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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.

Composing Women: Music by Women Past and Present
(The Annual Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio Concert)

Sunday, January 27, 3:30 p.m.
The Mockingbird Trio and guests perform 2018 Miriam Gideon Prize winner Dana Maiben's "The Green House" and more. Presented by the Women and Music Mix of the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. Pay what you decide at the door.

Gordon and Hodgkinson Duo
Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet cellist Joshua Gordon and pianist Randall Hodgkinson perform music of Beethoven, Fauré and Ives with special guest Andrea Segar, violin (Lydian String Quartet).

Aleck Karis, piano
Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.
The internationally acclaimed pianist performs Debussy’s Children’s Corner Suite and Etudes, plus Stravinsky’s Sonata for piano. Free and open to the public.

Solar Winds Quintet: KINETIC
Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m.
Brandeis flute instructor Jill Dreeben and company perform music by Peter Van Zandt Lane, Libby Larsen, Robert S. Cohen and more. Tickets (available at the door only): $20/$10/FREE.  

A Tribute to Irving Fine
Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.
The Lydian String Quartet’s Mark Berger (viola) and Joshua Gordon (cello) will be joined by outstanding guest artists Charles Dimmick (violin) and Leslie Amper (piano) in the music department’s annual celebration of the composer, educator, and founder of the School of Creative Arts. Free and open to the public.

Straight B's with Evan Hirsch, piano
Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.
Faculty pianist Evan Hirsch performs variations by Beethoven and Brahms, Out of Doors by Béla Bartok, and more. Free and open to the public.

The Lydian Octet
Sunday, March 31, 3 p.m.
Lydian String Quartet players past and present perform the delightful Mendelssohn Octet. Andrea Segar, Wilma Smith, Daniel Stepner, and Judith Eissenberg, violins; Mark Berger and Gillian Ansell, violas; Joshua Gordon and Rhonda Rider, cellos. Proceeds to benefit the Mary Ruth Ray Fund.

Lydian String Quartet:  Love and Death, Part III
Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. (pre-concert talk, 7 p.m.)
The celebrated quartet—Andrea Segar and Judith Eissenberg, violins; Mark Berger, viola; Joshua Gordon, cello—perform Puccini’s “Crisantemi,” Britten’s String Quartet No. 3, and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.”

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.

The Notion of Melody – An Interweaving of Culture and Spirit
Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m. (pre-concert talk, 7 p.m.)
Led by Maori composer Horomona Horo, Australian composer Ian Munro and Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate. Musicians: Gillian Ansell (viola), Judith Eissenberg (violin), Rhonda Rider (cello) and Wilma Smith (violin).

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.

Undergraduate Student Showcase
Wednesday, February 13, 12 noon

MusicUnitesUS Preview: The Notion of Melody
Wednesday, March 27, 12 noon

Lydian String Quartet: Sneak Peek
Wednesday, April 10, 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.