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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.

Nota Bene: Sonetti at Sunset and Sonetti Spirituali
Friday, September 15, 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m.
Sonetti at Sunset: Join renaissance viol consort Nota Bene for a “candlelight” meditative listening experience at Harlan Chapel.
Sonetti Spirituali: The renowned ensemble returns for a multimedia performance of Italian madrigals and Divine poetry at the Slosberg Music Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Dan Stepner and Friends
Sunday, September 17, 3 p.m.
Violinist and professor emeritus Daniel Stepner, tenor Mark Kagan, and pianist Judith Gordon perform music of Bach (including the Chaconne and new transcriptions), Vaughan Williams, and Fauré.

Fantasies, Fables and Fairy Tales
Saturday, October 7, 8 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet violist Mark Berger performs music of John Aylward (Brandeis alumnus), Persichetti, Prokofiev, and Schumann with preeminent 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
This concert has been RESCHEDULED for:
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 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 music of Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Thomas Adès.


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
Saturday, November 4, 8 p.m. (preconcert talk, 7 p.m.)
The acclaimed Syrian audio-visual performance on the transformative power of art returns with clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh and visual artist Kevork Mourad.

Castle of our Skins: Black in Europe and Beyond
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.

Setting the Sonetti
Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon

Fafali: Music and Dance from Ghana
Wednesday, October 25, 12 noon

Chamber Music with Mark Berger and Joshua Gordon
Wednesday, November 8, 12 noon

Lydian String Quartet: Sneak Peek
This concert has been RESCHEDULED for:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 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.