The 2015 Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute traced connections among inspiration, imagination, and creative work.
Feature on jazz pianist Vijay Iyer as part of the Practice series.
American audiences quickly embraced the Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler when he moved to the United States, and to a surprising degree, lecturer Federico Cortese told an Ed Portal audience.
During a panel discussion at Radcliffe, musicians in the diverse Silk Road Ensemble explained how they combine instruments, mesh traditions to make new music.
During a talk at the Graduate School of Design, composer Steve Reich’s haunting “WTC 9/11” demonstrated the unique ability of sound to recall not only the defining moment of loss, but the trauma that continually threatens to erase it from memory.
Performance artist Laurie Anderson delved into her inspirations and motivations as she gave the Music Department’s Louis C. Elson Lecture.
In a visit to Harvard, Marin Alsop discussed some of the challenges she has faced as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
In May, Matt Aucoin’s “Crossing” will premiere with the American Repertory Theater as part of the theater’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
A new online exhibit sheds light on the creative process of Sir Georg Solti, a giant in 20th-century classical music.
Max Tan ’15 will be the featured violin soloist during a March concert by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
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Joint exhibitions at Houghton Library and Loeb Music Library mark the 300th anniversary of composer C.P.E. Bach’s birth and the first publication of his complete works, as well as discoveries and acquisitions that were made along the way.
Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock begins his post as the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard with some wisdom from Miles Davis. Hancock’s next lecture, “Breaking the Rules” will take place Feb. 12.
Wynton Marsalis and an all-star ensemble gave a capacity crowd at Sanders Theater a musical history of the roots of jazz in New Orleans.
Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell delivers a master class on song interpretation as part of Harvard's Wintersession program.
Wynton Marsalis will conclude his six-lecture series at Sanders Theatre on Jan. 30. Tickets, which are free, will be available for the Harvard community on Jan. 28 and the public on Jan. 29.
Harvard had a role in the creation of a few of the holiday season’s most durable carols and light tunes, including the haunting English words to “O Holy Night.”
The Silk Road Ensemble was back at Harvard for a residency with faculty, students, and crafting new compositions using the Ganges River as inspiration.
Jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra treated a Sanders Theatre audience to a master class Thursday evening that re-created a pivotal quarter century of jazz innovation.
Club Passim remains a vital part of the Harvard Square scene, as well as a venue that has attracted Harvard students for decades.
Wynton Marsalis will continue his lecture series this month, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Sanders Theatre on Sept. 26.