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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.

Lydian String Quartet: Love and Death, Part 1
Saturday, January 20, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
Brandeis' resident string quartet--violinists Andrea Segar and Judith Eissenberg, violist Mark Berger, and cellist Joshua Gordon--perform music of Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Thomas Adès. 

Andrea Segar, violin with Angela Kim, piano
Sunday, January 28, 3 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet first violinist Andrea Segar performs with acclaimed pianist Angela Kim.

Evan Hirsch, piano
Saturday, February 10, 8 p.m.
Brandeis instructor and internationally renowned pianist Evan Hirsch performs. Free and open to the public.

Aldo Abreu, recorder
Sunday, February 11, 3 p.m.
The famed soloist and chamber musician, known as the "Jimi Hendrix of recorders," performs with Brandeis faculty/emeriti Nancy Armstrong, Frances Fitch, Sarah Mead, and Daniel Stepner. Free and open to the public.

The Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio Annual Concert
Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m.

A musical tribute to the late composer Ruth Lomon, a longtime Women’s Studies Research Center scholar, featuring Cappella Clausura (Amelia LeClair, director). Presented by the Women’s Studies Research Center. Free and open to the public.

Joshua Gordon, cello and Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m.

The Lydian String Quartet’s Joshua Gordon and longtime musical partner Randall Hodgkinson perform.

A Tribute to Irving Fine
Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m.

This year’s tribute to composer, educator, and founder of the School of Creative Arts features the Philadelphia-based Dolce Suono Ensemble (Mimi Stillman, artistic director). Free and open to the public.

Lydian String Quartet: Love and Death Part 2
Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.
(preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
The renowned quartet returns with Beethoven’s String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1, Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2, and a world premiere from 2017 LSQ Commission Prizewinner Saad Haddad.

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

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.

A Night in Indonesia: Javanese Gamelan
Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m.
(preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
MusicUnitesUS presents a transfixing, ethereal, full-flavored concert experience! Enjoy traditional Javanese foods while master musicians of the ancient gong orchestras from Java give a traditional gamelan performance.

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.

Javanese Gamelan Preview (MusicUnitesUS)
Wednesday, March 21, 12 p.m.

Lydian String Quartet: Sneak Peek
Wednesday, April 18, 12 p.m.

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.