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Marquee Concerts

The Brandeis Department of Music hosts an exceptional series of professional concerts each year featuring faculty and visiting artists. Unless otherwise noted, concerts are in Slosberg Music Center. Tickets are $20; $15 for Brandeis community and seniors; $5 for students. Purchase tickets through Brandeis Tickets at the Shapiro Campus Center, 781-736-3400.

Sonetti Spirituali
Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m.
The culmination of the Music, Sound & Text residency, this concert of Italian madrigals and Divine poetry will feature renowned renaissance viol consort Nota Bene with professional guest vocalists. Free and open to the public.

Daniel Stepner, violin with Mark Kagan, tenor and Judith Gordon, piano
Sunday, September 17, 3 p.m.
Brandeis professor emeritus Daniel Stepner and friends perform music of Bach (including the Chaconne and new transcriptions), Vaughan Williams, and Fauré.

Mark Berger, viola with Donald Berman, piano
Saturday, October 7, 8 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet violist Mark Berger performs classic and contemporary repertoire with acclaimed pianist Donald Berman.

Solar Winds Quintet
Saturday, October 28, 8 p.m.
Local favorite Solar Winds returns to the Slosberg stage for an evening of wind ensemble works, featuring Brandeis flute instructor Jill Dreeben. Tickets (door only): $20/$10/FREE.

Lydian String Quartet
Saturday, November 11, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
Brandeis’s resident string quartet—violinists Andrea Segar and Judith Eissenberg, violist Mark Berger, and cellist Joshua Gordon—perform.


MusicUnitesUS

Music can unite diverse cultures in our own neighborhoods and transcend boundaries in the global community. Join the exploration through concerts, workshops and open classes. For full residency schedules, visit musicunitesus.info. MusicUnitesUS is made possible in part by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and CDQ Charitable Trust.

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are in Slosberg Music Center. Tickets are $20; $15 for Brandeis community and seniors; $5 for students. Purchase tickets through Brandeis Tickets at the Shapiro Campus Center, 781-736-3400.

Home Within Encore
Saturday, November 4, 8 p.m.
The beloved 2015 audio-visual performance from Syria on the transformative power of art returns with clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh and visual artist Kevork Mourad.

Black in Europe
Saturday, November 18, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
Guest artists Castle of our Skins present music and stories of Black composers and musicians who have had a professional connection with the European Classical music world.


Music at Mandel

The Brandeis Department of Music and the Mandel Center for the Humanities present 6-7 free noontime concerts throughout the year. These concerts take place in the Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium, include a light lunch following the 45-60 minute performance, and are free and open to the public.

Music, Sound & Text
Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon

Brandeis Student Ensemble Preview
Wednesday, October 25, 12 noon

Lydian String Quartet: Sneak Peek
Wednesday, November 8, 12 noon


Brand New Music

New music happens here. From the New Music Brandeis concert series to world premieres from faculty members Yu-Hui Chang, Eric Chasalow, Erin Gee, and David Rakowski, Brandeis is a hub of exciting new work.


Brandeis Student Concerts

Brandeis’ outstanding student ensembles perform music ranging from classical to Renaissance to contemporary jazz. All student concerts take place in Slosberg Music Center, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public.