid Monson during a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is exploring the music of Malian Neba Solo.
Three local jazz figures came to Harvard to explore their passion for the music and its future as a singular American art form.
Cultural historian and author Joseph Horowitz offered hope for the future of classical music orchestras in the form of innovative partnerships and collaborations.
Bryonn Bain introduced his new class, “Hip Hop and Spoken Word: Theater Performance Laboratory,” to a young crowd at Farkas Hall during Harvard’s Shopping Week.
The Harvard Summer Pops Band celebrated its 40th anniversary with a performance in Sanders Theatre on July 26. They will perform at 3 p.m. July 29 at Boston’s Hatch Shell.
Harvard’s Audio Preservation Studio, tucked away in a few rooms on Story Street, does the heavy lifting (and listening) required to make “loss-less” digital copies of archived sound artifacts in collections University-wide.
Harvard Professor of Music Richard Wolf fell in love with the vina, a South Indian lute, while in college. Now he uses his passion for the vina and other non-Western instruments to help others learn how to play and understand music from other cultures.
After years of planning, an effort once spearheaded by the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes to install a new organ in the Memorial Church will fill its halls with music.
Violinist Adrian Anantawan was born without a right hand, but has become a renowned professional violinist. He now is enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Arts in Education Program, with the goal of helping other disabled students in their artistic and creative development.
The musician Prince’s painful past as a child of divorce is the key to understanding what makes him tick — and what makes him an icon to Generation X, according to Touré, the cultural critic and author. Touré is presenting the Alain LeRoy Locke Lecture Series.
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student Matthew Mugmon will be one of seven panelists convened by the New York Philharmonic for a worldwide, online discussion on Harvard alumni Leonard Bernstein’s groundbreaking tours to the former Soviet Union, Japan, Europe, and South America.
During a lecture that is part of a series of master classes sponsored by Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard Professor Ingrid Monson explored the genius behind John Coltrane’s 1965 jazz album “A Love Supreme.”
As a liberal arts college, Harvard trains its students broadly so they can adapt nimbly to a rapidly changing world. Increasingly, appreciating and participating in music are integral parts of student life.
At Harvard as part of an ongoing lecture and performance series, musician and composer Wynton Marsalis met with the Harvard community for two far-reaching discussions in which music and the arts played seminal roles.