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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.
Friday, January 20, 8 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet violist Mark Berger and guest artists Samuel Solomon (percussion) and Yoko Hagino (piano) perform Bach's Sarabande, Benjamin Britten’s Lachrymae, Ketty Nez’s transit out, Luciano Berio’s Naturale, and Berger’s own composition, Kaleidoscope.
BACH UNACCOMPANIED WORKSHOP BENEFIT CONCERT
Sunday, January 22, 3 p.m.
Professor emeritus Daniel Stepner (baroque and modern violins), Laura Jeppesen (viola da gamba), and Evan Hirsch (piano), perform Bach’s Inventions and Fugues, Sonatas by Bach and Poulenc, and Fantasies by Schoenberg and Fritz Kreisler to benefit the June 2017 Bach Unaccompanied Workshop at Brandeis. Tickets: $25/$15/$5.
DECADE PROJECT: 1910
Sunday, February 5, 3 p.m.
Andrea Segar, first violinist with the Lydian String Quartet, performs works by Jean Sibelius, Karol Szymanowski, Charles Ives, Anton Webern, and Ottorino Respighi with special guest pianist Angela Kim.
A TRIBUTE TO IRVING FINE
Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m.
Fine was the University’s Walter S. Naumburg Professor of Music from 1950-1962, and is the namesake of the Irving G. Fine professorship in the Department of Music. His work focused on lyricism, the twelve-tone system, and confident or unusual musical turns. This year’s tribute concert will feature special guest artists Zéphyros Winds. Free and open to the public.
TO SING AGAIN: THE SECOND ANNUAL ALFREDO AND DEMITRA DILUZIO CONCERT
Sunday, March 12, 3 p.m.
Featuring music by Marianna Martines (1744-1812), Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) and Ruth Lomon (1930-). Presented by the Women and Music Mix of the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center. Performed by Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band (Vivian Montgomery and Julia McKenzie, co-directors), pianist Sarah Bob, cellist Rhonda Rider, baritone Brian Church, tenor Michael Merullo, mezzo soprano Carrie Cheron, and soprano Kathryn Aaron. Admission is Pay What You Decide.
LYDIAN STRING QUARTET
Saturday, March 25, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
The legendary quartet continues their season with a performance of Haydn’s Quartet in D major (“Lark”), 2015 commission prizewinner Steven Snowden’s Appalachian Polaroids, Brahms’s Quintet in G major with guest violist Amadi Azikiwe, and a world premiere from Jon Nelson.
KALEIDOSCOPE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: JEWISH COMPOSERS AND THE HOLOCAUST
Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m.
Formed in 1996 by musicians with a wealth of chamber music experience, Kaleidoscope committed itself from the beginning to presenting a wide musical repertory, diverse in style, period, and instruments. This concert will feature music of composers that perished in the holocaust, including Ernst Krenek, Gideon Klein, and Leo Smit. The ensemble’s flutist, Jill Dreeben, is a Brandeis flute instructor. Tickets (door only): $20/$10/FREE
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.
ACROSS EAST ASIA: THE PAN PROJECT
Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
Co-founded by American sound artist and guqin (zither) player Jeff Roberts and the Korean musician gamin, PAN brings together masters of some of East Asia’s most expressive traditional instruments to improvise music spanning boundaries of culture, tonality and history. Joined by Korean percussionist Woonjung Sim, Taiwanese erhu (spike fiddle) player Ying-chieh Wang and Japanese flutist and taiko drummer Kaoru Watanabe, these artists are devising new forms of expression for ancient musical languages, creating soundscapes and multi media performances for the digital age.
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.
BRANDEIS CHAMBER SINGERS
Wednesday, February 15, 12 noon
ACROSS EAST ASIA: THE PAN PROJECT PREVIEW
Wednesday, March 1, 12 noon
LYDIAN STRING QUARTET: SNEAK PEEK
Wednesday, March 22, 12 noon
BOB NIESKE, BASS AND BILLY NOVICK, CLARINET
Wednesday, April 26, 12 noon
New music happens here. From the New Music Brandeis concert series to world premieres from faculty members Yu-Hui Chang, Eric Chasalow, and David Rakowski, Brandeis is a hub of exciting new work.
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.